The most popular Heroes® title of all time is back in HD! Fifteen years later, rediscover the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist, as she re-embarks on her critically acclaimed quest to unite her ravaged homeland and re-conquer the kingdom of Erathia.
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Mostly Positive (76 reviews) - 73% of the 76 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,678 reviews) - 60% of the 2,678 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 29, 2015

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About This Game

Important note: Heroes III – HD Edition content is based on the original 1999 game: The Restoration of Erathia.


Do you remember all those sleepless nights spent fighting Black Dragons and Archangels, Demons and Necromancers? Were you a true fan of Heroes® of Might & Magic® III? We have great news for you!

The most popular Heroes® title of all time is back in HD! Fifteen years later, rediscover the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist, as she re-embarks on her critically acclaimed quest to unite her ravaged homeland and re-conquer the kingdom of Erathia.

Forge the destinies of mighty and magical heroes, leading fantastic and ferocious creatures in a game that still stands today as the landmark opus of the Might & Magic: Heroes’ franchise.

Heroes® of Might & Magic® III is a turn-based strategy game, originally released in February 1999.

Key Features

A new HD experience: re-live the Heroes® III in HD, a true craftsmanship which offers players updated graphics, with wide screen compatibility.

Enjoy the critically acclaimed Heroes® III gameplay, with 7 exciting campaign scenarios, around 50 skirmish maps, a local multiplayer mode and a map editor.

A new online multiplayer lobby: Now Steamworks compatible, Heroes® III offers an online multiplayer lobby, where you can share your experience with the Heroes III community.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - both 32/64bit versions
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.0 GHz (or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD2900 (256MB VRAM or more with Shader Model 4.0)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT4.0 * Windows XP and Vista are not officially supported for this title although they may run the game properly.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - both 32/64bit versions
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9800GT or AMD Radeon HD3870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required. Supported video cards at time of release: nVidia GeForce 8800GT or better, GeForce 9, GT200, GT400, GT500, GT600, GT700 series AMD Radeon HD2900 or better, HD3000, HD4000, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000 series, R series Notes: Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported. Latest tested GeForce drivers: 337.88 for all nVidia series Latest tested Radeon drivers: Catalyst 13.9 for Radeon HD2000, HD3000, HD4000 and Catalyst 14.4 for Radeon HD5000, HD6000, HD7000, R series.
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InnocentVision
( 68.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Not Recommended. Go buy the Complete edition on GOG.
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Dr.Livingdead
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Good old childhood, just gather the lads to your house and make a hotseat lobby. Easy and great fun multiplayer
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highelfsjh
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Love this game. REminds me of the gold old days, with maybe not so good graphics, but good storyline, and strategic game. WIll always remind me of playing it with my family.
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Grandpa
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I think HOMM III is one of the greatest games ever made, and it is no exaggeration when I say I've dumped thousands of hours into this game as a teenager. I've even bought the game four times (back in the days when discs had to be used and they'd get scratched or lost). I got this copy in a HOMM package for the Steam Summer Sale so I didn't actively seek out this game specifically because I already heard terrible things about it. Plus I have the GOOD version of HOMM III on GOG.

I've played one campaign map in this HD remake so far and already the issues are staggering. immediately when I clicked during the opening FMV and the entire game just crashed.

When you play at a high resolution, it gives a quarter of the screen this framing effect and the game freezes up constantly. It's especially annoying if it freezes up during a sound file because it will make this constant stuttering sound. Some stutters can last for several seconds and the biggest problem is that it happens CONSTANTLY. I mean it can happen a few times every in-game week, and it happens both in battles and on the world map. It was a thoroughly annoying experience just to play that one map, I wouldn't even touch on issues outside campaign mode. Stay away!
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Pähkinä jengin Matti
( 27.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is the best game ever, i grew up with the series and i love this game so much.
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Rey=ZeroiZ
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
The graphic looks strange and you just can't tell why it seems so odd. It only contains campaigns of Erathia. Such lack of sincerity! Got it from a bundle for free... I don't think I would like to pay for this.
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Kinetic Waffle
( 72.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
So, my friend got me into this game- never played HOMM before, we tried 6, and it looked cool. I started playing this, and for the first hour, the graphics really bugged me. Suddenly it stopped mattering- this is *endgame* levels of game perfection, and every game after it has been an awkward attempt at reviving the magic of this classic masterpiece.

