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.
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Mostly Negative (49 reviews) - 34% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (4,180 reviews) - 49% of the 4,180 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

 

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.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Negative (49 reviews)
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Mixed (4,180 reviews)
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doicromoy
( 131.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I don't understand why so many negative coments.
Played over 120 hours and I got 2 or 3 disconnects. Every time because i had internet issues.
Not a maniac with Heroes series. I play only single player campaigns.
Just finished the third campaign (Sanctuary) and probably I will finish the whole 6 campaigns and buy the DLC's as well.
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Vince
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
More UPlay ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

Whilst the game itself isn't bad, UPlay makes it unplayble.
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Franek
( 45.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Very cool game but could be better figures
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goldragon69
( 169.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Like most of the Negative feedback already posted I would have to agree not to buy it. I really enjoy playing the game and as some say probably could be the best so far. BUT.... I cant play the game anymore. Had to uninstall the game due to windows issues and when I finally got it resolved I went back to reinstall and continue. I saved to cloud all the time so no issue continuing. Or so I thought. I cant install the game because Steam cant connect to the Conflux servers. They are down ...well im not sure if they have been up at all since I started trying to reinstall. So save money and frayed nerves. Also save money on broken keyboards and mice due to frustration of not being able to get anywhere with Ubisoft/Uplay customer "support". Doesnt exist.
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elio779
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Honestly the only bad thing about this game is stupid Conflux/Uplay system that randomly disconnects.
Imagine when you fight a really big battle with PC that you have doing for 20 mins or so and suddenly you get DC-ed and return to Main Menu cause that happens...alot
Not to mention that somehow my CDkey is registred to different Uplay account and guys from Ubisoft arent really helpful
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DarkBen9
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
grate game i think more people should play!!
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PaTeL87
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Thank you Ubisoft for creating U-(don't)-Play...
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Tacit
( 166.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Game itself is 7 or 8/10. It has some good ideas. Campaigns are ok. Battles are ok.

Reason I strongly disencourage you from buying this game is Uplay/Conflux and Ubisoft policy.
I wasted 15+ hours dealing with Uplay, bugs and crushes.

I lost all my clouded saves. Support haven't responded yet. So I replayed half of Campain.
I met game breaking bug with stucked enemy hero. Bug known for year on forum. I had to replay map 3 times to avoid this event.
Screen go black sometimes when you enter city or battle or game just crush without anything. This occurs every 1-2 hours.

Every time I need to reload the game I see unskipable logo of company I will avoid. GJ Ubisoft.
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Studio Ghibli
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I've read reviews where the game is buggy, where the design is a little janky, where the balance is a little off. I'm not entirely sure about that, because the game requires an Always On connection to some manner of server called Conflux. And even though my connection with the internet remains stable (as far as I can tell--everything else works), I repeatedly lose connection with Conflux.

I just wanna play the ♥♥♥♥in' game. Which, from what little I played, is a step in the wrong direction from its predecesors.
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Old Smokey
( 67.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
when i can play this game i like it but the DRM are insane on this game and make it almost unplayable
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
More UPlay ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

Whilst the game itself isn't bad, UPlay makes it unplayble.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
166.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Game itself is 7 or 8/10. It has some good ideas. Campaigns are ok. Battles are ok.

Reason I strongly disencourage you from buying this game is Uplay/Conflux and Ubisoft policy.
I wasted 15+ hours dealing with Uplay, bugs and crushes.

I lost all my clouded saves. Support haven't responded yet. So I replayed half of Campain.
I met game breaking bug with stucked enemy hero. Bug known for year on forum. I had to replay map 3 times to avoid this event.
Screen go black sometimes when you enter city or battle or game just crush without anything. This occurs every 1-2 hours.

Every time I need to reload the game I see unskipable logo of company I will avoid. GJ Ubisoft.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
"Fantastic" uplay makes this game unplayable garbage. No more Ubisoft, I am done with you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Honestly the only bad thing about this game is stupid Conflux/Uplay system that randomly disconnects.
Imagine when you fight a really big battle with PC that you have doing for 20 mins or so and suddenly you get DC-ed and return to Main Menu cause that happens...alot
Not to mention that somehow my CDkey is registred to different Uplay account and guys from Ubisoft arent really helpful
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
67.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
when i can play this game i like it but the DRM are insane on this game and make it almost unplayable
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Not anything like the earlier versions, it's ridiculously buggy and terribly slow.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I can't recommend this simply because it is exceedingly difficult. And not in a good way. You will lose all the time, many times in a row on the same level. There are never enough troops, I cannot fathom how one can use multiple heroes effectively, giving all of your troops to one hero is often never enough. A constant game of walking around retaking all the territory and castles you will lose while on the offensive.

Also the acting and cutscenes are terrible.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I've read reviews where the game is buggy, where the design is a little janky, where the balance is a little off. I'm not entirely sure about that, because the game requires an Always On connection to some manner of server called Conflux. And even though my connection with the internet remains stable (as far as I can tell--everything else works), I repeatedly lose connection with Conflux.

I just wanna play the ♥♥♥♥in' game. Which, from what little I played, is a step in the wrong direction from its predecesors.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Playing the game felt like the release was rushed by about 5 months and somebody forgot to finish the development.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,247 of 1,396 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
250.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Edit 12/30/13:

I didn't expect such a vast amount of comments for this quick review. I will try to explain why I can't recommend this game and how I came to +250h ingame time, just scroll down to the text under the original review.


---- Original review ----
Do NOT buy this game - even if it is cheap!

