Diablo III Multiplayer Review: Revel in Endless Treasure

About Diablo III

Diablo III is an action RPG that allows up to four players to collaborate and play through the entire storyline together.

Battle hoards of demons using various weapons and abilities, level up your character, forge greater weapons, and loot endless amounts of treasure to prepare for the ultimate battle with Diablo himself. Diablo III features some beloved characters from past installments in the series, including Deckard Cain and The Butcher.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is a combination of the original Diablo III game and the Reaper of Souls expansion pack.

Diablo III Multiplayer

Every aspect of Diablo III can be played in both local and online multiplayer. Join together with up to four friends and play cooperatively through the entire campaign.

Local Multiplayer: Up to 4 players, shared-screen

Online Multiplayer: Up to 4 players

Systems: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows, Mac

Genre: Action RPG, Hack and Slash

Review of Diablo III

With multiple difficulty levels, Diablo III can be as difficult or as easy as you want it to be. On easier settings, you can mow through enemies quickly, making the game relaxing while still feeling rewarding. It also makes Diablo III a good game for video game novices. However, more difficult settings are also available for players who want more of a challenge. For example, if you switch to hardcore more, dying erases your entire character and all of its progress.

Diablo III offers seven different character types—Barbarian, Monk, Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor, Wizard, and Crusader—and playing through the game with each type offers a slightly different experience.  The game controls are simple to use while also offering a plethora of skills to utilize against enemies.

Unlike most modern RPG games, Diablo III's storyline is engaging without getting in the way of gameplay. However, the best thing about Diablo III is the loot. Enemies in the game are constantly dropping new items, weapons, and gear, and occasionally, you’ll come across a treasure goblin. Treasure goblins are very difficult to kill, but if you manage to kill one, it’s like gamer Christmas—gold and dozens of treasures pour all over the land like a fountain.

Another nice thing about Diablo III is that all players play on the same screen, so you don’t have to deal with smaller individual split screens. However, this means that you can’t venture too far away from your partners, and it also means that only one person can get into their menu at a time. If you're playing with one or more friends, you have to wait for everyone to manage their inventories. Since the game is so full of loot, you'll spend a lot of time just waiting for others to equip and delete items.

In the end and even with its flaws, Diablo III is a game worth playing. If nothing else, it's one of the few in the rare multiplayer-RPG genre, so its downsides are completely overshadowed by the ability to play through a story-based game as a team.