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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Mac/PC DVD-ROM)

by Blizzard
Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Ages 16 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
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  • Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game
  • Three completely distinct races: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg
  • New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race
  • Groundbreaking single-player "story-mode" campaign
  • Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes
  • Full multiplayer support, with new competitive features and matchmaking utilities available through Battle.net
  • Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience
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Game Information

  • Platform:    Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: Computer Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000RE216U
  • Item Weight: 41 g
  • Release Date: 27 July 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 701 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

More than a decade in the making, the world's favourite real-time strategy game is finally returning. The original is still played by millions but this sequel makes the whole experience accessible and relevant to a whole new generation of players.

Control an army of vehicles, spaceships and soldiers
Fight the environment and the enemy in this deadly map
Battlegrounds range from deep space to verdant planets
Can you keep your cool as hundreds of enemies attack?

Once again you can choose to play as one of three races - the Terrans, Protoss and Zerg - as you're given complete control of their armies and their wildly different attack units and buildings. A new non-linear storyline featuring the human Terrans (expansion packs will cover the other two races) teaches the ropes and adds to the series' mythos with stunning new cut scenes.

It is online that the game really comes alive though, with ranked matches that instantly connect you to a player of the same skill level. Whichever way you play though the game combines all the action and immediacy of an action game with the complex strategy that has made the previous game such a legend.

Key Features
  • Really strategic: Sequel to the most popular real-time strategy game ever, with incredible new graphics featuring hundreds of units fighting together onscreen.
  • Expect the unexpected: No two story missions are ever the same as you battle everything from deadly lava flows to enemies that only attack at night.
  • World of StarCraft: The most feature packed multiplayer ever with a unique ladder system for ranked games, plus detailed matchmaking options, replay features and more.
  • Balance of power: Control a perfectly balanced mix of units, including brand new weapons of war and old favourites with enhanced abilities.
  • Do it yourself: New editing tool allows you to make your own custom maps and modifications, with a legion of fans ready to create their own flood of unique content.
About the Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Although they originally made console games, this Californian studio is best known for PC blockbusters WarCraft, StarCraft, Diablo and the massively multiplayer online World of WarCraft. In 2008 they merged with Activision to become the biggest third party games publisher in the world.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic Multiplayer, Bad Singleplayer 25 Oct 2013
By Skythe
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You're a Starcraft 1 fan looking for a similar single player campaign?
You like building bases, researching upgrades, conquering the map bit by bit?

Look elsewhere.

The single player part of this game has NOTHING to do with what you got in Starcraft 1, Warcraft, or the Command & Conquer games. Every single map has some kind of countdown forcing you to run from one end of the map to the other, doing 10 things at the same time, leaving you NO TIME to play around with your new units, building or the map. Blizzard is trying to prepare you for hectic multiplayer games, even if you're not interested in that.

If you're into Multiplayer, of course: get this game.
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517 of 588 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KERRIGAN? 27 July 2010
By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
One can only respect BLIZZARD for not setting a release date before they knew they could meet it. No matter that this was the most awaited game for over a decade, they would release it "whenever it would be ready". Well, it is ready, it is here and it rocks. Too bad they kicked the respect bucket in the end. But first things first.

THE GOOD OLD GAMEPLAY GETS THE CIGAR
Seasoned and new gamers alike will appreciate the simple yet highly enjoyable gameplay. The factions are well balanced and the units perfectly valued. You gather minerals and vespene gas, you build your defenses, you upgrade, you expand, you gather your forces - and you unleash hell. Repeat as needed until satisfied.

STARCRAFT: THE QUICKENING
The game is much faster than the original. Resource gathering, building, researching and expanding all go faster now. This is something that will appeal to most and I for one liked it. It conveys an enjoyable sense of urgency, adding to the immersion. And because the game is richer and deeper, the tension just keeps mounting.

SWARMS!
The game designers either enjoyed STARSHIP TROOPERS one times too many or they are fond of killer bees documentaries. Either way, be prepared to have to deal with a lot of swarming enemies! The plains shall be soaked in Zerg blood leaving you with a thick metallic aftertaste of accomplishment.

