You probably know that Diablo 4 is coming, Diablo 2 is being revived, and it will not be long before Mephisto, Baal, Diablo and the old team will try to recapture our hearts, minds, and souls like previous games in the series have done. Blizzard and Diablo have a problem – a lot of problems, actually. That’s because a lot of video games have built on the DNA of looting, power leveling, and killing endless enemy swarms that Diablo 3 had. It has been done well by some of these games. As a result, there are a lot of Diablo alternatives that will not only scratch your itch for Diablo, but could make it hard for the genre that has been king for so long to reign once Ten of them are listed below.
1. Path of Exile
We can’t allow mention of a game that’s the closest rival to Diablo to be delayed. The core of Path of Exile is its seemingly infinite customisation possibilities and thrilling endgame, which can keep you hooked for years. Diablo 3 is also slower and more complex than Path of Exile, focusing more on graphics and gameplay. In other words, you can argue that Path of Exile’s dark and grimdark aesthetic is more like Diablo 2 than Diablo 3. Due to Path of Exile’s online-exclusive nature, it is able to take full advantage of the wonderful player economy in which any rare item you pick up can be of great price for You can have some fun playing with random players when you join the community, and there are some great quests to be done. You can use it free as well – except for cosmetics.
2. Grim Dawn
I suggest you check out Grim Dawn if you like steampunk more than high fantasy, and are interested in a blunderbuss that makes a great companion to a sword. Its gothic Victorian theming gives it a flavor quite unlike anything else on this list, but it retains the same fun hack-and-slash gameplay mechanics. The Diablo 3 infinite scaling and relative ease will fall flat for those who have grew tired of Grim Dawn. A real challenge is present in this game, with a harder grind that’s ultimately more rewarding for players who want There is also a class system to consider – Inquisitors perhaps? Are they occultists? Would it be possible to combine the two to make a deceiver? Our eyes are drawn to the color.
3. Torchlight 2
As a product of a Diablo alumni-run studio, Runic Games’ Torchlight series was bound to have almost an almost preternatural understanding of what made Diablo so incredible. Dark Diablo aesthetics are gone. Torchlight 2 has a bold fantasy feel, but it also retains the compelling simplicity of combat and intricacy of character building of the original. The game isn’t as deep, challenging, or complex as some other entries on this list – it is more akin to an old-fashioned Diablo with pretty graphics than a trailblazing ARPG – but it is a charming old timer. Torchlight 3 is a sequel to the previous game, but the changes over its predecessor are so modest that its hefty price tag isn’t justified.
4. Warhammer: Vermintide II
It may be the biggest departure from the classic ARPG formula on this list, but plowing through ravenous Skaven in liquid-smooth first-person combat will remind you of the intense, endorphin-releasing combat that drew you to Diablo 2 The action and blood of Vermintide 2 is intense and its roster of five heroes battling evil in a grimdark world is almost identical to Diablo. Often compared to Left 4 Dead, Vermintide 2 offers its own satisfying levelling system along with loads of loot variety and other elements that provide a depth of RPG content. In case you are unsatisfied with Diablo’s skill levels, then this will give you the challenge you’re looking for.
5. Children of Morta
A beautiful pixel-art game that blends the combat of a roguelike with a hack-and-slash dungeon crawl, Children of Morta tells the story of a gifted family of warriors taking on an evil threat. In one evening here, you’re likely to lose more lives than you’d lose in an entire Diablo 3 run on normal difficulty, but each time you die, you’ll gain a little more story and resources for your characters to level up. Similarly to Diablo, Morta also offers a fixed set of characters, but it encourages you to use them all at the same time. This is something Blizzard’s series could take a note Couch co-op is a great way to play this game as well.
6. Borderlands Series
The fact that it looks so different from Diablo, while being so clearly related to it is quite rare. looks like a zany first-person shooter, but it is actually a numbers-based looter RPG where you traverse a hostile world and kill a lot of very mad enemies in order to find can choose from several preset heroes, each of which specializes in a different thing, like crowd control, support, DPS, and other common Players with a tremendous skill tree can customize their heroes fully, and the feeling of playing with three other friends adds to the frenzied experience, establishing this series as one of the best co-op experiences out there.
7. Destiny 2
A grind long and satisfying that will occupy your time and energy for months (or even years) to come might be more in line with Destiny 2 While its personality is more slick and ‘classic sci-fi,’ the feel of the guns, the high-flying combat, and raiding with your friends are on a par with none. Considering Destiny 2 has had a lot of updates over the last couple of years, there is a lot to get your head around with its multiple currencies, game modes, and inventories, but give it some time and you will eventually enjoy its impressive future-industrial setting.
8. Book of Demons
Taking a quirky approach to dungeon crawling, Book of Demons slims things down by keeping you on rails as your hacky-slashy hero traverses dungeons, caves, and other murky underground areas. of this game takes a while to adjust to, but once it clicks, you can see how it combines that old-school Diablo feel with some clever new It gives players tons of options and flexibility in how they progress their hero. The card-based skill system, for example, is a fantastic alternative to typical skills and equipment. Additionally, the art style is beautiful too, with a paper cutout look that really comes to life when the entire screen is ablaze with magic and explosions.
9. Titan Quest
Titan Quest places Ancient Greek mythology in the loot-em-up meat grinder to achieve great effect. It’s a stylish setting where you smash hydras, cyclops, and satyrs just like Diablo’s With the Anniversary Edition, Titan Quest is no longer as old as it used to be, but the bright shades of Greece’s arid countryside and the gleaming weapons are given a fresh radiance. The theme and presentation make it an extremely enjoyable game to play. It’s not the most complex ARPG, but it’s a lot of fun.
10. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr
As the second Warhammer game on this list, this game is more closely aligned with the classic Diablo formula thanks to its isometric perspective and emphasis on loot and building. It will be a welcome change if you find the grinding of endgame a bit tiring, since Martyr eschews it in favor of a tight, well-told campaign that you can sink a lot Featuring the 1940s future, this game consists of boltguns, chainswords, and Space Marines, as you pick from three different classes to slice and dice your way through the rusting hulls and deteriorating planets of the For those who enjoyed the main campaign, the standalone expansion Prophecy is also recommended.