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Diablo 3

Updated on October 7, 2014
Diablo 3 Wizard concept art.
Diablo 3 Wizard concept art. | Source

Sequel to the Legendary Dark Fantasy RPG

Diablo III is the next installment in the extremely popular action RPG (hack and slash) series from Blizzard. The game retains a feel similar to that of previous Diablo parts, including the isometric view. Diablo 3 uses a custom 3D engine with Havok physics, allowing spectacular destruction of game environments. Similarly to Diablo II, there are both static and randomly generated levels and enemy encounters.

The game takes place twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Heroes that survived the onslaught of the armies of the Burning Hells have gone mad from their ordeals, and now a new generation of warriors have to face the forces of evil threatening the world of Sanctuary.

The page below lists the most interesting game features, system requirements, screenshots, and the spectacular cinematic trailer.

Diablo 3 Screenshots

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Diablo 3 - BridgeDiablo 3 - DisintegrateDiablo 3 - RuinsDiablo 3 - BeastsDiablo 3 - Dungeon
Diablo 3 - Bridge
Diablo 3 - Bridge
Diablo 3 - Disintegrate
Diablo 3 - Disintegrate
Diablo 3 - Ruins
Diablo 3 - Ruins
Diablo 3 - Beasts
Diablo 3 - Beasts
Diablo 3 - Dungeon
Diablo 3 - Dungeon

Game Features

Diablo 3 is a highly polished game, retaining everything that worked in Diablo & Diablo 2 and improving the gameplay experience with an epic storyline, amazing graphics, new quests system, more detailed character customization, and, of course, great multiplayer.

  • Five distinct classes: Diablo 3 features 4 brand new characters (the Wizard, the Demon Hunter, the Monk and the Witch Doctor) as well as one class from the previous game: the headstrong and proud Barbarian. Unlike in previous Diablo games, the players can choose the sex of their character. Class choice affects the storyline, certain quests, and the cinematics.
  • New graphics engine: experience the dark and dangerous Diablo 3 world in 3D, with spectacular visual effects and Havok physics, allowing the player to interact with or destroy various elements of the environment.
  • Different every time: Diablo 3 features a random level and encounter generator in addition to static, scripted events. The gameplay is dynamic, and the game will be different with every replay! The game has numerous outdoors and indoors areas, including new, previously unseen exotic regions of the Sanctuary. DIII also has class-specific quests to make replaying the game more interesting.
  • Smarter enemies: fiendish hellbeasts and other enemies all have unique behavior and attack patterns. Not only that, every enemy creature has 35 different death animations, such as "beheaded", "crushed" or "electrocuted".
  • Improved multiplayer: play with or against other players over Battle.net in exciting multiplayer co-op games. Many new features being developed for Starcraft II multiplayer (such as the competitive ladder) are also available to Diablo III gamers!
  • Powerful auction house: buy and sell legendary gear, crafting components, and other items. You can use the auction house from anywhere in the game, and sell items from your shared stash or individual character inventories.

Diablo 3 Concept Art

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Diablo 3 - Concept Art
Diablo 3 - Concept Art
Diablo 3 - Tyrael
Diablo 3 - Tyrael
Diablo 3 - Siege
Diablo 3 - Siege
Diablo 3 - Wizard
Diablo 3 - Wizard
Diablo 3 - Desert
Diablo 3 - Desert

Diablo 3 Trailer (Cinematic Teaser)

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Reception

While the game sold well and received positive reviews from the largest gaming websites, users were less accepting of the game's many flaws. The real-money auction house and the always-online requirement were the two largest complaints. Thankfully, Blizzard listened to the community, and their first expansion pack, Reaper of Souls, addresses these issues.

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      sepiapulpo 

      8 years ago

      Nice lens dude. Greetings from another diablo 3 player.

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      myprettyface 

      8 years ago

      Very Good Lens

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      authority-guide-5 

      8 years ago

      Diablo 3 strategy guides are everywhere, I wanna know the legitimate ones.

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      yan-wei 

      8 years ago

      very nice lens! i love to pre order games that way im not waiting in a line to get it buy diablo 3 gold

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      Jaime_Buckley 

      8 years ago

      Waited SO long for this game....waHOOO!

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      aSwellGuy 

      8 years ago

      Good lens.

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      DundeeP 

      8 years ago

      Can't wait to play it!

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      LadyLollipop 

      8 years ago

      Love this game! Great lens.

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      GeeeeOhhhh LM 

      8 years ago

      i love diablo 3!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I've been playing diablo 2 and the LoD expansion since the they each had been released, really looking forward to playing diablo 3 when i get some time off!

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      jakealoo 

      8 years ago

      Truly awesome value adding lens. Great job and enjoy all he good things to come!

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      Diablo3fAN 

      8 years ago

      Omg the game couldn't be better! So amazing!

