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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows The maps look pretty nice though
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 some buildings are required for specified units
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows your campaign begins here

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" Silverblade (1425) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Even now a great game. Ajan (260) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Very, very, VERY addictive. hikari_no_tsubasa (11) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
A damn fine game. Tomer Gabel (4416) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Fun for a short while Technocrat (176) unrated
A turn-based Strategy game that will fill many of your hours. El-ad Amir (110) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Classic game, but graphics really need improvement. Grov (646) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
This game has taken up many hours of my life. Attila (496) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 17, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
OK PC Gamer May, 1999 96 out of 100 96
PC Jeux Jun, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 18, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Legendra Feb 08, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Play May, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com May 14, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Génération 4 Jun, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 1999 81 out of 100 81

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Trivia

HOMM III was voted #35 overall in PCGamer Magazine's Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll (April 2000 issue).

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MAT (66471) added Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (Windows) on May 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116517) and MAT (66471)