Blizzard is one of the best game makers and publishers in the world, especially since they merged with Activision not too long ago. Blizzard has made a number of franchises that have had a huge impact on their genres and on the gaming industry as a whole.
So, we wanted to find out which of their games are thought to be the best. Metacritic was used to make this list. Instead of the user score, which is given by the general public, the Metascore, which is given by game critics, was used.
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (86)
Fans loved Starcraft II even before Blizzard started releasing expansions, but Heart of the Swarm had something extra special about it. Heart of the Swarm is the Starcraft II add-on with the lowest Metascore. Still, some people would say that this particular release helped Starcraft II grow more than the others because it gave players a new, interesting bad guy and a good single-player campaign.
The best thing about Heart of the Swarm, though, is the update to the game’s multiplayer mode. Upgrades made the competitive side of Starcraft II much more fun for players.
Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls (87)
When it first came out, Diablo III had its share of problems and controversies, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a well-liked game in its own right. With Reaper of Souls, the game got a new expansion, which was meant to give players more to do with the average game. Developers did a great job with the expansion, putting out a game with no bugs, a lot of content, and hours of extra fun for diehard fans.
Some people would have liked the campaign to be a bit longer, but the expansion did help to heal some of the wounds left by the not-so-great launch.
This is one of the best real-time strategy series of all time, which shows how good Blizzard games are. The first Starcraft game came out in North America on March 31, 1998, and it was an instant hit. Starcraft: Brood War was the game’s expansion. It added new features and kept the game’s story going.
Fans had to wait until 2010 for a full-fledged sequel, but we’ll talk about that game in a bit. On Metacritic, the original version of Starcraft has a score of 88 percent.
Starcraft II: Legacy Of The Void (88)
The first Starcraft was one of the best real-time strategy games ever made, so Starcraft II had some big shoes to fill. Fans already loved following the adventures of the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss, and Starcraft II was supposed to keep this epic struggle going for a long time. Enter Legacy of the Void, which focuses heavily on the Protoss and gives players access to a wide range of new units, heroes, and locations.
Even though the multiplayer modes in Starcraft II were a lot of fun and offered a lot of competition, the continuation of the single-player campaign helped build a lot of great lore for the series.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (88)
Blizzard didn’t just have the successful RTS series Starcraft. In fact, many people could say that World of Warcraft is the best RTS because it led to a full-fledged MMORPG that is still considered one of the best games ever made in the genre. By the time The Frozen Throne came out, players were already deep into Warcraft III and loving its great gameplay and interesting story.
The Frozen Throne was supposed to add a little more to an already big game, but it ended up stealing the show and becoming possibly the best part of the Warcraft III story. Fans of Blizzard hold this expansion pack in very high regard.
Diablo II (88)
Many people thought that Diablo was one of the best games that Blizzard Entertainment had ever made, so there were high hopes and even more scrutiny about what Diablo II would have to offer. It’s hard to make a sequel to a popular piece of entertainment because the creators will always feel like they’re trying to reach perfection.
Thank goodness, Diablo II turned out to be a huge hit, and even though it has an 88 Metascore on Metacritic, many players would argue that it does so much more than its predecessor. It’s possible that Diablo II is the more popular of the two games, and its development helped the ARPG genre skyrocket in popularity, creating a franchise that is still going strong today.
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (90)
Even though Diablo III’s always-online DRM caused a lot of controversy when it came out, the game itself was well received.
On the day the game came out, this DRM lock didn’t work for almost all players, which locked them out of the game for no reason. When players could finally get into the game, it was a lot of fun. The current score for Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on Metacritic is 90%.
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm (90)
The third expansion set for the biggest MMORPG in the world is the first one on this list, but it won’t be the last.
This is the expansion set that really changed a lot about World of Warcraft. Instead of just adding new regions and other things, like the previous expansion, it made a lot of changes to the game world itself. On Metacritic, this World of Warcraft expansion has a score of 90%.
World Of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (91)
The Burning Crusade, the first expansion for World of Warcraft, is our next stop on the World of Warcraft train. This expansion came out in 2007, which was three years after the original version of the game came out. Each faction got a new race from the expansion.
The Blood Elves were given to the Horde, and the Draenei were given to the Alliance. Both of these races were last seen in Warcraft III. On Metacritic, this expansion has a score of 91 percent.
Some people might be surprised to learn that the first game made by Blizzard was a racing game. In the early 1990s, when this happened, the company was called Silicon & Synapse. The fact that the game wasn’t very good shouldn’t be a big surprise. Most first books aren’t, especially back then.
RPM (Radical Psycho Machines) Racing is a very simple game that was first made for the SNES. It plays exactly as you would expect. You choose a car and a course and try to get to the finish line first. There’s not much more to it than that.
RPM Racing was one of the first SNES games to use high-resolution textures. It also had some interesting features, like the ability to build your own courses and customise your cars in simple ways. But the game play is very boring, and everything feels way too slow for a racing game. Also, there aren’t very many cars to choose from.
Even in the early 1990s, you wouldn’t want to play RPM Racing for more than 20–30 minutes.
Justice League Task Force
Justice League Task Force is one of the Blizzard games that not many people have heard of. Part of the reason for this is that the company was only a co-developer on the project. And partly because the fighting game wasn’t very good. The game is basically an old version of Injustice that has been stripped of all its fun parts.
There aren’t many characters in Justice League Task Force, and each one has an even smaller number of moves. There is a story about Darkseid, but it’s really just an excuse for members of the Justice League to fight each other.
The animations, sound design, and controls are all bad, and the story mode can be finished in about 20 minutes. The Justice League theme is the only good thing about the game. But that isn’t nearly enough to make it worth doing, especially now.
Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat were already a thing in 1995 when Justice League Task Force came out, so there were much better fighting games to play even back then.