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Game Informer Magazine (9.25 out of 10)

The console version of Diablo III is different from the PC version, and some diehard fans will denounce it for that reason alone. For me, however, it’s different in all the right ways. With an engaging new control scheme, fewer online hurdles, and all the depth of the original, taking on Diablo’s legion of demon lords has never been more enjoyable.

Sep 3rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

RPGFan (92 out of 100)

Clearly, the short version of this review is as follows: if you enjoy hacking and slashing, buy Diablo III on your console of choice, especially if you have someone to play co-op with. The console version is the definitive, Director's Cut edition of this game, and if the online requirements or auction houses on the PC version held you back from buying that version or enjoying it, you can rejoice along with me that they are gone this time around.

Sep 14th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

1UP (A-)

Maybe the loot drops aren't balanced perfectly. Maybe the servers were down that one time you tried to log in. Yet few will argue that Diablo III isn't a beautiful and addicting action RPG. Even Diablo II wasn't the powerhouse we know it as today back at its launch. Only after a number of balance changes, expansions, and game-altering patches years after release did it achieve its legendary status. Ten days after its debut, Diablo III is a great game, and it will only get better over time as Blizzard has time to tweak and fine-tune the formula.

May 31st, 2012 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Eurogamer.es (9 out of 10)

Diablo III para consolas siempre es consciente de dĂłnde estĂĄ y nunca es incoherente con su nuevo contexto. Es cĂłmodo de jugar y se ha quitado de encima algunos de los mayores inconvenientes de la versiĂłn de PC. Pese al bajĂłn grĂĄfico, el multijugador local y el resto de ajustes hacen que compense jugar en consola y, ademĂĄs, siempre nos pone las cosas fĂĄciles para que nos metamos en su mundo. No se avergĂŒenza de sus concesiones y mejora al original; no podĂ­amos pedirle mucho mĂĄs.

Sep 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Gamestyle (9 out of 10)

Diablo III is a fine example of how a game that was primarily built for playing on a PC, can be translated to consoles. The consideration taken by the development team to make sure interfaces were rebuilt is great to see. Diablo III is the best example of the action RPG and until you play it, you simply cannot appreciate just how amazing the experience can be.

Sep 9th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

PlayStation Universe (9 out of 10)

Overall, like its 2012 forebear, Diablo III on PS3 is superb, frantic fun. As you explore and fight for your life against waves of monsters, the five classes play differently and their unique unlockable skills really allow you to carve a playstyle all your own. The addition of multiplayer, Hardcore mode, a vast trophy cabinet, surprise encounters, secret levels, and increased difficulty settings all serve to keep you hooked on the game long after your first playthrough is in the books.

Sep 5th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Gamer.nl (9 out of 10)

Diablo was altijd een briljant spel voor op een LAN-party en dit ouderwetse gevoel kun je helemaal terugkrijgen in de consoleversie. Lekker tot middenin de nacht in kerkers afdalen bij je vrienden op de bank en elkaar een mep kunnen verkopen als ze een legendarisch item voor je neus inpikken. Mocht je dit specifiek als PC-speler bijzonder veel missen, dan kun je een consolekopie overwegen. Voor de rest is Diablo 3 op de consoles vooral een uitgelezen kans voor fervente Xbox- en PlayStation-gamers om kennis te maken met een typische Blizzard-ervaring vol hel en verdoemenis, prachtige cinematics en eindeloos verslavende gameplay.

Sep 3rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

IGN (9 out of 10)

On its merits as an action game alone, Diablo III shines. Its weighty, brutal combat is instantly entertaining, and the steady drip of new and interesting ways to slaughter monsters by the screenfull makes leveling each of the five characters a joy. But ultimately, it’s Blizzard’s revitalization of the item hunt with more generous drop rates and transformative pieces of gear that kept me coming back for more. The ever-present temptation of that next sick legendary kept the loot-hound in me rabid, surprisingly turning what could have easily been a lazy port into what is undoubtedly the most replayable, and perhaps the definitive version of Diablo III.

