29 Games Like Path of Exile

Games Like Path of Exile Our compilation of games like Path of Exile offers other dark action role playing games with plenty of depth and customisation.

Path of Exile is a popular free action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. Combining a level of depth never before seen with a gloomy atmosphere the game has attracted millions of players seeking a loot filled adventure.

Using a classic isometric view players control a single character as they advance through a large range of outdoor and indoor areas. With each area offering new foes, quests and equipment there is a large amount of role playing content to indulge in. Combined with randomised maps and an impressive range of leagues for players to compete in Path of Exile has become a fan favourite in the genre.

The game features 7 unique classes which all share a single passive skill tree that has hundreds of options for players to mix and match, allowing the creation of many unique playstyles within a single class.

In the games like Path of Exile below you’ll find other dark action orientated role playing games where you can battle foes, gain experience and find randomised loot.
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Drakensang Online

Drakensang Online started as a free to play browser based game that offers similar gameplay to the classic action role playing games of days long past. With the retirement of Flash and Java support within modern browsers though Drakensang Online is now entirely available through  the small downloadable client for Windows. Opting for 4 playable classes players can tackle the Drakensang Online game world as a Dragonknight, Spellweaver, Ranger or Steam Mechanicus with further customisation for gend...[Read Review]

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Diablo II

Diablo II (Diablo 2) is the second game in the series of hack and slash action role playing games developed by Blizzard. An expansion pack (Lord of Destruction) for the game was released a year after the core game adding new classes, mechanics and an extra chapter to the game story. In this sequel players will follow the warrior from the first Diablo around the world of Sanctuary as he slowly succumbs to the evil power of Diablo inside him. Players assist the inhabitants that are left to deal wi...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (13 votes)
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Victor Vran

With a Van Helsing inspired setting that combines science and magic together into its game world Victor Vran is an action RPG that focuses on bringing more mobility to your character than other titles in the genre. Starting its life as a computer based title the game was ported to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch under the name Victor Vran: Overkill Edition which included the games two additional DLCs (also available for computer players). Playing as Victor Vran you’ll step into the shoes...[Read Review]

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9 User Avg (12 votes)
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Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2 is a Diablo inspired action role playing game developed by Runic Games. The game was released for digital download in September 2012 with a playable demo also available so you can easily try before you buy. The game is packed full of fun and unique features with plenty of innovation providing a new experience within the action RPG genre. Torchlight 2 offers four different classes, a single player campaign, multiplayer, crafting, gems, fishing, pets and much more. Torchlight 2 has a ...[Read Review]

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Nox

Nox released six months before Diablo II and while Diablo ended up overshadowing it the game is definitely one of the great action RPGs around. In Nox players take on the role of Jack who gets sent into a parallel universe. The only way to return home to the life he knows is to find the evil sorceress Hecubah and defeat him. In the game Jack can take on one of three roles (conjurer, wizard and warrior). Not only does each of these classes have their own skills and playstyle they also have their ...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (16 votes)
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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is the second game in the action RPG series. The game is actually a prequel and is set over 2000 years before the original game. Sacred 2 follows the story of Ancaria and the battle of its inhabitants over a powerful form of energy known as T-Energy. The fight over this energy turns it into a powerful destructive force that mutates or destroys everything it comes in contact with. The game uses a unique two campaign system with players choosing their path at the start of th...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (15 votes)
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Titan Quest

Titan Quest is a popular action role-playing game published by THQ and is available for Windows. The game was released in 2006 with an expansion pack (Immortal Throne) released in 2007 that improved many of the core game features with 2018 releases across modern platforms. If after reading this brief overview of Titan Quest you decide it is an action RPG you would like to experience I strongly recommend grabbing the Titan Quest Gold edition (available on Amazon and Steam) which comes with the or...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (49 votes)
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Torchlight

Torchlight was developed by Runic Games and released in 2009, eventually making its way to Xbox 360 in 2011. The game is a single player action RPG that is very similar to the Diablo series in terms of gameplay. The setting for your adventure is the town of Torchlight, a mining town built on top of a rich vein of mysterious Ember. Players play as an unknown adventure that arrives at the town in search of adventure and fortune. You are quickly recruited by Syl to find his mentor Alric in the cave...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (11 votes)
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Grim Dawn

