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!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (20,161 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2012

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"Great price, plenty of content, satisfying combat (if slower than Diablo 3), LAN mode, proper singleplayer, great modding scene, great music. Lovely."
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Reviews

"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
Helpful customer reviews
58 of 69 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
155.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Runic Games, creator of the award-winning Top-Down, Action-RPG Torchlight, further the Torchlight franchise with the second rendition in the saga, Torchlight II.

Torchlight II commences with you, the protagonist, in hot pursuit of the Dark Alchemist, the inevitable villain. The Heart of Ordrak, which he has taken, has imbued him with inconceivable powers & a clear purpose. Will you be able to stop him before his mental blight sets Vilderan aflame?

The game takes place in Vilderan, a vast continent, sub-divided further into different areas. Vilderan’s areas are diverse & unique to each Act, from lonesome deserts to dense marshes. It invariably exudes an open-world adventure unlike its predecessor.

There are four distinct classes – Engineer, Outlander, Embermage & Berserker. Each class has three different skill trees, which enable mixing & matching different skills to maximize efficiency and/or enjoyment. All weapon types can be used by any class, further adding to the sheer variability of play styles.

The character creation screen has a small selection of different aesthetic options. The option to choose between genders is also present. There is a wide variety of pet companions to choose from.

There are four distinct difficulties – Casual, Normal, Veteran & Elite. They pleasantly suit a wide array of gamers & scale in difficulty at a fairly even pace. Hardcore mode – a defining proponent of the genre – is also present & available at any difficulty. Enable at your own risk, of course.

The co-op in Torchlight II boasts of a user-friendly system that enables up to six players to play together. Either join a band of adventurers or start your own adventure & wait for others to join in on the fun. From showing your friends your lackluster DPS while a werewolf teaches you a lesson in face-to-paw combat to trading your wares to better your gear, the co-op experience is not to be glossed over.

Did anyone mention modifications? Steam Workshop enables the use of a sheer endless amount of mods to suit almost every whim. Mods may also be used during co-op sessions if users have the same mod(s) installed.

The graphics and universal interface in Torchlight II are reminiscent of its predecessor but overall feel refined & improved upon. The graphics while marginally cartoony bring the world to life & does the game its due diligence. The musical notes are fairly bland & unmemorable; they don’t go beyond fulfilling their base purpose. Apart from the musical notes, the animation sounds are crisp & noteworthy, bringing Vilderan to life.

In conclusion, Runic Games’ Torchlight II is the quintessential culmination of the defining proponents of the Action-RPG genre & an improved iteration in the Torchlight saga. Truly, a must-have masterpiece in the collection of any Action-RPG fanatic.

9.5/10
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Finally I found an action hack and slash game bringing me back in time to the edge of millennium. Running around searching every corner of the map and furiously clicking on everything that moves, that's what you want and what you get. Wide scale of equipment (inc. enchantments; gems) and talents gives you many oportunities and playstyles and that's what every player appreciates. Torchlight 2 has much to offer, just grab it and play!

I recommend Synergy mod, it significantly increased my personal rating. In basic game there are only 4 classes with 3 talent branches, synergy widen this to 8 and that gives this game a new dimension, but it is only one feature, there is more torchlight players shouldn't miss this.

8.5 /10
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Diablo-esque dungeon crawler with awesome skill trees and items.
Lots of skill builds available, and you can improvise by yourself or just imitate the skill build guides out there.
Up to more than hundreds of gameplay hours, especially with multiplayer. The graphic is pretty awesome too. Oh, and it's freakin' moddable. Lots of awesome mods available!

I only got one Legendary--the highest rarity--item up until now, yet the wiki contains dozens of Legendaries.
I only completed the game once while it actually has the New Game+++++ (yes, 5 pluses) mode.
I've never feel so empty. Need to play more.
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35 of 49 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
97.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Torchlight 2 Review

One only has to look at the numbers to see that Runic Games really struck gold when they released the hit sequel Torchlight 2 as a follow-up to their original action RPG game, Torchlight. While it may not give anything new to the genre and it didn't win a bunch of awards like its predecessor, it still sold over 2 million copies in less than a year of its full release date. Impressive. The reason is quite simple: everything Torchlight 2 does, it does well.

All of our favorite features from Torchlight return and have been improved, such as pets and fishing, in addition to some new features being added. Some of the changes you can expect to see include: an expanded crafting system, a longer campaign that spans across various maps, the user interface has been improved and made simpler, mods are openly welcomed, a Multiplayer co-op mode has been added, and now players have two choices to continue gameplay even after finishing the campaign with New Game Plus and Mapworks. The graphics and sound are really nice and the special effects are superb. With Torchlight 2's random map generator for dungeons, replay value is even greater. Loaded with action and filled with loot, this game is sure to entertain.

Probably the best thing about Torchlight 2 is the seemingly endless customization possibilities. Players can choose their character from four different classes, each with their own unique abilities and specialized equipment. There are countless armor and weapon variations throughout the game, most of which add additional bonuses or power-ups to your character. Then of course, sockets can be added to the equipment which will allow you to insert gems into them, giving even more bonuses and special abilities. And don't forget that while journeying through the expansive dungeons scattered across the maps, players will come across furry little critters that offer an assortment of enchantments that can be added to each item for a fee. With the right combinations you can turn your character into a demigod and that's before you ever begin experimenting with the almost limitless crafting system where players can create stronger potions, better gems, more unique items and armor, etc.

