Blizzard has just announced the next game Diablo … and it's a mobile game. If you are one of thousands of fans crushed by the news that there is no upcoming Diablo IV we have five great alternatives for you to explore.
If you are a super Diablo fan and you have not heard the news yet, you may want to sit down. The new game announced today at Blizzcon is called Diablo Immortal and is a mobile game. As long-time fans of the Diablo franchise (many of us have played since the original game in the 1
But the game looks like a complete departure from the soul of the Diablo series and the PC platform that has put it on the map – fans wanted Diablo IV or a nice remaster of Diablo II but they got Diablo: Loot Box Edition .
Do you know what? Once we've shed a few nostalgic tears, like our boy Diablo, we have to focus on waiting for Diablo IV (19459005) so that one day it may come. Here are the five best action RPGs you can play right now to treat yourself and enjoy some really great ARGP games on your PC.
Torchlight II (and Torchlight)
If you're a fan of Diablo be sure to play the Torchlight series. It was founded by Runic Games, founded by Max Schaefar and Eirch Schaefer, co-founders of Blizzard North. Blizzard North has founded Diablo Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction therefore the Torchlight series is arguably a true successor to the first two Diablo games.
Torchlight II is the best series with four classes, a large Diablo II style with multiple cities and an online multiplayer gameplay for up to six players simultaneously. It also officially supports mods via the Steam Workshop.
Have you played Torchlight II ? Check out some user-created mods like SynergiesMOD, a full conversion that adds new cities, end raids, and legendary items.
The original Torchlight is also a great game that you should absolutely use to play, but it's just a single player. It is also limited in scope as it is limited to only one city and a single dungeon, where you go deeper into the depths. In this sense, Torchlight II somehow feels like Diablo II while the first Torchlight looks like the original Diablo
   is available for $ 19.99 at Steam or GOG. The original Torchlight is also available for $ 14.99 from Steam or GOG.
Path of Exile
If you want a game with more depth and complexity – or just a game that is more competitive – Path of Exile is the game for you. Grinding Gear Games created an absolutely huge skill tree with 1325 skill abilities to customize your character. Different classes start in different places in the huge net, but all character classes have the same net of possible abilities.
Path of Exile also has a league system in which you can compete with other players, Diablo – Ladder type. As in the series Diablo there is also an optional hardcore mode where your character is deleted when you die, and a special hardcore league.
Still, the campaign is still fun, even if you're not interested in the final. It comprises a total of ten acts. The first five acts are absolutely unique. The last five are the same as the first five acts, but you travel in reverse through the act and fight harder enemies.
Path of Exile is online only and can hold up to six players Once it can be in every single game.
The developers of the game have constantly added new content, most recently the extension Path of Exile: Delve which was released on August 31, 2018. It contains a new Infinite Dungeon as well as new items and other goodies.
Better yet, this game is completely free. It contains microtransactions, but these microtransactions only apply to cosmetic articles. You never have to pay a dime.
Path of Exile is available for free from Steam or the website of the Grinder Gear Games.
Grim Dawn is made by Crate Entertainment, which owns many of the same people who made Titan Quest . The team demanded $ 280,000 from Kickstarter to play the game, but thanks to all the excitement, they were able to raise $ 537,515. The final game was released in 2016 after several years in Early Access on Steam.
Crate Entertainment made a solid action RPG with old-school flair and Diablo II -like, dark design. The game offers six classes and lets you combine two into your own double class. It contains four files or five when you buy the extension. Up to four players can play together at the same time.
Compared to Titan Quest and Path of Exile this game is a little older than the school and is closer to . Diablo II and Titan Quest White Horse. In fact, it is still based on the same engine used the Titan Quest . But that will appeal to many people who were disappointed with Diablo III and wished a more traditional experience.
Grim Dawn is available for $ 24.99 on Steam or GOG. The Ashes of Malmouth extension costs $ 17.99 more (Steam, GOG), while the DLC in Crucible mode costs $ 5.99 (Steam, GOG).
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition (and Ragnarok)
If Grim Dawn was not old enough for you, try Titan Quest . This game was originally in 2006, six years before Diablo III . It still feels very much like part of the Diablo II era of 19459005, and it's a great experience.
Titan Quest actually has a very unique backdrop for an action RPG. It is located in the "world of antiquity", which means that you travel through places like ancient Greece and Egypt. The last expansion, Titan Quest: Ragnarok takes you through Asgard, Jotunheim and other notable places in Norse mythology.
Instead of classes, this game offers nine different championships (ten if you get Ragnarok) and each of your characters can choose two different championships. Think of it as a dual classification. It also offers online multiplayer games, each with up to six players per game.
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition was released in 2016, combining both the original Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne – expansion along with enhanced multiplayer Code and other performance improvements. THQ Nordic released a new expansion in 2017, Titan Quest: Ragnarok – Ten years after the release of the first expansion!
This game was even ported to the Nintendo Switch, but we're sure it plays better on a PC with a mouse and keyboard.
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition is available for $ 19.99 on Steam or GOG. The extension Titan Quest: Ragnarok costs another $ 19.99, also from Steam or GOG.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (and Mods!)
Many Diablo fans hoped Blizzard would announce a remastered version of Diablo II at the BlizzCon. I know, I was one of them. But listen to this: Diablo II does not need a remaster, although it would be nice.
Diablo II still runs properly on modern Windows PCs today, though it's a little Janky thanks to the low resolution. The Blizzard Battle.net is still up and running so it's still easy to play with your friends. You can even have up to eight players per game at a time, whereas in all other games you are limited to six and Diablo III to four.
Sure, maybe you played Diablo II ago. But if it's been a while, download it and dive in again – preferably with friends. The game still lasts and in many ways is probably better than these other action RPGs.
Heck, Blizzard has even updated Diablo II . Have you ever played the Pandemonium Event that was added in 2005, four years after Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was released?
If you're a real fan, you've already played it. But Diablo II has a huge universe of user-created mods that add more fun. Median XL is a user-created mod with new skills, items, quests, sections, and even a new crafting system. It was last updated in 2018, and it's not the only mod Diablo II out there.
However, it's not just nostalgia. If you've never played Diablo II and you like these games, you should definitely do so. It is a classic.
The original Diablo was also a solid game for its time, but Blizzard does not sell it online anymore and it takes a lot of hacking to work with modern Windows versions. Blizzard should probably remaster that!
Diablo II and the extension Lord of Destruction are available at Blizzard for $ 9.99 each, and you want both. You can download the game from the Blizzard website after you buy it, but unfortunately it does not appear in Blizzard's modern Battle.net client.