World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

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90 / 100
Nov 20, 2014

A powerful reminder of why nobody has ever truly taken Warcraft's rusty crown.

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Leif Johnson

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9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2014

Warlords of Draenor is a triumphant return to form for World of Warcraft

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Dec 2, 2014

Warlords of Draenor may not fundamentally change the way you play WoW, but it does a fantastic job of rejuvenating it. If you've been wanting to come back, now's the time.

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8 / 10
Dec 23, 2014

Warlords of Draenor is an exciting look at what it would be like if Draenor was never ripped asunder by the corruption of the Burning Legion.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2014

Warlords of Draenor puts World of Warcraft back on top of the genre

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Nov 23, 2014

By far the best-looking World of Warcraft expansion yet, and it's filled with quality content. However, the character and stat overhaul has left the gameplay feeling a little too simple and rote.

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Nov 20, 2014

[I]f you're looking to get lost in Blizzard's amazing open word, I highly encourage you to do so, just as long as you don't mind sacrificing your social life.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2014

World of Warcraft is an achievement that's never truly been outdone and Warlords of Draenor ensures its reign will continue for the foreseeable future.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2014

A traditional MMO expansion, delivering more World of Warcraft, while quietly improving its framework through cinematic touches, delivering greater variety in dungeon design, and adding compelling social game undercurrents.

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85 / 100
Nov 20, 2014

Warlords of Draenor is, simply put, the biggest change to World of Warcraft since it debuted in 2004. Player abilities, tradeskills, questing, dungeons, graphics — all have received a dramatic overhaul, with your character plopped down in the center of it. Not all the changes were perfectly executed, and lingering problems mar the play experience. But this is a tremendous start to the new expansion, and just the kick in the pants this game needed after 10 years on the streets.

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Unscored
Nov 18, 2014

Ultimately, I have hugely enjoyed my time with it so far. Occasional bugs aside, Blizzard are terribly good at this by now. The mood in my guild has been buoyant, and while a ten-year-old MMO is not the most accessible prospect for a brand new player, significant efforts have been made to make it somewhere that everyone can join, enjoy and call home.

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Nov 24, 2014

After a less than impressive beta, 'World of Warcraft' wins us over with Warlords of Draenor's' engrossing orc-centric story.

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90 / 100
Nov 25, 2014

Warlords of Draenor is the pinnacle of a game we've been playing for over 10 years now. It's absolutely the most polished version, with stunningly beautiful world design and a wonderful soundtrack that will fill you with awe during the course of your adventure. While I do yearn for more soul in the quest stories, the phenomenal scripted sequences and cutscenes are more than a fair tradeoff. Those who play the game for the sport will likely enjoy the Warlords content, from what I've seen so far in the pre-raid dungeons and PVP the design caliber is as high as ever. If you've been looking for a reason to be excited about World of Warcraft again, this is certainly it.

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Nov 20, 2014

Although World of Warcraft has had its ups and downs during its ten-year lifecycle, dynamic expansions like this might be enough to ensure it lasts another decade.

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Nov 24, 2014

Warlords of Draenor is a great addition to the World of Warcraft franchise.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2015

Warlords of Draenor is WoW at its very best, a return to and step beyond form for the behemoth MMO.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2014

Serious server woes aside, whether you're returning to WoW for the first time in years or have never stepped foot in Stormwind, Warlords of Draenor makes for a great way to whittle away the hours. World of Warcraft's new zones are huge and full of adventure, the story's grand, and the new garrison feature is soul-suckingly addictive, all of which make for a triumphant return to form for this gaming giant.

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8.6 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2014

It's hard to believe that World of Warcraft is ten years old when one looks at the breadth of what was added in this latest expansion. Perhaps they truly are on to something when they say they have another decade's worth of stories and content to share.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2015

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is a fun, content-laden expansion that makes a number of changes to the WoW dynamic, even if a lot of them may not pan out well for veterans and some features feel slightly underwhelming. Regardless of how you feel about MMOs, it's worth your time and money - just be prepared to get lost in Azeroth's many twists and turns.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2014

Warlords of YAY-nor!

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