The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!
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Release Date: Sep 20, 2012

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"Torchlight II is a sprawling, ambitious game that does one thing very, very well. It gives you a world you'll want to explore, filled with enemies you'll love to destroy."

- Kotaku

"Torchlight is a vibrant, fun, steampunky world, and exploring it is an absolutely addictive pleasure."

4.5/5 - Joystiq

"Not to be missed by anyone who considers themselves a fan of the proud tradition of action RPGs"

5/5 - Gamespy

"With most games of this caliber retail at $60, it might sound ludicrous that Torchlight 2 only costs $20 – because it is."

9/10 - Machinima

"Grab the game, grab some friends, and get to clicking."

9/10 - Destructoid

Steam Workshop



Torchlight 2 now fully supports Steam Workshop. A new launcher synchronizes any mods you have subscribed to, and lets you customize their activation state and loading priority. In addition, when playing Internet games in the lobby, you will be able to filter modded games by mod combination, and with a single button click, subscribe to those mods. Torchlight 2 will then restart, synchronize them, and activate them before returning you to the game.

When playing modded games, you can view your mod history, any previously played mods, and the impact disabling mods may have on your character.

We've tried to make the process as seamless as possible, with a focus on allowing modded multiplayer games with a minimum of fuss.

GUTS

GUTS is our in-house development tool, now fully integrated with Steam Workshop. You can publish directly to Steam Workshop when you compile your mod, making it available immediately for others to play.

We've also added a special tool to GUTS designed to convert pre-GUTS mods into the official mod format, with an eye toward making the transition much easier for our ambitious early modders.

You can learn more about using GUTS here.

New Content

This release also includes new game content!

  • The NetherRealm tileset - new NetherRealm dungeons can be found via portals throughout the world
  • New Monsters
  • New armor sets
  • New weapons
  • New pets - including the Headcrab!
  • New endgame map content
  • Some additional new dungeons in New Game plus modes in large overworld areas

About This Game

The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!
Torchlight II captures all the flavor and excitement of the original game - while expanding the world and adding the features players wanted most, including online and LAN co-op multiplayer. Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or online with your friends!

Key Features:

  • Multiplayer - Play co-op with your friends via LAN or over the Internet for free. No subscriptions, no item sales. Our new matchmaking service lets you find friends, start new games, and join existing games. And, as always, you can play single-player offline as well.
  • Customizable Characters - Players will create and customize a character from one of four brand new classes. Each class can be played as either male or female, with customized cosmetic features and looks to make each individual character stand out. All new skills and loot give loads of opportunity for unique character builds.
  • Moddability - TorchED, the Torchlight II editor, will give players the ability to create their own mods, adding even more content to the world. Have your friends download the same mod and play together. TorchED will be available as a separate download very shortly after launch.
  • New User Interface - Torchlight II boasts a new and improved user interface, designed to be easier than ever for new players to pick up and play. This intuitive interface ensures you can focus on playing the game the way you want to.
  • Open World - We're not only in the town of Torchlight anymore! Explore vast overland areas and multiple hub towns, fight through rain, snow, day and night. Our level randomization ensures new layouts, paths, loot, and monsters every time you play.
  • New Game Plus - In New Game Plus, the game's not over until you say it is. Once you've beaten Torchlight II's primary campaign, you can start again with the same character for a significantly greater challenge. You'll keep all of the skills, gold, and gear you worked so hard for!
  • Pets & Fishing - These popular features make their return in Torchlight II in improved form. More choices, better effects, and your pet will still make the run to town to sell your loot so you don’t have to.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1GB System RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB free space (subject to change)
    • Video Card: DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Internet: A broadband internet connection (for Steam download and online multiplayer) - Online multiplayer requires a free Runic Account
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2GB System RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB free space (subject to change) on a case-insensitive volume
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory (ATI Radeon x1600 or NVIDIA equivalent)
    • Internet: A broadband internet connection (for Steam download and online multiplayer) - Online multiplayer requires a free Runic Account
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (or similar, Debian-based distro)
    • Processor: x86/x86_64-compatible, 2.0GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 2GB System RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB free space (subject to change)
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible 3D graphics card* with at least 256 MB of addressable memory (ATI Radeon x1600 or NVIDIA equivalent)
    • Internet: A broadband internet connection (for Steam download and online multiplayer) - Online multiplayer requires a free Runic Account

    *See Valve's steam-for-linux github readme for further information about Linux video driver support
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Ishvii
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
An excellent modern ARPG with beautiful artwork and effects.
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Atisheh
( 105.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
One of the games I never get bored with. It's a Diablo clone but still really different and unique. I really like the pets, the style and graphics. It's worth playing!
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Onymous
( 44.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
As a long-time ARPG fan, and Diablo fan, Torchlight is a must-have. The itemization, hitboxes, and skill-trees all surpass even the latest Diablo game (Diablo III). Multiplayer data is unfortunately saved client-side, so solo play is the way to go.

