The sequel to "Heroes Rise: The Prodigy." It's America's #1 reality show for heroes! As a contestant on "The Hero Project," you'll battle villains and heroes alike with your newly discovered "Infini" powers.
User reviews: Very Positive (79 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

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June 19

New build released

Today's build of the game should address two issues:
1) Save/restore should work more reliably. We added bullet-proof armor around the code to make sure it'll work every time.
2) A few players reported being asked to "pay" for the game near chapter 5, even though they'd already bought the full game. This issue should be resolved.

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“From the way people perceive you, to potential romances, unexpected events, battles and beyond, The Hero Project is all about giving you the freedom of choice to succeed… or fail.”

About This Game

It's America's #1 reality show for heroes! As a contestant on "The Hero Project," you'll battle villains and heroes alike with your newly discovered "Infini" powers. Will you vote to eliminate your rivals, or betray your alliance to curry favor with the celebrity judges?

"Heroes Rise: The Hero Project" is the sequel to last year's hit "Heroes Rise: The Prodigy," the epic interactive novel by Zachary Sergi, where your choices determine how the story proceeds. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and driven by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Play as male or female, gay or straight; you can even start a "showmance" with the other contestants. What will you sacrifice to become the nation's next top hero?

How high will you rise?

  • Over 175,000 words
  • Continue the adventure from "Heroes Rise: The Prodigy"
  • Become the nation's next top hero

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
165 of 220 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
The main problem with this game is that instead of selecting choices that you want to make, you have to look at the wordings of the choice and try to GUESS what the developer think of those choices. Even worst, if you guess wrongly, you lose the game.

I guess it is really like a reality game where you have to guess the preference of the judges, but it does not feel super hero worthy at all.

Unlike the first game where I get the feeling of actually giving my super hero a personality, this one seems to be about making random choice with unknown consequence again and again.
Posted: June 19
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74 of 114 people (65%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Fittingly for a sequel, this is pretty much the same as Heroes Rise: The Prodigy. If you've played that and liked it, you'll like this one. If you didn't, then you won't like this one either. Both are too linear for my tastes, though to be fair the writing in this one has improved somewhat.
Posted: June 18
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Considering the price (I got it for 4 euros), I really enjoyed this. Actually, I paid 4 euros for "The Hero Project" and "The Prodigy", but I had mistaken the order and played "The Hero Project" first.

It took me around 4 hours or so to finish, but it was quite a nice 4 hours. It's definitely not an A-list story, I'd expected a bit more and it did end rather abruptly, but it's quite a nice little thing.

I've wasted more money on A-list games that provided less entertainment. If you want a nice little distraction, get it. If you're hard to please, go write your own damn book.
Posted: June 25
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
The best one within heroes rise trilogy
To me, it has the most lengthy story ( 5 hours for one playthrough comparing to 3 hours for the other two
The most difficult choice to make ( where you have to choose between dream and friendship
And the best conflict in the whole game
It's not as good as the Prodigal, it's better
Posted: September 12
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
For a text-based game it's quite good, the writing's solid and it took me about 4 hours to finish, which is a fair length for a game this cheap, I mean, some of the more modern Call Of Duty titles have shorter singleplayer campaigns. Some people may point to the fact that the game is linear and that occasionally your choices may make you feel "Boxed In", however, the choices presented to you are great enough and of a large enough depth that you may deviate from the main story arc and play the kind of hero you may want to play, however you will soak the fallout for whatever decisions you might choose.

In short; the game is good, and gives you more entertainment than expected of a game with such a small pricetag.
Oh, and if you have the few extra units of whatever currency you possess, buy the bundle or the perfect legend guide + warning system. They help in the long run.
Posted: July 3
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
An interesting idea. Reads like a book, plays like a choose your own adventure. Are you the hero or the Kardashian in the room? Who cares really; get in there and show them who you are.
Posted: June 26
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Honestly, this game as well as the first instalment are one of the most entertaining and engaging games I have ever experienced. Certainly worth the minimal cost to play!
Posted: July 2
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
If you liked the first Heroes Rise, you'll love the sequel, thats really all there is to it. The game follows a reality TV concept that is really interesting, as it constantly puts you in situations where its impossible to please everyone, the story, like the first game is still quite linear, but it makes you feel like you've made a difference anyway, quite similar to Telltales The Walking Dead game. This game is almost twice as long as the previous game, and its writing quality has only improved, as well as being more in depth too, there are a bunch of relationships in this game, and favouring one will displease the other, trying to please everyone is an incredibly hard path to take and may earn you more enemies than anything else

Fantastic game at a really good price, if you're a fan of the first, definitely check it out, if you thought the first game was lacking somewhat, then this one might change your mind on the series since its better in practically everyway. As should be obvious, if you dislike reading, then this isnt a game for you, and if you're looking for big epic storytelling or Game of Thrones level intruige, then once again this probably isnt the game for you. But if you want to sit down for a few hours, and just have fun with a story, then I wholeheartedly reccomend it.
Posted: June 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Heroes Rise: The Hero Project is an entertaining story, and it is bigger than its predecessor, but I found it to be a weaker entry overall.

While Heroes Rise: The Prodigy deals with the protagonist starting his career as a hero and most of the choices revolve around how the hero uses their powers, Heroes Rise: The Hero Project moves the protagonist onto a super-powered reality TV show. While the writing is still fun, and I still like the characters, suddenly the story branching points are less about the actual heroing and more about the petty politics of a Survivor style reality TV show. Presumably, this story is more mutable by the player as a result, but I found the choices to be less exciting.

Ultimately, I would still recommend this title because it is an entertaining super-powered romp with a really, really fun climax. It also gives the (presumably) upcoming third instalment a really good kick-off.

