Blizzard Entertainment just like most developers started as a small game developer, publishing some great 16 bit titles like Rock n’Roll Racing, The Lost Vikings, etc. It was the Warcraft universe that took the world by storm. Even after more than 20 years of its release, it still has millions of people who play the game. With multiple generations of gamers playing the game and being enchanted by the tales and denizens of Azeroth, one could say that World of Warcraft has aged like a fine wine. This is because of Blizzard’s consistent work at their expansions of WoW. World of Warcraft has become a Titian in the MMO game genre or rather the whole gaming community because of these efforts. Here we have the best Blizzard games for PC:
1. Starcraft Remastered
Blizzard studious did a near-perfect job of remastering the first Starcraft game. In terms of looks and graphics the game looks spectacular, this was many player’s dream come true. Even a simple troop can be zoomed in and you could see their features distinctly. Added to that, the beloved real-time strategy gameplay and the enjoyable campaign were kept mostly the same, which was a relief to most veteran players. Just something they couldn’t pull off was the forever annoying pathfinding AI. The interface was not updated and feels clunky compared to many of the new games. Other than that StarCraft is and will be one of the most beloved RTS games ever played in the gaming industry.
2. World Of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is a Titian among the MMORPG genre in the gaming industry. The reason why World of Warcraft has struck the hearts of many players over the world is primarily that two core factors were avoided by Blizzard. The first being that the amount and quality of loot are not proportional to the efforts player put in and the second being, inaccessibility of rewards due to time-gating. Blizzard solved these core flaws in MMORPGs and delivered great stories and consistent quality (mostly) content to their players. It is a huge diverse game that offers a unique experience to each player. World of Warcraft has received many expansions, and most of them were a joy to experience.
3. Diablo 3
With such a badass name and Blizzard studios as its developer, Diablo 3 makes a majestic first impression. You will constantly be fighting in this game, be it for quests, loot, etc. Out of the 5 playable classes, you can choose one, each of which have their unique skill trees for you to light up and get more powerful. Defeating hellish creatures with brutal combat mechanics is gory and fun. With better rates for getting a legendary item, you will be way more ready to grind for the amazing perks they offer.
4. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
With hundreds of clever card combinations and interactions to understand and master, Hearthstone: Hero’s of Warcraft promises engaging gameplay to its players. The basic mechanisms of each card are pretty self-explanatory, for the most part, just reading the description is sure to give you a general idea. You can easily unlock great cards by completing the daily quests and earn currency. It’s remarkable that even with such deep strategy the game can be understood well in a couple of battles. Unlocking those exclusive and hard-to-get cards might be troublesome but you will still love the game.
Blizzard Entertainment’s try at the FPS multiplayer game was a successful try indeed. With cool characters, fantastic action and well-made maps give the game status of its own. A classic match pits two teams against each other to control main points or escorting cargo. From 32 playable heroes, each team of six players gets diversified. Each character has unique skills and ultimates which ensures that no two matches will ever be the same. Countering and finding an edge in battle is dependent now on your knowledge of the enemy’s skills and limitations.
6. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
Blizzard struck a sweet combo to Starcraft fans with the good old gameplay of the iconic series with a modern polished look. You will lead the army as Jim Raynor. The units you command have smooth and precise actions. The solid story campaign consists of 27 missions, each filled with fresh ideas to amp up the experience. If you are serious about being a pro at StarCraft, try out the multiplayer mode. The community is quite competitive but friendly as well.
7. Diablo 2
When the game was released fans were jumping in joy due to the amazing work the developers had put in. The gameplay was redefined by adding complexity and depth to the original hack and slash gameplay. With the remastered version of Diablo 2, the only major problem of low graphics was also eliminated. You choose your character from one of the 5 classes. Each class brings something new to the table. The hardcore game mode adds staggering challenge to the gameplay by not allowing you to resurrect slain characters, ever! It may not be for everyone but some hardcore fans do enjoy the experience.
8. Starcraft 2: Legacy Of The Void
Legacy of the Void is one of the best Blizzard games in the StarCraft 2 trilogy. The story campaign of Legacy of the Void is superbly written and depicted on the screen thanks to the animators and voice actors. Each level in the game has a unique mechanic or new enemy type waiting for you. In a sense, the somewhat challenging gameplay makes beating a stage more satisfying. The multiplayer matches have also been accelerated a bit, so as to not draw out the match for an unnecessary amount of time. Also, the game won’t let you use the same strategies in all matches as random army units are given out to both players in each match. Beware of spending currency thoughtlessly, resources are not abundantly available.
9. Warcraft 2
Warcraft 2 became the ticket of Blizzard studios to enter the realm of elite PC game developers. The overall fantasy story of the Warcraft franchise is much like Lord of the Rings but no one here just for the story. The gameplay is what exceeds expectations. Blizzard made a finely balanced game giving players a wonderful experience. For a game to gain such a large player base in the same year, that too in 1996 is surely a worthy feat.
10. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
Wings of Liberty does not have something exceptionally unique but there are a lot of new updates to make the gameplay worthwhile. StarCraft 2 is one of the best Blizzard games in the sci-fi genre. Wings of Liberty is still a refined RTS experience from the developers. If this is your first time in the StarCraft universe you will get along with no problem but you will miss some references. Most of the gameplay has not been changed but there are plenty of new features for veteran players to enjoy.
