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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 Orcs and ogres may be a stronghold of your army, but without producing grunts, no funds will be provided.
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows Rescuing Zuljin from human clutches. Orcs, trolls, ogres, demons, dragons... all fight the same side, but are actually differently signed, maybe that difference will be shown in WCIII, though.
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows The dark portal, that's where all the hordes came from, and you must shut it down.
WarCraft II: Battle Chest Windows The game consists of both "WarCraft II" and the add-on on the same CD, which will automatically be installed.

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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 Maw (884) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Great update. Wolfang (168) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
Classic real-time strategy game updated. samorris74 (15) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Blizzard delivers the goods worthy of the pricetag. Andrew Romig (10) unrated
This Update is from 1999 - remember that Justin Joe (2) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
The ultimate temptation over C&C... NOT! MAT (207184) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Something I've wanted for years. ZombieDepot (48) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1999 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Nov 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker Dec, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Computer Games Magazine Dec 14, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2000 3 out of 6 60


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the most popular .. 2 Klaster_1 (57956)
May 09, 2011



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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Blackhandjr (104) added WarCraft II: Battle Chest (Windows) on Jun 09, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69212)