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Games Like Diablo - 9 Diablo Clones (Action RPGs)

Updated on January 5, 2016
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Diablo game

Got your fill from Diablo 3 and looking for other games like it? Many clones have popped up since the popular series was born in 1996 and there is no better time to play them than now.

There are many great games available if you are looking for a great hack-and-slash style action RPG gaming experience. Some of these games are even available for free which makes them particularly attractive if you don't want to pay the high price for a full game.

Many games have fallen short and failed to deliver the promise of a Diablo-like game but there are a few stand-out options that have come close to offering a similar experience which I have collected on this page. I hope that you can find a game on this page that suits your gaming style.

The Diablo series has always held a special place on my gaming shelf with the first game being one of the games that started my passion for gaming many (and I mean many!) years ago. Since then I've always hunted for similar experiences and have managed to find a few that satisfied my desire for a similar style of gameplay.

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Diablo series

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It might seem odd to some as to why this is included on this list, but hear me out. Honestly none of the Diablo clones available match the gaming experience of the series. At least for me, they never really captured the same feel.

Of course that is my opinion, but I've always returned to the Diablo series and never found a level of gameplay that ever really matched it (maybe I'm just too fussy).

So before you read on consider returning to Diablo or Diablo 2 (expansion preferred). Consider playing a class you have never played before or running a hardcore character if you haven't yet. The experience is definitely different and you'll love the nostalgic feel of re-running through the game.

Or best of all, get a group of friends together and tackle Diablo 2 the whole way on eight-player difficulty (or do it solo if you are really brave). While waiting for the release of D3 I had tons of fun with friends attempting this challenge and it really helped passed the time up until release.

If you are yet to break a mouse playing a game from the series then it is still too early to be looking for a game like Diablo, so take it into consideration before reading on.

The Original Promotion for Diablo 2

Drakensang Online
Drakensang Online

1 - Drakensang Online

Drakensang Online brings the Diablo experience to your browser and comes from Bigpoint games, who have a history of producing great online games. If your budget is tight or you don't have the powerful computer to support some of the newer action role-playing games on the market then I definitely recommend it.

The game has all the randomised loot, varied classes and strong dark atmosphere that originally attracted you to Diablo. The environments are quite vast and freely explorable so you always feel like you're part of a vibrant world. You'll have plenty of NPCs and quests that also fill up this world and give you countless hours from the experience.

Of course, without solid gameplay to back it up this wouldn't mean much, but Drakensang Online has achieved a really good level of gameplay that is both fun, fast and challenging. You'll attack monsters with a standard point-and-click style (with plenty of barrels along the way) and upon their death you'll find they explode with randomised loot and gold to improve your character.

If you're thinking the game name sounds familiar you'd be correct, as it also draws inspiration from a series of fully-fledged action role-playing games released back in 2008 and 2010.

Drakensang Online Gameplay

Torchlight
Torchlight

2 - Torchlight (Series)

Torchlight is one of the newest additions to the hack-and-slash, action RPG genre and was released by Runic Games in 2009. Torchlight is one of the best Diablo clones available and offers an overall enjoyable experience. While not everyone will appreciate the cartoon-style graphics, you simply cannot go wrong with Torchlight.

Torchlight is a basic dungeon-crawler, featuring three standard classes (Destroyer, Alchemist and Vanquisher) and a simple style of gameplay that has players exploring a single randomised dungeon level by level.

Players are given a pet at the start of their journey which serves as a mule, holding extra equipment and even going to town to sell your loot on command (keeping you fighting in the dungeon for longer).

Torchlight also features a simple skill system, fishing and a wide variety of loot drops (sets and uniques are available). While it does lack depth of Diablo it offers great gameplay for the price.

Torchlight 2 remained true to the original and offered similar gameplay but also added multiplayer, four new classes (Outlander, Embermage, Beserker and Engineer) along with a more open-world feel.

As far as casual alternatives go Torchlight has always delivered a fun experience and has good depth in terms of items, skills and other game mechanics which is why it's right at the top of my list and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Torchlight

The Torchlight series has always had a special place when it comes to Diablo clones for me. I found the gameplay very fresh and exciting with many features that hadn't been used before in the genre.

The original game doesn't offer multiplayer and is a single player orientated experience (great since I didn't have internet at the time). Torchlight 2 does offer multiplayer though and is a great casual option with friends.

