Behold Torchlight, a fresh new Action RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate. Our team has spent many years honing and evolving this unique style of gameplay.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,039 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2009

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"A very fun arpg, Its like diablo 2 but you have a pet you can use to shop while in a dungeon, there are fewer classes but its still very replayable."

About This Game

Behold Torchlight, a fresh new Action RPG franchise developed by Runic Games. Torchlight is being developed in Seattle by a veteran team composed of the designers and leads of projects like Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, and Fate. Our team has spent many years honing and evolving this unique style of gameplay.

The adventure is set in the mining settlement of Torchlight, a boomtown founded on the discovery of rich veins of Ember - a rare and mysterious ore with the power to enchant or corrupt all that it contacts. This corruptive power may have dire consequences however, and players set out into the nearby mountains and depths below to discover the full extent of Ember’s influence on the civilizations that have come before.

Runic Games will initially release Torchlight as a standalone Single Player game, Torchlight will be released in the latter part of 2009 as a download or in box. Following the single player release, work will commence on a fully-featured MMO version.


Single Player Version

Players will choose from among three character classes, and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels, with a huge variety of creepy monsters, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. The endless randomization ensures a long-lived gameplay experience.

  • Randomization - Our level layouts are randomly created, so each adventure is unique. Monsters, treasures, puzzles, and items are also different each time you embark on an adventure
  • Easy, approachable interface - Torchlight is designed to be easy to play right from the beginning. The intuitive interface gives players easy access to a rich and varied world
  • Retirement System - Once characters are sufficiently leveled up, they can “retire” and bestow specific benefits and perks to new characters
  • Pets - Players will choose a pet to accompany them. Pets can level up along with the player, and will help in battle, carry items, and perform a variety of helpful services
  • Character Classes - Players will create and customize a character from one of three classes available, and choose an animal companion. Through cosmetic choices, skill path decisions, and the treasures they acquire, each character will be custom-tailored and different
  • Fishing - Players can take a break from the high-energy pace of adventuring to visit one of the fishing holes and relax and see what they can catch. Fish have interesting benefits for the player and pet, and other rewards can also be discovered
  • Included Editor - Runic Games is embracing our modding community by including an editor so our players can create and design their own content
  • Steam Cloud - Save your game progress to the Steam Cloud and resume from another computer. However, save games are not cross platform; PC saves will not migrate to Mac and vice-versa.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: x86-compatible 800MHz processor
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Graphics: DirectX-compatible 3D graphics with at least 64MB of addressable memory (such as an ATI Radeon 7200, NVIDIA GeForce 2, or Intel GMA 950)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 400MB

    Minimum:

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256MB dedicated RAM (ATI Radeon X1600 or nVidia equivalent)
    • Hard Drive: 800MB
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Better than Diablo 3.
Posted: October 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
I have put so much time into this game, it captures the Diablo feel.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Torchlight is a RPG with hack-n-slash elements. It's got great visuals, nice storyline and epic loot to collect. This game is really addicting and is a must buy. There are 3 different classes with different abilities. The game is about 5-6 hours long but if you want to go on and finish the game completely it can take upto 25 hours. There are many side quests to complete and dungeons to clear. Overall it is a great game.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
It is an amazing RPG!
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Great game lots of fun
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
A wonderful game, a real gem. Play it, you won't regret it.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.9 hrs on record
Torchlight one still holds up to this day. It is a dungeon based arpg without any surface missions. It has much in common with Diablo 2 but can't quite be as good as it's big brother. Still, all elements of a good addicting arpg are there. But that's also the only point which I can criticize, the game just doesn't try to push for more. The story isn't good but the combat and gameplay feels fluent. The fishing mechanic is a cool gimmick but I never really used it since it wasn't needed. Overall a good buy when on sale.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
I blame myself. I just don't find this type of game to be that much fun anymore. i will say that Torchlight is one of the best and both it and its sequel offer far more entertainment than Diablo 3. Visually, this game looks great. It has a charming world and great music. The entry price for this and Torchlight 2 makes these games a great value for fans of this genre.
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
I haven't try it... I think :/
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
What a cute game. Looks great and plays great, but it is for children, 7 year old D&D fans will love it.
Posted: October 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
diablo for kids
Posted: October 1
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23.2 hrs on record
A must play for those who like RPGs
Posted: September 30
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4.5 hrs on record
This is a less complex and more fun option to the Diablo series, and it's on Steam, no need to use that Battle.net thingy.
This game is focused in looting, fighting monsters and getting rewards for doing so.
Great game.
Posted: September 30
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19.5 hrs on record
Its the shizzle
Posted: September 30
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21.9 hrs on record
Unique for its time, but now just get Torchlight 2...
Posted: September 25
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25.5 hrs on record
It Sucks... JUST KIDDING, Spent 3 days playing this game only to somehow glitch and get rest right back to the beggining :C But I still really enjoyed the game.
Posted: September 29
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13.9 hrs on record
FAILED GAME CREATION error sucks.
Posted: September 29
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5.7 hrs on record
Would highly recommend this game if you havent got it already. Very fun! well worth the money :)
Posted: October 2
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6.0 hrs on record
Torchlight is one of those Rpg-Hack and slash games that just catch your eye the first time u see it or play it. one main reason this game stands out for me is because there's so many differnet combinations for your character, doesnt matter which class you chose there are still so many differnet choices.
Posted: October 2
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1.3 hrs on record
Good game. The targeting system is a little off but other than that, I like it. I do still prefer TL2 though.
Posted: October 2
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