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StarCraft

a.k.a. SC

created and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998-03-31, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Science Fiction
series: StarCraft
setting: Future
perspective: bird's-eye (isometric)
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
languages: eng
4.4/5
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Personal review
An incredible RTS that requires both brains and speed. Not trackball- or trackpad-friendly. Though the graphics are rather primitive by today's standards, that's only because this game is relatively old.

It features three different playable races, each of which requires different strategies for maximum effectiveness. Play as the versatile Terran colonists, the voracious Zerg xenomorphs, or the enigmatic, psionically gifted Protoss (my personal favorite).

The game also includes a map editing program for the unique SCM and SCX map format, enabling a patient user to craft new maps and scenarios. Some of the features take some getting used to, but FAQs are available at www.blizzard.com/starcraft.

The screenshot at right is from the first mission in the expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.

(StarSword) - # 2007-03-14 14:54:13
Official description
In the distant future, the newly formed Terran Dominion faces the arrival of two hostile alien races: the savage Zerg and the enigmatic Protoss. Gather resources and expand your forces to lead them to victory. The only allies are enemies. The only choice is war.
# 2014-11-21 21:45:07 - official description - source
Comments (5)
For 1-8 players, with teams or in FFA. Cross-platform play with Mac.
Sanguine # 2009-07-03 09:43:15
Latest version: 1.16 (as of 2008-11-27)
Sanguine # 2008-11-27 08:32:09
EXCELLENT realtime strategy game.
# 2006
This is a very good game and requires a lot of skill, but also quickness. The expansion (Starcraft: Brood War) brings a lot more into the game.
Groovy_Duck - # 2006
Four expansions released in 1998:
StarCraft: Stellar Forces ([[company:Micro Star]])
StarCraft: Retribution ([[company:Stardock]] / [[company:WizardWorks]])
StarCraft: Insurrection ([[company:Aztech New Media]])
StarCraft: Brood War ([[company:Saffire]] / [[company:Blizzard]])
# 2006
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Authors / Staff

design

Chris Metzen (designer)
James Phinney (designer)

audio

Derek Duke (composer)
Glenn Stafford (composer)
Jason Hayes (composer)
Tracy W. Bush (composer)
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External reviews (3) - average: 88.7% - median: 88%
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Génération 4 (83-138)fr1101998-055/683%
IGN2000*9.5/1095%
Metacritic1998*88/10088%
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