• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2015
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  • Summary: The story takes place during a war of succession. The Empress’ murder has left a realm in flames with many ambitious rivals ready to take the throne by force. The Duke Ivan then brings together a prestigious council of six trusted advisers to restore order and end the conflict that setThe story takes place during a war of succession. The Empress’ murder has left a realm in flames with many ambitious rivals ready to take the throne by force. The Duke Ivan then brings together a prestigious council of six trusted advisers to restore order and end the conflict that set ablaze Ashan’s lands. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    88
    Fight, level up, explore, conquer, build. Even after 20 years this still manages to glue you to the screen. Incredible.
  2. Sep 29, 2015
    80
    Gameplay-wise, Might & Magic Heroes VII is arguably the "best of the series" game its developers set out to create. However, the experience is marred by inexcusably sluggish performance at times (even in high-end systems equipped with SSDs), and also by the rather uninspiring generic fantasy setting of Ashan, that still can't measure up to the majesty that is the "original" setting of the Might and Magic universe.
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    75
    It does nothing to innovate the series, going back to its roots and eliminating most of the changes made with heroes VI. It's good, with a long campaign and the usual beloved gameplay of old, but it has no courage. None at all.
  4. Sep 30, 2015
    70
    Heroes 7 has a number of problems that completely ruin the experience.
  5. Nov 12, 2015
    68
    If you’re a fan of the franchise, and if you really want to play Heroes VII, then I’d recommend waiting for another month or two, until some more patches have come out and maybe the price has dropped down. If you don’t know anything about the franchise, then Heroes VII definitely isn’t the right version for you to use as your introduction. For you I’d recommend trying out just about any other version of the game, since most of them can be purchased for very little money these days.
  6. Oct 1, 2015
    64
    It manages to scratch a very old PC gaming itch, at least between the awful cutscenes and performance problems.
  7. Nov 1, 2015
    30
    As a reviewer, I was bored, as a gamer I was confused, and as a fan, I was disappointed. Ubisoft’s indifference for a long-running and beloved series is a problem, and I hope they realize that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 146
  2. Negative: 75 out of 146
  1. Sep 29, 2015
    10
    The best of Heroes III and Heroes V combined to a thrilling turn-based strategy-rpg highlight, Heroes VII brings back the great feeling ofThe best of Heroes III and Heroes V combined to a thrilling turn-based strategy-rpg highlight, Heroes VII brings back the great feeling of just one more turn!
    Nice long and motivating campaign containing all 6 factions (haven, sylvaner, dugeon, stronghold, necropilis, academy), offering up to 125 creatures, 100 spells, 60 hero abilities to master and really beautiful 3D graphics (unreal 3 engine). With the return of townviews (in calssic 2D) and again 7 resource types as well as interactive maps and a lot of multiplayer options (online, LAN, hot seat and skirmish) plus an editor there´s so much time to sink in thsi great strategy fgame that I wish I had a few weeks of holiday left....
    A must buy!
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  2. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    I have played Heroes since #2. I like all of them. So consider me a "fanboy".

    I'm not a shill; I have no affiliation with Ubisoft or Limbic
    I have played Heroes since #2. I like all of them. So consider me a "fanboy".

    I'm not a shill; I have no affiliation with Ubisoft or Limbic or any of the developers. I also have played M&M X and loved it.

    I've played through Uplay and have had no problem with it. I played HMM6 & MMX via Steam/Uplay and had no problems with that.

    I'm not sure why some people have problems with launching the game or other computer related problems. I have a medium type computer that's almost 2 years old: Win 8.1, i5 4570, 8gb, GTX 770. I run the settings at max. I'm running this game from my hard drive and not my SSD. No horrible load times, maybe 30 seconds.

    I gave this game a 10 due to the fact that I always play the single game scenarios/skirmishes first, before I play the Campaigns. I check out the mechanics before I judge a game like this. The campaigns are always buggy at launch of a new HMM.

    Simply put: This is a GREAT HMM game!

    The "one more turn" syndrome is here!

