Maybe everyone knows what Diablo is. And everyone plays it, right? Absolutely not. While the third part, and indeed, not everyone promises, all other games remain the property of the PC owner. Therefore, it is not entirely correct to assume that Diablo 2: Resurrected out just for nostalgia. Not at all: first of all, this is a completely new game for millions of viewers.

However, nothing prevents you from treating the novelty the way you want – everyone will be satisfied. What we have before us is a beautiful remaster, which completely revives an outdated game from twenty years ago and removes almost all the “flaws” that formed over the years.

Diablo 2: Resurrected

In fact, Diablo 2: Resurrected looks so good that I forgot it was a remake or a remaster. Like a remaster. After all, this is a prime example of how to properly transfer old games to modern iron. In every way, it was the heir to Diablo 3, which received a quality-of-life upgrade that highlighted it. Amazing control with controller? E. A redrawn interface that is easy to navigate? Please. The game itself requires nothing to simplify, fortunately, the essence here is already more than basic: get close to the reptile, kill it. Earn experience points, go further. It’s an endless cycle of violence that somehow isn’t boring and doesn’t sound monotonous.

I played Diablo 2: Resurrected on Xbox Series X, and I’m satisfied. I don’t feel the need for a keyboard and mouse. The only thing is that I would like to have a bigger inventory – constantly selling swag is boring. But someone will say that it is true and that it should be, and that I understand nothing at all. I will not argue.

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Diablo 2: Resurrected

The base of the old game remains unchanged, but the graphics have undergone serious improvements. The game looks great on modern TVs, especially at 60 fps. The gameplay is smooth, stable and all kinds of effects are pleasing to the eye. I am sure that Vicarious Visions will not disappoint. Yes, it’s not Diablo 4, and its age is showing in places, but aside from that comparison, it looks great. And as it sounds, the good thing is that the music is always on top.

I don’t really like the multiplayer mode, but I couldn’t help but test this aspect of Diablo 2: Awakened. I’m ready to report that everything is up and working – no server crashes, especially after the full release. Like Diablo 3, this novelty is perfect for a night out with friends – even if they’ve moved to another city for a long time.

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Diablo 2: Resurrected

Decision

I’ve lost count of how many remasters and remakes I’ve tried over the past two years, but it just so happens that the best are almost always made by Activision. After releasing Diablo 2: Resurrected, Vicarious Visions manages the impossible: take an outdated game and tweak it to the point where it’s hard to tell its age. It’s not a complete remake, but it’s also more than a regular remaster. This is a revamped classic that has kept all the good and not-so-good features, but has been made available to a whole new layer of players.

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