Witness the amazing evolution of the genre-defining strategy game as it becomes a next-generation phenomenon, melding classic deep fantasy with next-generation visuals and gameplay. In the renowned Might & Magic universe, demon swarms spread chaos over the land in a relentless assault.
User reviews: Very Positive (263 reviews)
Release Date: May 23, 2006

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Includes 4 items: Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Heroes of Might & Magic V, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East

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Includes 10 items: Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Heroes of Might & Magic V, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East, Might & Magic X - Legacy, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - I Am the Boss DLC, Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack

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About This Game

Witness the amazing evolution of the genre-defining strategy game as it becomes a next-generation phenomenon, melding classic deep fantasy with next-generation visuals and gameplay.
In the renowned Might & Magic universe, demon swarms spread chaos over the land in a relentless assault. The fate of the world is at stake and Heroes from a variety of legendary factions must stand up to defend their causes. Live their fate, lead their forces to victory, and unveil the secret goal of the Demon lords.
Become a strategy gaming legend by raising unique hero characters, assembling armies, and defeating enemies using the brand new active-time battle system both offline or online.
  • Cutting edge visual technology: for the first time, experience the world of Might & Magic in a full breathtaking 3D animated world supported by a consistent and modern graphic style.
  • Modern sophisticated fantasy universe: includes all features which brought success to the series in a complete revamped and more mature universe with six unique factions and over forty different creatures and over 200 spells.
  • Complete strategy experience and RPG gameplay: during six campaigns and over thirty missions, explore and conquer territories, manage your cities, recruit armies, raise and upgrade your heroes through a user friendly yet deep turn-based system.
  • Complete scalable turned-based battle system for challenging and tactical combat: find out the combat system that made the success of the Heroes series or experience the brand new Dynamic Battle system for transforming a chessboard into a lively battlefield.
  • Competitive and addictive intense multiplayer parts: Five multiplayer modes including the new Ghost Mode.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 1.5 GHz (Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 compliant w/ 64MB RAM (128 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9 or higher
    • Sound: DirectX® 9 compliant
    • Hard Drive: 2+ GB
    • Multiplay: Broadband internet connection
    • *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: NVIDIA GeForce 4 / FX / 6 / 7 families (GeForce 4 MX NOT supported), ATI Radeon 8500 / 9000 / X families, Matrox Parhelia

      Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported.
Helpful customer reviews
59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
59.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
*Looks at clock, and it says 9P.M.
*says one more turn and Ill go to sleep*
*Looks at clock*
*It says 5A.M.*
*Says screw it and plays till sun rises*
*Falls asleep on chair*
*Wakes up at 9P.M.*
*Cycle continues*
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
When it comes out, I bought the original CD. 2006 I was a kid and I just played it for fun.
4 years later I played it and from that it was my favorite game ever! I finish all the campaigns!
8 years later I bought it for steam and will play it again just because this game deserves it!

9/10 for Graphics (for a game that comes out in 2006 is badass)
8/10 for Gameplay (turn based game in this game is fine)
10/10 for Story (best fantasy story game)

If you want to start to play Might and Magic, I recommend to start with V!




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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I've played all of the Heroes of Might and Magic games, and this is by far my favorite. The castles are one of the best things about this game. The (optional) cinematic upon entering a city is amazing.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
109.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
An excellent game with plenty of replayability that will keep you entertained for hours on end. Multiple campaigns featuring all of the usual factions for the heroes series.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
10/10 would bang
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
The Heroes of Might & Magic series is probably the one, apart from The Elder Scrolls, that has devoured the most of my time.
It started with HoMM3, that I was introduced to by my friends in 5th or 6th grade, and I ordered it soon after that.
After playing HoMM3 for so many hours, I thought HoMM4 would be as good, but was deeply dissapointed when almost EVERYTHING was changed, from the town-system to hero-mechanics. Therefore, my hopes for HoMM5 were somewhat lower than what should have been appropriate, because HoMM5 brought back what HoMM3 was, in 3D graphics!
I have loved almost every hour spent on this title (it far exceeds the "105 hours" listed on steam, I had the game on CD years before even joining steam), and this one is a strong "Must buy"-title!
If you like tactical turn-based strategy set in a rich fantasy world with many different factions to choose from, this is the game for you! (If you want to go a bit more retro I would also recommende HoMM3, of course ;) )
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Very nice game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
One. More. Turn.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A simple but enthralling blend of role-playing and strategy in a fashion more accepting of competition than the standard RPG. An experience worth having over and over again.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Coming from HoMM 2 and 3 I must say I was surprised with this one.

I was quite well surprised because before I played V, I first played IV (4th) and that one just lacked everything for a HoMM game.

This one feels like it went more back to it's roots and the classical HoMM formula which makes it such a great game. The visuals are pleasing, the minions and leaders are also quite well made and it still has that "Just one more turn and I'll go to bed" in 4 in the morning to it.

Can't say I got that into the story of the game but then again I never have played the HoMM series for the story.

If you liked HoMM 2 & 3 I find it hard NOT to enjoy this gorgeous piece of Might and Magic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Haven't played a Heros game since number 3. Remember loving it as a kid. -Already REALLY getting into this one. :3
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
A fun addictive game woth the buy if you like turn based games
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
85.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
there is so much replayability
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Almost as good as heroes of might and magic 3.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
great strategy with easy turtorial and great factions and turn based warfare
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Friend of mine had this game and it was plain fun to get through this game just like Heroes 3 Might and Magic in the past.
It works on OS7 very smoothley!

Small con negative it is more fun to play with friends who live close to you, but still this game works great.
No other complains!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
88/100
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This is (for the most part) a proper successor to Heroes 3, which is generally thought of as THE best title in the HoMM series. I still prefer 3, but 5 is in many ways a recasting of Heroes 3 in a prettier skin. Mechanics remain largely the same, although I felt like the bigger maps were still a bit small. Enemy AI cheats too much, so it might be worth seeking out third party mods to see if anyone was ever able to address that. Regardless, this is a good buy if you can get everything on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Why has nobody ever told me about these games?! I just bought the M&M bundle a couple days ago and started with this game. I'd only every played Dark Messiah, and that was not at all what I expected (see my review). I thought Heroes was going to be similar to Warlords: Battlecry or Warcraft. I couldn't have been more wrong.

The only thing this game has in common with Warcraft is the fantasy setting Warcraft is an RTS; M&M is a turn-based wargame with RPG elements. You start the game with one hero, who has a small army attached to her (like twenty troops or something). You run your hero around the map, picking stuff up and claiming buildings for your team. When you get into a battle, you get whisked away to a battle board where you play out a strategic turn-based battle.

The controls are so intuitive that there are times I can't figure something out. Them I DO figure it out and I'm like "oh. I didn't think it could be that simple."

I can't wait to play M&M 6, and I can't wait to play the two expansion packs for this game.

My advice: remove your head for a few hours and play this game. It's very easy to play, and there is a decent tutorial.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
I love this game! But when you buy this some money goes to Ubisoft... Choices are hard, but this game is worth it!
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