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 (2,046 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
14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Better than Diablo 3.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Most detailed, authentic and realistic fishing simulator ever made.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
I have put so much time into this game, it captures the Diablo feel.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
PROS
+ Moments when the game feels like a great ARPG.
+ Lots of loot.
+ Some great ideas, especially with the pets...

CONS
- ...which turn tedious after a while.
- Feels unbalanced at times.
- Somewhat repetitive levels.
- Fairly meaningless equipment customization.
- A somewhat uninteresting story.
- Utterly boring boss fights.
- An unsatisfying ending.

While the game does have its moments, the overall experience isn't something that I'd really recommend to anyone but the most hardcore of ARPG fans that are dying for something to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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 pretty long but if you want to go on and finish the game completely (side quests, loot) it can take you a lot of time. Overall it is a great game, can provide hours of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I started playing Torchlight, because one of my friends played it, and it looked like fun.
Before that, I never played any Diablo game (beside Dungeon Siege) and wasnt familiar with ARPG games.

Having a simple story, you will forget, in the second it ends, Torchlight is mostly a game about monster hords, explosions and loot. Village gets attacked by evil wizard, heros help, heros save the day (and genocide countless minions).

You have 3 playable Characters, without being able to edit their stats and looks: A melee, ranged and mage.

Beside having classes with roles, every characters has 3 skill trees, that mostly provide main damage, support abilitys (buffs or debuffs) and summoning allies. Also each of these trees provide you with the abilitys to fight with the weapon, that was made for the class (sword for melee, guns for ranged and staff for mage) or buffing the damage with fighting with another class weapon, so the melee fires with staffs (why would he do that?).

The loot is mostly randomized like in every ARPG. Exeption are uniques and set items, that also can have different stats, but have them always in a certain pattern.

Also, the village provides you with different NPCs who offer you:
- 3 traders
- A quest NPC, that gives you tasks into special dungeons, giving you bonus dungeons as reward
- a gambler that sells you items, that have random stats
- two goblins, that can ether save sockets from items or clear items from sockets
- an item enchanter, that can upgrade your items. There is always a chance to break the item, which chance increases with every use. Features like that were stupid like ever, because they can be bypassed by save and load (in this case, because the game saves automatically, you can crash your game to leave without saving).

Having a campaign that is going through a dungeon with 34 levels, the bonus levels from the quest NPC and a endless dungeon, after you completed the campaign, you have enough time to enjoy the game.

Contra:
- The classes are really imbalanced:
Having trouble fighting with the mage? You maxed your skills and still the enemy doesnt feel your hit? Play the ranged: I made a ranged fighter playthrough with every skill on level 1. How? The skills of the ranged character make damage based in % of your weapon damage. Most of the attacks of the mage do not. Who designs crap like that? Having a skill that gives you better mana regeneration and having the first ability on max, you can use it instead of your standard attack, blasting 300% weapon damage with every shot, with an attack, that pierces through enemys in a line. Why even playing the other classes.

- The enemy damage is imbalanced:
A big rock troll is hitting you? No problem, didnt even feel it. A little kobold mage casting a lightning on you? Dead!
While physical damage gets blocked by your armor, elemental does not! So, you will be ignoring all enemys, only focusing on their mages. This can be so extreme that in the dark fortress levels you always look out or demon caster, because you will onehit them, and they will onehit you. It is who is spotting the other first. All that doesnt feel like it is right.
- After lvl 50 the game starts feeling dull and unfinished:
After playing through the campaign, you will notice that the drops of uniques will decrease more and more. Thats because instead having your level, most uniques have a certain item level they drop. Around lvl 50-70 the normal items will also start going rubbish, giving you sometimes lvl 40 item on lvl 70. After a time, normal playing is no longer possible, because the enemys get stronger, but you dont

You can have a lot of fun with Torchlight, but dont take it as serious as a Diablo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game probably is the best ARPG to play a summoner in. I only have 20 hours or so logged. but i could have 5 purple mobs, 5 skeletons, 5 archers, a magic floating sword, a fist titan and a beam titan. All at once. an very interesting play style. different than any other type i have played. There is definite replay here as well I haven't even touched the other classes yet.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A wonderful game, a real gem. Play it, you won't regret it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Great game lots of fun
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Gets repetitive pretty quick.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
It is an amazing RPG!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
What a cute game. Looks great and plays great, but it is for children, 7 year old D&D fans will love it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
yes, good
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
diablo for kids
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16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Torchlight is a fun, relaxing way to unwind after a hard day of work. The game is simple and incredibly streamlined. It is a great casual experience, where it is possible to pick up and play for 15 minutes, get a decent loot drop and feel satisfied before moving on to something else.
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39.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The best single player only diablo clone ever made. It is a clone so get it for a fresh trip down memory lane.
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17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Love this, even years later. Diablo, but better. Much better.
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Would highly recommend this game if you havent got it already. Very fun! well worth the money :)
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7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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.
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