Starcraft 2 has an intense and loyal following and is one of the most active games in the e-sports arena, with players competing around the world in huge tournaments for big prize money. With so many strategies and tactics to learn to get that win rate up, SC2 Casts is a useful new app to improve your game.
Developed by Nikolay Nachev, SC2 Casts is a collection of recorded games featuring the worlds best players duking it out, all commentated in English and updated daily. So far there are over 1000 games in the database, with commentary from some of the most popular SC2 game-casters YouTube boys Husky Starcraft and HD Starcraft, among many others.
The app itself has several different sections that allow you to view recent and top rated games of the day/week/month/all time as well as browse by player, caster or event. If you know what you’re looking for there’s also a search function you can use to find that favorite game or particular strat you want to re-watch.
As you’re browsing through the games, you can see who was vs. who, what the event was and who cast it, as well as the race of each player (i.e Terran, Zerg or Protoss). Tapping on an item opens up another page within the app which then cuts to YouTube to view the video. All the videos are uploaded to YouTube so you will need an internet connection in order to access them.
SC2 Casts doesn’t provide anything that you can already find on the net, but it does put it all conveniently in the one place and makes it easily sortable and searchable so you can find the best games to watch straight away. Perhaps a little pricey at $2.99, but a definite must for the die-hard Starcraft 2 fan.
SC2 Casts [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.