• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 1999
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  • Summary: Spending even a short time with the game quells any doubt that it's anything but an excellent sequel and a first-rate strategy game in its own right.
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  1. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    Classics of turn-based strategies, Heroes 3 is incredibly addictive with no limit to replayability due to random map generator and tons ofClassics of turn-based strategies, Heroes 3 is incredibly addictive with no limit to replayability due to random map generator and tons of user created maps and even campaigns. One of the best party video games if all of your friends are nerds) Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2021
    10
    Лучшая игра в серии. К сожалению все остальные игры серии полный шлак, но эта - гениальна!

    Best Game in the Series. Unfortunately, all the
    Лучшая игра в серии. К сожалению все остальные игры серии полный шлак, но эта - гениальна!

    Best Game in the Series. Unfortunately, all the other games in the series are complete slag, but this one is brilliant!
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  3. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    One of the best turn-based strategy games made. It keeps you hooked, the game is fun, the graphics aged well, and I have accumulated hundredsOne of the best turn-based strategy games made. It keeps you hooked, the game is fun, the graphics aged well, and I have accumulated hundreds of hours into it. Buy it now. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    8-11 /10 | No story spoilers

    It is one of, if not THE BEST turn based strategy game of all time. Its very important to point out
    8-11 /10 | No story spoilers

    It is one of, if not THE BEST turn based strategy game of all time.

    Its very important to point out however, that the expansions are highly recommended, if not a MUST, because its just not the same without those. As much as I love the game, playing the basic/vanila version of it, isn't as good/charming/appealing. Missing maps, missing my favourite castle, the Confux, missing some items,heroes,units,mechanics, etc. And by some I mean A LOT, but some realy major ones and a ton of minor ones. With the expansions however its EPIC.

    MY PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION:
    is to get the user/fan made expansion on top of the existing, official expansions. Its called "in the Wake of Gods", aka "WoG", dubbed as "HoMM 3.5" . It makes the game so much more interesting,deep and rich, that its very hard to describe, but this is what makes it Legendary in my opinion in the truest sense.

    Some may hate what i will say right now, but I think "Wake of the Gods" is WAY better then "Horn of The Abyss", aka "HotA" (another user/fan made expansion mod)

    The mod provides/contains:
    - TONS of settings, in game mechanics and features (ie: you can set that every enemy gets bonus units, base of your army -> an army of 80-ish peasants, got 216*6 of tier 7 mixed units, based of my army. Makes boring fights interesting -> can still get a solid amount of exp in the late game as well!); aka. WOG options.
    - new units (including 3rd upgrade option/variant of already existing units. Ie: green dragon -> gold dragon -> diamond dragon, OR Firebird -> Phoenix -> Sacred Phoenix, etc...)
    - new items and item sets
    - henchman (super elite) unit (of your choice, stronger as it levels)
    - commander (2nd hero-ish?) unit (can equip items, fight, cast spells, level up, die and can be resurrected)
    - army units can have various buffs and military ranks (similar to gaining exp.)
    - new dwellings, (map) buildings (not castle), quests, and a lot, LOT more, that i'm honestly lazy to list/include here. The 5000 character limit might not be enough tbh.

    Just to name a few:
    war machines can now stack and be stronger; catapults can attack units; your hero can move and fight without an army; additional skill slots (>8); custom battle rules (ie: everything, or just some specific units, have double attack, and/or breath attack, etc...the list goes on!

    IMPORTANT NOTES!:
    - Everything mentioned above is customizable to your liking. If you want none, some, all of it, you can! It's up to you.
    - Earlier I mentioned another user/fan made expansion mod "Horn of The Abyss", which I even compared to "Wake of Gods". The 2 mods are in no way compatible: no WoG features are available when playing HotA, and vice versa

    The very best example, that graphics is not everything! It has a very dated, but at the same time kind of old school/charm to it. Sounds, spot on. And the overall game, the feeling is one of a kind!

    VANILA (The Restoration of Erathia): 7/10
    with Expansions (Armageddons Blade) + (The Shadow of Death): 9/10
    with user mod (Horn of The Abyss): 10/10
    with user mod (Wake of Gods): 11/10

    Last, but not least, some side notes.:
    I'm not a might and magic fanboy. In fact this and maybe HoMM 5 the only ones I liked and could recommend. Never tried the black and white HoMM 1, but tried everything from HoMM2. Later games aka Might and Magic Heroes....X. Stay away from 4!!! It was an interesting concept, had a few potential in my opinion, but in the end it was a major **** up **** where, for example, the pikemen literally moved as if they've **** in their pants.

    Sadly the new/current generation of kids/"gamers" #wanna be true gamers, wont/cant appreciate this game and may never be able to. Its not fancy, not shiny, no Michael bay booms and graphics. Its not holding your hand, not dumbed down, oh and no 3d CGI AAA cinematics. You actually have to READ OMFG.
    These are the facts, the sad facts, and hopefully to be changed facts. #HoMM 3 remake FF7 style?!
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  5. Jul 26, 2014
    10
    One of my favorite games ever. Beautiful graphics, pleasant music. Nice selection of heroes and good diversity of creatures to be recruited.One of my favorite games ever. Beautiful graphics, pleasant music. Nice selection of heroes and good diversity of creatures to be recruited. Fantasy strategy to keep you playing for hours. Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2015
    10
    Angels, demons, dragons, magic, dungeons, warriors, and wizards, all wrapped up neatly in a turn based strategy game. The fact that my wifeAngels, demons, dragons, magic, dungeons, warriors, and wizards, all wrapped up neatly in a turn based strategy game. The fact that my wife has to tell me to stop playing occasionally is a clear sign that this game is just too fun to turn away from. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2018
    0
    Well.... this game was different.... it felt like I was helping a intellectually disabled person progress to the next objective. Really itWell.... this game was different.... it felt like I was helping a intellectually disabled person progress to the next objective. Really it felt like the game was only half finished. Some parts were okay... but it's still honestly a let down. I don't understand how this game even left the studio? I think some people did favours to get this one through. Anyway, play if you MUST though spok doesn't like you in this game. Expand

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