Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

A real-time strategy fantasy computer video game

6.3

525 Votes

  • Category Strategy
  • License Trial version
  • Size 102.57 MB
  • Works under Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
  • Language English
  • Program by Blizzard Entertainment

Warcraft is an award winning hero based Real Time Strategy game.

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is the third installment in the Warcraft universe and holds true to Blizzard's tried and true formula while still introducing new elements. Players take on the role of a hero that is able to level up from mission to mission. Missions are comprised of resource gathering, base building and army building with the intent of meeting mission objectives. Objectives are diverse and vary from defending a check point against waves of enemies, transporting units safely from one location to another or wiping the opponent off the map. The story is told through cut scenes, in mission dialogue and is supplemented by content in the manual. Blizzard upholds their high standard in cut scenes, production value and story telling.

Game Play

Game play follows the standard RTS formula of gathering resources to build buildings to unlock the ability to build either better buildings, different units or upgrades. Different buildings and units have different abilities and army compositions can be changed to defend against different threats. A melee knight, for example, is ineffective against a flying gnome helicopter. The campaign follows a set string of events and throughout the game you will play as one of the four playable races. Undead, Human, Orc and Night Elves all have unique heroes, buildings and units. Heroes persist from mission to mission and the player will have a chance to level them up, gathering unique items and pick different skills. Each mission will usually have an additional unit open to use. Multi-player support allows multiple people to play against each other on a symmetrical map with the entire tech tree for their selected race open to them to research and use.

Presentation

Blizzard is known for high standards when it comes to their game design and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is no different. The cut scenes and story telling are incredible and wouldn't be out of place in a movie. the game itself is smooth and detailed, the maps are varied and each of the races is uniquely defined with a cast of memorable characters.

Pros

  • Fantastic production value with great cast of characters, story and mission variety
  • Multi-player support to challenge your friends and enemies
  • Great unit selection and variety with abilities keeps tactical options wide open

Cons

  • RTS's aren't for everyone
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