• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2002
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 353 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 353
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  1. Sep 10, 2011
    7
    It has some very cool features, but it lacks in good combat. Luckily, to make it up, there are completely different strategies, and you need to adapt to them. Worth it if you are looking for something different from HoMM3.
  2. Jan 1, 2016
    7
    It would be a really solid game, if it was finished. Some graphical assets are obviously placeholders, some mechanics don't work exacly as they were intended to. And there's an unfinished, crippled AI, that makes playing this game single player a pointless bore-fest.
    It's still a blast on hot seats.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    7
    This game is a solid title, not the best but one that can be played with joy. I would say the most detracting thing is chopping animations and generally boxy and bland strategic map. On the other side, interface, music and drawn portraits are top-notch. Gameplay improvements are in my opinion, real improvements. It feels like Master of Magic in some aspects. All in all, a solid 7/10This game is a solid title, not the best but one that can be played with joy. I would say the most detracting thing is chopping animations and generally boxy and bland strategic map. On the other side, interface, music and drawn portraits are top-notch. Gameplay improvements are in my opinion, real improvements. It feels like Master of Magic in some aspects. All in all, a solid 7/10 because it's a mixed bag, but enjoyable. Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2018
    5
    Этот текст здесь для того что бы оценка отобразилась в моем профиле.
  5. Dec 17, 2014
    5
    This is certainly the worst heroes game.It is insanely difficult and the vulnerability of your hero makes the game irritating as you can lose an easy battle simply because your hero died.The only really good thing about heroes 4 is its soundtrack.Oh okay it has good story too but how can you enjoy it when you are losing all the time?I finished heroes 3 without problem so what is the matterThis is certainly the worst heroes game.It is insanely difficult and the vulnerability of your hero makes the game irritating as you can lose an easy battle simply because your hero died.The only really good thing about heroes 4 is its soundtrack.Oh okay it has good story too but how can you enjoy it when you are losing all the time?I finished heroes 3 without problem so what is the matter with this game? Expand
  6. Feb 11, 2019
    6
    Heroes IV is the sequel to the famous Heroes 3, which was imo the best in the series.

    Heroes IV improved some Technical qualities from its prequel, also it added the concept of a hero fighting with his army instead of just casting spells, so it made the gameplay more fun as hero so that you could make proper builds and use some neat artifacts. From a technical point its pretty good.
    Heroes IV is the sequel to the famous Heroes 3, which was imo the best in the series.

    Heroes IV improved some Technical qualities from its prequel, also it added the concept of a hero fighting with his army instead of just casting spells, so it made the gameplay more fun as hero so that you could make proper builds and use some neat artifacts.

    From a technical point its pretty good.
    The music and soundtrack is also good, some relaxing tunes in the background while you explore and the battle themes are epic.
    The story is still the same quality from its prequel, a very shallow quick stories for the campaign with little lore.
    The Gameplay however is much better in III. In terms of Combat i enjoyed the 4th more but it misses a lot on the gameplay variety, the castle battles, the buildings and the maps are better in the prequel.
    The A.I is much worse than 3, the A.I is so bad it makes the whole combat less challenging.

    Other than that the game is pretty close to the quality of the 3rd, and i dont understand why it got a lot of backlash for trying different things back then.

    6.5/10
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  7. Oct 9, 2019
    6
    Gave it a try few times. It's ok but the downgrade from HoMM III is just too big. Just 6 because i expected a lot more.
  8. May 27, 2020
    7
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Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Computer Gaming World
    50
    The new combat system is an almost unmitigated disaster. [July 2002, p.73]
  2. 87
    The great balance and fabulous background of the game are simply outstanding.
  3. 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.