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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - Standard Edition
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- Activision Starcraft Ii: Wings Of Liberty - Action/adventure Game Retail - Pc, Mac
- Platform: Windows XP / 7, Mac OS X
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time. StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying favorite units from the original StarCraft, along with numerous upgraded and brand-new units and abilities that allow for fresh tactics and strategies. The game's new 3D-graphics engine maintains the speed and responsive control of its predecessor while rendering hundreds of units onscreen for massive battles. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty's solo campaign will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War. The storyline chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players will be able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign. Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies. In addition, dozens of multiplayer maps will be available for competitive play through the new version of Battle.net, which is launching alongside StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. This new version of the service has been built from the ground up to offer an unparalleled online play experience, with new features such as voice communication, character profiles and achievements, stat-tracking, ladders and leagues, cloud file storage, and more.
From the Manufacturer
In the distant future, in the darkest regions of space, the ghosts of the past whisper your name. You are Jim Raynor, a marshal-turned-rebel on a vigilante crusade to bring down the Dominion and its nefarious leader, Arcturus Mengsk. Haunted by betrayal and remorse, some believe you may have given up the fight. But you have promises to keep... and a need for vengeance that’s long overdue.
Key Game Features
- CALL DOWN THE THUNDER
- Whether you command the mysterious Protoss, the nomadic Terrans or the ruthless Zerg, you must decide how to outwit or outgun the enemy in an unforgiving universe of intense strategic combat.
- WEAPONS PRIMED
- Devise and deploy merciless strategies with over 30 new units and weapons at your command. Torch foes with the Hellion’s flamethrower, ambush adversaries with acid-spewing Banelings or deploy the Void Ray’s prismatic beam to annihilate your enemies.
- MASTER YOUR DESTINY
- Lead Raynor’s Raiders in their quest for vengeance and glory as they burn a path across the galaxy. You choose which missions to take, which story-lines to complete and where to invest your hard-earned cash.
- MEGA MULTIPLAYER
- Wage unrelenting war on your friends and foes over the all-new Battle.net. Whether it’s your first time gaming online or you’re a multiplayer veteran, Battle.net’s unrivaled AutoMatch technology makes sure it’s always a fair fight.
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© 2010 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Wings of Liberty is a trademark, and StarCraft, Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment and Blizzard are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries. PC DVD ROM logo © and TM IEMA 2004. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
Well, in two years Blizzard hasn't managed to balance the game as perfectly as it did for SC:BW (although SC:BW took nearly 7 years to become very balanced).
The game feels cleaner and faster than it's predecessor, the campaign is slightly more interactive giving you some choices (although they don't affect your gameplay much).
A lot of things lacking at release (LAN, clan support, chat channels) made this far weaker than Warcraft 3: TFT in many aspects as far as multiplayer goes. Blizzard has said many times that it wouldn't implement LAN ever although the entire community and tournaments have requested so. Clan support will come in the expansion and chat channels were added in BNet 2.0.
A lot of the "Custom Games" part feel very clunky, what they call the "Arcade" is not as visually understandable as it was in SC:BW and WC3:TFT (although you can tell they tried hard).
If you're a RTS fan I would suggest you try it although I cannot vouch entirely for it. I played it enough to consider my investment worth it although I feel the replay value (especially in single player) is low. I'm happier with Dota2.
The story is exceptionally well thought out. It follows in the wake of its predecessor and constantly makes you wonder what kind of plot twists to expect. I don't want to spoil anything, but it plays like a page-turning novel.
The game play is also quite remarkable. With Blizzard taking so long to release this game, they have really ironed out the wrinkles. Units are well balanced and the action is quick and intense. I doubt I'll ever be a top ranked player, but you don't have to be to have fun playing this fantastic game. Unfortunately there is a difference between campaign play and multiplayer play. If you play the campaign, you would probably expect to see several of the original Starcraft and Brood War units like the medic, firebat and goliath. While you can use them in the campaign, they are completely unavailable in the multiplayer portion of the game.
One draw back is that it didn't take very long to steam roll through the campaign missions. And because this is only the first of three installments, it makes me wonder if I shouldn't have waited for that boxed set after all...
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DONT BUY THE DISC VERSION!!!
The discs are all out of date and you will need to download the game through battle. Read more
While it's not as good as it's predecessor Starcraft: Brood War, it's probably one of the best RTS on the market as of right now. Worth playing for sure!Published 6 months ago by Phon
Worst buy ever.... Blizzard make u Dl the 32Go anyway....
all game are online, even AI.
35go of ure montly usage in 5 hours.
''DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM''
I got this because my sons were driving me nuts to get it. They finished it very quickly but enjoyed it and continue to come back and play it off and onPublished on Oct. 17 2013 by Allen Patterson