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.
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Release Date: May 23, 2006

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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.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
73.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Pluses and minuses. The series is deteriorating. Devs keep cloning it, disregarding fans, and making the game actually worse.
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218 of 243 people (90%) found this review helpful
197 people found this review funny
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
*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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110 of 138 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Just buy it. Better than HoMM6.
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75 of 91 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
When it came 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 then on it became my favourite game ever! I finished all the campaigns!
8 years later I bought it for steam and will play it again just because this game deserves it!

8/10 for Graphics (for a game that came out in 2006 it's badass)
8/10 for Gameplay (turn based game in this game is fine)
9/10 for Story (best fantasy story game I ever played)
10/10 for music and soundtracks (I think this is the best part of this game)

If you want to start to playing Might and Magic, I recommend starting with V!
Here on V you have more factions to play, and the play style is different on each one. The first missions are too simple and you can't enjoy that much playing with Heaven (people, knights and angels) but when you start playing with necromancy (spoiler alert) you will be able to play with Heaven too.
I like this game because it's somewhat difficult... You need to calculate your moves, take troops in all your cities and strike enemy only if they don't have reinforcements... And most of the times you need run away from the enemy just because they have thousands of troops and you have few peasants.
The final battle of the final mission gives you something different... (spoiler) You will be able to play a battle with 5 heroes.
The expansions like Tribes of the East and Hammers of Fate are awesome too but the original MMH5 is better...
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67 of 79 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Heroes of Might and Magic V is a turn based strategy game in a long series which started back in 1995 with Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest and has been an extremely popular and successful strategy game for many years with the 6th game in the series coming out in October of 2011. As mentioned, HoMM V is a turn based strategy game where you control one hero for each army. The hero has 8 slots for 8 different units but they can have as many units as they would like under their command with that unique unit. The different units include classes such as archers, soldiers, cavalry, archangels and devils, ghosts, ghouls and many more. When your hero travels along the map they can pick up different relics and items that can increase attack, defense, luck, moral and other abilities and items that will help in a battle. They hero can only travel so far per day and after they are done they pass their turn on to the other opposing player whether that be AI or Human.
During their turn they can fight any enemies within their range which in turn starts a battle with a grid like system. These battles are also turn based and are based on the units speed not necessarily strict turn order. If an archer gets a lucky shot in they can get a boost and moral and actually go again either right after or sometime before their original turn order. Some units are faster than others; for example, griffins can go twice before the peasants even go once.

During the game the player can also take over cities, towns and keeps. The main city can be upgradable which allows you to build different units and upgrade others. Along with that the player can also higher other mercenary heroes that can have their own armies and travel around under the player’s control. Towns and keeps have certain units tied to them that each week replenish and can be bought by the heroes to add to their armies. In order to upgrade/build buildings and buy these units the player must capture strategic resources all along the map that include wood, ore, gems, mercury, sulfur, crystal and gold.

The story is a pretty simple one and spans across 6 different campaigns (the expansions add 2 more) which include Haven, Inferno, Necropolis, Dungeon, Sylvan and Academy. I only got through the first campaign as the game is very long but in this one Isabel the Queen is about to get married to King Nicolai when the demon invasion causes them to get separated and she is working towards getting back with the King while killing as many demons on the way as she can. She eventually finds him dying from some demonic spell that Agrael, a demon, attacks him with and is determined to get revenge against all demons and after which the dying king declares her ruler of the Holy Griffin Empire when he dies.

The graphics of the game are fairly basic and even for their time they weren’t anything special. In 2006 when we saw this game launch we saw other RTS and TBS games such as Empire at War, Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40k. So even if I was judging this by today’s standards it didn’t really even live up to the standards of 2006 when the game launched. Though there isn’t anything really wrong with the graphics, they just feel dated and not as impressive as other games of the time. There was one thing that kept bugging me about the game and that would be the camera. You couldn’t click on different items in the world without moving it around or if there was a fog of war it forced the unit to go all the way around or wouldn’t allow the unit to go forward at all.
The Sound was also equally bland and the music was very repetitive. The music didn’t so much get in the way or be annoying it just didn’t change very much. The voice acting wasn’t anything special but it wasn’t awful either. However the sound effects were unique for each unit so there is that. The biggest thing for me however was the setting the game was in. There are so many different areas and creatures in the game that it made for a very interesting adventure through the first campaign just getting to know this world.

