Starcraft Blizzard Entertainment 1998

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. But a previously unknown species, the Zerg, has started overrunning their colonies. Furthermore, a second alien species, the enigmatic Protoss, became intent on stopping the Zerg. The Protoss solution, however, is to extinguish all life on Zerg-infested planets, including many surviving resident Terrans. At the same time, rebel factions within the Terran government are gaining popular support during the Zerg crisis. The time for war has come! Gameplay in StarCraft has clear similarities to Blizzard's earlier WarCraft II. Building units requires credits and a power source, and once completed you can direct them into combat against foes. You only know the layout of terrain you have visited, and only the exact whereabouts of enemy units which are range for one of your units, due to the Fog of War. Each of the three races has a distinct range of units and general strengths: Zerg units are quick to build, Terran units cost the least, and Protoss units are the most powerful individually. In a change from many strategy games, the base style for each race also varies significantly, resulting in a very different playing experience with each. Missions vary from destruction to infiltration. Realistic line-of-sight calculations make the correct result more likely. A full map editor is provided, with many user-created maps available online. An expansion pack entitled "Brood War" was released later the same year as this game which continues the story directly after the end of the main game. On March/2017, Starcrat Anthology was made freeware with the original game and Brood War expansion.

See also: #PC Gamer: The Extended Play Collection Volume 2, #PC Gamer: The Extended Play Collection Volume 3, Starcraft: Brood War, Starcraft: Insurrection,Starcraft: Retribution, Starcraft: Stellar Forces, Starcraft: Stratospace

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German Clone ISO Demo 712MB (uploaded by Egon68)
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Unique Level Demo ( @ Fileplanet) 28mb
Official Maps
Full Demo [color fixed] + Brood War v1.16.1 (works on win 7 + use map settings maps) 111MB+259MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
ISO Demo 655MB (uploaded by Molitor)
included in Starcraft Anthology (Bestseller Series) - Clone 2CD ISO Demo 1.45GB (uploaded by Egon68)
Starcraft BETA (dec 1997) ISO Demo 206MB (uploaded by Wastrel)
Starcraft Shareware ISO Demo 230MB (uploaded by Wastrel)
Starcraft + Expansion - cooperative campaign + insane solo campaign 1.3GB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Starcraft 1.16.1 latest [already color fixed][Win7] - intro all cutscenes and audioCD music addon (thanks to 3Spot & upped by Scaryfun) 1.16GB
Browser-Playable HTML5 Version (uploaded by nvhae)
included in Starcraft Anthology - Free Game (uploaded by Official Site)


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