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DOS - 1991

Also available on: Acorn 32-bit - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Commodore 64 - ZX Spectrum

Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom
Genre Role-Playing (RPG), Strategy
Theme Board / Party Game, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Turn-based
Publisher Gremlin Graphics Software Limited
Developer 221B Software Development
Perspectives Isometric, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.46 / 5 - 52 votes

Description of HeroQuest

A great PC version of the equally underrated board game of the same name from Games Workshop, Hero Quest is an isometric tabletop strategy/RPG game that simplifies RPG statistics without simplifying gameplay.

As in the board game, up to 5 players can play the game as wizard, elf, barbarian or dwarf in a quest to banish the evil wizard. Secret doors, traps and treasure abound in this turn-based, mission-based game. Good game in every respect and severely underrated.

Those who like this game should also try Space Crusade another Games Workshop boardgame conversion based on the much-improved version of the game engine.

Review By HOTUD

HeroQuest has an addon available: HeroQuest: Return of the Witch Lord, don't miss it!

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Comments and reviews

theruler 2023-07-27 -1 point DOS version

The Italian version has a bug, as soon as you try to load or save the game crashes (freezes in a wrong opcode loop). The bug was present also in the original version.
@FEX, I've fixed it when working on the translation, see the forum for more info:

the italian original translation was beyond poor...

theruler 2023-06-30 0 point DOS version

@FEX, About the savegame problem, afflicts the italian version only, it's an originbal bug!

Circa il problema del salvataggio, affligge solo la versione italiana ed è un bug originale!
Sul forum di oldgamesitalia si potrà scaricare a breve la versione fixata e completamente tradotta.

ian jaudo 2023-06-11 1 point

Lots of fun.

memememe 2022-12-31 0 point

@cannonfodder, I experienced a similar problem. The fix is to load different graphic card (either s3 or tseng, each has several series). Dosbox-x has a collection of them. Use the one that works for your game.

cannonfodder 2022-12-20 3 points

I've tryed to play this ( pc ) under dosbox-x but the mouse just stays in the top left corner. please help :-)

The Boz 2022-12-05 1 point Commodore 64 version

I had the board game so I just had to get this game as soon as it was released. The graphics I wasn't too keen on and in fact I didn't enjoy the computer game as much as the board game.

Fex 2022-08-15 2 points DOS version

When i try to save my character, the game ask me to put a floppy in, i have no floppy at all.... obviously! then i have to click on "OK", it's the only available option, and the game get frozen and it does not save anything at. i have to reboot everything.
Any idea?

modboy 2022-05-28 0 point Acorn 32-bit version

Hi I got an old Risc PC up and running with Internet. Downloaded the Risc OS version but it appears to be a data file when opened on the Risc PC. Could somebody help me load this game?

Isrion 2022-05-10 0 point DOS version

The game starts in French - any idea how to change the language?

REMSTERS 2017-06-18 6 points

Easiest way to play (and this goes for most Dos games)
1.Download and install Dosbox and open the installed folder
2.Open the dosbox.conf file and copy/paste the text below at at the very bottom

@echo off
mount C C:\HQ

2.Dload this game/extract/and rename just the folder with all the files in it (hero-quest) to HQ and copy/paste the whole folder to C:\
3.Start the game with the desktop shortcut or make one using Dosbox.exe

Note:Keep the dosbox.conf file you added text too.For each new game you want to play,simply name your game folder to something short and put that where HQ is in the text and find the game file (.exe / .bat or whatever) and put that where it says HERO.EXE in the text.And lastly don't forget to copy the games folder to C:\

Warhammer 2016-05-27 -2 points

it had a redress: Warhammer Quest

Josiah. 2015-08-26 -2 points

A good game, funny how the music that plays is the opening intro to "Golden Brown" by the Stranglers. (Anybody whose ever seen Snatch knows this song.) I was surprised to find it in a game. I had the board game as a kid but never got to play it, this game makes up for it, it's decent.

Rico 2014-10-18 2 points DOS version

I loved this game when I was a kid. Still have the original board game and three other expansion packs; all with the original pieces and all in mint condition! Saw on-line this could all see close to a $1,000, who knew lol.
Just waiting for my kids to grow up so we can play. In the mean time I did find four friends to play it with and we all love it again and we're in our thirty's lol.

Paulo José 2014-10-10 -2 points DOS version

viciante game..

Zywen 2014-05-12 1 point DOS version

I still have this table top game. I have one of the expansions and I still have all the pieces too. Too bad no one wants to play. =(

Jhouse 2014-04-14 0 point DOS version

You should not have lost any of the pieces. I didn't want to collect it, I just wanted to play it. Thought, I'll just pick one up on ebay or something. OVER $300.00. Uh... Just wanted to play. Not that bad. Maybe I can get this to work, and it will satisfy my urges.

SMBComix 2014-02-05 -2 points DOS version

Apparently this game is based on the Warhammer universe, according to Wikipedia.

dmjack92 2013-10-25 2 points DOS version

I use to play the board game when I was a teenager and I loved it. Unfortunately, my brothers thought it was boring.

Now, I lost all the pieces to the game, but I am glad to see that there is a pc version I was not aware of.

admin 2012-05-09 0 point DOS version

Read "How to play" page

Paultron 2012-05-08 0 point DOS version

cant get this one to work....

Feyd 2008-09-03 0 point DOS version

I spend so much time on this game, great one.

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