Diablo 3 is probably one of Blizzard’s more popular games. Featuring an epic story, a huge number of dazzling abilities, and plenty of loot to collect, the game hasn’t lost its popularity since 1996. Now, players can play the original Diablo on GOG for the low price of only $9.99, in full HD.
Diablo tells the story of a world called Sanctuary, created by angels and demons seeking a refuge from the Eternal Conflict ravaging the cosmos. However, far beneath the town of Tristram, a sleeping evil lurks in the form of Diablo, a demon lord of terror. It falls to the player, taking on the role of one of a trio of brave heroes, to descend into the depths, facing demons and monsters, and destroy Diablo for good to save Tristram and Sanctuary.
If you’ve only ever played Diablo 3 since it came out back in 2012 (or on the many different consoles since then) and don’t quite know the story of how all of this got started, being able to play the original Diablo on GOG may be a good change of pace for you, though you’d obviously have to deal with design decisions from back in the late 90s.
The game, in addition to being compatible with modern systems, is now DRM free, with HD resolutions and the ability for you to play with your friends via networking or direct IP as you make your way through room after randomly-generated room, facing off against all of the monsters and dangers the dungeons beneath Tristram have to offer.
While you can still play the game on its original Battle.net version, if you’re not one for DRM or just don’t want to support Activision directly after they laid off 800 employees for no reason, or you just hate the idea of Diablo Immortal, you can still play the original Diablo on GOG now. However, the GOG version does have a number of quality-of-life enhancements that the Battle.net version doesn’t, so by buying that one you’ll be getting more bang for your buck.
Regardless of which version you choose, you can play the game on GOG for only $9.99.