Heroes VI is a fast-paced epic story where Angels plot to end -- once and for all -- an unfinished war with their ancient rivals, the Faceless.
User reviews: Mixed (1,951 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2011

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Buy Might and Magic Heroes VI Gold

Includes 3 items: Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack

Buy Might and Magic Heroes VI: Complete Edition

Includes 4 items: Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

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

 

Complete Edition

The Complete Edition includes the critically acclaimed Might & Magic Heroes VI, two original Adventure Packs and the Standalone Expansion featuring the Dark-Elf Dungeon faction.

Take the lead in an epic story of Angels plotting to end -- once and for all -- an unfinished war with their ancient rivals, the Faceless.

Follow the adventures of the Griffin Dynasty and their world shaping exploits, as well as the legendary Crag Hack the barbarian and Sandro the nefarious Lich, as they make an Epic comeback to the World of Ashan.

Determine the fates of 6 legendary factions, including the fan-favorite Knights of Haven, the Necromancers of Necropolis, and the Dark Elves of Dungeon, as well as the brand new faction, the Naga of Sanctuary.

  • Enjoy the critically acclaimed Heroes gameplay in a new enhanced premium edition: more than 120 hours of gameplay, 6 factions, 42 units and their upgrades, hundreds of artefacts and new Dynasty Weapons.
  • Experience the unique mix of Turn-Based Strategy & RPG: Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect resources and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics, level-up your heroes, recruit troops & lead them to combat on tactical battle maps
  • Shape your destiny: Lead your Heroes through an intriguing scenario. Choose your path & customize your gaming experience thanks to a brand new Reputation system.
  • Unveil new secrets of Ashan: Experience original and breathtaking returns of legendary “Legacy” Heroes, Crag Hack and Sandro, as well as historically crucial moments in the origins of the fan-favorite Necromancer and Dark Elf factions.
  • Enjoy extra bonus maps: re-discover the old Worlds of Varn, Xeen and Enroth, from the Might & Magic famous RPGs.
  • Dive into the richness of the M&M Universe: Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy improved 3D designs and brand new Townscreens.
  • Share with the community: Compete with your friends using a new and intelligent, online community interface: The Conflux

About This Game

The adventure in Heroes VI, starting 400 years before events in Heroes V, catapults a family of heroes into a fast-paced epic story where Angels plot to end -- once and for all -- an unfinished war with their ancient rivals, the Faceless.

A legendary Archangel General is resurrected, but with his powers crippled. Plagued by horrible memories of the Elder Wars, he plots to recover his powers and take control of Ashan while destroying both Faceless and Demons in a series of carefully orchestrated attacks and betrayals. He underestimates, however, the power of the all-too-human Griffin dynasty.

The destiny of these Griffin heroes will be determined by our players.

Deluxe Edition Content

  • Soundtrack.
  • Artbook/Poster.
  • One month subscription on Heroes Kingdom.
  • 1 Bonus Single Player Skirmish Map.
  • 4 Dynasty Heroes : Aguirre, Sveltana, Yume and Kraal.
  • 2 Dynasty Weapon : Staff of Cleansing and Staff of Asha’s Eightfold.
Content is delivered via download only.

