StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game, developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the sequel of StarCraft. In this title, you have to choose one of the three available races: Terran, Zerg or Protoss. The gameplay mechanics still the same. You need to create your base, build structures and train units in order to beat the enemies.
One of the strongest points of StarCraft saga is the multiplayer mode. You can compete against players around the world in battle.net (Blizzard’s games network) in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 matches. Besides, the game offers some tools for designing and programming your own maps in order to customize your gaming experience.
How to play
First of all, you need to know the basics. Once you download the game, you are free to play the campaign mode, multiplayer mode or even create your own match against bots. The campaign is divided into 29 playable missions, but you can only play 26 of them in a single playthrough.
There are three available races in this title. Terrans are human exiles from Earth; Zergs are some kind of alien devourers organized in huge swarms, and Protoss are a technologically advanced race which uses mental and psionic powers. In order to triumph playing with any of these races, you will need to gather two essential resources, Mineral and Vespene gas. These will allow you to create new units and buildings. Doesn´t matter if you play as a Terran or a Zerg, resources are the base of the economy in StarCraft.
Of course you have to collect mineral and gas, but eventually you will have to fight. Each race has its own strategy, making the game different depending on your choice. You can crush your enemies with the power of a Terran Viking (some kind of armored mechanical hybrid), blow them away using your swarm of highly volatile Zerg Banelings or stab them in the back thanks to your Dark Templars. Choose your side wisely.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Features
Here you can see some of the features of the game:
- Competitive real-time gameplay
- Three distinct races available: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg
- Units and game mechanics distinguish each race
- Massive units and army sizes supported by its 3D-graphics engine
- Online mode support
If you are interested in this game and you need some more information before you download it, feel free to check the developer's website .
Minimum system requirements to download and run this game are listed below:
- OS: Windows® XP with DirectX® 9.0c
- Processor: Intel® Pentium® D
- Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GT or better
- RAM Memory: 1.5 GB
- Storage: 20 GB available HD space
- Internet: Broadband Internet connection
- Resolution: 1024X768 minimum display resolution
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a huge game. The campaign will keep you glued to your seat for days, and its multiplayer mode is recognized as an E-Sport with millions of fans around the world. In fact, there are several tournaments where the best players of each country meet and compete for big prizes. This may sound crazy, but people like this game so much that some universities offer (believe it or not) “StarCraft’s Advanced Gameplay Mechanics” as a subject.