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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 Thus, conquering begins
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows Victory (but that is only a battle, not a war)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows There is a variety of spells to choose from
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia Windows In town, you can buy your units and build buildings

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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" Silverblade (1482) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Even now a great game. Ajan (276) 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 (4634) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Fun for a short while Technocrat (201) unrated
A turn-based Strategy game that will fill many of your hours. El-ad Amir (124) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Classic game, but graphics really need improvement. Grov (667) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
This game has taken up many hours of my life. Attila (584) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier May 20, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot Mar 01, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Jeux Jun, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Mar 29, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Secret Service / New S Service Apr, 1999 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameworld 1999 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) May, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com May 14, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Score Apr, 1999 7 out of 10 70

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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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MAT (233807) added Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (Windows) on May 25, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (257695) and MAT (233807)