Key Features

  • Enjoy the critically acclaimed Heroes gameplay, remasterized with the well-known developer, Black Hole, and in close partnership with the game’s numerous fans.
  • Experience the unique mix of Turn-Based Strategy & RPG: Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect tons of resources and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics to level-up your heroes, recruit troops & ready them for combat on exclusive battle maps.
  • Shape your destiny: Lead the Heroes of the Griffin dynasty through an intriguing scenario. Choose your path, assume your choices and customize your gaming experience thanks to a brand new Reputation system.
  • Rediscover the richness of the M&M Universe: Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy improved 3D designs and an exclusive new bestiary.
  • Share with the community: Post content & compete with your friends using a new and intelligent, online community interface.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (all 32/64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB for Windows XP and 1.5GB for Vista / Windows 7
    • Graphics: 512 MB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Supported Video Cards at Release Time:
    • NVIDIA GeForce® 8600 or higher
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 9 Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 200 Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 400 Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 500 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 2600 or higher
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 3000 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 4000 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 5000 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 6000 Series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (all 32/64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 @ Duo E6400 @ 2.00 Ghz, AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB for Windows XP and 2GB for Vista / Windows 7
    • Graphics: 1 GB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Supported Video Cards at Release Time:
    • NVIDIA GeForce® 8600 or higher
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 9 Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 200 Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 400 Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce™ 500 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 2600 or higher
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 3000 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 4000 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 5000 Series
    • ATI® RADEON® HD 6000 Series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
I realized early that Heroes 6 is the weakest installment of the series. It has an utterly generic story that has nothing to do with the events of the previous titles and a gameplay that lacks any inspiration. But I could have ignored that, since, despite being not a very good title, the game still has some solid entertainment.
What really killed it for me is the "always online" issue, even if you really just want to play a single-player game and don't even care about multiplayer. While being always online in Steam is usually a non-issue, having to be always online on the notoriously unstable Uplay network can be a pain.
Also if Uplay servers are down for any reason and you try to work around that by starting the client in offline-mode the game will begin giving you trouble. For example it will refuse to let you load any of your savegames, because games you played while you were online are not available when you are offline. And if it has a particularly bad day it will deactivate completely, tell you that your version of Heroes 6 is "unregistered" and demand that you go online to register your already registered game another time before you are allowed to play the game again. So that's my real issue.

However, if you need another reason, then here is a word for those of you who just happen to be die-hard fans of the series like me: please take my warning. This game does NOT continue the events of Heroes 5 and/or Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. It is a prequel that surrenders the previous story-line completely.
I mean: Bloody hell! It's not like Ubisoft left us with a cliffhanger after Heroes 5, where the dark messiah, possessed by a half-naked, smoking-hot succubus, stopped the necromancers and their alliance of the willing from dropping weapons of mass-destruction on the underworld, destroyed the skull of the seventh dragon to free the demon-lord and open the gates of hell. So that the dark lord would rise from the abyss speaking the magic words: "I am your father". You know - introduce some global warming: the lucifer-way. And right before we found out if the world was going to end and if beelzebub actually can be a picture-book daddy... curtains dropping! The end.
And here comes Heroes 6 and it starts with the words "2000 years earlier"! Wait a minute, Ubisoft: I thought we just had some serious armageddon and succubus-action going on here! What happened to good old: smash skull first, eat brains later?
So honestly: unless you are really desperate for another Might and Magic title, just skip Heroes 6 and wait for Heroes 7. You won't be missing out on anything at all.
Posted: October 18
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
If you played the previous Heroes of Might & Magic games, you probably won't enjoy this game.
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
The Good:

Still Might and Magic, still pretty fun

The Bad

Game is laggy, have to put up with u-play (ironic name),UI feels clustered and clunky, takes way tooo long to load, unit animations are kinda lame,

Bad far outweighs the good probably give it a miss unless is like $10.00 or less
Posted: October 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
261.1 hrs on record
For the record, this could be very good game. Soundtrack is great, graphics too. Progress of story gives motivation to continue. Fights are (mostly) enjoyable. Still, there are things in this game which make me furious.

I have game on Steam. When I launch it I must wait several minutes because Uplay must search for proxy, login and occasionaly update. Then finally game starts - and it logins to another network junk called Conflux. And now it becomes interesting. Because if you play with conflux there are additional items you can use in game. If you start game and loose internet connection orsomething similar, these saves you had are not available at all and you may start from beginning.

Multiplayer game in HOMM 5 was possible using lan network. In this game you can forget about it, only internet based multiplayer game is possible (again using conflux). Even if you want to play with someone sitting opposite of you. It doesn't sound too bad - but all attempts to play I have tried end after few turns because conflux looses connection or something similar. Multiplayer game is essentially impossible.

