StarCraft: Remastered is a downloadable HD version of the acclaimed science fiction RTS game from 1998. And we have to point out that a sensation in South Korea and beyond, Blizzard’s sci-fi real-time strategy game StarCraft is a titan among titans in the video game industry. That’s why Blizzard’s announcement that they were remastering the game was not only met with cheers but also a ton of anticipation.
How to Download StarCraft: Remastered
You can download StarCraft: Remastered from the Blizzard’s Battle.net shop. To start downloading, click on the link located below the game review. You should also definitely check out and download the now-free Starcraft II. Another alternative is Blizzard’s fantasy RTS Warcraft III.
The Game Review
You don’t mess with something if it isn’t broken. And the original StarCraft is far from a broken game.
Indeed, often cited today as foundational and still superior than modern titles, StarCraft didn’t invent the real-time strategy genre but it did help perfect it.
Giving players the choice between three different factions, Terrans, Zerg, and the Protoss, Blizzard differentiated each group through technology that was more than just an aesthetic choice.
Each faction’s level of tech gave it different advantages – and disadvantages – on the battlefield.
The so-called “Zerg rush” tactic comes from the Zergs ability to spawn rapid foot soldier units called Zerglings, for example.
Similar to the Command and Conquer series, players establish a base and begin gathering resources to build more structures and advance your technological research. Taking out your enemy’s base then becomes our objective with a lot of the strategy focusing on how you balance resource gathering, research, and fielding units.
One thing that made the original StarCraft so much fun to play, aside from its robust multiplayer modes, was its gripping, fun story. StarCraft is an epic tale that spanned multiple episodes. Introducing the video game world to such iconic characters as Kerrigan, Arcturus Mengsk, and Jim Raynor, StarCraft is a study in how PC games in the 1990s knew how to tell a story.
The StarCraft Remastered project will take most of the content from the original games and give it a new coat of paint as well as some audio remastering here and there. Developed in coordination with hardcore StarCraft players, StarCraft Remastered will leave most of the core game untouched. Remastered audio and music, as well as ultra high-definition graphics, will accompany a game that is also built for Blizzard’s modern online matchmaking system.
In short, StarCraft Remastered promises to be the ultimate expression of the series and should help reignite the competitive scene that used to dominate the nascent field of eSports.
Focusing on it as a single-player game, it is hard to ignore just how well made StarCraft: Remastered is. The story is just as gripping as it was all those years ago and the gameplay accompanying it keeps you pushing forward. It is equal parts thrilling and challenging. It is tough to find any one thing to complain about with StarCraft Remastered.
- That same great gameplay and story in a new, modern package
- Competitive scene is just as vibrant as ever
- Probably one of the best real-time strategy games ever made
- It’s showing its age after all of this time and even in spite of the new makeup
- Multiplayer may not be for everyone
- Getting into multiplayer now might be tougher than you first imagine