Mmorpg diablo like: 20 Games To Play If You Like Diablo 3

20 Games To Play If You Like Diablo 3

If you’ve been living under a rock, then we have good news for you: Blizzard has been demonstrating Diablo 4, and it’s beautiful. Now, the bad news; it won’t be released until the sixty-sixth generation of your grandkids has been born and sacrificed to the Elder Ones… Just kidding, but you’re going to have to wait quite a while.

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That means you’re stuck with Diablo 3 for the time being. However, you don’t have to be, as there are actually great alternatives out there — some of which have even captured the spirit of Diablo much better. So, to entertain you for the time being while you wait for Diablo 4 to be released, here are 20 games that you ought to try if you like Diablo 3 or the Diablo series in general.

Updated October 28, 2022, by Sid Natividad: It turns out a lot more games like Diablo 3 just keep on coming. News about Diablo 4 has gotten a bit scarce, with still no specific release month or day on the horizon, which means these alternatives are in demand. Here are more games to play while you wait — who knows, you might even like them better than Diablo.

Games like Diablo 3, after all, have proven to be refinements in the formula. A lot of them are even competitive enough to challenge the big game itself. Speculation and estimates point to a 2023 release date for Diablo 4, but at this point, nothing is certain.

20/20 Undecember

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    Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS

Undecember is one of the latest games on this list, having been teased for quite a while prior to its release. In terms of gameplay, it’s a mix of different successful formulas and themes.

The build system creates a good balance between Path of Exile’s complexity and Diablo 3’s simplicity, while still offering enough variations for players that prefer some unique playstyles. Of course, the story is somewhat forgettable, as with the case for most isometric loot-based ARPGs, but the game is free anyway so there’s no harm in trying it out.

19/20 Diablo Immortal

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    Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS

Undecember’s main competitor, Diablo Immortal, was released in the same year. It saw a controversial reception, with the most common critique being the aggressive monetization scheme. After all, it’s meant to be free-to-play.

However, if you can look past that, it’s actually a decent Diablo game. It’s supposed to bridge the gap between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3, meaning there are familiar faces and names here aplenty. As for gameplay, it’s pretty standard, and those who have played Diablo 3 should feel right at home.

18/20 Hades

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    PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS

It’s not exactly a loot-based ARPG, but Hades is action-packed enough to offer a similar experience. This isometric roguelike game offers several dozen ways to play thanks to its randomized roguelike gameplay. And before you get turned off by the roguelike tag, don’t worry — dying repeatedly is an integral part of the story.

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In fact, you should embrace the idea of death in Hades, in order to progress both in the story and gameplay. One key difference compared to most of the games on this list is that Hades has a memorable story involving a Greek tragedy and family drama. Prince Zagreus must escape his Underworld home in order to find out the truth about his relatives.

17/20 V Rising

  • Release Year:
    2022 (Early Access)

  • Platforms:
    Microsoft Windows

It might be limited to just one platform at the moment, and it’s also not complete, but we still recommend that you give V Rising a shot. It’s one of the most unique survival games to date. You play as a vampire who has lost their home and status to human kingdoms and must rebuild their fortresses while living off human blood.

The gameplay is also isometric and borrows a lot from Diablo, from the skills to the user interface. There’s also enough loot-based gameplay and content here to keep you occupied, and more reasons to hoard stuff since there’s a base-building element.

16/20 Batora: Lost Haven

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    PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows

Batora: Lost Haven is similar to Hades in that it’s not exactly a loot-based grindfest, but it does scratch that ARPG itch that Diablo games will surely leave behind. In this game, you assume the role of a girl named Avril, who is blessed with the power of the Sun and the Moon.

This opens up many avenues of opportunity for gameplay, since Avril can be anything she wants — from a wizard to a firebrand warrior who unleashes some colorful powers against her enemies. Combat is fast-paced and the graphics even look similar enough to Diablo 3 that some might mistake it for a sequel or expansion.

15/20 Warhammer: Chaosbane

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Replace Diablo and its siblings with the Chaos Gods of the Warhammer mythos, and you get Warhammer: Chaosbane. We’re not discounting the uniqueness of this game — in fact, it might even be more engaging than Diablo 3, since it’s a lot darker and more violent.

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What makes this one a more pleasant experience, compared to the usual roulette hell of item drops in ARPG games, is how each and every item you get is only for the class you picked. That means there are no trash items, and less time wasted on your builds. This one’s a no-brainer for you Warhammer fans out there.

