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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft 2 now available on GOG

Published: 02:46, 29 March 2019
Promotional image for the classic Warcraft games
Warcraft & Warcraft 2

Blizzard and GOG's partnership continues as the latter now sells Warcraft: Orcs & Humans as well as, now quite ironically named, Warcraft 2: Edition. This is coming mere weeks after GOG resurrected the classic Diablo game.

No one could really foresee how far Blizzard's title Warcraft: Orcs and Humans would propel the company in the future, but it was the humble beginning of what would become a giant franchise. The 1994 real-time strategy kicked off a rivalry between Blizzard and Westwood studios, the latter of whom had the Command & Conquer series under their belt.

Fast forward 25 years later, the game that was originally played on MS DOS is now on Mac, Windows 7, 8 and 10 via GOG at the price of $5.99. Keep in mind the game was released two and a half decades ago so don't expect Azeroth to look as fancy as it does today.

The second title in the series, is also available in the Edition at the price of $9,99 and continues where the story of the original Warcraft left off. This edition includes the main Tides of Darkness content and Beyond the Dark Portal expansion.

Technically, Blizzard struck it big with the third instalment in the series but let's face it - if not for the foundations the first two laid, it is quite possible what we know today as Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft wouldn't even exist. Also MOBA games, because they originated as a Warcraft 3 mod.

Enough theorycrafting though and more Warcraft on GOG facts. Both games feature multiplayer so you will be able to relive the nostalgia with a friend, provided you can find someone willing to play 20 and 25-year-old games.

Blizzard Screenshot take from the original Diablo game Diablo

GOG seem to be going back to their roots, bringing back the good old games for nostalgic fans to experience as they were then. This is definitely a good thing, but it could also shatter illusions we foster by remembering fond memories.

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