Percentile Rank

StarCraft Remastered is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 21, 2017

Buy it if you're still on the Brood War bandwagon. Try the free, old-school version if you're just curious how deep your nostalgia is for the game.

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Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2017

Starcraft retains its seat in the high pantheon of genre defining games.

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Sirus Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2017

I gotta hand it to Blizzard though, they made a great remaster and definitely met my expectations. I loved the newly improved multiplayer system and especially the strong community. Despite the lack of improvement with its CGI, StarCraft: Remastered is a remaster done right and it will live another 12 to 13 years before we get a new StarCraft installment.

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SomHráč.sk
95%
95%
Aug 29, 2017

StarCraft Remastered feels like a labor of love. It keeps everything that the fans considered important and improves everything else. If you can excuse its almost 20 year old gameplay, it remains rewarding even today.

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COGconnected
92 / 100
92 / 100
Aug 25, 2017

StarCraft Remastered is still just as fantastic and compelling to play as it was nearly 20 years ago.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2017

StarCraft remains a titan of the genre for a reason. Though its interface lacks some contemporary conveniences, Blizzard has still, to this day, failed to outdo itself in terms of the elegant balance between three highly asymmetrical factions that was achieved in Brood War. Whether you want to revisit the glory days or see a piece of gaming history for the first time, StarCraft Remastered is a trip well worth taking.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2017

We're currently at a time where remasters of classic games are becoming rather commonplace. Contrary to the practices of developers that make adjustments to the original experience to make it more palatable for the current generation, Blizzard played the role of an art restorer, being careful with their strokes to preserve the original and touching up the masterpiece known as Starcraft: Brood War in a way that is sure to garner the attention and appreciation of new fans all across the world.

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AusGamers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

My life for Aiur!.

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LevelUp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2017

The king that refused to die. StarCraft: Remastered arrives 19 years after its release to challenge nostalgia with a well crafted visual overhaul that doesn't look out of place.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

All in all, I can't understand the point of StarCraft: Remastered. I see that it's much prettier, and people with high-res displays will be able to run it in all its glory. The problem is that there is no real glory, and the one that's left exists only in the minds of the people that played the original. It's not a particularly bad remastering of a cult game, but it's almost futile.

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Readers Gambit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

All in all, StarCraft: Remastered hasn’t really changed much outside of the aesthetics -- and that is totally fine! It might be 20 years old, and with the bit of work that’s been done, it’s looking damn good for it’s age. But it’s really is a case of “if it ain’t broke…” with this one. The gameplay had been consistently good since Brood War first came out, meaning there’s a reason why pro e-sports players still play the original StarCraft to this very day. It might be a lot less easy for newcomers to get into, but if you’re patient and diligent with the campaign, that should eventually teach you all you need to know to get online and get owned by some serious tryhards with a little more dignity. If the campaign and it’s incredible story is really all you’re in it for, then maybe sticking with the free Anthology version from Battle.net is for you, but StarCraft: Remastered is well worth £12.99 for a good looking, great sounding and definitive version of the game.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 16, 2017

A great return of one of the most beloved PC games of all time.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Aug 17, 2017

StarCraft Remastered is everything you could expect from a remaster. It is hard and challenging, it requires experience and skills but, above all, it is StarCraft, just as you remembered it. The technical improvements bring a breath of fresh air to a game that continues in top form with almost 20 years of life.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

StarCraft remains a title that excels nearly twenty years later. A few technical and aged related quirks aside, this will probably be the best RTS released this year. If you call yourself an RTS fan, this is a must buy.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2017

StarCraft Remastered is the old StarCraft with a new coat of paint. This is what the fans wanted, this is what Blizzard delivered. The core gameplay remains insanely good, but a lot of mechanics and UI limitations show the age of the game, especially if compared to StarCraft II.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

If you're looking to re-experience the original StarCraft in a new super-polished form, then I'd definitely recommend jumping into StarCraft Remastered.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

Starcraft Remastered reminds to us why the original RTS was the king.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2017

StarCraft Remastered is a true test of time and although the original still works well today, the remastered version is a fun experience. Sure, it's a little clunky here and there but Blizzard have really brought the game into the 21st century, especially with its revamped graphics that look glorious, not to mention multiplayer updates. All in all, it's a fun trip down memory lane that just highlights the memories again and for those who have never played it before, it will allow them to experience what all the Terran, Zerg and Protoss fuss was all about.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sep 12, 2017

StarCraft: Remastered is a complete package that brings an RTS classic into a format that is easier to digest on modern computers and screens.

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Invision Community
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 17, 2017

In summary, Starcraft: Remastered has given the long living Brood War eSports scene the tools to maintain itself for even longer, dedicated servers are tribute to its dedicated fan base and the Korean scene. I respect Blizzard for their decision on this part. Its an amazing gesture for their hardcore fans.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Despite the same gameplay mechanics, $15 is a small price to pay for a remastered edition. If this is your first time, you won't want to pass this up.

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Gert Lush Gaming
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2017

In short it is worth your time but it does show its age mechanically.

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DVS Gaming
7 / 10
DVS Gaming
Michael M

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 19, 2017

Most of this game's score is derived from the base game than this current iteration. The original Starcraft is amazing, and always will be. The lack of any new ideas or even anything remotely modern included in this makes it reek of a cash grab though. Anyone who isn't a die hard RTS fan will probably want to steer clear of this one, unfortunately.

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