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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.2
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.3
Overall User Score (13 votes) 4.3

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Giant Bomb (Nov 21, 2008)
But it's hard to complain too much about minor omissions like those when the current content in Wrath of the Lich King is so broad and so solid. This package makes for an epic and excellent expansion to World of Warcraft, one that will certainly keep longtime players coming back. And the increased accessibility and streamlined nature of World of Warcraft 2008 compared to World of Warcraft 2004 mean that even players who gave up a long time ago will also find plenty of reasons to return to Azeroth.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 17, 2008)
Wrath of the Lich King takes the best-of-breed MMO and improves everything about it. It's a work of supreme confidence and quality that is twice as fun and ten times as beautiful as classic WOW, not to mention anything else in the genre. But above all else - in the breathtaking sweep of Northrend, in the assured, epic storytelling, in the constellation of brilliant quests - it is a grand adventure. Perhaps the grandest adventure in all gaming. In every sense, Azeroth is still the place to be.
RPGamer (Jan 19, 2009)
There is much to be said, then, for picking up Wrath of the Lich King. The game is everything that a MMORPG expansion should be, adding story, gameplay, and thousands of new quests for players to complete, along with a plethora of new dungeons and an involving new story. If there is one thing that can be said about Blizzard, it is that the company can consistently take something that seems like a solid game as is, and then completely remake and improve it, seemingly at will. While the fee structure hasn't changed, the game definitely has, and it's worth picking up to experience those changes.
UOL Jogos (Dec 10, 2008)
"Wrath of the Lich King" mostra que a Blizzard ouviu os jogadores e tentou aprender com seus erros, deixando "World of WarCraft" mais amigável para os casuais e, ao mesmo tempo, ainda atraente para os veteranos mais aplicados. Ainda que o desafio não seja tão alto quanto o visto em "The Burning Crusade", a equipe da produtora anunciou muito conteúdo para próximas atualizações, o que garante um fluxo estável de novidades, deixando o produto sempre fresco e atraente para todo o tipo de jogador.
Game Chronicles (Dec 30, 2008)
Blizzard has added yet another phenomenal game to their list of achievements. Wrath of the Lich King has all the components necessary to hold the attention of the gaming community for several years to come...or at least until Blizzard decides which game we're going to be playing next.
games xtreme (Jan 06, 2009)
"Wrath of the Lich King" is an extremely well polished and well thought out title with fun game play, good humor, amazing music and creative visuals that breathes life in Blizzard's huge MMO juggernaut for at least a few more years. We've gone from a time where the biggest problem for the MMO player was finding the willingness to sit there and play their game of choice to a place where the WoW player needs to find the willingness to stop playing.
YouGamers (Dec 05, 2008)
World of Warcraft reigns supreme, and Lich King only serves to cement the lead Blizzard has in MMOs. Does almost everything right while actually breaking some new ground, even if the content is getting a bit too easy in the name of accessibility. A must buy for all existing World of Warcraft players and yet another reason for the rest to get back or join in. Resistance is Futile.
Jeux Vidéo Network (Nov 13, 2008)
Wrath of the Lich King s’est fait longuement attendre. Tout simplement indispensable aux fans du genre, il devrait voir revenir de nombreux déserteurs , prêts à se laisser scotcher pour de longs mois.
GamingExcellence (Dec 31, 2008)
Aside from the lack of content for new players, Wrath of the Lich King is everything any WoW player could hope for in an expansion. A great new continent to explore? Check. Tons of new dungeons to conquer? Check. A unique new class? Check. Wrath expands on everything that has made the original World of Warcraft so popular and successful. With improved graphics, audio, and the return of the Warcraft lore that made the series so popular all those years ago, Wrath of the Lich King doesn’t disappoint, and shows everyone that when it comes to MMOs, Blizzard is still the king.
