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 (2,475 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."

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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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
156 of 165 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
I Love this game!! I'm 51 yrs old and playing games on computer for the first time. This game is very intuitive. It is not only fun to play but gives me a chuckle every minute or so to boot! Military Retirement is starting not to look so bad after all!!
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64 of 67 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
That kind of game that keeps you from pretty much having a life. "One more floor and I'll go make dinner"- you think.. 5 hours later: "Ok, that's IT! This is the last floor and then I'm hitting the bed!" Spoiler: It will never happen, you will never stop, Runic Games knows how to get ahold of your soul.. Nobody should be keener for fast runs with this one!

Still loving the game,despite my lack of sleep. The classes aren't many but the characters adapt as you level up and allocate points.You get your very cute little pet,too. Despite starting with Torchlight II and only now buying Torchlight I, I'd say it's as addictive and awesome.

TL,DR -> Go grab this awesome game!

9/10
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Thinking back on my time with the Torchlight campaign, the phrase “Baby’s First Diablo” keeps coming to mind. I think it provides a more accessible aRPG experience coupled with unusually light hearted and colorful world design. It’s by no means a game for children but for someone who is not a hardcore aRPG diablo master, Torchlight is a fantastic, more relaxed Diablo style adventure.

It’s successor (Torchlight 2) is much improved in most of the gameplay aspects, but for the right price the original is a must buy and will not disappoint.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Wow, all I can say is this game is an absolute gem. I cannot remember the last time I played a game that I had this much fun while playing. This is an extremely well done hack and slash action/rpg, plays very similar to Diablo and Fate (which I finished a week or two ago as well), but there is something about this game that is head and shoulders better.

Whether it is the cute cartoony art style, or the simplicity of the game play mechanics, probably a combination of them all. By the end of my first play through, my character was so overpowered that I was one hitting enemies and taking bosses health down by half each swing. I was a slow mace duel wielding warrior and it was hella fun.

Another thing I like about Torchlight is there is endless replay-ability, once you finish the game, you open up a new dungeon with infinite amount of levels, each floor is randomly generated with enemies which scale to your level. This is a game to keep installed once you finish as there is plenty of reasons to keep coming back
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Good as Diablo 1, but not like Diablo 2, the lack of oficial characters, pets, towns, make this game a quite cloying. Torchlight 2 has implemented all those things in it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
+ nice classes,
+ does not force you to do things like using wands while playing an alchemist as using the sword with this class is also ok,
+ Diablo I/II gameplay alike,
+ many stuffs to gather,
+ pet,
+ fish,
+ learnable spells,
+ balanced difficulties,
+ a lot of useful mods.
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- horrible pathfinding,
- horrible fishing minigame,
- horrible mission rewards,
- the drop seems to be bugged (I did kill 140 lvled monsters and they dropped items for 30th lvled character :|),
- no multiplayer,
- too greedy achievements.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Very good game and well worth time spent playing it. Great Graphics. Characters easily customizable. Choose your class and customize it to your style of gaming. Multiple mods to choose from if that's what you like. I added one new character and a Loot Crate mod and that's all I use. No multiplayer that I know of? I've had no issues with the game and works well with M & KB. No need for any controller at all nor, needs to be changed to support them. If you can't play it with M & KB then, play something else. Price may seem a bit high but, it's money well spent for hours of endless fun. Sales are common so, if you don't want to spend $20 on the game, be sure to pick it up any time it goes on sale.

10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Think playing Diablo 1 with Diablo 2 mechanics.

Which is a good thing.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Diablo-like (not as grim), WoW looks. You got a pet that looks cute and sell the stuff you loot. Fine if you enjoy arcades.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Bwee. So this is one of those dungeon-crawler games where you click an insane amount of times. Indeed, you move and attack with the same button. Now it's been a while since I played this, so I might be wrong about that, but I am pretty sure I am not. I've got a pretty good memory for things that annoy me. Another such thing was having -all- of my save data for this game lost on a crash shortly after beating the final boss, ensuring that I wouldn't touch it again.

So why review this? Because reasons. I guess it's a good diablo-esque dungeon game. I wouldn't know. Ask people who actually like those sorts of games, because I'm not one of them. I'll give this a "yes" anyway because it's good at what it's supposed to do, even if it is stuff that I have little taste for.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
The single player predecessor of Torchlight II, offers solid dungeon crawling gameplay reminiscent of the good old Diablo II days. With 3 main classes to select with a range a different skills and abilities, the game offers a multitude of gameplay experiences, with a permenant-death hardcore mode for the dedicated gamers. Fan created Mods offer various new styles of gameplay with additional pets, classes, skills, NPCs and more. Torchlight created a great fan base for its popular bigger brother, which I no doubt look forward to playing.

