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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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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mindaugas07
( 65.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Game is very nice, but different from other M&M games, but i like it!
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Avarieltyris
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good game but the best one remains heroes 3
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marcollini
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I do not recomment this purchase. The Uplay launcher crashes every frackin time i ty to play the game. support offers no help. Definitely i do not recommend anything connecte with Ubisoft. 0/10....
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Gilboa
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Game is awesome
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The Big $teamy One
( 27.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
A forced online system known as "Conflux" has destroyed what would've been one of the best installments in the Heroes series.

There appears to be an adaptive A.I. increasing the size of enemy armies in response to your Conflux Dynasty XP level. If you have the base game here and the expansion on Ubi best not ever install from Steam.

In such instance UPlay is required.

Uplay has listed this game twice in my library not noticing that one instance is the expansion.

I had to reset my Dynasty profile as tangled wires between Steam and Uplay tripped the difficulty up on my low leveled account exponentially

This has left me with a very confused Conflux account which will only allow me to log in intermittently - most times not.

Continuing a saved game (or initiating) a DLC campaign is dependent on Conflux connectivity.

TDLR?: Steam + Uplay + Conflux = Because ha ha! **** you!
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netzzil
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Extremely dissapointed with this purchase. The game itself is great, however Uplay is necessary to play this game (alongside Steam), and so called CONFLUX DRM just ruins it for me because, whatever I tried, sometimes it connects to its servers, sometimes it doesn't. And in order to play this game offline, you basically have to be connected to internet anyway. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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Farshad
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I have a couple of dozen games that were so bad I've created a garbage category (garbage is polite) and stopped playing them in minutes. Some I can't review since I haven't even put in the required 5 minutes they were so bad.

I LOVED the M&M series and loved the Heroes series even more. But somewhere around 5, it became too convoluted. This game just seems to go out of its way to sap the fun out of you. They've concentrated on making the game not fun. Play Kings Bounty instead, any of them really, they concentrate on the fun.

Not to mention King's Bounty was the original of the series back in the 80s.
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[GIUK] Trompetenkäfer
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Hey guys, do not buy this game! It might look good but in fact you can not play it because of a thing named conflux. You have to be connected to this network while playing and this thing is frequently offline for days, which means you cant play at all!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
239.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I loved the might and magic series and even liked this game while it worked, after a patch, about a year ago, the game remained unplayable, I searched for solutions, and even tried it on two of my systems and the game would crash upon load. I have uninstalled and reinstalled to attempt to load the game on each new video card, and mb/cpu combo, even 3 video cards later, have just tried again to load this with the same issue. This is not the only game I have had dificulty with Ubisoft, I will refrain from buying any UBISOFT games that requires Ubisoft's front end to play. Goodby Ubisoft... companies like this hurt PC gaming leaving PC'ers in frustration and moving to other systems. Suggest you pass on this game untill its rock bottom priced!..and then hope for the best.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
215.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
CD Key Seems Broken. Completely unplayable. Also you are forced to create a uplay account which is garbage.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
It's a shame that the whole Might & Magic and Heroes of Might & Magic franchise isn't on steam because the previous games are so much better.
I'd love so much to play the original heroes of might and magic as well as the might and magic games on steam.
At least, almost all of them are available on Gog.com

It's better than what people says but it's not the greatest game in its genre, the previous ones were better In my opinion and there are games like Age of Wonders which is pretty similar but the unit system is different but this game is still good and worth to play, it's pretty long and can be pretty hard on the hardest difficulty though, even impossible sometimes.

It's a good game that I would suggest to any fans of Heroes of Might & Magic, strategy games and perhaps as a Might & Magic game.

7/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
It's too dilluted.

It lost the magic of the first games in the series.

This instalment is similar to other recent ones : It's no longer a game about exploration, discovery, building, being heroic and enjoying a fantasy game. Now it feels like PACMAN, you start a map, and start COLLECTING ressources and things all over the place. I don't feel the strategy, or the tactics, or anything interesting or really fun. I suspect the only people who enjoy this game are the OCD "gotta build everything and pick up everything" types.

You will spend hundreds of hours on this, then look back and can't recall a single memorable moment. Again, this is just a "collect them all" gathering game. It says turn based strategy game on the box, but there is no strategy.

Also, it needs Uplay (ugh) and a constant internet connexion to use the so called "Dynasty" system. As always connexion is shaky and you lose progress because it can't always keep connexion to Dynasty.

Not recommended.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome.
It is better then 7th one.
Story is intresting.
Pros: Cons:
Really nice looking. To simple.
Intresting story.
Good units.
Good DLC.
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1,234 of 1,382 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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430 of 480 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
174.1 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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560 of 644 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 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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523 of 609 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The game it's not that bad, but didn't enjoy it as I did with Heroes III. But the support from Ubisoft it's one of the worst I've seen. Couldn't play for a week because they ran out of keys or something, and when asked for a refund they said I had to talk to steam and then steam said to talk to ubisoft, etc. etc. Not mentioning you have to install Uplay to play this, which you should take care because it installs add-ons in your web browser without your consent.
EDIT: Forgot to add that you shouldn't buy it for the multiplayer, even after nearly 2 years of release, you'll get desync and/or corrupt your save which won't let you play any further.
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384 of 443 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Guys, as much as we've all encountered a Heroes of Might & Magic game in the past, this one is just another in the trash pile that has been around since Heroes of Might & Magic IV. There are bugs. Lots of bugs. Ubisoft took over primary support of this game since its conception and the bankruptcy of Blackhole in 2011, and there have been 11 official patches to date, all of which fixed one thing, only to break another thing. It's hard for a support company (Ubisoft) to do all the work the parent company was supposed to do, but as it stands, with the announcement in September of 2013, Ubisoft is moving on to greener pastures, and Patch 2.1.1 is the last of the "fixes" issued. There are still bugs that can spoil a game, for example, in the campaign mode, where the Town Portal spell has been disabled because there was no town to be used, and that data is saved with your character as they progress to the next level (even after a new map and load screen) and are unable to use the spell even there. The only fix is to restart the campaign all over and "hope" that the spell will work anew.

Too many things in the game variables are hit-or-miss - random to the point of useless. Though the idea behind dynasty weapons and progressive character leveling, and select campaign character class traits is something innovative, the game really falls short of delivering all its potential because there is no way to avoid even one of these numerical/action-based failures. To be fair, I did find myself enjoying the campaign, albeit generic in some places, even through the bugs.

Now, the multiplayer function is where the fun is supposed to be. If there is one good thing about this game, its the 'Hotseat' multiplayer function. I say this to the shame of the online mode which, like its single-player counterpart, has many issues all its own. Technical difficulties abound in the online-mode: random disconnects, frozen turns, black screens, jumpy combat and frazzled animations to name a few. Hotseat seems to avoid the vast majority of these issues, and runs almost identically to the single-player custom and campaign modes.

In my final analysis, this game is not at all worth the money Ubisoft has it priced out as, nor is it worth the time I (selflessly) invested in it. There are plenty of other turn-based SRPGs out there, like the earlier versions of the Heroes franchise, like Heroes of M&M 2, or earlier still, Age of Wonders, or even Master of Magic.

This particular game just isn't worth your time or money.
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