14/20 Victor Vran

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS

Can’t get enough of slaying demons? Victor Vran has you covered. In terms of novelty, Victor Vran doesn’t really offer anything new other than the Victorian setting. However, it does all the elements of Diablo-esque games well enough that it’s highly rated on Steam and can stand on its own merits.

It’s worth trying out alone if you’re a Diablo fan. There are tons of customization options for the character, though you only get to play as Victor Vran himself. The action is intense enough, probably more so than most Diablo clones, which makes Victor Vran engaging and fun enough to withstand the grind.

13/20 Lost Ark

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    Microsoft Windows, GeForce Now

As soon as Diablo fans saw what South Korean developer Smilegate was doing with Lost Ark, they were completely sold on the game. There’s currently nothing like it when it comes to ARPGs and presentation.

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Both the gameplay and the storytelling blow Diablo 3 out of the water, and would have given the series a run for its money. Lost Ark is something that can make the wait for Diablo 4 a lot more tolerable.

12/20 Shadows: Awakening

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

You’ll find plenty of visual similarities between Diablo 3 and Shadows: Awakening. It’s a dark fantasy dungeon crawler that lets you swap between four playable characters on the fly, instead of just being confined to one of them. This opens up many possibilities and variations for gameplay that don’t necessarily require replays.

If you’re also looking for something different and with a dash of novelty, Shadows: Awakening can offer that in the form of puzzles. They’re a nice change of scenery, especially if you get tired of the usual grinding. It’s also more generous than most ARPGs, since you can save anytime you like without checkpoints.

11/20 Dungeon Siege

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    Microsoft Windows, macOS

Like Shadows: Awakening, lots of gameplay elements separate Dungeon Siege from Diablo games. However, at its core, it very much shares the same spirit as the Blizzard franchise. In Dungeon Siege, you get to control your humble player character and make them go on a murderous adventure for riches or better apparel and weapons.

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The combat in the first game was intense enough to set it apart from many other isometric RPGs back in 2002. Meanwhile, the sequels add some tweaks to the core gameplay that drastically change how you approach combat and character builds.

10/20 Diablo 2/Resurrected

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Diablo 2 Resurrected Better Inventory Icons

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    PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS

If you’ve played Diablo 3 to death and are looking to slay Diablo some more, then help yourself to a vintage serving of Diablo 2. Thanks to mods like Median XL and remakes like Diablo 2: Resurrected, you can now enjoy the game at a much higher resolution than when it was originally released. Suffice it to say, Diablo 2 has aged like fine wine — at least for a single player.

It improved upon the core formula of the first Diablo and added some revolutionary new features, so it quickly became the template for most isometric action roleplaying games. The atmosphere and music of Diablo 2 are still somewhat unmatched these days, too.

9/20 Titan Quest

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS

One game that came close to taking the crown from Diablo 2 was Titan Quest, released back in 2006. That’s because its developers introduced a two-class combination system that shook theory-crafting and min-maxing in ARPGs to their core. Beyond that, it was the standard hack-and-slash dungeon crawler with an open-world format.

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Even so, Titan Quest, like Diablo 2, has aged well these days, enough to warrant a remaster from the developers. That means you’ll have no problem firing up your Titan Quest once again and going on a global mythological adventure to slay some Titans who are causing trouble.

8/20 Grim Dawn

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    Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Made by the same developers responsible for Titan Quest, Grim Dawn also contains the flagship formula of the dual-class system. This means that Grim Dawn is every bit as diverse in gameplay as Titan Quest, but ditches the mythology setting for a darker medieval fantasy romp.

In that sense, it’s a lot closer to Diablo 3 in terms of atmosphere, though it’s certainly more mature and grungy. The gameplay might also be a little slow for people who were used to the fast-paced combat of Diablo games, but it’s pretty much the same hack-and-slash looter that we all came to love.

7/20 Last Epoch

  • Release Year:
    2019 (Early Access)

  • Platforms:
    Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS

One of the newer entries on this list, Last Epoch is a modest yet commendable indie ARPG in the same vein as Diablo. It also incorporates a dynamic class system similar to those of Grim Dawn or Titan Quest, where your base class can evolve into something more powerful and versatile.

