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  • Summary: In the distant future a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. As resources run short, however, these Confederate nations findIn the distant future a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. As resources run short, however, these Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the rich worlds of their alien neighbors, the enigmatic Protoss. To further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown and deadly species known only as the Zerg has entered Protoss space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war has come... As the military leader for your species, you must gather the resources you need to train and expand your forces and lead them to victory. 30 unique missions will challenge you across three different campaigns as you control the fate of the galaxy. Collapse
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  1. One of those rare games that is not overly complex, but provides a challenging and fun gaming experience. It never seems to get old or boring.
  2. 95
    The distinctive races, units, spell abilities, and bases are all unique and clever, so it's amazing that the game is as well balanced as it is. This is what gameplay is all about.
  3. Another glowing aspect of StarCraft is its absolutely brilliant Campaign Editor. This is the very best make-your-own game interface ever made.
  4. Its well-developed plot, unique races, intuitive interface, and excellent campaign editor make it worth the price of admission, especially for those that liked "Warcraft II."
  5. 90
    You get a fun, instantly appealing, easy to play-hard to master real-time strategy, with character and an endless amount of playability.
  6. It truly revolutionizes and sets a new standard for real-time strategy games on the PC.
  7. All in all, if you buy StarCraft, you're buying it for the multi-player. The single-player is just too short and disappointing...The game just doesn't live up to the lofty goals of its predecessors, and for that, it suffers.

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  1. JiangboS.
    Sep 4, 2006
    10
    The Best RTS game ever brilliant story-line and perfect balance for e races. This game is all about strategy, especially when play against The Best RTS game ever brilliant story-line and perfect balance for e races. This game is all about strategy, especially when play against other players. Expand
  2. JavierP.
    May 14, 2004
    10
    This game is so great I cant find the right word to describe it but just simply as , A Masterpeice. This is the best RTS no doubt about it. This game is so great I cant find the right word to describe it but just simply as , A Masterpeice. This is the best RTS no doubt about it. Everything about this game is so amazing, the graphics, the story, the cinematics, the gameplay, the music, the distinct races and their units, even the free on-line multiplayer feature is great. This game truly belongs to be on all gamers hall-of-fame games. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    This game is never getting old :) Now that SC2 is finally out I put my Starcraft cd-s onto my shelves.. One week before Starcraft 2 Beta I wasThis game is never getting old :) Now that SC2 is finally out I put my Starcraft cd-s onto my shelves.. One week before Starcraft 2 Beta I was still playing with the 1st sequel and i have been creating and scripting custom maps for that game for years!! Love the feeling, epic ending, characters, stories, races, music, cutscenes and everything about this game! Expand
  4. HydraliskZ
    Jan 21, 2008
    10
    I wish SC2 is just like an expansion gives some new units and better graphics because StarCraft is already the BEST real time strategy game.
  5. Apr 25, 2013
    10
    Back in the days when Blizzard were still small guys trying to make a living, they gave the world one of the best games there is.
    Enter
    Back in the days when Blizzard were still small guys trying to make a living, they gave the world one of the best games there is.
    Enter StarCraft.
    With interesting story, addictive gameplay, this masterpiece was easy to learn and hard to master. Both unforgivable and rewarding, there was nothing like clash of massive armies, one of which you spend skill and resources to build, and controlled at your best. Immersing yourself in Koprulu sector for battles, everyday after school with your friends, building precious memories and nostalgia of a time when Blizzard did give a damn for you.
    These were the golden ages of multiplayer, and StarCraft was one of the giants. With time the game became a cult, a passion, a sport, a legacy which to this day is cherished, loved, respected.
    Today, the mighty Blizzard have fallen, they are nothing but a former glory, a shadow of once a great giant committed to deliver to his followers...
    But still, if you didn't play this game do yourself a favor, and taste what was Blizzard at it's best!
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  6. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    As close to perfect as anybody can make, StarCraft is the legacy Blizzard has long since tried to replicate.

    Three balanced races, a
    As close to perfect as anybody can make, StarCraft is the legacy Blizzard has long since tried to replicate.

    Three balanced races, a stunning single-player story and endless LAN potential make this the definitive RTS. In fact, it's fair to say that it's the only game of the genre that survived the DOTA map in WarCraft III that caused a transition from RTS to MOBA.

    The game has just been re-released and it is as compelling as ever - a game that is unmatched before or since.
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  7. ErikS
    Jun 12, 2009
    0
    I bought this game and though it was going to be a cool game like halflife but instead I got some crappy graphics game with some guys running I bought this game and though it was going to be a cool game like halflife but instead I got some crappy graphics game with some guys running around on a dirty map Waste of money, DO NOT GET IT Expand

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