 

Torchlight 2 Gameplay Trailer

Sacred
Sacred

3 - Sacred (Series)

Sacred was released in 2004 and later added a free expansion (Sacred Plus) as well as a second expansion pack (Sacred Underworld), which introduced even more classes and content to this great Diablo inspired game.

The original Sacred is a a great-looking action RPG and features a unique open-ended game world which players can freely explore rather then being led in a linear fashion. Players are also able to purchase a horse to travel around the magical fantasy world of Ancaria. Sacred's best features include a massive inventory, six playable classes (eight with the expansion) and some massive boss battles.

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel was released a few years later (2008) and was also eventually released to both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. So if you are after a console game then Sacred 2 is worth a look.

The sequel is in fact a prequel, and takes place 2000 years before the original, building on the success of the previous game. The strong points of the series include a great graphic and audio collection combined with a tried and tested hack-and-slash style focus. While the game fails to deliver anything new to the genre and lacks story it is a great option with Diablo similarities to keep you busy.

While its something a bit different from what fans of Diablo might be interested in, the game has some exciting mechanics that builds on a formula made popular by the series. It also has particular appeal to console gamers as the game is one of the few of its kind to make an appearance on consoles.

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Sacred Gameplay

Path of Exile
Path of Exile

4 - Path of Exile

Path of Exile has been called "Diablo 2.5" by many gaming sites and players of this great game. Path of Exile is completely free to play which makes it particularly attractive. The level of polish makes it hard to believe the game is free, though.

The game shares the same dark atmosphere of the Diablo franchise and is set in its own fantasy world of Wraeclast.

Path of Exile features a persistent online world full of randomly-generated areas presented in a 3D perspective. It manages to be extremely simple while also providing massive depths to players who are interested in looking deeper.

Path of Exile uses three stat attributes (Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence) making for a simple and straightforward stat system, with plenty of min/max analysing for the keen player. However, the main form of character customisation in Path of Exile comes from the massive skill tree (it is actually more like a skill forest than a tree) and the large amounts of upgradeable equipment.

Players can choose from the six character classes (Marauder, Ranger, Witch, Duelist, Templar and Shadow). Path of Exile features many leagues (similar to realms or worlds in many other popular online games) which offer different rules (such as full PvP) and provide a different game experience depending on what you are after.

Path of Exile is currently in open beta so there is no excuse not to try one of the best action RPGs to be developed in recent times. I've personally spent over 100 hours in Path of Exile and couldn't be more impressed with the game. It is only going to continue to evolve and thrive as the first of its kind.

Path of Exile Trailer

Titan Quest
Titan Quest

5 - Titan Quest

Titan Quest is often considered one of the best games in this genre and I couldn't agree more. I spent many hours playing it and found it a great alternative to Diablo 2, offering a very similar gameplay experience.

Titan Quest moves away from the fantasy genre though and is instead based in the ancient worlds of Greece, Egypt and Asia. The player battles countless beasts who have ties with ancient mythology in what is a very long and well-paced single-player campaign that I really enjoyed progressing through.

It was released in 2006 with an expansion pack entitled "Immortal Throne" released in 2007. If you are looking to play Titan Quest then you can't go past Titan Quest Gold, which comes with both games bundled together (at a nicely reduced price, featured below).

The game is often criticised as being "too much like Diablo", but that works great for fans looking for a similar experience. Other criticisms include clumsy inventory management and performance issues, but both of these issues were addressed in the expansion release, leaving Titan Quest with a score of 80 on Metacritic.

As such I would not recommend this game without the expansion pack. If you've played the game before but were turned off by one of the issues listed above then give Titan Quest another chance with the expansion pack installed, you won't be disappointed.

I always found it ironic that the expansion fixed the game just like how the Diablo 2 expansion addressed lots of issues with the original release.

Titan Quest Gold - Extremely Similar To Diablo 2 In Gameplay

Titan Quest Gold (Titan Quest and Titan Quest Immortal Throne)
Titan Quest Gold (Titan Quest and Titan Quest Immortal Throne)

Buying the Gold Edition of Titan Quest gives you the original game and the expansion pack (Immortal Throne) in a nice little bundle at a reduced price.

After finishing Diablo 2 countless times I finally turned to the popular clone of Titan Quest and WOW! I was not disappointed. Titan Quest captured the feel of Diablo 2 and it is easily my favourite clone that I have played to this day.

I STRONGLY recommend the Gold edition (featured here) which also gives you the expansion that fixes one or two core issues (just like the Diablo 2 expansion ironically).

