Torchlight is an action role-playing game developed by Runic Games. The graphics are three dimensional and viewed from an overhead perspective, similar to the isometric perspective used in the original Diablo. The PC version of Torchlight is designed to allow extensive modding by players, and Runic Games has released the game editing tools they used to create the game as a free download.
Good replay value.
A terrific game that perfectly recaptures the spirit of Diablo and improves upon it in many ways.
Plenty of content.
Useful pet companion.
Diablo styled gameplay with some welcome additions.
The pet is brilliant.
Lacks a coop multiplayer game mode.
Critical item could not be accessed during testing.
If you don't dig the lootgrind of actionRPGs, you're going to get bored pretty quickly with its flimsy storyline.
No multiplayer; occasional glitches like getting stuck in the environment.
No online multiplayer in this version.
Does very little that's new.
By Gameplay Monthly on November 11, 2010
I think it’s really neat knowing your dog can shoot fireballs or your cat summoning skeletons. The actual gameplay: you basically accept various quests to progress the storyline and explore into many different places fighting monsters, gathering...67
By Mac|Life on September 13, 2010
Torchlight’s appeal is easy to grasp. Players can jump in and out with no need to find a save point--just launch Steam and pick up from exactly where you left off. Namely, battling evil while your dog trots back to town carrying 78 pounds of...90
By Yet Another Review Site on August 05, 2010
Who enjoyed Diablo? Why do I ask this question? Well, it will be something that, as a player, will strongly influence how you view Torchlight.Released in 2009, this was a title that I hadn't even heard of until a friend pointed me in its direction....70
By NZGamer on July 09, 2010
In 1997 a few good folks got together and made one of role-playing gamings standout and breakthrough titles. Three years later they did it again. No, this review is not about Diablo but it is about a game thats its virtual clone. And...79
By Techworld on May 26, 2010
Dungeon crawlers are a niche within the larger RPG genre and not surprisingly, appeal to a smaller audience. But Torchlight is a really good introduction for novice role playing gamers because it combines intuitive hack and slash combat with an...-
By ImpulseGamer on May 01, 2010
I miss the dungeon crawlers on the PC and with no real Dungeons & Dragons game available or more specifically Diablo III, what is a gamer to do? The answer is Torchlight! If you’ve seen the trailer or the screenshots for Torchlight, than you may...92
By Expert Reviews on February 27, 2010
A great hack-and-slash game that you can jump straight into, but it doesn't have the epic scale of Diablo....80
By Diehard GameFAN on February 18, 2010
Torchlight is another in a line of action RPGs I’ve had the pleasure of playing this year, but by far this has been the most enjoyable of the set. The visuals are very appealing and have a great style to them, the mechanics are simple but deep at...93
By Atomic MPC on February 09, 2010
Cheap, full of quality, and stupidly addictive. What's not to...89
By AsiaOne on January 08, 2010
WITH gorgeous graphics and music, infinite replayability and a low price tag, Torchlight is one of the best keyboard-stomping action role-playing games (RPG) I have played in the last couple of years.Gamers familiar with Blizzard's 1997 monster hit...90