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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 You always get to choose your reward after completing a quest.
Torchlight II Windows Character screen and skills panel. You get 5 stat points and 1 skill point after each level-up.
Torchlight II Linux Those goblins are no thread any more as their spell-caster is stunned now (circles above it's head)
Torchlight II Linux Fishing minigame: if the outer circle matches the inner circle, it's time to pull the rope (if not using dynamite -- which is prohibited in town)

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Torchlight II Concept Art
Torchlight II Screenshot
Torchlight II Screenshot
Torchlight II Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "火炬之光 II" -- Chinese spelling

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Gamers' Temple, The Windows Oct 09, 2012 92 out of 100 92
DarkZero Windows Oct 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Sep 27, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Spazio Games Windows Sep 28, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Indie Game Magazine Windows Sep 28, 2012 90 out of 100 90 Windows Sep 24, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Leviathyn Windows Oct 04, 2012 8 out of 10 80 Windows Sep 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Edge Windows Oct 03, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch Sep 08, 2019 5 out of 10 50


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