Singleplayer game is ok, but some maps quickly become boring. On normal difficulty setting it is common that 'level cap reached' show up while half of the map is still hidden. However important enemies are still terribly strong and armies defending gold and artifacts are usually very simple to beat (or so difficult that it doesn't make sense to fight them - all income is not enough to buy lost units back). So after promising start there is lot of sitting and waiting and buying new units each week. So far the most enjoyable game was for Haven fraction.

And finally, there are still bugs. When combat should start sometimes screen remains black and there is no way out just switch to taskmanager and kill the game. There are some workarounds mentioned in forums (change in settings of nvidia driver) but even then it is not 100% reliable. If you can make several important fights in one turn, save after every one of them!

So if you don't care about multiplayer, you like HOMM series and you see this game on sale then you may give it a try
But I am terribly dissapointed. I will try to finish the game for the story but I am putting Ubisof on my blacklist.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
Unplayable glitchy piece of you know what. Frustrating beyond belief. Do not buy this game.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
The game does simply not work. Bought it, but the game don't recognize the fact that I've bought it. Dumbest thing I've ever witnessed. When I try to start the campaign it prompts me to "unlock" it, by buying the game.... Same goes for custom games.. Holy ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: October 6
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
36.7 hrs on record
UPlay is annoying. Also, can we please go back to HoMM3?
Posted: October 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
59.3 hrs on record
Fix multiplayer..
Posted: October 2
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Since playing King"s bounty game , heroes games seems outdated for me.
I want a heroes game with more RPG elements in it if possible, and a continuity.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
43.2 hrs on record
Game Finished , but i still have the impression that this game will go on 4 ever. Any way , back to the point , this game ROCKS. I recoment this game to all who played the eralier versions of heroes.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
DONT BUY THIS GAME!
Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Wow. They don't tell you you need to go though something called Uplay to play this game, I thought when you purchased something it was, erm, yours to own? How odd then that they take your money, then you've got to sign up to another website to play the game. I suppose if the game were good the hassle would be worth it, but seeing as I've never seen Uplay actually work and have never been able to actually play a game through Uplay I can't tell if this one is any good. Another Steam con. It's why I never buy a full priced game and will only buy games at a couple of quid at most. I don't do thieves you see, and that's all this ♥♥♥♥ is, thievery.
Posted: October 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
they should have quit this franchise at 2
Posted: October 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
126.4 hrs on record
wounderfull game. this game is one in a long line of Heros games and dose not dissapoint! 9 out of 10
Posted: September 24
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8.5 hrs on record
A horrid disappointment. I loved the older Heroes of Might and Magic games. They provided a good mix of RPG and strategy and were fairly well balanced. This game does not meet the expectations is predecessors provide. The balance is perhaps the worst offender, being completely tossed out the window. With the slightest difference in how you play, the experience can be either an utter cake-walk or an impossible death march. All aspects of the RPG and Strategy sides of the game are severely diminished compared to its predecessors too, resulting in a very shallow, un-fun experience.
Posted: September 24
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0.4 hrs on record
Extremely dissappointed with the proprietary software needed to play the game. I bought this last year and have not even played it a single time due to the requirement to uplay or whatever crappy software that is needed to play the game. Shame on companies which add on extra garbage like this and force players to use it. I'll stick with Heroes V.
Posted: September 25
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78.7 hrs on record
Love the game but the Uplay client is to buggy and its a hassel to even start the game. with that in mind i just wish i could play the game entirely without Uplay.
Posted: September 26
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78.7 hrs on record
Love the game but the Uplay client is to buggy and its a hassel to even start the game. with that in mind i just wish i could play the game entirely without Uplay.
Posted: September 26
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78.7 hrs on record
Love the game but the Uplay client is to buggy and its a hassel to even start the game. with that in mind i just wish i could play the game entirely without Uplay.
Posted: September 26
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4.3 hrs on record
Ehh in all honesty i think that Heroes V was better, this just doesnt really feel like Heroes in my opinion, the UI Is just straight up bad but looks pretty good and battles are about the same as before, it's hard to reccommend or not reccommend this game but i would give it a 6/10 so..
Posted: September 26
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