StarCraft - The definition of real time strategy gaming
StarCraft had a few aces up its sleeve from the beginning; it combined the lessons learned from games such as Z, Dune, and other strategies before it and managed to find the perfect balance that made it such a reputable strategy game. But the mayhem that it created, especially in Korea, could never have been imagined or consciously prepared. This is the game that almost singlehandedly led to the creation of e-sport as a genre, and remains an absolute masterpiece to this day. But this isn't just a mantle, the game can still be played just as well today. In fact, many would argue that it still remains the realtime strategy that is best balanced, perfectly paced and to feature 3 races that actually play differently and take different skills to master. StarCraft will offer you a cool single player campaign and, most importantly, LAN multiplayer, a feature that the current generation Starcraft II no longer offers. Thus, even in the absence of official servers, you can still take your friends or a walk down memory lane and experience the best strategy game that ever was.