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Eight adventurers were traveling in a spaceship, pursuing the Guardians Corak and Sheltem. The Guardians went to the world of Xeen, but the adventurers drifted off-course and crash-landed on the planet Enroth. There, they had an argument concerning what to do next, and split into two groups. About the same time, Archibald Ironfist, the brother of King Roland of Enroth, escapes from his homeland and arrives on the continent of Antagarich, becoming a new necromancer leader.

Meanwhile, a nobleman named Lord Markham announces a scavenger hunt on Emerald Isle. The first prize is the deed to the Castle Harmondale, and it is won by one of the two parties of adventurers from another world. From that point on, the two groups become antagonists, pursuing their own agenda and allying themselves with the local forces, attempting to change the fate of the planet.

For Blood and Honor is the seventh installment in the Might and Magic series of role-playing games, and a sequel to both the third and the sixth one plot-wise. It uses the same 3D engine as its immediate predecessor in the series, and also allows the player to generate and control a party of four characters and alternate between real-time or turn-based battle systems. As opposed to the human-only party of the previous game, the player can choose between humans, elves, dwarves, and goblins. The class and skill system from the sixth game returns as well, with a few minor adjustments.

This installment of the series places an emphasis on moral decisions, allowing the player-controlled party to ally with different factions and ultimately choose either a good or an evil path. There are also side quests in the game, some of which are time-sensitive and require the player to consult an in-game calendar. The card mini-game Arcomage is introduced as well.

Screenshots

Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows Learning to fly is half the battle in getting around - Town Portal is the other half
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows A very tough battle against a blaster-wielding maniac who can eradicate a character in one hit! Luckily, there is a subtle way to bypass it!
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows Starting the game on a secluded island. Harbor area
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows And wander around natural elven cities

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔法门VII: 血统与荣耀" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "魔法門 7" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "MM7" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Might and Magic VII: Za Krew i Honor" -- Polish title
  • "Might and Magic VII: Pour le Sang et l'Honneur" -- French title
  • "Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honour" -- UK title

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User Reviews

Honoring the old, adapting to the new Unicorn Lynx (181677) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
New World Computing at the top of their fin Chris DontGoogleMe (3) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
The last "good" Might and Magic game... but not unforgettable Pirou Julien (2985) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
CRPG fun in its purest form, but nothing else... DarkTalon (162) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
This game is an average CRPG, but I found it repetitive. Lord Matthias (18) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Legendra Apr 19, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot Jun 23, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamer's Pulse 1999 80 out of 100 80
FiringSquad Jun 27, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Computer Games Magazine Jul 12, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 31, 1999 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Gry OnLine Apr 11, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Spel för Alla Sep, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jul 13, 1999 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Arcomage

In the taverns a card game called Arcomage can be played (to win in-game money). 3DO published Arcomage later as stand-alone game.

References

  • As usual in Might and Magic games, there are big in-jokes about other games in the series. One of them is about "Red Dwarf Mines". It was also the name of a dungeon in Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen. In Might and Magic VII, if you ask a dwarf about the medusas that invaded the mine, he will be worried about "fighting them with staffs". In Clouds of Xeen, Red Dwarf Mines were full of mad dwarves armed with staffs.
  • In a quest for the light path you have to rescue a woman who is held in William Setag's tower. Setag is Gates spelled backwards and Bill is short for William. They were having a poke at Bill Gates of Microsoft.
  • The necromancers land is called Deyja. Deyja is Icelandic for "death" or to "die".
  • There is an area in the game called The Barrow Downs. This is a place in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books.
Information also contributed by festershinetop and jsparky.

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DarkTalon (162) added Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor (Windows) on Jan 02, 2000