Happy Torchlight XBLA Launch Day!

March 9th, 2011

We are thrilled with the response to Torchlight on XBox Live Arcade and are including just some of the wonderful press we’ve received here for you to explore. We hope you love the game, too! Thank you as always for supporting us and playing Torchlight!

9/10Official XBox Magazine

“Torchlight is a great experience that fans of hack and slash RPGs should immediately pick up.” 4/5

“Torchlight is a fantastic game and a welcome addition to any RPG fans collection.” 4/5

“Torchlight is superior to Diablo 2. It’s definitely smoother, simpler to play, and is more accessible to the casual gamer.” 8/10
Fraggs Magazine, March 2011, pg 40

“A fantastic action-adventure RPG that has been beautifully ported to the Xbox.” 5/5

“Torchlight is excellent and is one of the most gripping, and compelling purchases you can make on the arcade today.”

“Torchlight” is an easy recommendation to make… this is easily the best RPG to be found on XBLA and should be gobbled up as such.”

“Originally a PC game that has now been ported over to XBLA, Torchlight is perhaps one of the better downloadable games I have ever played.”

“Over Dragon Age II, I’d actually pick Torchlight (Xbox 360) as this week’s standout release.”

“Level, loot, repeat. How can one simple formula be enjoyable? I can’t answer that, but what I can say is that Runic Games’ Torchlight uses these simple ingredients and the recipe spells F-U-N. … I’m addicted to this game.”

“It will keep you entertained for hours and hours.” 7/10

“Runic Games is back with an amazing remake, and keeps customers happy by keeping the cost low, and the entertainment level high!”

“Torchlight is the ultimate dungeon crawler for Xbox 360, and a perfect for Xbox Live Arcade.”

“The game exceeded my expectations and became a instant favorite. You can expect an amazing dungeon crawler; with a good array of quests, lots of dungeons to explore, excellent music to accompany the game, beautifully painted backgrounds and scenery, for the price of 1200 Microsoft Points you can’t go wrong with this RPG.” 9/10

“The transfer for the console is seamless.”

“Torchlight is a type of game that many people never would have thought would work well on a console, but this proves them all wrong. From its addictive nature as a loot grab to its intriguing, but never really fulfilled story, Torchlight still has the qualities of a great game.”

“Torchlight effortlessly absorbs hours of time.”

“Runic Games have really outdone themselves by bringing Torchlight to the Xbox 360. … The game is great and I enjoyed every minute I played, and it has a lot to offer the gamers who enjoy games like Diablo and even World of Warcraft. I’ll be giving this game a perfect 5 out of 5. The game offers endless game play, randomized dungeons, many ways to customize your character, cute pets that will help you out, and very solid graphics and music. For only 1200MSP this is a great buy and you should go to the Xbox Live marketplace as soon as possible if you enjoy an endless adventure. You’ll be sure to put even more hours then myself once you start playing. Torchlight isn’t your average dungeon crawler that will take a day to beat– It will take hours upon hours to make a dent in the game I’ve already spent around 12 plus hours. Me playing an entire XBLA this much is extremely rare for me, so I’m glad to say this game is a huge hit in my book and I’ll be coming back for more.”

“Torchlight is the next addiction for Xbox Live Arcade gamers out there. Once you start with getting more weapons, deeper into the game and leveling up you’ll be hooked. Runic Games did a great job of turning a PC classic into a console soon-to-be classic. If you’re at all a fan of these RPG dungeon crawler types, then you’ll find plenty of love for Torchlight.”

“At 1200 MS points this port from the PC to the XBLA is worth every penny and will quickly become the RPG of the XBLA. I would recommend that anyone that has had the slightest interest in this game or the RPG genre itself to give Torchlight a try. You will not regret it.”

“Decking out your character with new items is as addictive as it is fun, and the wide variety of skills available to each character, despite the limited number of skill binds, makes the action entertaining throughout. Hack-’n’-slash fans will find hours upon hours of content waiting for them in the dark mines of Torchlight and, even if you’ve already played it before, it’s still just as fun as it was the first go-around. All lovers of loot should definitely add this to their digital library.” 8/10

“Torchlight is probably the closest thing to a Diablo experience on the Xbox 360. The perfectly translated controls and addictive gameplay makes this a must-buy for anyone with an affinity for loot hoarding. If anything, it serves as a great appetizer for the much-anticipated sequel.” 8.5/10

“Runic Games have done a fine job of carrying over their title and is cause for celebration for those who didn’t experience the game first time around. A highly enjoyable title and easily recommendable to all Torchlight is well worth investing your time and money into.” 4.5/5

“Rejoice Diablo fans because Runic Games has brought that style of game to Xbox Live Arcade with their largely popular PC title, Torchlight. The game is am action RPG where you’ll find yourself hacking and slashing through many different dungeons meeting up with a variety of characters along the way. From the moment I started playing the game I knew I was in for a treat. Torchlight is downright fun and a pleasure to play.” 85/100

“Easy to grasp and hard to put down, Torchlight is a shining example of a genre we console gamers don’t get to see very often. Action RPG fans should take one look at the 1,200-point asking price and laugh all the way to the bank… the blood bank.” 4.25/5

“Torchlight” on the 360 is easy to recommend for RPG players.”

