The Bottom Line
One of the best real-time strategy games around has gotten even better, and Battle.net continues to lead the way in online player-matching for fans of this series.
- Attractive third-person 3D graphics.
- Heros add roleplaying element.
- True to the Warcraft tradition.
- No direct IP connect option.
- Camera controls are a bit awkward
- Released July 3, 2002. Published by Blizzard Entertainment.
- Supports up to 12 online players over Battle.net.
- New races and Heros add some depth to game strategies.
- Remarkably balanced for a game with 4 sides to play.
- Includes a complete set of editing tools.
Guide Review - Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
In the world of real-time strategy games, Warcraft and it's offspring have become somewhat legendary. The latest addition to this series does not disappoint, despite most people approaching it with high expectations. Although the game looks better than ever with 3D graphics, it's not merely Warcraft II with a makeover - the developers have expanded the game considerably. As well as special Hero units, two new races: Night Elves and Undead, are a welcome addition to the traditional Orcs and Humans. Online play is made easy over Battle.net, and it manages to retain some of the RPG flavor. To top it off, the game comes with a complete editing toolset that allows you to create the ultimate scenario, right down to the sounds and voices.