Diablo III

The third installment in a highly popular action-RPG franchise, created and developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III takes players back to the world of Sanctuary, where they have to stand up to forces of evil. The story is set 10 years after the events of the second game. Tristram cathedral gets hit by a mysterious comet, whose impact awakens the armies of Hell. Diablo III features new character classes and a modified character progression system. Blizzard aimed for a further increase of combat dynamics, implementation of extensive social features, as well as atmospheric audiovisuals.

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PC / Windows
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Diablo III

Diablo III | PC

Diablo III release date for PC:

game language:
English

15 May 2012 | Worldwide

15 May 2012 | Europe

15 May 2012 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1 - 4
Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 8523 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 20129 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Diablo III

Diablo III | XBOX 360

Diablo III release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

03 September 2013 | Worldwide

03 September 2013 | Europe PAL

03 September 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 395 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 346 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Diablo III

Diablo III | PS3

Diablo III release date for PS3:

game language:
English

03 September 2013 | Worldwide

03 September 2013 | Europe PAL

03 September 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 459 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 493 players' votes.  

Diablo III for PC / Windows is a sequel to an enormously popular hack'n'slash game series originated in 1996. The game includes several solutions known from the previous installments of the franchise, but also introduces a lot of new ideas. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, known for many successful and well-selling brands (such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft).

Story

In the third installment of Diablo once again you go back to the world of Sanctuary to face the forces of darkness and the title demon. The game starts twenty years after the events from Diablo II, when a group of heroes triumphed over evil. Tristram cathedral gets hit by a mysterious comet, which awakes the infernal legions that were put to rest there. Therefore, the world of Sanctuary needs new heroes. Several of them step into action: the Barbarian, the Wizard, the Monk, the Witch Doctor, and the Demon Hunter. All of them have their own backgrounds. Moreover, Blizzard expanded the story told in the game and signified it, e.g. by means of journal entries that are being added while traversing the world (e.g. memories of one of the King Leoric’s soldiers) and short interludes during individual acts, stylized for the hero’s notes. Thanks to this, fans of the universe can learn a lot of new information about the eternal conflict of the forces of the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. There are many references to the previous installments of the series, such as characters like Deckard Cain and Tyrael the Archangel, as well as new heroes, like the young Lea.

Gameplay

Diablo III is an action RPG for PC / Windows, in which you play as one of these heroes - or heroines - and traverse the extensive land, throughout the story divided into four acts. During the journey you perform missions given by the world inhabitants or randomly appearing in the game, and fight against hordes of enemies. Each of the characters uses different energy system, has a unique set of skills, and can use distinct weapons. In other words, playing as the Barbarian is completely different from playing, for instance, as the Mage. A lot depends on the ingenuity of the player and the items collected: spells and abilities can in fact be modified using rune stones, which give them new effects and increase character stats.

The developers from Blizzard did not just introduce new character classes and an extensive system of developing and modifying the abilities. There are many other solutions used in Diablo III: the companions system (to help in the solo game), hundreds of achievements that motivate players to continue the adventure, different difficulty levels, as well as a number of randomly generated events (such as having to get out from a dungeon as fast as possible, or defend a blacksmith against hordes of oncoming enemies, etc.).

Moreover the character management interface was changed, the combat got more dynamic, and the controls were improved. The important elements of Diablo III are: the huge number of items that can be found in the game, a lot of types of enemies, dozens of minibosses, and randomly generated dungeons. Veterans of the series may want to try out the highest difficulty level - Torment. In total, you can get 60 standard experience levels and an infinite number of Paragon levels, which provides hundreds hours of play.

Game modes

Blizzard expanded online features of their game. In Diablo III for PC / Windows, you can easily join other people’s games or go on a journey together with friends. Originally at launch, the game did not offer Player vs. Player mode, but it was added in patch 1.0.7 in form of skirmishes played out on a special arena. Online features of Diablo III are supported by Battle.net service, and the game requires permanent internet connection.

Technology

Audiovisual aspect of Diablo III stands on a high level, which is characteristic of Blizzard games. The graphics abounds in details, and music – with its distinctive symphonic arrangements, choirs, as well as guitar motives familiar to all the fans of the series - emphasizes the dark atmosphere of the world of Sanctuary.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.Online Game.

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM (2 GB dla Vista/7), graphic card 896 MB (GeForce GTX 260 or better), 12 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7

Diablo III Demon Hunter - cinematic

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Diablo III Game Guide

game guide 17 June 2012

This Diablo III game guide contains mostly a detailed description of all of the game’s quests. The missions have been divided into acts and they are listed in the guide in the same order they’re received.

Diablo III 2.5.0 – colossus still waiting for revival

Feature 22 February 2017 14:00

Diablo III still has a lot of fans, and a lot of players, which is not that common nowadays. Unfortunately, the developers don’t know how to go about pushing the game in any interesting direction. The 2.5.0 update won’t change much…

The original Diablo to be recreated in Diablo III; Necromancer hero class announced

News 07 November 2016 19:18

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls players will soon get to relive the original Diablo adventure remade on the new engine as well as assume the role of the Necromancer, a new-old chracter class.