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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 124 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 3 out of 124
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  1. Jan 14, 2012
    10
    Tribes Of The East is more than a mere expansion. It elevates the original games quality to much higher standarts and with this expansion the game becomes a better game than the most fans' favourite HOMM3. An epic game all in all.
  2. NathanP.
    Oct 23, 2007
    10
    An excellent buy. It boasts a variety of new creatures and even better graphics. The new Orcs faction and alternative upgrades add a new dimension to the gameplay. Highly recommended.
  3. Oct 7, 2015
    9
    The last great title of the Heroes of Might & Magic series. In my opinion, this stand-alone expansion put the game on par with Heroes II and III, the best in the series.
    Heroes VI and VII failed miserably, so if you want to enjoy the last epic title of the series (and the only one worth playing in 3d), then go ahead and buy this one!
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    9
    This is the climax to the Heroes 5 series. The new faction is one of my favorites to play, the single player is the best in the series (which isn
  5. craige
    Mar 3, 2009
    9
    I am an RTS nur who has always with RPG stuff interest wise. HOMM V series is really good relaxing entertainment.
  6. Wied?minG.t
    Nov 12, 2007
    9
    If you're a Homm fan, you will play!!! It's a nice, big addon.
  7. Amer
    Oct 21, 2007
    9
    This games gives the best and most challenging Heroes V experience.
  8. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    This is going to be heretical for some hardcore HOMM fans. Tribes turns 5 into a game that is BETTER than III. 5 on its own is not as good as 3. It has similar mechanics, dodgy camera angles, a "meh" campaign (with some difficulty spikes that are legendary) and a lack of a decent skirmish mode. Tribes fixes this. The game now offers upgrade paths, it flows better, the maps are simplyThis is going to be heretical for some hardcore HOMM fans. Tribes turns 5 into a game that is BETTER than III. 5 on its own is not as good as 3. It has similar mechanics, dodgy camera angles, a "meh" campaign (with some difficulty spikes that are legendary) and a lack of a decent skirmish mode. Tribes fixes this. The game now offers upgrade paths, it flows better, the maps are simply excellent. I love III it plays really well on my old laptop and its methods and gameplay are like second nature. It's quick, precise and smart. However - with 5 - if you can handle the "World of Warcraft" style graphics - and get the Tribes expansion - it's arguably a better game. Expand
  9. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    Jus when i thought it couldn't get any better after Hammers of Fate, i was proven wrong by this expansion. Again, a new faction with completely unique features, like shattering magic or blood rage, new campaign, and third level of creatures, which brought new life into the game.
  10. Feb 29, 2016
    8
    Beyond discussion the best of Heroes of Might and Magic part by the time (actually still is). It was a shot at 10 with those wild tribes. Every gamer will be pleased.
  11. Jul 16, 2018
    9
    9.5 out of 10.
    Best expansion in history of Heroes. It not only carries over all of the best parts of the series, but also adds a long waited change to the classic formula - alternative unit upgrades.
  12. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    Well, HoMM 5 is the last of the classic Heroes series, you know :D
    Imho it combines the gameplay of Heroes 3 and unbeatable design
    of Heroes 2! Tribes of the East completes the game and seals it as the
    last best HoMM. Tired writing, I gonna go play some Heroes myself!
  13. Jun 9, 2020
    10
    Maybe the plot of this part of the trilogy is worse than the first, but the gameplay is completely completed. More even delayed additional campaigns in which it could play for several weeks. Of course 10.

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Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 79
    Tribes of the East is easy to recommend to players who missed the core game and want to check out what Heroes of Might & Magic is all about. The stand alone nature of the pack and its thirty-dollar price tag makes it an easy buy.
  2. All of which amounts to new levels, harder difficulty, and not much else. This is pretty much the template for second expansion packs these days, so Tribes of the East is at least somewhat trendy. Nevertheless, you can't praise this mediocre add-on for fitting in with the cool kids. Nival should have finished the Heroes V series on a higher note than this.
  3. A solid follow-up to an already engaging franchise. Players with a lot of time invested in Heroes of Might and Magic V are going to appreciate the engine tweaks and thoroughly enjoy giving it a go with the Orcs.