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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 0 out of 40
  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. Negative: 13 out of 207
  1. JoshE.
    Nov 13, 2007
    10
    I don't know what people are talking about when they say this game has no story and is predictable, they would be wrong. Stories must I don't know what people are talking about when they say this game has no story and is predictable, they would be wrong. Stories must develop, and characters must change according to the storyline. as for multiplayer, I've seen the most diverse types of maps and campaigns created by most likely thousands of people, though only some of these are actually worth playing, and a few are just continually played and will always be seen on the custom games list. eg. Footmen, DotA etc.. I've liked Warcraft 3 more than its prequels and hope Blizzard make another game relating to the Warcraft series. This game is a must-buy for people who love RTS games and a diversity in the types of maps you play. 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. May 5, 2019
    10
    I lost most of my childhood to W3 and HoMM 5. Even after more than 15 years it's still playable and because of multiplayer, you can spendI lost most of my childhood to W3 and HoMM 5. Even after more than 15 years it's still playable and because of multiplayer, you can spend hundreds of hours into it. I don't think there's other game I enjoyed so much for such a long time. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Oct 4, 2016
    10
    Incredible game, incredible story. Humorous while at the same time tragic and heartbreaking. Warcraft at its RPG best. Do not miss this one.Incredible game, incredible story. Humorous while at the same time tragic and heartbreaking. Warcraft at its RPG best. Do not miss this one. Even fifteen years later it shines on. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    9
    As far as RTS games go, this one's top notch. It's different enough from Starcraft for me to want to play it, and the campaign is top notch.As far as RTS games go, this one's top notch. It's different enough from Starcraft for me to want to play it, and the campaign is top notch. Of course the graphics have aged a bit, but it is years old at this point. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2020
    0
    Game crashed my computer after new patch. Great job guys. You destroyed the game ive played and loved all my life

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