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Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (Windows)

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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 Powerful warlock gives some curry.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Pick a better fight.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Windows Multiplayer battles can get quite busy.
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. kbmb (399) unrated
Makes a superb game even better. Emlyn Hughes (10) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A good story does not a game make Curlymcdom (47) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
A worthy addition to Warcraft III Scott Monster (922) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Could have been stand-alone Pixelspeech (955) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GameZone Jul 07, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
GamingIllustrated.com Aug 21, 2003 94 out of 100 94
Next Level Gaming Jul 09, 2003 94 out of 100 94
Gamers.at Jul 20, 2003 93 out of 100 93
Game Over Online Aug 04, 2003 92 out of 100 92
PC Action Aug 21, 2003 92 out of 100 92
Entertainment Depot, The Jul 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Jun 30, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 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).)
kbmb (399) added Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (Windows) on Jul 09, 2003
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