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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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Overall User Score (12 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Macworld (Dec, 1999)
To begin with, Brood War increases your strategic options by introducing new units to Starcraft's three races. The Terran's Medic unit, for example, can heal your marines and blind your enemies with a flash-grenade launcher. In addition, the game's cut scenes are up to Blizzard's usual brilliant quality, and the storyline may be even more compelling than the original. Finally, because Brood War is an add-on that requires you to have Starcraft to play the game, Blizzard rightly expects that you've worked your way through Starcraft's harder missions. So, though Brood War is more difficult than Starcraft, with that difficulty comes the knowledge that you've completed some of the toughest missions Blizzard could design. Not a bad reward from a simple add-on, eh?
Mac Gamer (1999)
Brood War is an incredible expansion set that every fan of StarCraft for Mac should rush out and buy. The combination of the additions and changes to the units and continuation of the story is almost perfect. Brood War is a great StarCraft experience.
MacNN (Jan 31, 1999)
This is an excellent addition to the StarCraft world. Broodwar continues to develop both the original story line and the characters, while challenging players with more difficult missions. By the end, it also becomes apparent that this may not be the last chapter in the StarCraft adventure. My only complaint is that you cannot "spawn" network versions of Broodwar, requiring all players to own their own Broodwar CD.
IGN (Jun 07, 2002)
If Brood War wasn't an expansion pack, it would still be a good game to pick up. It's a well-designed package for both single and multiple players, and that's enough to recommend it over the weaker Age of Empires. As an expansion pack, though, it's a no-brainer to pick up if you already bought StarCraft, since it improves upon the original. If you think you've got $45 in you pocket and the cojones to take down three alien empires, then don't miss it.
AppleLinks.Com (Oct 19, 1999)
The whole StarCraft experience, through the original and the Brood War Expansion set, is rich and visually entertaining. It's a strategy game that works like a sim game up close, and is engaging for both the alien bloodshed and the strategy required. Blizzard has proven conclusively with this and games like Diablo that they are a creative force to be reckoned with. In fact, had Blizzard had Mrs. Marble as their mythology teacher, I'm sure they would've received at least a B; or, in other icons...
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Nov 05, 1999)
With Brood War, Blizzard has unleashed the massively popular (on the PC side) add-on pack to the best-selling StarCraft. Brood War has reset the standard for mission packs on both platforms, showing the gaming industry (for at least the third time) how things should be done.