Game Groups > Might and Magic series

Might and Magic is a series of first-person fantasy role-playing games developed by New World Computing. Together with Wizardry and Ultima, it is considered a major franchise in Western RPG development that helped to shape the genre in its early stages.

Early Might and Magic games relied on the Wizardry template, focusing on dungeon crawling and featuring party creation with characters belonging to various classes and fantasy races, random enemies, and turn-based combat. Compared to Wizardry games, they featured larger outdoor areas and more free-form exploration. Might and Magic VI (1998) moved away from random enemy encounters, introduced real-time combat with dynamic movement while allowing to switch to traditional stationary turn-based battles at any time, and implemented a manual leveling system with skill point distribution. All these elements were retained in subsequent installments.

Most Might and Magic installments have an overarching plot that contains elements of science fiction. It focuses on a group of powerful space travelers known as the Ancients, whose long-lasting battle against the alien race Kreegan has caused many worlds to be cut off from advanced technology. In the first five games, the player-controlled party of heroes tracks down Sheltem, the corrupt guardian of Earth. The sixth game starts a story arc set on the planet Enroth, which allows a closer look at the war between the Ancients and the Kreegan.

The series has also gave birth to spin-offs, most notably the Heroes of Might and Magic series of strategy games.

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Gold Games 4 1999 DOS, Windows (+1 more) Compilation
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Heroes of Might and Magic V (sběratelská edice) 2006 Windows Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Kroniki Might and Magic: Antologia 2006 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might & Magic X: Legacy 2014 Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
7.0
box cover thumbnail Might & Magic X: Legacy (Deluxe Edition) 2014 Windows Special edition
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Might & Magic X: Legacy - Digital Deluxe Edition 2014 Windows, Macintosh Compilation, Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Might & Magic X: Legacy - The Falcon & The Unicorn 2014 Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic 1992 TurboGrafx CD Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic I & II 1992 Macintosh Role-playing (RPG), Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic I, II, III, IV, V: Collection Classique 1998 DOS Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World 1988 DOS, SNES (+11 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991 DOS, SNES (+6 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic IX 2002 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
6.0
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic Sixpack 1998 DOS, Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic Trilogy 1995 DOS Compilation, Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven 1998 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven... 1998 Windows Compilation, Special edition
7.5
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor 1999 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000 Windows, PlayStation 2 Role-playing (RPG)
6.7
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: Book One - Secret of the Inner Sanctum 1986 DOS, NES (+9 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen 1992 DOS, PC-98 (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: Collection Edition 2003 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen 1993 DOS, PC-98 (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: Millennium Edition 1999 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: Platinum Edition 2002 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Might and Magic: World of Xeen 1994 DOS, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG), Compilation
7.3
box cover thumbnail The Ultimate RPG Archives 1998 DOS, Windows Compilation
7.9
box cover thumbnail Ultimate Might and Magic Archives 1998 Windows Compilation, Special edition
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