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Last Epoch also sports a rather familiar user interface, with the spherical health and mana orbs that the first Diablo game popularized. It has been in early access for quite some time now, but the price is affordable enough not to discourage anyone wanting to give it a try.

6/20 Torchlight

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    Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS

Whether it’s the first Torchlight game or the second, we recommend either. Some members of the development team for both titles were also some of the original developers for Diablo 1 and 2. You might even find the music all too familiar in either Torchlight game if you’ve been a longtime fan of Diablo.

In any case, what sets Torchlight apart is its cartoonish graphics and steampunk setting. The classes are varied enough to warrant replayability, and the developers went out of their way to make the loot as enticing as possible — with set items giving mouth-watering bonuses and increasing theory-crafting possibilities.

5/20 Wolcen: Lords Of Mayhem

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    Microsoft Windows

One of the biggest gripes regarding Diablo 3 is the cartoonish graphics; pair that with the rather arcade-like skill customization and the game looks a lot less hardcore and deep compared to its predecessor. Now, if you want something close to Diablo 3’s atmosphere but don’t make the same design choices it did, Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is a close competitor.

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Wolcen showcases electrifying combat with highly-detailed characters and enemies. Plus, the art style and atmosphere are notably darker than those of Diablo 3. The build system here competes well with established Diablo 2 spiritual successors, such as Path of Exile.

4/20 Book Of Demons

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If you want a hack-and-slash ARPG that brings something new and exciting to the table, then Book of Demons might satiate your need for novelty. It’s a hybrid between a dueling card game and a dungeon crawler ARPG. It’s an odd pairing, but Book of Demons somehow made it work seamlessly.

As a result, what you get is a fresh take on the Diablo formula. Instead of collecting loot, you collect cards and strengthen your deck instead. It’s not only the gameplay that’s unique, but also the art and graphics. Book of Demons utilizes a storybook papercraft aesthetic that gives charm to the game without diluting its ominous undertones. It’s a complete game too, and doesn’t cost much to buy.

3/20 The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing puts its own twist on the ARPG formula by picking a rather unexplored time period. Instead of medieval fantasy, it takes place in a Victorian fantasy era — where, as you might have guessed, it lets you play as the famed hunter Van Helsing back in his younger days.

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It also swaps the big bad demon for a big bad vampire, since the game is based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Despite the lack of character or class choice (you only get to play as Van Helsing), the gameplay still offers enough variety for multiple playthroughs and difficulty levels. It’s worth trying alone for the unique setting.

2/20 Sacred

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    Microsoft Windows, Linux

On the surface level, Sacred appears to be a mere Diablo clone. But once you get to play it, you’ll soon see that it’s more high-fantasy compared to Diablo. With that out of the way, Sacred is also one of the lesser-known series dwarfed by Blizzard’s ARPG giant. It has since spawned three sequels with plenty of expansions.

It’s mostly the first game you’ll want to play, since the sequels are less ambitious. The first Sacred was somewhat ahead of its time, and included a sandbox open-world where exploration is actually rewarding compared to most other aRPGs and dungeon crawlers. Give it a try if you can withstand the graphics; if not, then there are the sequels.

1/20 Path Of Exile

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS, GeForce Now

Last but not least, the closest game ever to taking the Diablo 2 crown. Path of Exile has often been hailed as the spiritual successor to the first two Diablo games, even more so than Diablo 3. It’s a free-to-play online ARPG whose greatest strength is how you can customize your playstyle.

This is all thanks to the several layers of gameplay elements, from the circuit board-like passive skill tree, the skill gems, and the armor sockets. All come together to create the deepest ARPG character-build system in years. Be warned though, the learning curve is pretty steep, and the game will surely intimidate anyone who hasn’t played Diablo 2.

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Best ARPGs Like Diablo

Diablo and its sequels have left a long-lasting mark on the gaming industry, and it’s no wonder. The addictive combat and looting system will drag all kinds of players to the games, and their massive replayability will keep players hooked for many years. It’s a testament to the series that there is still a huge player base that is still active in the first three games.

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After several delays, the long wait for Diablo 4 is becoming a painful one for those committed to the dungeon crawler. In the meantime, the series’ fans want to satiate their hunger for something similar. Whether it’s looting, hacking, or slashing their way through dungeons there are lots of games that will offer Diablo fans a means to fill the gap as they wait for a new entry.

