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 (2,925 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 - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack

Buy Might and Magic Heroes VI: Complete Edition

Includes 4 items: 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

Buy The Heroes Pack

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

Buy Might and Magic Franchise Pack

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

 

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
539 of 618 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Dumb UPlay registration with multiple steps. Once I got through all that, the "conflux" website seems to be down, I can't start the campaign. I have no ability to play offline campaign. This is AWFUL. I want my money back!
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391 of 440 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
A good game, unfortunately tied with the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and infuriating online service ever seen. I would play my heroes game - all offline - for 2-3 hours and then mysteriously the game service would disconnect and I would lose all my progress. Ridiculous for a single player offline game with a AAA price tag. Fail.
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250 of 285 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Not sure why I bought this. I didn't like videos of this and what they did too my precious mercury, too, I didn't.

But yeah, first about parts I actually enjoyed.
The setting of Falcon Empire Era is pretty neat, with all that skulldruggery, old ways of Ilath, orcbros, oceanic weaboo empire, necromancers not as power-hungry cartoon villains, but bizarre keepers of balance (more like it was in Diablo II). Story is good enough too. The split dynasty, the rise of Railag, the crazy adventures of Crag Hack (though I found this one quite boring, but then again, I was playing this for a while at that particular point) and a little fanservice with Sandro cameo (OHGODIT'SREALLYHIM). Dunno about vampire campaign though.
Sanctury is a good addition to the world, it's unlike anything you saw in Ashan before and I hope we'll see more of Naga Samurais and Sharkmen in the future.
The system of unlockables through seals is decent. Provides a bit of stimulus to play it if you feel you are bored here (and it happens pretty fast).

Now, the bad parts.
Soundtrack. Quite unremarkable.
The balance. The problem here is not overpowering something, but making it too difficult to figure out (the same mistake devs did in HoMMIV with cross-classes and tons of perks). See, there are just too many perk combos you can't really predict, because spells are perks here. In HoMMIII you could point your finger at a guy playing Necropolis or Conflux and call him an a-hole, In HoMMV you could point your finger at Kaspar starter, here...well...you can't. And it's not really a good thing (but it may appear so). Still, if you like overcomplification, you may just ignore what I said.
While devs created complications, they simplified the resource part. Which feels...unfair,
Ah yes, map layouts. Region - based map isn't a good solution for me. You can't raid mines behind enemy lines, now you have to sabotage them or keep you secondary hero there all the time. This is a huge problem when we come to next point...
Overuse of town portals. No really, this is a big issue. While they provide mobility, they are, well, too damn essential. You can easily evade encounter with enemy via it. And...everybody gets it for free. No spell, no perk, you just need enough mana to cast it.

Oh, about Conflux service. It wasn't down at the time I played it, so maybe Ubi fixed it. Maybe. Still, I'm okay with being online to play.

Still, the review is "mixed", so I have to claim "non-recomendation" here is gentle here, not strong. You wanna your 60 hours (well, I lasted nearly that amount) for that price - fine, go for it. If not, or you have bad experience with Uplay - better save the money for sale or whatever product on Steam you want more.

Heh, probably the longest one I've written so far.
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242 of 287 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
No matter how much discount youo get, do not buy this game. Simple as that.

I get it that some people say this game is fun, i spend xxx hours on it well worth the money blah blah blah. Whats the point of having a game, if you cant play it when you want to? Whats the point of a game being fun, if you cant play it at all?

Many a time during weekends, I boot up my gaming laptop looking for stuff to play, and I open up MnM6. Its just ♥♥♥♥♥ stuck at Uplay trying to find upgrades or Conflux cant connect and stuff. I have completely given up and I accept that Ubi soft scammed a few dollars from me with a vastly inferior product. But you guys still have a chance! DO NOT FALL IN THIS TRAP LIKE I DID!

This thing cant even be called a game. Its like buying an iphone realising it is a piece of plastic with a lockscreen painted on it. Its not worth the money and the frustration.

Great way to kill a great franchise. With such an attitude towards its product and such an excellent engineering quality, Im sure Ubi will continue to succeed in whatever they do.

