Video game consoles like PlayStation have taken over the market because of the countless gaming maniacs in our generation. They prefer games of many different genres such as action, adventure, racing and many more. Some play to release stress while some play to deal with boredom. If you play video games when boredom hits you, dungeon crawler games are the best for you, just like Diablo.
Diablo is an action-adventure dungeon crawler game that was developed by Blizzard entertainment along with NetEase game. This is one of the oldest role-playing hack and slash game that was released on January 3 1997. After a passage of 23 years, gamers search for games of the same genre. We are here with a list of such games.
The top-down hack and slash dungeon crawler game “Gauntlet” was on every other gamer’s mind after its release on September 23, 2014, for Microsoft Windows platform and August 11, 2015, for PlayStation 4 platform. The game was developed and published by Arrowhead Game Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment respectively. It is the first part of the “Gauntlet” series and can be played in both single-player and multiplayer option. The player has to select one of the four available players and can avail the co-op mode up to four players together.
The role-playing video game “Divinity: Original sin” was developed and published by Larian Studios. Kickstarter had a contribution in funding the fantasy game which was launched on June 30, 2014, for windows and October 27, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 platform. This game can we played on both single-player as well as multiplayer mode. The plot of the game revolves around the protagonist, who is a source hunter and is customizable dealing with harmful magic named source.
The game with a highly demanded dungeon crawler genre “Warhammer: Chaosbane” was developed by Eko Software and published by the Bigben interactive and games workshop with a collaboration. It was launched on May 31, 2019. Being a part of the Warhammer series, it was too hyped by the critics and received awards for the same. The game can be played on both single-player as well as online co-op platform. The story revolves around the battles but the four heroes and the monsters. A player can certainly choose to play by choosing one of the four heroes in the game to fight the battle.
The top-down role-playing game “Darksiders Genesis” was developed and published by Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic respectively. It was highly appreciated by the critics and was launched on February 14, 2020, for the PlayStation 4 platform. This game being a hack and slash dungeon crawler game can be played on both single-player and multiplayer modes. The game was an offshoot prequel of the game “Darksiders” further achieving a lot of awards.
The action role-playing game “Toukiden: Kiwami” was developed and published by Omega Force and Tecmo Koei games respectively. This game can be played both over the single-player as well as multiplayer and was launched on August 28, 2014. This game is also recognized as a sequel of the game “Toukiden: The Age of Demons” and also known for being a part of the series “Toukiden”.
The role-playing video game “Victor Vran: Overkill Edition” gained a lot of popularity after its launch on June 6 2017. The action-based game was developed by the Haemimont Games and published by EuroVideo Medien wired productions. The plot of the game revolves around the protagonist Victor Vran who’s a demon hunter and his journey of fighting with the demons. The game can be played over both single-player and multiplayer modes. It was also highly rated and had amazing reviews for the same by high-end developers and gamers.
The action role-playing video game “Vikings- Wolves of Midgard” was developed and published by Games Farm and Kalypso Media respectively. It is compatible with both single-player as well as multiplayer modes. This popular game is inspired from the time of Norse Mythology and was launched on March 24, 2017. This game has always been more suitable to this category of games as the gameplay is so much like Diablo in which one can make and customize their own character and their appearance.
The 19th-century gothic-noir game “The incredible adventures of Van Helsing II” was released on March 1, 2017, for PlayStation 4 platform. The action role-playing genre was developed as well as published by Neocore games. The “Dracula” novel based game was penned down by Bram stoker. The story revolves around the trial of young Van Helsing, the son of the great hunter Abraham Van Helsing from the book.
The classic Dungeon: Fuyoku no Masōjin being one of the best Dungeon crawler games of Japan was released on February 18 2010. It was developed by System Prisma and further published worldwide by NIS America. This can only be played on a single-player mode. The story revolves around a boy named Soma and a girl named Pudding and their struggles in the journey.
The roguelike role-playing game “Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic” was developed and published by The bit father and Headup games. The dungeon crawler game was released on February 6, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 platform and received a lot of appreciation from the critics along with amazing reviews.
The platform Dungeon crawler game “Devious Dungeon” was developed by Ravenous Games inc., Woblyware, Woblyware oy and Ratalaika Games in collaboration. It was further published by Ratalaika Games, GramTheGames and Electronicsgames LLC in a collaboration. This game is a part of the devious Dungeon series was released on March 5, 2014, for the PlayStation 4 platform and received a lot of appreciation for the same by the critics. It was also reviewed and rated with good stats.
The action role-playing video game “Nights of Azure” was released on October 1, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 platform. The dungeon crawler was developed and published by Gust and Koei techno, respectively. The game was followed by a sequel named Nights of Azure 2. The plot of the game revolves around two girls and their journey on land known as Ruswal island.
The hyped dungeon crawler game “Odin sphere Leifthrasir” was developed by Vanillaware and was further published by Atlus, Atlus USA, Square Enix NIS America and Sega publisher Korea depending on the place of the release. The role-playing action game was launched on April 28, 2016, for the PlayStation 4 platform and received an amazing review by the critics. It sold millions of copies in just the first couple of week after the release.
Yet again another action role-playing dungeon crawler game, “Nioh” was developed and published by Team ninja and Sony interactive Entertainment respectively. The game can be played both over the single-player as well as multiplayer modes and was released on March 13, 2020, for the PlayStation 4 platform. The game is followed by a sequel named “Nioh 2” and received a great appreciation by the critics and a good rating by the well-to-do game makers.
Last but not least, the action role-playing game dungeon crawler “Bloodborne” was developed and published by FromSoftware and Sony computer entertainment respectively. It was launched between 24th to March 27, 2015, depending on the place of release. The game had an amazing review and ratings from the critics. The game can be played both over the single-player and multiplayer modes. The entire plot of the story revolves around a customizable character having a blood-borne disease. The protagonist gets weapons and fights with different enemies, including the bosses, making it look like a weapon-based combat game. The whole game is played in third-person perspectives.
We often go through such games in our life than leave a long-lasting stain on our mind. We get acquainted with the game that we look for it no matter from what source do we play a game. If not anything, we start searching for other games of the same genre having a control, graphics and gameplay like the older one. The next thing we do is, search for the purchase or download options of the games that are synonymous in actions to the other one. Here, Diablo has been one of such games that has created a great impact on people’s mind, so much that they can’t even resist searching weird notes like this. Games are for all and for all genres. We at least get to select the one among the fifty games from the same genre. Choosing your genre and game wisely is important.