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Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate (Windows)

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In the first campaign of three new ones in this expansion pack for Heroes of Might and Magic V, you control Freyda as she struggles with a civil war in the Grphyon Empire. After that you move to the icy mountains in the north, which the dwarfs call their home.

They are the new playable race in Hammers of Fate and bring along a new kind of city called Fortress. Since dwarfs do not know anything about mana and all that fancy stuff all the other races use to cast spells, there is also a new kind of magic called Rune Magic. It uses resources instead of mana to cast powerful spells upon enemies. Dwarfs also have their own set of units like the vicious bear riders and rune priests.

The expansion adds new artifacts, new neutral monsters like mummies and manticores, new map objects and several new skirmish and multiplayer maps. It also reintroduces the Caravan feature, known from Heroes of Might and Magic IV, which allows you to transport units over the map without a hero in the group. In multiplayer matches the simultaneous turn-based mode makes a return. It allows all players on a map to move their units without waiting for the other players during a turn.

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Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Exploring the area.
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Royal Griffin vs. Brawler.
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Main menu
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows The Champions are large and heavily armored units.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門之英雄無敵五:命運試煉" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Heroes of Might & Magic V. Владыки Севера" -- Russian spelling
  • "Heroes of Might and Magic V: Kuźnia Przeznaczenia" -- Polish title

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GBase - The Gamer's Base Nov 26, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt Nov 22, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Gamona Nov 24, 2006 89 out of 100 89
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 29, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 7.75 out of 10 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 01, 2006 66 out of 100 66
IGN Dec 19, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Nov 22, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 13, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Sicarius (61028) added Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate (Windows) on Nov 30, 2006