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Classic Diablo, Warcraft II, and Warcraft Orcs & Humans Return to Battle.net

| GNG Gaming News | Published: February 1, 2024 |



Three Classic Battle.net games have returned to the popular Blizzard PC launcher recently. Diablo, Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition, and Warcraft: Orcs & Humans are all now readily available to purchase and play again on the platform after being removed many years ago.


All 3 games have been available through other means but Activision Blizzard has reinstated these classics so players can purchase them directly through the Battlenet store.


Diablo


Original Release Date: January 1997

Current Price: £8.99 / $9.99


Darkness stirs beneath the town of Tristram. A mad king, his missing son, and a mysterious archbishop are all pieces of the puzzle you need to hack through. You have journeyed to the source of this evil. A cathedral stands in Tristram, built over the ruins of an ancient monastery. Eerie lights and ungodly sounds echo through its abandoned halls. Tread softly, adventurer; for you tread on nightmares.



Diablo has since grown into the biggest, highest selling, Action RPG on the market. With 3 sequels and a mobile game now available. Jump in to see where it all began.


Warcraft: Orcs & Humans


Original Release Date: November 15, 1994

Current Price: £4.99 / $5.99


Azeroth, land of magic, mystery, and legendary heroes, is beset by the orcish invaders. Take up arms for your king and defend the realm, or lead the Horde on their bloodthirsty conquest. Command the battlefield, outflank your enemies, and gain victory… or suffer crushing defeat and be forgotten forever. The battle for Azeroth begins today!



Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was the first introduction to Blizzard's Warcraft universe. Sprouting 2 RTS sequels and of course the insanely popular World of Warcraft Role Playing Game.


Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition


Original Release Date: 1995

Current Price: £8.99 / $9.99


The kingdom of Stormwind lies in ruins. The king has fallen, and the survivors of the orcish onslaught flee across the ocean. The pursuing Horde, eager to plunge the world into chaos, sails its fleet to meet the defenders of Azeroth in battle. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance and the great tacticians of the Horde and the Alliance clash, only one thing is certain: Winning this war will demand unprecedented cunning, courage, and nerves of steel.



Warcraft II, originally called Tides of Darkness, was the direct sequel to Warcraft: Orcs and Humans released just a year after the original but with many great improvements to units, combat, graphics and more. Warcraft II: Battlenet Edition includes the Beyond the Dark Portal expansion pack.


Will you be picking up any of these classic games? Let us know in the comments below which you'll be playing again after all these years.

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