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Description

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.

Screenshots

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Options Menu.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Pick a better fight.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows The assault has gone well, the village is burning to the ground!
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 (923)
Could have been stand-alone Windows Pixelspeech (949)

Critic Reviews

RPGFan Windows Jul 23, 2003 97 out of 100 97
Gamesmania.de Windows Jul 01, 2003 94 out of 100 94
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 21, 2003 92 out of 100 92
Just RPG Windows Jul 31, 2003 92 out of 100 92
Gamers' Temple, The Windows Sep 14, 2003 92 out of 100 92
GamingExcellence Windows Aug 22, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpot Windows Jul 02, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Windows Jul 01, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Windows Jul 01, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Aug, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Orcs

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.

References

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.

Awards

  • 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 (65963) and kbmb (399)