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Receiving news of her father's death, Catherine Ironfist, Queen of Enroth, sails for Erathia to attend her father's funeral. Fearing the worst, she assembles a military fleet as her escort. Arriving on the coast of Erathia, Catherine finds an allied wizard's tower, devastated from battle and abandoned. There she learns Erathia is falling to its enemies. Mustering local armies, Catherine marches to Erathia's capitol, restoring lost land along the way. Rescuing Erathia's besieged capitol, Catherine learns her father was poisoned with a goblet of wine. Setting herself up as queen, Catherine goes to war to restore Erathia's borders and discover her father's murderer. In the course of war, in an attempt to counter Catherine's recent successes, her enemies resurrect her buried father as an undead lich and make him general of their armies. Fighting her dead father's undead armies on the battlefield, Catherine continues her murder investigation and learns one of her most trusted generals was responsible. At the war'sconclusion, Catherine and her armies surround the last standing. Battling to the throne room, Catherine and her generals come face-to-face with Erathia's former king, now their undead enemy. From her assembled generals, Catherine points out the traitor. The undead king attacks and kills his murderer as Erathia's allied generals stand by and watch. Hunched over the dead body of his killer, the lich turns to the woman he named Catherine and once called daughter. Using a spell book, Catherine summons a lightning bolt from the sky and destroys her undead father. Sitting to the throne of her vanquished enemy, Catherine speaks, "Rest in peace father."

Better graphic, more colors, amazing animations, louder music, and same controls. The battle for lands continues, with different story and more units, spells and characters to use.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows main menu
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows thus, conquering begins
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows amazing intro animations will give you the needed story
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows snowland

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門英雄無敵3 (主程式)" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Герои Меча И Магии III: Возрождение Эрафии" -- Russian spelling
  • "HOMM 3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Heroes of Might and Magic III: A Restauração de Erathia" -- Brazilian title
  • "Heroes 3" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

This game defines "turn-based fantasy RPG strategy" Windows Silverblade (1408)
Even now a great game. Windows Ajan (261)
Very, very, VERY addictive. Windows hikari_no_tsubasa (11)
A damn fine game. Windows Tomer Gabel (4349)
I ought to *love* this game, but I don't... Linux ex_navynuke! (48)
Hours and hours of fun! Linux Charles McColm (3)
Fun for a short while Windows Technocrat (174)
The Linux release is a good port of the Windows release, with the exception of network play Linux Droog (460)
A turn-based Strategy game that will fill many of your hours. Windows El-ad Amir (109)
Classic game, but graphics really need improvement. Windows Grov (646)

Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Windows May 20, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamesFirst! Windows Mar 26, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1999 90 out of 100 90
IGN Windows Mar 29, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Secret Service / New S Service Windows Apr, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Oct, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Windows May, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Game Revolution Windows Apr 01, 1999 B+ 83

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Trivia

Mythology

Heroes of Might and Magic III made a complete major screw-up in Greek Mythology. This refers particularly to: the Gorgon and the Medusa.

In Heroes, the Gorgon is a fire breathing/death staring Bull from the swamps. In Greek mythology, the only creatures that closely fits this description are the Khalkotauroi. The Khalkotauroi were a pair of fire-breathing bulls forged from bronze by the Smith God Hephaistos as a gift for Aeetes, King of Kolkhis. These bulls were later killed by famous Greek hero Jason, in his quest for the Golden Fleece.

Now the Gorgon in Greek Mythology actually refered to a race known in Heroes as the Medusa. Gorgons are a race of vile creatures that had hair of live snakes, necks covered with scales, they have tusks similiar to of a boar, golden hands and bronze wings. Oh, and they're famous trade mark: anyone looking at them would be turned to stone (due to their extreme ugliness).

Initially there are 3 known Gorgons (other sources say there were more): Stheno, Euryale and their most famous sister: Medusa. Medusa was later killed by the Greek hero - Perseus.

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