The most played RTS expansion in history
If you want to learn the backstory to the recently released Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty game (second stand alone campaign for the second StarCraft game), Brood War will paint a very detailed picture of these events. What you might not expect, however, is to find this expansion so good that it will probably take weeks until you finally get a move-on to the later, modern game. While Star Craft is most likely the Umbrella term for the exciting Sci Fi realtime strategy, Brood War is what put the game in the map. It brought more campaigns, more tilesets for custom map creation and also completed the unit count for the three races. What made Brood War such an incredible game was the refinement and the perfect balance achieved between the races, while at the same time allowing for completely different strategic and tactical approaches to be viable for each individual race. This was truly what prompted the game to sell incredible amounts of copies and to furthermore bring the game into the realm of digital sport, a feat achieved by very few other titles. So, expect a real time strategy game that is fresh every time you start a new skirmish, and also expect great games brought by the campaign itself. Brood War will probably take another 10 years until it becomes a lesser alternative, or a dated game, but for now it still remains one of the top strategy games of all times.