StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
The most solid, familiar RTS around.
Varied, fun missions.
Briskly paced campaign.
A big bag of cliché.
Expensive for an expansion.
Not so good dialogue.
Matchmaking still has a few kinks.
By PCPer on May 01, 2013
The wait has been long and anxious for Heart of the Swarm, the expansion to 2010's StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Blizzard originally hinted at a very rapid release schedule which did not exactly come to fruition. The nearly three years of...-
By bjorn3d.com on April 18, 2013
Starcraft has been a running for some time now with its most recent Terran based Starcraft II ”Wings of Liberty” title so we all knew it was only a matter of time until there was more to the story, and today we take a look at just that in...90
By Tech2 on April 16, 2013
The original StarCraft is well known in gaming circles. That game was one of the biggest factors in making eSports mainstream, and is still counted as one of the most finely balanced games ever created, to the extent that it is still played in a lot of...85
By Maximum PC on April 04, 2013
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. That, or tentacles – because it’s certainly not Sarah Kerrigan’s disposition that keeps cowboy-turned-space-marine Jim Raynor chasing after his queen in Blizzard’s Starcraft II: Heart of the...90
By Gaming Nexus on March 25, 2013
Heart of the Swarm delivers a fun single player experience and updates to the multiplayer portion of the game. It took a while to get here and the 20 or so missions available is a little shorter experience that I would've liked for waiting two and a...88
By HardwareHeaven on March 25, 2013
Released earlier this month the first StarCraft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm, focuses on the Zerg race. We follow the story of Sarah Kerrigan, picking up where the plot in Wings of Liberty left off. Wings of Liberty was of course the initial...87
By HotHardware on March 25, 2013
If you've enjoyed Starcraft in the past, HotS is absolutely worth a pick-up. The Arcade Mode adds a lot of great replay value to the game, the price is low compared to other full-sized games (and this is a full-sized product, even if the number of...-
By AsiaOne on March 22, 2013
If you are a fan of real-time strategy (RTS) games, Heart Of The Swarm is a must buy....90
By NZGamer on March 21, 2013
I’m not sure I like Kerrigan. She's a little disturbed. It seems there is no pleasing some people, lest of all the Queen of Blades. But maybe the fact that I don’t like her is an example of good characterisation, which is the mark of a...-
By IGN on March 20, 2013
Kerrigan's vengeful rampage may come with a generous helping of cheese and some tedious boss fights, but the chance to play with increasingly powerful units and abilities makes up for a lot – as does some inventive mission design and greater-than-average replayabilty appeal.86