Pros:
+ Nice variety of player skills
+ Fan created mods add plenty of replayability
+ Added difficulty settings and a Hardcore mode for an extra challenge
+ A wide variety of achievments to complete
+ Good to zone out for mindless monster killing after a tiring day at the office

Cons:
- Many achievements are very tedious and grindy
- Fishing is awful
- The dungeons and enemies themselves can get repetitive after a while

My Score: 7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Torchlight was a one-and-done game for me - I beat it once, and had zero desire to play it again after that. It was okay, though it surprised me just how closely it hewed to the Diablo 2 formula. The addition of pets doesn't really change the inventory management game, it just means you're doing it in the dungeon instead of in town.

I give Torchlight a tentative recommendation, but only if you are looking for a Diablo 2-alike that specifically isn't Diablo 2, Diablo 3, or Path of Exile.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Well-designed dungeon crawler that strikes a balance between casual hack & slash play and character upgrades with inventory management. Map layout randomisation keeps exploration fresh, while chasing infinite RPG carrots (loot).

- Skinny from the Fat B*stard (curator link)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
214.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Torchlight is still a great game. It's almost as good as Torchlight 2, but you really need two programs installed to get the most from this game. You need RGF HotSpot. That's the mod manager. You also need TorchKit. That program will let you change the key bindings for the keyboard. Torchlight is basically a dungeon crawler. It doesn't have all the pretty outdoor environments that Torchlight 2 has.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Torchlight is an action RPG, made by ex-Blizzard employees. You can tell as the feel is similar, though Torchlight does more and does it very well. The graphics are crisp beautiful and somewhat cartoony. The levels are randomly generated and they can go on and on and on too. I think I reached level 100+. The action is intense, but never too difficult to be frustrating. The loot is remarkable, I've never seen so much loot. It's nice that you have a pet as a companion to not only help with the fighting but to also go back to town with your loot to sell so that you don't have to constantly go back through a town portal to empty your bag. The story is nothing new, we'll seen the evil take over a town, and the hero fights it back storyline. It's the action, the gameplay and the fun that can be had in Torchlight that makes it shine. One of the best action RPGs to date.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I wish my wife's stupid flash games on her cell phone were this good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Awesome Diablo 2 like game. Inventory management is easy. Hack and slash with the best. Highly Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Welcome to Torchlight.

This game is created by the "Blizzard North" development team. They were the programers to one of the highest critically accailmed dungeon crawler series; Diablo II.

Heres whats up:
You have three different character classes to choose from. The game is a standard dungeon crawler and it was developed by an amazing team! You are basically trying to save a town from an evil wizard who has poisoned the mines and with it has unleashed a miasma of death and destruction in their wake.

I can't say enough good things about it. The game itself did so well there is a sequel and I highly approve of playing both games.

The graphics are a little cartoony but it has the original feel to a dungeon crawler. With the addition of a "Pet" system it allows the user to delve deeper into the combat exercises that you will endure as a part of the game. With that being said you are encouraged to play the game "How you would like to". What I mean by this.. There are achievements for beating the game under 5 Hours as well as finalizing the defeat of the main boss with all three characters or playing the game at an "easy-going" pace with it on easy or normal to a "challenging" pace if you can withstand a "Hardcore Very-Hard" experience.

The game also introduced a "Fame" system that co-exists along side your experience bar. If you kill a boss, finish a quest, help on side missions or defeat mini-bosses whilst enduring the story you are rewarded with fame. Kind of a neat extra system added into the game to allow for extra skill points to be earned.

It certainly doesn't compare to my memories from Diablo II or Lord of Destruction, but that is mostly an irrelevant statement :D

8.8/10

Oh, and Diablo III is garbage. Clearly evident that Blizzard was trolling (Not blizzard north, they are different) when they added in a secret cow level that was full of unicorns. With that being said, this game also has the TRUE dungeon crawler feel by allowing the user to define not only their skill points, armour, gems and pet attributes but also your STAT points are NOT allocated when you level up (Yeah Diablo III is weak).
Cheers!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Lots of replay value bought it on console years ago just got a new computer and loved it so much that i bought it and torchlight 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Diablo lover says YES, I like this game :) if you love any of the Diablo games, you're sure as hell gonna' like this :)
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