Parents' Guide to

Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Strategic fantasy game leaves players out of the action.

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age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Not the Might and Magic you know.......

I will start this by saying I have played the M&M games for around 20 years, and although this is not those, you have to bear in mind it is a mobile/tab game and in terms of those it is comfortably the best I have played. You could easily spend hundreds of pounds (like any mobile game) but you can also very easily play for free, more so than any similar game (Star Wars GoH, Marvel Strike Force etc), and it is hands down the most generous game in terms of rewards and progression I have played.

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Easy to play/use
age 12+

Can be time consuming, but the game is fun.

There are a lot of microtransactions in the game. I'm going to get that out there right now. But, the game is "free to play" and will take longer for the player to level up by that process, but it can be done. There is a lot to do in this game, and there are a lot of challenges to face in the game. The game does have cartoonish violence and gore, but not to the point where a child who has not played a console system has not seen before. I think that kids that like fantasy-style games should give this a try, but if you show any concern, then please watch what your kids are playing. After all, that is what "we" as parents are supposed to do.

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Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For more than three decades, the Might & Magic franchise has built a legacy of fantasy adventures, with no shortage of main games and splintered spinoffs. Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos is the series' latest foray into the mobile market, spinning out of the Heroes of Might & Magic universe. The story's a loose retelling of the events from Heroes of Might and Magic III, though the gameplay is something completely different. Instead of diving deep and giving players a hands-on approach to the action, Era of Chaos takes a much more distinctly hands-off stance, leaving players to do all the obligatory maintenance work while it has all the fun on the battlefield.

There's technically no shortage of things to do in Era of Chaos, it's just that nothing feels like it has much substance in terms of gameplay. You're responsible for recruiting new units to your army, leveling them up, setting up their formation position, and … well … that's just about it. Once the combat portion begins, the computer takes control of both sides of the battlefield, leaving you with nothing to do except triggering where and when to cast spells. This is even more frustrating when one of the only actions you can take, building the formations before battle, collapses before your eyes because a group in your army decides to break ranks and attack somewhere else. Overall, the game looks good and has an interesting story, but it just feels like it would much rather play itself than get the player involved in the experience.

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