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StarCraft: Brood War
Box artwork for StarCraft: Brood War.
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment, Saffire
Publisher(s)
Release date(s)
Flag of the European Union.svg March, 1999
Genre(s) RTS
System(s) Windows, Mac OS
Players 1+
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB T.png Teen
PEGI: PEGI 16.png Ages 16+
ELSPA: Ages 15+
OFLC: OFLC M.svg Mature
OFLC/NZ: OFLC-NZ R16.jpg R16
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed
90 MHz
System RAM
16 MiB
Disk space
105 MiB

DirectX graphics card

Preceded by StarCraft
Series StarCraft
Neoseeker Related Pages

StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award-winning real-time strategy game. It was co-developed by Saffire and Blizzard Entertainment.

Story[edit]

Brood War takes place in the StarCraft universe, set around the early 26th century. Terran exiles from Earth have colonized a distant area of the Milky Way galaxy called the Koprulu Sector, having established several governments. Eventually, a civil war breaks out and ends with the formation of the Terran Dominion. However, humanity soon becomes caught in a war between the Protoss and the Zerg, which culminates at the end of StarCraft with the death of the Zerg leader, the Overmind, on the Protoss homeworld of Aiur. Without the Overmind to command, the Zerg rampage mindlessly across Aiur, while the cerebrates—the secondary commanders of the Swarm—attempt to regain control. After the discovery of alien life in the Koprulu Sector, the United Earth Directorate (UED)—the international body governing Earth—decides to send an expeditionary force to secure the sector and prevent the aliens from finding Earth. Brood War begins two days after the conclusion of StarCraft.

New features[edit]

  • New units and characters
  • Expanded storyline
  • Updated map editor

Table of Contents

Custom game strategies
Appendices