The Escapist writes: "StarCraft II is a complete game experience. At its core, it is a standard-setting real time strategy game. But the shell around that core includes elements of an adventure point-and-click, an interactive cinematic, and achievement-hunter-baiting challenges, all topped off with an engrossing multiplayer component that many refer to as the "real StarCraft." Playing all of StarCraft II after paying only 60 bucks feels like you are wearing a ski-mask and ripping off Blizzard at gunpoint. It's that good."