Diablo (1996)

Video Game  -  Action | Fantasy | Horror  -  30 November 1996 (USA)
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It is a horrible era for the formerly peaceful town of Tristram. The young Prince Albrect is missing, King Leoric is dead, and demonic raids are now commonplace. You are one of the heroes, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Michael Haley ...
Glynnis Talken ...
Rogue / Gillian the Barmaid (voice)
Sorcerer / Cain the Elder (voice)
Warrior / Pepin the Healer / Archbishop Lazarus / Narrator (voice)
Adria the Witch / Wirt the peg-leg boy (voice)
Steve Brodie ...
Ogden the Tavern Owner / Diablo (voice)
Mark Schwarz ...
Glenn Stafford ...
Chris Metzen ...
King Leoric (voice)
Max Schaefer ...


It is a horrible era for the formerly peaceful town of Tristram. The young Prince Albrect is missing, King Leoric is dead, and demonic raids are now commonplace. You are one of the heroes, who has visited Tristram, seeking fame and fortune for slaying whatever is causing this horror. However, the sleeping Evil sees in you what it most desires: Freedom. Written by Chris

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Embark if you dare on a quest to destroy the Lord of Terror...


Action | Fantasy | Horror


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Narrator and Pepin the Healer: [reading from the Book of the Blind] I can see what you see not / Vision milky then eyes rot / When you turn they will be gone / Whispering their hidden song / Then you see what cannot be / Shadows move where light should be / Out of darkness, out of mind / Cast down into the Halls of the Blind.
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Addictive, endlessly re-playable, lots of fun!
7 October 2001 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

One of the best computer games I have ever played!

Lots of action, with some RPG elements thrown in to make it more interesting. The game was designed to be almost endlessly re-playable. The whole fun lies in building up your character, making him/her more powerful, learn powerful magic, find better weapons & armor, and unique treasures which will help you defeat the demons & monsters of Hell itself.

By the way, although there are 3 character classes to choose from, I recommend playing the sorcerer. He is by far the best character in the game. He starts out the weakest, so you have be more careful than you would have to be with the warrior or the rogue, but eventually (after finding certain spells) he will become the most powerful character of them all. Besides, playing the sorcerer is also the most fun, since it allows you most control over the various spectacular magic spells.

BTW, read the manual. It's not only informative, as it should be, but it also provides lots of background info, which makes for great reading.

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