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3. World of Warcraft (2004)

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Cinematic Trailer

With already millions of Warcraft fans awaiting further development in its lore, it’s no wonder how this MMORPG got high anticipation even before its launch. It received high ratings upon release with players and critics praising its cartoonish visuals, atmospheric sceneries, the overall sound effects, and interactive pacing of the game. It’s been dubbed by some as, by far, the best MMORPG created.

Settling the large and parched land of Durotar, Thrall, warchief of the Horde, invited the undead Forsaken, tauren, and trolls to join forces with them and expand their ranks. On the other part of the world, the combined forces of dwarves, gnomes, and the night elves further reinvigorates the Alliance under the banner of the human kingdom of Stormwind.

Suddenly, Stormwind’s king, Varian Wrynn, mysteriously disappeared and was replaced by Highlord Bolvar Fordragon who served as Regent. However, his leadership was misguided thru manipulation and mind control of the black dragon Onyxia, disguised as a human noblewoman. As the champions investigate on Onyxia, ancient foes resurface throughout the world, threatening both the Horde and the Alliance.

Blackwing Lair. It looks good for wallpaper, but deadly if met in game.

Its popularity was so high (and it’s still high) that servers were swarmed by players from around the world upon release. It’s also the second best-selling PC game of all time with over 10 million active subscribers by 2014. The world and lore of Warcraft is so colossal, five expansions have been released since its birth over a decade ago.

Gamer Since: 1997
Favorite Genre: RPG
Top 3 Favorite Games:The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, Bioshock Infinite, Fallout 3: Broken Steel

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