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Description

Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia takes place long after the ending of Heroes of Might and Magic II: Price of Loyalty and partially concurrently with Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven. 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.

The Restoration of Erathia retains the bulk of the gameplay from its predecessors, with significant additions and modifications. It features 8 entirely distinct towns with 7 creature levels each, but this time all creature levels (save for neutral-only ones) can be upgraded. Also new are war machines, a total of 122 artifacts, overhauled spell list, new and edited map locations, an alignment mechanic which affects interaction with some of the map locations and spells, and 7 single-player campaigns with a vast set of single scenarios which can be played against the AI or other human players.

Screenshots

Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows ... which look quite nice ...
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows Intro - The next level includes Angels (Spanish Version)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows Your hero's collectibles and troops
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows There is a variety of spells to choose from

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "魔法门之英雄无敌III:埃拉西亚的光复" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "魔法門英雄無敵3 (主程式)" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Герои Меча и Магии III: Возрождение Эрафии" -- Russian spelling
  • "HoMM3:RoE" -- Common abbreviation
  • "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 (1482)
Even now a great game. Windows Ajan (276)
Very, very, VERY addictive. Windows hikari_no_tsubasa (11)
A damn fine game. Windows Tomer Gabel (4634)
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 (201)
The Linux release is a good port of the Windows release, with the exception of network play Linux Droog (522)
A turn-based Strategy game that will fill many of your hours. Windows El-ad Amir (124)
Classic game, but graphics really need improvement. Windows Grov (667)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Windows Mar 01, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Jeux Windows Jun, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Mac Ledge Macintosh Apr 09, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Windows Mar 29, 1999 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Windows May, 1999 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Windows May, 1999 81 out of 100 81
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Dec, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Dream Linux May, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Genies

If you look really close at the Genies, you will notice they are female (at least, their clothes look female, they appear to have breasts and wear makeup). However, the upgraded Genies (Master Genies) are surely male.

References

  • The cheat codes for the game (without the expansions) are all quotes from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Have you ever noticed that the music that is played at the end of a week, when certain creatures grow at a higher rate, sounds almost exactly like a jingle that is often played in South Park?

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 03/2000 - Most Addictive Game in 1999
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2000 - #35 in the " All-Time Top 50 Games" poll
    • April 2005 - #25 in the "50 Best Games of All Time" list
Information also contributed by Chentzilla, Mobygamesisreanimated, PCGamer77 and Silverblade

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