Parents' Guide to

StarCraft with Brood War Expansion

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fantastic, and now free, sci-fi strategy game for teens.

Game Mac, Windows 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This is one of the most coveted and honored real-time strategy (RTS) games ever created and is as good now as it was when it was released. Blizzard Entertainment created very compelling and accessible gameplay mechanics and produced exceptional pacing along with increasingly challenging yet achievable missions. The well-balanced races (rock-paper-scissors model) meet an interesting science fiction tale, and the game's many solo and multiplayer modes and maps (along with the campaign editor to create and share your own levels) will keep you playing for hours.

Blizzard Entertainment included the complete Brood War expansion pack, which adds even more intergalactic warfare fun. Taking place after the events of StarCraft, this add-on tells of the shattered Zerg hive being torn apart by fierce infighting, while the Protoss race seeks to rebuild their home world and reunite with their Dark Templar brethren. And what of the Terrans? What do the humans want in all of this? Along with the new story, Brood War adds new units, weapons, campaigns, worlds, music, and other features. And it's all free now. Sure, the graphics are dated, and the limited resolution means the game might not fit your entire computer screen, but whether you're an old fan of this series or you're new to it, this is a highly enjoyable strategy game for teens and adults.

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