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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

An older version of the real-time strategy classic, this fantasy adventure still holds interest despite out-of-date graphics and limited advanced features. Warcraft II allows you to play either as a human or an orc, and each race is given its own special set of abilities and talents. The goals are basic: build bases for your peasants, collect gold and lumber and keep the enemy at bay. Gameplay is straightforward and the game's graphics, while not state-of-the-art (this version was released in 1996, after all) are not so basic as to detract from the game itself. A lack of advanced features (that appear as serious improvements in Age of Empires and Warcraft III) does make Warcraft II less appealing. You aren't able to queue build orders, or assign group numbers to selected units, as just a few examples. During testing, we found that the demo works well on Windows XP, as well as on older versions of Windows. If you consider yourself a Warcraft II junkie and are looking for a simple nostalgic challenge, then this demo is worth the download.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher web site
Release Date October 18, 1996
Date Added October 18, 1996
Version demo


Category Games
Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 10.71MB
File Name war2demo.exe


Total Downloads 578,837
Downloads Last Week 75


License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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