Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero

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Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero

DOS - 1989

Also released on: Amiga - Atari ST

Alt names הרצון לעוצמה, クエスト・フォー・グローリィ, 英雄傳奇, Hero's Quest I: So You Want To Be A Hero, Quest For Glory: So You Want To Be A Hero
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States (1989)
United States (1990)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1993)
Genre Adventure, Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Fantasy, Graphic Adventure, Real-Time
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc., U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives 3rd-Person, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.52 / 5 - 78 votes

Description of Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero is a video game published in 1989 on DOS by Sierra On-Line, Inc., U.S. Gold Ltd.. It's an adventure and role-playing (rpg) game, set in a fantasy, real-time and graphic adventure themes, and was also released on Amiga and Atari ST.

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Comments and reviews

mobilehead 2024-03-17 0 point Amiga version

Excellent adventure game from Sierra. The game that was way ahead of its time with a non-linear concept and almost sand-box approach to deal with things. Love it!

Tony 007 2022-10-20 1 point

If you want the game to work on modern systems, go to gog.com and buy it. it's a few dollars.

Dashdin Farseer 2022-03-31 0 point

I am ready to play.

Ra 2018-07-08 -1 point

Hello my operating system is running with 64 bit. I am unable to run the program due to incompatibility with 64 bit. is there anything i can do? Thank you

dfortae 2018-01-12 3 points

I review Hero's Quest, So You Want To Be a Hero here: http://youtu.be/LQG9NAkopQA

Red 2017-08-26 3 points

I think it would be totally awesome since this game was so popular back in the day if they made a Windows version of this and kept it original because I would guaranteed buy it in a heartbeat!!
Anyway you can get this message to the Developers?

hate technology 2017-07-29 -2 points Amiga version

what emulator do I need to download to play this rom????????

Sam 2017-07-19 0 point


Your warmth filled sweet review touched my heart bro'... faraway in India!

Moxie 2017-03-12 2 points

I enjoyed this game when it was new, and it's sequels. Shame somebody can't port them to iPad

James K 2016-03-05 0 point

I downloaded the zip devil and the heros quest game on my MAC, what do i need to do in order to play the game. A browser came up saying to drag files to zid devil dock, what files? I have tried the ones i downloaded, nothing seems to work.

EXFKaty 2015-12-30 0 point DOS version

This was so fun, but now I have a huge problem! The end sequence after I win the game kind of freezes. I don't see any scene nor do I get the option to export my character. I made a great character and I just downloaded Trial by Fire and want to use that character there. Can anyone help?!?!? Please tell me I didn't lose this! Would I have to have downloaded from GOG for the character to be importable? Help would be so appreciated! katyotto@gmail.com

pawel 2015-12-27 8 points

best game ever made !!!

Hulsie 2015-05-02 4 points DOS version

My mind was absolutely blown when I first saw this game. It's one of the best ever, hands down. Nothing compares. It totally paved the way for today's adventure/RPG hybrids. Required for all gaming afficionados!

Hero from the Quest 2014-10-20 1 point DOS version

I played the hell out of this game for years and the most amazing part was being able to import your characters throughout the series. Yes you can start as a magic user and gimp to have all skills which makes the game a lot more fun! TRI-CLASS BABY! Import to the 2nd game will glitch and allow you to start as a paladin! Get the whole series!

follier 2013-11-20 1 point DOS version

I played this game many, many times. The repeat playthrough is, for some reason, fun every time.

The music, lore, and humor sticks with you. My love of cultural-references, puns, and mythology stem in large part from this game and its sequels.

In the off-chance that the creators of this game ever read this, thank you. Your creation has given me a lot of joy over the years. Thank you.

von player 2013-08-23 -1 point DOS version

Don't play qfg5. It's maldeveloped. Try the origional article first, if you have any interest in typing, and entering your own actions. The VGA features, and point and click and menus are a fine developement, but if you want an origional experience, the text entry is the way to go.

S. 2012-06-05 1 point DOS version

if i remember correctly u can choose magic user and spend ur points on thief skills. u start off gimp in both things that way but u can train it all in-world...

dingo 2011-04-23 3 points DOS version

A wonderful game!!!
It combined the then-classic graphic adventure genre of Sierra (King's Quest) with a character-developement system of pen-and-paper RPGs. This in itself was WAY beyond time.
But Lori-Ann and Corey Cole, the designers (look out for their "School for Heroes" on the Internet and the Shannara computer game by them) put it into a well-formed background with consistent magic and lore system, spiced it with creatures of mystery and wonder and many, MANY in-joke, puns, and other humourous references.
It is quite a different game as magic user, thief or warrior, more so than the other games of the series - which was planned to have four installments for each classic element (V, Dragon Fire, is not yet abandonware; III, Wages of War, was put in the middle and doesn't deal with a specific element).

Frankly, I like the EGA version better than the VGA version; but as all the other games beginning with III are VGA games, you might want to play it in the VGA version. A VGA version of QFG2, Trial by Fire, was made under license by AGD Interactive and is freeware.

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Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero was also released on the following systems:


Atari ST

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