Gameplayer (Australia) (Nov 13, 2008)
Wrath of the Lich King is everything Burning Crusade should have been and more. Blizzard learnt a lot with BC and has made a whole lot of very large changes to the way the game will be played in the coming years. It’s brilliant, inspired and will easily secure their supremacy as the leader in the MMOPRG market.
Peliplaneetta.net (Dec 27, 2008)
Varoituksen sana on kuitenkin sanottava loppuun: Täysin uudelle WoW-pelaajalle Lich Kingiin on pitkä matka. Laajennuksen koko sisältö keskittyy Northrendiin, jonne pääsy aukeaa tasolla 68. Blizzard on nopeuttanut kokemustasojen keräämistä huomattavasti, mutta aloittelijalta Lich Kingiin pääsy vie todennäköisesti viikkoja. Matka on kuitenkin sen arvoinen.
Wie nicht anders zu erwarten war, hänge ich seit Veröffentlichung von Lich King wieder voll an der Nadel. Und das, obwohl das zweite Addon keine gravierenden Neuerungen bietet. Das Gesamtpaket ist aber fantastisch und erzeugt einen schier unglaublichen Suchteffekt, nicht zuletzt auch dank der neuen Heldenklasse.
MMORPG.com (Jan 02, 2009)
Service not withstanding Wrath of the Lich King rates Fantastic - This game has exceeded the expectations that we have for an MMORPG. Not buying this game could be a colossal mistake. Sure, accuse of me sucking up to the potential biggest game of 2008, but I truly don't see how a game gets much better than this at the moment. Sorry Blizzard the service keeps you from a Perfect this round. Let's hear from all of you out in the Forums. What's been your favorite addition? Love WotLK? Hate it? Let's hear it folks.
Play.tm (Nov 18, 2008)
If you quit with a high level character on your account, then it's worth coming back to experience all the new content. However if you were always a casual player with lower level characters, it might not be worth your while just yet. Return by all means (you can't let the addiction go that easily, surely?) but don't pick up Lich King just now, wait until you're level 55+ then try it out. For the uninitiated gamer who hasn't yet experienced World of Warcraft, much the same can be said. Lich King won't convert you in any way as it's not aimed at the newbie like Burning Crusade arguably was (thanks to the new class and races), so if World of Warcraft didn't appeal to you in the first place, it still won't now and you may as well take 50% off my overall score as it is just not for you. Personally, however, I'm off to go and live in Northrend for the winter...
GameTrailers (Dec 06, 2008)
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King delivers an expansion that is nothing short of high quality. Northrend is a land that many will spend a lot of time in, and though most of its content leaves newer players out in the cold, at least they'll know full well of the experience that awaits. If you've got that 70 collecting dust, now's a good time to unfreeze that account. The king is back.
Blizzard are not resting on their laurels, certainly they are making tens of millions each month with subscription fees, but the Wrath Of the Lich King has been tweaked, enhanced and fine tuned to offer the best and most diverse content to date. The graphics are improved, which aids the feeling of immersion in a virtual world but I have to ask the question. Can Blizzard keep this game at the top indefinitely or is something waiting around the corner to steal its glory? Right now, I recommend you jump into the WOW experience and find out what you have been missing.
411mania.com (Jan 18, 2009)
Wrath of the Lich King is a very competent expansion that adds enough new content to keep experienced WoW players busy for months at a time. It even offers a few new things for those growing tired of the tedium that comes with grinding on a daily basis. Really, Wrath of the Lich King is a game that you can enjoy in many ways. Even though it may not over-whelm you with difficulty or astound you with originality, the game is still good and damn addictive. I don’t really follow the lore, but those I spoke with seem to enjoy it, so that’s there for you as well. Really, that’s all you need. Now, excuse me if you will…I have some arena dates to catch up on!
