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 (2,053 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2011

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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
101 of 110 people (92%) 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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82 of 87 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.1 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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47 of 49 people (96%) 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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48 of 54 people (89%) 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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37 of 40 people (93%) 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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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
34.3 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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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
15.5 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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24 of 28 people (86%) 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
77.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
uplay sync problems don't Buy It.
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
300.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
It could be the best Heroes of Might & Magic game until now. (Well, it's not)

First of all, if you angry with this game, you shouldn't be. You should angry with Ubisoft and their game policies.

When the game came for the first time, it was awful. But with time and updates it's quite better now. (Also, I'm still play HoMM 3 which is the best Heroes game.)

Here are the pros and cons basicly (according to complete edition)

Pros:
- Might & Magic universe
- Heroes III like town screens
- Nice storyline
- Gigantic maps and very long playtimes for hotseat

Cons:
- UPlay
- Conflux
- Less ores and minerals, so it makes the game easier.

Last word: They must remake HoMM III with this game engine.
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9 of 10 people (90%) 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.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
146.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
There seem to be a lot of mixed reviews on this game. If you loved Heroes 5, you'll probably like this one as well, but I can see why some of the die hards would complain.

Pros:
-It's Heroes. I've played the incarnations of this game since the original, and have enjoyed every version (except for 4, seriously what were they thinking).
-Every creature has a special ablility. I like that, because it means if you only have low level guys, you can still use stratagy to outwitt a larger army.
-There's a bunch of new creatures to explore.
-All of the town types are evenly matched. I found in the previous games Necromancers (my favorite) had generally weaker monsters compared to other towns, but would make up for it with numbers as you fought. The Necromancy skill has changed in this one so you don't mass up a swarm of skeletons from your enemy's corpses, but your army can hold it's onw anyway.


Cons:
-U-Play. I've never liked using U-Play, and this game is the best example of why. Aside from the bulky and unecessary U-Play shell that runs, you have to have a connection to their server to access most of the game. Also, if you're not connected, you can't access any of your saved games. And most annoying is the autosave. I found that after about two weeks of in game play, my computer would bog down to the point of freezing the game. I was able to fix the problem by not allowing the auto save, but that means I have to save my game myself often.
-Skills. I honestly don't know what I don't like about the new level up skills format, but something about it rubs me the wrong way. I do like that you have to earn your spells by leveling up, but there is something about the new system that just feels .... blah.
-Enemy Heroes are really tough. In a custom map, you can spend a couple hours building up your castle and hero. You'll find that the random map monsters are fairly easy to dispatch, but then an enemy hero will show up. "Holy Crap, where'd he get that army from?" or "How did he vaporize my stack of creatures with that one lightning bolt?" I find them wickedly powerful. The campaign though, which I havn't yet finished, seems much easier.
-You really only need one hero. You beef up one guy and go smashing. If an enemy is sneeking up on your castle, no problem, just use your town gate spell and you're home. It's also too easy to get your hero back every time. While I get nobody wants to loose their big main hero, I find this takes away the stratagy of defense for your castles.

Overall, I do enjoy the game and would suggest it to anyone, both fans of the series and newcomers alike!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I downloaded but cant play. it has to login in through uplay but crush everytime after login in.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
77.9 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
219.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
For people that is looking to buy the game on today sale (75% discount, 7.49 EUR)

As you can see from my play time, I did play this game (including all DLC).

I played all games in the series since Heroes II and Heroes VI is far from being the best in the series (most players will agree that it was actually the worst so far). However I still did enjoy the game, and I do recommend the game, but only to people that are into this genre.

Pros:

- The HOMM feal is there.
- The graphics are great.
- The creatures and their abilities are highly enjoyable.
- The game is now bug-free (this was not the case on release and for at least one year afterwards).
- The Dinasty mechanics and related Hero weapons are a great addition.
- You can easily see that the Hungarian developers put a lot of dedication and love into this project.


Cons:

- Ubisoft/Uplay integration. (Yes, it is true that their uptime is not the best and sometimes your ability to play will be limited).
- Worst AI ever.
- Too easy.
- Too much grinding.
- Unlike other Heroes games where you could actually lose, here you will never lose.

To summarize. This game is not for everybody but if you have played HOMM games before and you enjoyed them, then you are probably going to enjoy also this one, despite its shortcomings.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.8 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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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
uplay like ♥♥♥♥
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
93.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
realy guys dont buy anything from ubisoft and maybe they will start putting in more effort its a ♥♥♥♥y game ubisoft complitly ruined it ....
only good game they made was watch dogs they have no idea how to make a good game just look at the AC series all of it sux they managed to ruin even heroes......
and then they dare complain we dont buy games but we download them ofc well do that :S companies dont give a ♥♥♥♥ about us why should we care about them ....
anyway 2/10 dont buy !!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
249.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
if you like the Heroes franchise dont play this game.

this is mostly just so that ubisoft might one day learn to treat theire fans with just a little respect instead of releasing a buggy mess where they dont fix things such as "black screen chrashes" when entering coombat. forcing you to stay online or syncing with theire cloud after a crash (i havent had that work yet even though it takes 3 mins. before it tells you so)

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
So hard, perhaps bit too hard. I tried the same mission like 13 times and still failed and thats comming from a great fan of all other Heroes in the series. I don't like the cartoony-style and the fact that some mechanics during a battle are not very clear. Heroes V (Hammer of Fate + Tribes of the East) was definitely better. You should bring back the double choices for each unit upgrade again.
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