“Torchlight is beautiful, inventive, and most importantly, fun.”

“Torchlight rocks in its Xbox 360 reincarnation.” 9.3/10

“A beautifully crafted game.”

“Torchlight is an exceptional mix of visuals and gameplay and it truly deserves a home on Xbox.” 8.5/10

“A perfect port of an already fantastic game” 4.5/5

“The game was undiminished, and in fact improved in some ways, by the translation.”

“Torchlight is an epic XBLA title that provides hours of unique entertainment” 5/5

“Torchlight is the most fun I’ve had gaming in 2011.” 95/100

“Fans of RPGs will find Torchlight to be a long, enjoyable XBLA title”

“Torchlight on Xbox Live Arcade not only feels great, but it actually controls better than the PC original. … Torchlight is an entertaining killfest with a real ‘just one more dungeon’ feel. … If you’re looking for a hack ‘n’ slasher to lose a week’s worth of nights to, then sit down – you’ve found it.”

“Fortunately, what this exceptional new version of a PC favorite lacks in story, it more than makes up for with deep character customization, ever-more-powerful loot, and a dungeon-generation system that’ll devour whole days of your life.” 90Official Xbox Magazine, April 2011 issue, page 76

“Torchlight offers an experience for Xbox users that they can’t find anywhere else on their Xbox.” 9.5/10

“Torchlight is one of the more enjoyable Xbox Live arcade titles available on the service.” 8.8/10

“Torchlight is what happens when developers with a passion for what they do come together. … Console fans are in for a treat with Runic Games latest, and it comes at a fraction of the cost that it is worth.” 9.2 (Excellent)

“Torchlight for the Xbox Live Arcade is an in-depth, addictive, action RPG that you haven’t seen since the likes of Diablo.” … “I highly recommend Torchlight as it is a great version of the game for those who did not get a chance to play it before.”

“Torchlight is an unmitigated success.”

“Runic Games was able to successfully transport Torchlight from the PC to the Xbox 360. I just hope that we won’t have to wait nearly 2 years for Torchlight II to come to the consoles, as Torchlight feels very much at home on the Xbox.”

“Players who have not yet experienced Torchlight would do good to check this game out, as it is one of the highest-quality action/RPGs currently available on Xbox Live”

“The Xbox 360 version of Torchlight manages to offer everything that was good about the PC original, as well as introduce a few vital tweaks that make this a must-have title for dungeon crawler fans.” 4/5

“Once I learned how the menus and spell bindings worked, it seemed like Torchlight was never meant for anything BUT a console. … If you even think you like dungeon crawlers, buy it. It will be the best $15.00 you’ll ever spend.”

“Game play is smooth and intuitive on the console controller”

“The game is nothing short of delightful.” 27/30

“If you’re looking for a great role-playing experience on your Xbox 360, look no further than Torchlight. It has all the right elements and never disappoints.” 5/5

“A light truly shined brightly out of developer Runic Games when this one was launched…” “Torchlight is a home-run for any Action RPG fan!… no fan of the genre should be without it.”

“Torchlight is the next addiction for Xbox Live Arcade gamers out there. … Runic Games did a great job of turning a PC classic into a console soon-to-be classic. “ 8.5

“Torchlight is an incredibly fun game, there is so much to do, so much to explore that you’ll feel like your ripping Runic off for only paying 1200 MS Points for it.” 4.5/5

“The success story of Torchlight will be continued on the XBOX 360. Runic Games has ported the game perfectly to the console and through some new features and improvements, they created the ultimate version of the game. RPG-Fans should invest the 1200 Microsoft Points, otherwise they will not only miss one of the best arcade titles, but also one of the best action RPGs. 9/10″

“Torchlight is a steal for lone wolves with a lust for loot.” 8/10

“This game is a steal. … Do yourself a favor and pick this game up, but be warned: this game has that weird “time distortion” factor in place, where you can easily lose several hours and not notice.”

“If you’re not a PC gamer, you probably don’t know much about Torchlight. That’s about to change as the cult game makes its way to XBLA in just a few weeks.” – “Some of 2011 coolest upcoming titles.”GameInformer issue 215 (article by Matt Miller), page 34