Diablo 3 - Rise of the Necromancer

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

68%

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Based on 29 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

I can't stress enough just how delightful this new class is. It's every reason I've fallen for this game in a hyper-gothic wrapper. If you're already invested in Diablo 3, nothing I've written here is really going to change your mind as you've probably already gotten the pack. If you've never played Diablo 3 before, or are maybe not sure about whether this pack is worth it, I assure you that it most definitely is.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jul 16, 2017

If you're looking to further your Diablo III experience or thinking of returning back to this universe as you take on the big bad and his minions, the Rise of the Necromancer add-on adds a fun twist, especially when it comes to the powers and abilities of the Necromancer. Even though I have finished the original game of Diablo III, including the add-ons on numerous occasions, I really enjoyed the ability of playing this new character and if you're looking for a reason to come back to this series, Rise of the Necromancer may be just what you're looking for!

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9 / 10
Jul 2, 2017

Overall, I would recommend that this is a great purchase and one that you should add to your Diablo 3 game.

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9 / 10
Jul 17, 2017

The necromancer class itself is very well polished and I am so much in love with it, however, for a standalone DLC and the pricing in mind, I think I would have liked to see more necromancer included aspects in terms of lore, instead of cosmetic stuff.

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2017

When the bones hit the dirt, I'd rank the Necromancer highly in terms of sheer fun factor and uniqueness when compared to Diablo 3's other classes. I do feel like $15 might be a bit much to simply unlock a new class, especially when so much of the new stuff in this patch (like some new areas for adventure mode) is being released for free. If it's within your budget, though, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the new playstyles and crazy strategies Rise of the Necromancer brings to Sanctuary.

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85 / 100
Jul 11, 2017

With a few new zones and bounties, there's more to tackle beyond the new class and Challenge Rift. With luck, and the upcoming Season 11, there's plenty of reasons to come back to Diablo III. The Necromancer is a bit of a work in progress currently, but it's a fantastic addition that fits nicely into the pantheon of fighters and casters.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2017

Despite the price, Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer is a must have for anyone that loves the series, it's a shame it took so long to be added to the game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2017

Fans of Diablo 2's will undoubtedly be pleased with Diablo 3's version of the fan-favorite Necromancer class. The classic class returns with a horde of undead.

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Jul 3, 2017

The Necromancer has returned with a well-composed concoction of nostalgic skills and modern design. It's a flashy addition to an already strong roster of classes in Diablo 3 that, while held back by two minor missteps, deserves the attention of Diablo veterans and new players alike.

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Jun 30, 2017

I would've liked to have seen a little more story content, even if it was just some additional lore, but that's a personal gripe. Most players will probably be too busy relishing the bloody carnage the Necromancer can bring, which is considerable. This is a great addition to Diablo III, one I highly recommend to fans of all of Diablo's existing classes.

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