Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition is a turn-based strategy game developed by DotCom and published by Ubisoft. The game is an HD remake of the original HoM&M III, a title considered by many to be a cult classic. HD Edition offers the player a chance to relive the experience of the original game, with improved graphics to fit current-gen hardware. HoM&M III HD received positive reviews from the critics, who praised the updated graphics and nostalgic feel of the game.
The gameplay mechanics of the original title remained the same. HoMM III is still a turn-based strategy game, where the player controls a party of heroes in command of various units. The underground locations provide resources for developing the towns under the player’s control. The towns serve as recruitment points, funds and act as strongholds. If the player loses all of their towns they need to claim on. The core Heroes 3 gameplay involves exploring the maps, which consist of two layers: above and under the ground. The player can win by completing the map’s objectives, which include gathering resources, conquering towns, etc.
The continent of Antagarich is home to many heroes. Now, these heroes rise up to defend their homeland. After the disappearance of King Roland Ironfist of Enroth, Queen Catharine is left as a regent of the realm. A sudden assassination of her father leaves the kingdom of Erathia vulnerable to the attack of dark forces. Seeing great threat looming over the continent, Queen Catharine makes her way back to Antagarich to muster forces against the armies of darkness. But that’s just a part of the tale…
HD Edition of HoMM III received critical acclaim. While disappointed with the lack of additional content, the reviewers praised the game for graphical improvements which brought the classic title to modern gaming.