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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.
Torchlight II Windows There are more options available for character customization.
Torchlight II Windows You can also send your pet to buy basic stuff like potions and scrolls.
Torchlight II Windows After you reach the end of a dungeon, a portal to the surface appears, saving you from lots of backtracking.

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The Press Says

GamingTrend 2012 95 out of 100 95
Vandal Online Sep 25, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Softpedia Oct 01, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Joystiq Sep 20, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Nexus Oct 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90
MMORPG.com Oct 01, 2012 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Games (Germany) Sep 21, 2012 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 26, 2012 17 out of 20 85
New Game Network Oct 10, 2012 84 out of 100 84
Factornews Sep 28, 2012 8 out of 10 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