In 2499 in the Koprulu sector, a ferocious collective race known as the Zerg arrives to massacre the exiled human colonies while a highly advanced race, the Protoss, intervenes to exterminate the Zerg.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynnis Talken ...
Sarah Kerrigan (voice)
Tassadar (voice)
Aldaris (voice)
Fenix / Zasz / Vulture / Goliath (voice)
Glenn Stafford ...
SCV / Wraith / Carrier / Zerg (voice)
Chris Metzen ...
Battlecruiser / Ghost / Marine (voice)
Matthew Samia ...
Cerberus Commander / Scout (voice) (as Matt Samia)
Jason Hayes ...
Science Vessel (voice)
Tiffany Hayes ...
Adjutant (voice)
Tracy W. Bush ...
Arbiter (voice)
Allen Adham ...
Zealot (voice)
Paul W. Sams ...
Magistrate Collins (voice)
Jorge Rivero ...
Harley D. Huggins II ...
Lester (voice) (as Harley Huggins II)


In the far future, you play, in turn, three opposing sides of an interplanetary war. First, you play the humans as you are forced to fight your own kind in rebellion even while the evil Zerg are advancing on you. Then you play the Zerg has they make their pitiless conquest across the galaxy. Finally, you play a leader of the Protoss, an advanced race which is determined to defeat the Zerg, but to do so will require civil war with their own kind and an alliance with the human rebels from the human section. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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It is a time of crisis. Three of the most powerful forces in the universe head on a collision course for galactic domination. The only choice is war. See more »


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One of the finest computer games of all time...
9 July 2000 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

At first I was skeptical -- one day my little brother came home with a copy of STARCRAFT -- and I dismissed it as another stupid fad my brother had bought into. Well, after a while, my brother somehow managed to introduce me to WARCRAFT, a game also from BLIZZARD, and I was hooked after almost a year of laughing it off. And STARCRAFT looked to contain more of the same strategic war gaming, so I tried it out. Wow.

STARCRAFT is by far a more intelligent game than its BLIZZARD predecessor WARCRAFT -- in both creative and technical terms. Unlike Warcraft, there is an actual plotline here, and it is wonderfully engaging -- you'll find yourself speeding through levels just to see the next story development -- and the action, interface, units (and overall game) are like nothing I've ever seen before, and make STARCRAFT superior to anything else in the field.

What I REALLY love about Starcraft though, is the 80s SciFi vibe that it creates. It really brings me back to all those "post-apocalyptic/alien war" science fiction films of the period. Upon playing Starcraft, you can't help but be reminded of ALIENS and the like.

My only complaints, however, are some absurdly difficult levels that can make the gaming process tedious and frustrating -- but don't let that stop you, all the other wonderful qualities more than redeem this (and you probably shouldn't take it from me -- as much as I love PC games, I've never been particularly good at them).

Go out and buy it. And pat yourself on the back for making such a wise decision. Have fun.

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