When you think of action-RPGs, your mind is probably transported to the grimy, oozing underworld of Diablo. It is the unholy berserker of its genre. So what chance has a different top-down dungeon-exploration game, one that's releasing just a few months after the stomping, stamping arrival of Diablo III?
Well, Runic Games’ Torchlight II has a few of its own skills to take on its giant rival. First, the original Torchlight (2009) was as charming and engrossing an isometric adventure as you could hope to find. At the time of its launch IGN called it “an absolute joy”.