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

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 - GUTS, the Torchlight II editor, gives 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.
  • 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

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    • 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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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
216.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
216 hours, 9.99$

0,04$ an hour, this cheap thrill. I pay this much in federal taxes just for breathing oxygen, thanks Torhclight.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
426.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
One of the best ARPGS games made by the original creators of Diablo II. While the lore and story are nowhere near as engrossing as Diablo, the world is varied and complex. The game oozes originality, creativity and tender loving care. The classes are completely different from each other and each have their own playstyle. The sounds effects and the impacts of each hit is wonderfully rendered, the skill system rewards you for truly dedicating yourself to one playstyle instead of a jack of all trades approach. The loot is plentiful and creative with very interesting procs and combos built within the gear itself.
Difficulty is built on a basis for veterans of ARPG series with stats distribution, skills points, enemies with stuns, aoes, resistances to elements, and procs off of melee attacks. A wonderful game that is always great to come back to. My favourite game of all time by far.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
140.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Torchlight II is one of those timeless games which you can play even in 10 years and feel enjoyment every time. After Diablo II, it was very hard to find some game that can keep me interested for a long time play. And there comes Torchlight II with the same old style like real RPG should look. With graphical point, the game is more with cartoon style and wild west elements, but nothing overwhelming. The dungeons and monsters goes as hard as the character is strong so gameplay can sometimes be challenging which is actually good because it's very well balanced.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
72.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
ARPG with more character than Diablo 3, more customizability than Borderlands' weapons and art as good as Bastion. 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
425.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
After 2-3 years of not actively playing it, I gave this game another try for nostalgic purposes. These are my thoughts.

A great game for its time, but destroyed by nearly every other ARPG to follow after it. Most of my hours on this game were put before Diablo 3, Marvel Heroes, and Path of Exile made substantial improvements to their games. First couple years this was out, game was bliss. Only other viable options were Titan Quest, Diablo 2, and Torchlight 1.

The game was designed to be played in Multiplayer, apparently, but I spent most of my time solo. The multiplayer is actually very bad and scales terribly with the more players you have. Monster damage and health isn't properly tuned and everything ends up doing too much damage and being sponges, especially the bosses. It also forces you to sign up for a Runic account because apparently this is a good idea for some reason. The network code happens to be abysmal as well, and handles lag in the weirdest way I've seen in a game. For the person lagging, the game creates a seperate instance, until the lag stops. Causing confusion for everyone involved (wait you already killed those monsters?).

You can manually allocate stats, but this doesn't actually matter. The most important stat will always be strength, unless you're using a shield, then you pump vitality in until you reach a high enough block chance, then back to strength. Enemies crit in this game, which is a stupid mechanic when there's no way to properly mitigate this, so you'll die to random ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, making this game a poor choice to tick the "hardcore" option on.

The protection and armor systems are probably the worst I've seen in this genre. There are no percentage reductions, only "armor" for each damage type. Which is literally a flat value. So if you've got 20 physical armor, you take 20 less physical damage. 60 poison armor, 60 less poison damage. There comes up a point pretty quickly in the game where the armor stats don't mean much at all, and it's more about dodge chance, stacking self heals, getting health boosts via gear, and popping potions constantly.

In addition, no matter what mods you try, the game is inherently designed around doing what I described above, as well as using only one active skill (many of the skills for classes are worthless) and spamming it constantly. The rest of your skill points go into the overpowered passives. In addition, there are many skills in the game which scale terribly, and it's actually discouraged to improve upon them further, because it substantially increases mana costs which low level characters can't keep up with. Alternatively, some classes such as the Vanquisher (ranged gun user) can make builds around using the normal attack. But either way, the game is designed aroun you holding down and clicking on one button and mulching everything.

Modding tools came out far too late after the game was out, and the community didn't end up doing much, and the tools are limited to begin with. So the modding scene has been dead shortly after the tools came out, outside of the most popular mod, Synergies. Which seems to be dead, when it hasn't had an update in over a year.

The engine itself is quite bad, and lags horribly when too many monsters are on screen at once. It also has atrocious loading times, which are worse depending on how large of an area you're loading. For a game which has such poor graphics and didn't even look good for its time, this has always been very annoying. Titan Quest came out many years earlier and looks far better and suffers from none of this. In addition, there's almost zero benefit for using a solid state, so load times are perpetually slow!

The good thing about this game, is this was THE game to play when there were hardly any competing ARPGs on the market. Years later, this game has proven to be an outdated relic. Which in many respects, Titan Quest, which came out years before it, is still a better game.

It's totally worth buying on a sale, but not at full price. You'll possibly get one playthrough out of it. The campaign for TL2 is actually very well designed fun, but drags on at points, particularly in act 3. It offers a decent endgame and mods expand more on it somewhat.

