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  • Summary: The Zerg, Protoss, and Terrans battle for their continued survival in StarCraft: Brood War. The story of this expansion to StarCraft begins with the Protoss seeking to reunite with their Dark Templar brethren to rebuild their homeworld, Aiur. Terran Emperor Mengsk I, who achieved his goal ofThe Zerg, Protoss, and Terrans battle for their continued survival in StarCraft: Brood War. The story of this expansion to StarCraft begins with the Protoss seeking to reunite with their Dark Templar brethren to rebuild their homeworld, Aiur. Terran Emperor Mengsk I, who achieved his goal of total power over the human colonies, must now turn his attention to both the rising power of the woman he betrayed--Kerrigan, the infamous Zerg Queen of Blades--and a conspiracy deep within his own ranks. With three all-new campaigns, new worlds to explore, new music tracks, and 100 multiplayer maps, Brood War continues the StarCraft saga. Expand
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  1. Jan 1, 2012
    10
    Best addon for the best RTS ever released for a few simple reasons. Its 3 solo campaigns are perfectly balanced from start to end, perfectlyBest addon for the best RTS ever released for a few simple reasons. Its 3 solo campaigns are perfectly balanced from start to end, perfectly scripted, versatile, challenging and supported by an intense storyline that easily outshines other rts. Multiplayer and matchmaking was close to beeing perfectly balanced on release and just needed a few minor fixes to reach a level that allowed broodwar to be the nr.1 platform for competetive gaming in rts genre. Every single unit of the 3 races in this game has its value and it is just up to the player if he can make use of it or not. A hand full of the cheapest units can be enough to win a game even after a long game of for example an hour. This is also what seperates starcraft: broodwar from other games. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    Along with starcraft 1, this is my 3rd favorite game released in the late 90s (1st/2nd is Master of Orion 2 and Civilization 2). This is theAlong with starcraft 1, this is my 3rd favorite game released in the late 90s (1st/2nd is Master of Orion 2 and Civilization 2). This is the only RTS (along with Starcraft 2) I still play after graduating college. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    10
    The addon adds more to the original, makes a purchase even more worth while. Adds a lot to the game and doesn't disappoint. A good expansionThe addon adds more to the original, makes a purchase even more worth while. Adds a lot to the game and doesn't disappoint. A good expansion for a good game. Expand
  4. Oct 30, 2013
    10
    This is one of the best games of 90's, the game has it all, a compelling story, proper gameplay and small changes and improvements of theThis is one of the best games of 90's, the game has it all, a compelling story, proper gameplay and small changes and improvements of the factions. This game truly defines great games of the decade. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2011
    10
    The game is groundbreaking. It gives even more depth to the greatest strategy game ever and has addicting and very, very well balancedThe game is groundbreaking. It gives even more depth to the greatest strategy game ever and has addicting and very, very well balanced multiplayer. If you are looking for a game with a great Singelplayer campaign, then you will love Starcraft: Brood War. If you want addicting and balanced multiplayer gaming then this is the game for you! I mean, why else would it be broadcasted on 2 TV channels? Heh, if you ask me thats just astonishing! 10/10 for sure... just impossible for me to give it less.. Collapse
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    9
    Single Player/Multi Player (2/2)

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    Single Player/Multi Player (2/2)

    (If the single player is better than the multiplayer, review this section as if it had no multplayer) (If the multiplayer is better than the multiplayer, review this section as if it had no single player)

    Gameplay (2/2)

    Visuals/Story (1/2)

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    Accessibility/Longevity (2/2)

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    Pricing (2/2)

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  7. Jun 26, 2013
    7
    It's a great game. Sweet story, good units. The graphics are crappy as heck though. I think Blizzard needs to make a HotS level of graphicsIt's a great game. Sweet story, good units. The graphics are crappy as heck though. I think Blizzard needs to make a HotS level of graphics for BW and SC1. Good story, crap graphics. The drones are as big as siege tanks! Expand

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