• Torchlight
83
Based on 41 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    1

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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gameplay Monthly on 67

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...

By Mac|Life on 90

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...

By Yet Another Review Site on 70

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....

By NZGamer on 79

In 1997 a few good folks got together and made one of role-playing gaming’s standout and breakthrough titles. Three years later they did it again. No, this review is not about Diablo – but it is about a game that’s its virtual clone. And...

By Techworld on

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 92

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...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A great hack-and-slash game that you can jump straight into, but it doesn't have the epic scale of Diablo....

By Diehard GameFAN on 93

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...

By Atomic MPC on 89

Cheap, full of quality, and stupidly addictive. What's not to...

By AsiaOne on 90

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...

By GameZone on 80

8It’s not a new concept, but the execution is tight. Torchlight is a nice ride that echoes with memories of grand gaming times of the past, while using an updated style and graphic charm to keep it fresh and...

By ThinkDigit on

Torchlight, true to the indie games tradition, snuck-up on us with what could be described as the best action-RPG to grace us, since maybe Titan Quest. Even though this game is a debut release for Runic Games, the studio’s development team has...

By itreviews.com on

Torchlight is basically a slick, refined version of Diablo. It's a superficial hack-n-slash affair, but it's neatly designed in many respects and a surprisingly gripping little RPG. Runic Games - Torchlight price Buy Torchlight securely online...

By NowGamer on 90

We hope you’ve saved the midnight oil, you won’t be getting much sleep after this. 9.0/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report error/mistake.Add to my profile pageGame...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

It looks like that terribly long wait for Diablo 3 just got a bit shorter. Torchlight, a new dungeon crawler courtesy of some of Diablo’s own devs has hit store shelves. An expansive fantasy world with addictive fast-paced combat and a budget...

By Game Observer on 84

Gaming has become a big business in the past decade. Strangely enough, as big as the industry has become, the indie side of the business has actually been allowed to grow stronger than ever. When little startups like Runic can make such a well...

By Gamervision on 85

Diablo III isn't going to be released in 2010, and odds are it'll be deep into 2011 before Blizzard pushes their RPG onto store shelves. This poses a bit of a problem for many gamers, who expected the developer to have the product finished much...

By GamePro on 90

It looks like that terribly long wait for Diablo 3 just got a bit shorter. Torchlight, a new dungeon crawler courtesy of some of Diablo's own devs has hit store shelves, and reviewer Jason Lewis is having plenty of trouble putting it down. An...

By Strategy Informer on 85

At first glance, Torchlight seems like such an obvious concoction of ideas that you’ll wonder why it took so long to locate the correct formula. Developer Runic has taken the point-and-click action-rpg mechanics of Diablo, fused them with...

By IGN Gear on 86

All in all, Torchlight is a refreshing - though not revolutionary - dungeon crawler that will occupy gamers for 10-15 hours on the first run-through, and perhaps dozens more across varying difficulty levels and experiments with different character...