Blizzard just re-released Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft 2 through online gaming marketplace GOG.com. First released in the mid-nineties, the pair of real-time strategy games are now available for the first time digitally. In the first game, players return to the original Azeroth and must raise an army of humans or orcs to fight their enemies. The second Warcraft game, Tides of Darkness, takes place on the high seas, and sees humans and orcs joining forces with elves, trolls, dwarves, and other creatures.
While the first Warcraft game is just configured for today’s operation systems, players have the choice of playing the vanilla-version of Warcraft 2 with Battle.net support or an enhanced high-res version with bug fixes. The Warcraft sequel also comes with the Beyond the Dark Portal expansion pack, during which human venture into orcish lands in order to avoid another invasion by the Horde.
You can get Orcs & Humans for Windows and Mac for $5.99, and Tides of Darkness for Windows for $9.99, both on GOG.com.
Warcraft 2 first hit PC in 1995. The GOG.com version, Warcraft 2 Battle.net Edition, includes the original Tides of Darkness and that game’s Beyond the Dark Portal expansion. The sequel adds naval combat and new races to the Alliance versus Horde conflict. Warcraft 2 Battle.net Edition costs $9.99 through GOG.com, and is available for Windows PC only. It comes with two versions: “one that’s been updated with support for high-resolution displays and multiplayer via LAN connections; and a period-appropriate classic version that includes the original SVGA graphics, and matchmaking through the classic version of the Battle.net online-gaming service.”
Both Warcraft games are available as a bundle for $14.99.