Torchlight II (Windows)

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After the events of the first game, Alchemist, one of the three main classes, is corrupted by the Emberblight from the heart of Ordrak, the main source of corruption beneath the town of Torchlight. Now he is on a rampage for taking the power of guardians and breaking the balance of elements. New heroes arrive to rise up against his madness with the help of the destroyer and the vanquisher, other two playable characters from the first game.

Many elements from the original hack-and-slash RPG Torchlight (fishing, pets, etc) make a return in the sequel, including the randomly generated dungeons. There are more classes, pets and weapon types and the locations to visit are more varied. There are now snowy areas, deserts, forests etc. Instead of the dungeon descending structure of the original game, the sequel has large above-ground environments with hub towns and each one has a couple of separate dungeons that consist of one floor or multiple ones. Unlike the first game multiplayer is now supported through cooperative sessions for up to six players, both locally and online. There are three acts and an epilogue.

Other new elements are time of day cycles, an updated interface design, and various weather effects. The character appearance can be fully customized based on various attributes.

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Torchlight II Windows A reference to Silence of the Lambs.
Torchlight II Windows Each Phase Beast opens a portal to a small area where you can overcome a certain challenge ( like surviving an attack )  and get fat rewards for it.
Torchlight II Windows Main menu

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy Sep 20, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Co-Optimus Sep 20, 2012 5 out of 5 100
MMGN Sep 20, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 24, 2012 9 out of 10 90
G4 TV: X-Play Oct 04, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
INC Gamers Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Sep 21, 2012 86 out of 100 86
Game Watcher Sep 24, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.dk Sep 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Trusted Reviews Oct 08, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2012 – One of the Top 10 Games of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #5 Best Role-Playing Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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Herzalot . (301) added Torchlight II (Windows) on Oct 02, 2012