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 (3,054 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2011

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Buy Might and Magic Heroes VI Gold

Includes 3 items: Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack

Buy Might and Magic Heroes VI: Complete Edition

Includes 4 items: Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Danse Macabre Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pirates of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

Buy The Heroes Pack

Includes 6 items: Heroes of Might & Magic V, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East, Heroes® of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition, Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

Buy Might and Magic Franchise Pack

Includes 13 items: Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Heroes of Might & Magic V, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate, Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East, Heroes® of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition, Might & Magic X - Legacy, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - I Am the Boss DLC, 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, The Falcon & The Unicorn

 

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
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
168.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Disclaimer: I only played campaigns.
I really wanted to like this game, I really did. The problem is that M&M:H is not HoM&M. Heroes of Might and Magic games were strategy games with RPG elements. This one...even the name is just wrong... I don't know what it tries to be. It's no longer strategy game because of all oversimplifications in the mechanics and AI blatantly cheating. Yes, computer needs some advantages to make things challenging but in previous games it was limited to giving AI better starting position, some free resources and ability to win fights withour losses. In this game however computer is not bound by the most fundamental rule of this game: production limits. This means player and AI no longer play the same game. This is intolerable in strategy.

So perhaps it's meant to be RPG with strategy elements, like Kings' Bounty? Well, the game doesn't do that either, because it's turned based and thus lacks the liveness and pacing of KB.

Then there are 'dynasty artifacts'. This is possibly the worst idea in the history of the franchise. Acquiring good artifacts before your opponent used to be imporant aspect of the game. Now, you open a menu and equip a relic of your choosing at the start of each map. Because UPlay.

There are some good ideas in this game. For example: I like 3-tier unit system. If it's better than 7-levels from H3 and 5 is a matter of taste, but it worked better than I expected.

As much as I like (or used to like) the franchise, I cannot really recommend this game. For die hards Heroes fans only.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Dont play game with UPlay bug
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This game is crippled by always on DRM. The game booted me back to the menu while in the middle of a battle. My internet connection didn't drop, just their DRM servers. I would have thought by now (over 3 YEARS after release!) Ubisoft would have removed this broken and draconian DRM system, but it appears not.

Even after Ubisoft said they have abandoned always on DRM back in 2012 in favour of a one-time activation, it looks like they didn't bother to patch it out of their older games - even after 3 years!

DO NOT BUY.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
192.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
The game is good and should be played by any Heroes lover. but...

But UPlay and Conflux make it unplayable. Uplay is inconsistent and uncompatible for most of time. Personally I do not plan to buy "Uplay" supported games anymore.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
The game relies on the "UPlay launcher" which, unfortunately, doesn't work (it loses saved games and crashes randomly).

Avoid.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I Ignored the warnings about Uplay and Ubisoft because i am an unconditional fan of the series, i own Heroes 1 till 5, and i´ve been playing since i was a kid, so i couldn´t resist.
But Uplay faked me up and decided to fall down when i was registering the game, and now it wont register, i want my money back Uplay sucks, Ubisoft sucks, I WILL NEVER AGAIN BUY A UPLAY GAME, NEVER!!
Good luck to you guys who choose to ignore these warnings like i did, give you money to these thieves and make them millionaires with your hard earned money.

PD: Ever since I installed the Ubisoft launcher my computer is messed up, internet keeps falling, steam keeps hanging up, i have to reset my router every 10 minutes. I recuperated a safety copy on my PC just before I installed this crap, and now 2curiously2 everything works fine. NEVER INSTALL UBISOFT MALAWARE.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Don't buy it.
Can't play multiplayer because of bugs and Ubisoft haven't updated it for over a year.

Steam shouldn't be selling this.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Yesterday, I tried to play this game for the first time and couldn't, because Uplay registration failed with the message "We're unable to create your account right now as a Ubisoft server is unavailable." Today, I attempted the same thing, with the same result. I literally can't play this game because of the Uplay DRM, and if I'd known before what I know now about the endless issues other users have had, this among them, I would have prevented my girfriend from buying this for me and for herself. This product literally does not work, so it gets a solid -1 out of 5 - AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Okay, I am ♥♥♥♥ing tired of this ♥♥♥♥. I played this game for a while, than after I bought elves addon, this game ♥♥♥♥ing stoped working. Either the game is not loading or the launcher crashes.