Sep 9th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Eurogamer.pt (9 out of 10)

Para simplificar tudo o que foi dito, Diablo III nas consolas Ă© mais do que recomendĂĄvel. A Ășnica dĂșvida que permanece diz respeito ao apoio da Blizzard. No PC as atualizaçÔes sĂŁo regulares e existe uma grande comunidade de fĂŁs estabelecida, enquanto nas consolas essa comunidade ainda terĂĄ que crescer. Desde o seu inĂ­cio que a Blizzard Ă© uma companhia dedicada ao PC, e nĂŁo serĂĄ surpreendente se assim continuar no futuro, e esta deverĂĄ ser a Ășnica razĂŁo para preferir a versĂŁo original de Diablo III.

Sep 9th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Push Square (9 out of 10)

Aside from some graphical and interface niggles, Diablo III has made the transition to the PS3 exceptionally well. The addictive loot loop remains intact here, and it's furthered by the addition of an excellent couch co-op mode. With several classes to sample and a seemingly never-ending supply of gear, this is an impressive port of an already outstanding game.

Sep 16th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Eurogamer.se (9 out of 10)

Diablo 3 Àr verkligen ett ypperligt actionrollspel och jag kÀnde direkt att trots det var ett tag sen jag spelade det pÄ PC satte spelet klorna i mig direkt igen. Vid ett tillfÀlle satt jag och spelade och kom pÄ mig sjÀlv att tÀnka att jag inte skulle glömma bort att skriva en text om spelet ocksÄ. Grafiskt hÄller spelet en helt ok kvalitet Àven om upplösningen Àr lÀgre, vilket ger en lite mer inzoomad kÀnsla och lite sÀmre skÀrpa. Detta kompenseras dock genom att spelet i princip alltid hÄller en hög bildfrekvens utan nÄgra större djupdykningar oavsett hur mycket som hÀnder pÄ skÀrmen. Har ni valmöjligheten rekommenderar jag datorversionen primÀrt, men detta Àr en extremt polerad konsolversion av ett fantastiskt spel.

Sep 12th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

DarkZero (9 out of 10)

Blizzard has done an outstanding job in bringing Diablo III to consoles, so much so that I was still getting engulfed by its addictive nature even after putting in over 100+ hours on the PC. The controller seems a natural fit, making it a comfortable couch experience. The ease of access this game has, thanks to the controller support, makes it a title that you can pick up and play for however long you like. There’s no dedication needed with Diablo III, be it if you are only playing with your friends an hour a day, or becoming an addict and playing eight hour sessions, you’ll find that Diablo III on console is a port that every console fan would have wished for – a version of Diablo III that plays better than where its roots began on PC, and that’s no easy feat to accomplish in this era of videogames.

Sep 16th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (18 out of 20)

Si on attendait Blizzard au tournant, force est de constater que cette adaptation consoles de son hack'n slash est de fort belle facture. En ayant brillamment repensé le gameplay pour le support tout en ayant soigné la forme, Diablo III rayonne sur PS3 et Xbox 360. Mieux, cette version inclut quelques ajouts trÚs intéressants sans parler des ajustements qui rendent l'expérience aussi, voire plus, enrichissante que sur PC. Une excellente pioche qui démontre qu'un genre ancré dans l'histoire du PC a également sa place sur consoles, s'il est bien pensé en amont.

Sep 4th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

TheSixthAxis (9 out of 10)

The console port of Diablo III could have been a disaster. From the control scheme, to the online play; there were so many things that could have gone wrong. Blizzard really has put the effort in though, and it shows with an absolutely fantastic port that plays brilliantly, looks good, and will keep you interested for hours on end. No, it won’t convert those who aren’t particularly interested in the genre, but if you’re after some dungeon based brawling it doesn’t get better than Diablo III.