Updated June 2, 2022, by Mark Sammut:Diablo Immortal is officially out on mobile and PC, marking a new chapter in the storied ARPG’s legacy. Although not free of controversy, the game will undoubtedly dominate the discourse for the foreseeable future since new additions to Blizzard’s franchise are such rare events. While new Diablo games are in short supply, the license’s influence means there are plenty of titles out there that follow in the footsteps of this legendary series. This article has been expanded to include a few more of the best action-RPGs like Diablo.

19/19 Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning

  • Released: 2012
  • Developer: 38 Studios and Kaiko
  • Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

At its core, Kingdoms of Amalur doesn’t have a great deal in common with the Diablo series. However, as an action RPG, it has one of the best combat systems in the genre. Furthermore, its class system is just as robust and varied, and players can tailor their warriors to their liking.

The remastered version released in 2020 — also known as Kingdoms of Amalur:Re-Reckoning — is the best version of the game. Moreover, it now features a meaty DLC expansion marking the game’s tenth anniversary. There has never been a better time to dive into one of the most overlooked RPGs of the PS3/360 generation.

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18/19 Hades

  • Released: 2020
  • Developer: Supergiant Games
  • Platform: macOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X

Released in 2020, Hades is a rogue-like action RPG with enough hack-and-slash mechanics that will appeal to fans of the Diablo series. Hades is set in the Ancient Greek underworld and features an excellent art style.

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The Rogue-like nature sets Hades apart from action RPGs like Diablo in terms of progression but the top-down hack-and-slash nature at the very core of the game will still appeal to fans. Furthermore, fighting one’s way through randomly generation dungeons and trying to get out of hell is the entire basis for both games, and there’s enough to please fans of both genres.

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17/19 Grim Dawn

  • Released: 2016
  • Developer: Crate Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Grim Dawn made waves upon its debut by adhering to the classic Diablo and Titan Quest formula almost to a fault. Set in a grim dark world that oozes nightmarish style, this release gets its loop right on the money; the simple acts of slashing monsters and cycling through loot are addictive in ways that only a handful of games can match. However, Diablo has more to it than just satisfying minute-to-minute gameplay, something Grim Dawn evidently understands if its stellar enemy designs, world-building, and pacing are anything to go by.

Some projects stand out because they push the gaming industry in a new direction; conversely, other titles justify their existence by fine-tuning an established formula to near perfection. Grim Dawn falls within the latter category, and it is one of the best ARPGs of the last decade.

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16/19 Eternium

  • Released: 2014
  • Developers: Making Fun, Inc., DreamPrimer SRL, Dream Primer
  • Platform: Android, iOS, and PC

There are plenty of mobile games like Diablo, so much so that it can be difficult to pick a place to start. Launching in the mid-2010s, Eternium is a known quantity by this point, and the RPG wears its influences for everyone to see. A hack-and-slash game built upon the genre’s old-school foundations, this free-to-play title delivers charming visuals, intuitive controls, a decent class system, and all the loot anyone could possibly want.

«Free» mobile games have a negative reputation for their monetization practices, and while certainly present, Eternium is one of the better examples of how this type of release can work well. For those who prefer PC, this ARPG is currently in Early Access on Steam.

Get it on Steam here!

15/19 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

  • Released: 2019
  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch

A superhero game may seem like a strange recommendation for fans of the Diablo series, but the core mechanics and cooperative gameplay, both locally and online, make Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 a great starting point. It’s a more simplistic Diablo-like experience for younger players that may have a shorter attention span, and it also serves as a great entry point for gamers new to the genre.

It’s also interesting to note that it’s a much better Marvel video game experience than the big-budget Marvel’s Avengers on the PS4 and Xbox One. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 has a huge selection of characters and the action is top-notch from the same team that created the Nioh series.

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14/19 Dragon’s Dogma

  • Released: 2012
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, and Xbox One

Dragon’s Dogma probably has more in common with the Monster Hunter series than it does Diablo, but there is enough dungeon crawling, looting, and fighting to keep fans happy. Diablo fans that want more content with dark fantasy worlds, lots of quests, and monsters to fight should definitely add Dragon’s Dogma to their list.

The hack-and-slash gameplay carries a lot of elements from Devil May Cry, and coming from the man behind that series’ Hideaki Itsuno, it shouldn’t come as a surprise for those familiar with his work. The world of Dragon’s Dogma is huge, and there is lots of lore and loot to discover to use in combat the Pawn system where players get to create and share their own warriors with the community adds near endless replay value.

