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 (354 reviews)
Release Date: May 23, 2006

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Includes 6 items: Heroes of Might & Magic V, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East, Heroes® of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition, Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

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Includes 13 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, Heroes® of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition, 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, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness, The Falcon & The Unicorn

 

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
57 of 72 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
One. More. Turn.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
They should do more games like this one instead of always makinf shooting games...
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
I had forgotten how much fun the HoMM games were.
A bit slow by todays action game standards but fun none the less.
Turn based strategy goodness.
If you have played any of the games in this HoMM series or the King's Bounty series then you know this is more of the same.
This game has more cut scenes for story telling than I remember but you can watch or skip them to your liking
It has OK / good graphics and there is not much else to say about it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Heros of Might & Magic V is a classic game of epic strategy. This game combines turn-based, army-oriented combat with RPG-like logistics to grow the various forces. Instead of clicking on a building to query up troops, you must either send out your general out to rally them, or recruit them from you town. It's a refresting, and unique take, on the stregy genre of games.

The graphics of this game havn't aged very well, as with most games published around the same time as this one. Also, it's art style is pretty much a rip-off of the Warhammer Fantasy tabletop game. But that is basically what this game is: "Warhammer: the Campign". And thats not a bad thing.

If the idea of a semi-casual, low-APM, army campign game sounds even mildly interesting, then you'll love this game. Just, try not to look the in-game characters in they eyes during dialoge. The uncanny valley is strong here, after all.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
I enjoyed the game for the hours i played. Not pro or against it, but mostly positive experience would dictate i recommend it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
great strategy with easy turtorial and great factions and turn based warfare
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
It's a really great game, It's a shame that the whole Might & Magic and Heroes of Might & Magic franchise isn't on steam.
I'd love so much to play the first Might & Magic game or Heroes of Might & Magic 3 on steam.

At least, they're available on Gog.com

Anyway, It's a really great game and I'd suggest it to any fans of Might & Magic, Heroes of Might & Magic and Strategy games!

9/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
It's a decent game, really enjoy it
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
This is a fun and interesting game to play with friends and you can even play online or in hotseat.Unfortunately there is an even better version with more units.races,spells,events and maps called "heroes of might and magic five:tribes of the east".So I actually recommend getting that instead of this,still if you want to complete your set or just want to see the campaign of this game(which is really fun)go ahead and buy it.The gameplay and graphics are great.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Almost as good as 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Oldschool game. If you haven't played it when you were 8-13 years old, you will think this one is not worth the money. I love it because I have played this game soooo long ago and it brings me good memories and nostalgic feeling about it. All enviromoment reminds me of GOT or LOTR (In my perspective). V one is awesome because battles is a lot more improved than before in IV or III one. Also all of your army charackters has three levels not two (if you have bought gold edition) which is really cool. I would give it a strong 7/10.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Nice, classic round game, recommend for round game lovers.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Absolute classic!

+ use of colour
+ beautifull town screens
+ Fantastic character design
+ challenging and fair macro/micro play
+ 5 (!) different races

Buy already
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171 of 184 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
59.8 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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62 of 74 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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!

8/10 for Graphics (for a game that comes out in 2006 is badass)
8/10 for Gameplay (turn based game in this game is fine)
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 play Might and Magic, I recommend to start with V!
Here on V you have more factions to play, and the play style is different to each one. The first missions are to simple and you can't enjoy much play with Heaven (people, knights and angels) but when you start play with necromancy (spoiler alert) you will be able to play with Heaven too.
I like this game because it's some difficult... You need to calculate your moves, take troops in all your cities and strike enemy only if they have not 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 give you something different... (spoiler) You will be able to play a battle with 5 hereoes.
The expansions like Tribes of the East and Hammers of Fate are awesome too but the original MMH5 is better...
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66 of 81 people (81%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Just buy it. Better than HoMM6.
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43 of 49 people (88%) 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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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
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
Pros:
- Great Turn based gameplay
- Can be Hard and rewarding
- A nice learning curve
- Interesting world and lore
Cons:
- 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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