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Games Like Diablo 3 That Will Keep You Hooked for Hours

Games Like Diablo 3

Diablo 3 has consumed more of our lives than pizza and Netflix combined. With its addictive loot system and satisfying demon-slaying action, it’s no wonder we’ve all become Nephalem addicts! But what do you do when you’ve beaten Diablo so many times that he’s starting to invite you to his birthday parties?

Well, I’ve scoured the depths of the gaming universe to bring you eleven games like Diablo 3 that will keep you glued to your screen for hours, so you don’t have to do anything but sit back and relax! From indie gems to AAA blockbusters, I’ve got pretty much everything you’ll need to scratch that Diablo itch. So, without wasting any time, let’s get into the first game:

1. Sacred

Sacred

It’s time for us to get ready for a journey through the magical world of Sacred, and it’s quite the ride! Now, if you’re familiar with Diablo 3, you’ll feel right at home with Sacred. For me, these two games might as well have been separated at birth and reunited in a world of fantasy and adventure.

Why is that, you ask? Well, for starters, just like in Diablo 3, you get to pick a character class and start exploring the world, battling all sorts of enemies, and gathering loot. That means much of the same customization and exploration, but that’s not all – Sacred takes it even further. Here, the world is even more open, with multiple regions to explore and quests to complete.

In the gameplay, you’ll get to fight hordes of goblins, trolls, and all sorts of mythical creatures, all while leveling up and unlocking new abilities. And the abilities are truly something else. I mean, seriously, I don’t think I’m even gonna describe them; I’ll just tell you – you can summon a giant chicken to fight by your side. Look, if that doesn’t sell this game for you, I don’t know what will!

Loot is also king in Sacred, which we’ve had plenty of experience with in Diablo. You’ll be constantly picking up new weapons, armor, and trinkets, each with their own unique stats and abilities. Once you’re done with that, of course, it’s time to spend hours comparing gear and trying to find the perfect combination to take down the next big boss!

The game offers a lot to love for Diablo fans, and that’s why it’s number one on this list for me – available on PC only.

2. Path of Exile

Path of Exile

You have to have heard the name at this point, and there’s a reason this game is as popular as it is. It’s no wonder people love this game, it’s an action-packed hack-and-slash adventure with a huge world to explore and tons of loot to collect – just what we Diablo enjoyers love! Okay, we’re probably a bit more complex than that, but I’m certainly not complaining about getting spicy loot from time to time.

When it comes to the gameplay, one of the things I love about Path of Exile is the huge amount of character customization available. There are seven different classes to choose from, each with their own unique skill tree that allows you to tailor your character to your preferred playstyle. This means you can create a truly unique character that feels entirely your own.

Another aspect that I really liked was the sheer amount of content available in the game. The story campaign is massive, and there are also countless side quests and activities to keep you busy for hours on end. It almost took me back to Witcher 3, but you know, in a completely different genre of game.

As a Diablo 3 fan, I think you’ll find a lot of similarities between the two games, as I did. First off, both games are pretty fast-paced and action-packed and feature tons of loot to collect. Path of Exile also has a ton of character customization, and you know we can’t have a new favorite game without lots of that! Plus, being able to tailor my characters to my playstyle is just something so fundamental to me after Diablo that I can never go back.

That’s where the similarities end because Path of Exile takes things a step further with its skill tree, which is far more complex than Diablo 3’s skill system. Can you imagine that? My last brain cell was struggling enough as it is! Anyway, if you’d like to give this amazing game a try, you can do so on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

3. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. You know, for the longest time, I thought Van Helsing would be a really serious, gritty kinda guy that’s all about being mean but also heroic in an anti-hero way. But it turns out I couldn’t be further from the truth!

Before we get into that, let’s talk about the gameplay. If I had to describe it in a nutshell, it’s like Diablo 3, but with a side of humor and a dash of steampunk. You play as Van Helsing, as you probably guessed, the famous vampire hunter, as he explores the land of Borgovia, battling all sorts of supernatural creatures and collecting loot along the way.

There’s a bonus, though, you get a sidekick! And this isn’t the useless ‘babysit-me-or-I-will-die-to-NPCs’ kind of sidekick – Lady Katarina brings with her a dash of sass and a lot of attitude! She’s pretty helpful in the overall gameplay, and together, you’ll be using everything in your power to defeat all the vampires in the world.

Now when I said I couldn’t be further from the truth, I was talking about how Van Helsing has a sense of humor. When I say this game doesn’t take itself too seriously, I’m talking about lots of tongue-in-cheek references to classic horror tropes and pop culture that’ll have you giggling like one of the SouthPark games! Seriously, there’s even a quest where you must help a werewolf find a cure for his bad hair day.

Compared to Diablo 3, they’re both action RPGs with a huge emphasis on loot, and they both feature fast-paced, hack-and-slash combat, but that’s all I can say for the similarities, which is a positive. Positive how? Well, having put thousands of hours into Diablo, personally, I found that trying something new was a much more fun experience than going to a different brand of the same pizza. Your mileage may vary, but I absolutely implore you to give this quirky and funny game a try – on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox.

