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  • Summary: StarCraft®: Remastered upgrades the essential sci-fi strategy experience from beginning to end. Welcome back to the original game and its award-winning expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Sep 12, 2017
    100
    Starcraft retains its seat in the high pantheon of genre defining games.
  2. Aug 24, 2017
    90
    For many people out there, StarCraft represents one of the greatest PC games of all time. StarCraft: Remastered does little to dissuade that line of thought. With the new and impressive visuals and great new lighting effects, it’s an experience that is not only well worth revisiting. It’s recommended.
  3. Oct 12, 2017
    90
    Legendary RTS and the original Esport enjoys fresh new life with beautiful HD textures and new matchmaking system.
  4. Aug 21, 2017
    85
    Something precious.
  5. Aug 28, 2017
    80
    Starcraft Remastered reminds to us why the original RTS was the king.
  6. Aug 22, 2017
    80
    StarCraft: Remastered conforms to the minimal changes, introduces better graphics and online improves, but it's enough to recover successfully one of the best RTS of the all times 19 years after its launch.
  7. Aug 23, 2017
    70
    Starcraft: Remastered is a great but somewhat superfluous upgrade with the original game still being supported and free to play at that. Still it´s hard to fault anyone for wanting to enjoy this versions upgraded sound and graphics since the price point is so low. Starcraft is still fantastic but the remaster it´s more of a thing for pros and nostalgia than for a new set of players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Aug 14, 2017
    10
    What a time to be alive, Starcraft Remastered brings me back to late 90's where whe had goods RTS like we dont have today. Blizzard deserve anWhat a time to be alive, Starcraft Remastered brings me back to late 90's where whe had goods RTS like we dont have today. Blizzard deserve an "A", kept the same gameplay, same environment, but starcraft 2 graphics for just 15 Euros, thats really cheap for a game with this fame (some DLCs are more expensive than that) and if you are not a English speakers (my case) you have a classic game in your mother language, awesome!!! 10/10
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  2. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    This game is the best strategy game of all time. i just want to say that for me as a personal opinion is better than starcraft 2 in a lot ofThis game is the best strategy game of all time. i just want to say that for me as a personal opinion is better than starcraft 2 in a lot of things. Starcraft never looked so great. i still love the units specially the protoss and his dragoons, so can play with this unit again is a blessing. Thanks blizzard for doing this. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2017
    10
    King is back. Great job, Blizzard. Great job:)

    Nostalgia and travel time until 1997 when I first played the game. This is one of the
    King is back. Great job, Blizzard. Great job:)

    Nostalgia and travel time until 1997 when I first played the game. This is one of the remastered games where the prize is ridiculous. Only 15 euros for this? I'd also like to give 30.
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  4. Mar 19, 2018
    9
    Добавили детализации, включили поддержку широкоформатных мониторов, и вообщем ощущение после ремастера, что игра всегда и была такой. ХотяДобавили детализации, включили поддержку широкоформатных мониторов, и вообщем ощущение после ремастера, что игра всегда и была такой. Хотя нажатием на F5 можно вернуть олдскульную графику и оценить различия. А так игра и по сей день прекрасна. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2017
    9
    solid remastered edition of the old classic. most whining about it, as usual, goes from the people that for some reason hoped for a remake,solid remastered edition of the old classic. most whining about it, as usual, goes from the people that for some reason hoped for a remake, which sc:r certainly is not.
    great: new portraits, voices, comic interludes, zoom feature, old school gameplay.
    ok: new unit and building textures (matter of taste - could've been better, could've been worse)
    bad: 20 years old game requires online (why?!), problems with saving settings.
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  6. Aug 15, 2017
    7
    Underwhelming remastered as they didn't remake the game. It's just a big patch that brings ladder to the game, support for the modernUnderwhelming remastered as they didn't remake the game. It's just a big patch that brings ladder to the game, support for the modern operating system, and new high-resolution texture pack that some may find it rather distracting than the original's simplistic graphic. I don't have any problems with them keeping the original mechanics, bugs (or features depending whom you talk to). However, it is not an excuse to keep the 1998 poor online netcode. It's extremely laggy on 8 players map and you always have to use extra high latency setting. Some bugs that should really be addressed on a 2D 2017 game are still there like the constant crashing to desktop on extremely large fights or units that simply stop attacking like Valkyrie because there are too many sprites on the map. Also, custom Multiplayer maps do take a long time to download despite being like 10 mbps in size.

    Ultimately, it does seem like this remastered version is an attempt to revive its eSport scene as the focus on graphics and observer feature will surely improve viewing experience. However, it's a bit of letdown for average or casual players who expect a little bit more polish from this.

    This is just a review for its remastered version. The original broodwar game was a legend at its era.
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  7. Oct 19, 2017
    1
    This is a disgusting, shameless cash grab. If I had any respect for Blizzard left, it's gone now.

    If you're going to remake a game like
    This is a disgusting, shameless cash grab. If I had any respect for Blizzard left, it's gone now.

    If you're going to remake a game like Starcraft, you need to do it well. This seems incredibly lazily done and it looks almost exactly the same. The critic reviews are inexplicably high.
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