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?
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Release Date: Mar 20, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
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Elderking
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 5
I love this game. It reminds me so much of the old point and click games as a kid. Recommended.
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ihatelolcats
14.2 hrs
Posted: September 5
As someone who grew up loving Quest for Glory 1 though 5, I cannot praise this game enough.
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iamthespark
13.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
I loved the Hero's Quest or Quest for Glory series, and this game is able to capture what was great about that series and make it better, with the amazing bonus of a female protagonist. The voice acting was a very nice and appreciated feature as well.
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tomas.jotov
89.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
A marvelous successor to QFG series – with everything that made QFG best games – and even better-cool plot, different solutions, replayability etc. Would be worth of $50 but it is free ;)
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fechnerjjf
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 15
I've only played about an hour of Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok, but the game is so amazing, especially for the price, that i decided to recommend it. The graphics, music, and voice acting are all reminiscent of the highest quality adventure games from the 90's. I have not played most of the King's Quest games which i've been told this game is heavily influenced by. However, I have played numerous point and click adventure games over the years and this one is an absolute gem. I hope to finish the game soon and will be eagerly looking forward to further games in this series, free or otherwise.
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Wuzzerator
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 11
Witty and very, very playable. A great harkening back to the point and clicks of the past but with a knowing 21st century vibe.
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rikerwt
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 7
this is a game that you would play from DOS up to preWindows 95, the game is for children ages 10 to 12 years old, the graphics quality is poor, the plot line is juvinal, the play a bit slow and boring. if you had released this game back in the late 70s to early 80s it would be a nice little game but this is 2016 and games are smooth line and they game is focused to 8 times what you have in this game, with this game, on a scale of 10 i give this game a 2.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Phenomenal FREE game especially if you are a fan of the old 90's era DOS adventure games. It's a point and click game, sometimes you can get confused on what to do but then once u figure it out you see that it was something so simple and then you continue on your quest.

Highly inspired by Sierra's Quest for Glory series which was just actually put on steam as a bundle too. Right from the start you see that as you can pick the fighter mage or Thief class. To increase your skills in this game you just do that skill.

For a free game it is great, brings me back to the 90's. For anyone who grew up in that era and played those style games you are in for a treat. But if you are young and a teen I suggest trying it out just to see how this sorta style game is. Who know's you might really enjoy it.

Highly recommended, heck I have a bunch of triple A games I need to finish yet I was playing this game for hours yesterday instead and having a great time. Funny how sometimes free and yet games so simple are better than brand new titles you pay top dollar for.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is a free adventure RPG game with a retro look. It worked, looked ok, played ok, sounded ok. Has english voiceovers. You can play a Female Traveller with a choice of warrior, mage, or rogue. Has many steam achievements. Sort of like Siera's Hero Quest or Quest for Glory.
Try it, if you like retro games.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRVZymtnFks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deZqqTSGa50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38YmKBeqjnE

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/heroines-quest-the-herald-of-ragnarok

http://indiegamereviewer.com/review-heroines-quest-herald-ragnarok-free-sierra-online-tribute/

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/heroines-quest/

http://www.indiedb.com/games/heroines-quest/reviews

https://www.polygon.com/game/heroine-s-quest-the-herald-of-ragnarok/35957
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Quest for Glory is my absolute favorite series of all time, so I was really excited to find this homage. It totally nails the style and tone of the series, from the artwork to the sound effects and the dialogue. There's a ton of subtle references to the games, particularly QFG1, which I've played more times than I can count. If you're a fan of classic point and click adventure games, especially the hybrid RPG style that Quest for Glory pioneered, this is worth checking out.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
161 of 171 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
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!
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201 of 240 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
An incredibly good throwback to the old Sierra Hero's Quest aka Quest For Glory games. In many ways this game is better than any of the originals. The combat is better and the addition of extra quests gives more reason to explore the world. It's challenging and charming with great writing and luscious scenery. A very likeable production.

I can't believe such a labour of love is free of charge.
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86 of 91 people (95%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
Heroine's Quest: The Herald Of Ragnarok is a independent roleplaying game developed by Crystal Shard and published by Screen 7. The title is set in a fantasy realm and tasks your character, a burgeoning young adventurer, with saving the world from an ancient evil bent on bringing about Ragnarok and thus ending the world as we know it. As with most classic R.P.G.'s you choose your character class, there are three to pick from in this title, and as your character levels up you gain experience points for whichever abilities you use frequently like the old saying "the more you do something the better you get at it".

The story in this game is quite entertaining and chock full of viking lore and mythology. The gameplay and combat while simple are both quite fun and highly addictive. You'll die time and time again and scream to the heavens that you'll never play this @#$%& game again only to boot it up two hours later. There are many types of unique adversaries to battle and puzzling puzzles to solve. The dialog and voice acting is top notch. You'll converse with people and creatures which could terrify you or make you laugh your pants off with the strange and sometimes hilarious things that they say or do. The title has a great immersive feel to as it applies a timescale of morning, afternoon and evening to the questing. Your character also must feed herself, can suffer from exposure due to the harsh climate and needs sleep or rest to remain healthy just like in real life. The sound and music in this title are terrific and definitely capture the feel of the game perfectly.

