Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Genre Strategy -> RTS
Today's Rank 0
Date 2003-06-30
Date 2003-07-04
Publisher V.U.G.
North America Retail Box ArtUnited Kingdom Retail Box ArtAnother welcome add-on pack for the popular PC fantasy strategy game, The Frozen Throne is a very generous extension to an already terrific title that simply begs to be bought. The new pack picks up with the single-player campaign where Warcraft III left off. It delivers an involving, gripping and long-lasting challenge, that's liberally littered with plenty of variety. Some missions require you to build up forces and go on the attack, while others will limit your units or bring in numerous armies to deal with and control. It's got a satisfying story arc and, except for the odd moment where it falls back on tried-and-tested formulas instead of pushing things on, The Frozen Throne is an outstanding success. The icing on the proverbial cake comes in the form of the multi-player options and support for clans and tournaments is very welcome indeed. They're customisable enough to keep things varied while ultimately getting you down to the game itself without much messing around. Most owners of Warcraft III are likely to pick this up anyway and they're not going to be disappointed. It's a great-value, enduring add-on and makes an already excellent game a whole lot better. --Simon Brew

One new Hero per race, each possessing powerful spells and magical abilities specifically designed to enhance each race
A host of new units, each equipped with new abilities and spells, giving players the opportunity to create diverse strategic and tactical forms of combat
3 new tilesets featuring extraordinary new lands to explore, complete with numerous creeps and critters to wage war upon
Player-built shops, unique for each race, equipped with items carefully designed to improve and aid the units of every race
Neutral buildings, which will provide players with numerous new upgrades, items and abilities
Neutral Heroes, available for recruitment by all players, that can supplement and strengthen a player's army with all new spells and abilities
An advanced world editor that allows players to create their own custom campaigns, complete with cut-scenes and voiceovers
Expanded multiplayer options over Battle.net® including multiple new game types, clan and tournament support
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