Torchlight II (console edition)

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Torchlight II (console edition) is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Expansive
Loved
Loved
Sep 13, 2019

Torchlight 2 is a must-have on Switch if you’re a budding adventurer with a desire for action. It does, of course, lack the mod opportunities PC owners have enjoyed for years, and therefore misses a massive chunk of what makes the game special. But the content Runic Games have here is excellent and Panic Button have done a remarkable job of making it run as it should. Buy, buy, then buy again!

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Father Nerds Best
Recommended
Recommended
Sep 6, 2019

Age hasn't slowed Torchlight 2 down and being able to play on the consoles is just the shot of adrenaline the series needed to get us excited for the future release of Torchlight Frontiers.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 3, 2019

Of course, the classic question remains: Is Torchlight 2 better than Diablo 3? But I’m not sure that it matters. They’re both pinnacles of action RPG design that coming at the genre in different ways. And having both on the go via the Switch, where a lengthy commute can be whiled away while smashing rock elementals with big hammers, is a gift to us all.

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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
95 / 100
GamingTrend
T.K. Hale

Top Critic

95 / 100
Sep 3, 2019

Torchlight II on the Nintendo Switch is not just a re-release of an established game, but it takes full advantage of this transformer-like platform. Its ability to utilize all the Switch's hardware to make the game more appealing was achieved, without cutting corners or gameplay experience. Offering hours and hours of single or multiplayer monster demolishing gameplay, Torchlight II is everything it was when it first debuted, and more. Torchlight II will release on September 3rd, 2019 on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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GameSpace
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Overall the Nintendo Switch version of Torchlight II is excellent. With full multiplayer support, both local and online, unique pets based on your console of choice and so many quality of life updates geared towards console players, Torchlight II is an ARPG worth picking up. If your a console player who loves ARPG's or are interested in ARPG's or you just love Torchlight II, I suggest taking a look at one of the best ARPG's on the market.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

At the risk of sounding overly infatuated, I cannot begin to understand how the hell Torchlight II has aged so well. The art style, combat mechanics, and even loot drop loop are so finely tuned that it feels like the game fits in as well now as it did, seven years ago. With the obvious exception of the big boys over at Blizzard, the argument could be made that this is the best dungeon crawler on current generation consoles. Factor in the price tag of a mere $20, and this becomes an instant must buy. Just do yourself a favor and download this game. You can thank me later. …Don't worry. I'll wait.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

Torchlight II is as fun on the Switch as it was back when it launched on PCs seven years ago.  The controls on the Switch feel pretty good and eased my worries about transitioning from PC to console.  While a lot of the game is basically fighting enemies, collecting loot, and repeat, if you're into games like the Diablo series you should enjoy Torchlight II, and at a third of the price of Diablo III (at least on the Switch), Torchlight II is a great alternative.

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33bits
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 3, 2019

Torchlight II is a dungeon crawler of 2012 that has aged quite well. With a very solid playable base created by Diablo's parents, and an audiovisual section that keep the type after these 7 years, we finally see it release on consoles, and it has done it in an unbeatable way, almost without news but keeping the type . Hopefully this is just a prelude to what is to come ...

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COGconnected
86 / 100
86 / 100
Sep 3, 2019

I lost hours and days to this game with a blink. Whether you’re looking for a new ARPG, or just a little more time with an old favorite, Torchlight 2 won’t let you down.

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PSX Brasil
86 / 100
PSX Brasil
Paulo Roberto Montanaro

Top Critic

86 / 100
Sep 15, 2019

The main quality of Torchlight II is knowing how to deal with its qualities and limitations. While comparisons to the great classics of the genre are inevitable, the game manages to distinguish itself with identity and guarantees some good hours of fun, exploration and stylish destruction of hordes and more hordes of enemies.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

We are facing one of the best exponents of Action RPG that we can find on consoles. Flowing action, continuous progression, ease of use, perfect playability and an artistic finish that maintains the type 7 years later ... whatever we say is little to extol a game that you are forced to buy if you did not already enjoy it on PC

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IGN Spain
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Torchlight II for consoles remains true to the one that captivated us on PC and iIt adapts perfectly to desktop platforms.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2019

Seven years after its initial release, Torchlight 2 finally graces the console generation and proves that you don't have to have Diablo in your title to make an impact. Torchlight 2 is a near-perfect dungeon crawler that no fan of the genre can afford to miss.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Overall, Torchlight II on the Switch is an excellent addition to its library of fun, multiplayer-oriented games for both new fans and those wanting to return to the world of Vilderan after an extended absence.

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But Why Tho?
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

Torchlight II has arisen from the depths of the shadows to compete in the race of memorable ARPGs, along with Diablo III and Path of Exile – who both have similar styles.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Torchlight II is a superb addition to your library and an absolute blast alone or with friends.

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Marooners' Rock
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

As it stands however, Torchlight II, a good game, stays a good game but some key features feel missing in the transition to console in the seven years since the initial release.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

It's no longer the Diablo killer it used to be, but this remains a superior dungeon crawler, with great action and loot that still puts it amongst the genre's best.