 

Titan Quest Gameplay

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6 - The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is one of the more interesting and unique games on this list and one that I have been getting lots of gameplay hours out of since I started playing it back in the beta.

The premise of the game is simple, you'll invade small dungeons created by other players for items and game currency. You'll then take these items to improve your character to be able to tackle more difficult dungeons for even greater loot. The unique element of the game though is the ability to create these dungeons for other players (and making them is an important game element to protect your own gold!).

It's a very exciting mix as you find yourself playing both sides, the action-RPG side that has Diablo-like elements and the designing of your own floating castle dungeon filled with traps and monsters that with correct placement can hopefully overpower any invaders.

If you love the action RPG genre but want something that is a bit more light-hearted (but still highly competitive) then The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot might just be for you.

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot

Marvel Heroes
Marvel Heroes

7 - Marvel Heroes

Marvel Heroes is one of the more recent action role playing games to gain some traction. It's been online since the middle of 2013 and has been on top of content updates since then to ensure that there is always some new content to explore.

If you're wondering where the Marvel name comes into the game you'll find it everywhere from locations to villains. Most notably though is in the wide range of Marvel Comic heroes that the player can control from Iron Man to Wolverine and countless others.

Gameplay is tied closely to Diablo II in design, so diehard fans will really enjoy this free to play experience. Everything that you would expect to see in an action RPG is there with passive stats, plenty of active skills, randomised loot and epic bosses for players to team up and take down.

If its the nostalgic feeling you are after I strongly recommend you check out this game even if you aren't a fan of the comic books.

Marvel Heroes Gameplay

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dungeon-siege

8 - Dungeon Siege Series

The Dungeon Siege (DS) series has three games under its belt. Personally I found Dungeon Siege 2 to be the best with the original Dungeon Siege not far behind. Dungeon Siege 3 isn't horrible, but unfortunately it failed to deliver on many levels (more on that later). Metacritic recommends similar with scores of 86 (DS1), 80 (DS2) and 72 (DS3) respectively.

The Dungeon Siege series offers a unique and interesting take on the action RPG genre. Players start as a single character and then add adventurers to their party throughout the game.

These other adventurers can also be controlled by the player making for varied and unique gameplay as you can switch between several different characters (and thus class types) within your party. For example if you get bored of playing the big and tough melee fighter you can switch to playing the mage in your party for a while. If that isn't your style then the AI is more than capable at controlling your other party members.

Dungeon Siege 1:

Was praised highly for its graphics, especially its varied and realistic environments. With the main issues revolving around gameplay, such as a linear story and quest line combined with a too simple and straightforward skill system which lacked depth and character customisation.

Dungeon Siege 2:

Continued the great environmental detail and improved the character development but failed to deliver on interesting (non-repetitive) combat and did also fall short on providing a solid loot system. But there was some character customisation present through the various skills, which gave the game the extra level that it lacked in the original.

Dungeon Siege 3:

Took the series in a different and unsuccessful direction. Like many other developers they fell victim to creating a game for console and PC which failed to be impressive on either thanks to the poor controls and annoying camera. DS3 does offer a great story that players can directly affect and overall has a nice flow although it is a fraction of the size of the previous campaigns.

All the Dungeon Siege games are available on Steam but I encourage you to check prices available at the time, as Steam may not be the best price for these older games.

Dungeon Siege 2 - PC
Dungeon Siege 2 - PC

Out of all the games in the Dungeon Siege series I had the most fun with Dungeon Siege 2.

My favourite part of DS2 was the ability to control a party and switch control between characters which means you can play a warrior, mage and rogue type character all in the one playthrough.

I've always wondered why more games didn't adopt this gameplay mechanic but so far DS2 is still one of the few games to do it well.

 

Dungeon Siege 2 Gameplay

Grim Dawn
Grim Dawn

9 - Grim Dawn

Grim Dawn is currently not released but is under development by the creators of Titan Quest. The game is in development the design process is being openly shared with the community through videos, developer diaries and their Facebook page (shown below).

Grim Dawn will be the spiritual successor of Titan Quest and is likely to rival Diablo 3. The game takes place in a dark and gritty fantasy world, featuring amazing graphics and combat.

The planned features include five distinct classes, destructible environments, dynamic weather, item crafting, a heavy focus on loot, blood and gore options, quest paths and no permanent skill decisions (will be a way to reset skills).

