Starcraft 64 Nintendo 64


Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. While there isn't much for fans of the popular PC version of Starcraft to get excited about, those new to the series will enjoy engaging, addictive gameplay coupled with an incredibly protracted single player mode.
  2. Antagonist --
    If you have the PC game, you're going to start whining and wishing for a mouse and keyboard.
  3. CheckOut
    Ultimately, I can only recommend "StarCraft64" to those of you that simply have no other alternative in playing the game.
  4. CNET Gamecenter
    A very playable and engaging, if unattractive, port of the PC game that offers no surprises.
  5. Da Gameboyz
    The game just doesn't measure up to PC standards; it doesn't even come close.
  6. Daily Radar
    The magic of "StarCraft's" expertly designed strategy glows brightly enough to blind you to its few inadequacies.
  7. Game Fan
    Somehow, despite these behemoth obstacles, the game does capture a good portion of the original game's magic, and overall, isn't a bad investment if you enjoy RTS games.
  8. 90
    A fantastic title that suffers graphically on the console, but still retains everything else that made it so special.
  9. A solid real-time strategy for a system that offers few games requiring much thought.
  10. This is that fresh breath of air that the system needed so badly.
  11. The huge number of levels available and the two-player split-screen mode -- slowdown ridden as it is -- make for an incredible amount of value.
  12. If you're an RTS fan who never got a chance to check out "StarCraft" on your PC, then you should definitely give it a whirl. If you've already conquered the universe, there ain't no reason to do it on your N64.
  13. The game will never live up to the PC version, and the two-player mode (although better than battling on your own), makes a mockery of the fun of the computer's multiplayer capabilities.
  14. 77
    Slick and polished, this game absolutely is not. However, if you forgive and forget its looks, you will find yourself drawn in and addicted in no time.
  15. Of course, puzzle fans, tetris players, strategists and nude twister players alike will all love Starcraft 64!
  16. Nintendorks
    The good news is that if you can't play "StarCraft" on your PC, then "StarCraft 64" is the perfect alternative.
  17. A title which has almost infinite replay value because every time you play it it’s a different game. Even if you repeatedly just play the same map over and over again the variety of things you can do and the impressive AI of the CPU opponents means that it’s never the same game twice.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. AlexP.
    Oct 25, 2006
    Unfortunately, this game is nowhere near as good as the PC version. It is harder to control, and it seems slower than the PC version. .
  2. TraceyW.
    Jun 8, 2001
    This game sucks!! PC is better.
  3. Starfire
    Oct 23, 2007
    I really enjoyed playing it, not having a PC- but definitely, despiter being a good port, it's much better on a PC, where the graphics I really enjoyed playing it, not having a PC- but definitely, despiter being a good port, it's much better on a PC, where the graphics are clearer and control is a lot easier. Still, an impressive port which gave more people the chance to play this and did it's best within the N64 limitations. Full Review »