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WarCraft II: Battle Chest (commonly known as WarCraft II: Edition) contains both Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, and Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal. It's been updated, with re-sampled sounds, and is playable over Blizzard's New features, such as improved fog of war and shared vision, have also been added.

Some editions also include Prima's strategy guide.


WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows In-game menu.
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows Watch for the resources, because if the map runs out of wood or gold, you may end up in Status Quo.
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows Submarines are very effective against enemy ships, since AI won't strike back blindly unless it can see you.
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows Work complete - new farm.

Promo Images

WarCraft II: Battle Chest Wallpaper
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Wallpaper
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Wallpaper
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "WC2BNE" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Warcraft II: Wersja Deluxe" -- Polish title (early edition)
  • "WarCraft II: Platinum Edition" -- Working title
  • "WarCraft II: Edition" -- Re-release title

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User Reviews

A great game, which is more than you can say for the way in which it was updated Windows Maw (884)
Great update. Windows Wolfang (168)
Classic real-time strategy game updated. Windows samorris74 (15)
Blizzard delivers the goods worthy of the pricetag. Windows Andrew Romig (10)
This Update is from 1999 - remember that Windows Justin Joe (2)
The ultimate temptation over C&C... NOT! Windows MAT (186091)
Something I've wanted for years. Windows ZombieDepot (48)

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1999 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Windows Nov 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 07, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jul 03, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows Dec 14, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide Macintosh 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2000 3 out of 6 60


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The game has the first movie trailer for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Working title

At first it was called Warcraft 2 Platinum. and was going to have 2 all new campaigns, but the campaigns were dropped.

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