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13/19 Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Series

  • Released: 2001
  • Developer: Black Isle Studios
  • Platform: GBA, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S

Unlike the mainline Baldur’s Gate RPG series that originated on the PC, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance are dungeon-crawling action RPGs that feature co-operative gameplay and a top-down view similar to that of the Diablo series.

Designed for PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox, the Dark Alliance games are much less complicated than their CRPG counterparts, but they serve as a great introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons universe. A brand new Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance was released on consoles and the PC in the Summer of 2021, but it wasn’t as well-received as the originals. It’s advised to play through the remasters of the first two games released in 2021.

Get Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance on Steam here!

12/19 Darksiders: Genesis

  • Released: 2019
  • Developer: Airship Syndicate
  • Platform: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, and Xbox One

This title serves as a spin-off and a prequel to the original Darksiders titles, which were fully 3D action-adventure games. The series has always borrowed elements from other games and genres like The Legend of Zelda and Portal series, but this title is more highly recommended for fans of the Diablo series.

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Additionally, Darksiders: Genesis uses familiar elements like puzzle-solving and exploration, and blends this with Diablo-like progression mechanics and combat. It’s also worth noting that it’s a much better game than the disappointing Darksiders 3, and does a great job of expanding an already interesting and imaginative universe. That said, fans of the hack-and-slash genre should still invest in the first two games in the series as the combat, exploration, and series’ depth are worth exploring from the beginning.

Get the PS4 version on Amazon here!

11/19 Vikings — Wolves Of Midgard

  • Released: 2017
  • Developer: Kalypso Media
  • Platform: Linux, macOS, PS4, and Xbox One

Vikings was developed by Games Farm and published by Kalypso Media Digital in 2017, but it still holds up to what one could want from an Action RPG. The game has the player explore the mythical land of Midgard, a region inspired by Norse legends.

Players earn blessings from different Norse gods and bludgeon one’s enemies with hammers as they progress through the land. There are many monsters and undead to defeat, and players can invite friends to play within co-op mode. Plus, this game has interesting lore to discover, and humorous cutscenes to entertain.

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10/19 Demon’s Souls (2020)

  • Released: 2020
  • Developer: Bluepoint Games
  • Platform: PS5

Remade from the ground up, Demon’s Souls is a faithful adaptation of FromSoft’s original 2009 masterpiece on the PS3. Mechanically, it doesn’t have much in common with the Diablo franchise, but for fans that simply enjoy dungeon crawling in a dark fantasy setting, it doesn’t get much better than this.

The original Demon’s Souls was succeeded by the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne and spawned an action RPG sub-genre of its own. It’s famed because of its challenging nature but there is so much more to this game when it comes to lore, world-building, and character classes all of which tick the right boxes for dungeon-crawling Diablo fans.

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9/19 Warhammer: Chaosbane

  • Released: 2019
  • Developer: Eko Software
  • Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X

Chaosbane has its players exploring the ever-expanding Warhammer universe. In this game, one may choose from five different classes to take on hordes of enemies coming at the player and the option to team up with three friends to play cooperatively.

This beautiful action RPG implements almost puzzle-like mechanics to the fights, having one figure out the weaknesses of bosses in intricate and interesting ways. The campaign is riveting and the story is easy to follow, even if one isn’t very knowledgeable about Warhammer‘s vast universe.

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8/19 Chronicon

  • Released: 2020
  • Developer: Subworld
  • Platform: PC

Released on Steam in 2020, Chronicon puts the player in a universe where all evil has been vanquished. The protagonist is tasked with utilizing the artifact known as the Chronicon, a strange magical device that lets one relive the experiences and exploits of various heroes that have fallen in battle.

With virtually infinite character progression, four unique classes, and five different storylines, this is a must-have for die-hard Diablo fans. With its charming and beautifully retro pixel graphics and stunning visual effects, this game will immerse the player from the start. It’s hard to believe that it was made by only one person.

Get it on Steam here!

7/19 The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing: Final Cut

  • Released: 2013
  • Developer: NeocoreGames
  • Platform: OS X, PC, PS4, and Xbox One

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing has gamers play as the legendary vampire hunter, choosing from six classes to play to slay monsters all around the world of Borgovia. The Final Cut is a collection of the three previous games by the developer, told as a single story.

