• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 23, 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 255 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 255

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  1. Jan 12, 2013
    1
    Really tedious game with very little strategy and ridiculously strong and unbalanced AI even on easy level. Pretty graphics is the only thing going for it. Exercise in frustration - stay away!
  2. Oct 22, 2013
    0
    The rights were sold to Ubisoft, who dropped the ball completely.

    The game is full of bugs, the graphics are jarringly ugly, with a nonsensical camera and bad animations.

    Gameplay is dumbed down. Nothing about the game is interesting or engaging.

    It makes me sick to see the HoMM title on such a trashy product.
  3. SethH
    Dec 6, 2009
    3
    Even though it's not a horrible game, it's very boring, I was bored with it after the first day. And the game is just too hard if you play against the computer so stressful that the second the game starts you have nothing while the enemy has quadruple your tech and an entire army, they just come in and game over. Never did multiplayer, might be decent.
  4. Jun 2, 2011
    3
    I would have rated this game higher if I had given up on it earlier. It was far too long, too hard on easy to be a background or relaxing game, and not engaging or interesting enough to be something I really wanted to get into. The graphics are good, and the music would be nice, but the game goes on too long, so even the music gets repetitive. The cut-scenes were fine, but not worth theI would have rated this game higher if I had given up on it earlier. It was far too long, too hard on easy to be a background or relaxing game, and not engaging or interesting enough to be something I really wanted to get into. The graphics are good, and the music would be nice, but the game goes on too long, so even the music gets repetitive. The cut-scenes were fine, but not worth the time you had already put into the game. Don't bother with it. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2011
    3
    An utter dissapointment to the Heroes of Might and Magic series. IV wasn't that great, but at least is was good enough to make you keep playing. This is slow, ugly, and boring. Do not buy.
  6. SebastianC.
    Sep 17, 2006
    3
    PATHETIC! You gotta wait for the editor, SIX MAPS!, and extremely cheesy graphics, I think this is seriously the end of heroes, no one can stand up again after two KOs. Heroes 4+5 are the end, thank god for Heroes 3 though....
  7. Andy
    May 31, 2006
    3
    This one is a true disappointment and a full step backward, to the times of Heroes 2 - only six towns, ONE (!!!) hero per town, a great bunch of skills and abilities are just stolen from H3/H4, multiplayer does not exist and the battles lasts for hours, because of enormously long and boring animations. Squares instead of hexes, no orcs, no editor, man this all makes it the worst Heroes This one is a true disappointment and a full step backward, to the times of Heroes 2 - only six towns, ONE (!!!) hero per town, a great bunch of skills and abilities are just stolen from H3/H4, multiplayer does not exist and the battles lasts for hours, because of enormously long and boring animations. Squares instead of hexes, no orcs, no editor, man this all makes it the worst Heroes installment ever. Expand
  8. JeffreyP.
    Mar 21, 2007
    0
    This game sucks! Turns take TOOOO LOOONNNGGG! Even with coputer players! Stay away from this crap!
  9. [anonymous]
    Dec 28, 2009
    4
    Disconnects time after time in multiplayer and neverending lag. So if you want this game for multiplayer, you may just give up on the spot. But for Single Player, its quite nice
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. You simply have to have the willingness to learn and give this game a chance. If you do this, you will be rewarded with an amazing strategy experience.
  2. The biggest failing of Heroes V, which you can almost anticipate from its emphasis on looking so good, is that it's stingy with information.
  3. Skeptical Heroes fans, as well as anyone looking for a fun, long-lasting turn-based strategy game, will likely be pleasantly surprised by this one.