There are tons of mods and add-ons to keep it interesting, and I still play it off and on.
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Ganjivis
( 83.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
A really good rpg like Diablo. Is short and easy to learn. But the gem system is weak!
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Snipz23
( 73.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
It's like Diablo 3, just a bit better
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Bilazaurus
( 110.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
*This review will be downvoted to hell by fans*

Summary:

Torchlight II clings to its Diablo series heritage like no other. It tries to be, at the same time, both fresh and familiar to fans of the genre. In the end, It’s just a cartoony Diablo II clone with elaborated gameplay mechanics. Both gives a mixture that seems appetizing but in reality is just stale and plain boring.

6/10

The Good :

- Many, many weapons and items
- Pets
- Overally polished
- Good music

The Bad :

- Very repetitive gameplay, even for hack'n'slash
- Bland atmosphere and plot
- Feels like cartoony clone of Diablo II
- Dated graphics

I did not finish the game. My review follows these situations rarely. Even more rarely, I’m struggling to like something. This time, it’s Torchlight II.
As serious as I can be, this fight ensued the moment I started the game and ceased when it ended up in a virtual dump. Don’t get me wrong, I adore hack’n’slash RPG’s.
I absolutely loved Diablo I and more so, Diablo II. First part created the genre with gloomy atmosphere and revolutionary gameplay. The sequel had the magic to keep you clicking so many times, one would believe you’re testing mouse manufacturer’s claims of billion click durability. Torchlight II has neither. And here’s why.

Right of the bat, Torchlight II shows resemblance to Diablo II. Made by the same author, the music is unmistakable. At first, I was glad because I really enjoy these notes but at the same time it prevents Torchlight to be unique. Several sounds, like opening a teleport, are basically cloned from Diablo II. Even the sequence of worlds and it’s hubs in TL are the same as Diablo II – wilderness, desert, dense forest, hell. And just like in Diablo II, our nemesis is a mysterious traveler that we’re always one step behind from. All of this takes away from Torchlight II. It’s just too familiar to call it a world of its own. It’s a copy with cartoony overlay which makes it neither dark and gloomy, nor light-hearted.

As years passed, hack’n’slash games had to mutate it’s formula to remain fresh and attractive to gamers. Happily, Torchlight II has some tweaks and non-standard ideas, one of which is company of your pet. Essentialy, it’s your coop friend. There are several pets to choose from, all of which can pick and store items for you, wear accessories, fight, cast spells and last but totally not list, do a little shoppin while you bash evil’s head. You can also fish for, well, fishes that for reasons unknown, can transform your pet into a killing beast.
As It goes for Diablo clones, you have a lot to choose from to do that. Beside leveling, getting a good equipment is the core element of action RPG’s. Torchlight II gives you –collecting sets, enchanting, socketing and putting in gems. Unfortunately, beside collecting and buying spells that can be used by any class, I can’t find anything that discerns Torchlight from other ARPG’s.

Speaking of classes, I didn’t play every class. I focused mainly on Engineer. What I found out, is that I played through majority of the game using only 4 out of dozens. I’ve tried more variety but I’ve always ended up coming back to previous skills as they work best. So it all came down to getting the right equipment. Though you’ll encounter or buy many, many stuff it’s not that easy to find an upgrade. I’ve completed 3/4 of the game using just 3 ranged weapons with a single tactic. Single tactic, because even though monsters seem to vary much, the’re all killed the same. On hard difficulty I didn’t though that Tourchlight II is challenging, not even for a wihle)

That said, it was hard to not get bored. Accompanied by generic maps, plot that isn’t worth mentioning (which I won’t) and repetitiveness with no challenge, I was struck with remorse while playing Torchlight II. Remorse that told me, that time with Torchlight II could be spent way better or at least on a superior game. Torchlight II is an OK ARPG, that excels in mediocrity. If ARPG’s are your thing, you could bite the bullet, especially that it’s dirt cheap now, but don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

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Reaver
( 68.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Good well made game

A bit repetive when you roll the 3 character and plays through the game again.
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DAXUSMARCUS
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Not just for rpg fans, but for game fans
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StrawberryFields
( 52.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Torchlight is a pretty sweet and easy RPG game.

Keeps it simple but it's fun!

Recommend it!
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253 of 285 people (89%) found this review helpful
346 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is a Diablo clone. Not any Diablo clone, a good Diablo clone.

Dont sleep on this at the awesome price of $3.99.

Cheaper then a box of codoms, also works better than condoms.
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53 of 54 people (98%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
305.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I didn't even realize I had over 300 hours in this game until I decided to write this review. That's how fast time flies with it.

It has depth; it has fun; it has character. And most of all — a feature that separates it from most ARPGs out there — it's rewarding. You can reach level 100 with a character without hundreds of hours of mindless grinding. You can get rewarded for intentiveness with builds. You can play however you like.