Sep 23rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Cheat Code Central (4.5 out of 5)

So, PC gamers, burn effigies if you must, but I enjoyed Diablo III way more on console than I did on PC. There, I said it. This is simply because this version is more focused on the fun of the franchise instead of trying to turn a beloved dungeon-crawler into an MMO. No matter how you play it, though, Diablo III is the pinnacle of its genre, especially on consoles. Unfortunately, I fear that those loyal to PC gaming will never get to experience the game in this form, and that’s a shame. Now, if I can only find that damn cow level

Sep 4th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

3D Juegos (8.8 out of 10)

Ni el mismísimo Aquelarre desatado por las fuerzas del Infierno podría despegarnos del mando si delante tenemos a Diablo III. Un titånico juego de acción y rol que peca de ser bastante conservador en lo jugable, aunque suple este y otros pequeños defectos con una fantåstica jugabilidad que lleva a la måxima expresión el lema: diversión en equipo.

Sep 3rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Vandal Online (8.7 out of 10)

Sea de una forma u otra, Diablo III en consolas sigue siendo un juego muy divertido, con muchos contenidos, adictivo y especialmente recomendable para pasar el rato en compañía, por lo que si no lo habéis jugado ya y sois de los que preferís matar demonios tumbados en el sofå de vuestro salón, esta se convierte en una buena oportunidad para hacerse con él

Aug 29th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Digital Chumps (8.6 out of 10)

Diablo III on the PS3 has its issues, but it certainly excels in some of the areas the PC version simply failed on. Gamers will be happy with Blizzard Entertainment's well thought out efforts to bring home a solid console version of their PC hit.

Sep 19th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

GamingXP (85 out of 100)

In die Quere kommt man sich dabei Loot-technisch nur beim Couch-Coop. Im Online-Multiplayer dropt fĂŒr jeden Spieler sein eigener Loot, was lĂ€stige Streitereien erspart. Gerade diese Zwiste und Verhandlungen machen aber den Reiz einer Old School-Partie vor demselben TV-GerĂ€t aus. Leider hat Blizzard beim Single Screen Multiplayer keine Option eingebaut, die es den Spielern erlaubt, gleichzeitig ihr Inventar zu managen. So ist man dazu verdammt, seinem Coop-Buddy DĂ€umchen drehend beim Item sortieren und anziehen zuzusehen. Trotzdem macht Diablo III am meisten Spaß, wenn man jemanden hat, mit dem man nicht nur zusammen jagen und sammeln, sondern auch GegenstĂ€nde tauschen kann. Vielleicht macht das Kerngameplay von Diablo gerade deshalb so sĂŒchtig, weil es unsere Urinstinkte anspricht – auf jeden Fall hat es selten so Spaß gemacht, dem nĂ€chsten Lootdrop entgegen zu fiebern, wie in Diablo III.

Oct 4th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

IGN Italia (8.5 out of 10)

Ho giocato Diablo III sia su PS3 che su Xbox 360, grazie a due copie del gioco fornite a IGN Italia da Blizzard, trovandole francamente indistinguibili. Ho giocato moltissimo in single player, intrippandomi non poco, e ho provato anche la co-op online, apprezzandola molto sia dal punto di vista tecnico (funziona perfettamente), sia per il divertimento che Ăš in grado di generare. Non ho avuto modo di provare la co-op in locale, che perĂČ avevo apprezzato in due precedenti occasioni, prima all'E3 e poi in un minievento organizzato da Blizzard a Milano.

Aug 29th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

PlayStation Lifestyle (8.5 out of 10)

Diablo III for home consoles has everything diehard fans have come to expect of the series, with a few very well-placed changes. The subtraction of the battle.net account and inclusion of couch coop add an easier online experience with fewer hurdles. A pacier combat system does wonder for the game’s transition to home consoles, as does the fluid control scheme and great depth to be found. With four acts and four difficulty settings, Diablo III is a game that will easily take up hours upon hours of your time without you even realizing it.

Sep 3rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Gameplay (Benelux) (85 out of 100)

Blizzard bewijst dat het ook op console maatwerk kan afleveren en dat Diablo III vlot te besturen is met een controller. De intense co-op en afwezigheid van Auction House zorgen voor een geslaagde port.