Overall I can’t really compare this to any other game in the series as I haven’t played them however I have really enjoyed the gameplay of the game so much that it made me want to buy the 6th game in the series since I know the graphics have been vastly improved and look very impressive. I am giving the game a little boost in rating due to the limits of technology at the time however my 5 tiers are what the game rates to today’s standards.
• Story - 2 out of 5
• Gameplay – 5 out of 5
• Graphics – 2.5 out of 5
• Sound - 2 out of 5
• Fun – 5 out of 5
- Great Turn based gameplay
- Can be Hard and rewarding
- A nice learning curve
- Interesting world and lore
- Music/Sound are ok, nothing thrilling
- Story is ok however the world is great
- Irritating Camera

I’m giving a Total score of 74%
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64 of 79 people (81%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
Have you ever read reviews stating a game is so good, that the reviewer just needs one more turn?
This game is such a game more than most games, imo.

So, many years ago when I was a teenager, I played Heroes of Might & Magic 3 and 4
alongside other few top classics, such as the Age of Empires games.

Therefore, I decided to buy the fifth installment in this game series in the Steam summer sale,
as I never got to play it.

And, I didn't regret it. The game has the same old feel to it, as the other older games in the series.
You can tell by the graphics, that this game is from 2006, but it doesn't matter.
Gameplay is awesome! The graphics are neat and the music is making the game immersive.

The exploration, combat system and fantasy setting is better than most.
The gameplay is deep, but you can jump right into the game, and try it out,
untill you get it, without getting frustrated or confused about the gameplay.

Here I am in the middle of the night, wanting just to play half an hour before going to bed,
but almost three and an half hour has surpassed/flown away, and I had to close the game,
because I really need sleep.

9,5/10 for epic classic turn-based strategy.
One of the best on the market, if you like these types of games.
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57 of 71 people (80%) found this review helpful
118.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2013
still one of the best HoMM game for me (Heroes 3 is the best yet outdated graphics).
Prefer this over the new HoMM6.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 21, 2013
Pretty darn good stuff.

Purists (much like Resident Evil purists) will say that it sucks balls, that it doesn't even touch the shining paragon that is HoMM 3, that it should never have seen the light of day, blah blah blah

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. It's as good, even maybe slightly better than HoMM 3. With expansions mind you.

All the races end up being really balanced (with the expansions lol) while still having a VAST array of differing unit, hero and ability choices. That alone is quite a feat.

But on top of that is a killer art style, a fabulously rendered world map, and an updated (for the better, morale was way way overpowered in HoMM3) combat system
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
I have always loved the Heroes of Might and Magic games, because I grew up playing Heroes 2 and 3. I didn't play 4 that much, but I've REALLY enjoyed playing Heroes 5. It has the best of everything I loved about my old memories.
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69 of 98 people (70%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
One. More. Turn.
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148.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
As a long time veteran of HMM, I can say this game is solid. The story is not as good as some before, but still OK. Somehow it feels a little less complex. On the other hand, the animations look nice enough and the maps are cool. The campaign is long and will take ya plenty hours to complete. Only a few missions are really hard in normal setting. No bugs. Nice music. Different camera views. Little heroes just doing their might and magic as they should and that's always a classic cool gaming experience.
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38.0 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 17
My favorite HOMM game, it has better graphics and vooice acting thant the older games, while still maintaining their scope and quality (i.e. it's not crap like VI and VII)
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64.8 hrs
Posted: October 5
Old but gold
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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 1
I've been playing heroes 3 for +10 years now on and off, and I"m so glad I treated myself to heroes 5.

I find them quite similar (except heroes 5 looks better). I like it just as much as heroes 3, and it's great you can automatically set it up so you don't need to battle every monster in your way.
I also like that you can change the camera angle and that your hero will also attack during a fight.

I haven't played that much yet, but I'm looking forward to playing this regularly!
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70.9 hrs
Posted: September 4
A must have for anyone who enjoys strategy RPGs

This whole series is required reading in my classroom. It has it's flaws, as any older game would, like how some missions can drag on, due to some monsters being scripted to fight you, regardless of how overwhelming your advantage is, but if you can get over that, you'll find days and days and days of enjoyment in the campaigns.

Slightly improved Ui over the previous installments, and a fun new ultimate skill unique to each clast (though they did balance that a little poorly, since by time you have the required levels and skills to get your ultimate, the campaign will be mostly over, if you can get it at all).

I woukd also strongly suggest getting both the DLCs for this, as they both include new campaigns that are just as long as the main game.
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39.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Old but gold
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13.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
One of the best HOMM games, still looks decent in 2016 and maintains the classic HOMM gameplay.
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Noms (FD God)
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 15
Multiplayer is gone, dont bother
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4.4 hrs
Posted: August 14
Love this game.
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