It does lack in a few departments, namely, some of the lore and bosses are shoddy. However, the sheer number of brilliant design decisions in this game in terms of character progression, gear management and peripheral activities greatly ouweighs its shortcomings. Give it an honest try, and you won't regret it.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
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22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Kept me up all night, I'd give it a solid honey badger / 10.

Believe me, I really, truly wanted to leave it at that.
But after ages of telling myself, "I need to try it out," I finally purchased Torchlight II last night. And I was blown away.
Is it like Diablo? Kinda, yeah. But it's a lot... comfier, for lack of a better term. You can customize your character a bit and you get to start with a pet that isn't just cosmetic. Character building, as I understand, is really flexible. I mean, I wanted a battle-mage and I made one. Not fully optimized, mind you, but it's working so far. For the first time in a long while, I've found a game that's made me want to start a save after save, just to see what kinda stuff I can come up with - at only six hours in.

The soundtrack hasn't gotten on my nerves yet, which is saying something. The graphics surprised me, positively; for some reason I was expecting it to look like WarCraft 3 zoomed in. The gameplay's familiar if you've ever touched Diablo, but the game adds its own little things to the mix (inventory cleaning service says hi). I'm sure everything that had to be said already has, so I'll just add one more thing.

Best 3,79 euros I ever spent.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Torchlight II, another fun and entertaining ARPG. I've had the joy of experiencing multiple ARPG games, but something about Torchlight II really kept my attention. Not only does it offer a continuing story from its first installment, you get to choose from four new classes. My first run through I started with the Engineer, because in all honesty having a healing bot and many other bots to assist you creates an easier education of the game. Later on I did check out the other classes and eventually followed a guide from a fellow gamer for the Outlander truly finalized the experience I was hoping for.

Pros:
- Choose who you want and build them how you want. (True there are main recommended builds for each class, but it is much more rewarding when you experiment yourself.
- Plenty of loot to get you excited.
- Champion mobs or bosses, not sure what they classify them as; some pack a punch to test your survivalbility.
- End game runs to complete your build with loot.
- Having a pet you can send out at any time to sell your items is the best ARPG aspect ever!
- The story is fun to follow
- Mods!
- Fishing
- Not just your character, but your pet can also learn scroll skills too!

Cons:
- Only four classes. Not truly a big deal, however, sometimes it is nice having slightly more variety from the creators.
- You can only respec the last three skill points you've spent. This feature alone bugs me, because it limits the idea of altering a build or changing up a character's build without having to start over.
- Maps don't reset. I do recall someone writing up a guide on how to reset maps, but this feature alone should have just been implemented.
- Cookie-cutter class specs. This, sadly, will always be an issue in any game that offers customization on character growth.

As usual in any review I write, this is all based on my experience and opinion. The game is still really fun and with a modding community it does have a long life. I do wish to see, some day, Torchlight III hit development and introduce even better features to a promising campaign. This game does have my recommendation!
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Really worth the money! its a Diablo look-a-like. and pure fun! :)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Torchlight II is a worthwhile loot-fueled adventure that will soak up hours of your day without you even noticing.
Fantastically designed hack-n-slash RPG.
Totally like that the companion pet can now buy potions and scrolls for you in addition to selling your junk, you can stay in the action indefinitely.
Fans of the original will be overjoyed to find that most of what they loved is still here, with lots more of it....
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
99.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
A Diablo like Action rpg with more Anime / Cartoony graphics. This game is amazing.
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36 of 63 people (57%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
First 2 Hours.
Gone fishing.
Got Shark in sewers.
Gave it to my Panda.
It transformed to Cockroach.
Now my Panda is ugly as me.
I and my Panda became best friends forever.
Friendzone by Panda.
11/10 Would Go fishing again
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I love how fun this game is, and the fact that you can keep "going back to the beginning" and play through the areas again. The playability for this game is a ten out of a ten. I would definitely recommend this game for anyone looking for a fun game that's relatively easy to play.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I'm done with you, Torchlight. The endless grind strain that can last for hundreds of hours if you are going for a 100% completion is exhausting. But actually very much fun! It attacks your inner masochism of loot picking and Korean-level mouse clicking. Torchlight 2 as a cheaper alternative to Diablo III gets you a lot of bang for your buck. You get a finely stylized fantasy/steampunk world, 4 playable classes with quite original skill trees and Matt Uelmen's wonderful Diablo-esque soundtrack though it's not as unique and memorable as the one in the first game. Personally, I found the story of the village of Torchlight with infinite dungeons beneath it more satisfying than the global apocalypse of this sequel though the sheer scope of the story will grant you access to big overworld areas for you to diligently explore. The game itself didn't change much. You can still send your pet to town to sell stuff, now having an option of creating a shopping list of remedies and scrolls for the pet to buy. The form of the game changed satisfyingly enough with scalable UI, customizable character appearance and many new pets. If you have a few hours to spare, this game will satisfy your questing needs with perspective.
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