3 games to play while waiting for Diablo 4
Last week’s Diablo 4 beta has come and gone, and unless Blizzard decides (last-minute) to host another before its June 6 release date, so too has your chance to slash, bash, smash, loot, and look sick as hell with the characters you created in the isometric RPG.
However, the Diablo series has amassed quite a following throughout its lifespan, and as such, a handful of studios have tried to emulate its snappy combat, enticing loot grind, and deep character customization. Many have failed. Some have emerged as solid imitators. And others have stolen the franchise’s qualities and made them their own.
Because the action-RPG genre can be such a time sink, we’ve done the legwork to gather the three best options to dive into while you wait for Blizzard’s long-awaited sequel. Yes, you could just redownload your copy of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on any one of the 49 platforms you own it on. And we wouldn’t blame you. That game still kicks ass. But sometimes, it’s fun to branch out. One of our recs is a top-tier entry in the vast collection of Warhammer 40,000 video games; another is a thrilling romp through a cartoonish world; the last is completely free, but no less complex or rewarding.
Whether you envelop yourself in one of these until June 6 or dabble in each of them, each of the following ARPGs have their own unique take on the dungeon-crawling, loot-collecting genre.