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Might and Magic series

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Might and Magic is a series of first-person fantasy role-playing games developed by New World Computing. Together with Wizardry and Ultima, it is considered a major franchise in Western RPG development that helped to shape the genre in its early stages.

Early Might and Magic games relied on the Wizardry template, focusing on dungeon crawling and featuring party creation with characters belonging to various classes and fantasy races, random enemies, and turn-based combat. Compared to Wizardry games, they featured larger outdoor areas and more free-form exploration. Might and Magic VI (1998) moved away from random enemy encounters, introduced real-time combat with dynamic movement while allowing to switch to traditional stationary turn-based battles at any time, and implemented a manual leveling system with skill point distribution. All these elements were retained in subsequent installments.

Most Might and Magic installments have an overarching plot that contains elements of science fiction. It focuses on a group of powerful space travelers known as the Ancients, whose long-lasting battle against the alien race Kreegan has caused many worlds to be cut off from advanced technology. In the first five games, the player-controlled party of heroes tracks down Sheltem, the corrupt guardian of Earth. The sixth game starts a story arc set on the planet Enroth, which allows a closer look at the war between the Ancients and the Kreegan.

The series has also gave birth to spin-offs, most notably the Heroes of Might and Magic series of strategy games.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Might & Magic X: Legacy (Deluxe Edition)2014WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA5.00
Might & Magic X: Legacy2014WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA4.12
Might and Magic (Platinum Edition)2002Windows3DO Company, The5.00
Might and Magic IX2002Windows3DO Company, The2.81
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer2000PlayStation 2, Windows3DO Company, The3.74
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor1999Windows3DO Company, The3.61
Might and Magic: Millennium Edition1999Windows3DO Company, The4.13
Ultimate Might and Magic Archives1998WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.23
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.81
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven (Limited Edition)1998Windows3DO Company, The3.78
Might and Magic Sixpack1998DOS, WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software5.00
Might and Magic Trilogy1995DOSNew World Computing, Inc.3.88
Might and Magic: World of Xeen1994DOS, MacintoshNew World Computing, Inc.3.76
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Might and Magic1992TurboGrafx CDNEC Avenue, Ltd.4.17
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Might and Magic I & II1992MacintoshNew World Computing, Inc.5.00
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.97
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Genesis, Macintosh, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESElectronic Arts, Inc.3.84
Might and Magic: Book One - Secret of the Inner Sanctum1986Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000New World Computing, Inc.3.79

Selected Covers

Might and Magic Sixpack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Might and Magic Sixpack

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Might and Magic Trilogy