StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Reviews

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is ranked in the 96th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Nov 20, 2015

I can safely say that Legacy of the Void definitely delivers in terms of its story and is a fitting end to almost two decades of storytelling

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Nov 20, 2015

Blizzard's third, and final, expansion for StarCraft II adds new units and game modes, and ties up loose plot threads in the galactic saga of this storied real-time-strategy franchise.

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Jordan Minor
Top Critic
Nov 19, 2015

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is both a fantastic conclusion to Blizzard's five-year saga and a great entry point into one of the most complex, but satisfying, strategy games ever. It's a towering achievement.

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9.2 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2015

Its mere existence proves that the RTS genre, despite the flood of MOBAs in recent years, is very much alive and well. It's clear that Blizzard have poured every resource at their disposal into making the definitive StarCraft II experience. The result is something truly special. Legacy of the Void should not be missed.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2015

Blizzard promises that this isn't the end of StarCraft, and there are already plans for more balance updates and story campaigns. And I'll probably end up playing more of it, just to see how those plans play out. I still think I like the series' characters and world enough to check in with them from time to time. I might even go back and play through the whole series in the future. But at this point, StarCraft will have to find a newer, weirder place to be in if it really wants me back.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2015

Legacy of the Void is a good release for those already fans of the series. Priced too high for my liking, but the game still offers a decent length campaign marred by a bad and poorly wrote story. The changes and new features made to the online portion of the game should reinvigorate the community and potentially bring people back to it.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2015

Legacy of the Void is an unmatched RTS, and helps to ensure that StarCraft II is easily the best RTS to be released for nearly a decade. If you are even remotely interested in StarCraft, buy it.

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90 / 100
Nov 18, 2015

StarCraft II Legacy of the Void is the culmination of years of improvements. Archon and co-op modes provide a stair step for new players and veterans alike to rejoin the multiplayer ranks, whereas the incredibly strong single player ties up the story arc nicely. While most sequels don't feel the freedom to innovate, Blizzard has done exactly that, making the venerable series feel fresh and new.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2015

In the end, Legacy of the Void will be remembered for a number of reasons. First, as the final chapter in the StarCraft story that began 17 years ago. Second, as a satisfying conclusion to the StarCraft II trilogy. One that includes some of the best single-player missions in the series. And third, with the focus on the Protoss race it proves that shifting perspective and changing tone can result in some truly entertaining story-telling. Plus, it's still one of the most intricately designed, fast-paced, and skill-centric multiplayer games ever created. One that can be enjoyed by players of all skill level.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2015

I like Legacy of the Void—genuinely, I do. It's just that I don't really want to play it now that I've finished the campaign. The focus on unlocking and swapping between different units in the same slot makes for a highly customizable and highly "for your tastes" kind of experience in the campaign—I just wish that had carried over to the multiplayer to really shake things up.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2015

A powerful standalone expansion that feels like a last hurrah for Blizzard's seminal RTS franchise.

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Yes
Nov 17, 2015

Both the campaign and multiplayer are as great as they've ever been.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 16, 2015

Legacy of the Void is an excellent conclusion to Blizzard's trilogy. While one can get impatient with the familiar mission structure, it's impossible to argue with the excellent faction balance and action. As a genre, real time strategy games have lost a bit of appeal and the StarCraft 2 trilogy doesn't move them into new territory. Let's leave that for the next generation. Right now, there's Legacy of the Void. It's all good.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2015

Whether you're a casual marine-medivac dropper or the most hardcore, Idra-level max APM player in the world, Legacy of the Void offers a rich, varied experience. With an amazing campaign, phenomenal multiplayer, numerous gameplay options, satisfying story, nigh-infinite unlockables, and tons of nooks and crannies to explore, Legacy of the Void stands as one of the proudest entries in the Starcraft legacy.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Nov 16, 2015

A solid end to StarCraft II's five year journey, although beyond the co-op missions it offers no real clue as to the genre's future.

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91 / 100
Nov 16, 2015

A brilliant strategy game that manages to be both broad and deep, challenging and accessible.

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Nov 16, 2015

Its campaign is a joy to play, only hampered by a story that doesn't do the franchise justice. However, it's easy to look past that as this is the first time that veterans can not only become engrossed in the rich strategy of StarCraft, but have a good reason to invite even their most RTS-reluctant friends to come and see why the franchise is one of the industry's greatest.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2015

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void gives what a final-chapter should be. The compelling story of the Protoss and their struggle to fight for their freedom and legacy marks the closure of the StarCraft narrative; with having all of the old favorite units back makes the trilogy complete. En Taro Artanis!En Taro Zeratul! En Taro Adun! En Taro Tassadar! And En Taro Artanis!

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Nov 15, 2015

Legacy of the Void has something for everyone with changes to multiplayer that shake up the formula, cooperative play, and a satisfying conclusion on the story front.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2015

Legacy of the Void bietet den perfekten Abschluss für die Starcraft 2 Geschichte und schließt das Ganze noch mal mit großartigen Erweiterungen für den Multiplayer und Singleplayer ab. Die Zwischensequenzen wirken teilweise zwar etwas lieblos und auch die Herausforderung in der Kampagne fehlt etwas für Veteranen, aber ansonsten macht Blizzard mit Legacy of the Void absolut alles richtig.

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