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Might & Magic: Heroes VI [Download]

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Platform: PC Download
PC Download
Edition: Standard
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  • Remastered with the well-known developer, Black Hole, and in close partnership with the game's numerous fans.
  • Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect tons of resources and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics to level-up your heroes, recruit troops and ready them for combat on exclusive battle maps.
  • Lead the Heroes of the Griffin dynasty within intriguing scenarios. Choose your path, assume your choices and customize your gaming experience thanks to a brand new reputation system.
  • Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy revisited 3D designs and an exclusive new bestiary.
  • Post content and compete with your friends, using a new and intelligent, online community interface.


Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B005TMFXZQ
  • Release Date: October 13, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,235 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Might and Magic Heroes VI is multiplayer Turn-based Strategy game for the PC platform. The sixth game in the fantasy based Might & Magic series, Might and Magic Heroes VI is a prequel to the previous game in the series. Set in the realm of Ashan, it revolves around the resurrection of a long-dead Archangel, needed in a current time of war, but who may also have his own ideas and ambitions in a brave new world. Game features include: an extensive list of building possibilities, RPG elements, a deep list of possible artifacts and relics to discover, a reputation system, a sizable selection of factions and more.

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A Necromancer faction going into battle in Might and Magic Heroes VI
Return to Ashan in a Might & Magic Heroes prequel.
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Story

The Might & Magic Heroes VI adventure starts 400 years before the events in Might & Magic Heroes V, showcasing a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war. A legendary Archangel General, killed during the war of the Elder races, is resurrected. Under the cover of preparations for an upcoming Demon invasion, he plots to recover his powers and take control of Ashan while eradicating his ancient enemies. Yet he underestimates the power of the all-too-human Griffin dynasty. The Griffin family at this time contains five distinct and powerful representatives. These are the main heroes of the Might & Magic Heroes VI campaign, and they will lead its different factions to battle. The destiny of each of these heroes are for you, the player, to decide.

Key Game Features

  • Classic Gameplay - Remastered with the well-known developer, Black Hole, and in close partnership with the game's numerous fans.
  • Unique Action - Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect tons of resources and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics to level-up your heroes, recruit troops and ready them for combat on exclusive battle maps.
  • Take Control - Lead the Heroes of the Griffin dynasty within intriguing scenarios. Choose your path, assume your choices and customize your gaming experience thanks to a brand new reputation system.
  • The Rich Might & Magic Universe - Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy revisited 3D designs and an exclusive new bestiary.
  • A Strong Community - Post content and compete with your friends, using a new and intelligent, online community interface.

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A Haven faction attack in Might and Magic Heroes VI
An RTS/RPG play blend.
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A Stronghold faction attack in Might and Magic Heroes VI
Unique faction based attacks.
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Exploring a grotto in Might and Magic Heroes VI
A rich gameworld to explore.
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An underground boss battle in Might and Magic Heroes VI
Challenging boss battles.
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System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (all 32/64 bit)
Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6 Ghz Intel Pentium Core 2 @ Duo E6400 @ 2.00 Ghz, AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 Ghz
RAM: 1GB 2GB
Hard Drive: 9GB
Video Card: 512 MB, DirectX 9.0c 1 GB, DirectX 9.0c
Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon™ HD 2600/3000/4000/5000/6000 series
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600/9/200/400/500 series
Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported.
Additional Info: Requires Ubisoft account for game activation and online play


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
180 of 192 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Stranger on my Drive October 18, 2011
By Stregor
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
A new Heroes is here, and it comes with many changes. I have played ALL previous titles of this series and all the add-ons, so I feel entitled to review this 6th iteration of my favorite game.

I welcome new ideas in this series. I actually enjoyed many of the game mechanic changes of Heroes 4, which many die-hard-fans hated. Yet, despite the horrible artwork, character and creature design Heroes 4 felt like a Heroes game.

I did not follow the development of Heroes 6 on forums and fan pages, just bought it as it came out and delved right in. I bought hard copy DVD version, I like manuals and such, but there is no nice little booklet. Disappointment could have just used the download version. While you could pick up any of the previous titles and feel right at home, Heroes 6 is a stranger, at best a second cousin on your step mom's side.

There is a load of changes that require your attention before you even start to play the actual game.
Online activation required. The game will stay connected to the Conflux server all the time (or kick you to the main menu if it disconnects). Before you start a custom game, you need to create a hero, complete with his maximum level skill tree and spells. You will unlock those as your hero levels up. During the game you collect reward points that you can spend on extra skills. All those heroes and skills are saved for repeated use.

While the menu and pre-game setup is much more involved, the game itself is... simpler.

Here some of the changes:
Only 4 resources! Gold, Ore, Wood, Crystals. Simpler. Worked for Age of Empires 3, but not here. No longer do I need to consider the construction costs and decide if I risk my army for sulfur or gems to get the higher tier creatures before the next week starts.
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227 of 256 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The appeal of the "Heroes of Might and Magic" (HOMM) series of games is the unique blending of role-playing and strategy that effectively offers some of the best aspects of both genres. HOMM1 came out in 1995 and became an instant classic. And now, with a slight name change, the sixth installment "Heroes VI" is released, retaining the turn-based fantasy experience while adding a few notable changes to the underlying gameplay.

