• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2002
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 361 Ratings

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  • Summary: Lead multiple hero-characters into battle to fight alongside troops for an intense combat experience. Encounter all-new heroes and over 60 creatures in 6 massive campaigns and 24 scenarios.
    With an all-new game engine, lifelike isometric view, breathtaking graphics and richly detailed
    Lead multiple hero-characters into battle to fight alongside troops for an intense combat experience. Encounter all-new heroes and over 60 creatures in 6 massive campaigns and 24 scenarios.
    With an all-new game engine, lifelike isometric view, breathtaking graphics and richly detailed landscapes, the adventure map comes alive! With 48 Hero Classes and all-new skill and magic systems, summon all your strategic insight, tactical cunning and leadership abilities to ascend to the throne of this perilous new world! [3DO]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The title takes everything that has ever been great about the series and elevates it to the next level. The changes revitalize the Heroes formula and provide more strategic gameplay than the series has ever offered.
  2. HMM4 present a great combination of the old addictive gameplay, a new spell, combat and hero system and perfectly designed 2D isometric (the so-called 2½D) graphics, inspiring music and magical atmosphere which kept me glued to the screen constantly for thirty hours until I finished the first of the ten campaigns.
  3. With tons of new features and careful attention given to the original formula, the series remains one of the best in the genre.
  4. While I don’t think Heroes of Might and Magic IV is as good as "Heroes of Might and Magic III," it’s a game you can easily spend a month on, and there is enough variety in the game for it to be an entertaining month.
  5. 84
    It plays almost like a new game, but with soothing familiarity that fans of the series will no doubt appreciate.
  6. The spark might be there, but it doesn’t burn as bright as it has in the past.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    50
    The new combat system is an almost unmitigated disaster. [July 2002, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. W.Tamis
    May 4, 2002
    10
    It's a very cool game, and it rocks!
  2. RalphP.
    May 31, 2006
    10
    Whoever says this game is worse that 3 is ridiculous. This game has everything 3 didn't, especially graphics.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    10
    I understand those who say this game isn't a good HoMM (too much changes, I guess), although I disagree this opinion, but you cannot refuseI understand those who say this game isn't a good HoMM (too much changes, I guess), although I disagree this opinion, but you cannot refuse Heroes IV is a wonderful game. The gameplay is addictive, the graphics are beautiful and the soundtrack is gorgeous. HoMM IV probably is the game I have played for most time. And this means hundreds of hours thinking "just one turn more". For me, it has a lovely world such as Heroes II and a gameplay improved over the Heroes III standard with many changes. Some wrong, yes, but most are positive. In a nutshell, Heroes IV is one of the best games I have had the joy of playing, I really love it, this game will suck you in the wonderful world of Axeoth, full of stories and mysteries. Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2015
    8
    Of course, it's not as good as its predecessor, the legendary Heroes III, but the game is entertaining and addicting. Its mechanics areOf course, it's not as good as its predecessor, the legendary Heroes III, but the game is entertaining and addicting. Its mechanics are significantly different from what we know from other Heroes games - for example, heroes are not necessary in an army. Probably, IV will always be considered the black sheep of the Heroes franchise, but it's worth picking up and giving it a try. Once you let it speak for itself and show what's made of. Very underrated game. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2021
    7
    Gave it a try few times. It's ok but the downgrade from HoMM III is just too big. Just 6.5 because i expected a lot more.
  6. Jan 22, 2018
    5
    Этот текст здесь для того что бы оценка отобразилась в моем профиле.
  7. WellynR.
    May 25, 2002
    0
    This game is f.....g wank have New World Computing relized it before completing the game. It has the option to play multiplayer but when youThis game is f.....g wank have New World Computing relized it before completing the game. It has the option to play multiplayer but when you click on it you have to download an update. Expand

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