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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.


Torchlight Macintosh Our hero enters a new area.
Torchlight Macintosh We have summoned a portal to get fast access to the city of Torchlight
Torchlight Windows Fame increasing
Torchlight Windows You can see your character on the title screen

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User Reviews

Fun hack and slash experience, but nothing more. Windows Alex M. (990)
Diablight! Windows agamer (75)
Cute and cuddly Diablo clone. More like Fate II. Windows Rod Mayton (10)
What? huh? Where? STOP IT! Windows Pixelspeech (953)

The Press Says

Jeux Vidéo Network Windows Oct 27, 2009 18 out of 20 90
Total PC Gaming Windows 2009 9 out of 10 90
MacLife Macintosh Sep 13, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Sep 16, 2010 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Windows Oct 29, 2009 8.75 out of 10 88
Hellbored Windows Nov 01, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86 Windows Nov 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80 (UK) Windows Nov 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Nov 30, 2009 2.47 out of 6 71


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1001 Video Games

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