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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. Positive: 40 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
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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. Negative: 17 out of 250
  1. DallasH.
    Jan 8, 2004
    10
    Honestly the best RTS I've ever played in my life. The map editor is pure geneous.
  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. Jan 30, 2020
    10
    In addition to revolutionizing the gaming industry, Warcraft III has been a pillar in the international gaming community, playing aIn addition to revolutionizing the gaming industry, Warcraft III has been a pillar in the international gaming community, playing a significant part in ushering in the dawn of e-sports, fostering an incredibly productive and lasting modding community and being responsible for the creation of not only the world's most popular MMO with World of Warcraft but also spawning entire genres such as Dota and League of Legends. Its diaspora is heard and felt across the internet all the way down to flash games and fan art communities. I couldn't possibly write a more stellar review. This is game is an example of excellency and majesty to be considered as crucial learning for game designers even in 2020 and a must play for any RTS gamer. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2022
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played. Good history, good campaign and good playability
  5. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    This is one of the best games EVER made, the amount of new games this game has spawned is mind blowing, too bad the new Blizzard will neverThis is one of the best games EVER made, the amount of new games this game has spawned is mind blowing, too bad the new Blizzard will never live up to the greatness the company was built on. Backup your 1.31 versions of this beloved game, cause new Blizzard is out to behead it! Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2022
    9
    A milestone for RTS games. A well deserved huge shoutout from the strategy gamers back then.
  7. Mar 10, 2022
    0
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