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      Ssomack 

      8 years ago

      Today is the due date@@!!!!! finally!!

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      ARTAD 

      8 years ago

      see this video for Diablo 3 download

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      JoKelly LM 

      8 years ago

      A good time killer but cannot be ignored.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      can't wait!!

    • profile image

      vBizeso 

      8 years ago

      Nice lens...

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      Diablo3Guy 

      8 years ago

      can't wait any longer... this is gonna be the best game ever!

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      upstarter lm 

      8 years ago

      good work on lens promoting

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      imlifestyle 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the lens...

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      cheshiregriffin 

      8 years ago

      Hopefully Blizzard doesn't push back the release date again. Been waiting for this for almost a decade.

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      zvous 

      8 years ago

      All of your gaming niche lens is amazing. Very inspirational.

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      theMost217 

      8 years ago

      The game looks too good. RMAH is gonna be awesome.

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      lavetapooser 

      8 years ago

      it looks awesome

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      jdshort75 

      8 years ago

      I WANT....I WANT.....I WANT....I WANT!!!!!!!!!

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      Nicholas Weller 

      8 years ago

      Can't wait till it's out so much.

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      jadehorseshoe 

      8 years ago

      GREAT Lens!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Did the Collectors Edition sell out on Amazon? I definitely saw it there before but now it says "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available". I guess they ran out of copies to reserve? And the game doesn't even have a release date yet, lol.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Amazing lens. You get one squid thumbs up from me. Keep up the great work.

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      AbandonGames 

      9 years ago

      Diablo 3 will get an amazing game !!! U can check out the old loved ones at my lense !

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      PocketfulofParis 

      9 years ago

      great lens!

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      JonathanPetersen 

      9 years ago

      I'm just hoping it lives up to the hype...

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      Tinabeans 

      9 years ago

      This was a great lens idea - thanks for collating so much info on what's going to be my game of the year (well, providing Blizzard play ball!) Many thanks!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Blizzard is taking their time with the game to get it as good as possible, who can argue with this? Who wants to play a game that isn't finished or has the well-known Blizzard quality to it? I don't understand people whining for them to release it NOW NOW NOW.. I want Diablo 3 just as much as everyone else, but I more than anything want it to be finished before I get my hands on it!

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      MasterPsycho 

      9 years ago from Earth

      have they announced a release date?..this is really lame....they had announced the game title years ago and still they haven't released it.....but i now what class i am playing....BARBARIAN for ever...

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      diablo3beta 

      9 years ago

      my legs are shaking..... I can't wait for this :O

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      It's been too long. We've been anticipating for this game to come out for far too long. Come on. Blizzard should at least have the beta real soon.

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      SteveBaker1 

      9 years ago

      very nice lens! i love to pre order games that way im not waiting in a line to get it

      diablo 3 beta

      Zygor Guides

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      queen110 

      9 years ago

      I like this!

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      george185 lm 

      10 years ago

      I'm contemplating buying a new computer for this game. I would love to see them come out with a console version... but that isn't very Blizzard.

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      charder 

      10 years ago

      Can't wait for this game!!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      The game looks great. Definitely worth a pre order.

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      boutiqueshops 

      10 years ago

      I can't wait for D3 to be released! I've played Diablo since it was initially introduced. And it was a blast then! I still play on the rare occasion I have some free time. Come on Blizz, get a move on!

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      EliotPearson 

      10 years ago

      I can't wait until this game comes out. However, I don't think it's right how companies allow you to pre-order it and no realistic release date has been published and confirmed. On a lighter note... nice lens. This game will be one to remember.

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      40.99 american @ CDwow.com w/free shipping.

      Up a dollar since I ordered in May.

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      @anonymous: Blizz is slacking... tbh I have no idea how they manage to work both on SC2 and D3 at the same time, both being such huge games.

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      but this game has been on pre-order for months now, and still not a clue as to when its going to come out, how long can a game be on pre-order for? latest news is its not coming out until 2011 some time.

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      TesterZack 

      10 years ago

      d3 is really going to rock! I'm going in seclusion mode when this game comes out.

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      sc2Strat 

      10 years ago

      d2 really kicked butt! I can't wait for d3!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      Poll isn't loading for me... Blah. I'd give this game 11/10 if I could. Been playing d2 for years!!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      played d2 since the day it came out till the release of d3

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      I cant wait for this game, im half way through diablo 2 with a level 35 druid, and i cant wait to start playing diablo 3 online as a barbarian.

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      This game isnt expected till last 2010 or early/mid 2011

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      i hope they change all the skills but leave the prime ones such as zeal and poison dagger but other the that they should chhange it up.

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      Tell me about it.

      Last I heard... 9/9/09. If it turns out to be December... my money will be spent.

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      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      i can't wait for diablo 3 to come out...

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