NFG Summary:Heroes of Annihilated Empires offers a captivating blend of role-playing and real-time strategy, immersing players in a rich fantasy world teeming with six diverse races. With the fate of these races in your hands, you’ll lead epic armies and face countless challenges on your quest for peace and prosperity. This game truly delivers a unique and engaging experience, where the weight of leadership and the future of entire civilizations rest on your shoulders.

NFG Score: 100

Categories: Real-Time, Strategy
Meta Score: 65
Store: Heroes of Annihilated Empires (Price: $ 2,98)
User Score: 78.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: cdv Software
Support Language: English, French, German, Russian
Publish Date: 2006-11-16


PC Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP
Latest Video and Sound drivers are highly recommended for optimal performance. For better game performance please close all background programs (instant messaging, antivirus, system monitoring).
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2Ghz or AMD Athlon XP 2000+, nVidia GeForce FX5200 or ATI Radeon 9000 Video card with 128MB Memory, 512MB RAM, DirectX 8.0 compatible Sound, 2.5 Gb Free Hard drive space
Recomended: Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+, nVidia GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X800 Video card, 1GB RAM, DirectX 8.0 compatible Sound, 2.5 Gb Free Hard drive space
Optional: Internet Connection for multiplayer game via Internet, Minimal: 56K Dial-Up Connection


Creating the Heroes of Annihilated Empires, far from making a game, we build a bridge to the world of imagination living deep inside in each of us. A world that has become an arena for six great races that are ready to engage in the conflict, never seen by these lands before. While leading heroes and mighty armies to victory, bringing your people to peace and prosperity you will encounter hundreds of obstacles on your way. Mixing role-playing game with real-time strategy, we deliver you a new experience and unique gameplay, where you can feel yourself the Hero of a legendary epic tale. This time it’s not about units, it’s about armies with thousands of soldiers that entrust their fate in your hands. It’s about responsibility taken by great leaders and future of entire races. Survival or extinction? It’s all up to you to decide. [GSC Game World]

Positive Comment(s)

A massive improvement on “Cossacks” and its kin, and it’s a real pleasure to play. [Nov 2006, p.86]82PC Zone UK
A strangely captivating mix of real time strategy and light roleplaying. [Feb 2009]80Pelit (Finland)

Negative Comment(s)

A decent gmae that gives strategy gamers a nice twist and smoething new. Not knowing how long until the other games arrive to finish the story kind of sucks.75Digital Entertainment News
Like a good pie, but with crap pastry on top. This is a game weighed down by an army of faults, but it’s still periodically entertaining. [Jan 2007, p.64]70PC Format
Basically, if solid gameplay without much in the way of innovation is good enough for you, Heroes of Annihilated Empires is certainly worth a look.703DAvenue
HoAE is sweet, and absorbs time reasonably pleasingly, but at no point does it ever manage to be anything accomplished. [Dec 2006, p.96]69PC Gamer UK
Only terrible AI, Starforce copy protection, and a semi-rare game-crashing bug ruin Heroes’ otherwise enjoyable gameplay. [Mar 2007, p.66]66PC Gamer
A forgettable experience all the way through. While we really like Elhant’s attitude, it’s the only thing that stands out as unique in this game.60IGN
The starkness of the choice – RTS or RPG – is quite arresting. Sadly, it was also plainly a balancing nightmare.60Eurogamer
The colorful presentational coating is tasty, but unfinished features and rotten artificial intelligence keep Heroes of Annihilated Empires from reaching its potential.60GameSpot
It’s a shame that a game that gets the mix of genres so right is hampered by such a great number of issues that all result in holding it back from realising its true potential.60PALGN
But with its clumsy combat, dim AI and generic plot, HoAE fails to add anything new to the already crowded fantasy based RTS genre.60GamesRadar+

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