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Blizzard games have always been known for referencing to various songs, films and other games in the unit quotes. In StarCraft II, references expanded to cutscenes, as Tychus Findlay mentions that he was being transported to New Folsom Prison. This refers to Johnny Cash's song Folsom Prison Blues. In addition, the cafeteria has a game machine with a variation of Space Invaders named after Blizzard's 1992 The Lost Vikings that features StarCraft II aircraft.


  • Spike Video Game Awards
    • 2010 - Best PC Game
    • 2010 - Best Performance by a Human Female (for Tricia Helfer's voice work for Kerrigan)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • 2010 - Best PC Strategy Game (Readers' Voting)
  • IGN
    • 2010 - 5th in the Top 25 Modern PC Games
    • 2010 - 17th in the Top 100 Videogame Villains (for Kerrigan)
  • GameSpot
    • 2010 - All-Time Greatest Game Villain (Readers' Voting) (for Kerrigan) - After being selected by the GameSpot staff as one of the 54 villains to make it directly into the First Round, she defeated Gruntilda in the First Round, earning 77.9% of the votes, the Pac-Man Ghosts in the Second Round (57.8%), Sweet Tooth in the Last Sixteen (67.1%), Bowser in the Quarterfinals (51.8%), The Joker in the Semifinals (55.2%) and Darth Vader in the Final (60%).
  • PC Gamer
    • 2011 - 9th in the Top 100 Best PC Games of All Time
  • Game Industry News
    • 2010 PC Game of Year (As voted on by readers)

Contributed by Big John WV (27240) on Dec 26, 2010. [revised by : 4 other people]. -- edit trivia