Of course, no game is perfect and players have their own tastes and preferences. So while the game is a lot of fun and highly recommended, there are a few things players should know when deciding on whether to buy this game or not. There is no controller support included with Torchlight 2. Players who prefer controllers over mouse will need to add in their own mapping or download one. The good news is there are several already out there and can easily be added, so its not a really big hassle. Don't expect a deep storyline in this game. While there is a story that plays out across the campaign trail, its not fleshed out very well and is less than enthralling. While it is lacking, this shouldn't be an issue for the most part because the game keeps the action moving at a steady pace so most players probably won't even give it a second thought anyways.

Also, expect a few random bugs. Fortunately none of them are game-breaking and not of big consequence but they do exist. From fishing holes not being accessible to loot being hurled out of the player's reach or even characters occasionally being pushed onto a ledge by a charging mob with no way to escape (other than using a port scroll), know that on occasion something like this may happen. Players aren't really going to miss much of anything as a result and aside from these minor nuissances the game runs very smooth and never crashes.

The Good:
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+ Good graphics with top-notch special effects
+ Solid sound effects and above average voiceovers
+ Full-length story campaign
+ Limitless character & item customization options
+ Variety of special abilities
+ Well-developed crafting system
+ Simple controls
+ UI is comfortable and easy to use
+ Multiplayer co-op
+ Mod-friendly game environment
+ Low resource requirements allow gameplay on most machines
+ Steam Achievements & Trading Cards
+ High replay value
+ Price (similar games often cost twice as much)
+ A ton of loot and treasure


The Bad:
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- No controller support included
- Random bugs (not game-breaking)
- No auto-collect for treasure after battle
- Story is not very intriguing
- A ton of loot and treasure


Final Thoughts:
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While Torchlight 2 isn't ground-breaking and its not going to blow your socks off, the game is still very entertaining and offers numerous hours of gameplay. There's a reason why its one of the most popular and liked games on Steam and can be found in most game libraries. This game has a lot of features included and all of them are packaged extremely well. If you don't already own it, I definitely recommend picking up a copy.

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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Torchlight 2 – Action-RPG developed by immigrants from Blizzard North, Max and Eric Schafer. The music by author of soundtrack for Diablo, Matt Ullman. Diablo 3 was released in the same year, but we cannot say that it was better than Torchlight 2, in some cases it is even worse.

In Torchlight 2 developers have paid great attention to the story of the game. During the game we will have to stop some alchemists who’s got some disease and it in search of a cure, destroys peace keepers and return to the life various creatures. Of course, the story is banal, but in comparison with the first part, it suffered a big change. There is much more quests, they become more interesting, challenging and fun. In addition, the landscape has changed in comparison with the first part. Now we have an opportunity to explore not only the caves and tombs, but also various open spaces: forests, fields, deserts and freezing mountains. In addition, it should be noted that the world has become more interesting to explore. You can find a random traveler who needs help, he gladly reward you if you agree to help. You can also find a variety of secret rooms, portals that will test our hero's strength and so on. Of course, not necessarily to explore the world, you can just go through the story, but please note that you may miss some useful trophies and treasures.

It can be seen that the game was developed by the authors of Diablo, for example, they have created a unique, beautiful and variety of locations. From the Gothic ruins of ancient cities, to the mining tunnels. With decorations, such as barrels, urns and stones you can interact, rather, to destroy, to search for the loot.

The game has four difficulty levels, it should be noted that at the maximum level the game is a real challenge for the most experienced players. Also, like in Diablo 3, the game has a Hardcore mode, which means that after you die you will not be able to continue the game for this character. If we compare the maximum difficulty and hardcore mode it is possible to experience a lot of emotions and feelings that you do not get anywhere, even playing in a Souls series.
Bosses represent a great danger, in order to overcome them you will have to work hard. To begin, prepare for battle, buy potions, think the tactics of battle and the most important is the right development of character, distribute abilities and characteristics competently. The game has four unique characters, gameplay for each of them fundamentally different from each other. Throughout the game we got the help from our faithful companion, it can be a dog, a wolf, panda, or any other animal. Pet is very useful, in addition, it helps us in the fight, he also replaces our trips to the city. He can go straight into the city during the battle, in order to bring you the potions and scrolls, as well as to sell the accumulated unnecessary items from your inventory. The game features fishing, you can catch a variety of things or objects to change appearance of your pet.

Another worth noting the presence of co-op mode. Obviously, the enemies become stronger in the cooperative, but the reward for them is growing. It's all made the game more interesting and epic. Overall, the game is worth to spend a lot hours in the company of friends or playing alone.

Pros:
Locations and characters design
Four unique classes
Interesting gameplay
Many different opponents
Enchanting
Steam Workshop
Hardcore Mode
Fishing

Cons:
The absence of any crafting system

Total: 9/10

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