4Players.de (Nov 12, 2008)
Wrath of the Lich King ist schon alleine hinsichtlich seines Umfangs ein einmaliges "Add-On". Und es verspricht nicht nur "mehr vom Gleichen" oder "sehr viel mehr vom Gleichen" wie es The Burning Crusade vor zwei Jahren machte. Mit dem Phasing-System und ebenso kreativen wie unterhaltsamen Quests schafft es Blizzard tatsächlich, eine fortlaufende Story zu erzählen und den Spieler nicht nur in die Geschehnisse der Welt mit einzubeziehen, sondern sie auch in Maßen verändern zu lassen. Diese hochklassigen Quests in Kombination mit Treffen von Lore-Persönlichkeiten und Story-Nuancen suchen innerhalb der Online-Rollenspiele derzeit ihresgleichen. Natürlich sind längst nicht alle Aufgaben dermaßen ausgezeichnet gestaltet. Aber abseits der Story mit ihren stellenweise interaktiven Rückblicken in die Vergangenheit sowie steuerbaren Fahrzeugen überzeugt vor allem die absolut grandios und liebevoll gestaltete Welt.
Gamers.at (Nov 24, 2008)
Diejenigen, die World of Warcraft der Instanzen wegen spielen und sich noch mehr epischen Loot unter den Nagel reißen wollen: Ihr werdet nicht enttäuscht werden und dürft euch bedenkenlos nochmal ins Schlachtzug-Getümmel stürzen. Die Casual-Gamer, die weniger Zeit investieren können oder wollen, werden Spaß an den Quest-Events und den erstaunlich unterschiedlichen, neuen Gebieten haben. Der "normale&" Gamer kann bei seinen Zehn-Mann Schlachtzüge bleiben, sieht aber genausoviel Content wie der Hardcore-Raider! Wer The Burning Crusade mochte, wird Wrath lieben. Wrath of the Lich King ist ein Meisterwerk, wenn auch eines, das im jetzigen Moment noch an Herausforderung vermissen lässt.
ActionTrip (Dec 01, 2008)
Bottom line, with the introduction of the Death Knight, Blizzard has done a great job of adding another element of fun in the game. If you are one of those people who want as much fun as they can get while cutting down on the challenging and often frustrating elements, then Wrath of the Lich King is for you. If you, however, belong to the minority that believes that the greatest fun comes from overcoming frustrating challenges, you are likely to be disappointed by this expansion pack.
Games TM (Jan 22, 2009)
Ultimately, Wrath Of The Lich King is a quality expansion to what remains the best MMORPG on the market. It oozes quality from its every pore and remains a robust end enjoyable experience, just not one that we haven't seen before. The humour and style that have saved WOW from becoming outdated remain intact. Blizzard has worked hard and partially succeeded at expanding the whole experience beyond a mad rush to the level cap, followed by months of repeating the same handful of raid instances and PvP scenarios. Wrath Of The Lich King has ensured that World Of Warcraft remains the pinnacle of the genre in its current form, but it also feels a lot like the apex of what the game can be. Is World Of Warcraft on the verge of becoming stale?
PC Format (UK) (Jun, 2008)
In fact, it all feels bigger, prettier and cleverer than before, and for the vast majority is the perfect evolution of WoW into a more accessible game.
DarkZero (Jan 03, 2009)
For an experienced player the new expansion brings a large number of interesting quests in a new style and another form of PvP combat, along with an interesting selection of new instances. For a new player Blizzard has done a few things to make sure that WotLK will not make your journey to maximum level any more difficult then it would have been before, although it will be a bit longer. As I have mentioned, if you wish to progress within WoW, you have to purchase the expansions, this obviously makes it hard to rate them. Compared to expansions for other games I would say that WotLK has a lot more content and this content is of a consistently high quality.
