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Diablo 2 Resurrected (Series) Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Angela Hickman Newnham.

OverviewOverview

Diablo II is an action role-playing game, following events of the original game. Through 5 acts you must attempt to stop Diablo's return and related destruction. This takes you to different locations and settings to explore, battle and meet an extended cast of characters.

It can be played as a solo experience, or with up to 7 friends. Play starts in wilderness areas where you explore and enter randomly generated dungeons. You progress by completing quests for characters you meet. This takes you from a simple palisade fort to forests, plains, ancient monasteries and medieval fortress.

The combination of Dungeons & Dragons-style adventures, upgradable characters and all manner of items and loot to earn, make this a highly enjoyable game. The remaster updates the original game's visuals by offering modern 3D graphics. Cutscenes are remastered in higher resolution and the sound is now 7.1 Dolby Surround. The new game also lets you transfer items between your characters.

The series spans a number of games:
  • Diablo (1997) on PC, PlayStation and Mac.
  • Diablo II (2000) on PC and Mac.
  • Diablo III (2012) PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One.
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection (2017) Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Diablo II Resurrected (2021) Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Seriex X|S, PC.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 23/09/2021

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Diablo (@Diablo)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 30 hours and 100 hours to complete. It's a huge game that, if you want, you can spend 100's of hours playing.
 
Players: You can play this with 8 players online.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There are three difficulty levels: Normal, Nightmare, and Hell. You must complete the game on one setting before it offers the next level. On higher difficulties, monsters are stronger and you lose experience if you die. However, you do get better items and rewards. You can also take the same character through each difficulty, levelling up as you go.

You can also select between normal mode, where you can resurrect yourself, or hardcore mode where you only have one life and must start again if killed.
 
Our Diablo 2 Resurrected Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:

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