Torchlight 2

  • Torchlight 2
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  • Four distinct classes with great abilities.
  • An addictive stream of enticing loot.
  • Excellent skill design.


  • Not being able to respect.
  • Action occasionally gets choppy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC World on 90

Runic's second foray into adventure RPGs builds on the success of the first Torchlight with new classes and multiplayer options. It's beautiful and fun to...

By Realm of Gaming on 80

PCClick click click. It's all about the rhythm. Click click click. Shoot, bash, backflip. Click click click. Loot loot loot. For all its detailed stats, loot, and skill trees, the Action RPG genre has never been about sophistication. While it is of...

By eTeknix on

This last couple of weeks I have been spending an immense amount of time getting lost in the world of Torchlight II. Torchlight II is the latest action RPG from Runic Games and is the sequel to their 2009 classis “Torchlight”.There are no shortage of...

By New Game Network on 84

Torchlight 2 is better than the original and the newly released Diablo 3. There is great variety to locations and monsters and this makes it easy to keep playing. Combat is dextrous, loot is rewarding and replay value is high. Some performance issues...

By TrustedReviews on 80

Torchlight II isn’t necessarily a Diablo III-killer, but it’s a beautifully crafted, hugely addictive and richly lovable rival.

By Techgage on 95

A noticeable and welcome improvement Torchlight II has over the original is that the enemies and bosses are greatly varied. There wasn't one time I felt I was fighting the same type or same looking enemy from on chapter to the next. The bosses...

By Blogcritics on 100

It is quite a testament to Torchlight II that I have a hard time just thinking of writing the review because it means I will need to move on to something else in my in-tray. That's after I managed to play two different and distinct characters from...

By GameTrailers on 85

For all of its features, Torchlight II doesn’t differ significantly from its predecessor; instead, it takes what worked and gives us those features in indulgent helpings.

By Edge on 80

You’ll get the most out of Torchlight II if you’re looking to ride the curve of loot and incremental power, and to share in a community that is emerging as the game’s mechanics are mastered and its rarest items are uncovered.

By DigitalSpy on 60

Make no mistake, Torchlight 2 is nothing revolutionary. It favours a remix of genre conventions over any true evolution of the action RPG formula, but it is a pitch-perfect execution of those traditions that remains satisfying from start to finish and beyond.

By DarkZero on 90

Torchlight II is one of the best examples of a dungeon raiding, isometric loot game, and should be in everyone’s Steam list if you even have the slightest urge to play an action RPG.

By PC Authority on 100

From the minds of the developers who worked on the Diablo series, Torchlight 1 was a hit right out of left field. Although it was missing various gameplay elements, such as multiplayer and real longevity, it still won gamers over with its fun and...

By NowGamer on 88

Torchlight 2 proves you don't need to be a multimillion-dollar colossus in order to make a memorable impact on a well-trodden genre.

By VideoGamer on 80

Torchlight 2 ReviewTorchlight II is a game that plays by the rules, and most of those rules are inherited straight from Diablo II. You start in a murky field, because Diablo II started in a murky field. There are skill trees, socketable gems and five...

By TimeTech on 80

Torchlight II was originally poised to supersede Diablo III by a season or more. And then it was delayed, so that now it’s in the some might say unenviable position of having to go after Blizzard’s 800-pound, demon-tailed gorilla.

By Gamespot on 85

Torchlight II doesn't innovate and it doesn't surprise, and the genre may need an infusion of new ideas if it's going to stay vital. But Torchlight II serves up the old, irresistible recipe about as well as it's ever been done.

By PCGamer on 88

A massive action-RPG in a small package. A few misjudged dalliances with the past don't hold it back from a bright future.

By EuroGamer on 90

It's a colourful, heartfelt and well-judged spin on one of the most reliably engrossing genres knocking around. Pick a class, choose a pet and set a course for Plunder Cove.

By Destructoid on 90

If you're a fan of hack 'n slashes, loot fests, or dungeon crawlers, definitely pick up Torchlight II. It's absolutely worth your time and money, and should hold your attention for quite a while.

By PasteMagazine on 73

I don’t regret my time with Torchlight II, but I’ll keep waiting for the genre to move forward as a whole, rather than just in small, iterative steps.