Thunderbolt Games (Dec 21, 2008)
Blizzard has very successfully managed to control and filter the large waiting time that players faced in The Burning Crusade by creating two distinct starting zones for Northrend. Also being introduced is a player-specific starting zone for the Death Knight, which escalates into the player-inhabited world of Azeroth after a specific series of quests have been completed by the player leading up to level 60. It’s safe to say that Blizzard has learned from their past mistakes, and the outcome is an expansion pack that delivers on every front of the casual or hardcore online gamer’s expectations. Readers beware: This is one online game that hooks you in and doesn’t let go without some kind of heavily organized intervention or your inability to pay the $15 monthly charge. Good luck.
GameSpot (Dec 03, 2008)
If you're in a position to enjoy what Wrath of the Lich King has to offer, then let's be honest, you're probably doing so already. The expansion's launch was successful enough that players on high-population servers had to wait for hours at a time to log on, and the most common complaints were simply that some quests were difficult to complete because so many players were trying to do them simultaneously. The queues are mostly a thing of the past, and now that things have settled down Northrend is an absolute joy to explore. If you're not level 68 yet, we suggest you double your efforts and hop on a boat or a zeppelin there as soon as possible.
IGN (Nov 26, 2008)
With Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft's play style has been tweaked to be more accessible, addictive, and deeper. Any longtime player is sure to be pleased with what Blizzard's done here since it gives the higher level population a wealth of new content for play as well as improves the overall look of the world. And let's be honest, if you're going to spend hundreds of hours in a virtual space, it helps if it's pretty. It's an MMO system that works, as the game's success underlines, but you've got to ask yourself after four years how long this kind of momentum can last. Perhaps within the next two years, or by the time the next World of Warcraft expansion is released, there'll be a clearer answer.
Game Captain (Dec 04, 2008)
Das sehnlichst erwartete Wrath of the Lich King ist ein klarer Gewinn für die Warcraft Gemeinde. Es wurden zwar keine bahnbrechenden Neuerungen präsentiert und auch die Optik wurde nur milde angehübscht, die stilsichere und umfangreichere Erweiterung des Spielgebiets sowie die diversen kleinen Veränderungen, Spielerleichterungen und Erweiterungen bieten aber Beschäftigung für Monate. Eine Frage stellt sich dennoch: Werden die zahlreichen Warcraftspieler eine ähnlich lange Wartezeit auf das nächste AddOn hinnehmen?
Gamer.nl (Dec 01, 2008)
Met Wrath of The Lich King laat Blizzard zien hoe een MMORPG óók kan zijn. De uitbreiding biedt genoeg voor zowel de casual speler als voor de hardcore speler, is gewoon een must-buy voor de echte World of Warcraft fan en zal weer voor een lange tijd speelplezier bieden. Wij voorspellen dat het een zeer koude winter gaat worden!
GameSpy (Nov 25, 2008)
WoW's retail expansions have served one major purpose thus far: to reboot the game, usually to make it more accessible as a whole. The Burning Crusade did it by chopping the upper raid limit, shaking up a lot of players in the process, and Lich King follows in similar footsteps. Certainly, WoW is going to keep changing in the months to follow, and hopefully, what comes down the line will build on the remarkable world that Blizzard has put out with Lich King. But at least until the next expansion rolls around, these environments have enough life in them to keep us all busy for a long time.
Tweakers.net (Nov 13, 2008)
In Northrend moet je meer doen om aan betere spullen te komen en die uitdaging is goed. Het is wel jammer dat de vliegende Mount pas vanaf level 77 beschikbaar is. Het is best een logische keuze, want Blizzard probeert zo spelers te dwingen de quests in de eerste regio's ook echt te doen en er niet aan voorbij te vliegen, maar het is wat zuur als je in Outland net die Epic Flying Mount bij elkaar hebt gespaard en hem dan in Northrend voorlopig niet kunt gebruiken. Het is echter een kleine prijs, die ik graag wil betalen voor een uitbreiding die in alle opzichten een waardige aanvulling is op World of Warcraft.