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With over fifty hours of gameplay and an enormous variety of skills, this game will impress even the most experienced veterans of action RPGs. One highly-appreciated feature is Lady Katarina, the protagonist’s ghostly companion. She helps in several ways and is also very witty and charismatic. Players won’t get bored with her around.

Get it on Steam here!

6/19 Victor Vran

  • Released: 2015
  • Developer: Haemimont Games
  • Platform: Linux, OS X, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

Another game that follows a monster slayer that hunts supernatural beings, one would be forgiven for confusing Victor Vran with the Van Helsing series. In this ARPG, it’s never boring blasting away skeletons, zombies, and ghouls with the gigantic arsenal at one’s disposal. The weapons, armor, and spells the character uses are entirely chosen by the player.

The great graphics and interesting mechanics will pique the interest of any old-school Diablo fan and will remind them of the fun they had with the Diablo series. The storyline is a bit bland, but its longevity is found in the game’s co-op mode.

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5/19 Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

  • Released: 2006
  • Developer: Iron Lore Entertainment
  • Platform: Android, iOS, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

An overhaul of the 2006 classic, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition revamps many of the features that improve the quality of life of the players, as well as making the graphics better and making the Titan Quest experience much more enjoyable. This improved version will have the player hooked in no time.

This ARPG has the player explore the Ancient World, full of mythological beasts and legendary locations, such as the Great Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and many more. There are over a thousand pieces of equipment to collect and customize the character.

Get it on Steam here!

4/19 Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

  • Released: 2020
  • Developer: Wolcen Studio
  • Platform: PC

Released in 2020, Wolcen is an innovative ARPG that uses creative controls and stylish visuals to help stand out from the crowd of Diablo clones. It forces players to think strategically and carefully consider every move to avoid succumbing to its many challenges.

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As a long-term game, Wolcen is still getting frequent updates to address the issues the game had at launch and is a significantly better title for it. The storyline is lengthy and involved, and its procedurally generated maps will keep players on their toes. Sadly, the servers are a bit laggy, but overall this is a fantastic and enjoyable ARPG.

Get it on Steam here!

3/19 Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

  • Released: 2018
  • Developer: NeocoreGames
  • Platform: PC, PS4, and Xbox One

With another perspective on the Warhammer universe, Inquisitor – Martyr takes players to the 41st Millennium. Taking control of an inquisitor, the game offers a choice of three different classes to wreak havoc upon heretics and destroy corruption.

This futuristic action RPG has many features, such as crafting one’s own gear, as well as making use of its expansive skill trees and various abilities. The game is still getting free, consistent updates with great content, so one be able to join in on the fun at any time.

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2/19 Torchlight 2

  • Released: 2012
  • Developer: Runic Games
  • Platform: Linux, OS X, PC, PS4, and Xbox One

The first two games in the Torchlight series was developed by Runic Games, a studio founded by the creators of the Diablo series. It’s unsurprising, then, that the franchise is considered among the best Diablo clones available. Torchlight 2 is widely regarded as the best entry in the series, offering multiplayer co-op and mod support for PC players.

This dungeon crawling masterpiece is an excellent example of what an ARPG should look like, and many creators have taken inspiration from it and Diablo alike. The community is bustling with ideas and inspiration to make the game even more enjoyable.

Get it on Steam here!

1/19 Path Of Exile

  • Released: 2013
  • Developer: Grinding Gear Games
  • Platform: macOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One

The free-to-play Path of Exile is a nod to the classic when it comes to Diablo-like ARPGs. Despite its free-to-play model, it’s considered by many to be a great alternative to Diablo. There is a lot of content on offer with seven classes for players to choose from, each offering significant replay value.

Borrowing a lot of elements from Diablo 2, the RPG’s levels are randomly generated without ever feeling chaotic or unrefined in their level design. Path of Exile offers different play modes that cater to different player types and skill levels. There are lots of expansions and content to keep players busy for hundreds of hours.

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MMORPG similar to Diablo, review of the best games. Many developers in the creation of their games are based on the game from the Blizzard team. Some projects are more diablo-like than others, and almost everyone is trying to bring something new to their game. Considering the huge popularity of Action RPGs and click&slash RPGs, we decided to bring together all the most successful representatives of the genre in one place.


Contents :

  1. Royal Quest
  2. Path of Exile
  3. Drakensang Online
  4. Conclusion. Games in development.

Royal Quest .

