Engaging single player game.
Finetuned multiplayer competition.
Excellent production values.
Ample tools for learning multiplayer skills.
Solid ladder system for multiplayer ladders.
Well balanced between units.
Performs well on most video cards.
Fun to play.
Sound and voice acting.
Great inside jokes.
Not as innovative as the original.
Custom game browsing needs work.
Remarkably conservative in design changes given the 12 years between games.
Exclusive focus on Terran makes it harder to learn Zerg and Protoss units.
Mostly, it's preaching to the converted.
No LAN support for multiplayer gameplay.
The dialog can get a little hackneyed.
The wheel has not been reinvented.
Camera control with W, A, S, and D keys would help.
No chat rooms.
No clan support.
By TechSpot on July 29, 2010
The intention of testing 4v4 gameplay was to look for the worst case performance scenario on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Gamers have little to fear on the GPU front as this is not a game that challenges the latest graphics cards. We found that eve...-
By About.com on February 14, 2011
Review Date: August 21 2010Publisher: Blizzard EnertainmentDeveloper: Blizzard EnertainmentESRB Rating: TeenGenre: Real-time Strategy GamePlatforms: Windows, MacIt has been many years since Blizzard released an RTS game and more than a decade since...100
By Maximum PC on October 14, 2010
Long-overdue sequel offers classic RTS gameplay Prior to StarCraft II’s release, there was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth over Blizzard’s decision to split StarCraft II across three games. “Why pay full price for a third of a...90
By V3.co.uk on September 18, 2010
Knocks most other strategy titles into a cocked hat Good Points Highly polished presentation and gameplay; unusually deep storyline; works on PCs and Macs Bad Points More expensive than the average computer game; only one single-player campaign...100
By Tom's Hardware UK on September 17, 2010
When Gigabyte suggested that we review the performance of StarCraft II on an all-Gigabyte graphics card lineup, we were delighted. We wanted an excuse to revisit the game, even though we had performed a thorough performance analysis of the StarCraft...-
By Tom's Hardware on September 17, 2010
Our new, demanding StarCraft II benchmark shows that this game can really brutalize your PC during large-scale battles. While a decent graphics card is necessary to really enjoy the highest graphical settings, your platform and CPU are even more...-
By HEXUS.net on September 09, 2010
The wonderful thing about this game is the depth to the units, and the strategies that therefore evolve, certain older RTS seemed to welcome the same strategy of pushing out a large number of high powered units and there was nothing the enemy could...70
By Atomic MPC on September 09, 2010
A game worth waiting twelve years...89
By PC Advisor on September 06, 2010
If you liked the original StarCraft, you can’t go wrong here. Everything looks better, plays better and sounds better in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. But if you were not sold on the first game all those years ago, or if real-time strategy...90
By Good Gear Guide on September 03, 2010
Starcraft 2 is an excellent single player and multiplayer real-time strategy game. There are a few niggles that stop it being perfect, but a heady combination of nostalgia, evolution and classic gameplay combine to produce one of the best games...95