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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 166 Ratings

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  • Summary: Fifteen years later, rediscover the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist, as she begins her critically acclaimed quest to unite her ravaged homeland and re-conquer the kingdom of Erathia.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    90
    It may lack the mods and extra content you can find in other editions, but we believe that's not the point at all. This is an HD edition of the best game in this franchise and by looking at it this way we love it today as we loved it when it initially came out.
  2. Jan 29, 2015
    85
    As with Avernum, HoMM3’s sheen has not been dulled by the vitiating properties of time; instead, its unique blend of roleplaying and strategy is just as alluring 15 years on.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 19, 2015
    75
    This is mostly an unnecessary remake of the fantasy strategy classic. The improvements are minor in the graphics and nonexistent elsewhere, except for the multiplayer mode through Steam and the tablet versions, which might be the game's biggest selling point. The game itself is still gold - PC gamers should just consider if the old Ultimate Edition bundle, with expansion packages already included, is a better investment. [March 2015]
  4. Jan 29, 2015
    69
    Remastered or not remastered? That is the question. This new edition of the best game in the HOMM saga adds a lot of new multiplayer features, but the gameplay is still the same, and the fact that all the expansions are missing is unacceptable.
  5. For a moderate increase in price, you end up getting a lot less in terms of content.
  6. Feb 1, 2015
    60
    This is the old masterpiece with less content and higher price.
  7. Feb 11, 2015
    30
    It is, in no uncertain terms, a waste of money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 23 out of 34
  1. Jan 29, 2015
    10
    Since this HD Edition keeps exactly the same gameplay as the original version and brings both the HD graphics and the multiplayer with SteamSince this HD Edition keeps exactly the same gameplay as the original version and brings both the HD graphics and the multiplayer with Steam it makes me happy. Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2015
    10
    1. It's a game from Ubisoft without Uplay. Perfect!
    2. Can feel the big graphic change from the old Heroes 3 and the multiplayer with Steam.
    1. It's a game from Ubisoft without Uplay. Perfect!
    2. Can feel the big graphic change from the old Heroes 3 and the multiplayer with Steam. Great!
    But,
    3. Without custom maps, and it just has the Restoration of Erathia.
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  3. Jan 31, 2015
    6
    Works well and looks nice, but shows its age. I was addicted to this game when it came out originally, but now its just too simple to keep meWorks well and looks nice, but shows its age. I was addicted to this game when it came out originally, but now its just too simple to keep me hooked. Far easier than i remember. Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2015
    1
    Hahaha...HD? Nooo..this is just a some kind of cheap cosmetical remastered mod for 15$ Ubisoft-bravo! Dont buy this commercial useless trash.Hahaha...HD? Nooo..this is just a some kind of cheap cosmetical remastered mod for 15$ Ubisoft-bravo! Dont buy this commercial useless trash. If you love heroes- play old good Heroes 3 complete from GOG with all addons and RMG, and enjoy. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2015
    0
    Спекуляция на ностальгических чувствах фанатов старой серии. Считаю, что за это нужно, как минимум, сажать на кол. Не ведитесь, халтуруСпекуляция на ностальгических чувствах фанатов старой серии. Считаю, что за это нужно, как минимум, сажать на кол. Не ведитесь, халтуру подобной наглости сложно себе представить! Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2015
    0
    I do not recommend this game. The game looks nice, but the performance isn't as good as in the original one. It feels clumsy and it looks likeI do not recommend this game. The game looks nice, but the performance isn't as good as in the original one. It feels clumsy and it looks like there has been some parts of the animations removed. I especially enjoy the performance and the polishing in older games like this, but in this version i do not get the satisfaction of everything working perfectly. And also the fact that this doesn't have the expansions is a big minus. Sure, i knew it already when i was buying this game that there is only going to be the original game. But still it feels stupid that they did not include the expansions. I have always played this game with the expansions and now when playing without them, it feels like there are a lot of content missing. And what disgusts me, is the idea of the expansions coming later as dlc.

    I really wanted to like this because i have enjoyed so many hours playing the original one. But in a game like this, i don't feel that the most important thing is the good looking hd graphics. For me it is the game itself and how the game performs. In this state of the game i will continue playing my old copy and feeling sad that i wasted 15 euros for this.
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  7. Jan 29, 2015
    0
    Just a cash grab from Ubisoft. Basic Heroes III without expansions, without custom maps, without online matches. And its more expensive thenJust a cash grab from Ubisoft. Basic Heroes III without expansions, without custom maps, without online matches. And its more expensive then complete edition you can get in GoG or boxed in any game stores. I bet soon they will release expansion for another 15e each. Expand

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