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Torchlight II (Windows)

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Description

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 Mapworks , a place for people who couldn't get enough of the main campaign.
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Torchlight II Windows Everything about the epilogue is steam-punkish.
Torchlight II Windows Main menu

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The Press Says

Splitkick Sep 20, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Eurogamer.it Sep 27, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus Oct 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Calm Down Tom Sep 27, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Inside Gaming Oct 01, 2012 9 out of 10 90
G4 TV: X-Play Oct 04, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
Games Radar Sep 20, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
INC Gamers Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Vandal Online Sep 25, 2012 9 out of 10 90
The Escapist Sep 27, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90

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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