Grim Dawn is a dark themed action RPG akin to the likes of Diablo and Titan Quest. With strong fundamentals and a few tricks under the hood this title brings the popular genre into 2016. Set in the dark and war-torn world of Carin players find themselves exploring an empire in ruin, a mere shadow of it’s past. This breakdown has occurred due to the relentless war between Chthonians and Aetherials who battle each other with humans stuck in between. One side wants to use human bodies as a vi...[Read Review]

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Dungeon Siege

Dungeon Siege is the first game in the popular series of role playing games with a high fantasy setting of swords and magic while giving players the opportunity to develop their own party of adventurers. Released in 2002 with an expansion pack for the game titled Legends of Aranna released a year later offers a combined 40 odd hours of party role play. Dungeon Siege is set on the continent of Aranna and has players assuming the role of a simple farmer though in a typical storyline will be a powe...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (15 votes)
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Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is a dark isometric action RPG with unique boss battles, a nightmarish atmosphere and the ability to switch characters on the fly. This design allows Shadow: Heretic Kingdoms to offer a similar dark setting to the AAA titles in the genre while giving you more flexibility than the usually rigid class structures that they have historically employed. This combination makes it ideal for action RPG fanatics that desire more of the genre without the purchase cost of the leadi...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (17 votes)
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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard

Even with a wealth of content to explore the number of games that explore Norse mythology in detail are still somewhat limited even more so in the action RPG genre. Vikings – Wolves of Midgard aims to counter this trend with a Diablo inspired game that draws on the cold Viking history for inspiration. Players are able to customise their own Viking warrior right from the start of the game with gender, hair, jewellery, tattoo and beard options. Alongside the visual customisation you’ll...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (15 votes)
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Fate (Collection)

Fate is a single player hack and slash series of games developed by WildTangent which players will find similar to the Torchlight series. The games offer a simple but enjoyable action RPG experience with demos available from the official website. The original game launched in 2005 with expansion packs being released in 2008 (Undiscovered Realms), 2009 (The Traitor Soul) and 2011 (The Cursed King). Each expansion pack adds new content to the game including levels, items, spells and additional cha...[Read Review]

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Divinity II

Divinity II is an action RPG that shifts the franchise away from its action RPG roots in the original game and pushes the experience more towards an open world adventure akin to the Elder Scrolls (e.g. Skyrim) series of games. Unlike Skyrim though players won’t be only fighting dragons and instead granted the ability to switch between human and dragon form allowing for a traditional third party RPG adventure amongst chaotic dragon destruction from the air. Set in the same realm as Divine D...[Read Review]

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DeathSpank

If you like your action RPGs to be light-hearted and full of humour then DeathSpank will be your perfect game. The game is available across all major platforms and will send you on a comedy filled adventure. In the game you’ll play as DeathSpank as he quests to find a special item known only as ‘The Artifact’ which was stolen from him by the evil Lord Von Prong. Leaving DeathSpank with none of his powerful equipment he must help the town folk and other villagers by completing side quests in orde...[Read Review]

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Sacred

Sacred is a 2004 action role playing game for Windows with a dark atmosphere and a good selection of class options for players. The game has a single expansion pack available (Sacred Underworld) which was released in a bundle pack titled Sacred Gold. Sacred takes place on the continent known as Ancaria which is populated by a large number of towns with wilderness in between. The game has some open world elements with over half the game world being accessible to players from the very start of the...[Read Review]

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Throne of Darkness

Combining the action role playing genre of Diablo with a unique Japanese setting is Throne of Darkness, a game released by Sierra Entertainment in 2001 that lets you play as your own deadly samurai character. Exploring a setting not adventured before by the action RPG genre Throne of Darkness stands out in the genre for the medieval Japan story. Set in Yamato Throne of Darkness places you in a world controlled by shogun Tsunayoshi who shares power with the leaders of the four clans. In order to ...[Read Review]

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Dungeon Siege II

Dungeon Siege II continues the series and offers plenty of improvements over the original Dungeon Siege game while also continuing the story. The game revolves around the war against Valdis with players originally fighting for the evil Valdis as a mercenary. The player is ordered to take over a temple in his name which serves as a tutorial to introduce the player to the game. After they capture the temple players are attacked by Valdis who refuses to pay you for your services and are knocked unc...[Read Review]

