- Initial release date: December 9, 1995
- Series: Warcraft
- Writer: Chris Metzen
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation (PSX), Linux, MS-DOS, DOS, Mac OS, Sega Saturn, Berkeley Software Distribution, AmigaOS 4
- Designers: Blizzard Entertainment, Ron Millar
- Developers: Blizzard Entertainment, Cyberlore Studios
- Rated: T – Teen
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness is a sequel to the real-time strategy game Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and published by Blizzard in December 09, 1995. Users play either orcs or humans in a fantasy medieval world full of magic and swords. It was originally written for the DOS operating system, though it had a MS Windows launch screen and played well under Windows 95. In addition, there was a Macintosh version of the game. Blizzard also released an expansion pack known as Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal and later a sequel to this game, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. The game has a linear single-player campaign for each side, and a multiplayer option via a LAN or the Internet, using existing or user-created maps. According to the README.TXT file included alongside the Warcraft II demo version, the graphics are pre-rendered 3D models.
Both Tides of Darkness and Beyond the Dark Portal were later compiled and ported to the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn as Warcraft II: The Dark Saga.