Top 17 Games Like Diablo, Ranked Good to Best: Page 2 of 5

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Diablo, also known as Diablo I, was released by Blizzard Entertainment in 1996.

11. Torchlight II

Torchlight II Official Launch Trailer

This is the sequel to the 2009 game Torchlight, and takes place in a fantasy world where the player takes the form of a hero who intends to banish all evil.

The game features randomly generated dungeons, as well as numerous monsters that players can fight for experience and loot. It maintains the same basic gameplay concepts as Torchlight, but features new overland areas with multiple hub towns and a longer overall campaign, as well as a time of day cycle, weather effects, and a completely redesigned user interface.

Players can customize their character’s sex, face, and hair style and color, as well as a selection of 4 character classes: Engineer, Outlander, Berserker, and Embermage. Each class has three skill trees to choose from, which allows further customization within each class.

There is also a cooperative multiplayer mode for both LAN and internet play; each multiplayer server can host up to six players.

The graphics for the game are hailed for their incredible usage of light and dark elements.

Depending on what character class the player selects, special abilities can be fostered and made stronger.

10. Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

Titan Quest Anniversary Edition GamePlay PC

The tenth anniversary of Titan Quest hails the creation of this new aRPG. It combines both Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne into a single game, and has undergone an extensive overhaul, including improved multiplayer functionality, built-in voice chat and NAT resolving.

There is also support for modders through new modding options and a fully integrated Steam workshop. The developers have made improvements to all Masteries, damage types, unique items, and sets, added increased challenges, heroes, bosses, and improved enemy and pet AI.

Originally published in 2006, Titan Quest allows a player to create their own protagonist, who then navigates Ancient Greece, Egypt and China after escaping from an ancient prison.

Players face off against many mythical beasts as well as regular enemies.

When players die, they respawn at rebirth fountains found throughout the world, though they will lose some experience points.

9. Book of Demons 

Book of Demons - Reveal Trailer

This game pays tribute to Diablo and other genre classics while introducing new and unique mechanics for the modern player. The game was released as an early access edition in July 2016, and revolves around the player selecting a party of four and delving into a series of dungeons.

A flexiscope system has been added to allow the player to set the approximate time spent in each dungeon by dividing the story into chunks, much like caves in Diablo 2.

A card system is used instead of the classic ability system; by juggling cards and mana, players create builds to fit specific situations.

The game prides itself on its unique 'pop-up book' graphics style.

A card system replaces the traditional active/passive ability system.

8. Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid - You Got Red on You

Developed by The Indie Stone, Project Zomboid combines the aRPG genre with the most popular type of game today: the zombie survival game. Players are challenged to survive as long as they can before they inevitably succumb to the apocalypse.

Players must manage such factors as hunger, fatigue, pain, and mental stability to stay alive; this is achieved by scavenging supplies while avoiding roaming zombies.

The game features two modes: survival, in which the player creates a character and attempts to survive, and sandbox, which allows players to change mechanics such as the speed and number of zombies, weather conditions, and item availability. The game also features an additional set of ‘challenge’ scenarios that vary greatly from the original survival mode.

Players must navigate the town to find suplies, all the while trying to avoid the undead horde.

Players can also build a base in the game, making it a unique blend of aRPG and survival.

7. Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut E3 2015 Trailer

Wasteland 2 is the first official sequel to the 1988 video game Wasteland, and was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The game is a turn-based party RPG with tactical combat. The player can select up to 7 players for their party; this includes 4 player-created characters and up to 3 NPCs.

The game is set in an alternate history timeline, in which a nuclear war between the US and Russia took place in 1998, and the player takes control of a squad of newly recruited Rangers (a sect of survivalist rebels from the first Wasteland game) investigating the death of one of their own.

Each player-created character is highly customizable and is endowed with a unique personality based on the player's choice of stats, skills, and appearance.

Along with several side quests, the player's main objective of the game is to solve the murder of anohter Ranger who died under mysterious circumstances.

6. Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms

Shadows Heretic Kingdoms gameplay 

The realm of the Heretic Kingdoms remains in an uncertain state; though the land has been free from multiple tyrants, tensions rise between the humans of Corwenth, the wolf-folk of Taymuria, and the ogres that inhabit the Sura Wastes. Players take control of the Devourer, a demon that can travel back and forth between the human and shadow realms and devours the souls of his enemies.

The game’s party system is unique in that it allows the player to switch seamlessly between the Devourer and up to three other party members, providing strategic depth to the combat. The Devourer’s ability to switch between worlds allows the player to outwit enemies, avoid traps, and solve puzzles.

The combat in the game varies greatly, depending on the Devourer's chosen weapons and the abilities of those in his party.

Party characters' skills, weapons, and abilites can all be managed within one interface.

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