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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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.
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Thommie
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Kinda boring.
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St33lD13hl
( 85.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Buggy UI and AI.
My biggest gripe is the AI. It used to be fine, but now that my hero learned Deflect Missile (and taught it to all my other heroes), that's all they cast in battle. I will be battling against casters or just foot soldiers, and if left to his/her own, my heroes will just start uselessly defending against missiles!

UI is super buggy. Clicking is a little off on buttons but the worst is using sliders. For instance, using the marketplace to exchange resources REQUIRES using the slider. Most of the time the slider doesn't work. Sometimes as you grab and wiggle around it will jump the bar somewhere around where you wanted it. It is impossible to get it exactly where you want it, so after 20-30 seconds of trying to slide, you will choose a value that is "close enough". Same thing when you split your armies, the slider is terrible so it's easier to split army in half (default position of slider), do transfer, then continue splitting the result in half until you get the exact amount you wanted.

This is definitely a keyboard-only game. Most of the screentips show you which buttons to press, but there are still many that you can only figure out by trial/error. For instance, there is no way to split armies without using the keyboard, and there's no tooltip letting you know to hold shift and drag the army.
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Hozbabe1
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Da best game
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Erdinjar
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
An old Time Classic one of the best Turn Based fantasy RPG made in history !!! :)
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Anonymous Broccoli
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
This game as to be one of the best games I've personally ever played. I played this back when I was like 7 with my Dad and now 7 years later what am I doing? I rebought the game and I'm playing it again with my cousins and brother this game is one of the best around.

10/10
~Agrael (Yes that is one of the characters you can play as if you either download a mod for this game or buy HoMM V the normal one) (Get the mod)
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Platinumcan
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
I love the game when I whas litte its still a good game but there are some mecanic that I would like to change exsample a free roam= choose a hero and fight of every other Heroes til everyone else is defekt exept for you
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ExcurryBar
( 36.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
The 3D designs of the towns are fantastic!
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@sh
( 38.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Cant stop playing .... One of the best Strategy games of all times
V might be the best game of HoMM series... (8/10) for me
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Glasgo
( 63.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
The best HoMM game in the series IMO. I grew up playing HoMM 2 and got a physical copy of this game as soon as it came out. I've put hundreds of hours into it and still enjoy it to this day. After 5 the series takes a nose dive in the wrong direction - seriously, Ubisoft what the ♥♥♥♥ are you doing to this series? I have the sixth game and it's 'playable' but won't be buying the 7th which is out now and looks like ♥♥♥♥. I hope the future of the franchise isn't beyond saving already - just revamp the old games with modern graphics and animations and my wallet is yours to violate how ever you please.
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S4
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Old game but good <3
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Sir Alex
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
I start off by saying this game popped my cherry in the HoM&M series. This game has some features that should have been brought forward into the newer installment and the graphic are overall very well done for 2006. Not much else to say, I bought the newer game and can't even remember the story to this game, but I know I have not finished it yet. That being said I completely ruined the game by using cheats and rushing through, so don't do that to yourself.
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U WOT M8?
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
Amazing game, as good as HoMM 3 but with really nice graphics.
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TheLordKarnage
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
I've never played this game until now, the soundtrack is amazing, i normally don't like this type of "chess" turn based combat, but it was fun.

i like the graphics, the enviroment, the sound quality, and the gameplay.
Recommended!
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Todling
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
One of the best part in Heroes of Might & Magic series! That is a really good game. In my list of the best strategy games Heroes of Might & Magis is on 4th place! 8/10.
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✪ MereticX.wOw ツ
( 27.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
With HOMM 3, the best Heroes game out there and the LAST good heroes game!
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Laryssa
( 44.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
Love this game
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karl_yonan
( 62.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
What else is left to ask from a strategy game??
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Quantum Sourcerer
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
Loved this game 2 years ago. Got it again and sill as good as ever. Shame about multi-player though.
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UnXspected
( 205.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
If you like Turn Based strategy games or were a fan of the might & magic games when you were younger this is the one to buy! has the gameplay you remember soo fondly and no bugs or problems ive found in my 200+ hours of gameplay.

This is one of the games i would add to library to play with a friend or a couple friends, online can be super fun and has some of the larger maps you will find in this kind of game.

At the price its worth it to pick this up for you & a couple friends. thats what i did and will not come to regret it any time soon.
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TrustMeItsLegal
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
Its so fun!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
The best HoMM game in the series IMO. I grew up playing HoMM 2 and got a physical copy of this game as soon as it came out. I've put hundreds of hours into it and still enjoy it to this day. After 5 the series takes a nose dive in the wrong direction - seriously, Ubisoft what the ♥♥♥♥ are you doing to this series? I have the sixth game and it's 'playable' but won't be buying the 7th which is out now and looks like ♥♥♥♥. I hope the future of the franchise isn't beyond saving already - just revamp the old games with modern graphics and animations and my wallet is yours to violate how ever you please.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The 3D designs of the towns are fantastic!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
I've never played this game until now, the soundtrack is amazing, i normally don't like this type of "chess" turn based combat, but it was fun.

i like the graphics, the enviroment, the sound quality, and the gameplay.
Recommended!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
This game as to be one of the best games I've personally ever played. I played this back when I was like 7 with my Dad and now 7 years later what am I doing? I rebought the game and I'm playing it again with my cousins and brother this game is one of the best around.

10/10
~Agrael (Yes that is one of the characters you can play as if you either download a mod for this game or buy HoMM V the normal one) (Get the mod)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Amazing game, as good as HoMM 3 but with really nice graphics.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I start off by saying this game popped my cherry in the HoM&M series. This game has some features that should have been brought forward into the newer installment and the graphic are overall very well done for 2006. Not much else to say, I bought the newer game and can't even remember the story to this game, but I know I have not finished it yet. That being said I completely ruined the game by using cheats and rushing through, so don't do that to yourself.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
One of the best part in Heroes of Might & Magic series! That is a really good game. In my list of the best strategy games Heroes of Might & Magis is on 4th place! 8/10.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
I love the game when I whas litte its still a good game but there are some mecanic that I would like to change exsample a free roam= choose a hero and fight of every other Heroes til everyone else is defekt exept for you
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
185.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
WARNING:

Game will destroy your sleeping pattern. Do not play if you have any obligations to anything. Oh and also don't upgrade peasants to conscripts you lose the daily gold bonus. Most fights can be won with puppet master or frenzy, conjure pheonix is excellent for fighting creatures that can't be mind controlled though. Never put a stack of mages behind your own units, you will accidentally kill them. Markal reminds me of Scar from the Lion King. Isabel is just tragic. Just play this game, seriously.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Great game ! use to play the 2nd one when I was 10, 100s of hours in that one, this one is looking the same.. everything runs smooth graphics are great, sounds better. and the map details are great aswell.. gameplay is very easy, only takes about 10 or 15 min to figure out, but if you do the main quest the first 2 missions are pretty much lessons. Its deff worth the money for the amount of hours you WILL sink into it lol.
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227 of 248 people (92%) found this review helpful
128 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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87 of 106 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Just buy it. Better than HoMM6.
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74 of 88 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.9 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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81 of 102 people (79%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
One. More. Turn.
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65 of 79 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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56 of 67 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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51 of 63 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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94 of 136 people (69%) found this review helpful
119 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2015
It's like having a cup of tea while riding a t-rex: it won't disappoint you.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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