4. Hades

Hades

Hades is a rogue-like action game that pits you against the denizens of the underworld as you attempt to escape the clutches of Hades himself, who just so happens to be your dad! Yup, yet another place to let your father down…no? Just me?

Okay, jokes aside, one of the standout features of Hades for me is the combat. The combat may as well be the entire game, it’s what the game revolves around. First, a bit of context – you play as Zagreus, the son of Hades, and use a combination of melee and ranged attacks to take down your foes. And boy, do you take them down in style! Along the way, you get tons of abilities, blessings from the Gods, and new weapons that you can try out with different playstyles.

Hades is much more than just a hack-and-slash game, though – it’s also a rogue-like, meaning that every time you play, the layout of the underworld is different, and you have to start from scratch. This keeps the gameplay fresh and exciting, as you never quite know what you’re going to encounter on your journey! My favorite part of it is also the voice acting and art style, it’s absolutely breathtaking and unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

As a long-time Diablo 3 player, you’ll be pretty happy to hear that there are lots of similarities here. Apart from the hack-and-slash, fast-paced gameplay, there’s actually a pretty rich story waiting to be explored here. You do that by meeting lots of characters on your adventures and choosing the dialogue that speaks to you.

Still, the fact that it’s rogue-like means that you’re in for a pretty novel experience, and that’s just what you need after a long time of playing Diablo! Hades is playable on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

5. Torchlight

Torchlight

Torchlight actually garnered a lot of attention from fans of the genre, and after looking into it, I kinda understand why. Right away, the thing I saw and loved the most about it is its emphasis on pet companions. In Torchlight, you have the option of choosing a pet that accompanies you on your journey and can even be customized and trained to fight alongside you! Also, unlike most useless human companions, your pets are pretty core to the combat system as a damage buff or a distraction, so you’ll love having them around.

Another pretty unique feature of Torchlight is its randomized dungeons. Unique, as in other games don’t do this, but coming from Diablo 3, we’re very familiar with it – the procedurally generated dungeons that ensure every playthrough is different.

Looking at the two games side by side, it’s almost like they’re siblings. Both of them are action-packed RPGs with a focus on loot and character customization, and both feature fast-paced combat with a variety of weapons and abilities to choose from. This means that going from Diablo to this game is like changing lanes on the highway – a nice and comfy alternative!

If you’re looking for a game that embodies everything you loved in Diablo 3, Torchlight is probably one of the best games you can turn to – playable on PC and Xbox.

6. Shadows: Awakening

Shadows: Awakening

Shadows: Awakening is like the twisted love child of Diablo 3 and a Choose Your Own Adventure book – you play as a soul-devouring demon who can jump between different dimensions, gobbling up the souls of fallen heroes and using their skills to kick some major butt!

One of the best parts of this game for me, and this is also what makes it pretty unique, in my opinion, is its focus on decision-making. You’ll be faced with choices that affect the story and the abilities of your demon protagonist! No more skipping through dialogue and selecting the obvious response because you might be facing the consequences for a long time.

Also, my hack-and-slash fans don’t need to worry, there’s still plenty of demon-smashing action to be had here, too. There are more monsters and bosses in this game than I can count, and of course, you’re going to be fighting them! You’ll do that using your demon’s unique skills and the souls of fallen heroes – almost like a twisted version of Pokemon where you’re catching and using the souls of defeated trainers.

That took a dark turn, but you know what isn’t a dark turn? Your decision to try this game out! If you have a PlayStation, Xbox, or PC, you’re all set to do just that.

7. Last Epoch

Last Epoch

Alright fellow egirls and eboys, it’s time to get your ARPG fix with Last Epoch – featuring some amazing Diablo-esque gameplay but with a time-traveling twist! Who doesn’t love a good paradox, am I right?

In Last Epoch, you’ll play as a hero traveling through different eras, from ancient times to a futuristic dystopia. Along the way, you can obviously not be traveling in peacetime, so you’ll fight hordes of enemies, collect epic loot, and unlock skills that’ll hopefully make your enemies tremble in fear! Hey, if we can’t have peace, at least we can have violence in style.

When I played this game, I loved the way it implements its unique time-manipulating mechanics. You can rewind time, create clones of yourself, and even summon powerful beasts from the past to fight by your side! I was almost expecting to be disappointed by the feature, but boy, was I wrong.

Also, if you’ve read up on time travel or just learned from watching shows and movies, you’ll remember that time traveling has a butterfly effect! But surely that didn’t make it to the game, right? It actually did…sort of. You see, you make choices in the game, and they have consequences all around you, so you need to be pretty careful about what you do or don’t do.

Last Epoch is a fascinating game, and as a Diablo fan, I think you’ll have a lot of fun with its unique take on the ARPG genre. To try it out, you’ll need a PC, no consoles yet.

8. Lost Ark

Lost Ark

Alright, Diablo fans, listen up and listen good because I’ve got the scoop on the latest game that’s going to steal your heart: Lost Ark! Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Another Diablo knockoff? No thanks!” But hear me out – I found more loot in this game than a dragon’s hoard and more classes than a high school prom! The customization and looting experience are insanely good, and that’s only scratching the surface here.

