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  • Summary: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threatThe Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land. One new Hero per race, each possessing powerful spells and magical abilities. 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. Player-built shops, unique for each race, equipped with items carefully designed to improve and aid the units of every race. Neutral Heroes, available for recruitment by all players, that can supplement and strengthen a player's army with all new spells and abilities. Expanded multiplayer options over Battle.net including multiple new game types, clan and tournament support. [Blizzard] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
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  1. 100
    More than just an expansion - technically, I think the game could be considered a sequel with all the depth that is in the game. If you have Reign of Chaos, this is a must buy for you and RTS fans everywhere.
  2. If all the features that come with the game aren’t enough value for your hard earned gaming dollar, well you’ll be playing for at least 60-80 hours on the campaign alone.
  3. Frozen Throne has wonderful controls that are smooth and really intuitive. Plus the game adds a whole slew of new things for players to control, from units to heroes.
  4. The quintessential expansion pack; with more to do, see, and experience on many different levels. [Sept 2003, p.122]
  5. An enjoyable expansion despite the terrible dialogue and subpar story from the original continuing on.
  6. Manages to fix the balance problems that crept up in WarCraft III, but is unable to fix the fundamental problem. The game remains at an uncomfortable middle-ground between strategy and tactics, not giving enough of either or focusing explicitly on one.
  7. The single-player game’s extreme difficulty will throw off many people, and the less than satisfactory ending will leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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  1. Positive: 74 out of 88
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  1. Deathdevil
    Jul 16, 2003
    10
    Nice game with interesting heroes.. just like warden...
  2. Oct 22, 2011
    10
    CONTAINS SPOILERS !
    This expansion, completes the story of the fallen prince leading him to became "ONE" with the Lich King. One of the
    CONTAINS SPOILERS !
    This expansion, completes the story of the fallen prince leading him to became "ONE" with the Lich King. One of the best stroy telling in its Genre with an amazing story, Frozen Throne is not an easy game to beat in its single player campaign. One, should play this expansion before starting WOW series inorder to have a full understanding of the events. It is not satisfactory to read it from forums since it is important to feel like Arthas before killing him in WOW. Arthas had reasons before walking through his dark path. 10/10
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  3. M.M.
    Jul 2, 2006
    10
    Best game ever!
  4. Mar 27, 2016
    10
    Keeps on with the great campaign from ROC, with new interesting heroes and units, the music is just as great as in the original one, theKeeps on with the great campaign from ROC, with new interesting heroes and units, the music is just as great as in the original one, the multiplayer is just so good with the new maps that it offers and stuff, the automated tournaments, the game is just as great as ROC or even more. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2018
    10
    The Frozen Throne takes the best of Warcraft 3 and makes it better. Even by today's standards, this game is just phenomenal. I can stillThe Frozen Throne takes the best of Warcraft 3 and makes it better. Even by today's standards, this game is just phenomenal. I can still remember playing this game in the hardest difficulty setting so many years ago and constantly screaming at the unfair computer AI in the SP campaign where they mine gold and only 1 Gold is deducted from their mine whereas your mines will always lose 10 Gold regardless of the upkeep. Despite this though, the games was such an experience to behold with Arthas becoming the Lich King and everything else going to hell. The characters were all memorable and I can still remember Sylvannas, Furion, Kael, Illidan and the Naga's stories so many years after I played. The multiplayer was awesome and truly enjoyable with the map editor. You have to give a 10 to a game so good it gave rise to other genres of games--- MOBA and Tower Defense. This was long before mobile phones became smart. This game brings back so many good memories. Thankfully, it wasn't released today or it will be packed full of lootboxes! Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2013
    9
    Fantastic game. Improved on everything that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos needed to be improved in. This game was everything and RTS game needsFantastic game. Improved on everything that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos needed to be improved in. This game was everything and RTS game needs to be. Nice looking graphics, high skill cap, fine balance and even had great campaign with interesting story. This game was a great competitive sport for many years. Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2017
    1
    Fix this ass game. If a human god (lyking) says it needs fixing then you know they did something wrong. Why are you allowing a tier 1 unit toFix this ass game. If a human god (lyking) says it needs fixing then you know they did something wrong. Why are you allowing a tier 1 unit to counter a tier 3? Is Blizzard retarded? Daddy needs a better game and Blizzard needs to provide. We need good content for good steak dinners. Expand

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