There are many challengers to the RTS throne, but one thing that every fan of the genre will agree on is that the original StarCraft is up there with the very best of them. If you don't agree, then, well... you are wrong.
With its evenly matched multiplayer gameplay, engrossing single-player storyline and well designed races, StarCraft was instantly loved by gamers the world over when it was released. So much so, in fact, that it is still being played regularly to this day, 12 years after it's 1998 release.
Thankfully, after years of delays and excuses, StarCraft's much anticipated sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, has finally gone into the closed beta stage.