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StarCraft II: Starter Edition is the free, “lite” version of the popular strategy game developed by Blizzard, StarCraft 2 – an engaging adventure in which three species fight against each other for the control of the universe.

Unlike the demo, StarCraft II: Starter Edition offers more content to players: the first four missions from the single-player campaign (including Mar Sara 1-3 and the choice to get on Tychus’s or Dr. Hansen’s first mission), the first two challenges (Tactical Command and Covert Ops), access to the Terran race in Custom games and Single-Player vs. Computer, an d access to four different maps.

The good thing about StarCraft II: Starter Edition is that it’ll save any campaign progress and achievements and carry them over to the full version of the game, should you decide to upgrade to it.

Though StarCraft II: Starter Edition lacks lots of content from the original game, it’s still a great way to get started in this epic space adventure. The only thing you’ll need to play StarCraft II: Starter Edition is a free account, a broadband Internet connection and a bit of patience to download the almost 7-gigabyte game file.

StarCraft II: Starter Edition is more than just a demo: a nice, fun way to start playing this amazing strategy adventure.


  • More content than just a demo
  • High-quality graphics and special effects
  • Progress and achievements are carried over to the full game
  • Lets you have a taste of single-player and multi-player games


  • Lacks lots from the full version

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User reviews about StarCraft II: Starter Edition

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    the game is a absolutely one of the best real time strategies.blizzard really out did there self on this one