"Warcraft" is a hack and slash RPG. Created before Blizzard's most popular and well-known video game, "World Of Warcraft," this RPG game is similar to what we have now seen with the "Diablo" games. The original "Warcraft" game was released on November 23, 1994.

"Warcraft" set the stage for what would become "World of Warcraft" with the story involving the Lich King -- with the Lich King expansion for "WoW" released on November 13, 2008. They released many expansions throughout "Warcraft's" reign, but one of the most popular and widely known expansions is "The Frozen Throne" expansion for "Warcraft III."

'The Frozen Throne' expansion

"The Frozen Throne" expansion is a single-player campaign that develops the story of "Warcraft" even more than previous versions.

This expansion not only added to the story, but also got rid of the major bugs that we saw with the original release.

I have been playing it since 2001, but I had never played "The Frozen Throne" expansion until today. I spent a good 45 minutes on "Warcraft III" without the expansion. After, I ran the expansion for an hour. This is my opinion on the game.

My opinion


  • For 2003 graphics, the graphics in this game are superb. They remind me of "Torchlight." You can adjust the video settings in the menu until they are to your liking.
  • Allows you to change your game speed.
  • Let’s you choose your difficulty.
  • Offers tips for new players.


  • The story line is not as deep as I'd prefer it to be.
  • It is a typical Hack 'n' Slash game.
  • It has a standard resolution of 800 x 600. The graphics are decent for a video game that came out over 10 years ago.


  • Not as good of a story as I would have liked to see with these games; however, it does pave the way for the story behind "World of Warcraft."
  • The movement in this game is inefficient. You must either move the CPU bots or you must select them all to move them, which is not good when you are battling enemies.

In-game characters

In the game, there are some key characters, specifically:

  • Anub'arak who was the former king of Azjol. He is a Nerub, who was raised from the dead. He serves the Lich King.
  • Arthas Menethil merged with Ner'zhul to become the Lich King.
  • Baine Bloodhoof, the most revered Tauren warrior of all-time.
  • Cairne Bloodhoof was the leader of the Tauren race in "WoW" until his death right before Cataclysm.
  • Balnazzar was one of 3 brothers that wanted to see Azeroth destroyed, Arthas defeated him after he called in demonic reinforcements.
  • Gul'dan the Warlock appeared in the recent "Warcraft" film as a master of the inner circle. There are more, but these characters are the important ones.


"The Frozen Throne" is a solid expansion.

There are not as many bugs and glitches as we saw in the original. The game has a decent story behind it, and although it has a few cons, I would recommend it to anyone that wants to enjoy a solid Blizzard gaming experience.