Do not buy this game. Do not buy any games from ubisoft. I can't stress this enough, DONT. BUY. GAMES. FROM. UBISOFT.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
104.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
I did not know that I would haveto go through uPlay in order to play the game. I cannot get uPlay to run for more than five minutes without crashing. I want a refund!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I feel I have been TOTALLY cheated & conned. I purchased this game through Steam...& then am forced unwillingly to create a Uplay acount, which sucks bigtime. Even after creating account it doesn't work and game cannot be played at all. The demo I dowloaded hooked Me, so congrats Steam on successfully conning Me out of My hard earned cash. Do yourself a BIG favour and avoid this like the black death.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
I'm sure it's a great game... if only I could play it. Uplay crashes 100% of the time, I have yet to actually play this game, can't get into it. Don't waste your money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Doesn't work. Required Ubisoft UPlay either crashes or refuses to launch the game. Don't bother obtaining this game legally.

Thank you so, Ubisoft, for yet another "great" experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I upgraded my rig and re-installed this game but I can't play it because Uplay always crashes when trying to look for updates.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Uplay crashes constantly
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
DON'T BUY! UPLAY DOESN'T WORK! SOMEONE MAKE A PETITION TO MAKE VALVE GIVE OUR MONEY BACK! HOW CAN YOU SELL A BROKEN GAME?! IT'S LIKE SONY/SAMSUNG/APPLE SELLING YOU FAULTY ITEMS! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
142.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
After over 100 hours of playing this game, but yet to be done, I think it's time to write about this game.

First of all. I have been playing heroes of might and magic since Heroes 2, and I think that they are one of the best games I've been following through my life. Good memories and good stories!

Well first I wanna talk about how you are gonna start playing this game, as it's not just simply to click the game and start it. First of all you gotta make an account for uplay, which gives you a few "presents" if you play the game enough. It is also saving your save into a cloud using this program. After saving "save password and log in automaticly" you won't see much more of this problem, as the game will enter as you click the Heroes 6 icon.

Now at the menu screen you see a whole lot of buttons! Confusing? Ye, a bit maybe. Some of it are related to social stuff, like skype, while there is also a store you can buy different titles, icons and heroes + some abillities for your hero. The important reason for Uplay here is that you can go to a page: http://heroes-6-conflux.us.ubi.com/soulforge to upgrade weapons, and litterary do the same thing as ingame, except the weapons part.

So so far you have: Made uplay account, seen the store, seen the page where you can upgrade weapons.

Phew! Now that that is written, lets take a look at the game.

The first I realised is how much time it takes for each level to load. It is pretty slow, but I'll guess you gotta live with it. The levels are also quite big, but I'll take that after I've talked about a very known problem. As I played the first level and got into a fight, everything went black...and this problem occured to me over and over and over and over again, until I made it a common thing to quicksave after every single battle. Luckily I found a solution online for my nvidia graphic card that recommended you to go into the controll panel (for nvidia graphic card), 3D setup and pick the game. Then put the option so you only pick the Nvidia graphic card. I have a laptop, so it shows two graphic cards. Click the named graphic card, and not the integrated one.

As we have now solved everything we can finally play! The game got huge magnificant levels, with lots of nice music, sounds and hours on hours to play the game. In the previous games of heroes 6 there might have been alot more levels per campain, which for me made it easier to play. These campain levels are huge, and even the tutorial level will require a few hours to get through.

Heroes are also built point by point, through a skill tree. Kinda good idea, but really different from the earlier games. I am not sure if I liked it that much in the start, but it got better as you learnt it. Towns are almost the same as before, and the gameplay is pretty much the same.

As I now have played through 4 campains I can say that the story and campains are really good. You follow the story about Duke Slavas "children", and all of them got an affliction with one of the different playable teams that heroes 6 offers. I think that's kinda cool, because every team is different and every hero got their own story. As the teams are different you will allways have to play a different way with them. You can also pick might or magic afflication, which means you will excell in one of them (Might = can use armor, Magic = more items for a mage).