This is the worst money spent on a game ever for me.
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268 of 323 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
You HAVE to be online to play, and you have to register. Even then it has bugs and falls short the glory of the series. AVOID this game.
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181 of 209 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Uplay.
Load steam, load heroes, which will require you to load Uplay to load Heroes, then you may load Heroes.
Once Heroes is loaded Uplay will inform you of stupid crap constantly.
From the bottom of my heart, F**k you Ubisoft and your horrible Uplay.
In addition, I'd like to address another statement once Uplay is installed (Thank you for choosing Uplay), no one chooses Uplay.
Jei's rating: -2/10

Heroes 6.
The game captures the same elements as previous Heroes games; assemble an army and go forth and conquer in a fantasy world.
Jei's rating: 5/10
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145 of 178 people (81%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
This was a gift and you have to register through Ubi-soft's UPlay which doesn't work and hasn't worked for over two weeks. I reinstalled the game and it still required UPlay before playing and it would simply not load.
UPlay support is off-line or won't respond. A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. But Ubi-soft has always been bad, almost as bad as EA. Save your money and buy Age of Wonders II.
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117 of 151 people (77%) found this review helpful
79.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
uplay sync problems don't Buy It.
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114 of 150 people (76%) found this review helpful
137.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Uplay, requires ALWAYS online and no connection to the story HOMM 5 neglected to finish.
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I was a big fan of the series and in particular, I really enjoyed Heroes III and V. This new sequel has left a bitter taste to my mouth. If the campaign is not resolved in a particular way that the AI wishes then you are either stuck on the scenario until eternity or you have to restart it. Another negative point for me is that the AI "cheats" meaning that they get disproportionate bonuses or irrational advantages in order to stay competitive relative to human players. Although considerable ammount of work has gone into this title, the game does grow stale and tedious after a while. You get the impression that you're a hamster in a trainning wheel. So despite being a big fan of previous titles, I'll have to decline giving a positive reccomendation for this one.
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67 of 88 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
539.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
game is great ubisoft and uplay are a nightmare ... steam this splashes off on you ... I bought this game from steam, I played it for a bout 25 hours and now I can't access my game because uplay cant contact its severs ... steam works, my browser works, their website is also down .... you sure hooked up with a turkey ... here's the thing .. I don't play games that often, it is an occasional thing I dabble in, then I go back to a busy professional life .... when I have an experience like this it will be just that much longer before I return to gaming ... if I could I would take my $40 back ...
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58 of 74 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I was tricked. My fault. I thought they moved the game to good (steam) platform. But got same old Uplay sh... Now I own two copies of unplayable game ... Never by anything that (non-)works on uplay! I succeed to play a little with my previous version when I bought it directly with uplay - game itself would be OK, if You are lucky to get it work.
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46 of 55 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I'd sure like to play this game. Ubisoft servers are down so I can't.

Boy I sure like spending money on games I can't play.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
69.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I'm a huge fan of this franchise and played alot of Heroes of Might and Magic games, but this is not even close to Heroes III or V. Better play these two or wait for Heroes VII. If you like the Heroes (strategy) games, then this is probably worth 10 bucks but not more.

I recommend waiting for a nice sale or buying Heroes V with Hammers of Fate and Tribes of the East addon if you haven't got them.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
272.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I strongly recommend you play this game if you love turn based strategy games, RPG games, or are a sucker for a good story. Easily one of the best strategy games I have ever played (and I have played a hell of a lot!) - don't be scared of UPlay and Conflux (more on this later).

The game is at its core a Turn Based Strategy game, but also has strong RPG elements - levelling up, skill points, hero inventory, reputation points, faction variations etc.
I would strongly suggest watching some YouTube videos to see how the game plays out.
Briefly speaking you have a game map where you move your heroes around, collect various items/dynasty weapons for your hero's inventory as well as wood, ore, crystal, gold and fight neutrals. There are also various structures you can interact with which confer various bonuses, or grant units for your army etc.
On this map there are various towns and forts which you fight to capture, and once captured you build up to allow you to recruit more units, higher level units or get bonuses for your battles.

Battles involve moving stacks of units around on a grid, destroying enemy stacks in a variety of ways. There are a large variety of units in the game, roughly 7 types per faction - each with an upgraded version so really 14 per faction. Units often have special abilities, like being able to puppet enemy units to do your bidding, or charge through stacks slaughtering ally and enemy alike. All the factions have very different units so it never gets boring.

