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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.


Torchlight II Windows Fishing mini-game is still the same.
Torchlight II Linux Between the chapters the story is driven forward with small cinematic sequences
Torchlight II Windows Something like this.
Torchlight II Windows A reference to Silence of the Lambs.

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Common Sense Media Windows 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Windows Sep 25, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
3D Juegos Windows Sep 20, 2012 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN UK Windows Oct 20, 2012 9.1 out of 10 91
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Windows Sep 20, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
Darkstation Windows Sep 24, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Chip Power Play Windows Nov, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Escapist Windows Sep 27, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Windows Sep 24, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
GamezGeneration Windows Dec 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80


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