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Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition

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Heroes of Might and Magic III is a part of Might & Magic franchise and the third installment in its series. It is one of the most popular turn-based strategies ever created.

Plot

The game takes place in the fantasy world of Enroth. The story mode follows a large-scale war for the country of Erathia. Its queen Catherine defends her homeland from invading dark forces. The game's seven campaigns allow the player to participate in this war on various sides.

Gameplay

AI and human players take turns, each turn representing an in-game day. Each player controls cities, heroes, and units. The default victory condition is to eliminate rival players by capturing their cities. The story mode, though, has missions with specific plot-related conditions.

There are eight types of cities. Each type has a set of units and a unique style, based on a fantasy culture such as elves, orcs, demons or the undead. Any player can conquer and control any city. A player who loses all his or her cities is eliminated.

A hero leads an army of units. Heroes explore the map, capture resources, fight enemies and neutral monsters. As they gain experience, heroes level up and obtain new skills and spells. Each hero has eight unit slots. Units of the same type stack and act as a single, stronger unit. During combat, units take turns on a hexagonal grid.

HD Edition

A new edition, released in 2015, includes slightly improved graphics redesigned for modern monitors and tablets. Otherwise, the game is identical to its original version.

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Developer
DotEmu
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Ubisoft
Publisher
Ubisoft Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://mmh3-hd.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - both 32/64bit versions
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.0 GHz (or better)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD2900 (256MB VRAM or more with Shader Model 4.0)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT4.0 * Windows XP and Vista are not officially supported for this title although they may run the game properly.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - both 32/64bit versions
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9800GT or AMD Radeon HD3870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required. Supported video cards at time of release: nVidia GeForce 8800GT or better, GeForce 9, GT200, GT400, GT500, GT600, GT700 series AMD Radeon HD2900 or better, HD3000, HD4000, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000 series, R series Notes: Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported. Latest tested GeForce drivers: 337.88 for all nVidia series Latest tested Radeon drivers: Catalyst 13.9 for Radeon HD2000, HD3000, HD4000 and Catalyst 14.4 for Radeon HD5000, HD6000, HD7000, R series.

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2
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Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition reviews and comments

Gameplay 10/10. Graphics 5/10. Soundtrack 9/10. Storyline 9/10. OVERALL 8.25/10.0 (A 8.0)
«Just one more turn»
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Classic that knows to captivate for a long time. It's just a Pity that the Expansion of that time is not included. So no Taking Cities followed by a conversion according to the "Start line" (E.g. Undead). Nevertheless, to recommend who likes turn-based retro strategy.
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I can recommend the Game to some People. It's definitely not a Game for the general Public. A turn-based Strategy game. You need a lot of Patience as a Round goes a minimum of 2 Hours. So It's not a Game for in between. But any Retro fan should try the Game. If you are looking for people to gamble, you can load me and we will be balling 1-2 rounds:)
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What to say that other Reviewers haven't mentioned before? Honestly, I like the "new" presentation quite well, but that's where it stops. It's not the complete Game, just the Base-a Cash-in. If you want to have the complete Experience, you should check out the complete edition on gog.com and add an HD patch ... By the way, currently Only costs €2.99in the Sale ... Too bad, actually!
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Product received for free Do Not Buy! No Expansions! No random map Generator! Compared to Heroes 3 Complete, there is so much downgrade that it hurts. IN any case, HD does not make up for this, because there is simply too much to do. That's the weak Attempt to pull players ' money out of their Pockets. Rely weak Ubi ... Is unfortunately not the first old Title of dennen that has been released "new" where the Player does not get everything the Game has to offer (te). Rather Reinstall Heroes 3 Complete. Gabs as a Side dish to The Collectors Box from Heroes VII I wouldn't buy.
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Heroes of Might & Magic 3 is definitely a Milestone in Game history. I picked it up very often and intensely at the time, but in the full Version. Unfortunately, the Original Version Is much worse than the Original. It simply lacks the Extensions to this grandiose Masterpiece. The Campaigns are all down to a decent Level of Difficulty, except for the last Campaign, which was ridiculously light. Nevertheless, I liked to liberate Erathia once again. The Game has put me back into Nostalgia and was a lot of Fun for me, although unfortunately the Extensions are not there. I recommend but to buy the Complete Version on other Sites, since the Buyer has more of. Little Tip on the Addendum. If you still have your old Heroes 3, you can use the Randomizer there. Of course, it should be based on Restoration of Eratia. If you're happy with the Map, you'll save it in the Steam Directory of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition. Now you can also play this Card on the HD Version.
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