In addition to units being moved around, your heroes can also use various abilities each turn, you can unlock more by spending skill points as you level up. There are loads of hero skills split in to Might types or Magic types, and these are futher classified into many sub-groups, too many to list here, but for instance for the Magic branch you have separate skill trees for Fire, Water, Light, Dark, Earth, Air, Prime (not all are accessible for each faction)
Hero Dynasty weapons can also grant more abilities, as can items - many items come in sets (Diablo style) and wearing the full set can give you some very nice bonuses.

There are Five factions in the main game (Haven, Inferno, Sanctuary, Stronghold, Necropolis), and a Sixth faction (Dungeon) in the expansion Shades of Darkness - which I also strongly recommend you get! Each faction has completely different units, different available skill trees, faction specific abilities, reputation abilities, different game play and look very different too.

Sound and music in the game is awesome, the battle sound track is stuck in my head.
Graphics are amazing too; the detail on the maps, on the units, structures, flora is great. Even the main menu has switchable themes - all of which are great (personal favourite is the dungeon one).
The loading screens have some really nice drawings too, I had the Haven one as a wallpaper for some time.
Units have really nice animations, and even have idle animations - Dungeon's Assassin starts spinning his daggers above his head like helicopter rotor blades and gets lifted off his feet and then drops down headfirst (all an animation - has no effect on gameplay..!), Vampires start playing rock music and using their swords as an electric guitar - really shocked me the first time it happened -"where is that rock music coming from..?"

The storyline is amazing - I was eager to learn more just after the intro video!
The game is split into many different campaigns - each campaign has up to 4 missions. The core game has one tutorial campaign, and then one campaign for each of the five core factions. The expansions add four more campaigns.

The story is great but as the core campaigns all run simultaneously in the story chronology, it is possible to play one mission in one campaign and then ruin the story for yourself as you now know the outcome of another mission for another faction that you haven't played yet.

I would recommend you play the Custom games and Campaign missions in the following order:

Heart of Nightmares (Custom game accessed via the Custom game option in the main menu!), Prologue 1, Prologue 2, Stronghold 1, Sanctuary 1, Haven 1, Inferno 1, Necropolis 1, Stronghold 2, Sanctuary 2, Haven 2, Necropolis 2, Sanctuary 3, Stronghold 3, Inferno 2, Necropolis 3, Inferno 3, Sanctuary 4, Stronghold 4, Haven 3, Necropolis 4, Haven 4, Inferno 4, Epilogues, Pirates of the Savage Sea Campaign, Danse Macabre Campaign, Dungeon Campaign, Necropolis Campaign 2.

Maybe copy-paste that list into a text file somewhere and delete missions as you complete them!

The only issue some people have, is with UPlay. Upon installing the game via Steam, you may have issues launching the game. Just install the latest Uplay off the Ubisoft site, see this link: http://steamcommunity.com/app/48220/discussions/0/45350245398257355/

Another issue is that fighting neutrals can get repetitive as they are often so weak. Turn on Quick Battle in the options menu, and if you have a decent army, the battle will be resolved for you automatically.

Gameplay tips - The Reinforcements skill is the key to victory in most scenarios early on- use it on stacks that are going to attack / get attacked and you will never have any losses from your main army.

If you have other issues, just ask in the Steam Forum for the game, there are plenty of people that can help there!

I'll say it again, I strongly recommend you play this game! Or you can just wait for Heroes of Might and Magic VII which is currently in development - can vote on factions to appear in the game etc on the developer's website!
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
On top of having to be online via Steam, you have to be online via UPlay, AND online via Ubisoft's CONFLUX. This is just to play the game at all.

This is a travesty to the Heroes name and the Might & Magic game. Ubisoft have failed miserably.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Just bought the game for 75% off but I can't play it because the UBISOFT launcher crashes every time I start the game :(
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I downloaded but cant play. it has to login in through uplay but crush everytime after login in.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
UPLAY........enough said, cannot get passed uplay login screen crashes every single time.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Cant even play the game anymore Uplay just crashes all the bloody time waste of money.
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