World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
89
Based on 43 scores, 52 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    35
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Streamlined, story centric questing.
  • Excellent new races and starting zones.
  • Phasing techniques make for a cinematic leveling experience.

Cons:

  • Mount Hyjal.
  • An unbalanced new PvP zone.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 90

Review Date: January 13 2011Publisher: Blizzard EntertainmentDeveloper: Blizzard EntertainmentESRB Rating: TeenGenre: MMORPGThe evolution of Blizzard's blockbuster MMORPG has been a six-year spectacle that has been impossible to ignore. The remarkable...

By Atomic MPC on 90

As if we needed more proof that Blizzard’s at the top of its...

By Zath UK on -

Both new playable race starting areas end with you actively choosing to continue on with your character’s life. This adds a degree of emotional connection between the player and character that will probably prevent me from ever typing in “DELETE.”...

By Maximum PC on 90

Blizzard puts the ‘war’ back in Warcraft Six years of hard work. Hundreds of thousands of man hours. Twelve million subscribers who have spent billions of hours hacking, slashing, grinding, looting, and every other vaguely dirty term you can think of....

By Realm of Gaming on 90

Anyone who has played World of Warcraft over the past six years knows the present game is a far different experience than what first pulled fans in. With the release of the newest expansion, Cataclysm, it is even a far different game than a month...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 99

It’s been a busy couple of months for World of Warcraft. First, patch 4.0 hit and dramatically changed the way every class played the game. Shortly afterwards, the Sundering hit, releasing Deathwing, leader of the black dragonflight, from his prison...

By itreviews.com on -

Although expectations for this latest expansion were sky high, Blizzard has managed a minor miracle by daringly destroying and remoulding the Warcraft world while hooking new and returning players with their new races and gameplay upgrades....

By Gaming Daily on -

WoW used to be all about the end-game for me, so much so that raiding was, for a couple of years, one of the only reasons I logged on to play. Now that Cataclysm has arrived, I’m far less convinced that I’ll be spending much time raiding at all. With...

By Strategy Informer on 90

In the beginning Blizzard created Azeroth and it was good, pretty fine actually, but then along came time and progress and it started looking a bit haggard, but that’s what expansions are for. First we got to visit a fractured chunk of land floating...

By GameZone on 85

It has been six years since players first stepped into Azeroth, and still no MMO has come close to challenging the dominance of World of Warcraft (WOW). Blizzard works tirelessly to constantly improve the game at all levels. WOW has been through so...

By GameSpy on 90

This is the way the end of the world began: not with a whimper, but a bang. After six years of expansions and level increases, the two oldest continents in the World of Warcraft faded into pale, forgotten shadows of their former glory -- rarely...

By Games Radar on 90

We were nearly out, damn it. We were so close. We had friends. We had a decent job. We hadn't (recently) left any children to die during one of our 22-hour marathon binges. We were finally free. And then Cataclysm happened. Now the mere act of writing...

By 1UP on 94

So here I am, nearly a full year to the day since I quit World of Warcraft, and I find myself at the game's level cap once again. I'm running the same dungeon four times in a row in hopes that a specific piece of equipment will drop. I'm grinding...

By GamePlanet on 90

Cataclysm has set out to reimagine Blizzard's highly successful World of Warcraft from the ground up. Has this bold step paid...

By AtomicGamer on 100

With the launch of the third expansion pack for Blizzard's hugely successful World of Warcraft, a lot has changed for its players, but for those on the outside, everything probably seems to be the same. This game continues to pull in millions of...

By Ars Technica on -

World of Warcraft's newest expansion, Cataclysm, dropped on December 7, and brought a slew of big changes with it. The entirety of the continents in the original game have been altered significantly, creating a completely new leveling experience for...

By ign.com on 90

If you include the vast changes to the core game, Cataclysm is far and away the most impressive expansion to an MMO ever made, but if you just isolate what Cataclysm itself gets you, it's ultimately less content than Wrath of the Lich King. It's also...

By NowGamer on 86

A worthy addition to the Warcraft canon and easily enough reason to return to the World Of Warcraft if you’ve spent some time away, but probably pretty annoying if you had an all-purple WOTLK character. 8.6/10Print this pageComments (0)Share this...

By PC Gamer on 93

A triumph. Competitors beware: this is the best MMO in the world. Once you're hooked it's impossible to stop...

By Play TM on 90

Destroying a world loved by 12 million people is quite a risky manoeuvre. One that perhaps only Blizzard would dare risk, knowing that its fans are that trusting of the World of Warcraft brand. A reboot is exactly what's needed from the aging but...