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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 191
  1. MichaelM.
    Jul 28, 2007
    10
    I'm puzzled on how this game isn't ranked higher. Warcraft III is by far the best RTS game available. It's complex units, open I'm puzzled on how this game isn't ranked higher. Warcraft III is by far the best RTS game available. It's complex units, open ended game construction engine, and Blizzards uncompromising commitment to game balance make this game the one to beat. Other games such as COH, WarHammer, Supreme Commander, StarCraft are close contenders, but taking WC3 into context of it leading the technology evolution of RTS can't be ignored. 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 28, 2016
    10
    This is my favourite pc game. There is a fantastic story in the campain, also multiplayer and world creator are very good. i grew up on wc2This is my favourite pc game. There is a fantastic story in the campain, also multiplayer and world creator are very good. i grew up on wc2 and wc3. I recommend for everyone who likes strategy games. Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    Amazing and legendary game from blizzard , obliterated since warforged up ,rip. ty activision
  5. Jan 2, 2014
    10
    Best game I have ever played and still play it frequently over a decade later. If only Blizzard would continue their RTS masterpieces. IBest game I have ever played and still play it frequently over a decade later. If only Blizzard would continue their RTS masterpieces. I recommend it to my friends but none will play since it is too aged. 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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