Starcraft 2: Wings Of Liberty

  • Starcraft 2: Wings Of Liberty
92
Based on 73 scores, 97 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    66
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Long.
  • Engaging single player game.
  • Finetuned multiplayer competition.

Cons:

  • Not as innovative as the original.
  • Custom game browsing needs work.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

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 100

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...

By Maximum PC on 90

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...

By V3.co.uk on 100

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...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

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 -

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 70

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...

By Atomic MPC on 89

A game worth waiting twelve years...

By PC Advisor on 90

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...

By Good Gear Guide on 95

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...

By HotHardware on -

Jim Raynor, the original Big Damn HeroStarcraft 2 is a great game whether you play the campaign, play online, or both. The storyline is compelling, the missions are interesting, and Blizzard has taken pains to gradually introduce multiplayer newbies...

By GamePro on 90

You may be asking yourself why we're only now posting our review of StarCraft II. Well, we had two very good reasons to wait: one, a game like StarCraft II requires a lot of time to feel out, especially it's multiplayer component, and secondly,...

By Bjorn3D on 90

For those of us who were worried that Blizzard's 12 year absence from the RTS scene would ruin the StarCraft name, we can put our worries to rest. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a worthy successor to the original game that gamers everywhere loved...

By DigitalReviews on -

Starcraft 2 - Wings of Liberty The biggest game to hit stores this summer is without a doubt Blizzard’s latest creation and sequel to the 1998 original hit, Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty. I got a chance to play through each of the facets of this...

By Gaming Nexus on 96

So what does one do when making a sequel to what is arguably the most-played RTS in the world? I'm sure that was one of the largest burning questions running through Blizzard developers minds when designing the inevitable successor to the King of...

By Expert Reviews on 100

It’s a traditional RTS, but updated for the 21st century with loving care and attention....

By New Game Network on 86

It’s always hard to know what a game that is in development for over 5 years will have to offer upon release. Often developer swaps, engine-upgrades and budget constraints cause the final product to feel awkward and unfinished. Starcraft 2 is...

By Play TM on 96

Let's get one thing perfectly straight from the outset: A swift perusal of the reviews I've penned in five years of working with Play.tm reveal one damning constant, I don't do PC games. And, if that weren't enough of a red flag for...

By Mac|Life on 90

In spite of a few kinks, Wings of Liberty is an incredible start to the StarCraft II saga. The story draws you in, expands on the game’s universe, and leaves you wanting to see how it ends via the upcoming expansion packs. Which hopefully will be...

By HardwareZone.com on -

As we can see from our results, with anti-aliasing disabled, most of the cards achieved a maximum average score of around 56fps, which suggests that, in massive 4v4 battles at least, performance is CPU rather than GPU bound. It seems that no matter...