StarCraft is a real-time strategy video game in which you control three races: a human descendant group and two alien races. With this download, you will have to collect the two main resources in the game, minerals and vespene gas; and also to build structures and make your army finish with your enemies. Similar to other releases from the same developer –the Warcraft series-, the main theme of this title is the imminent war between three main races in the 25th century.
Being considered the best-seller PC release of 1998, StarCraft’s online multiplayer mode is the most popular worldwide since it has a powerful engine that allows you to create your own maps and share them with other players. The truth is that Blizzard created an impressive game years ago, and it will be that way for a long time.
In StarCraft there are three races which fight for the control of Koprulu Sector. The Terrans, humans who descended from the prisoners of the Earth; the Zerg, a kind of insects and aliens who share swarms and hives, and the Protoss, a race of humanoids with powerful mental powers. You will have to choose your race and make structures with the mineral resources you collect and even create units with them. The other resource, the vespene gas, is located near the minerals. With this gas, you can improve the skills of your army and create stronger new units.
In the single-campaign mode of StarCraft there are three episodes, one for each species, divided into 10 missions. As a real RTS, the key of the races is that all their units have a particular fighting technique, so players will organize them according to their pros and cons. While Protoss race uses advanced technology for fighting, the Zerg are weaker but faster since they only use organic resources to build their structures –but, of course, they do not waste money building with expensive materials, and they would have more buildings. Finally, the Terrans are the middle point of the two other races: they manage nuclear weapons and human machinery that anybody has.
The unique features of StarCraft are the following:
- You will control three main races in the 25th Century
- 30 missions divided into 3 episodes with ten objectives each (take the role of Jim Raynor on the Terran side, of Zerg Overmind to fulfill his plan, or defend the Protoss homeland taking the role of a member of the Government)
- Map editor included (single and multiplayer modes)
- Multiplayer mode supports up to 8 players via battle.net (Blizzard platform)
- Enhanced AI to improve RTS experience
If you want to know more about StarCraft before the download, feel free to check the developer's website .
The minimum system requirements to download StarCraft for free are listed below:
- OS: Windows 95 or higher
- Processor: 90 MHz
- Memory: 16 MB of RAM
- Graphic Card compatible with DirectX
- 640 x 480 screen resolution