• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 23, 2006
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  • Summary: The first game to reintroduce the video game legend to the public is Heroes of Might and Magic V, the sequel to the universally acclaimed turn-based strategy series with a touch of RPG. The new opus will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of theThe first game to reintroduce the video game legend to the public is Heroes of Might and Magic V, the sequel to the universally acclaimed turn-based strategy series with a touch of RPG. The new opus will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system and a story-based campaign mode. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. I am truly spellbound by the splendor of this game.
  2. Regardless of these minor concerns, HoMM V is a shining example of how a turn-based strategy should be executed, and will no doubt set the standard for generations of the genre to come.
  3. Like the gameplay, the story also picks up, mainly because of an ingenious structure in which it is told not from the perspective of one hero but from the points of view of consecutive protagonists.
  4. Heroes of Might and Magic has always been about strategy in a board-game setting, where players take their time making decisions on each turn. Building up a huge army, amassing tons of money and resources and beating those pesky enemy heroes is what it’s all about. People new to the Heroes’ universe who enjoy a good strategy game should definitely give this one a try, as well.
  5. 78
    While I adore the Heroes franchise, I feel that Nival played it a little too safe with this one. After seeing them show so a bit of originality in their other titles, this feels too much like development-by-the-numbers.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    74
    Nice looking, moderately rewarding. [July 2006, p.78]
  7. 50
    While HOMM5 retains much that fans once cherished about this series, its imaginative yet hamstrung shift to 3D, poor A.I., clunky interface, stingy multiplayer maps, and intimidating bug list render what could have been the rebirth of a phenomenal strategy game merely an average rehash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 78
  2. Negative: 14 out of 78
  1. BurtC
    Jul 26, 2008
    10
    Best artwork ever if you have a good video card. I think this game is awesome.
  2. Feb 18, 2019
    10
    Najlepsza z serii Heroes(na równi z częścią trzecią). Masa modyfikacji, gra ciągle żyje i się rozwija. polecam kazdemu
  3. Jun 9, 2020
    9
    A good start HEROES OF MIGHT AND MAGIC V. I went through the plot about 10 times, probably the best plot from the trilogy. But still 9, sinceA good start HEROES OF MIGHT AND MAGIC V. I went through the plot about 10 times, probably the best plot from the trilogy. But still 9, since the gameplay was worse than in the following parts of the trilogy. Expand
  4. HelenT.
    May 26, 2006
    8
    Almost perfect. Almost! If this game had shipped with the map editor and a few small other things, I may have givne it a 9 (it would take Almost perfect. Almost! If this game had shipped with the map editor and a few small other things, I may have givne it a 9 (it would take something truly astounding to merit a 10). I'm hard on games though, an 8 is something I reserve for the very cream of the crop. Once I have a chance to try that map editor, this may even merit a 9. Expand
  5. May 12, 2020
    8
    Some great ideas mixed with some bad implementation. Long waiting time for end turn, abandoning hex grid and somehow a slower flow make itSome great ideas mixed with some bad implementation. Long waiting time for end turn, abandoning hex grid and somehow a slower flow make it still inferior to Heroes 3. Heroes 5.5 mod is a very good addition, but by changing the hero classes and ultimate skills it is somehow less attractive (but more balanced) Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    6
    It's a HoM&M III in 3D graphics, but its a biggest flaw of this game for me. I hate candy looking games... It's so stupid to make game in thatIt's a HoM&M III in 3D graphics, but its a biggest flaw of this game for me. I hate candy looking games... It's so stupid to make game in that kind of universe with so silly visuals.
    All others apsects are great, as every HoM&M
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  7. JeffreyP.
    Mar 21, 2007
    0
    This game sucks! Turns take TOOOO LOOONNNGGG! Even with coputer players! Stay away from this crap!

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