Editorials Reviews Previews Essays Worth Playing
Essays 03 February 2021, 16:40

author: Paul Wozniak

Not Just Diablo - 12 Best Upcoming Hack'n'slash Games

Lovers of chopping and slashing hordes of monsters have so far been grouped mainly around two games: Diablo III and Path of Exile. The upcoming contenders for the throne of hack'n'slash will try to change this balance of power.

Path of Exile 2

  - Not Just Diablo - 12 Best Upcoming Hack'n'slash Games - dokument - 2021-02-03
 
  1. Release date: 2022
  2. Why worth the wait: It's a huge expansion to the already hellishly good Path of Exile

If you had to name a worthy successor to the Diablo series, a significant portion of gamers would probably say Path of Exile. In fact, it's quite difficult to resist the impression that the developers from Grinding Gear Games have proved unusually adept at navigating the needs of the market and delivered an extremely compelling hack'n'slash. Millions of people around the world have been playing it for years, appreciating the perfectly realized endgame, many possibilities of character development, or regular updates, to name a few things. Speaking of new content, it's hard not to mention Path of Exile 2, announced last year, which won't be a standalone production as such, but rather an extensive expansion that greatly changes PoE.

Path of Exile 2 will provide a brand new story campaign the events presented therein will take place twenty years after the story told in the original PoE. New features we know about so far, mainly include the availability of nineteen new specialties, as well as a revamped inventory and skill systems. Graphics will also be improved (new lighting system, object physics and animations, among others). If any game has a chance to successfully challenge Diablo IV, it will undoubtedly be Path of Exile 2.

  1. More about Path of Exile 2
  2. Path of Exile 2 A Worthy Rival of Diablo 4
The Riftbreaker

The Riftbreaker

Diablo IV

Diablo IV

The Ascent

The Ascent

Lost Ark

Lost Ark

Path of Exile 2

Path of Exile 2

Gatewalkers

Gatewalkers

Magic: Legends

Magic: Legends

Titan Quest: Legendary Edition

Titan Quest: Legendary Edition

See/Add Comments