Reviewed On: PC

Available For: PC

Publisher: Blizzard

Developer: Blizzard

Genre: Strategy

Age:16 (PEGI)

Price: £29.99

Strategy fans, get excited, as StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg, delivering a fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original.

The game features a cracking single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, presenting a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in what proves to be an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue.

You can take legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types into battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival, and developers Blizzard have once again done the business when it comes to taking your skills online through In fact, the multiplayer presents a host of enhancements and new features that position Heart Of The Swarm right up there with most competitive real-time strategy games on the market right now.

The tightly balanced gameplay builds on the prowess of the original game, and an all-new 3D-graphics engine delivers the most dazzling visual effects yet in the series.

This is one game you'll instantly hold close to your heart.

SCORE: 9 / 10