||(Win98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (WARCR3FTDR)
Full version of Warcraft 3
required to play.
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Blood and Violence
from Games Domain
The Greatest Battle Is Yet To
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. The evil Lich
King Ner'zhul has been imprisoned inside the Icecrown glacier, deep within the
arctic continent of Northrend. Although the former Orc Shaman lacks physical
form, his soul lives on, forever seeking a means to escape his icy prison.
As the saga continues, it is revealed that both the Night
Elf renegade, Illidan, and the traitorous Death Knight, Arthas, seek the
Icecrown glacier and the mysterious powers found inside. While it is uncertain
as to what is being sought inside the icy tomb, players must traverse uncharted
lands and battle treacherous new enemies to uncover the schemes of these
nefarious beings, and save all of Azeroth from the forces of darkness.
One new Hero per race, each possessing
powerful spells and magical abilities specifically designed to enhance each
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.
Three new tilesets featuring extraordinary
new lands to explore, complete with numerous creeps and critters to wage war
Player-built shops, unique for each race,
equipped with items carefully designed to improve and aid the units of every
Neutral buildings, which will provide
players with numerous new upgrades, items and abilities. Neutral Heroes,
available for recruitment by all players, that can supplement and strengthen a
player's army with all new spells and abilities.
An advanced world editor that allows players
to create their own custom campaigns, complete with cut-scenes and voiceovers.
Many new multiplayer maps. Expanded
multiplayer options over Battle.net including multiple new game types, clan and
Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP: 400 MHz Pentium II or
equivalent, 128 MB of RAM, 8 MB 3D video card (TNT, i810, Voodoo 3, Rage 128
equivalent or better) with DirectX® 8.1 support, 700 MB HD space, 4X CD-ROM
Macintosh® OS 9.0 or higher/ Mac OS X 10.1.3. or
higher: 400 MHz G3 processor,128 MB of RAM, 16 MB ATI Technologies or nVidia
chipset 3D video card, 700 MB HD space, 4X CD-ROM drive.
Recommended: 600 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, 32 MB
3D video card, DirectX® 8.1 compatible sound card
Games Domain by Giles Bird
"After having sold approximately ten jillion copies, and
that's just in Korea, it's hardly surprising that Blizzard is doing an
expansion pack for Warcraft III. What is surprising is how much work they've
put into it when they could have just thrown a few new scenarios in a box. Come
to think of it, these are the guys whose expansion packs for Starcraft and
Diablo II were like whole new games, so maybe it's not that surprising."
"The centrepiece of Frozen Throne is the new
campaign, which is easily as long as the one packaged with the original. The
early missions for each race introduce the new units and heroes, but then they
start playing around with some really neat scripting and gameplay twists. There
are missions here that play unlike anything you've ever seen in an RTS,
although some of them are difficult enough to tempt you to quit in frustration.
Fortunately, you can always restart a mission on an easier setting."
"The icing on the whole big RTS cake is a set of new
battle.net options for clan support and ladder tournaments. It's hard to
imagine how anyone who plays Warcraft III online can get by without having
Frozen Throne. We at Games Domain, in the immortal words of Mr. T, pity the
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