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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: 9 out of 39
  2. Negative: 24 out of 39
  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. Mar 29, 2021
    8
    The quality of this remake is superb. I didnt have any problems playing more than 200h in it, as others had. It is exactly the game i rememberThe quality of this remake is superb. I didnt have any problems playing more than 200h in it, as others had. It is exactly the game i remember playing as a kid. It is difficult to find a game this good released in the last decade. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2016
    2
    Why all the love for this being playable on an Ipad? This is specifically, and bannered quite clearly as a review of the PC version of theWhy all the love for this being playable on an Ipad? This is specifically, and bannered quite clearly as a review of the PC version of the game. It's not even as if you get the Ipad version free if you buy the PC version, they are completely different products. The choice is simple. You can buy this, less than half a game with some HD sprites that look marginally better (marginally). OR go to GoG get the whole game, all expansions, random map generator, fan patches that work with it - and free maps - for less than half the price. That works perfectly well and silky smooth on all operating systems (Win 98 through to Windows 10). Why you would spend twice the money on less than half the game? Who knows. It gets a couple of marks for the base game being as good as it always was. Ubi didn't cock that up - but why they bothered for PC players is beyond me when a much superior and much cheaper version is already available. Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2015
    1
    UbiSoft trying to cash in on a much beloved game, after they did their best to rape the much beloved franchise.
    Sprites are worse than the
    UbiSoft trying to cash in on a much beloved game, after they did their best to rape the much beloved franchise.
    Sprites are worse than the original, doesn't come with the expansion packs, the developers of the original game don't see a cent from this.
    It's quite clear Ubisoft just gave some stupid interns the job to redraw some sprites and fix up the netcode to work with steam and thought they could make a quick buck by dragging the hallowed name of HoMM through the mud.
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  6. 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
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    0
    Only 15 years old game, that actually was downgraded to beta-version:

    - Only 7 Restoration of Erathia (RoE) campaigns available, while 6
    Only 15 years old game, that actually was downgraded to beta-version:

    - Only 7 Restoration of Erathia (RoE) campaigns available, while 6 from Armageddons Blade, 7 from Shadow of Death and 8 from Chronicles are missing
    - No random map generator, thus no replayability and as extension - no competitive games
    - Map editor in RoE lacks critical functionality, like dwellings linked to certain town, so when town is picked, dwelling of selected level and according faction will be spawned
    - No compatibility with all content since 2000 besides some RoE fan made maps - no HotA/WoG/Era and other mods, no AB/SoD maps, no fanmade bugfixes
    - HD edition is missing gameplay mechanics like revisiting objects without moving, moats, permanent border gates and many more
    - No promised steam lobby - steamworks just acts like VPN/Hamachi and you are still forced to use ingame lobby
    - Incredible amount of bugs in addition to old ones from original game
    - Huge performance problems (fps, mouse cursor lag)
    - Graphics became actually worse - blurry, more saturated with sharp edges. Materials are not recognizable anymore, everything looks like plastic. Animations, looks like lost half of frames. Missing graphical details, like flying dragons over cliffs or faceless pikemen. Most of creature's icons / sprites now contain anatomical and perspective mistakes.
    - Cheats works in multiplayer
    - Absolutely no improvements in the game balance / mechanics / UI / AI
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