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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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

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.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
OK, I'm fed up with this game, seriously! I played HoMM 3-4 and loved them both because those were playable and enjoyable games. HoMM 6 isn't!

1., I've never understand why in the love of God the developers restrict you from playing? I mean why the hell I'm forced to play through the two boring tutorials to be able to play the real campaigns?! I don't care about the griffin-♥♥♥♥ knights I bought a game which consist more than 6 or 8 campaigns, why force me to playthrough you ♥♥♥♥in tutorial campaign and restrict me from the real ones until I finish the completely uninteresting, unmotivated tutorial campaign?!?!?

Restricting gamers and not allow them to play how they want is the most ♥♥♥♥ed up thing by designing a game!

2., This game is worse than HoMM 4, no matter on what difficulty you play, everytime you left your castle and leave you weakest units behind and prepare to attack with full force on the final enemy, the AI brings up some medium/small army and starts to capture your mines, barracks etc., and due to the movement points in many cases you are not able to reach it's army to stop this madness, and your army which you left home is not as strong as your main forces, so you are ♥♥♥♥ed up, you can reload your game because it's an endless cycle.

3., Why Uplay? Sometimes Uplay updates then Conflux is not available and there you go, you can't play!

4., On nVidia cards you have to "hack" or lower your graphic settings to prevent random freezes before tactical battles, no matter how strong card you have.

These are the first impressions by playing only the ♥♥♥♥in tutorial campaigns on normal and even on easy because of the unfair AI unit spawn. Yes, I remember HoMM 4 was similar in that case but it wasn't as heavy as in HoMM 6.

You can imagine how good this game is according to the first 10 hours which was only the "basic" tutorial campaign. To hell with this game, to hell with Ubisoft and well, Black Hole guys, I'm sorry, but you failed too, no matter how hard you tried to create something new. You owe me 19 Euros and 10 hours of my life!

Gamers who like 4X fantasy strategy, go play Age of Wonders 3, Disciples, Fallen Enchantress or King's Bounty, the Heroes franchise is dead. There are tons of other great 4X strategy games out there, it's time to release HoMM to it's grave and get a grip of something new and good franchise.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
121.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
The game crashes frequently. The dialog and voice acting are terrible. The backstory is not explained, so you have no idea who anyone is, or what is going on.

Heroes 3 was by far the best game in the series. They keep getting worse and worse with each new release. Don't waste your money on Ubisoft games.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
396.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
It could just be that this is a bad entry in a good series or maybe I’m just not a Might and Magic fan but despite the amount of time I put in I don’t feel like I enjoyed it.

The things that come back to me after not playing it for a while was the annoyance of having to be connected to the internet to play the game. Internet went out while you were playing? Too bad, you’ll have to continue your single player game later…

Additionally, the game had a player progression system, a ‘Dynasty’, where you can collect heroes, weapons, and such. While nice the leveling was painfully slow, I never maxed out any of my weapons and you can see how many hours I put into it, which made it feel rather unrewarding.

Lastly, I’ll just say that I personally don’t like over world strategy part of the game. The movement was annoying, especially since it’s best to keep all your troops in a single army so you’re prepared for anything. However, since there is almost never a single route an enemy army can sneak around and you’re hightailing it back to your cities to protect them before you have time to do the reverse. If you split up your army to cover your flank you don’t have enough troops to assault the enemy city.
The combat was cool but half the time it was so highly dependent on pure numbers that it felt like if you lost a battle it wasn’t because you made a tactical error but that you should have managed your cities better and recruited more troops.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
168.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Good, but HOMM3 better))
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
I want to like it. But it's SO unbalanced it just PISSES me off to the point I can't play it!
don't wast you're money!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
104.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Uplay will eventually lock you out of your own game for God knows what reason. Good luck contacting customer support.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
There isn't a lot of cotent and this game is underwelming
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1,251 of 1,400 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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435 of 486 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
205.0 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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565 of 650 people (87%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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Dathek
43.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is utter crap compared to its predecessors. The AI cheats, doesn't play anything like you do. It does not build up fairly or normally, has insta-armies and unlimited income. So you cannot attrition them.

Every mission, you end up ending turn like 50 times to get powerul enough to defeat the boss.

Neutral monsters gain stacks like mad as well, I'm talking 20 thousand of a unit. It is as if the game was not playtested at all.

Total junk, would not recommend to anyone.

The only good thing is the hero levelling system tree is well done.
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The Real Qwade
19.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is just weird. If you're a fan of the Heroes series like I am (grew up with II, played III to death), you may find some novelty in this. However, Ubisoft just took the game in a weird direction with how they handle their heroes.

If you like the "classic" Heroes style, play III or V. If you like the idea of Heroes but want some semblance of persistence between games, maybe give it a shot.
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rosslabadie
155.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
it was a good game then omg ubi decided to do an update and since then online play not avalable extra content not avalable saved games not avalable do your self a favor and buy any other game stream has so long as it is not from ubisoft
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viny robi
40.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
the game worked for a while... then someday you cannot connect to the conflux anymore and all of a sudden you lost all your saves and your DLCs and acces to multiplayer and everything that makes this game worth playing... thanks ubisoft
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skunkie
45.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
I gave it a try, but I ended up very disappointed. Although this edition of the saga pretended to be more similar in variety and depth as the level HOMM III left once. How wrong I was. Anyway I spent about 40+ h to examine it, despite suffering random crashes when saving and other annoying bugs.

Pros:
· Campaigns have an ellaborated story, but hollow at some point. Good to get the grip of the game mechanics for those who had never played HOMM before, but you won't replay them once finished.
· Variety of creatures and hero races (take this with a grain of salt, look at 'cons' section).
· Graphics and UI are good.
· The bad experience teached me to check out the distributor (Ubisoft in this case), before buying a game.

Cons:
· Unfixed bugs that can crash the game unexpectedly and frustate your gaming nirvana.
· DLC for completing the races to get what it should be a full game? I commited this error that once, but after that, nevermore.
· Installing a third party DRM app (Uplay) to play? You are kidding me. That is the main reason I don't install again this game. A pity, because I'd give it some more hours, but I'm pretty sure Uplay crap won't be installed in any of my machines never again.

My veredict:
· Save your money and spend it in anything else distributed by someone less evil than Ubisoft, or wait until a DRM-free version (or just DRM linked with Steam) is out.
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Drake
15.2 hrs
Posted: September 22
failed game franchise 101

back shortly after heroes 4 came out the origional company got bought out and then the new company went bankrupt.

heroes 4 was a rushed game and it was still 50x better then heroes 6.
heroes 3 was the best game of the series.

heroes 6's fails
a pooled mob growth. meaning all the towns you have add a certain amount of troops towards your weekly growth, this isnt overly bad but........ they put it all in one town. what ever town you buy the troops at you can buy them all at that town leaving nothing for the other towns. meaning no caravans from the earlyer two games or worse yet no troops to defend your other towns without you purposely only purchasing a few.

only 4 resouces, wood, ore, crystal and gold.

heroes 6's interesting aspects
forts/castles controll a small group of mines/troop buildings around them

town conversion aka. any town can become a town of your faction

overall i give the game a 4/10. its not unplayable but i a person who has been a long time fan of the franchise cant binge play it or truely enjoy it. otherwise its good for a hr or two kick and save quit and go enjoy something better.
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E-37
28.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
The game itself is fine - if you don't mind restarting it constantly.
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gyric2
7.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
This is the most unfriendly site I have ever negotiated. I would NEVER recommend this to anyone.
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