World of Warcraft Classic
Top Critic Average
World of Warcraft Classic's uncanny ability to bring players together and immerse them in adventure hasn't aged a day.
World of Warcraft shows why it was – and remains – the MMO to beat, with an enthralling world and satisfying sense of progression
*Editors Note: The queue times in WoW Classic as of 10/2/2019 have been much better.
World of Warcraft went through many changes over the years, for better and for worse. That leaves Classic feeling conflicted, both a rose-tinted dream and a dated mess.
Overall World of Warcraft Classic is a solid effort and a ton of fun.
A well-implemented redux of a moment in time, which may surprise you with its engaging focus on leveling as the primary experience.
WoW Classic offers exactly what fans wanted – an untouched version of a game that came out fifteen years ago... warts and all. Thankfully, Classic captures much of the magic that made the game such a phenomenon in the first place. Whether fans will still overlook this in the months to come remains to be seen, but for now it's a fantastic trip down memory lane.
Classic's captivating community and world help it to withstand the test of time.
Frankly, it's remarkable that something so inherently offensive to modern-day MMORPG sensibilities has the audaciousness to be this incredible.
World of Warcraft: Classic is a great game. It always has been. But I definitely think Blizzard might have missed the mark when it comes to securing the interest of their player base in the future.