Warcraft: Orcs and Humans

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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is the first real-time fantasy strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment. Two separate story lines (Orcs and Humans) evolve with 12 scenarios per side telling the tale of the battle for the Kingdom of Azeroth. Players must mine gold and chop wood in order to construct buildings and create units. Each side tries to destroy the other by collecting resources and creating an army.

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All the screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
YouTube video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans became by far the company's greatest success to that date, and for the first time made the company's finances secure.

Each faction's units and buildings have a counterpart within the other faction. Each unit is basically the same as its counterpart, with only slight variations. For example, Orc Spearmen do slightly more damage than Human Archers while having a slightly reduced range.

The success of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans motivated Blizzard to publish a sequel, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, and an expansion pack, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal.

Facts and trivia and collector's notes texts are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

  • view: 3rd person, top down
  • multiplayer:LAN or Internet (1-2 players)
  • input:keyboard, mouse
  • distribution:cd-rom
  • graphics:VGA
  • sound:Sound Blaster
  • popularity: 12060 page views

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