25 Games Like Torchlight

Games Like Torchlight Find games like Torchlight on our page of action role playing games with hack and slash combat for solo adventurers or players who prefer to fight alongside friends in multiplayer.

Torchlight is a series of fantasy themed action role playing games first launched in 2009 and offer an experience closer to the casual end of the genre spectrum. Featuring a development team that had worked on a number of similar games previously the original Torchlight was a critical success.

Central to this success and that of the future games was offering a simple approach to the genre and convenience features while retaining sufficient depth for your adventure. With a familiar town hub that is central to your travels players accept quests and sell any random wares that you've obtained from enemies that you don't want to equip yourself. Other staples of the Torchlight series include unique class mixtures that push beyond standard archetype expectations, boss battles, fishing and a pet system.

The games like Torchlight selected below offer a range of comparable hack and slash action RPGs that offer single player and multiplayer adventures.
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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 game 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 gender, ethn...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (249 votes)
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Diablo II: Resurrected

Diablo II: Resurrected beckons players to return to the world of Diablo II once more with a remastered version of the original addicting action role playing experience that spawned a generation of similar titles. Crafted over two decades ago the world of Sanctuary has changed little mechanically with this release opting to take the remaster route rather than remaking the formula that saw some players never stop fighting the demons of Hell and chasing their holy grail goals of finding every uniqu...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (11 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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7.9 User Avg (14 votes)
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Bastion

Bastion is a unique action role playing game developed by the small independent game company of Supergiant Games and released in 2011. Taking players to a colourful fantasy world where you’ll fight your way through a floating city landscape as the hero known as the Kid as your actions are narrated on your path through the aftermath of the Calamity event. This Calamity event happens just prior to players stepping into the 2D isometric game world of Bastion and has resulted in the island cit...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (22 votes)
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DeathSpank

DeathSpank explores the light-hearted side of the dark action role playing genre with a title full of humour that pairs itself with familiar ARPG combat and progression. Within this comedy themed adventure you’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into the storyline, fight bosses and progress your character from humble fighter to deadly slayer across PC and console platforms. DeathSpank is set in a fantasy world during medieval times with weapons and magic reminiscent of that time period al...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (10 votes)
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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is the second game in the action RPG series and serves as a prequel to the story as it sends players back over 2,000 years to explore the origins of the fantasy world. Like the original Sacred title this game offers players a diverse game map with plenty of locations to explore with their choice of role playing character. Expanding the base game further an expansion pack (Ice and Blood) adds a further two game regions to conquer, an additional character to experience and a...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (18 votes)
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Grim Dawn

Grim Dawn is a dark themed action RPG akin to the likes of the popular games in the genre (Diablo and Titan Quest) that seeks to build on the fundamentals that these well known titles have mastered. Released in 2016 your setting for this ARPG is a blended apocalyptic and fantasy world where humans are nearly extinct and fighting over the limited resources that remain with plenty of opportunity for players to establish a name for the complex dual class character you develop. Set in the dark and w...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (44 votes)
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Path of Exile

Path of Exile is a free to play action role playing game that draws plenty of comparison to the Diablo series and in particular Diablo 2 for its similar dark and foreboding atmosphere that has players starting from scraps to fighting against uber monsters with legendary gear. Path of Exile has been widely praised as capturing the best of the Diablo franchise and expanding on it with its own unique and well-polished ideas particularly in the department of character customisation and depth. Develo...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (83 votes)
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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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Sacred

Sacred is a 2004 action role playing game for Windows with a dark atmosphere and a wide selection of class options for players to explore the fantasy world of Ancaria with. Further expanded with a single expansion pack (Sacred Underworld) these were combined into a bundled 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 where evil and other dark creatures grow. Unlike other action RPGs a large ...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (16 votes)
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Kings Road

Kings Road is a browser based online RPG dungeon crawler and joins the increasing number of titles that aim to combine Diablo style gameplay with lite MMO features. The game was developed by Rumble Entertainment with a release in March 2013 with subsequent releases on Android and iOS mobile platforms. In terms of storyline Kings Road is what you would expect with players playing a role in removing the darkness from the world that has slowly grown over time to consume the game world (known as Ald...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (26 votes)
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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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7.6 User Avg (15 votes)
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Book of Demons

Turning the action RPG genre of decades past into a card based paper themed title Book of Demons explores a fan favourite adventure from an entirely new game angle. With hours of solo fun Book of Demons creates a video game title that is both challenging and comedic as you push deeper and deeper into the dungeon depths. Set in the world known as the Paperverse players step into the shoes of a typical adventurer that has arrived at a town besieged by darkness from the local cathedral. Within the ...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (11 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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7.6 User Avg (18 votes)
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Titan Quest

Titan Quest is a popular action role-playing game originally released in 2006 for Windows with a 2007 expansion titled Immortal Throne. Since this original release the game has been reborn with additional content and expanded to modern day consoles through an Anniversary Edition. Featuring the same core experience this refreshed edition improves your multiplayer experience, squashes some bugs, balances items, improves enemy AI, new bosses to battle and a range of quality of life enhancements. In...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (55 votes)
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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard

Even with a wealth of video game content to explore in the gaming industry the number of games that explore Norse mythology in detail are still somewhat limited and even more so in the action RPG genre in particular. Vikings: Wolves of Midgard aims to counter this trend though with a Diablo inspired title that draws on the cold Viking history and myths from their time for inspiration. Central to this is the familiar story of Ragnarok where the legends talk about the coldest winter ever known at ...[Read Review]

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Fate

Fate is the first in a series of single player action role playing games released in 2005. With a simple but enjoyable formula that was market leading on release Fate acquired a number of video game awards alongside a loyal cult like following which continued with three sequels released in 2008 (Undiscovered Realms), 2009 (The Traitor Soul) and 2011 (The Cursed King). Adventuring from the town of Grove players find themselves on the edge of a dungeon gate that hides treasure and fame for those b...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (13 votes)
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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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7.5 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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7.1 User Avg (13 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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7 User Avg (19 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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6.6 User Avg (14 votes)
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Goliath

Goliath blends action adventure combat mechanics with sandbox crafting elements to create an interesting quest driven title. Goliath will have you stepping into your own robotic creations as you jump from fragment to fragment in the varied game worlds. With a variety of these robotic behemoths to craft and utilise some of which directly counter certain enemies Goliath ensures you’ll be trying them all out to some degree. The setup for Goliath sees players crash landing into an unknown and ...[Read Review]

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