GameStar (Germany) (Dec, 2008)
Ich gestehe: Ich bin ein Fanboy, ein Am-liebsten-den-ganzen-Tag-Spieler. Und für Menschen wie mich ist Wrath of the Lich King eine Offenbarung. Das Addon krempelt das größte Online-Rollenspiel zwar nicht um, macht es aber umfangreicher und sogar einen Tick besser. Klar, die Lust am Spiel wird seit Jahren durch niedere Instinkte genährt: der Suche nach besserer Ausrüstung. Das klingt monoton, ist es aber in so einem grandiosen Umfeld absolut nicht.
Click! (Jan, 2009)
Wrath of the Lich King to drugi pudełkowy dodatek do największej gry MMORPG świata. Blizzard udowodnił nim, że potrafi uczyć się na swoich błędach i stworzył produkcję jeszcze ciekawszą i jeszcze bardziej przystępną niż sam World of Warcraft i pierwsze jego rozszerzenie - The Burning Crusade. To dobra okazja, by wejść do tego świata. I zostać w nim na długo...
Als je een WoW-speler bent, dan heb je Wrath of the Lich King waarschijnlijk al. Deze review is er dus vooral voor spelers die een tijdje geleden afhaakten en zich nu afvragen of het de moeite is om opnieuw te starten. Het antwoord is 'ja'... Wrath of the Lich King zet alle spelers terug op hetzelfde niveau, en laat je op een rimpelloze, leuke manier meeglijden in de derde adem van het spel. Er is – nog steeds – geen betere fantasy-MMO op de markt.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Nov 26, 2008)
Blizzard levert geen haastwerk maar een zeer soliede wereld waarin je je als speler weer onnoemelijk veel uren kan verliezen.
Northrend hænger godt sammen, og turen mod de 80 er varieret og næsten altid underholdende. WoW-konceptet er overordentligt slidstærkt og formår trods de få reelle nyskabelser stadig at imponere og underholde bedre end de fleste andre spil på markedet.
Krawall Gaming Network (Dec 08, 2008)
Wenn man das Spiel als Paket mit neuen Inhalten betrachtet, gibt es an „Wrath of the Lich King“ nichts auszusetzen. Doch irgendwie bleibt der fade Beigeschmack, nur wieder Altbewährtes neu aufgetischt zu bekommen. Nach nunmehr vier Jahren in der Weiterentwicklung hätte „WoW“ ruhig auch mal den einen oder anderen neuen Weg beschreiten können.
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 10, 2008)
Tant de choses à dire et si peu de place. Mais vous l'avez sans doute déjà compris : Wrath of the Lich King est une extension indispensable pour tout joueur (ou ex-joueur) de World of Warcraft, offrant un contenu au moins aussi étoffé que celui de The Burning Crusade, mais bien plus agréable à parcourir. Le Norfendre est un magnifique terrain de jeu, le nouveau mode PvP est efficace à défaut d'être original et le Chevalier de la Mort est une classe franchement séduisante. Blizzard confirme donc son savoir-faire dans le domaine des add-on, et affirme sa suprématie dans celui du MMORPG. Qu'on se le dise, la concurrence aura fort à faire pour détrôner World of Warcraft, promis à encore bien des années de règne.
Game Revolution (Nov 25, 2008)
And so would this new addition to the most popular MMO in gaming history. As long as you don't go off the deep end and treat WotLK like a payless job or a sweatless race, you'll end up having a good deal of fun. Now, if only Blizzard could add a thicker layer of meaning besides the worthless yet strangely rewarding achievement system, gear-grinding, and gold farming, few could possibly resist saying: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
Immoral Gamers (Feb 26, 2009)
I could go on for hours about the injustices in Wrath, or I could save my breath and whack off to a porno. I’m sure most of us have already waded through the lake of fanboy tears the WoW forums are submerged in. Plus, as far as MMORPGs go, World of Warcraft remains a giant in a valley of midgets, and Wrath of the Lich King makes it taller.

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