Tons of new content.
Same compelling franchise formula, boosted by new stealth options
Dark fantasy graphics lend the game a fittingly somber tone.
Dark Elf abilities.
Classic Heroes mechanics.
Varying difficulty traps you into replaying big sections of levels
Offers few surprises to M&M Heroes VI veterans
Big technical problems.
By GameSpot on May 17, 2013
Shades of Darkness is aimed at hardcore Might & Magic Heroes VI players who want a serious challenge. And in that respect, the game delivers. Unfortunately, this difficulty is more than a bit unfair, hitting you with too many surprises that force you to replay battles and huge sections of maps on a regular basis.60
By Vagary on May 17, 2013
I personally appreciated the complex treatment of evil, something which many games struggle to properly convey. While not for the faint of heart, longtime fans will find a lot here to love.60
By GamesInformer on May 14, 2013
Shades of Darkness is a fine addition for fans of Heroes VI, but I cannot recommend it without the serious caveat of rampant AI cheating and a sad sigh for a game that I want to love more than I do.70
By Softpedia on May 09, 2013
Heroes of Might & Magic fans should pick up and replay the second and third games in the series and their expansions to get their dose of turn-based tactics and strategy.60