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Diablo (PlayStation)

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82
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The most interesting and addicting game I have ever played! Troy Leisten (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (24 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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94
Privat Computer PC
Ens helt stiger dejligt hurtigt i niveau, og når man først har lært ham at kende, er han svær at slippe. Diablo er et spil, man kan spille i dagevis. Man kan simpelthen ikke lade være.
90
Consoles Plus
Diablo est un excellent jeu d'action mâtiné d'aventure, qui saura vous tenir en haleine. L'adaptation n'est pas sans défaut mais tient la route.
90
GamePro (US)
Diablo isn't your average dungeon crawl, it's a blood-soaked sword romp with RPG elements liberally sprinkled on top. If you enjoyed the PC version, there's nothing new here, but if this is your first Diablo experience, you're in for a Hell of a good time
89
Absolute Playstation
It is a shame that games of this type are far too rare on Playstation, I just hope that the developers take the time to make the port of Diablo 2 when it is released, hint, hint.
89
Gamezilla
If you sit down and give this game a little bit of time you will be hooked. The RPG element added just enough to make the game more than a hack-n-slash bore but is not overdone. I had many nights that I just could not stop playing because I wanted to see what was coming next. The long load and save times were a bit annoying but I guess it is better to load everything at the beginning of the level instead of throughout the entire game. I highly recommend this game to just about everyone. Just remember to not get overwhelmed and give up. Everything will become clear in a matter of time. Check it out!
88
Game Players
Because of the changes made to Diablo's combat system for PlayStation, the game almost seems more like a beefed-up version of the '80s arcade game, Gauntlet. Gone is the 'click here to move and attack' mouse control, replaced by more traditional D-pad movement. It's far more natural than on the PC, and only increases the urgency of the on-screen action. The simultaneous two-player mode is equally well thought out. It's this polished gameplay and an awesome sense of atmosphere that make the game what it is - a gem.
87
Super Play
Diablo är en snarlik kopia av Ataris klassiska äventyrsspel Gauntlet, ett spel som härskade såvär i arkadhallarna som i hemmen på åttiotalet. Blizzard har gjort ett utmärkt arbete med spelet och de som älskar äventyr och att spela tillsammans med sina bästa vänner kommer att få det otroligt kul med Diablo.
83
Game Revolution
Diablo is well worth your money, particularly if you are a fan of adventure games but do not want a total roleplaying experience. Sequels, anybody?
83
GameSpot
Blizzard's Diablo, winner of GameSpot's PC Game of the Year for 1996, has finally made it onto the PlayStation. On the surface, it almost seems like it would be a more natural home for the old devil, being as it is a sort of glorified Gauntlet. Oh, but it's so much more, which makes us wonder: Can a console system pull off the wonderful array of magic, pyrotechnic lighting effects, and the near-infinite variety of possible games that the PC version made possible with its randomized dungeons, magic items, and monsters - not to mention some of the best death animations in the business? The answer, like the game, is more complex than it seems.
80
Legendra
Partant pessimiste quant au portage de ce jeu PC mythique, surtout craignant une perte d'ambiance, et surtout un gameplay des plus exécrables, je peux dire au bout d'une dizaine d'heures que mon intuition se révéla fausse. J'ai pris goût à refaire le titre, à le redécouvrir, et de surcroit en français, malgré les temps de sauvegarde longuets. Les personnes ayant trouvées la version PC sans intérêt ne se sentiront pas plus concernés par ce portage. Les fans pourront eux, je pense, retenter l'aventure afin de se remémorer cette légende du Hack & Slash. Diablo, premier du nom, a été si bien converti sur la console de Sony. Il aurait été maintenant intéressant de voir ce qu'aurais donné un portage de son petit frère, Diablo II sur une machine comme la Playstation 2. Mais cela ne sera plus un simple rêve qu'une réalité, et prions à présent pour avoir une digne suite sur PC, un Diablo III.
79
Absolute Playstation
Be warned, to some I am sure that this will be a great game, but if you haven't played an RPG before, rent it before buying.
75
The Video Game Critic
The control scheme takes some getting used to, and you're likely to waste a few spells before you get comfortable with the button combinations. The audio is fantastic, with creepy sound effects and intense background music. The biggest problem with the game is its excruciating load times between levels and during game saves. PC gamers will find this Diablo second rate, but newcomers will find this Playstation edition engrossing enough, and should also check out the exclusive two-player mode.
75
IGN
EA makes it heavenly to fight the devil
74
NowGamer
In the long term nothing can disguise the limitations that Diablo imposes on the player, particularly the lack of development in the later levels. The spells get bigger and brasher as do the enemies, but other than pulling a few levers and finding a few secret areas there’s nothing to do but hack your way through. The story unfolds nicely as you return to the village for new supplies and you can save your character to play in a different game with a friend, but as much fun as it is to play, it’s doubtful whether you’ll be playing it for weeks on end.
60
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet
Tyvärr har inte allt lyckats överföras från PC-versionen till PlayStation-versionen på ett lika smidigt sätt. Det största problemet är grafiken som, trots att den fungerar, är tråkig och taskigt animerad. Diablo till PlayStation är ändå ett roligt och hyfsat beroendeframkallande spel som det är lätt att komma in i, men det är inte ett hot mot de stora japanska RPG-titlarna.