One of the major changes is that all heroes and creatures now have separate might and magic stats, such as might attack, magic attack, might defense, magic defense, and so on. In older HOMM games, they had only one set of stats that applied to melee combats only, and had no defense against spells. In Heroes VI, when spells are cast against you, you actually have a magic defense stat that gives you some protection. Essentially this gives you some magic resistance that you may not have otherwise.

Another big change is there is much more freedom in how your heroes choose their skills (now called abilities) during advancement. In older HOMM games, abilites were given based on certain probability. Now you can pick the abilities as you want them. For instance, you can pick the "Scout" ability that shows you exact sizes of enemy stacks right from the start, and you don't have to wait for it to come by. Every time your hero advances, you are given an "ability point". You can "spend" each point on adding an ability. There are 31 "Might" abilities and 46 "Magic" abilities (formerly called spells), many of which are upgradeable.

Many of these abilities are similar to what we got in older HOMM games: gets extra resources, better morale or luck, more movement, increases certain stat by N, scouts enemy troops, heals, dispels, weakens, etc.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Homm6 November 15, 2011
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Our family waited impatiently for the release of Homm6.
We were sorely disappointed. Gameplay is slow and 'stiffly boring.'
I personally dislike the online internet requirement needed to play the game to some level of potential but users may not see this as a significant problem unless they don't have internet access.
Perhaps the internet requirement is to overcome stealing. Given the level of expertise demonstrated by the developers, this could be a plausable explanation. Poor imagination, poor develpment practices, and no test. The people doing the code - both of them, no doubt, were probably overwhelmed by abundant management direction.
Multiplayer doesn't exist unless you want to play a circa 1975 style of hotseat.
The graphics quality is actually diminished from prior versions of the game; but we don't play necessarily for graphics so that would have been easy to overlook.
However,the buggy, non-functioning, pre-beta style of software is unforgivable. There is no way to get a refund so don't waste your money on this release.
Whatever happened to professional software developers? Are there any left?
Based on the delivered product, these guys appear professionally clueless.
If my name was on this release, I would formally change it and hope everyone would forget I was ever involved.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars innovative ideas - terrible execution January 1, 2012
By mikeg
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This is my first Amazon review after at least 10 years of being a customer, and I felt compelled to post my experiences with this product for a number of reasons, primarily as a bit of a heads-up for folks considering 'renting' this game from Ubisoft. That's right, I said 'rent', because essentially that's pretty much what you're doing - and it would seem the landlord reserves the right to deny you access to the property at will/whim, no notice given, no explanation required. Simply put - if their 'cloud' is for any reason not available at any time - you can't access any prior games in progress - _including_ single-player scenarios (and current gameplay/progress is lost!). Folks may nitpick about "offline" play etc. - but the simple truth is that there is no mechanism to cache/store your progress. While there are likely technical solutions to this situation - at the moment, they don't exist, and that's a grand shame, because this game is an excellent example of a product that boasts many innovative gameplay features (which, I must admit it took me a little while to come to understand & appreciate, being a somewhat jaded fan of the prior HoMM releases) Other folks have done a good job of describing these, so I won't bother repeating them here - I would only say that I like the new take on this series as far as the game mechanics etc. are concerned. That's why I am so disappointed with the execution, ad it makes me wonder about the folks responsible. Firstly, I'd have to say that I don't believe this product was properly tested, particularly using folks with some background experience with the franchise, as I've had far too many "huh?" moments as I've played the game. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars I am sure its a great game except I can't even play it
I am sure its a great game except I can't even play it! I bought this copy and after installing, the autopatch won't work. Read more
Published 1 day ago by LuluSa
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip it, and skip 7 too.
Ruined the saga for me. Uplay is a terrible experience, and if you don't play connected to the conflux you can't use certain items and abilities. Read more
Published 14 days ago by rsam
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely not worth the price of admission, even at a severely...
This game is not worth buying, but not for the reasons you may expect. Let me explain...

1. When I installed the game, I was expecting to play Heroes VI. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jan M Boniface
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
coool game
Published 2 months ago by jake wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the Heroes of Might and Magic series. This one's pretty much the same, with better graphics.
Published 2 months ago by Bowzer
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Customer Service
The code doesn't work and it's impossible to reach anyone with answers. Love the game, just haven't been able to play it...
Published 3 months ago by DryFly23
5.0 out of 5 stars great game
an oldie and a goody!!!
Published 3 months ago by zatalas
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I wanted!
I cannot play this offline. Everything showed I could once I registered the product. Not so!! I'm hoping Ubisoft can help me, but if not, into the trash. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mason J. Parmer
3.0 out of 5 stars must be online first
first you have to register to ubisoft and uplay.com to download and play, do not switch in the vmiddle of the download or you wont be able to play. Read more
Published 5 months ago by john waz
1.0 out of 5 stars Busted Game
I loaded this game onto my laptop but it has never worked. All it gives me is blank screen and totally locks my system up so I have to reboot to get out of it.
Published 6 months ago by Kevin Jentzsch
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