Diablo II by Al Giovetti


By Al Giovetti
Release:June 28, 2000
Lead Artist:
ESRB Rating:
AddressIRVINE, Calif.
Publisher: Havas
Website: blizzard
Requirements:Diablo II's single-player minimum system requirements are Windows® 2000/95/98/NT, Pentium® 233 or equivalent, 32 MB RAM, 650 MB available hard drive space, 4X CD-ROM drive and DirectX™ compatible video card. Additional multiplayer system requirements include 64 MB RAM, 950 MB available hard drive space and 28.8 Kbps
Recommended:Multiplayer system requirements: tiplayer PC System Requirements and Options 64 MB RAM, Open Battle.net game Creators and TCP/IP game Hosts: 128MB RAM recommended (256MB RAM in games with over 4 players)., 950 MB available hard drive space, 28.8 Kbps or faster modem, Up to 8 Players: Over TCP/IP Network or Battle.net® (Requires low-latency Internet connection with support for 32-bit applications), Optional PC 3D AcOptional Direct 3D enhancement:celeration Supports Glide™ and Direct 3D™ compatible video cards with at least 8MB of video RAM. Direct 3D™ requires 64 MB of system RAM

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Diablo II

History * Company Line * Game Play * Plot * Graphics * Animation * Voice Actors * Music Score * Sound Effects * Utilities * Multi-player Features * Cheats, Hints, and Walkthrough * Journalists * References * Letters


When Diablo released in 1997, it was an instant hit among gamers and debuted as the number-one selling game its first month in stores. The game has sold 2 million copies worldwide and was the number-one selling computer role-playing game in 1997. Diablo II was developed by the Blizzard North design team and is available on three CD-ROMs in Windows®95/98/2000/NT format. A Macintosh version of the game will be available during the third quarter 2000.

Company Line

DIABLO II SHIPS WORLDWIDE The year's most anticipated game en route to stores Blizzard Entertainment® announced on July 28, 2000 that Diablo™ II, its highly anticipated real-time action role-playing game, has started shipping to stores worldwide. The game, which has initial orders of 2 million copies, will start arriving at retailers by the end of the week.

In Diablo II, players return to a dark world plagued by evil forces. After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery by joining forces with the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal. Players face a new series of quests to rid the world of Diablo and his vile brethren forever.

"Diablo II is our most ambitious undertaking to date," said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder, "From the depth of each character class and the size of each act to the expansion of Battle.net®'s new worldwide architecture and the number of languages for which we localized the game, the scope of Diablo II is much larger than any of our past projects."

The game will be available at most computer and software retail chains worldwide. The game will also be offered directly from Blizzard at (800) 953-SNOW and www.blizzard.com. The game has received a Mature rating from the ESRB. mages/menu-store-off.gif','menu3')">

Game Play

Amazon -- This powerful woman warrior belongs to nomadic bands who roam the plains near the South Sea. The wandering f these groups often brings them into conflict with other peoples, so the Amazon is accustomed to fighting to defend her own. This lifestyle has made her fiercely independent and able to weather severe hardship and travel. While her skill with the bow rivals that of the Rogues, the Amazon is also adept in the use of spears and other throwing weapons, as well as in hand to hand combat. The Amazon is much sought after as a mercenary, in which type of service she will be loyal as long as her own ends are also served.

There are six quests per profession. Each one involves the same monastary and threat but a different map. The maps are arrayed around the Rogue camp. The rogues are a sisterhood who have had their monastary invaded by the evil monster.

There are several lethal bosses, sometimes more than one per level, culminating with the final battle with the ultimate evil. There are also several trap areas where more than one monster can descend on you. The trick is to take on one monster at a time and heal between battles.


ince the Beginning of Time the forces of Order and Chaos have been engaged in an eternal struggle to decide the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the Mortal Realm... And neither Man, Demon, nor Angel will be left unscathed...

After possessing the body of the hero who defeated him, Diablo resumes his nefarious scheme to shackle humanity into unholy slavery by joining forces with the other Prime Evils, Mephisto and Baal. Only you will be able to determine the outcome of this final encounter...


Three dimensional graphcs


The beginning cinematic is very realistic.

Voice Actors

Exellent voice overs for all dialog advance the plot. One needs to discuss gossip and quest goals with all characters and then look at the quest information page provided to get information on all quests.

Music Score

Sound Effects


There is only one save game. This makes it impossible to save your progress. If you die you are teleported to town where you can reequip so dont take your money with you. When you go to where your body is you can get all your stuff back so its a good idea to go right back to where your body was lost immediately. Do NOT save your game after dying before getting your corpse.

Multi-player Features

Battle net provides free online multiplayer support.


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