Axe of the Blood God: 5 Games Like Diablo 2 That You Should Play

Axe of the Blood God: 5 Games Like Diablo 2 That You Should Play

Celebrating Diablo 2's 20th anniversary, why Pokemon Diamond and Pearl don't need a remake, and more.

In this week's episode of the Axe of the Blood God, we celebrate Diablo 2's 20th anniversary by talking about its illustrious descendants, and which ones you should play [download link here]!

Diablo was the genesis of one of today's most important RPG subgenres—the point-and-click dungeon crawler—and its sequel is still beloved to this day. Nadia and I talk about why it's so important, and also pick some of the spiritual successors that are worth playing, from Grim Dawn to Torchlight.

Also in this episode, Nadia and I discuss why there shouldn't be a Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake; share Cyberpunk 2077 impressions, and talk about the new round of sexual harassment allegations in the games industry.

Want to contribute to the conversation? Leave a comment below! We'll read our favorites on the following week's episode. And make sure to listen to Branching Narratives, our brand new podcast!

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It's Diablo 2's 20th anniversary, and Kat and Nadia are here to talk about its remarkable descendants, including Titan Quest, Torchlight, and other classics (plus some newer games)! Plus, Cyberpunk 2077 impressions, why Pokemon Diamond & Pearl doesn't need a remake, and more!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Raine, composer of Celeste. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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