I said earlier that the gameplay was mostly the same, but there is a huge difference. The way of telling the story this time is chatboxes, with dialogue. This works really nice, and makes you able to follow the history when you finish of tasks/quests/missions to do, and move on.

I feel the AI, even on normal can be a bit dumb, and can sometimes feel like it's pretty easy to win. There was one level I remember that I spent a few days on to complete, but it was the layout of it, that made it hard, and the fact that the enemy had so much more than me.

The last thing I am gonna talk about is dynasty weapons. You find them in different campain levels and you can upgrade em from level 1-5 either using your hero (getting experience for the weapon), and level it like that, or use the link I put in the start of this. If you use the page it takes 10 minutes (level 2), 1 hour (level 3), 24 hours (level 4) and 2 weeks to complete level 5. I would recommend levelling a weapon if you plan to use it on a character. It goes faster, than the two weeks.

ANYWAY! The game has been great, all though it takes up alot of time to complete. Some things are new and you just got to get used to it. Eventually you will, after spending so much time on it. Would recommend playing on normal, which should be suitable for most people.

Enjoy the game, and please like this recommandation if you feel it's good.

P.S. Still got 3 campains for the main game, 2 DLCs and the expansion pack left, so I am far from done, but what is written here is what thoughts I've had so far.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
327.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
If you are a fan of Heroes 3 or turn based strategy game, this is a must get.

Story Plot : 9/10 All stories linked to each other and working towards revealing the mastermind @ final campaign
New feature: Dynasty weapon & traits adds more spice to the game, i wish there are more dynasty weapons!

High replay value: Once you clear the campaign, you will be wondering about how to clear the campaign again with opposite choices (i.e. Might vs Magic, Blood vs Tears). You will be want to use your favourite race to re-play at higher difficulty level and/or single scenarios.

Character development: Experimenting with talents trees and controlling multiple heroes of different talents as the story progress keeps me addicted to the game

Downside:
- Might and Magic is not really balance, which steers many players towards playing just the stronger side. Same goes to Tears vs Blood.
- Requires UPlay active connection [I've not been able to play the game due to UPlay server down which is frustrating]
- Still some bugs which are not fixed till now (eg. max level magic heroes are suppose to summon 22 Earth Elementals but it's down to 12 if you spec Earth Magic)

Conclusion:
Overall is enjoyable and especially with 8USD promo price now, you don't even have to ponder!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
113.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Not a bad Heroes game, all things considered. I'm not entirely certain how I feel about them homogenizing all of the rare resources into one.

I like that you can now specialize your hero in any direction you want, but I'm not a huge fan of the talents that they give you. They don't see as fun as part 5's.

Still a solid game, pretty fun to play, interesting teams. I wish that you had 2 choices of upgrade for each unit like they did for Heroes 5.

Unforunately their online service is a nightmare and I have yet been able to get a group of 4 into one game. There's always an issue where 1 player cannot join a game, and that excluded player changes based on who is hosting. Player 1 can't join Player 2's game, Player 4 can't join Player 2's game and so on and so forth.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I would honestly love to give this game what its ancestors deserved. But it just doesn't cut it. It is not what i learned to love in Heroes of Might and Magic III and it doesn't fill the void that Heroes of Might and Magic IV created.

The campaign seems to be loosely sewed together, it is not the tragic destinies that made me want to go on. At all.

The menus are damn confusing because things like an "ingame currency" has been introduced with which one can buy more heroes etc. Hell, i already bought the game. If i go for a "Free-for-All" game, i want to be able to pick everything available. I want to get to KNOW the race i'm playing with.

Apart from that, Uplay sucks. Hard. It is honestly one of the biggest reasons i never touched this game again. Simply because i don't wanna go through the struggle to start this Hump-in-the-Face of Software. It is annoying to have a second DRM behind Steam just because the publisher forces it upon their customers.

TL;DR: Graphics and Level of Detail nice, Campaign and Long-time motivation sucks, so does Uplay.
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