Lost Ark’s gameplay is fast and furious, just like trying to snag the last slice of pizza at a party. The tension from that party is here, too, as you’ll be running around slaying monsters, casting spells, and smashing things to bits like you’re trying to get revenge on your alarm clock for waking you up too early. And speaking of spells, there are so many to choose from that you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store, and guess what – you can have anything you want from it!

As a Diablo enjoyer, I also really appreciated the game’s character customization – you get to choose from 14 different classes, each with their own unique abilities and quirks. Want to play a dual-wielding berserker with a heart of gold? Maybe you’re more of a snarky, spell-slinging mage who’s seen it all? The choice is yours; the game lets you have whatever you want!

The game has a lot of similarities that make it Diablo-esque, but Lost Ark is still very much its own game, and it is an absolute must-try for players coming from Diablo 3. To play Lost Ark, you’ll need a PC, as there’s no news yet about a console version, sadly.

9. V Rising

V Rising

Hold on to your garlic, folks, because V Rising is coming in hot! Why garlic, you ask? Because it’s time to slay vampires! No, wait, that was Van Helsing; this is about playing as a vampire! Important distinction there, you see.

In V Rising, you play as a vampire building up your own castle and army – kinda like The Sims, but with vampires that for some reason, never have to worry about indoor plumbing. You’ll explore the game’s Gothic world, gather resources, and engage in strategic combat to expand your empire. Eventually, your goal is the same as any humble vampire out there, to defeat and take over all other vampires! Kinda dark now that I think about it…

Now, while V Rising shares some similarities with Diablo 3 as an action RPG, it’s definitely got its own unique flair. As I said earlier, this game is a bit like The Sims, but of course, it’s not on this list because of that; it’s here because it’s also pretty similar to Diablo 3. Think of making cake batter where the main ingredients are these two games, and you’ve got yourself, V Rising! Its Gothic aesthetic and focus on vampire mythology are what set it apart from Diablo 3’s more generic fantasy setting for me.

If you’ve always wanted to play The Sims but it never seemed like your type of game because, you know, you like hacking at stuff and killing it in fabulous ways – V Rising is your chance to get the best of both worlds! The game is available on PC only, but you won’t need a beefy one, so you can run it on anything you have.

10. Warhammer: Chaosbane

Warhammer: Chaosbane

Warhammer: Chaosbane takes the cake for the most badass name on this list; who even comes up with this stuff? As the name suggests, this game definitely brings some chaos to your screen. In a nutshell, Chaosbane is like grabbing a jar of Diablo 3, adding in some Warhammer lore, and then cranking up the heat hack-and-slash action to 11! What’s the result of this fantasy smoothie in a blender? Minced goblins! Wow, I did not think I was going to be writing that out today, but here we are.

Now, I want to make it clear that, unlike other Warhammer games that focus on tactics and strategy, Chaosbane is all about fast-paced combat and epic battles. It also boasts four unique classes, each with their own abilities and playstyles. To sum that up, it’s like the wilder little sibling of the mature elder brother, and he is now given the choice of choosing a way to smash his enemies into the ground! It’s you, you’re that younger brother.

The combat and the epic battles, paired with the customizability of Chaosbane is what makes it a pretty convincing alternative to Diablo 3 for me. Of course, like most games on this list, you’re still in for a pretty new experience, but that’s to be expected and, in my opinion, relished because we’ve all gotten a bit tired of the same Diablo gameplay after so long. To play Chaosbane, you can get it on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

11. Diablo Immortal

Diablo Immortal

Okay, before you say it’s cheating to include another Diablo game on this list, hear me out! First off, it’s a mobile game, so it’s not exactly like playing another Diablo game on your PC – mobile gaming is often a completely different experience. Plus, since it’s another Diablo game, it kinda makes sense that I have to mention it, especially since Immortal does things differently from other games in the series.

So, in Diablo Immortal, you’ll take on the role of a brave hero battling hordes of demons in the palm of your hand. You’ll swipe and tap your way through dungeons, collecting loot and leveling up your skills like a pro. You guessed it – the fundamentals of the Diablo series are still here, but they’re packaged in a completely different form factor!

Since the similarities to Diablo 3 are pretty obvious in this case, I’ll talk about the reason I think this game is a good alternative. Think of it this way, you’re not abandoning Diablo 3 to play Diablo Immortal, you’re starting one of the other games from this list on your PC/console and playing this on your phone when the homesickness kicks in! Diablo Immortal is a pocket-friendly way of getting the hack-and-slash experience we all love, but it doesn’t require you to dedicate your full attention or effort to it like a PC game would.

If that sounds like something you’d wanna try, Diablo Immortal is available on both Android and iOS, so you can play it on pretty much any device that you have!

That’s all we have for today! Eleven games might not sound like a lot, but if you really go through all of them, I think you’re set for the next couple of years of Diablo-like games. So, what do you think of the list? Is there an honorable mention I didn’t include? Let me know your thoughts, and until next time, GLHF!

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