Genre(s): Strategy/RTS (Real Time Stategy)
Metacritic Rating: 88 (out of 100)
3rd Party Report: Engadget reports on StarCraft II Arcade being free
StarCraft Arcade is a FREE stand-alone version of StarCraft II which allows plays to play free custom maps.
WarCraft III was a fine real-time-strategy (RTS) game in its own right, but it was the custom games that really set it apart—Defense of the Ancients, for instance, which led directly to Dota 2/Heroes of the Storm/League of Legends.
Perhaps hoping to replicate that success, Blizzard has made it entirely free for you to play any custom StarCraft II maps. All you have to do is download the free StarCraft II Starter Edition and you can jump in. All user made mods, custom maps and custom campaigns are now completely free! And if you’re curious about the new Legacy of the Void expansion, Blizzard’s also made a free three-mission prologue titled Whispers of Oblivion available.
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: July 27, 2010 (Original StarCraft II release date)
Players: Single or Multiplayer
ERSB: Rated “T” for Teen.
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