Buy it, and impress all your friends by not only reading books without pictures, but by also playing games without graphics.
Posted: June 24
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26 of 48 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This was so painful to read. As a fan of "Choose your own adventure" books... This was just too painful. There is no true depth in the choices you make or the story. There were a lot of "OH by the way this happened because of a random person whom hasnt had a proper introduction to the story decided to mess up your day," "oh and this person just so happens to be an arch nemesis, oh this one too, man people really dont like you"
Posted: June 29
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Surprisingly compelling and enjoyable for such a simplistic concept. There are a few minor gripes I have here or there regarding the outcome of the game, but all in all it was a fun story to play through and simple without losing the actual game aspect of an Interactive Fiction Game. Basically, if you enjoyed the Lone Wolf or Fighting Fantasy series despite the frequent nonsensical deaths rather than because of them, this is a game you'll like. Good value for the money.
Posted: June 22
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
This game was suprisinly fun i had wondered if it would keep me entertained but it did even though there is no real characters except in your mind
Posted: June 28
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
One of the best games I've played so far, in all my life. For a text game it's a wonderful experience, really! Kind of reminds me of my days playing table-top rpg with my friends. I think the previous one is better. I didn't like what they did with some of the characters on the sequel, but still, it's the developers and writers choice, and it's very understandable. It's a wonderful game I recomend to you all.
Posted: June 27
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
It was hard to judge whether I should give the second installment a thumbs up or down. It has all the things that made the first installment great - however it ends on a cliffhanger.

This all by itself would not be that bad but I went through the in-game store to buy the third and last chapter. This is where my nightmare started.

Although I don't own it on steam, I do own herofall on the website. When I bought it, herofall wasn't on steam yet, so I didn't think it would be a big deal if I purchased ahead of time - many other games support you if you go through their website, in fact most games I know actually prefer that you do it that way since they get more from you directly and don't have to pay anything to steam. However because the game is not on steam I cannot continue my character from the first and second game - this defeats all the effort I put into my character from both games. I contacted them figuring it would be an easy enough fix to move a save file or something, but after weeks of back and forth emails it breaks down to me needing to start all over if I want to play herofall.

I chose all my decisions carefully from the first and second game and to hell if I can remember all of them, nor do I want to sit through both games clicking forever to get to the same spot again. The only other option I have is to buy the game again through steam but I am really against buying a game I already own. It's not like a PS game that I own that I want on the PC, it's a computer game I own that I want on my computer... and I can't have it.

Now that Herofall is on steam I DO recommend buying the entire pack or just the first game if your hesitant. Definitely avoid the in-game option of buying it though.
Posted: August 3
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
I love ths freakin game! beacause of its story and decisions it has humor, drama,and a little action. I know its text baxed but its still really fun its worth every penny and dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
Posted: July 1
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
I was upset with the choices I made and wanted to redo a portion of the game. I couldn't. THe story was saved. I was constantly invested in the sotry because I had made every choice, and In the end i was happy. If you enjoy reading play this
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
This game...this game makes me sweat with each choice that I have to make. Seriously, you thought Mass Effect and Dragon Age had great story and choices that matter? Well, trust me, they're innocent babies next to Heroes Rise. I do encourage everyone to play it and hope that people who made these games will not stop at that. 10/10
Posted: August 31
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
This game is much like the first in the series, and you can play it without paying the first one but I wouldn't recommend it. After the fame generated from Prodigal and her Deathwave, you are trying to find a way to keep your legend level high. Your best idea to do this is to join a reality TV show called the Hero Project, which the top six winners will join a team of superheroes supported by the government. Black Magic, Jury, Mayor Victon, Jenny, and your Grandmother all make appearances. You can continue your relationship with Black Magic, if your were in one, or you can start a relationship with Jenny or another Hero named Lucky. Black Magic is pretty jerky in this one, so I went with Lucky, who is sweet. At the end you can import your save file into the third game, which some of the romances in the third one require the romance to have been completed in this game. Also you do not have to import a save file from the previous game and you can start fresh.
Some of the bad things were: you cannot save and load in the game, so if you do not like a choice you made, you are stuck with it, the legend guide that you unlock isn't that helpful, they could have added more achievements, and sometimes it was hard to tell how a choice would affect your stats. Overall it is a good game that is well written. Some complain about ending up at the same place regardless of the choice you make, but that is sort of the point to keep the story moving, and it being written out. Sometimes you'll unlock scenes you didn't see on a previous playthough.
Posted: July 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
The gayest trilogy outside of Mass Effect continues. I swear, they check every dumb sexuality box. There's a dude who is of a race that has no specific gender and insists on different pronouns. Maybe that's a cool sci-fi concept. Who knows, because that just leads to a whole scene that is a pointless sexuality argument. Thanks guys. I think you're in the wrong genre.

Still, that's one scene. A good work otherwise. A marked improvement over the previous game. Branching paths, multiple styles of play. The first lacked a lot of agency. This one has some clever choices and tricks here and there and a sense of genuine mystery; it's more about the politics of the reality show than heroing but I was not truly impressed with the first game's heroing so it evens out. It's still a CYOA book but a pretty decent one.

Besides, it's $3 and I know you're gonna get it on the cheap. Don't even lie. I've bought worse (And better) CYOAs for $5-10. It's worth your time. Try the demo at least.
Posted: July 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
This game is definately required if you want to understand half of whats going on in Herofall. As the 2ed game in the trilogy it provided the needed bridge in the narrative but I will be honest:

Going full hero path basically messed up both teams in the story. Still going to replay as a villain at some point because there are so many avenues from this game into the 3rd that I want to see how everything ends. Just pick up all 3 games as a collection. You wont be dissapointed. Its like City of Heroes meets Text based RPG.
Posted: July 29
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