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Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

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Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is the first official expansion to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. The game takes place not long after the events depicted in the latter. The Night Elves have retreated to their forest to heal the war-torn earth, the Orcs have finally found a home, the Humans have moved on since their homeland is now a plague-stricken infested wasteland, and the Undead, having been defeated in the battle of Mount Hyjal move on to the frozen north. A new evil has awakened and is threatening the land.

The expansion features one new hero per race along with several 'neutral' heroes that can be recruited by any race, several new units for each race as well as neutral races, new tile sets, a player-built shop that can be used to equip heroes with items, and an all new campaign.


Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Frozen Throne features all new campaign missions and locations.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows The Bonus RPG campaign
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Mountain Giant takes a bow.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Circle the Wagons! Or at least defend them against attack.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔兽争霸III:冰封王座" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Quite possibly the best expansion pack ever released. Windows kbmb (399)
Makes a superb game even better. Windows Emlyn Hughes (10)
A good story does not a game make Windows Curlymcdom (47)
A worthy addition to Warcraft III Windows Scott Monster (922)
Could have been stand-alone Windows Pixelspeech (955)

Critic Reviews

AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Aug 21, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Windows Jul 16, 2003 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamers.at Windows Jul 20, 2003 93 out of 100 93
ActionTrip Windows Jun 30, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Windows Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jul 17, 2003 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Windows Sep, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Komputer Świat GRY Windows Oct, 2003 4.93 out of 6 82
Mac Addict Macintosh Nov, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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The bonus orc campaign features some characters who should have been in Blizzard's cancelled adventure game Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, for instance the goblin Gazlowe and the orc Nazgrel.


In the last level of the Blood Elf campaign, you will encounter two blademasters called Rend and Maim. They are the two sons of Blackhand (the orc leader in the first Warcraft) and you may know them from the Warcraft II manual (in Warcraft II they were the rulers of the Black Tooth Grin clan.) However Rend and Maim's appearance (and death) in Frozen Throne has since been retconned in World of Warcraft.


  • 4Players
    • 2003 – Best PC Multiplayer Game of the Year
  • Apple Design Award
    • 2004 - Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – PC Strategy Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Agent 5 and Pirou Julien

Related Web Sites

  • Frozen Throne Walkthrough (A Walkthrough for the Alliance, Undead Scourge, and Night Elf Sentinels with screenshots and strategies to help the player.)
  • NZMac Review (A (largely) unscored review of the Macintosh version of the game by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (Sep. 01, 2003).)
  • The Battle Between Good and Evil (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of The Frozen Throne archived on the author's site (July, 2003).)
Contributed to by Xoleras (66094) and kbmb (399)