A new Warcraft I & II Bundle
is now available
, offering the chance to return to the first two installments in
this real-time strategy series. Like all of GOG.com's offerings, they are
updated to work on modern PCs, and devoid of digital rights management. They
also offer "hi-resolution support and upscaling," but both games are playable
in classic form that does not include the graphics updates, but does support
Battle.net matchmaking. Here's word:
In anticipation of the upcoming 25th
anniversary of Warcraft, we brought you the real-time strategy classics that
started it all Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition,
including both the original Tides of Darkness and the Beyond the Dark Portal
expansion. Starting today, players can once again explore these
universe-defining games as they become available digitally and DRM-free for the
first time ever!
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans takes players back to the original battle for Azeroth,
challenging players to pick a side and raise an army of human or orcs capable of
bringing ruin to their enemies. Warcraft II and its expansion take the battle to
the high seas with a host of naval units, and introduces more of the races that
make up the Alliance and the Horde, bolstering the human and orc forces with
elves, trolls, dwarves, and more.
The first part of the legendary series plays and feels just like the original
from 1994, it’s just updated to run flawlessly on modern operating systems.
Warcraft II Battle.net Edition, similarly to the release of first Diablo on
GOG.COM, comes in two versions, which players will choose from the launcher. The
classic one allows for the authentic experience and a fully functional
multiplayer with Blizzard’s Battle.net online gaming service. The updated
version comes with a number of fixes to provide full compatibility with modern
machines as well as hi-resolution support and upscaling.