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 (2,192 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2011

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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

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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
185 of 202 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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187 of 207 people (90%) found this review helpful
249.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
To play this game, you basically have to be connected to Ubisoft's Conflux service. The problem is that this service is offline much of the time. Only buy this game if you want to not be able to play it every once in a while.
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103 of 116 people (89%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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109 of 127 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
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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88 of 98 people (90%) found this review helpful
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
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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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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67 of 80 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
It's a decent game, you'll really enjoy it if you do like the Heroes franchise, there's really nothing else to be said.

HOWEVER... It does force Uplay on you and in most of my experiences with the game its been messing with the online play and it doesn't really matter if its fun because in the end, Ubisofts DRM makes it unplayable and it grows really tiresome after a while and when you want to play with friends, well you can't. Simple as that.

The mix with servers not working, online play not working and Uplay is ruining the experience, this is not the 90s we shouldn't have to spend hours to try and fix problems with our games when all we wanted to do was to play online with friends, its disgraceful to release a game with software like this.

This is how i would rate this game:
7/10 - Single player
1/10 - multiplayer because its unplayable and it will drain the fun right out of you.

This is the game that made me boycotte Ubisoft games because they're just not a PC-friendly company.
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61 of 73 people (84%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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96 of 130 people (74%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
One word Uplay. don't support Ubisoft.
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46 of 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
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.

Heroes 6.
The game captures the same elements as previous Heroes games; assemble an army and go forth and conquer in a fantasy world.
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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
77.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
uplay sync problems don't Buy It.
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56 of 69 people (81%) found this review helpful
133.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Uplay, requires ALWAYS online and no connection to the story HOMM 5 neglected to finish.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
139.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Due to Ubisoft log-in system - I have never been able to play the game. Even though the game says that I have spend 150+ hours on it.... Come on
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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.
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37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
UPlay is annoying. Also, can we please go back to HoMM3?
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I purchased a single player game, why do I need to sign up for a secondary account to play a single player game. If I wanted to sign up for an online game, sure, make me sign up for an online account, but I dont really game online very much. I might even be able to tollerate having to sign up for a secondary gaming account through the game creators, but the game keeps telling me it cant register my account because they have no available servers. Thus, I cant play the game. If I cant play the game, Ive wasted my money. Trying to tell me otherwise will be wasting your time. If the game creators fix this issue and I can finally play, I might change this review, but as it stands, I would not reccomend buying this game.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Ruined by ubisoft, dont buy!!!
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
134.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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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