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Windows Central
Sep 3, 2019

Considering the fact that the game only costs $20, it represents astonishing value because it'll take you dozens of hours to complete and features a lot of replayability. Just don't expect the best story.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2019

Outside of Diablo III this is probably the best action-RPG currently available anywhere. Do not miss out on this exemplary title. It is a shame that the new Torchlight is not a continuation of the formula, but considering the quality of the first two games I will give anything bearing the namesake a shot.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Torchlight II is a great dungeon crawler on Switch even if it doesn't include couch co-op functionality.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 5, 2019

Genre veterans may want to pause and think before buying, as there isn’t a whole lot here you haven’t seen before, but it’s tough to argue that you won’t enjoy the time you spend with this one.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

A great port of a fantastic game, Torchlight 2 still holds up as a great example of an ARPG dungeon-crawler that is unfortunately plagued by some annoying bugs and control scheme limitations

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 4, 2019

Torchlight 2, an action RPG and dungeon crawler from a previous generation, joins the Nintendo Switch catalogue in an example of how a conversion work should be handled: a register of excellence, where everything has been marvelously handled. The game may not be entirely groundbreaking but that becomes less relevant in the face its content, exploration, customization possibilities and how well it fits in the Switch format.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 10, 2019

The Switch port of Torchlight 2 is tremendous, however the lack of simple, local co-op multiplayer is slightly disappointing

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

Torchlight II was a great action RPG back in 2012 and it still remains it to this day.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

When compared with the plentiful amount of action-RPGs already on the Nintendo Switch Torchlight II can seem like a bit of an afterthought. But while its story has a poor endgame, it offers a cute aesthetic with plenty of charm. Panic Button has done a great job once again with porting, and those new to the genre will find plenty to entertain at a fair price.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
diegoarguello

Top Critic

Sep 9, 2019

Torchlight 2 on consoles has a new look and great performance, but it remains true to its origins, which can be both good and bad depending on who you ask.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 12, 2019

My time through Torchlight II is really just a blur of primary colours and explosions of gibs. If that’s what you need, and you’re able to look past the very deliberate shortcomings, then this will be a game that you will find hard to put down.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

If you can brush aside the lack of single console multiplayer, Torchlight II remains an addictive action-RPG experience.

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Video Chums
Sep 21, 2019

Torchlight II takes what makes iconic action RPGs like Diablo fun and presents it in an accessible and highly enjoyable package.

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Screen Rant
Sep 3, 2019

Torchlight II is a fun action-RPG that stapled its inspiration to its sleeves.

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 18, 2019

GREAT - Torchlight II is a great alternative to Diablo III on the Switch. It carries a Teen rating, which is more appropriate for younger gamers and a great introduction to the dungeon crawling loot RPG genre. A lack of local co-op on one Switch is a bit disappointing, but the four player online co-op more than makes up for it.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

A leader in the genre, its non-stop action loop hits all the right notes.

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Switch Atlantic
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 24, 2019

Torchlight II still continues to be one of the best the dungeon crawling, Action RPG genre has to offer. The gameplay is solid and full of different quests to always keep you busy. With the 4 classes being so different from one another and NG+ there’s so much replay value here. Online multiplayer is a great addition, if you have some friends to play with and want to team up for some dungeon crawling action. Some of the dungeon designs could have used a bit more creativity and the story feels unimportant, but those are small blemishes on an otherwise great package.

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Darkstation
Sep 10, 2019

In the seven years since Torchlight II was released, dungeon crawlers have both evolved into a more complex genre and toyed with mechanics pulled from outside them, such as roguelikes.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2019

It just doesn't go above and beyond, feeling more generic overall. This is a Diablo-like game that feels a whole lot like Diablo, but doesn't carve out enough of an identity on its own to leave a lasting impression. Still, the only games of this genre that do the raw gameplay better are the ones that snuck their way into this review as a modifier to explain the style of game this is.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

Torchlight II is an older title that feels its age at times. Nevertheless, it remains a solid example of its genre and will keep you occupied for hours on end. Multiplayer, an expansive upgrade system, and a sea of worthwhile loot make up for the repetitive gameplay.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 13, 2019

Torchlight is a good portage of a still good game, and it's great to play it everywhere on your Switch. But unfortunately, it lacks of a local multiplayer mode on one console.

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PowerUp!
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

The bones of a great game exist within the second entry, even today, but lop-sided gameplay and uninspired presentation obscure them far too much.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

Released at roughly the same time, Torchlight II shows just how much Diablo III has improved since launch, and the level of effort put into its console ports. While Diablo III is absolutely impeccable on console, Torchlight II feels neutered and a bit stunted.

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OnlySP
Sep 6, 2019

Overall, Torchlight II is a very solid console port. The gameplay loop is generally satisfying despite the minor annoyances, and can even feel a bit zen once the player manages to sink fully into the rhythm. Torchlight II does not do anything remarkable for the action hack-and-slash genre, but functions as a good spiritual successor to Diablo II and makes for a good alternative for hack-and-slash fans who were put off by Diablo III.

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