Don't bother with 5, 6 or 7. Buy HoMM3, forget the 'good graphics', and play it for the gameplay. This game is the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥, and I feel like I'm making up for lost time every hour I play.
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szymez
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game, but realy bad conversion. Nothing new and only 33% of full game ( no DLC included ). Better to buy full HoM&M 3 on gog.com
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Lavolpe
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Best game ever! Forever!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
122 of 138 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Guys, Guys, Guys. Hold up before you buy this.

First of all, I LOVE this series. I grew up with it as a child, and I distinctly remember playing both heroes of m&m and heroes chronicles which I got when I was 4.

When I saw this in steam, my heart leapt with joy! Not only could I relive some joyful childhood memories, but others could as well. This product didn't cut it.

Its not so much the random map generator. If this game was finished and you were really that concerned about this aspect, you could have hit up gog.com for the full complete non hd version. That version still has a working map generator, and you could generate your maps, save them, and transfer them over to this game.

You COULD possibly do this IF this game was FINISHED. Its not.

Its missing both its add ons, which is a real dissapointment for me. It makes it so much less enjoyable; less enchanting than its original predecesor. It also makes it impossible to use the map generator or any maps you may have made as a kid using your original game copy (I have a original game of Heroes 3 on cd, and none of the maps I generate or make on that game copy work with this).

While this game is hd, its not heroes 3.

I recomend the following replacements:

Heores 3 complete edition: Located at gog.com. Just make an account and follow the steps, its not that hard. Comes with all add ons and random map gen.

Also for the heck of it, Heroes Chronicles: mini game series based around heroes 3 which in my opinion gave a much more in dept storyline for people not invested in the history of heroes of might and magic to follow. Meaning, it starts you off with a charecter (Tarnum?), and you get to see his life play out from the beginning. Also located at gog.com. Only catch is that you may have to buy all of the games to get the full experience of Heroes 3 (landscape and castle/creature wise) and I dont currently know how much it costs.

Sad that i have to give this a thumbs down but... well I cry because I care.
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48 of 60 people (80%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Heroes of Might & Magic: The magical land where monday is the best day of the week.
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47 of 60 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
You are better served by getting the complete edition on GOG and installing the HD mod.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Using the HD mod on Complete Edition is much better.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Great game, but realy bad conversion. Nothing new and only 33% of full game ( no DLC included ). Better to buy full HoM&M 3 on gog.com
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
444.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Well I reckon I qualify to post a review. Can't say I have the most hours on this game but I have a few compared to the others. You can't give this a negative review just because there isn't a Random map generator etc, you can't give it a positive review because it has HD graphics either. You can however still have many hours of enjoyment of a classic game that will fill the armchair fantasy generals coffers with enjoyment. Buy it on sale otherwise you are paying to much at full price.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
The thing is... if you loved the game before it went on Steam in it's HD remake, you're gonna love it again. Too bad it's cut of the expansions and some other stuff. I don't even get why. And it is sad for me especially, cause I used to play Conflux every time we had a hot seat session with my friends. But after all it's still Heroes. the game mechanics is more or less the same (even though ♥♥♥♥ whoever thought it's a good idea to have useless river around the castles!) and if you have friends to play with, you're gonna have a great time. Even after all these years. I remember our sessions from more then a decade ago, going on for hours. And since I own it on Steam, I started playing the campaign for the first time ever. Cause my friends have girlfriends and stuff. I didn't even notice the facelift it has. It's still Heroes. Buy it on sale. Or buy the Complete somewhere else
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
i cant believe there is no random map generator here ... i would not have purchased this... fubard!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
107.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Game looks amazing, still enjoy playing after all these years. Is there going to be an HD update for armageddons blade and Shadow of death DLC's?
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
oldies but goldies
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