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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: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 23 out of 35
  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. Jan 31, 2015
    6
    Works well and looks nice, but shows its age. I was addicted to this game when it came out originally, but now its just too simple to keep meWorks well and looks nice, but shows its age. I was addicted to this game when it came out originally, but now its just too simple to keep me hooked. Far easier than i remember. Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2015
    2
    When i was ten, my friend recomended me to play HOMM IV. I liked it. Then i found HOMM III and i loved it. It was so fabulous andWhen i was ten, my friend recomended me to play HOMM IV. I liked it. Then i found HOMM III and i loved it. It was so fabulous and entertaining, so i thought HD remaster will be even better (800x600 resolution was not very comfortable), but what i got is... is just horrible. This "remaster" is the same game as in 1998 but with blured textures, bugs, without addon support and without normal multiplayer. We can just download the fan made HD patch and have HD resolution and more options. And not spending money for ths "remaster". Expand
  5. Jan 1, 2016
    1
    An absolute cash-in with no real purpose besides earning few extra $. It's fugly (an amatour HD mod does the whole "HD" better) and it offersAn absolute cash-in with no real purpose besides earning few extra $. It's fugly (an amatour HD mod does the whole "HD" better) and it offers less (no expansions, LOL).

    How about lying in promotional campaign? They pixelated original sprites and compared them to actually worse HD edition ones. Wow, that takes a special kind of **** you" towards the customers, almost a Bethesda's one.
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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. Feb 2, 2015
    0
    A simple task: to change the texture, but Ubisoft has not coped with this. Eraphia really? No random map generator, tons of bugs in 20 yearsA simple task: to change the texture, but Ubisoft has not coped with this. Eraphia really? No random map generator, tons of bugs in 20 years old game? I bet, that Ubisoft will beat EA this year! Expand

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