Little more is currently known about what will no doubt be a great Diablo clone, check out the gameplay video below put together by Kripparrian for a great overview of the game and be sure to visit the game website to stay up to date on content additions.

I am looking forward to the continued development of Grim Dawn and an experience that will no doubt rival that of Diablo in the years to come.

Grim Dawn Preview - With Kripparrian

What is Your Favourite Game Like Diablo? - Or Share Your Favourite Diablo Experience

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      Anon 3 months ago

      Drakensang is amazing

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      kkeemmss 8 months ago

      I am looking for a game that look very similar to Diablo 2. It most likely came out between 1996 and 2002.

      There was red and blue potions. diferent swords and shields to fight, as well as bows and magic to learn from witch. later in game one of most useful spell was magic shield that prevent from taking damage.

      Lots of quest to find specially good gear, like pulling unique sword out of stone. lots of enemies to grind. in fact there was multiple portals or spawners that spawn more and more enemy's, untill you seal up those portals. much later in game i found some drugs That permanently raise stats.

      Ah you control 3 heroes and they defend themselves automatically. So i use to left them in on of first maps to grind weak monsters and go away for half hour or so, and when i come back, half of screen was filed with loot.

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      Naits 11 months ago

      i also wish for a hd remake of Diablo 2 with the expansion, i can never get that game out of my head. after playing 10 000s of hours with diablo clones and other arpg-games/mmorpg-games there is nothing that compares to the atmosphere and the thrills of D2. when i played D3 i always had to turn of the music and put on D2 soundtrack lol :D

      as much as i want to like torchlight 1, it never amounted to give me an experience remotly close to D2, sorry...it just felt like a neverending happy and cosy adventurequest...without any meaning to it. :(

      ive tried the others mentioned here, they are nice standalone games but not exactly what a true d2 fan hungers for...i guess the only thing that will give us addicts a fix is a new remake of d2/d1...if that ever happens.

      i want to mention a few great rpg/arpg games ive played:

      -Champions of norrath 1&2

      -Baldurs gate series

      -the Legend of Dragoon

      -Neverwinter series

      -Breath of fire series (i think IV was the best)

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      Frank 13 months ago

      I was going to vote for sacred but it said ( series ). The only one worth playing in my opinion is Sacred Gold. So I voted for Titan Quest

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      maixme 19 months ago

      still looking for a game that matches diablo 2... 1st i love path of exile but late game the gems seem to be a pain in the butt alwayse needing the same gem enplacement in a new weapon u find, then u try to fix it with orbs it can turn out shitty or better u have to keep using waisting orbs till u get what u want or until u run out of orbs... then there was grim dawn, which felt really good, but quickly became old, due to the same map over n over, and the skills sorta feel weird, they almost always feel the same or boring... going back to diablo 3 to realize the game feels like paper compared to grim dawn, or path of exile, seriously good ARPG's are a dieing breed. each of them have good points, but each has its major problems... i just want a damn HD remake of diablo 2 after all i guess or some thing very similar... diablo 3 is a serious sick mess , the game feel like its trying to be WoW. nobody ever doing duels, or ''brawling'' which was the main goal in diablo 2, gear up to fight, not gear up to gear up more, it feels plain useless and boring. the duels in diablo 2 are such a good memory, they were amazing.

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      Wanda 2 years ago

      Grim Dawn is so depressing. I have tried to play it several times and had to stop because the gloom does not lift at all. :(

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      SamanthaHaupt 3 years ago

      I actually prefer a game you do not have on the list - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. It's definitely one of my favorite games of all time. Great lens, I'm looking for games similar to Diablo so this was very helpful :)

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      Roger Hackney 3 years ago from Arizona

      Torchlight 2. I have probably created 100 characters based on the 4 classes. I never get tired of trying new character combinations of skills, classes, equipment, etc. For the $20 I paid for it it's worth a game teb times as much!

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      Tokoo69 3 years ago

      Path of Exile is how D3 should have been, instead of feeling like beta.

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      dmhonz 3 years ago

      You can try God of War too its very nice game and have a good effect as well as good story. .

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      MMAFinderDenver 3 years ago

      Path of Exile is very good and it has an interesting skill and passive skill tree system.

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      Bsmith0913 3 years ago

      My favorite is Titan Quest and Titan Quest: I.T.

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      getseriousonlin1 3 years ago

      Love the games like Diablo. Had tons of fun back in the day with D1 and D2 but these are some great alternatives. Thanks!

