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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.
Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Packages that include this game

Buy The Heroes Pack

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

Buy Might and Magic Franchise Pack

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: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - I Am the Boss DLC, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, Might & Magic X - Legacy

About the 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
36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
571 products in account
12 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
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%
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
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Just buy it. Better than HoMM6.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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43.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
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3.0 hrs on record
the best of the 6 that are out now. V has more factions to play than any previous or later game in the franchise. and when it comes right down to it the diversity is what makes this game entertaining.
Posted: January 1st, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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72.1 hrs on record
Whether you're a fan of the Heroes of Might & Magic series or stradegy game fan in general, this game is a definite must have. Like it's predecessors you have a castle which you must build up by collecting resources and producers on the field. Create buildings and upgrade them to hire/recruit, fantastical creatures to your cause and crush your enemies. The story is decent, but the cg added into the series is well done and appropriate.
Posted: December 30th, 2013
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