The second installment of the famous series
Warcraft 2 is the second installment in the series. In this game you fight your way to victory using strategy, cunning, and resource management.
Prepare for war
No matter how many times you start up a match, you will always be itching for another.
This game offers plenty of changes that separate it from its predecessor. Flying units and ships take some of the combat away from the ground troops. There's also some great voice acting adding some much-needed flair to the game. By clicking on a unit enough times, you'll get some silly lines that are sure to make you laugh. New maps force you to search for new strategies, as well.
In Warcraft 2 special units, known as heroes, can turn the tides of battle. Here is where some balance issues present themselves. Heroes for either faction are very different, which sometimes can give one player an advantage over the other. However, the rest of the units are exactly the same between teams. The 2D graphics may ward off a few players, but the visuals are fun and engaging.
You can also make your own maps. The map creator, included in the game gives you a chance to design maps to fit your strategy. Other than that, most of the game feels very linear. However, Blizzard finds a way to add some addictive magic to the game.
Where can you run this program?
This game can be run on Windows 7 and up. Luckily, most computers have the hardware needed to play this amazing classic.
Is there a better alternative?
There are plenty of alternatives in this genre. Some of these include Age of Empires 2, Empire Earth, and Command & Conquer. These titles are great, but they don’t meet the same standards that Warcraft 2 lives up to.
Blizzard makes it look easy to create fantastic games. This is another incredible addition to a collection of titles they have under their belt.
Should you download it?
If you’re into controlling a small collection of units and taking them to glory, this title is for you. There are many hours of fun to be had here.
- Multiplayer option
- Good visuals
- Great story
- New units
- Some balance issues
- Steep learning curve
- Getting into multiplayer games is complicated