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StarCraft: Remastered PC

An upgraded version of the bestselling 1998 RTS game. Both versions were developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Compared to the original release, the game (including the Brood War expansion) features mainly significantly improved audiovisuals.

Strategy | science fiction | RTS | Isometric view | multiplayer | reeditions/remasters/remakes

PC / Windows
StarCraft: Remastered cover

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game language: English

game release date for PC:

14August2017

StarCraft: Remastered for PC is a refreshed edition of the classic real-time strategy game, which originally came out in 1998. Both versions were developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Plot

The game is set in the far future, and the action takes place in a distant region of the Milky Way, known as the Koprulu sector. The Terrans (representing humanity) encounter alien races embodied by the technologically advanced Protoss here, as well as the insect-like Zerg. A great war outbreaks between these races it will change the balance of power in the galaxy forever.

Mechanics

When creating StarCraft: Remastered, the developer decided not to introduce any changes to the mechanics, thus the game is a traditional RTS, which requires the player to gather resources, build bases, produce units, and lead them to battle against the enemy's HQ.

Three playable factions were included, and each of them is significantly different from the others, having both unique advantages and disadvantages. The Protoss have the most advanced technology and psionic abilities - even a single unit belonging to this faction can achieve a lot. However, their weak spot lies in the small number of military forces, as well as in high prices one has to pay in order to train the army and build different structures. Contrary to them, the Zerg emphasizes hordes of weaker units those are cheap and the player can produce them very quickly. Simultaneously however, their buildings can be placed only in areas that had been transformed by them, which takes some time. On the other hand, the Terrans are very universal and incredibly mobile, as they are capable of transporting their buildings. When it comes to their disadvantages, they develop their technology at a slow pace, and their structures are quite large, which makes it more difficult to construct bases.

Game modes

StarCraft: Remastered for PC offers six campaigns (two for each of the races), as well as a multiplayer mode, which gives an opportunity to compete against other players.

Technical aspects

StarCraft: Remastered for PC significantly improves the visuals of the original version. Although the visuals are still two-dimensional, the graphics were refreshed and now offer a higher level of detail than in the original release. Also, the game brings support for high resolution and widescreen settings up to 4K. The in-game campaigns were enriched with new illustrations that convey the story. The audio was improved as well, including dialogues between characters. Apart from that, the creators added 8 new language versions.

Significant changes were introduced to the game's online component. StarCraft: Remastered received full support for such modern-day utilities, as the advanced matchmaking, storage of save files in the cloud, easy access to fan-made maps, a system of replays, or quick button re-mapping.


Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 43 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 71 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT/Radeon HD 4850 or better, 2.8 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Pentium D 2.2 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 6800 GT/Radeon X1600 or better, 2.8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10

StarCraft: Remastered Game Guide

game guide 21 August 2017

StarCraft: Remastered game guide is focused on a walkthrough of the singleplayer campaign. Also You will find useful tips and strategies that will help you get through every mission in the game.

StarCraft: Remastered gets a release date and PC requirements [UPDATE]

News 30 June 2017 14:07

StarCraft: Remastered is coming out on August 14, 2017. Watch a new live action trailer that prepares humanity for the invasion.