A Heroine must stand against the forces of frost and put an end to the lasting winter. Her might, sorcery, and cunning may be humanity’s last resort. Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is a retro styled adventure/RPG hybrid with atmosphere and spirit reminiscent of the classics. Are you up to the task, or will you die trying?
User reviews: Very Positive (426 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 20, 2014

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"Excellent adventure RPG in the vein of Quest for Glory, featuring a female hero. Good enough to be considered a worthy successor to the original series."
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About This Game

In desperation, the jarl of Jarnvidr has called for a Heroine, to stand against the forces of frost and put an end to the lasting winter. Her might, sorcery, and cunning may be humanity’s last resort. Are you up to the task, or will you die trying?

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is an adventure / RPG hybrid. Like in many adventure games, you have a world to save, and must use your wit, guile and inventory to puzzle your way through.

Like in many roleplaying games, you can customize your character with various classes and skills, and must train yourself in combat to stand a chance against the fierce monsters in your way.

The game is designed in the spirit and atmosphere of the classics, and strives to have the same high quality of art, music, and plot. With multiple character classes and several solutions to many puzzles for further replayability.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
More fun than I've had with most games I've paid for in recent years (so I dropped them a donation - it's only fair!)

The only downside while I was playing is that I felt cross-class solutions were not handled nearly well as in the original Hero's Quest series. You could take cross-class skills, but you most likely couldn't use them because of lacking OTHER skills, or wouldn't be allowed to solve puzzles with them. That may have changed since. I still have a lot left to explore with other playthroughs.

But anyway, if you like old-school Sierra games and you haven't played this yet, WHY NOT??
Posted: June 21
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Loved the old Quest for Glory series, and this game's a great homage to the old series.
Great combination of RPG and adventure gaming.

And it's free!
Posted: June 6
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
This is a well made, retro-style, Quest for Glory inspired, adventure game, which is well made and retro. I think this is a great game and I recommend it, because it is a great game which I recommend.
Posted: May 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
I fell in love with this game. Good 2d graphics, which are rare to see today, lovely crafted world with countless interactions, accurate following the Norse mythology, and good adventure. Never played Sierra's-like quests before, that couldn't stop me from appreciating this game. Though puzzles were tough.

It's free, and very good, so don't hesitate.
And if you like this game - you can support developers at crystalshard.net.
Posted: May 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
I never write reviews for games, so trust me when I say: This game is the nostalgia trip I've been waiting my adult life for.

Heroine's Quest is a great homage to Quest for Glory and the adventure game days of Sierra, but it really shines in it's own right. Don't worry if you've never played any similar game, you will be introduced to all of the important concepts of the genre very quickly. The QFG style multiple solutions and stat progression are very cool features I'm glad to see return to the genre. Heroine's Quest is not just a rehashing of a genre either, it adds new elements and features that fit well with the narrative. As you might expect from the title, you do get a few jabs at the Hero/Heroine expectation, but these are always done in great humor and never just to point it out.

The voice acting for Thrivaldi is brilliant, for others characters, not so much. You get a few brilliant characters, but most dialogue is not delivered with personality. Still, the quirky humor of QFG is present in plenty of dialogue!
Posted: May 27
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154 of 164 people (94%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
A game involved with Norse mythology, inspired by classic adventure games with a female protagonist.

A greatly enjoyable story, it has kept me hooked giving me optional quests with alternative solutions.
Battling monsters, solving puzzles and saving the world!

You start off with choosing between 3 classes: Warrior, Sorceress and Rogue. Or have a mixture to your liking.
The game contains superb music and dialogues, mostly voice acted along with nicely done character portraits.
There is also another feature I quite like in the game, was the realism feel to when your character gets cold or hungry. How it effects her during the game, giving you more of a challenge whilst playing. But there is a choice to to turn down the difficulty if you didn't prefer it.

This does bring me back memories when I use to play Kings Quest.

Thank you to all the developers for this amazing free game!
Posted: March 21
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