The first Diablo game instantly became a classic. The simple yet addictive gameplay spread like a wildfire. You can choose from the three classes of Sorcerer, Warrior, or Rogue. Each class has different skills and combat tactics to help you win battles. Not just that, the vast number of items with rarity tiers and a number of vivid monsters, simply add to the gaming experience. The multiplayer world is another experience altogether. You can defeat a huge boss together but on the other hand, there are player killers who stab their teammates in the back and steal their gold. Best stay cautious of others.
12. Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness
The sequel to Warcraft was amazing as far as sequels go. They kept the basic mechanisms of the game and added various new features and complexity. A lot of new features were added to the game making the overall gameplay more satisfying. This was the first time when oil was added as another currency. The terrestrial dominated combat was reduced by adding sailing and flying troops. Of course, there were redefined graphics and art style to make the game more attractive. Despite the meager single-player content, multiplayer modes were more than enough to keep the gamers engaged for years.
13. Starcraft 2 : Heart of the Swarm
The story continues from the end of Wings of Liberty, and this time around you play as the Zerg Queen Sarah Kerrigan after she (somewhat) develops a conscience. Some decent character development can be seen as you progress through the game. Kerrigan has a different set of powers but you can only use one in a mission. This makes the gameplay more strategic as some powers are ineffective in certain situations. Apart from the boring boss fights, most missions are a blast to play because the troops and especially Kerrigan are noticeably strong. The mission designs are much better than before and sometimes keep you guessing till the end.
14. Warcraft 3: Reigns of Chaos
What Warcraft 2 made us miss out on, the third installment compensated more than enough for it. The campaign is driven by a powerful narrative encapsulating amazing combat, warrior spirit, betrayals, etc. You can experience the story from the perspective of all the four factions involved. The gameplay is refreshing with the addition of the hero system. Each faction has two heroes which have awesome powers. The only negative thing about the game is that the players couldn’t get enough of the story. Multiplayer battles are said to be brutal, especially if you are new to the game.
15. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Mists of Pandaria is an expansion pack that adds new exciting content to the World of Warcraft. This content is not for beginners though but for experienced players. It adds to the towering end game content by introducing more challenges. As we all know, the higher the difficulty is, the better the loot is. Pandaria’s new map is as gorgeous as it is detailed. The narrative flows smoothly thanks to the well-written story and short cutscenes. The challenging domain and quests that open up from level 85 to 90 are the best part of the game. Developers from Blizzard did a great job at conjuring an atmosphere of slow progression, at the end of which you can relish the transcending powers of a legendary adventurer.
16. Heroes of the Storm
Since the game’s release in 2015, Blizzard has been updating Heroes of the Storm. The well-known heroes from the best Blizzard games will face each other in a 5v5 team battle. Each player from a team can select a hero they want to play as. These teams will enter the battleground where they will be engaged in combat with waves of enemies. There are more than 10 maps, each with distinct designs. Each map has different power-ups and skills which the teams can use to aid them in battle, thus the gameplay never gets stale. Even after becoming a veteran player, there are still more strategies to learn. For a free-to-play game, Heroes of the Storm is an amazing game by Blizzard.
With this one Blizzard basically made a futuristic version of Prince of Persia with aliens (Sarlac) as the bad guys who are taking over your homeworld. On almost all levels there is a lot of jumping, climbing ledges, to find your way just like in Prince of Persia. Of course, it is the combat that steals the show here. Your primary weapon is a futuristic shotgun, so blowing people and aliens up is damn fun. It’s not all about attacking though, alien guns are just as powerful and you must use the defensive mode to evade their shots. The game does make a good impression and is a joy to play, but after completing all the levels, there is not much content left.
18. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
It’s quite well known among fans that World of Warcraft delivers promising expansions most of the time. Two new playable races: Blood Elf and Draenei have been added to the game to offer fresh gameplay. These factions sometimes feel isolated from the lands of Azeroth, but nothing over the top. That said, if this is your first time in the World of Warcraft, it might be better off to stick to one of these factions because Blizzard has polished their new player gameplay much better than other classes. Although this expansion only offers new content for players above level 60. There is also a new lucrative jewel crafting profession for players. After hitting high levels in this profession there are a lot of perks in combat as well.
19. Rock n’ Roll Racing
Way before Blizzard introduced the widely acclaimed Warcraft and Diablo series, they released a lot of hit 16-bit games like The Lost Vikings and Rock ‘N Roll racing. Don’t think that the game is about 3D cars just dashing around a map. Combat is a vital part of every race, each car has 2 items you can use in car battle and a support item to gain an edge over other cars (eg. nitro boost). Try not to get blown up though, you won’t be out of the race but you will be delayed with a respawn. This game is still the best Blizzard game for arcade and retro combat racing game fans.
20. Warcraft 3: Reforged
Warcraft 3: Reforged is one of those Blizzard games that could not satisfy the fans of the series. The story is as well-written as most World of Warcraft games. The ever-amazing combat is a result of the four unique factions that are in battle and their heroes. Our favorite heroes sure have got a good look to them with the enhanced graphics but the same cannot be said for the surrounding environment. The bad side of the game, for which it has been disliked is primarily because of the buggy interface and controls. There were always some glitches with Warcraft games but Reforged has relatively more of them. While this is a serious issue, it should not and will not subdue the huge game series it is.