Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Image
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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2002 PC Game of the Year] It has been nearly fifteen years since the war between the orcs and humans ended. An uneasy peace settled over the land while, for years, the drums of war were silent. Yet the kingdoms of men grew complacent in their victory - and slowly, the defeated[Metacritic's 2002 PC Game of the Year] It has been nearly fifteen years since the war between the orcs and humans ended. An uneasy peace settled over the land while, for years, the drums of war were silent. Yet the kingdoms of men grew complacent in their victory - and slowly, the defeated orcish clans regrouped under the banner of a new visionary leader. Now a darker shadow has fallen over the world, threatening to extinguish all life - all hope. The drums of war play upon the winds once again - rising urgently towards the inevitable hour when the skies will rain fire - and the world will tremble before the coming of the Burning Legion. The Day of Judgment has come... [Blizzard] Expand
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  1. Completely reinvented in glorious 3-D, WCIII spruces up the age-old premise—organize armies and send them into battle against opposing forces—with much-improved graphics and a new pyrotechnic spell-casting system.
  2. Astounding pre-rendered cinematics and a tightly woven storyline are backed by a substantial and varied single-player campaign.
  3. The yardstick that will be used to measure strategy games for some time to come.
  4. 93
    Everything in the box, from the game itself to the terrific manual that has tons of info plus loads of extra background story for each of the races, is top notch and adds to the overall luster of the game.
  5. Warcraft III has lived up to all its expectations, and has succeeded in restoring some of the life and charm that RTS games have lacked with its RPG elements.
  6. You can read as many reviews and features as you like but we can guarantee you that you shall not be disappointed with this one.
  7. netjak
    79
    There doesn't seem to be a huge gap in play balancing, but the fact that there are so many different factions to play as doesn't seem to bring too much to the table.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 112
  2. Negative: 10 out of 112
  1. MichaelT.
    Aug 4, 2002
    10
    The BEST GAME EVER!!!! Those who say its sh.t because of rushing and "balance" are totally wrong. the balance is all about countering which The BEST GAME EVER!!!! Those who say its sh.t because of rushing and "balance" are totally wrong. the balance is all about countering which makes you think each time you play this game. I love it! Blizzard did not waste those 3 years of making it and I'll be happy to put as much money in it as i can. All who say its bad are people who are complete newbies and do not know how to play it w/o thinking. its not a game where you just start and you can count on a win. Expand
  2. RyanI.
    Sep 6, 2008
    10
    Although I picked up Warcraft 3 came out in 2002, It is still the game I play most, and it has a lot of competition. I play Call of Duty 4, Although I picked up Warcraft 3 came out in 2002, It is still the game I play most, and it has a lot of competition. I play Call of Duty 4, World of Warcraft, Half Life 2 and its various mods, and many others. Even with all these games I have played Warcraft 3 the most, simply from its huge replay value and epic storyline. The game's single player it huge and varied. No two missions are alike. Even if you dislike standard Warcraft 3 combat, run on over to battle.net! The multiplayer has a huge amount of player made maps, things that range from games that are alterations of normal Warcraft 3 base building and fighting, to 3rd person shooters like Elimination Tournament. Some people dislike the game, thinking that the battles are to small, and your largest army is around 18 people. But trust me, with every unit being unique, and when maps can be up to 6 v 6, the battles are huge, and you have to manage many differant units making it a long, intense battle. One of the best games of all time. Expand
  3. DallasH.
    Jan 8, 2004
    10
    Honestly the best RTS I've ever played in my life. The map editor is pure geneous.
  4. Aug 6, 2015
    10
    Possibly the best game ever made. It's map editor spawned a whole genre of games, from tower defense to MOBA's. The single player campaign,Possibly the best game ever made. It's map editor spawned a whole genre of games, from tower defense to MOBA's. The single player campaign, like the characters was immense. The whole game oozes creativity and intelligence. If you haven't went on a murderous rampage with Blade Master against villagers/whisps/Peons/Acolytes early in a game then you haven't lived. Epic. Expand
  5. SamP
    Nov 26, 2009
    10
    Prehaps the most impressive real time strategy game ever made. The shear amount of quality and polish is almost overwhelming. Like the movie Prehaps the most impressive real time strategy game ever made. The shear amount of quality and polish is almost overwhelming. Like the movie Aliens, it's an example of how brilliantly entertaining something can be, if it does its thing well. In this case that would be too build a base, train units and completely obliterate your enemy using a variety of very colourful and explosive spells. Good stuff! Expand
  6. MacMullen
    Sep 14, 2003
    9
    Awesome single player game! missions are done perfectly well. my only complaint is the multiplayer. the only people who can win are the ones Awesome single player game! missions are done perfectly well. my only complaint is the multiplayer. the only people who can win are the ones that play 24/7. Expand
  7. TedW.
    Jul 17, 2002
    1
    This game is flat out bad. Multiplayer is the same rushing sh*t from StarCraft only with out the zerglings. The supposed 'balance' This game is flat out bad. Multiplayer is the same rushing sh*t from StarCraft only with out the zerglings. The supposed 'balance' is simply a glorified version of rock, paper, scissors. The single player while having a decent story line is a drawn out, pain in the ass. Do not buy this game. Buying it tells Blizzard that they can make money by producing inferior games. Expand

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