The return of the titles that started a revolution!
The first titles of Blizzard’s bread and butter franchise, Warcraft, is seeing a mini-revival at the hands of GOG.com. That’s thanks to the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition on the game selling platform.
These titles are the ones that started it all for the franchise that spawned the likes of World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Dota, and Dota 2. For a quick refresher, Warcraft Orcs & Humans was the first title to ever grace the Warcraft franchise. First released way back in 1994 for the MS-DOS and arguably gave the RTS (Real-time Strategy) genre its recognition.
The game is your standard building and battling affair — gather resources, make and upgrade buildings from these resources, and train troops and summon heroes for combat. Players will go through a campaign by choosing either the orcs or human’s side. The campaign features different scenarios with their own objectives.
Multiplayer between two players was also possible, through a modem or local networks (you know, old school style). Orcs & Humans also kickstarted what would be one the home of one of gaming’s largest lore that spans multiple generations of titles.
Warcraft II, on the other hand, expands on the first title by introducing improved visuals and naval combat. It also revealed more to the story behind Warcraft, including the appearance of the other races of the Alliance (Humans) and Horde (Orcs) forces.
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans received a little bit of tweaking to support modern operating systems and machines but is promised to be the authentic 1994 experience.
Warcraft II Battle.net Edition, on the other hand, has two versions:
- The classic one — which is basically the game at its core with support for Battle.net.
- An updated version — With a few fixes to provide full compatibility with modern hardware and support for hi-resolution as well as upscaling.
Both titles are offered as a bundle by GOG.com and is priced at $14.99 (~Php 788). You can grab a copy of the bundle now via GOG’s website (link here).