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      Thaun84 3 years ago

      Diablo 1 & 2 are my favorite games of all time. I was "devastated" with how Diablo 3 turned out. Frankly I am very disappointed with how Blizzard has turned out in general.

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      Ethan 3 years ago from London

      Torchlight developers will be on for an interview, possibly with a Q&A on 11.01.2014, but i forgot where :(

      (there are going to be some giveaways)

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      hilmiyildiz 3 years ago

      The Original Promotion For Diablo 2 video is awesome :DD

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      Scorpiongod LM 3 years ago

      Great list and great lens. Just few clicks away to see what these games got because of the video. ;)

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      ed-nedley 3 years ago

      marvel heroes needs to be on this list its my fav game right now

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      TechSpert 3 years ago

      Diablo 2 was the best !

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      theblackyeti 3 years ago

      Titan Quest and Path of Exile are my favorite's from here. I didn't happen to get titan quest gold/expansion though and was very bothered when i learned that one of the skills i leveled all the way up literally did nothing. D:

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      GeoffSmith LM 4 years ago

      Torchlight, Sacred and Titan Quest are awesome games. Diablo 2 will always be a classic, but with Diablo 3, we really needed something new and different. D3 just sucks. Wonderful article, mate! I'll try Grim Dawn

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      kingsrookie lm 4 years ago

      I have spent hundreds of hours and even bought the game numerous times. The others listed are great games in their right but I always came back to Diablo. I play Torchlight, Fate, and Titan's Quest as well.

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      anthony-husher-39 4 years ago

      Path of exile is my favourite RPG game for the moment, but i am waiting for the new D3 expansion

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      seodress 4 years ago

      Love Titanquest.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Path of Exile is now in open beta... tried it and its pretty much amazing... would almost say its better then diablo.

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      Protossnick 4 years ago

      Diablo is a sacred classic to me. The game is too special to me and has too much of my heart for me to ever say a clone was better. Even if I don't play it anymore, I have fond memories of when I did.

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      warhistory 4 years ago

      I played Torchlight and Titan Quest and I can say that they are quite good. But nothing beats Diablo, that is for sure.

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      portie123 4 years ago

      torchlight and path of exile looks amazing. I know lots of ppl give d3 flak, but honestly at least i enjoyed even if it could have been better. Its not the best game, but at least it tries to be a bit different from d2.

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      portie123 4 years ago

      I cant wait for path of exile, i play diablo 3 but i feel like d3 isnt as fun anymore. It just gets so bad with the rmah and ah. I mean there are pros and cons to the rmah and ah it just makes items easier to get.

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      TheLogic 4 years ago

      I love Dungeon Siege 2 and 1.

      Used to love running around killing mobs with pillows. Great Lens. Was worth the read!

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      wordpress-guru 4 years ago

      hmm.. i wish I had the time to test them all... my inner child still wants to see some games ! ':))

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Where's Blade & Sword? Ancient China environments, with custom combos and finishes. You have to master dodge and block too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You may also want to add Nox, which has very similar ARPG gameplay. It's available at GOG.com

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      achesh 4 years ago

      How cool, I hadn't even heard of most of these.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Play : " Hazen The Dark Whispers "

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Forgotten Elements (www.forgottenelements.com) is my favourite! It's a new Action MMORPG and very similar to Diablo II!

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      sandratan 5 years ago

      enjoyed reading your lens, thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Dungeon Siege is my favorite second to Diablo, but I've got my eyes on Torchlight now thanks to this lens. Thanks for taking the time to write this and keep up the good work!

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      karelito 5 years ago

      Torchlight 2 came out a couple days ago, loving it so far! But my fave diablo copy has got to be Nox.

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      official-salmon 5 years ago

      @JohnGcorner: Baldur's Gate gets brought up a lot when talking about Diablo clones. A lot of people even say that it surpasses the Diablo Series.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was actually VERY VERY pleasantly surprised with Torchlight. Its not very deep story and lore wise, almost feels like a proof-of-concept taken a little bit further. But what can you expect from a lowbudget game? Seriously, I suggest those who like Diablo give Torchlight a chance. I tried D3 and Torchlight at about the same time, and keep going back to Torchlight for more, while D3 is still sitting after that first game.

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      FairlyAngryMike 5 years ago

      Hey man! Great lens here. I am a big fan of the Arpg genre just like you. I actually like Diablo 3. I have to say that it comes into its own in Inferno mode. I am also currently playing path of exile as I helped them with funding. Also looking forward to Grim Dawn as I was very sad to hear that Titan Quest 2 was shelved.

