Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Genre Strategy -> RTS
Today's Rank 289
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USA
Date 2002-07-02
Publisher V.U.G.
UK
Date N/A
Publisher V.U.G.
North America Retail Box ArtUnited Kingdom Retail Box ArtSaying that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos has been eagerly awaited is like saying that David Hasslehoff likes the idea of mini bars. Millions of wannabe Orcs and Elves have been clamouring for Blizzard's latest slice of fantasy strategy, so was it worth the wait? After a 15-year stewing period, the Orc clans have regrouped and decided to unearth the hatchets and bury them in the human alliance. In true RTS fashion, you choose from Orcish Hordes, the Human Alliance, the Undead Scourge or the Night Elves Sentinels and, using wood and gold reserves, build bases and armies needed to leather the competition. Unlike many a strategy fest, Blizzard have done away with unit envy and opted to give you more control over much smaller groups, but rest assured, the developers have really done their homework on this one. Expenditure of those all-important reserves won't allow you to sustain massive armies, so the key lies in developing your forces with a considered upgrade and maintenance approach. It may be a time of war, but it's also a time of heroes, and you'll need them in order to stand a fighting chance. Whatever race you choose, quests and battles endow your heroes with greater physical and magical abilities, and experienced heroes help your surrounding troops, adding some zing to their swing. Unsurprisingly, Blizzard have done more than just spruce up the gameplay; the proprietary 3-D engine produces a beautifully detailed world in which to wreak bloody mayhem. It all sounds great too, with believably voiced and regularly comical dialogue. --Tae Mawson

Features:
- Choose from four races - The Orcs, humans, undead, and the night elves all have separate, unique campaigns that tie into each other
- Multiple Neutral buildings, units and monsters to offer new risks, treasures and challenges
- Build your own heroes, whose spells and abilities will form the core of your fighting force
- Fantasy 3-D real-time strategy game, with incredible new graphics and advanced role-playing elements
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