Any PC gamer worth his or her salt knows about StarCraft, the classic real-time strategy game that has gone on to define the genre and become the national sport of South Korea. After nearly 20 years after its original release, most modern fans are more familiar with its sequel, StarCraft II, and its set of expansions. Its characters are so memorable, that a few of them even show up in Blizzard’s own MOBA, Heroes of the Storm.
Of course, some fans may be hesitant to revisit this 90’s PC classic in case it doesn’t hold up as well as they may think. Thankfully, according to a recent article from CNET, Blizzard has put those worries to rest by releasing an all-new remastered edition of the original game: StarCraft Remastered.
While the original gameplay has been left intact, much of everything else has been overhauled for modern gamers. The game now features native widescreen support, even for 4K-resolution. It even features remastered artwork, but purists can switch back to the old school visuals with the press of a button. The audio has also been improved, and all cut scenes are now in HD. And with the addition of cloud saved games, online matchmaking support, and multiplayer compatibility with the original game, this update improves on the original in almost every way possible.
StarCraft Remastered is available starting today for $15 from Blizzard’s website. The remastered edition includes both the base game and the Brood War expansion. If PC gamers want to try out the original or simply don’t want to spend the money, Blizzard released both the original StarCraft and Brood War for free earlier this year.