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      Haven't played any of these but like Diablo, thanks!

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      therpgfanatic 5 years ago

      Fate is a pretty food one

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      JoseJackson LM 5 years ago

      Dungeon siege

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      DoubleDD 5 years ago

      Great lens. I'm sad to see bad reviews of D3, as i have been waiting like 12 years for it now. I get my Alienware rig at the end of the month, so will be trying it out first time, i can't wait, but hope it doesn't dissapoint too much. I have to say, grim Dawn looks pretty awesome, and will be a worthy competitor.

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      maxidef 5 years ago

      very interesting lens.

      Congrats.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      the one game you forgot to add in was "The Legend of Mir 3"

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      Sam 5 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: I couldn't agree more, I got 200hours out of Diablo 3 (only playing a Wizard) and sadly have no intention of playing the other classes, Blizzard definitely dropped the ball on that one. Also very much looking towards Torchlight 2!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have put 100 hours into Diablo III (D3) and at the end of it all I can say is that it was a big disappointment. Yes I received my moneys worth, but it was still a let down. I played it more to feed a gaming addiction than any enjoyment it might have provided. At the end of the week you just feel frustrated because of how broken and repetitive it is. No patches will ever fix the repetitiveness. Other games like Sacred 2 Fallen Angel are great, because even though it can be repetitive it doesn't feel that way when you are playing it. D3 does. OK, enough complaining, I'm looking forward to Torchlight2 (although the developers would be smart to release it early while everyone is still upset about D3!).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Another great lens sam

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      jonw15 5 years ago

      Awesome lense! The game path of exile looks freakin awesome

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Diablo did not create the genre, it is just a simplified roguelike. I would suggest trying the free, and very well done Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup if you want to really experience what games like this have to offer.

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      Sfthomas 5 years ago

      I can't wait to play Torchlight II

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      rahimhankin 5 years ago

      I just loved the items. Spent all my time getting the best items for PVP.

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      JDEEZY 5 years ago

      I didn't really like the grinding in diablo. Think i'm done with grinding games.

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      christina-watson-73 5 years ago

      Awesome :)

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      tmthirty 5 years ago

      Great article! Very informative and helpful. Mind checking out my latest article? It would help me out a lot. Thanks! You can find it here: http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-starcraft-2-keyboa...

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      wedpittsburgh lm 5 years ago

      I play D3... it's good. But as anyone who has used Blizzard will know, with enough expansion packs, it can be great!

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      Paul Turner 5 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Torchlight looks cool.

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      iPSiArt 5 years ago

      Torchlight is nice, but nothing beats diablo :)

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      squidoogiftsfor 5 years ago

      I'll have a go with D3

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      IntoMars LM 5 years ago

      Diablo 3 rocks baby! Check out my PlayStation 4 lense titled "PS Orbis."

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      ArthurF LM 5 years ago

      My favorite game is still Diablo and Diablo II. The vote is still out on Diablo 3.

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      Jwittier 5 years ago

      Nice list! Gotta check out Grim Dawn for sure

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      Sam 5 years ago from Australia

      @djskagnetti: I couldn't agree more! Thanks for the insightful comment.

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      djskagnetti 5 years ago

      @MitchAllan: Dude get Titan Quest, you will absolutely love it. The game is long with gorgeous graphics, 3 difficulties, amazing skill tree combinations and special attacks, great locales and monsters, a million armors and weapons to get, and charms and artifacts to collect and build. How it got only an 80 and DS1 got an 86 is beyond me. DS1 was a lot of fun - Eight years ago - especially online multiplayer. But Titan Quest is simply amazing. I highly recommend playing with a monster multiplier called xmax, which multiplies all the monsters on the screen to max numbers - imagine 50 monsters attacking you at once! Pure Chaos!

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      JohnGcorner 5 years ago

      Good list, my favorite was Baldur's Gate

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Evil Island is also an extremely nice RPG

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      MitchAllan 5 years ago

      Great lens - I've been looking for Diablo clones for a while as I find them the perfect de-stress when I get home from uni. Glad to see Torchlight and Dungeon Siege on the list (working my way through DS2 now and loving it). Both Titan Quest and the Path of Exile sound interesting - I knew nothing about them before, but the huge skill tree definitely sounds like a plus. I enjoyed Sacred II but unfortunately didn't have a powerful enough PC - perhaps now I have an Xbox I'll pick up the console version.

