Publishers Blizzard Entertainment
Developers Saffire Corporation, Blizzard Entertainment
Release date 1998
Genre Strategy
Game rating
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Game Description

StarCraft: Brood War is the expansion pack for the military science fiction real-time strategy game StarCraft. Released in 1998 for Microsoft Windows and 1999 for macOS, it was co-developed by Saffire Corporation and Blizzard Entertainment. The expansion pack introduces new campaigns, map tilesets, music, extra units for each race, and upgrade advancements.

Download StarCraft: Brood War

We might have the game available for more than one platform. StarCraft: Brood War is currently available on these platforms:

Windows (1998)

Starcraft + Brood Wars Blizzard Installer.rar (1.9 MB)

Starcraft: Brood Wars was officially released by Blizzard as freeware in 2017. This is the official Blizzard download for the game, which allows you to play on as well.

How to play on Windows

Text instructions if you prefer reading:

  1. Click on the download button. It should redirect you to your download (a .rar file). Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
  2. Extract the “Starcraft + Brood Wars” folder to your desktop.
  3. Open the “Starcraft + Brood Wars” folder and then double click on the StarCraft-Setup.exe file to launch the game setup. Click on install.
  4. Blizzard will start installing on your computer – note that you will need to create a Blizzard account and login to play this.
  5. Login, and click on “install” for Starcraft to begin installing.
  6. Once it’s finished installing, click on “Play” and the game should launch.
  7. Enjoy the game!

Additional files, patches and fixes

StarCraft: Brood War Manual (English)

StarCraft: Brood War Screenshots