    I really like (but not love) the graphics. But what do you expect from this type of game?

    The main issue I have at this point is the sound. I have to turn my speakers up way past what I would normally have to put them at to get the sound level where I want it.
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  3. Sep 30, 2015
    8
    I didn't like heroes VI very much so I really hoped that this game would be better and it is!
    I like the over-all look of the game, it's more
    I didn't like heroes VI very much so I really hoped that this game would be better and it is!
    I like the over-all look of the game, it's more similar to Heroes V which makes it easier to understand for me. Levelling the heroes was a bit confusing, but eventually I understood how it works. I like the new town building system. Al turns were very long in the beta version. The music in-between turns is a bit strange, it felt a little bit like circus music, too happy and not dramatic enough. I like the 3D towns in HoMM V, a bit disappointed they didn't bring it back. But considering all that, the game is better than I expected and I enjoyed playing it.
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  4. Sep 30, 2015
    4
    For me, it feels like, that they shipped a pre-beta version. So many gameplay bugs for example:
    - AoE magic placement is bugged
    - left
    For me, it feels like, that they shipped a pre-beta version. So many gameplay bugs for example:
    - AoE magic placement is bugged
    - left click, right click, sometimes game see no difference between them.
    - battle animation bugs
    - no music change, and no battle sounds in battle
    - city build tree: random reallocation of "building buttons "
    - after game restart config reset to default
    - after finishing mission 1 and exit(seen "video", back to campaign map), the game forgets, that i finished that map, so i had to load from last turn

    Sad facts:
    - no "video" intros, just static pictures (back to 90`s)
    - Heroes 6 looks better, more colorful
    - Hero leveling: after 20 min game-play, both heroes reached max lvl or the map. The mission took me 2-3 hour to finish.....
    - the battles are boring, good thing we have a "fast battle" button
    - OP skills and useless skills in skill tree
    - units are unbalanced: core units very-very weak compared to elite units; pointless ranged units(so low dmg)
    - SLOW and boring
    - etc.

    This game is bad. Do not buy it. I`m sad that i pre-purchased it.
    I played with all HoMM games. I liked all of them. Even the 4th one.
    This game, its current state is bad. Buy HoMM 6 or 5, they are cheaper, nicer and better.
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  5. Aug 17, 2016
    3
    Read reviews "this wont be terrible I love the franchise"
    Saw it at EB for $10.00 CAD "this wont be terrible I love the franchise"
    Started
    Read reviews "this wont be terrible I love the franchise"
    Saw it at EB for $10.00 CAD "this wont be terrible I love the franchise"
    Started installing and downloaded Uplay "this wont be terrible I love the franchise"
    Started playing "Well it's true the franchise is dead"
    Seriously though. This has to be the worst most buggy heroes of might and magic game I've played and that says a lot coming from someone who has been playing since the very first one. This was Ubisoft pretty much saying F you to the fans of the franchise.
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  6. Dec 22, 2015
    1
    I am not a fan of Might and Magic but I played in the previous part and I want to say - Heroes 7 is natural **** "Heroes 7" it is a : horribleI am not a fan of Might and Magic but I played in the previous part and I want to say - Heroes 7 is natural **** "Heroes 7" it is a : horrible graphics(hurts your eyes), stupid storyline, lack of game atmosphere, poor music, and many many things... What we see when we are in town? - ohh yes, we see a bad quality of backgrounds instead of 3d models - it's very good decisions devs! But I don't understand, where did you get a such high system requirements for pc? Sorry me, but it is a real nonsense... Expand
  7. Dec 4, 2015
    0
    Today is the 12th of December and my autosaves are still bugged, my hero lost EVERY SKILL POINT (+spells +boosts) because I reloaded anToday is the 12th of December and my autosaves are still bugged, my hero lost EVERY SKILL POINT (+spells +boosts) because I reloaded an autosave file after playing almost 6 hours non-stop.
    Other issues:
    - animations are terrible
    - sound effects are terrible
    - camera is a piece of a sh**
    - the whole game is a piece of sh**

    I seriously want my money back.
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