If you've been playing other ARPGs recently, such as Grim Dawn, Diablo 3, Marvel Heroes, and Path of Exile, you'll find yourself frustrated with this game pretty quickly, as it has no depth and customization worth a damn.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
75.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Hours of great game play, soothing-easy on the eyes graphics, interesting loots, and just an overall great time. If I had one bad thing to say... would be after you reach lvl 50 and decide to switch to NG+... then you pretty much throw the game away since the online community pool of players are lacking in that department.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Excellent diablo like. The life time is really huge and the challenge really hard if you try to success the hardcore mod mix with the hardest level of difficulty. The game is really well optimized and a medium graphic cards will easily provide a high FPS rate. That's the kind of game you can spend hundreds hours without feel boring to replay levels.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
If you are looking for a Diablo fix, than here is a game for you. Nice story, multiplayer, and mods. Also you have a pet similar to FATE.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
139.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
This game is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I remember playing this with my dad, and really bonding together. I love this game so much. It never ceases to amaze me every time I open it up. It's gameplay is fun, because although it is a dungeon diver, you dont feel like you NEED to grind, and the alilities are amazing. The characters are all unique and fun. I'm in love with this game. Thank you Runic for my hours of time spent slaying monsters and doing quests.I can't describe how much enjoyment i've gotten from Torchlight II, the only way to find out is to play the game. I honestly reccomend it to anyone who has some time to spare.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
It's like the first one on steroids. More content, more loot, more hours.

Also don't forget the random breakable objects all over the place that serve no other purpose whatsoever than being abused by the players.
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Torchlight II - Did you like Diablo 2? Well I have a game for you!


PROS:
- Unique Classes
- 25+ Hour Campaign
- Replay Value
- MODS!


CONS:
- Character Power
- Pet Control


Torchlight II is an ARPG, released in 2012. And as you guessed it, is the sequel to Torchlight. The game feels and plays just like the well know Blizzard game Diablo.


The great design between the four classes (Embermage, Berserker, Outlander and Engineer) of Torchlight is the key seller for me throughout the game. Now none of these classes are ground breaking, you are getting a spell caster, tank, range damage dealer, melee damage dealer but none of the characters have overlapping abilities and they all feel very unique when you play through them.


The campaign is great! Split into three acts, it plays through very smoothly and is tough to miss many of the side quests that allow you to see the game in its entirety. The side quests, more specifically in the second and third act, are unique and interesting. They pull you away from the main questline but do so in interesting ways.


One of the great things about this game is the replayability of it. Once you beat the campaign you can expect to be roughly level 50, which ends up being half way to the level cap. You are given the option to start a NG+ (new game plus) which resets the game and you start over the campaign but keep all your levels, stat and gear in the process where all the monsters start at your level again. You can do NG+ up to NG+++++, at this level you are facing some very tough fights. Additionally you are also given the option to visit the Map Works, which is another great option for you once you defeat the final boss. In this area you visit a merchant who sells maps to new zones. Each map is a 3 level area, the first two with monsters and the last with a boss. This allows for multiple play styles in the end game which is great.


Finally I am going to touch on what I think is the key feature of this game. Mods. The workshop community in this game is huge, Runic Games released their GUTS editor in 2013 and allowed the community to edit in game features. All I can say is that the options are in the thousands for tweaks you can make to this game. For example, I wasn’t happy with drop rate and stat distribution on items. With the mod system I was able to download and installed something from the workshop that allowed me to have the game feature better drops with more consistent stat distribution. I want to add to this that this game was borderline on a negative review without the mods and modding community.


Something that really holds this game back, without mods, is in my opinion the strength your character gains from items. Items almost could have been left out of this game, which is tough to say for ARPG. The first 20 levels I felt the power I was gaining from my gear but as you start to creep into the middle of the campaign you really only feel that power coming from stat/skill distribution and nothing coming from gear upgrades. Thankfully for Torchlight II they released the GUTS system and mods, in my opinion made it so you can customize a playstyle you enjoy with ARPGs.


Another small negative is the intelligence of your pet and summonable minions. You get the choice for your pet between aggressive, defensive and passive. I didn’t feel any real difference between aggressive and defensive while I did my playthroughs. And a lot of the time the pet, especially in certain dungeon tile sets, ends up getting stuck in an area while you are busy fighting everything. For some classes this does factor into your strategy and it can affect fights. This is a minor gripe though and wasn’t make or break. It would have been much nicer to see more control options with the pets.


Overall, Torchlight II was a fun game. I was worried once I beat it on my first playthrough but I discovered the huge modding fan base in the workshop and was able change the game to fit the playstyle I enjoyed and was able to spend many more hours playing through with all the classes. If you enjoy playing the Diablo franchise this game should be on you list. If this is a genre that is new to you it might be worthwhile to pick up when it goes on sale.
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ShazamSquidward
27.8 hrs
Posted: December 3
If you like Diablo I imagine you'll love this, great game.
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