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

Borrowing from the vast lore and mythology of Van Helsing and turning it into a game franchise is Neocore Games with their appropriately titled series, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. Announced in 2012 through a number of gameplay and teaser trailers that depicted dark magic, terrifying vampires and a strong gothic influence the game officially launched in 2013 for the PC market later joining consoles in 2015 (Xbox One) and 2017 (PS4) respectively. Promising a mechanically refined real...[Read Review]

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Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity takes place in a fantasy world and offers a single player RPG experience. The game promises an impressive story based experience for players to follow. The setting for the game is a dark fantasy world and has players getting caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil. Your journey will take you to all corners of the game world in a story and exploration driven campaign with plenty of combat and character growth along the way. Divine Divinity is played from a top down ...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (15 votes)
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Diablo III

Diablo III (Diablo 3) is an action RPG experience that was long awaited by fans of the series. Launching in May 2012 with an expansion pack (Reaper of Souls) in 2014 the game continues the story of angels, demons and humans in Sanctuary. Players will choose from one of five character classes (six with the expansion pack) and adventure across Sanctuary as they uncover a plot that was put into motion years ago that would once again allow Diablo to rise to power. With all the characters and story e...[Read Review]

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Beyond Divinity

Beyond Divinity is part of the Divine Divinity series and features similar gameplay to the core role playing games in that series. The game is set approximately two decades after the original Divine Divinity and takes place in an alternate universe to the main series. Players step into the shoes of a paladin that loves nothing more than dispatching necromancers and other evil foes. During one such battle players are pulled into another universe and soul linked to a death knight, one of his most ...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (11 votes)
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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (ToV) continues the DeathSpank series with another hilarious instalment in this action role playing series that is all about laughs, loot and ruthlessly fast combat loops. Releasing only a few months after the first game in the franchise you’ll be able to play Thongs of Virtue across the same major platforms while enjoying small (but effective) enhancements more akin to an expansion than a completely new game. For fans that loved every bit of the original this ...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (10 votes)
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

Pick up your wide brimmed hat and step right back into the shoes of the Van Helsing legacy with The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, a game that builds on the solid foundations of the original to offer a similarly impressive action RPG experience alongside a number of refinements. Just like the original adventure the game is available separately or as part of The Final Cut edition which combines all 3 core games and additional content into an altered single game experience. Your class fo...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (21 votes)
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The Baconing

The Baconing is the third game in the DeathSpank series and has players starting a new action RPG and loot based adventure with the same touch of humour that has been persistent throughout the franchise. Avoiding any significant changes to the core gameplay loop that has carried the series thus far The Baconing doubles down on the humour side of the experience instead to conclude the trilogy of games. This new adventure once again follows DeathSpank and his crazy journey through monsters and str...[Read Review]

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BloodLust Shadowhunter

BloodLust Shadowhunter mixes vampires, dungeon crawling and loot into a single experience. Set in a dark world of fantasy and evil where the coven of ShadowHunters find themselves outnumbered in a city that is under siege by the Emperor vampire lord. Customisation in BloodLust Shadowhunter is high from the get go with randomised stats, visuals and several choices that dictate your characters strengths and weaknesses. Beyond the dark fantasy names though players will find them broadly falling int...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (15 votes)
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing returns again for a series ending third instalment in the dark atmospheric action RPG franchise. Building on the unique setting, story and humour established by the past titles the third release also mixes up a number of components, most notably the available classes and their associated skill tree options. The setting for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III remains the same though with Borgovia central to a plot that revolves around cults and fa...[Read Review]

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6.9 User Avg (29 votes)
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Din’s Curse

Din’s Curse introduces some interesting mechanics to the action role playing genre to provide a unique offering. The game Launched in 2010 for Windows and Mac. Players explore the game world with their own customisable character that can belong to a number of classes, as the name of the game suggests your character will carry a dark curse that was placed on you by Din. This curse requires the player to walk the world in servitude to others to receive redemption. For players this means travelling...[Read Review]

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Dungeon Siege III

Dungeon Siege III continues the Dungeon Siege journey and also brings the series onto consoles. The game was released in June 2011 for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game world in this third game is the same as previous games so fans of the series will welcome the return to the Kingdom of Ehb. The world has changed a lot though as the game takes place over a century after the very first game Players join the story after the fall of the Legion who had been able to maintain peace and ord...[Read Review]

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