If you're perceptive enough you will also get a kick out of the many pop-culture references and game developement jokes humorously sprinkled about the title...some of which will make you laugh out loud. The developers certainly aren't afraid to laugh at themselves or anyone else. This game is just fantastic and I am having so much fun playing it and one really great thing is that it is free which is shocking because I would have gladly paid for this amount of entertainment. If you're a fan of old-school roleplaying games, retro-games or just crave a great adventure title then you will not be dissapointed with this wonderful independent gem. One more thing to add, many people say that this title plays like the old "Quest For Glory" series of games which I myself am not familiar with but I think this game plays like Skyrim...if Skyrim had come out in 1991.
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111 of 136 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
*****Winter Has Come*****

Finally, this game came to Steam and I am sure many people might be puzzled why such a game with a solid manual accompanying it appeared in Steam. Is it a promo? Perhaps a conspiracy? Maybe Valve is buggy? Absolutely not! I have played the game far before it hit Steam, and I'll say it is a real deal.

Ladies and gentlemen, this game is a geniune point&click adventure game in the spirit of old Quest for Glory Series. The inspiration and some mechanics will be familiar to the people who played those games...but you will see it is actually far better then those old games. Let us see what we have in the pot.

First of all, you are playing a Heroine who was travelling to city of Fornsigtuna gets ambushed by an ettin (two-headed giant). But thanks to luck, they are unable to eliminate their target. And from there, your story of heroine-ism starts (of course, your first task is to find some food, naturally)! I should say, playing the game from Heroine perspective adds quite a spice to the game, signifying that the game will be quite different then Quest for Glory games we know.

You can choose from three different kinds of classes with their own unique approach to both main quest and side quests. As well as by buying some cross-class skills you can spice up your game even further...but do not rely on that too much. Three classes are Fighter, Mage and Thief. I would suggest you to take a glance at the manual for the explanation of skills&such which may come in handy.

The dialogues are fully voiced and there is no shortage of interesting characters...where I'd like to refrain mentioning them for the time being. But one major thing you will notice is this: When a character is at the presence of another, the dialogue lines may differ or other character can add a comment of his own...which makes the dialogue system even richer then it already is. Aside that, several minigames (wizard challenges, gambling with Fornsigtuna locals etc) add to the charm of this game.

One major point is the survival. Yes, you have to eat food to survive and on top of that you have to find a way to keep yourself warm...since it is Fimbulwinter...it is more crucial then ever. Since there are several ways to skin a cat, there are several ways to survive. By the way, as you might see the game features a solid inspiration by Norse Mythology...so prepare to meet several characters and events which has a part over there.

You will not regret playing this game. Ragnarok awaits you!
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86 of 103 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
I really like this game a lot. I'm a fan of the old Sierra/LucasArts games, and I loved the Quest for Glory games. I thought this would be sort of a cheap, junky fan-based hack of Hero's Quest (the original version of the first Quest for Glory). Boy was I wrong. Sierra would have been proud to publish this back in the day.

It is an homage to Hero's Quest, for sure, and derives its inspiration from it, but it really does interesting things with the formula, and maybe most importantly of all, it's really high-quality. The music is great.

It's free, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. I thought I'd find it merely entertaining, but I actually really like it a lot.
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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
If I could recommend this twice, I would.

I grew up in the Sierra games era. A beautiful time to be a gamer. Truly. This game is quite the King's Quest homage.

If you enjoyed the awesomeness of Sierra's point-and-click adventures, get this game. You will have ZERO regrets.

LOVE IT.

(PS: As I was corrected, it is more a homage to the Quest for Glory series but if you enjoyed any of Sierra's point-and-click adventures, you will NOT be disappointed!)
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56 of 69 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
Why hello stranger.

If you love the ol' Sierra, Lucasart sytle of games then you are right at home son! Pull up a chair and let me tell you a tale of what you might miss if you don't check Heroine's Quest out.

First of all.... Are you being a skeptic? Are you natuarlly wondereing why this game is free?

Well granted most greedy software publishers always have their hands out before you can play their game, well not this game, no sir. The developers and Crystal Shard simply wish for us games to enjoy some damn fine awesome "free" gaming.

There is no micro-transactions or DLC here, and the developers are not making a single penny for this game.

The developers and Cyrstal Shard should be praised for the type of product that they delivered because this game delivers a high quality game. This game has voice acting, and a beautiful soundtrack.

So why are you still reading this? Go install it right now my friend, and taking a few minutes to give thanks to the nice people that gave us this for free.
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