SPACE. SPACE IS BEAUTIFUL
Visually this game is GORGEOUS. It looks like C&C4 was supposed to (but failed miserably). The units are detailed in design yet clearly discernible whereas the environments are superbly done (although not that variable). True, I could do with somewhat more realistic graphics but I can see that this could only be done at the expense of clarity when the number of units rises.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I came into the StarCraft universe through a clone, namely Atrox, and when that lead me to the original StarCraft I was so glad I picked it up for whatever pittance it cost.

I've been a fan of the franchise for as long as I've known it existed, and when I heard the news that a sequel wasn't just in the idea phase, but was almost ready to be released, I was beyond excited. It had taken long enough, right?

Let's just say that this is one instance where the hype didn't disappoint.

Would I have liked to play all three chapters of the story at once? Sure, but that's because it's a fantastic story!

This is a full game, no question. The upgrades systems are well thought out, the new additions to the unit lineups are exceptionally fun, and what little time was spent playing as the other races made me eager for the expansions.

I don't often buy video games when they're released. If I do buy a game I usually wait a year or two, but I will be buying the next two chapters of StarCraft II as soon as there's a pre-order button to be pressed.

A hearty recommendation from me, a casual-medium gamer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb Game 12 May 2013
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This is a superb game for anyone considering to play an RTS game.
The price is a little high for a game that came out years ago, but it's still worth every penny.
The Game play is fun and the cut scenes add a level of depth, that and being able to choose,
which missions you do first, makes a very linear game, feel far less linear.

Overall i think this game is fantastic, with it's campaign and multi-player modes you can be entertained for hours.

5/5

p.s. Heart Of The Swarm is somehow even better.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Technical issues plague it. 25 Aug 2010
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Took ages to get it working, not due to pc specs but to blizzard taking ages and attaching starcraft to my battlenet account.
Now it seems it cannot be played offline as no matter what i do it boots me out for not being online. And the new patch that is supposed to fix this, doesnt work. Now it wont run at all, so it WAS a good game - now its just taking space on my drive and useless.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best RTS Games ever 23 Feb 2014
By Knight
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The Game of the Generation, A continuation to the best SCI-FI Game Ever!
The Best of the Best.
Epic Story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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top game
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
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Great
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's command and conquer all over again...
And that's fine with me. I love it.
There are loads of decent cut-scenes (some folks complain about this) which I think adds to the story.

Looks lush too.
Published 2 months ago by T. J. Wass
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast faced
Fast paced reflection game. Short games where you have to make good decisions fast - matchmaking system is very good : you win ratio will always end up close to 50% and all... Read more
Published 3 months ago by BASSINOT Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing Game
I'm a big fan of this game since the first version I took too long to release this game and I buy it for me one of the best strategy games there is currently 100% recommend it for... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Upreto
1.0 out of 5 stars Vivendi abusing market power
PROs
+ Reheated StarCraft flair (I always liked StarCraft & Broodwar)
+ Amazing CGI cutscenes (70% of the entite budget went into cutscenes)
+ Fun with friends... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Labour Party
5.0 out of 5 stars Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Mac/PC DVD-ROM)
item came quickly without delay, did not have to wait for an interesting addictive strategy game, popular around the world game, I recommend playing all
Published 4 months ago by irina
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than battle.net store
Arrived quickly. The game is downloadable for free from Blizzard's Battle net. Just wait for the box to arrive with the game key.
Published 4 months ago by Matan Aharoni
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game!
Great plot, characters, cinematographic cutscenes, amazing drama. A must have for any Starcraft, Blizzard, Strategy of Sci-Fi. Read more
Published 4 months ago by WinGeD_CoLoSsuS
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Great game, the only problem is that internet connection is required in order to play the campaigns and normal games
Published 6 months ago by Edoardo Allertsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Strategy, fast paced
There is no point in me making a review here. Everybody who considers buying this game knows about it already. I like what they did compared to SC1. Read more
Published 7 months ago by bioShark
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game !
Amazing game... For me is the best online RTS ever, recommend this game to anyone who enjoys competition in online games.
Published 7 months ago by Tiago Mendao
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