Depending on when you started PC gaming, you may have never played the classic StarCraft real-time strategy game or its expansion Brood War.

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Blizzard released the classic game for không tính phí for both Windows and Mac computer systems yesterday. Even better, downloads are direct and don"t require a Battlenet trương mục or registration, and that is also true for playing the single player chiến dịch. I have not tried multiplayer, so cannot comment on whether this is also freely available or requires a (free) trương mục.

The games have been updated with a patch so that they are playable on modern machines. The download, full StarCraft game & Brood War expansion, has a kích thước of less than 2 Gigabytes, and you get days of fun out of it if you lượt thích RTS games and don"t mind the antiquated looks và interface of the games.

StarCraft is a classic computer game that pushed the real-time strategy genre with its use of three factions that played distinctively different.

The patch that Blizzard released for StarCraft: Brood War improves compatibility with all supported versions of Windows, & makes other improvements such as tư vấn for windowed fullscreen or windowed mode, UPnP.. support, multiplayer and performance improvements.


You find downloads of the game for PC & Mac on the patch page. Just download the 3 Megabyte installer, và follow the instructions lớn tải về the full game & have sầu it installed on your machine.

Just in case, here are the download liên kết of the StarCraft installer for PC and Mac.

The original StarCraft features three campaigns, one for each of the three races:

Terran, humans exiled from Earth.Zerg, an insectoid race of aliens.Protoss, advanced humanoid race with psionic powers.

StarCraft: Brood War continues the story of the original StarCraft chiến dịch and introduces new campaigns, units, graphics, effects and more in the process.

Blizzard plans lớn release a remastered version of the original StarCraft game soon. What"s interesting from a gamer"s perspective sầu is that the classic StarCraft supports multiplayer, và that classic và remastered gamers will be able to play each other online.

It is unclear why Blizzard decided khổng lồ release the original StarCraft and its Brood War expansion for không tính tiền. One possible explanation is that it wants to lớn convince a couple of new players, & maybe even old players who all but forgot about StarCraft to lớn give it a try khổng lồ get them in the right mood for the upcoming remastered edition of the game.

The gameplay is as good as ever, but the look và feel of the game is ripe for an overhaul. That"s what the remastered edition will bring to lớn the table, as it introduces support for higher resolutions ahy vọng other things.

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So, whether you want lớn relive sầu childhood memories by playing through the StarCraft campaign once more, battle friends in multiplayer, or simply experience one of the most respected RTS games of all times, you will have a blast with this one.