There’s no doubt that all the games from the Diablo series (especially Diablo III) made hack and slash games or what most people call it ARPG (Action Role-Playing Games) games wildly popular.
Released more than 20 Years ago, the action role-playing genre (ARPG) is often called “Diablo-like” for a good reason. The classic by Blizzard issued numerous replicas and they’re still expanding up thick and fast, with uninterrupted mouse-clicking, loads of action, and a fair amount of wrist pain.
But when you’ve done all of it in the Diablo series, and if you’re waiting for Diablo IV, then let me tell you, it is going to take a long time, so it’s better to be looking for games that offer the same experience. Thankfully, you’re lucky, as below.
We’ve compiled a list of games like Diablo you can enjoy:
10. God Of War
God of War is a hardcore ARPG style game since its earlier installments, just like the Diablo franchise. The game revolves around the protagonist, Kratos, a Spartan warrior who kills several Greek gods to avenge the demise of his family.
The hack-n-slash gameplay is strong and responsive in all the games of the franchise. A clever upgrade system avoids combat from becoming repetitive whereas, the gameplay offers a good challenge.
The latest installment, God of War (Reboot), which was awarded multiple Title of the Year awards for the same reason I am recommending this to you; it’s one of the best ARPG games I’ve ever played.
9. Drakensang Online
Drakensang Online is an online ARPG developed by Bigpoint. This game has a lot in common with the Diablo series than any other game on this list.
You get a choice to play as four characters—Ranger, Steam Mechanicus, Dragonknight, and Spellweaver. Each character has a mastery in a different skill set. For Instance, Steam Mechanicus is unmatched in Close to Mid Range combat. You can also create up to four characters for each account and master each class at your own pace.
Drakensang can be played alone or online with friends. Players can explore the world of Duria. With numerous regions and cities in the world, you’re assured to stay in this world for quite a while.
This game is considered as a freemium game as you can buy virtual currency or Ingame currency to buy and upgrade weapons. The virtual currency can only be bought with real money or by playing the surveys given by the sponsors.
8. Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry, or as some of you may already know, DMC, is a fast-paced ARP game including Dante as the protagonist. Frustrated into the hell, he wrecks some of the cruelest demons from hell.
I won’t spill any more berries since the Devil May Cry Series is something that I’ll recommend you experiencing it for yourself. There are currently 5 games in the series, with the latest Devil May Cry 5 being the most recent.
7. Titan Quest
The game that came so close to obtaining the apex from Diablo II was Titan Quest which was released back in 2006. That’s because its developers, Iron Lore Entertainment introduced a two-class sequence system that shook all the major ARPGs to their core. Beyond that, it was the usual hack-and-slash dungeon crawler in an open-world format.
Yet so, Titan Quest, like Diablo II, has aged considerably these days, enough to ask for a remastered version from the developers. This means you’ll have no problem starting up your Titan Quest once again and running on a global mythological adventure to slaughter some Titans who are causing trouble.
6. Grim Dawn
Developed and Published by the same developers responsible for the Titan Quest, Grim Dawn continues its developer’s ‘Success Mantra’ of the dual-class system. That means Grim Dawn is totally distinct in gameplay as Titan Quest but discards the mythology setting for a darker medieval fantasy play.
For that reason, Grim Dawn is a lot closer to Diablo III in terms of environment, though it’s unquestionably more mature and grungy. The gameplay might also feel a little slow for people who are used to the fast-paced combat of Diablo and other games, but it’s pretty much the same hack-and-slash ARPG looter that we all came to love.
5. MU Online
MU Online is a game that is deeply seated in its MMORPG roots. However, the third-person gameplay and evil-slaying combat mechanics make the game worth mentioning.
You can pick your character to either be a wizard or an elf and battle with other players in Players Vs Player combat. Each class has its own skill, and you can unlock more as you progress further in the game. There are also irregular gold monsters you can kill to obtain rare in-game loot.
The best part about the PvP system is the high risk/high reward gameplay. As you kill someone, you’ll be branded as the murderer and Once you go down that road, you have to avoid being killed if you want to keep your invaluable loot.
The Torchlight series is a lot similar in structure to the Diablo Series. The top-down gameplay should be similar to anyone who has played the latter. The game supports PvP via online matchmaking or LAN play, which allows users to host fun tournaments locally.
In this franchise, you can choose from four classes: Engineer, Berserker, Outlander or Embermage. You can also customize their skills varying on how aggressive or passive your playstyle is.
Torchlight 2, the second release by the series, gives players the ability to leave the enclose of the town, allowing more locations to be explored. Once you are through these 2 games, move on to the next rankers on this list.
On the basic level, Sacred appears to be a near Diablo clone. But once you get to try the game, you’ll soon realize that it’s more high-fantasy compared to Diablo. And With that out of the way, Sacred is also one of the less known franchises overshadowed by Blizzard’s ARPG Beast. It has since introduced three main titles with plenty of expansions.
It’s mainly the first game you’ll want to play though as the sequels are less determined. The first Sacred was a lot ahead of its time and introduced a sandbox open-world where exploring is actually rewarding as compared to most other ARPGs and dungeon crawlers. Give this game a try if you can bear the graphics; if not, then there are the sequels.
2. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing has its own twist in the ARPG genre by picking a rather unexperienced time period. Instead of medieval fantasy, it takes players to a place in a Victorian fantasy era where the game lets you play the famous Van Helsing back in his older days when he was young.
It also swaps the Big Bad Demon for a vampire since the game is based on a novel called Dracula by Bram Stoker. Despite the lack of character choice (you only get to play as Van Helsing), the gameplay yet successfully offers enough variety for multiple playthroughs and difficulties. It’s worth trying alone for a unique setting.
1. Path Of Exile
Last but not least, this game here the closest thing ever to any Diablo game. Path of Exile has often been rave as the spiritual successor to the first 2 Diablo Titles, even more so than Diablo III. Path of Exile is a free-to-play online ARPG whose greatest strength is the way you can customize your playstyle. There’s not much to say about the game because it’s something which you can only experience!
So I hope you loved our list of ‘ Top 10 games like diablo you must try!’. The games are purely ranked as per my experience which may vary from players to players. If you want more such Ranking Lists for other Series like Call Of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto, and other major Franchise, then do let us know in the comments. If anyhow you disagree or agree with me, then do let me know in the comments. That’s it for this one! GG!