Might & Magic Heroes VII is a turn-based strategy game in the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Like the other games in the series, players control leaders with magical abilities termed as “heroes”, who recruit a variety of forces from strongholds. The heroes and their armies battle the opponents, who also use heroes to lead their forces. It features a campaign series of levels, standalone and multiplayer scenarios.
Gameplay follows similar tactics found within the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Strategy is key to the gameplay as battles are structured on a chess-like board where each player controls a faction of units. The battle involves turn-based gameplay, in which each creature has an opportunity to make a move. The battle is over when all the units of one side have been killed, or in a ceasefire scenario. During each player’s turn on the adventure map, building or upgrading the main castle allows for better expansion on the map, as well as for the recruiting of an army. Players move their “Heroes” about the map, collecting resources and artifacts that provide benefits in later gameplay. By expanding their territory and capturing enemy towns, the player can build a larger army. The game is won when one player is left standing after all the rest have been defeated. The game includes a Campaign Mode similar to previous editions that follow various storylines of the main characters. Multiplayer and Online player capabilities allow the player to play against other human players.