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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.
Release Date: Oct 27, 2009
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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.

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements


    • 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
63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
778 products in account
39 reviews
73.2 hrs on record
You like Diablo II? This is the game for you. It lacks Diablo charm and aesthetic, but the mechanics are pratically the same.
Even if multiplayer is absent, the game is really good, and every Diablo fan should have it.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
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81 reviews
83.6 hrs on record
This game is a great action rpg. It's not a refined as TL2, however there is more than enough game here to stand own it's own. The story isn't bad, the graphics hold up well. The end boss is actually an epic battle.

A few downsides: drops do not highlight unless you hit 'alt'. I found my thumb perminately locked on the 'alt' key. There is not shopping list for your pets. If you do the Bard's quests you will have to town port after almost every level. Pets pathing and selecting drops is sometimes stressful.

The goods: Lots of levels. It took me about 22 hours of play time to get to the final boss that was on dungeon level 32. There are 100 more dungeon levels past that. Character development is very open. Just because your a warrior doesn't mean you can't wear a robe and wield a wand. Potions drop from about 60% of the mob kills: This seems like a con in the beginning, but once you hit the lower levels you'll be thankful.

If you have this and haven't played it, why not? If you can pick this up on a sale then I would definately recommend it.
Posted: November 4th, 2013
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35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
1,102 products in account
62 reviews
55.9 hrs on record
Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 7/10
Platform: PC
Genre: Isometric Action Role Playing Game

Hack 'n Slash served Diablo style. Torchlight is the closest resemblance to the original Diablo in decades where many others have tried and failed dismally. The guys at Runic Entertainment have nailed what makes these types of games so addictive but that should come as no suprise considering many of them were involved in the creation of the original Diablo many moons ago.

The game does suffer by sticking so closely to the blue print set by the 1996 classic making it feel rather antiquated. The World of Warcraft visuals, whilst pleasant and colourful to look at, only seem to reinforce this.Torchlight, like the orignal Diablo, is nothing more than a series of randomly generated levels vaguely connected to a story so flimsy and paper thin you'll have forgotten why you are doing the things you are doing in the town of Ember ten minutes into the game.

A bit more variety with level design (deja vu sets in quite early) as well as enemy variety would have elevated the score as would a more cohesive and engaging world to explore (points they did address with the sequel) but as it stands its a great game to while away precious hours if you are a loot mongering ♥♥♥♥♥ in search of the ultimate armour or weaponry.

Also one has to congratulate Runic on their fantastic pricing structure. Your getting a decent and lengthy adventure here (even if it does become all rather mundane towards to the end).
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
209 products in account
33 reviews
92.8 hrs on record
A very, very enjoyable game. If Diablo is the older, serious, stylish sister, then Torchlight is the younger, jovial, fun-loving twin.

At its heart beats a quick-based action RPG where performing story based kill or fetch quests, see you fighting through numerous levels of varying monsters and enemy bosses. In addition optional sidequests though similar steal your focus from time to time allowing you to power-up your characters abilities if you so desire.

Now while you can expect alot of repetitive gameplay you can choose from three archetypal characters with which to complete the challenges ahead: Go hand-to-hand combat with the fighter, shoot from range with the archer or blast your foes with magic as the wizard. Each character can assign skill points to four seperate skills: Melee, Ranged, Magic and Defense and each has a set of three skill trees from which to customize their style of gameplay further. Through the clever use of item pre-requisites you can actually choose to use all three types of weaponary available to you. So mix and match to your hearts content.

Players can choose to equip many aspects of their character with a truly huge assortment of equipment from armor types, jewelry and weapons - all of which are designed to provide you with a selection headache. If that is not enough some items can be upgraded further by slotting them with magic igots called ember that boost certain abilities. These igots can be transmuted to form bigger more powerful items, that provide bigger bonues if enough are found.

Further to the base game you will be able to use numerous magic spells to augment your offensive and defensive capabilities from casting fireballs to calling on temporary npc allies. You also possess an animal companion which can be used to send items to the town above when you can trade and upgrade items. This animal companion can also be temporarily be turned into other creatures with other powers in your fight to reach the end of the game.

Overall despite its functional story its graphics, music, voice-overs and design provide some nice touches filling with with atmosphere, providing a fun flilled blast-a-thon with plenty of action and reward for those of you who'd love a change from a deep meaningful game.

Probably the only down sides is restrictive nature of the inventory which can be a pain when handling alot of items, its purely singleplayer aspect and also the expected reptitive nature of gameplay. (If you want mp/coop try TL2)

However I would recommend this to anyone who likes to try something different from shooters, strategy or deep RPGs.
Posted: December 17th, 2013
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
266 products in account
3 reviews
21.5 hrs on record
Great mashup of games like Diablo and Fate and that makes sense; some of the same people made this! Plenty of mods, tons of loot and a good 20 or so hours if you just focus on the main story and the main post-game quests. It's sequel is even better.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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