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Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War PC

The second official expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic IV, which was developed by the New World Computing studio and released in the spring of 2002.

This is Heroes of Might and Magic IV expansion pack.

Strategy | fantasy | turn-based | Might & Magic | RPG elements

Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War Release Date PC


developer: New World Computing publisher: 3DO Company Official website

English language game language: English

The immense popularity of the third installment of the Heroes of Might & Magic series has mostly been achieved due to its remarkable expansions (e.g. The Shadow of Death). It was certain, almost from the very beginning, that Heroes of Might & Magic IV would also receive various expansions. Six months after the release of HoMMIV: The Gathering Storm the second expansion – titled Winds of War, has been released.


The action of the expansion takes place in the kingdom of Channon, which lies on the northern continent of the land of Axeoth. It has become the target of a concentrated attack by five hostile armies, which crave the riches that lie in the kingdom’s capital city – Ryloss.


The expansion introduces 6 campaigns („To Rule the World”, „Barbarian Hordes”, „The Magnificent One”, „Enough is Enough”, „Death March” and „The Last Bastion”) which span over the area of 40 new maps, some of which have been created by the fans of the series. Each of the campaigns allows the players to lead one of the invading armies. The sixth campaign is unique, as all five leaders will be involved in a final battle on the same map, and the winner will claim dominion over the kingdom of Channon.

Heroes of Might & Magic IV: Winds of War brings a wide range of novelties to the production. They include, e.g. new locations (Goblin Armory, Ward of Sorcery, Gargantuan Dell, Dark Knight’s Sanctum, Siege Workshop and the Beast Pen), five new heroes, three new units (Catapult, Megadragon and Frenzied Gnasher), as well as several artefacts.

Technical aspects

The developers have also prepared a brand new soundtrack, which they have included in the expansion. Considering the creativity of the HoM&M IV fans, the map editor has also seen a few changes, and now allows the players to, e.g. create their own custom assests.

Last updated on 30 July 2010

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

Media type: 1 CD

User score: 8,2 / 10 based on 473 votes.

PEGI rating Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium II 400MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • 16 MB graphic card
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