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 (2,682 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

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
14 of 16 people (88%) 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
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
This game has more similarities to Diablo than I can explain.

At the core, the game offers the same experience. You have a dungeon underneath the town that leads to a boss that is ultimately corrupting the town. The townspeople will offer quests which you can complete and will give you rewards. (often non-consequential.) Where the game shines is in the huge amount of polish attached to that. Not only is it polished, it offers difficulties which tie to a level 1, something Diablo tied to tiers of levels.

Something else I can rant and rave about is the fact that the game is essentially endless. The dungeon goes for 100 levels, and on top of that, there's maps which take you to a randomly generated map that you can trek through for even more content. Now enemies are pretty set to each map, unless you do the maps that are randomized per level.

This game does only offer three classes, but those three each have three trees that are different in and of themselves. You have you brutish fighter with his defense, attack, and dual wield options. You have your archer that can either be a melee rogue, set traps, or go full on archery. And you have the alchemist that will boast summoning, and two types of spellcasting. (I played the Alchemist the least.)

As for anything else, check the game out. It's definitely worth it if you enjoy Diablo style hack and slash games. I would honestly even recommended it to newcomers to the genre, since it boasts a casual difficulty, and even goes all the way to a Very Hard, which is definitely hard. It also comes with Hardcore modes for the masochistic, like myself.

I cannot rant further about how amazing this series is, except I can, because there's a second installment that adds on top of every good thing here.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This was the absolute best Diablo clone I've played before the sequel came along with online functionality and a larger world. The visuals are charming, the score is from the same composer of Diablo 2. The pacing of loot and rewards are perfect and always keep you hooked. You can't ask for much more from a hack'n'slash. This game has often been $2 and even free at times. Everyone should own it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
good game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
It's Diablo.
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