Download Starcraft for Free, Have Fun!

Apr 23, 2017 - 14 Comments

Starcraft free download for Mac and PC

Do you remember Starcraft, the science fiction real-time strategy game for Mac and PC? The original Starcraft debuted in the land of the digital dinosaurs of 1998, and it was widely loved and enjoyed by many for it’s single player campaign and multi-player matches set in a futuristic space world of wars and resource gathering. Now Blizzard has made the original Starcraft free for Mac OS and Windows, so anyone can download and play it on modern computers.

If you’re looking for a little retro gaming fun, Starcraft will deliver. Whether you used to play the original version or not, it’s a legitimately fun real-time strategy game where you will pick a species (Terran humans, Protoss, Zerg), build a sprawling base of structures, gather resources, create and man an army, and battle in a sci-fi world with mysterious aliens, futuristic technology, and robotics. Good fun!

How to Download & Play Starcraft Free on Mac or Windows PC

You can download Starcraft free for Mac and for Windows, just click the appropriate link on the Blizzard download site (Mac or PC), the rest is easy:

  1. Download Starcraft free from and open the Starcraft Launcher app
  2. Choose where you want to install Starcraft and start the process of downloading and installing the full game
  3. Installing Starcraft on a Mac

  4. Open Starcraft (from /Applications in Mac OS) and have fun

Here are a few screen shots of the game:

Starcraft 1 screen shots

Starcraft screen shots

Starcraft screen shots of a battle

The original Starcraft is being made available for free to promote the release of an upcoming version of Starcraft Remastered, which is basically a redrawn version of the original in higher resolution. The video below from Blizzard shows the original in all its pixelated glory compared to the upcoming remastered version:

Of course Starcraft isn’t as retro as some of the other gaming options out there available through emulators or otherwise, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less enjoyable.

If playing Starcraft puts you on an old school Blizzard RTS game kick, then playing Warcraft 3 on the Mac is certainly worth your while as well, and Starcraft 2 is also great fun and has significantly better graphics if the original looks a little too dated for you. Perhaps a remastered version of Warcraft 3 will come out someday, or better yet, Warcraft 4? Someday, maybe…

Happy gaming!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Games, News


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  1. The link for downloading starcraft I for free does not work.

  2. davide says:

    Hi there,
    was wondering how I download starcraft on my laptop without a CD writer but I have the CD & ID codes for the CD’s.
    Regards Davide

  3. Aya says:

    Lol. Now that was funny 😂 somebody’s correcting someone else’s mistake while committing his own mistake.

  4. S says:

    Sadly it tells me
    “Something went wrong while downloading a required Update. Please check your internet Connection and try again.”

    Anyone else has the same problem?

    I’ve tried 5 different Internet connections, Cable/Wifi, different Network Locations DNS Server, different Users, i’ve started the App with sudo, but nothing helped…
    Any Tips are appreciated…

  5. Fnord says:

    How about Starcraft for the iPad?

    • ccavno1 says:

      Blizzud should take it into account,coz maybe one more mean(Finger it directly) to operate could summon some more talents into pro,and those pro competition really need a re-balance between koriental and non-koriental.

  6. des crawley says:

    I am from the land Down Under and know nothing about Starcraft. But, may I with respect point out that you writer has used the contraction “it’s” incorrectly. As it has been used it means “it is” whereas I think you might have intended “its”

    Cheers from Oz


    This is not fake news…..:)

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