StarCraft 2 artwork for a Dark Templar

If you ever wanted to give StarCraft 2 a try, but you didn't really feel like buying three 'different' games in order to do so, you're in luck as Blizzard has just announced that StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play! You can go through the entire Terran campaign, play as all three races in casual or competitive multiplayer, experience the co-op missions as a variety of different characters, and naturally, mess around with custom maps in the Arcade when you get tired of all the competition.

You can get a good glimpse at what all of this looks like in-game, as well as more details about each of the free-to-play game modes, in the announcement video below. Have a gander, its not a very long:

Even if you're not a competitive player and you couldn't give less of a damn about 1v1 matches, I would still highly recommend you give StarCraft 2 a try. The Terran campaign might not have the best sci-fi story around, but its gameplay is highly varied and surprising compelling, especially for an RTS game. What might come as the biggest surprise, however, is that the achievements are genuinely interesting as they 'force' you to play the same missions in drastically different ways. So if you're looking for a bit of challenge make sure to give them a look as well. And finally, its also worth mentioning that the co-op missions are a great deal of fun. They might not last you long, but much like the campaign I would say they are well worth a playthrough.

StarCraft 2: Free to Play will be coming this November 14th. To learn more, or just check out some of the other gameplay videos, you should head over to the official website.