7 Best Games Like Heroes of Might & Magic III to Play in 2023 - Magic Game World

7 Best Games Like Heroes of Might & Magic III to Play in 2023

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Let’s take a trip back to the year 1999. Things were waaaaaay different, and not just in everyday life. Video games were definitely not as big, or even as popular as they are now. It wasn’t necessarily an underground hobby, but it was something small pockets of people enjoyed rather than EVERYONE ALL THE TIME, like it is now. Twitch probably wouldn’t have existed.

 

But there was one game that came out in 1999 that held my interest for quite some time: Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia. I was already a sucker for turn-based strategy games, and HoMM III’s gameplay combined with its story to make something I couldn’t possibly ignore. I played and returned to that game for many, many years.

 

And now, I think I might have squeezed every last drop of enjoyment out of it. But, looking on the bright side, that gives me an opportunity to see the many games that were inspired by HoMM III and have evolved the genre over time. So warm up your brains and start fine-tuning your strategies, because these are the 7 best games like Heroes of Might & Magic III to play in 2023 that will surely satisfy your gaming itch.

 

 

Age of Wonders 3

Age of Wonders 3 isn’t the most recent game in the widely-acclaimed series, but it is one of the best turn-based strategy games you can play right now.

 

 

In it, players will select from one of six classes: Sorcerer, Rogue, Theocrat, Archdruid, Warlord, or the Dreadnought, a new class exclusive to Age of Wonders 3 that is focused on technology. With each of these classes, players will earn experience through battle, dedicate points to research in order to unlock new skills, abilities, and equipment.

 

As if that wasn’t enough, there are also six races to forge alliances or rivalries with: High Elves, Humans, Dwarves, Goblins, Draconians, and Orcs. The depth of roleplay available in Age of Wonders 3 is almost unmatched, and you can get it on Steam right now.

 

 

Spellforce: Conquest of Eo

Become the most powerful mage on the planet in Spellforce: Conquest of Eo. As the title suggests, players will learn hundreds of spells and uncover powerful ability-granting artifacts that will give them the strength they need to rule the land of Eo.

 

The tactical turn-based battles in this game will test your mettle, and the powerful foes you go up against will challenge you like never before. How you deal with these challenges and overcome these battles, is entirely up to you.

 

 

Will you create vast armies of the undead as a Necromancer? Craft potions and explosives as an Alchemist? Or maybe you’ll craft boost-giving glyphs and magical items for your troops as an Artificer. Spellforce: Conquest of Eo makes all of it possible.

 

Spellforce: Conquest of Eo landed on Steam just a few months ago, and you can pick it up now.

 

 

Wartales

After a long period of Early Access on Steam, the massive open world RPG and turn-based strategy game Wartales is now available. Explore a vast map, pick up quests, and explore ancient dungeons and tombs in a game that has benefitted from several years’ worth of player feedback.

 

In Wartales, one hundred years have passed since the Edoran Empire fell. An unstoppable plague overtook its populace, and reduced the nation to a bunch of fractured communities. Now, bandits, thieves, and mercenaries roam the countryside taking on any kind of work they can in order to survive.

 

There is no honor.

 

 

As the leader of one of these bands of mercenaries, you will make the decisions of where to travel, which jobs to take, and how to best complete them. If that means wiping out a village full of people, so be it!

 

Wartales 1.0 dropped on April 12th, and you can make it yours today.

 

 

Urtuk: The Desolation

There’s always lots of talk about high fantasy settings. Kings, Queens, Knights, Wizards, Dragons, all the good stuff.

 

But what about low fantasy?

 

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If you’re interested in finding out what that even means, you can check out Urtuk: The Desolation, a sharp, gritty turn-based strategy game from David Kaleta. Explore a vast open world, guide your band of adventurers, recruit new ones, and steal resources off the bodies of your fallen enemies to get just a little farther.

 

Do everything you can to survive this procedurally generated campaign, and enjoy the lovely hand-drawn assets that bring the game to life. There aren’t many games like this, and you can play Urtuk: The Desolation right now on Steam.

 

 

Songs of Conquest

If you want to get in on the ground floor of what might become the world’s next turn-based strategy obsession, then check out Songs of Conquest on Steam.

 

This Early Access game made a splash when it showed up in the middle of 2022, and it has only gotten better since then. Each of the game’s many maps are filled with diverse enemies and all kinds of awesome loot, and various biomes change how combat plays out. Watch your step!

 

 

While you’re out adventuring and engaging in battles, there is also a kingdom to build back at your home base. Manage your resources, direct construction, and set up facilities to support your army and citizens alike.

 

When your battle skills have outgrown the game, you can take the challenge to your friends in online or local duals!

 

Songs of Conquest is available now on Steam.

 

 

ENDLESS Legend

ENDLESS Legend is a 4X strategy game set within the ENDLESS universe, a narrative strand that also contains the awesome Dungeon of the ENDLESS and Space of the ENDLESS.

 

In ENDLESS Legend, you won’t only be responsible for turn-based battles, you’ll also need to manage every aspect of running a kingdom. Construction, governing, resource management, all of it is on your shoulders. Are you up to the task?

 

 

Choose from the universe’s eight civilizations, survive harsh, changing seasons, and shape the world to your liking. Additionally, you will meet other factions that you can either befriend or before depending on your approach.

 

Expand beyond the unknown in ENDLESS Legend, available now on Steam.

 

 

Disciples: Liberation

Explore a dark, mature world in Disciples: Liberation. The land of Nevendaar has countless stories, endless lands, and hundreds of people each with a unique story to tell. But be careful every interaction and decision you make will have a consequence, which could land you on the wrong side of a sword.

 

 

Meet and align yourself with many different factions and infiltrate their places of power to sway the balance of political power in your favor. And when you aren’t doing that, battle all kinds of impossible beasts over the course of the game’s 80 hour single-player campaign.

 

Dig into more than 270 different quests in Disciples: Liberation, available now on Steam.

 

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  • Mike Alexander

    Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.

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