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A computer game released in 2003, "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne" is an expansion pack to developer Blizzard's "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos." This real-time strategy (RTS) expansion introduced several pieces of vital Warcraft lore that would influence the company's later "World of Warcraft" MMO.
During a single-player campaign, players get to experience campaigns that feature several major heroes and villains in the Warcraft universe, like Maiev Shadowsong, Illidan Stormrage, and Tyrande Whisperwind. There are four single-player campaigns that feature the various races in the game like the Night Elves, Blood Elves, Humans, and Orcs.
The game is appropriate for novice players as a single-player campaign and also courts professional gamers who play on player-versus-player (PVP) servers located around the world. Advanced gamers can also manipulate the game world with an editor that allows custom game creation.
Although it was originally released in 2003, Blizzard released several patches over the years with updates and bug fixes. Additionally, the company went to great lengths to invalidate game hacks like an add-on designed to reveal the game map at the start of the game, which would negate the player's need to explore the map to find enemy units.
The different campaign missions are engaging and feature epic storylines that create incredibly immersive gameplay for an RTS. At the time of its release, "Warcraft III" was a big leap forward for Blizzard regarding their graphics engine and offered an attractive interface to pair with the entertaining storytelling.
Anyone who played "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos" will probably want to purchase "The Frozen Throne" since the expansion makes a great game even better. One of the best features of the game is the wealth of playable material for players who want to play alone, as well as those who want to match wits against other players.