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After the corrupt Guardian Sheltem was defeated, the seemingly never-ending war between the Ancients and the alien Kreegans entered a new phase. Meteor-like spaceships populated by the Kreegans fell onto the technologically less advanced planet Enroth. The local king, Roland Ironfist, plans to attack the demonic-looking aliens, but is betrayed by a mage named Sulman and gone missing. Xenofex, the king of the Kreegans, establishes a cult teaching people that the Ironfist dynasty has lost its Mandate of Heaven to rule the realm. Meanwhile, the town of Sweet Water is invaded by the Kreegans, and four adventurers become involved in the battle and the search for the missing king.

The Mandate of Heaven is the sixth installment in the Might and Magic series, and the first one with the playing area done with a real 3D engine, allowing free exploration of the terrain (as opposed to the grid-based movement of the previous games) and camera rotation. Characters and many objects are represented by 2D sprites. The gameplay follows the formula of the predecessors with several changes, the most notable of which is the option to fight in real time. Real-time combat allows free movement, while the traditional turn-based one is stationary.

Character creation is somewhat more restricted: there are no other races but humans to choose from, and the party contains only four adventurers. Six classes are available: Knight, Druid, Paladin, Cleric, Sorcerer and Archer. A new skill system has been introduced, allowing the player to manually raise character skills (e.g. proficiency in specific weapon types) when the character levels up. Characters also gain access to skills of most classes, regardless of their original class designation.


Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Windows My Archer casts Lightning Bolt, a moderate-level Air spell, on an enemy wandering the snow plains. Look at his smug expression!
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Windows You start here
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Windows Creating a new party
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Windows Walking into somebody else's house

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Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "魔法门VI:天堂之令" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "魔法門VI ─ 奉天承運" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Меч и Магия: Благословение небес" -- 2003 Russian spelling
  • "MM6" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Might and Magic VI : Le Mandat Celeste" -- French title
  • "Might and Magic VI: Boskie Prawo" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

Only 7230896741 enemies between you and everlasting fame Unicorn Lynx (181409) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
It started out a ton of fun, but it's the first time I ever bought a strategy guide. Cyric (50) unrated
MM6: The mandate of perpetual repetitions Dr_Bab (11) 1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars
Excellent traditional cRPG. Graphics/audio sufficient for the fan. Tennessee Ernie Ford (18) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
Mighty and magical -- not. András Gregorik (65) unrated

Critic Reviews

IGN Aug 12, 1998 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Feb 23, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Jun, 1998 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) May 06, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jun, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Play Jul, 1998 80 out of 100 80
WomenGamers.com Aug 08, 2001 7.16 out of 10 72
Reset Jun, 1998 7 out of 10 70


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MM6 guide 1 Rain Ungert (1)
Jan 18, 2014


Hidden dungeon

There is a hidden easter egg dungeon in the game. More information can be found in the tips & tricks section.


In the town of Ironfist there is a not-so-subtle reference to Star Trek; the Original Series - when you leave the temple you are told to "Live long and prosper", a common Vulcan greeting. In the Tomb of Varn there is another original Star Trek reference; unfortunately it would be a major spoiler to reveal it here!


Might and Magic 6 was voted #39 overall (tied with Curse of Monkey Island) in PCGamer Magazine's Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll (April 2000 issue).
  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 1999 (Issue #177) – Runner-up as Best RPG of the Year
  • PC Gamer
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best First-Person RPG in 1998
Information also contributed by DJP Mom and Zovni

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DarkTalon (162) added Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven (Windows) on Jan 31, 2000