Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East review

Sure, you get to play as the Orcs... eventually

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Orcs are freakin' sweet

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    Doesn't need the original disc

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    Full map editor


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    Takes a while to get to the Orcs

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    Story is disjointed

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    No tutorial for map/scenario editor

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Oct 24, 2007

They say you don’t know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes, and the same holds true for an Orcish horde. No matter how well you think you know combat in the world of Heroes of Might and Magic V, a quick run through the first mission in Tribes of the East makes it obvious that you still have much to learn.

More info

GenreRole Playing
DescriptionThe game easily lives up to the Might and Magic standard and we're glad we get to play as Orcs, even if it does take more than half of the game to get there.
Franchise nameHeroes of Might and Magic
UK franchise nameHeroes of Might and Magic
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"Heroes of Might and Magic 5 - Tribes of the East","HoMM V - Tribes of the East","HoMM V - Tribes of the East"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)