• 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: 58 out of 86
  2. Negative: 14 out of 86
  1. BurtC
    Jul 26, 2008
    10
    Best artwork ever if you have a good video card. I think this game is awesome.
  2. Oct 11, 2020
    10
    This was one of the best games I have ever played.
    New awesome animations, interesting plot, the sense of epic events and brilliant skills
    This was one of the best games I have ever played.
    New awesome animations, interesting plot, the sense of epic events and brilliant skills tree made this game so remarkable that I still look for something similar to it.
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  3. BrentD.
    May 27, 2006
    9
    This is the Heroes of old school. The game looks prettier but it pays just like the older HoMM games, which is a very good thing. I was a bit This is the Heroes of old school. The game looks prettier but it pays just like the older HoMM games, which is a very good thing. I was a bit dissapointed when number 4 changed too much for my liking, but the return to classic Heroes play makes this one a gem. Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2019
    8
    The game sometimes looked too difficult for me. I've spent many hours playing this game with my friends.
  5. May 29, 2021
    8
    although this used to be my fave from the series over the years it just began feeling buggy and slow but other than that it's so f-ing good!although this used to be my fave from the series over the years it just began feeling buggy and slow but other than that it's so f-ing good! the base game has it's charm but the second expansion is what makes it that good Expand
  6. HamboneM.
    Jun 5, 2006
    7
    A lot of promise, but even more rough edges. Could be worth an 8 or 9 after some patching to the AI, the GUI, and upon release of the toolset.
  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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