      Thanks for a great lens! I will be picking some of these up.

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      aSwellGuy 5 years ago

      +1 Torchlight 2.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great article. I beat Diablo III twice now, and was kinda disappointed. Now I want more, because I know there were games that did it better.

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      h fr33m4n1 5 years ago

      Tried Torchlight. It was beautiful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wohoo. not. diablo 3 failed big time in my book :(

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      Tracey Boyer 5 years ago from Michigan

      Yay ! It finally has arrived ! Diablo is SO fun to play !

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      Tiggered 5 years ago

      I played and enjoyed Torchlight and Fate, but can't wait to play Diablo 3 right now :) Great lens, it's obvious that you know what you're talking about :)

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      jaredtheleo 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens, I don't remember the D2 commercial because I didn't pick it up until several years after the fact.

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      faber80 5 years ago

      As a Diablo lover, I really like your lens!

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      Boardstyle 5 years ago

      Good list! I'll be sure to give Torchlight a try.

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      AbandonGames 5 years ago

      Great lense .. can't wait for Diablo 3 at least it should come out this month finally !

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      rusjal 5 years ago

      nice RPG games, all good for collection

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      Diablo3Guy 5 years ago

      awesome collection, I'll have to try some of them

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      KieranChapman 5 years ago

      Very apt on the weekend of the Diablo 3 beta. Love Torchlight, a great list here!

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      cheshiregriffin 5 years ago

      Thanks for the list, I had never even heard of torchlight before this.

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      Senguin 5 years ago

      Thanks, really enjoyed this list, as i'm waiting for Diablo 3.

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      Adrijan 5 years ago

      I love your lens abaut Diablo. I love to play this games, i playin diablo 2 online, is 1 server to play all of this games online.

      Great lens tnx.

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      johan-kamper 5 years ago

      I really got into Dungeon Siege at one point, but didn't feel the story of the 2nd part lived up to the first one. I liked having a group-based action RPG.

      Torchlight really added some innovation to the genre. But the story was a little too thin for my taste. I know, I know, it's not about story... but it just didn't draw me in as much as Dungeon Siege or the original Diablo.

      As for Diablo itself - maybe it was an age thing, but I got much, much more into the first part than into the second. Then again, you never forget your first :)

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      Snajlen 5 years ago

      Dungeon Siege , and if you guy want to check out my lense i did a walkthrough on how to get a free retail copy of diablo3. have fun!

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      gamingpchardware 5 years ago

      Interesting lens and while I think I'll pass up 2-8 in favor of number one in a couple of months, I still would have listed these games in almost the exact order you did.

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      ThePerfectPresent 5 years ago

      I can't wait for D3! Diablo was also one of the first games I played. I had bad dreams about The Butcher it scared me so much. I was so excited when Sacred came out, but it wore off quickly. It is beautiful, and I liked it being open ended at first, but then I found myself milling around and bored. Enjoyed Dungeon Siege!

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      COUNTERSTRIKEHACKS 5 years ago

      Diablo 3 is almost here : )

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      bradmaven lm 5 years ago

      Cant wait for May 15. This list might just get me through. Thanks!

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      Alenkita1 5 years ago from Slovenia

      Great lense, just love Diablo!

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      pelagic 5 years ago

      Was very disappointed with Titan Quest. It had fatal flaws that would not be fixed by the expansion-pack tweaks you mention.

      As far as Diablo II goes, they MUST get rid of the hammerdin. Just eliminate it. It's so ridiculously overpowered, I can't believe the people at Blizzard haven't figured this out yet! Getting rid of enigma would also help.

      Every time they do a ladder reset, there's people back at level 95 within 2 days. There's something seriously wrong with that situation. Why even bother doing the ladder reset?

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      djeby 5 years ago

      Awesome list. Can't wait for diablo 3 though.

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      jdshort75 5 years ago

      Im impatienly waiting on D3 like the rest......wish i could have got a beta key...that would have been AWESOME!!!!!

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      Super cool! I don't have a favorite. . . .yet! :)

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      sahilwaste 5 years ago

      nice lens.....waiting for Diablo 3 too....:)

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      karelito 5 years ago

      Great lens!

      I've played Fate, Torchlight and Titan Quest and finished all of them, good picks!

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      tigerbait 5 years ago

      hail to the D