Aug 30th, 2013 · PlayStation 3

InsideGamer (8.5 out of 10)

Speel je echter vanaf het begin af aan met een co-op maatje, dan is er niets aan de hand. Zoals gezegd kun je zijn personage opslaan en later gewoon verder spelen. Ook kun je jouw groep aanvullen met online spelers. En dan hoef je niet eens bang te zijn dat ze je loot stelen, want ook dat systeem is aangepast: iedereen krijgt online zijn eigen loot. Net dat legendary wapen voor je neus weg gegraaid zien worden, is er dus niet meer bij. Het lijken eigenlijk allemaal maar kleine aanpassingen, en dat zijn het ook. Maar als collectief zorgen ze ervoor dat Diablo III op de console beter aanvoelt dan op de pc.

Sep 3rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

4Players.de (84 out of 100)

Dennoch kommt man schnell in den bekannt angenehmen und trotz des einfachen Kampfsystems mitunter hektisch-fordernden Spielfluss, wobei die direkte Steuerung der Spielfigur in den BosskĂ€mpfen dem PC-Bruder eine Nase voraus ist. Da man hier zudem die motivierende Jagd nach Beute mit vier Spielern in zahlreichen Kombinationen (online, offline, System-Link) angehen kann und es einige mechanische Optimierungen gibt, ist die Konsolenfassung fĂŒr mich die Version der Wahl und eines der besten derzeit erhĂ€ltlichen Koop-Spiele - auch wenn die stimmige und jederzeit flĂŒssig laufende Kulisse auf beiden Systemen mit Tearing zu kĂ€mpfen hat.

Sep 3rd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Impulse Gamer (8.4 out of 10)

Though very linear in most respects and repetitive in its battle controls there are enough tweaks in this mostly the same game as Diablo II to make the experience oddly addictive. Diablo III Is a solid sword and sorcery dungeon crawling adventure. Just push the direction you want to go and then hack 'n' slash... how simple and fun. A PlayStation 3 success!

2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

The Video Game Critic (B+)

Diablo III may feel like a grind at times, but there's no question that this is one classy, first-rate adventure.

Sep 19th, 2014 · PlayStation 3 · read review

PlayStation Official Magazine - UK (8 out of 10)

Starbreeze’s Syndicate, Ninja Theory’s DmC and 2k Marin’s original design for its Xcom shooter were all lambasted for taking liberties with their source material, somehow missing the point of their prequels. Diablo 3 by contrast is nothing if not the essence of the original games, and the anachronisms it displays in everything from an absence of character customisation to low-rent animations are more endearing than underwhelming. It’s an ancient evil residing in a new place, and the marriage of Blizzard’s defiantly old-school dungeon-crawling with its mesmerising craftsmanship works unquestionably. A deceptively simple and expertly constructed Beelzebub-basher, translated smartly for a platform not immediately receptive to the genre.

Aug 29th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Realm of Gaming (8 out of 10)

Overall, Diablo III is a good game and it was expertly ported to the consoles. If you haven’t already purchased Diablo III for the PC for whatever reason, the console version is a fine way to go.

Jan 18th, 2014 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Games TM (8 out of 10)

The switch to consoles has weakened the presentation of the game; the world is relentlessly dark, and there's no sign of the advanced lighting dynamics present in the PC release. The character models aren't incredibly detailed, either, so hunting for unique loot to customise your character with doesn't yield the same reward it did before. Diablo III is a solid port, though - a fast, fluid action-RPG experience that feels as accomplished on the console as it did on the PC.

Sep 12th, 2013 · PlayStation 3

PlayFrance (8 out of 10)

Bien plus sympa en coopĂ©ration que seul dans son coin, Diablo III offre des heures de dĂ©paysement dans un monde gothique qui ne demande qu’à ĂȘtre explorĂ©. Si la profondeur du jeu n’est pas Ă  la hauteur des prĂ©cĂ©dents volets – et de certains autres reprĂ©sentants du genre – le titre de Blizzard reste un bon divertissement accessible et prenant. Le portage perd quelques artifices graphiques au passage mais la prise en main trĂšs correcte Ă  la manette donne raison au confort d’un bon canapĂ©. Armez-vous d’amis !