Why?
The game is still full of bugs even after 2 years and UBISOFT stopped supporting the game.
No new patch, no apology, NOTHING. They just got your money, why should they care?

The game itself could have been great but with all the fuss I had to endure I won't recommend this piece of garbage to anyone. Trust me, you're better off with buying games which actually deserve your support.

I repeat: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. Show UBISOFT that they can't treat customers like this.
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1) My rig at the time I bought this game:
- Intel i5 2400
- Nvidia N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
- ASRock P67 Pro3 (B3)
- Spinpoint F1 1000GB, SATA II (HD103UJ) then ADATA S511 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s SSD
- ADATA 2x4GB 1333MHz CL9

2) How did you freak manage to get to +250h game time?
You can subtract at least a third for the time I encountered crashes, game bugs which forced me to restart a map or simple idle time.

I'm also a completionist, an achievement wh*re. In maps without a time frame I usually pick up every treasure, kill every monster and do every sidequest. This type of playstyle is time consuming :).

Now take into account that I encountered nasty bugs which forced me to replay a map or browse the web for a solution. And there is also my profile swap which I will explain later.

3) Is this a rant against Ubisoft or the game? Why didn't put the game aside and waited for a patch?
The game itself could have been great!

But it is still bugged and you have to find a way if you want to continue the story. Some achievements are luck based - you get them or not. The only way to get them is to replay the campaign map.

I put the game aside for a couple of months in between patch 1.5 until 1.8. The discount on the DLC (-50%) drawn me back.
Hope dies last. I wanted to give UBISOFT and their new developer team a chance to fix the game. It's better now but the NVIDIA black screen bug is still there and now they dropped their support.

How can I recommend a bugged game to anyone? I simply can not.

4) Which (nasty) bugs did you encounter in your long journey?
My guess would be 90% because I explored the whole map ;). Just a simple summary about the fixed bugs I encountered in previous game versions and the ones that are still there.

I. Nvidia Black Screen Bug (still there)
You play the game and suddenly it freezes. Most of the time it's a black screen while the sound is still played. It can happen randomly or it can be reproduced via savegame. Sometimes it can happen in a fight or (no kidding) by walking over a certain spot on the map. I managed to continue the story by loading the savegame and trying every angle.
As mentioned above I had a HDD at that time which had a horrible loading time :). From patch to patch there have been improvements or it would get worse. I never rolled back my drivers but I can play it almost without crashes now.
I can not safely say which GFX will work without problems. Some do, some don't.

II. The achievement swap bug (fixed)
Right after a patch a new feature was introduced - looking at achievements of other players.
Beeing a jolly fellow I wanted to test it and look where I stand. Bad idea ---
My ~85% done achievement list was copied from the one I looked at - a 30% done player.
I spent some time to find someone who had at least 80% done and never used that feature again. Guess what - I still had to replay a lot of maps to get that ONE damn missing achievement :).

I talked to the UBISOFT customer service that they get my achievements back but they told be that they can't do anything which I do not understand even today. After the short "We're sorry that we f*cked up but you have to fix it on your own" conversation I bit my tongue and played on.
UBISOFT was so kind to give me a dynasty weapon that I already owned as a compensation :).
I contacted the customer service three times about different game related problems and none of them have been resolved.

III. The plague bug (fixed)
One of my favorites. I happened to meet this little fellow three times.
There is no creature growth, in fact it is negative. You can't get any creatures because "week of the plague" is active all the time. No creatures means that you have to end the map with the creature stacks you have as your army. Might sound funny but it slows your combat down because you can't afford to lose any unit :).

IV. The little bugs (fixed and still there)
- Achievements that only trigger sometimes (an example would be in the DLC - the treasure achievement which I tried to get recently)
- Crash spots in the the map (also in the DLC and the original game)
- Spell or creature related bugs e.g. the famous griffin bug (The creature would not deal any damage when using their special ability). Still a vast amount out there. Some players couldn't finish the tutorial (!) because their creatures wouldn't heal. A game which has a lot of different spell/creature combinations can have a few bugs but not to that amount.
- Dynasty weapon which would get lost if you didn't put them on a charater and saved (reloaded) the map. There is still a nasty bug which will happen if you reload the map and use certain class spells (e.g. dark) while having certain dynasty weapons equipped (the spell power goes down, permanently).

This is an endless list. If you want to dig any deeper just visit the UBISOFT forum and click on the 334 pages long bug thread.
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TL;DR:
I could write a little bit more about the game's story and how the maps are designed.
The story is fine and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The map design, especially the new DLC (new developers) is brilliant.

Why won't I still recommand the game?
Because the release version was horrible, the customer "service" doesn't deserve the name and the game itself is still a huge pile of bugs with a few moments of happiness.

With a continued support (multiplayer = bug-ridden) and an open communication between the fans and the developers this could have been the best game in the series.

It is not.

I will change my review in that way:
If you have an ATI GFX or don't mind restarts, if you are not interested in achievements and are able to restart maps without getting angry then this might be a game for you.

About the DRM/Uplay, it is annoying but not that important to me.
We're using Steam which is the same but has a lot more time on the market.
Granted, Uplay is horrible and I got kicked out of the game every time their servers went down.
I developed a habit to press the quicksave button after every turn because I had to reload an older savegame a couple of times. I have a 50Mbit cable connection and traffic is not an issue.
On the other hand I never played Mass Effect 3 because of Origin :). I will though.


Well, I am done. Thank you for reading and I wish you all the very best!
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