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Heroes of Might and Magic V (Windows)

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Description

Today a marriage is to be celebrated: the Griffin Empire celebrates Emperor Nicolai and the tomboy-like Isabel who are soon to be united. But... something goes wrong and Demons emerge from the darkness, interrupting this joyous celebration! So, now Nicolai has to lead his army to war; while Isabel is carried away and treated like a poor defenseless girl.

She cannot sit still for long, so she breaks free from her escorts at the first opportunity and tries to seek some help for her Nicolai. While her escort, Godric, leaves to seek the powerful mages of the Shining Cities; Beatrice tries to contact the Elven armies of Irollan. Will she succeed in bringing help to her soon to be husband, Nicolai? Will Godric convince the mages to help the Griffin Empire?

This is the first Heroes of Might & Magic to feature 3D graphics and Multiplayer options. The turn-based system for tactical battles has been entirely re-written to be more scalable. It also features an entirely new plot, along with new spells, new units and new creatures skills.

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Heroes of Might and Magic V Windows A Necropolis
Heroes of Might and Magic V Windows The Dungeon towns are quite beautiful.
Heroes of Might and Magic V Windows I've got plenty of Archliches and I'm not afraid to use them!
Heroes of Might and Magic V Windows The Archangel character data window and some pretty nifty animation.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法门之英雄无敌5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "魔法門英雄無敵五" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "HoMM5" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Fantasy TBS has never been so addictive. Alex M. (990) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
A good continuation of a great franchise Frecklefoot (191) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

games xtreme May 23, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GBase - The Gamer's Base May 18, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Jul 04, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Captain Jun 11, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GamesFire Jun 12, 2006 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de May 19, 2006 86 out of 100 86
JeuxVideoPC.com May 23, 2006 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 01, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Meristation May 29, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Jun 12, 2006 B- 67

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Trivia

While Ubisoft claimed to start a whole new Might and Magic universe without any ties to the previous one (and its science-fiction elements), the game contains lots of references to old stories and heroes. Characters Sandro, Solmyr and Crag Hack are referred to, as are the refugees from Erathia (from Heroes of Might and Magic IV) in a town's description. Not to mention the storyline which begins in a very similar way as the one of Heroes of Might and Magic III (even if it takes a different direction later on). Fans have had mixed feelings about the inclusions of those "easter eggs", often considering it a cheap way by Ubisoft to appeal to the older fans audience.

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MDMaster (200) added Heroes of Might and Magic V (Windows) on May 22, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116517)