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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 There are also more pets.
Torchlight II Windows You always get to choose your reward after completing a quest.
Torchlight II Windows There are fishing holes in the wilderness, but unlike the ones in hub towns, they are limited.
Torchlight II Windows Fishing mini-game is still the same.

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RPGFan Oct 10, 2012 91 out of 100 91
3D Juegos Sep 20, 2012 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Revolution Sep 28, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Invasion (INC Gamers) Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamesRadar Sep 20, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 24, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Game Watcher Sep 24, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
videogamer.com Sep 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Trusted Reviews Oct 08, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeux Vidéo Magazine Dec, 2012 15 out of 20 75

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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
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