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- In the original Warcraft III, the Orcs have formed a deadly army called the Burning Legion. They threaten all of Azeroth -- use this new danger to form a power base for your nation
- Side with the Orcs, Humans, Undead or Night Elves and fight for dominance in a fully-interactive 3D world
- Create legenedary heroes that will complete quests and acquire items that advance your army
- In Warcraft III - The Frozen Throne, a new threat called the Lich King has come to Azeroth. Take up arms and rush to battle yet one more time!
- Expansion features all-new units, player-built shops & buildings, and powerful new magic abilities
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The graphics are as good as you'd ever need, but that's not to say they're bad; quite the opposite actually. The game has a cartoonish tone to its graphics that really lends itself to the fantasy atmosphere and the spell effects are top-notch. At first glance, the game may seem to be about who gets the strongest hero first, but that's certainly not the case. The number of strategies are infinite and everything can be easily countered by an experienced player. There is a heavy emphasis on micromanagement and spellcasting in the thick of battle that is overwhelming even for me, a 6-year starcraft veteran. I recommend dialing down the game speed during especially large battles, because the computer will wipe you out if you give it the chance.
The single-player story is absolutely stellar. Photo-realistic CGI Cinematics precede and end each of the campaigns, and there are no traditional mission briefings as such. The in-game cinemas help to advance the story and serve to never take you out of the game world; this all adds up to a immersion in the story like no other. Since each of the campaigns revolve around a single hero, it's not hard to get emotionally involved in the story, and that's a rare feat. One of the reasons I love Blizzard's game so much is the wealth of detail they inject into the history of the worlds; in this case, the realm of Azeroth. Half of the instruction manual is devoted to the backstory of each of the four races and explanations of all of the units; far beyond just describing what they do.Read more ›
I cannot stop playing this game. It has consumed my waking hours with the varacity of the most evil predator. It haunts my sleep with dreams of wisps building treant and my waking hours with visions of waypoints and health bars. I cannot escape this curse and so I revel in it!
Play not this game if you be of weak stomach! Play not this game if you lay claim to a social life. Play not this game if you cannot afford it. But most importantly, play not this game if thou liketh the sun or its golden rays, for they will be far from your sight once Warcraft 3 hath struck you.
Know then, all of you that the campaign of both WC3 and Frozen Throne is challenging as well as fun. Know well all of you that it's amazing mix of RPG style gaming and base building mesh seamlessly. Know you most of all that the story of the fallen lands of Lorderon and Azeroth is one of epic proportions and classic style.
Be you aware that as fun as the single player experience is, it pales when held to the light of its online brethren. The ease with which one can find and fight others online is amazing and revolutionary. The joy one gets from the various modes, including a custom battle option, is endless. But greatest of the achievements made by Blizzard, hallowed be thy name, is the continuous updates that not only make play most fair...but also add new features, such as mercenary heroes and extra campaigns.
I am the converted. I walked the path of Warcraft 2. I swam the seas of Starcraft. Now I lay in the valley of the Final Trimutive, Warcraft 3, fully sated and content. Only the promise of Starcraft Two has kept me on this plane of existence, hoping for a summer 2005 release but knowing it will never happen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely love this game , always have and always will. great throwback for endless hours of fun! But i did / could foresee one big con with this setup
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I was recently locked out of my b.net account so buying this could not have come at a better time.. Guess I'll need another box for my bookshelf collection because this is now... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was purchased as a reward but the reward has not been earned. We have not opened it yet.Published 1 month ago by JOdi
As a huge fan of strategy games, this is absolutely my favorite game of all time! The campaign is outstanding and will keep you on the edge of your seat, if you don't already know... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew R
I use to play warcraft 2 all the time as a kid. Maybe its just me but I just keep losing at this game. I stopped playing.Published 2 months ago by larry
Incredible game even today! Really wish they would develop another Warcraft game.Published 3 months ago by A Customer