Sep 12th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Gameblog.fr ( )

MĂȘme si les joueurs hardcore sur PC crieront Ă  l'hĂ©rĂ©sie, Diablo III sur Xbox 360 et PS3 est une vĂ©ritable rĂ©ussite. Le titre a Ă©tĂ© intelligemment amĂ©nagĂ© sur ces supports, certaines modifications apportent rĂ©ellement un plus et assurent le confort et le plaisir de jeu. Alors si vous ĂȘtes fan de hack'n slash et que vous ĂȘtes en manque sur console, vous pouvez vous lancer dans l'aventure Diablo III sans vous poser de question, vous ne pourrez qu'ĂȘtre satisfaits. Mais malgrĂ© toutes ces qualitĂ©s, une question subsiste : pourquoi avoir attendu 16 mois avant de voir dĂ©barquer Diablo III sur consoles, n'est-ce pas un peu trop tard ? Et enfin bien sĂ»r, si vous avez dĂ©jĂ  largement pratiquĂ© le jeu sur PC, inutile de vous pencher sur cette version. En effet, il n'y a rien que vous ne connaissiez dĂ©jĂ , Ă  moins de vouloir partager l'aventure entre amis en direct dans votre salon...

Sep 2nd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Hardcore Gamer Magazine (4 out of 5)

If you and up to three friends are in the mood for a finely crafted, loot-driven, hack-and-slash RPG, look no further than Diablo III. The story may not be as exciting as a name like Diablo would suggest, but it hardly takes away from the overall experience. With fluid combat, huge areas to explore, dungeons to conquer, loot to lust over and friendships to be strengthened or destroyed by an able co-op mode, it’s surely the best of its kind on consoles. Diablo III was good when it launched in 2012. Now, it’s great.

Sep 9th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

GameSpot (8 out of 10)

On console as on PC, Diablo III is a very safe game. It never diverges from the path carved by its predecessors and the numerous loot-driven hack-and-slash dungeon crawlers they inspired. But Diablo III also proves that when done well, the classic formula can still be absorbing. The powerful abilities of the diverse character classes are fun to use, the world is varied and enticing, and the constant promise of more riches and better gear makes conquering that next group of foes an alluring prospect indeed. Don't take up arms against Diablo because you care about saving the world. Do it for fortune and glory.

Sep 9th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Edge (7 out of 10)

Since before Diablo III arrived on PC, Blizzard’s public statements contained two contentious opinions. The first was that the game required a real money auction house and an always online internet connection to function according to their vision; the second, even before this console version was announced, was that the game felt even better on a pad than a mouse. Now that it’s here, the console release turns out to be fig. 1 in proving both of those statements false. Diablo still contains enough impulsive monster-slaying to entertain, but the trek from its home on PC has left it diminished.

Sep 2nd, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

RPGamer (3.5 out of 5)

Diablo III has been a long time coming, and in that time there have been many others to use the franchise's formula. There have been so many that they approach being a sub-genre unto themselves as opposed to just "Diablo clones", so this specific instance feels less like a new Diablo and more like another Diablo. This is not a great game, and it isn't really all that special. It is a good game, though, especially if you have some friends around to share it with.

2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Diehard GameFan N/A

The only thing Diablo III is guilty of is having the burden of trying to impress those that were enamored with its first two entries. Despite a twelve year gap since the last one, round three can hardly be called revolutionary and does little to advance the genre. That being said, it is still a fun, streamlined experience best enjoyed with friends either locally or online. No longer is there an always online requirement or a balance breaking auction house to contend with, plus the interface has adapted well to the controller. It’s the best console port that Blizzard has ever done, to the point where I actually prefer it to the PC release. If you enjoyed other console dungeon hacks such as Champions of Norrath, it’s worth giving Diablo III a look.

Sep 12th, 2013 · PlayStation 3 · read review

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Critic reviews added by jaXen, ryanbus84, Alsy, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger, Tim Janssen, Alaka.