Parents' Guide to

Diablo II: Resurrected

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature action remake is as fun, frustrating as the original.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Same flawed masterwork is teen friendly.

There is blood and a little gore but its undetailed, obscured by magic effects and the attack and death animations arent nearly as visceral as Diablo 3. And its all from an elevated perspective further reducing impact. Practically a T rated game by todays standards. No other mature content.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Once again, this happens to be an updated version of a classic game...that isn't as much of an upgrade as gamers would like. For people who loved the original, Diablo II: Resurrected is another chance to play this classic action/adventure game in which you battle zombies, monsters, and demonic creatures using swords, magic, a bow and arrows, and your skills as an explorer. Except now, the visuals have been upgraded rather considerably (as you can see for yourself by switching between the old and new with the click of a button), as well as the sound quality. It even includes the add-on released later, which expands the saga while also adding an assassin and a nature loving druid to your career options. Beyond that, though, this is the same game as it was twenty years ago, from the way the combat works to how you manage all the loot you gather.

While people that wanted a better looking version of the original are in luck, anyone looking for more will be disappointed. Doubly so if you were hoping this would be upgraded to play like Diablo III. For starters, some of the systems they left intact haven't aged well (especially if you play it on console). The map is too small, the inventory system is frustratingly restrictive, having to use the controller's right thumbstick like a mouse to navigate the menus is awkward, and the inability to pause is just baffling. Also, for some infuriating reason, you lose all your stuff when you die. Did anyone ever think this was fun? It also doesn't help that things are not adequately explained. All of which is why purists looking for nostalgia will appreciate Diablo II: Resurrected...while other people will just play Diablo III for the umpteenth time while waiting for Diablo IV.

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