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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 Mountain Giant takes a bow.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Multiple is where it's at!
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Circle the Wagons! Or at least defend them against attack.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Pretty Waterfalls but a poor defensive position.

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)

The Press Says

RPGFan Windows Jul 23, 2003 97 out of 100 97
Game Over Online Windows Aug 04, 2003 92 out of 100 92
GamingExcellence Windows Aug 22, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Joystick (French) Windows Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Depot, The Windows Jul 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
games xtreme Windows Aug 12, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GamePlasma Windows Mar 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Windows Jul 01, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Gamer Windows Sep, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.fr Windows Jul 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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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 (66237) and kbmb (399)