Might & Magic Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness

  • Might & Magic Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness
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  • Tons of new content.
  • Same compelling franchise formula, boosted by new stealth options
  • Dark fantasy graphics lend the game a fittingly somber tone.


  • Varying difficulty traps you into replaying big sections of levels
  • Offers few surprises to M&M Heroes VI veterans

Expert reviews and ratings

By GameSpot on 60

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.

By Vagary on 60

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.

By GamesInformer on 70

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.

By Softpedia on 60

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.