StarCraft: Brood War

Updated: 11/10/2017 by Computer Hope

StarCraft: Brood War overview

Starcraft: Brood WarsType: Strategy
ESRB Rating: Teen
Release Date: 11/30/1998
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

The ultimate expansion to StarCraft and a must for anyone who enjoys the game of StarCraft. With the races continuing to battle for dominance, each species must develop all-new weapons of war to ensure its survival.

Rising from the ashes of defeat, Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, hopes to reunite the Zerg Broods and claim the war torn sector as her own. To oppose her will be the ultimate test of power.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0
Processor: Intel Pentium 90 MHz
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Graphics Card: VGA graphics with 256-colors capability or higher
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 80 MB
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Multiplayer: 14.4 kbs modem for 2-player mode
Null Modem Cable for 2-8 player mode
IPX network or (requires Internet connection)
Other: Requires original Starcraft game to be installed

New Additions


  • Dark Templar - New unit that originally was banished from Aiur for refusing to submit to the Khala, the Dark Templar have wandered throughout the far reaches of space for generations. This new unit is a fairly strong unit that is always cloaked and does not require any energy to stay cloaked.
    When two Dark Templars combine, they can gain the ability to do feedback, which turns the power of the enemies against themselves; Mind Control, which gives the Protoss the control of an enemy unit predominately; Maelstrom, a temporarily stun for organic units.
  • Corsair - New units that are medium sized warships that were built by the Dark Templar to safeguard their wandering fleets. Great new unit for the Protoss' already elite army that uses a Disruption Web that has the capability of temporarily disabling defensive structures such as missile turrets. While disabled, the unit will not be able to attack but can be attacked on the other end.


  • Medic - Great addition to the Terran force; these units have the capability of healing great amounts of units allowing you to rejuvenate units that may have been hurt during battle and not lose important units. Medics also have the capability of Restoration, which is an excellent addition to remove viruses from units as well as reset paralyzed units. Another add-on is the Optic flare, which is another defensive armament of the medic designed to damage the sight of an enemy unit preventing them from locating your units.
  • Valkyrie - Powerful new air borne unit that fires volleys of fourteen missiles, and impact within a large area.


  • Charon Boosters - Excellent upgrade that allows Goliath's to shoot additional lengths. With this upgrade the units can fire about the same distance as the Zergs Guardians.


  • Lurker - Unit capable of burrowing under ground being invisible to the enemy and striking the enemy with waves of spines damaging all ground units. Unfortunately, however, these units cannot attack while they are above ground.
  • Devourer - Deadly addition to the Swarm. Devoures are large, flying behemoths that are capable of spewing their vile acid at any airborne ships or creatures, causing significant corrosive damage. The venom also when spewed will splash off on impact and impair adjacent units.


  • Chitinous Plating - Upgrade imbues the Ultralisk strain with a hardened exoskeleton shell, enhancing the already impressive natural defenses of the Ultralisk.
  • Anabolic Synthesis - The alteration of the glands that produce endorphins and adrenal fluids serves to increase the reflexes and rate of movement of the Ultralisk.


Starcraft Brood Wars screenshot of Terran base Starcraft Brood Wars screenshot of Protoss
Starcraft Brood Wars screenshot of Protoss fight Starcraft Brood Wars screenshot of Zerg base

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