Monday, 15 October 2012

HeroQuest PC-Game

HeroQuest is a turn-based Action/Roleplaying game. Originally a boardgame by the company Milton Bradley, HeroQuest was later made into a DOS game.
Now, HeroQuest has been remade for modern computers by Gerwin Broers. Download it here :

The storyline is a basic RPG cliche; you and three other players (or just you playing as all four) are four heroes who have just finished your training and now are sent out into the world to help people. There are literally hundreds of "quests" to complete which makes for a long playtime. HeroQuest also comes with a level editor which allows you to make your own quests and campaigns. You can put these onto Gerwin Broers' website so that others may fight in your custom-built dungeon.

A Diablo-style "Dungeon" mode is also included. In Dungeon Mode you choose to be one of the four preset hero classes (Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf or Wizard) and venture into a randomly-created dungeon with infinite levels. This , together with the Level Editor, make HeroQuest infinitely replayable.

The graphics have been changed a little bit from the original graphics of the DOS version. The blurry Isometric bitmap-ish sprites of the DOS version have been replaced with a much clearer, sleeker, top-down 2D style.

HeroQuest features great graphics and replayability. Unfortunately, the lack of customizability in your characters (as was the case in the original boardgame) was a big letdown for me. You do not name your characters, nor do you choose their character classes or race; it is all preset.

HeroQuest is very simple; it is a sort of Diablo "Lite", recommended for people who prefer simplicity in their games.

HeroQuest comes with an extensive game manual and a tutorial to match.
For all its faults, which I must say are few, HeroQuest is an excellent remake of the original DOS game.

I give HeroQuest:

Graphics: 3/5
Sound: 4/5
Gameplay: 4/5
Replayability: 5/5
Customisation: 3.5/5

Total: 3.9/5

Review by: The Ringmaster, source :

1 comment:

  1. I played this game for hours on end back in the day.


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