When Lilith, an ancient demon, and her army of hellish creatures threaten Sanctuary, the home of humanity, you rise up as a hero to fight back and defeat the demonic forces. You trek across the land, fighting off monsters to grow in might, and take on hordes of demons and fierce enemies. You gather rare artefacts that enhance your strength and give you magical abilities, until eventually you're powerful enough to take on Lilith herself and free the land of evil.
You choose your character from several different classes, all offering different strengths and weaknesses in combat. Play involves exploring randomly-generated dungeons and ruins, taking on countless foes and defeating them with weapons and abilities to level up, increasing your power. You gather loot from the enemies you kill and the places you visit, and can use it to add upgrades to your character, granting them new powers and powers depending on their class and the item. Experimenting with both classes and upgrades to discover exciting and unusual builds is essential to overcoming the seemingly insurmountable odds.
The result is a game where you have near-limitless ways to create your own unique hero through both the multiple classes and the multitude of items and upgrades available. Experimenting with different combinations and ways to fight, then using the perfect character in ambitious and ingenious ways to destroy the hordes of demons opposing you is where the fun lies.
The series spans several games:
- Diablo (1997) on PC, PlayStation and Mac.
- Diablo II (2000) on PC and Mac.
- Diablo III (2012) PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One.
- Diablo III: Eternal Collection (2017) Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Diablo II Resurrected (2021) Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC.
- Diablo IV (2023) PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Diablo IV 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
Cross-Play: Play across consoles and PC.
Only the console versions support local multiplayer.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Fantasy Themes and Strong Fantasy Violence.
14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to react quickly to enemies and attacks, and there's lots of strategy and decision-making in choosing the best items and upgrades for your characters out of the many options available.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
Diablo IV - Digital Deluxe Edition
Diablo IV - Standard Edition
Diablo IV - Ultimate Edition
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- You need a subscription to play online:
There are three editions of the game you can purchase: the Standard Edition; Digital Deluxe Edition; and Ultimate Edition. Each one comes with the base game, then some extra cosmetic content. You can pay to unlock the content regardless of what version you get.
In addition, you can buy in-game currency called Platinum which is used to buy cosmetic items.
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