Royal Quest is an adventure multiplayer online RPG set in a colorful game world called Aura. The key points of the game are magic, alchemy and technology. The plot is based on the fact that the threat of destruction hangs over the world, as black alchemists want to get a very valuable Elenium stone, which has unique properties, at any cost. To get rid of the invaders, the king calls on the help of brave warriors, promising them huge wealth as a reward. However, for those who wish to receive this award, a very difficult path awaits. In a huge world, consisting of a large number of locations, there are a great many demons, orcs, forest dwellers, underground inhabitants and other hostile creatures. Royal Quest will definitely appeal to both those players who like to act alone, and various groups of players. nine0004

In many reviews, it is compared with Diablo, although in fact the games have very little in common. In reality, this is a typical Asian MMORPG with all the ensuing consequences.

Official website of the game


«Path of Exile» is a complex and controversial game whose developers clearly outplayed Diablo. And although the genre of the project belongs to the MMORPG, yet it is more inclined towards other areas. Although there are plenty of online RPG elements in it. This MMORPG, by the way, has good graphics and has a completely normal Russian localization. It is noteworthy that the authors have created several original locations for the players. And this is very interesting, because here you can find locations for both low-level characters and for the level cap. In the center of the plot was an exile with some abilities. In the body of this man, the player needs to find ancient artifacts and protect his planet from insidious monsters. nine0004

Players can choose from seven available classes (the last one is unlocked after beating 3 acts), each with one or two main characteristics.

  • Savage\Marauder (Strength)
  • Huntress\Ranger (Agility)
  • Witch (Intelligence)
  • Gladiator\Duelist (Strength/Agility)
  • Priest\Templar (Strength/Intelligence)
  • Bandit/Shadow (Agility/Intelligence)
  • Scion (Strength/Agility/Intelligence)

Characters are not tied to their own main characteristics and can develop, at the request of the player, in any direction.

As the game progresses, the character’s skills will increase in number. After a certain period of time, there will be a lot of them, and they will be able to replace each other. By the way, active skills are presented in the game in the form of gems. Wandering around the locations and picking them up, the user will soon be able to gradually increase the level of their experience. In turn, passive skills have a tree-like basis. nine0004

It seems that at the moment, among all the Diablo-clones, designed for both single-player and classic MMORPGs, it is Path of Exile that is the most accurate copy in terms of graphics, interface, and control mechanics.

Official website of the game (Russian)

Official website of the game (English)



Drakensang Online.

You can read more about it on our website.

Drakensang Online is an online fantasy browser game that is an original part of the Drakensang saga. Go to a dangerous magical world, where there are a lot of enemies: boars, monsters, trolls, witches, undead and save the human race from all this evil! The shadows of the past again do not allow the present to exist peacefully. A huge dragon has risen from sleep and now threatens all living things. Join an army of Mages or Warriors and become the legendary hero of Doria. Given the incredibly beautiful graphics and excellent combat system, the gameplay can be called exciting. The game offers a huge number of interesting missions and tasks, a bunch of powerful weapons and armor. To become the hero of Drakensang, it is enough to register on the official website of the project. nine0004

Game site Drakensang Online



Games in development.

Agree that there are not so many games similar to Diablo on the mmorpg market, but in the bright future two giants are expected to enter the world market at once: Lost Ark and Lineage Eternal. These two games are meant to breathe new life into the click & slash genre, and most fans of the genre are waiting for one of them to launch. For the time being, we are posting two videos that can be used to judge what awaits the players in these projects:

Lost Ark:


Lineage Eternal:

One of the funniest toys similar to Diablo. An old project, which, nevertheless, is worth checking out for every fan of the genre. Good humor, three classes, each with its own features, interesting quests and plot. The main villain of the game (a very pretty and powerful sorceress) makes a mistake when casting a spell, and inadvertently calls into her world … our character. From our own earthly world. And in order to return back, we need to defeat her. In general, a fun and interesting adventure that is recommended for everyone who is not afraid of old games. nine0004

9. Titan Quest

An open world game inspired by various ancient myths. Here are the legends of Ancient Greece (where without them), and various elements from Egyptian mythology, and the legends of the East (Ancient Sumerians, China and many others). There is no specific character class here — we just develop our hero by pumping him one or another skill line. Make yourself the one you see fit — a magician, warrior, thief, archer, or even a station wagon that combines several classes. The game has many advantages — an open world, a great atmosphere of ancient myths and a good storyline. By the way, the news for mobile device owners is that the game will be released on iOS and Android in the very near future. nine0004

