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Thick veins of the magical ore Ember lie beneath the streets of Torchlight, and fortune seekers have been flocking to the small mining town since its discovery. To extract the valuable ore, a labyrinth of tunnels has been dug deep into the earth. What the miners don't know, but will soon discover, is that something much more deadly resides beneath. Ruined civilizations, now long forgotten, have hidden horrors no one can even imagine .. and now those horrors are about to surface. It is up to you and your trusty companions to stop the onslaught of monsters and save the town's citizens.

Torchlight is a single-player action role-playing game in which you play one of three character classes: The Destroyer (a warrior), The Alchemist (a spellcaster), or The Vanquisher (a rogue). Each character class has unique weapons and armor and three skill sets.

Although the majority of gameplay is handled in typical Diablo-like fashion (exploring, killing monsters, completing quests, buying and selling, levelling up, etc.), there are a few distinguishing features. For instance, your character has a private stash for storing excess items. All of your party members also share an additional pack which can be used to transfer items between them.

The animal companion you choose at the beginning of the game can be used for a variety of purposes. This pet can wear two rings and an amulet, can carry as many items as you can in its own pack, and levels up with experience. Its items can be sold to shopkeepers or shared between the party. You can teach your pet tricks, like fetching dropped items or to cast two spells of your choosing. To turn your pet into a vicious fighting monster, feed it fish before a battle. Different fishes found or caught by you in the game have varied effects on your pet.

Most levels in the game are randomly generated. Inside you'll find secret rooms, traps, swinging bridges, levers, shrines, non-monster encounters, and elevation changes. The game features an auto-map feature to help you find your way around, and tool tips for getting acquainted with the gameplay.

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Torchlight Macintosh Our hero has reached level 2: time to spend some points
Torchlight Windows Fame increasing
Torchlight Windows Unique rifle
Torchlight Macintosh Our hero enters a new area.

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User Reviews

Fun hack and slash experience, but nothing more. Windows Alex M. (1167)
Diablight! Windows agamer (75)
Cute and cuddly Diablo clone. More like Fate II. Windows Rod Mayton (10)
What? huh? Where? STOP IT! Windows Pixelspeech (949)

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Windows Nov 09, 2009 A 100
Softpedia Linux Oct 11, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Hellbored Windows Nov 01, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Mar 14, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Macworld Macintosh May 25, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Totally Gaming Network Windows Oct 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Nov 30, 2009 2.47 out of 6 71

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Torchlight appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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