A generation before the events of World of Warcraft begin... Cunning, sinister, and seemingly unstoppable, the demonic Burning Legion prepare to launch their long-awaited assault on the mortal world. Survival is a matter of strategy, as the Reign of Chaos begins...
It has been nearly fifteen years since the war between the orcs and humans ended. An uneasy peace settled over the land while, for years, the drums of war were silent. Yet the kingdoms of men grew complacent in their victory - and slowly, the defeated orcish clans regrouped under the banner of a new visionary leader.
Now a darker shadow has fallen over the world, threatening to extinguish all life - all hope. The drums of war play upon the winds once again - rising urgently towards the inevitable hour when the skies will rain fire - and the world will tremble before the coming of the Burning Legion.
The Day of Judgment has come...
* Play as Four Mighty Races
Command mysterious Night Elves, insidious Undead, savage Orcs, and noble Humans as alliances shift and cultures clash in ruthless conflict.
* Command Legendary Hero Units
Lead your forces into battle with powerful Hero units. Hardened by experience, Heroes can advance in level, lean spells, carry special items, and confer special benefits to nearby units.
* Use an Unrivaled World Editor
Expand your world with the Warcraft World Editor. Design custom 3D maps and create missions with scripts for units, spells, event triggers and more.
* Witness an Epic Story
Watch an entire chapter of Azeroth's history unfold through the epic in-game cinematics. Witness firsthand the fall of Lordaeron and the tragic fate of the kingdom's prince, oversee Grom Hellscream's rise to power, and stand with the races of Azeroth at the Battle of Mount Hyjal for the fate of the world.
* Battle in Raging Multiplayer Chaos
Take the fight online with up to seven of your friends via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's free online gaming service. Find matches, share strategies, and compete in regional ladders.