"WarCraft II", by Blizzard Entertainment, was named both Game of the Year and Best Multiplayer Game of 1995 by some of the industry's most prestigious publications. Cyberlore was hired by Blizzard to create an expansion set for this prestigious title. The result, "WarCraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal", was extremely well-received. Continuing the line's tradition of critical success, "Beyond the Dark Portal" scooped Computer Gaming World magazine's "Premier Award" for Best Enhancement of an Existing Game for 1996.
II" is a real time fantasy war game. You take command of an army,
either the orcs or the humans, and wage war against the computer or up
to seven other human opponents. You build and protect support structures,
such as lumber mills, blacksmiths, stables, keeps, castles, wizards
towers, churches, shipyards, barracks, foundries, aviaries, and more and
then, depending on what buildings you have chosen to establish, you can
choose from a wide variety of ground, sea and air troops - some have spells,
some fight hand to hand, others use missile weapons. Many races come to
battle, including elves, dwarves, goblins, trolls, ogres, death-knights,
dragons, orcs and humans.
Elloitt Chin, COMPUTER GAMING WORLD 9/96
"With all the new features, the much more challenging and intelligent scenarios, and the new campaign, BEYOND THE DARK PORTAL is a must-buy for any WarCraft II fan....All gamers who enjoyed their sojourn to Azeroth and wanted to stay longer will definitely want to experience this rewarding encore to an already wonderful game."
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