Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
91
3.4
Windows
89
4.0
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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 Frozen Throne features all new campaign missions and locations.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows The dialogue comes when the mission begins, as Thrall from the "Demo" campaign.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows The Bonus RPG campaign
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows The almighty Pandaren Brewmaster, named Masha Storm-Stout.

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

Game Chronicles Windows Jul 17, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh Jul 28, 2003 100 out of 100 100
Next Level Gaming Windows Jul 09, 2003 94 out of 100 94
Just RPG Windows Jul 31, 2003 92 out of 100 92
GamePlasma Windows Mar 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Depot, The Windows Jul 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2003 90 out of 100 90
IGN Windows Jul 01, 2003 9 out of 10 90
FiringSquad Windows Jul 10, 2003 87 out of 100 87
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Sep 11, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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 (66117) and kbmb (399)