I’ve managed to find 6 PS1 games like cult classic Diablo in terms of gameplay, genre, and style.
Diablo is greatest of all time. It’s definitely a cult classic worth re-visiting. However, if you’ve already played Diablo countless times, it starts being boring just like anything in life. So, it’s time to move on and find out other games similar to Diablo.
What similarities does these games have with the Diablo? Let me break it down. Isometric view, hack & slash, RPG elements, dark fantasy genre, and setting.
6 PS1 games like diablo:
1. Dark Stone
Games like diablo list starts with another cult classic PS1 game called Darkstone. It’s an action RPG just with Diablo like dungeon crawler.
Darkstone have better graphics, 3D models, and lighting. Therefore, it’s not dark as Diablo.
Now let’s talk about the story a little bit. The game is set in the fictional kingdom called Uma, where you take the role of a hero who must save the world from an evil sorcerer. You can choose from eight different characters with unique abilities and start your journey.
Some players say Darkstone is much better than Diablo. So, start playing and figure out if that claim is correct or not for yourself!
2. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is an action-adventure game released in 1996, one year before Diablo release.
In Blood Omen, you take the role of a vampire called Kain. He was a nobleman before who is murdered and then resurrected. After the resurrection, Kain sets out on a quest for revenge.
In terms of dark fantasy, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is the closest game to original Diablo. Even darker perhaps. Developers stated that they created a game which adults would want to play after all.
Other than that, the game offers action combat, puzzle-solving, and rich story. In essence, you’ll not be disappointed.
3. Gauntlet Legends
Another PS1 game that is similar to Diablo is called Gauntlet Legends. It’s a 3D hack & slash dungeon crawler originally released for arcades in 1998. Later it was ported to various consoles, including PlayStation classic.
It’s gameplay mechanics reminds me of Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption. Which is one of the best vampire RPGs of all times.
Anyway, in the game you can choose one of the four unique characters and battle your way through demon infested realms. There will be some puzzles along the way, but the game is mostly focuses on action.
Also, you can play Gauntlet Legends co-op like Diablo. Which is a blast.
4. Technomage: Return of Eternity
Technomage is a 1999 action RPG set in a world where magic and technology coexist. Story was pretty much ahead of its time.
In this game you control a mage called Melvin. His main purpose is uncovering the truth behind his father’s disappearance. In order to do that, Melvin takes on a long journey.
You’ll fight various monsters along the way, solve challenging puzzles, and craft your own custom spells!
5. Alundra 2
This one appears very different from Diablo classic. However, they are both similar in terms of camera view, real time combat, dungeon crawling elements, and genre dark fantasy. Though Alundra 2 focuses puzzle solving a lot.
In the game you take the role of a pirate hunter called Flint. He is looking after the pirates that caused his parents’ death. Basically, it’s a revenge story which is my favorite kind!
It’s using 3D graphics like Gauntlet Legends and I bet you’ll like it a lot.
6. The King’s Field
King’s Field is a dark fantasy role-playing game released in 1994.
It’s a diablo like game in terms of genre, setting, music, and RPG elements. Except, it is a first-person view game instead of isometric like Diablo.
In it you’ll be exploring dungeons, battling monsters, and collecting items along the way. The game is notable for its dark atmosphere. It’s even kind of scary in my opinion.
You should also know; this is the game that influenced Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls series. One can say it’s the first Soulslike ever existed.
Thanks for reading fellow PS1 enjoyers! I hope you’ll like these games as much as the Diablo classic.
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