• 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: 45 out of 139
  2. Negative: 73 out of 139
  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
    This is the best Heroes has ever been. Art design, atmosphere is JUST amazing and magical. Gameplay is addicting and factions are soThis is the best Heroes has ever been. Art design, atmosphere is JUST amazing and magical. Gameplay is addicting and factions are so different. If you are HEROES FAN YOU WILL ENJOY IT GREATLY. Even if you never played Heroes before, if you like chess and TBS - get it now! Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2015
    8
    Firstly, a couple of points. I have played all the Might and Magic Games. I didn't play either of the two Betas that came out for HOMM7.Firstly, a couple of points. I have played all the Might and Magic Games. I didn't play either of the two Betas that came out for HOMM7.

    With that, my first impressions of the game is positive. having only spent a few hours with one faction on their first mission, it was a great way to "trial and error' a few things before going after the faction i love playing the most (Haven).

    Gameplay at times can be slightly clunky. I for one have increased the combat and movement speed, just to hurry things up a little bit without compromising the game. I love the auto resolve button, however at times it's calculations seem to be way off and the need for the good old manual intervention is required.

    The skill tree/wheel is a nice change from the HOMM6 family tree where the same pathway in HOMM6 that lead to winning or higher advantages has been curved.

    The additional resources appears to be a wonderful introduction into the game. Whilst you still require wood and ore for majority of the primary buildings, those unique materials add extra flavour for powerful elite creatures.

    Combat has increased in complexity. rather than good old might is right where the most numbers wins, flanking and backstabbing, combination of spells and combos can really tilt a battle either to your advantage or disadvantage. the impact of Luck and Morale has also been tweaked to add a nice well rounded balance.

    Movement on the map seems a lot more limited than previous HOMM's taking longer turns to move around the map. Artifacts appear to be a lot more importance, particularly boots that grant additional movements. Money at times also appears to "never be enough" which can leave a player with tough choices on who to buy/train.

    Overall i'm thoroughly enjoying HOMM7. There are some things they could have done better, but overall i believe a very solid performance so far.
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  4. Oct 3, 2015
    4
    Given at least 6 more months of work, this game might have been decent, but it was released in a bug filled, graphically void, alpha state.Given at least 6 more months of work, this game might have been decent, but it was released in a bug filled, graphically void, alpha state. With many sounds, songs, animations and icons copied directly from 6. Obviously another cash grab in hopes dedicated fans would buy before reading about it. And the 10s on the reviews are absolutely shills! Don't fall for it. Wait for the bargain bin and then, and only then, give it a try. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2015
    3
    I have played all Heroes games, I like some more than the other, but I have found something interesting in all of them. I love the series.I have played all Heroes games, I like some more than the other, but I have found something interesting in all of them. I love the series. Except Heroes VII. Do not buy this game. Why?
    This game is still in early development state, it is basically an alpha version: there is missing content, there are placeholders, there is no general style, there are lacks in design, some level are just sketches. And bugs... there are so many bugs you can not often play.
    This is not a totally new game, it has reused all assets they could from Heroes VI: units, buildings, resources, music, sounds, UI, illustrations - there is not a single moment when you are not watching at least few assets from previous game.
    This game has moved the series backward in very bad meaning. All good ideas from Heroes IV to VI are gone, but the game is still nothing like Heroes II or III. They get rid of most units abilities, so most of the differ only by few statistic points. They have limited a role of a hero on a battlefield. They have flatten all strategic layer of the game.
    Playing in hot-seat with a friend was annoying because of bugs and boring because there is no depth. Playing campaigns was terrible, because of uneven level of completion of each scenario, really bad voice acting and horrible cutscenes.
    If you are a diehard Heroes fan (like me) do not buy this game. If you simply can not resist wait at least for 2 expansions and buy it on sale.
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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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