8. Harbinger (Harbinger)

The project is unusual due to its world. The fact is that this is sci-fi (science fiction) — the action of the game takes place on a huge spaceship, which has been flying through the space of space for many years (although, judging by the game, it’s probably centuries already). This ship is called Harbinger . We have three classes to choose from, each with its own special abilities, equipment and playstyle. The gameplay here is very familiar — local freaks, of course, are not fantasy (as in most games a la Diablo), but they are shredded in the same way. And yes, the story is good. All in all, the game is worth checking out. nine0004

7. Revenant

An unusual and very dark game. Our protagonist is a resurrected warrior of antiquity, who was called in order to solve some . .. problems of the local ruler. Usual problems — another Great Evil wakes up and the like in the same vein. But, as the story progresses, it turns out that not everything is so simple, and the main character, who lost his memory after the resurrection, begins to remember that he was once directly connected with this evil. Once — this is in the past life, centuries before the events of the game. The gameplay is distinguished by its unusual and extremely interesting fencing system, and the plot is ambiguous and is revealed to the end only at the very end of the game. nine0004

6. Torchlight

Another Diablo-type project, but with humor. Funny drawing, humorous plot and in general, a lot of so-called banter. The style of the game is not purely fantasy — there is also everyone’s favorite steampunk . There are three classes here, and each has its own methods of exterminating opponents. The quality of the project is very high, because it was made by the same people who participated in the creation of the first two parts of Diablo. By the way, there is also a second part of the game, which is no worse than the first. We also recommend it. nine0004

5. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

In this game we will play as a descendant of the famous evil hunter. Our character is happy to be engaged in family craft, very successfully exterminating various otherworldly horrors throughout Europe. His companion is the ghostly Lady Katarina, who really brings the game to life. Even though sometimes you regret that she is already dead — you want to kill her again for some of her stinging comments. In general, the plot in the game is made in the spirit of classic Gothic and, frankly, is simply gorgeous. The project, of course, is not without flaws, but it is definitely worth playing. By the way, the developers promised a trilogy, so we are waiting for the sequel. nine0004

4. Sacred

Not a bad open world game, some very interesting characters and not a bad plot. Each hero has his own story, his own equipment and skills, as well as his own, unique gameplay. For example, a vampire can play either as a classic melee warrior, or as a … vampire. That is, something like a dark magician and with his own special abilities. But the elf is a typical archer, whose main task is to keep enemies away from her. The game also has the second and third parts, but the first can be called the most successful. nine0004

3. Dungeon Siege

Yes, that same Dungeon Siege . One of the first games to truly develop the concept of Diablo. A leveling system in the style of TES (what we use is what we develop), a lot of interesting partners (you can play alone, but it is much more interesting to assemble a squad) and a beautiful, open world. The basis of the gameplay remains, as always, the extermination of various monsters. It is worth talking about the beauty of the world separately — at the time of the release of Dungeon Siege impressed with its graphics, and even now you can appreciate the amount of work done by designers and programmers. By the way, the game also has the second and third parts, which are also very good. Do not miss.

2. Divine Divinity

The first game in the famous Divinity series, the ancestor of the beloved Divinity: Original Sin . At first glance, this is the same Diablo. Familiar gameplay with chopping monsters, familiar fantasy world, three character classes. But, it is worth taking a closer look, and you understand that not everything is so simple. Many quests are made in the style of the best classic RPGs, where the ability to find non-standard solutions and convince other characters is important, there are “moral choices” loved by everyone (many years before Mass Effect and other modern RPGs), and implemented at the highest level. Each class can be upgraded the way you want (that is, you can choose your own skills). And yes, the storyline is amazing. In general, this is the very classic that you need to know. nine0004

1. Path of Exile

And first on our list is this wonderful MMO. A very unusual project that continues to develop, and which is very popular around the world. A worthwhile storyline, very nice graphics, and a really original skill tree and exchange system. The matter of passive skills in the game is several hundred (!), And there are not one or two dozen options for pumping for each of the classes. And active, combat skills are a kind of stones that are knocked out of opponents or bought from merchants. And trade here takes place exclusively on the principle of barter.