The Best Pc Mmo Games For 2022

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Let us guide you to lớn the best RPGs on PC, from new treasures lượt thích Disco Elysium to great old-school role playing games like Baldur"s Gate


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Neverwinter

Let’s get a couple of things out the way first. Yes, Neverwinter is a miễn phí MMO, but it’s also one of the best miễn phí RPG games around, particularly if you have a soft spot for the lore và history of D&D’s Forgotten Realms. Here you can pick one of eight possible classes covering all of the classics, from rogues và rangers khổng lồ wizards and paladins.

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Across the main campaign, dungeons, and raids you’ll get to embark on some truly memorable adventuring, whether that’s finding a disgruntled demon somewhere to rest where they won’t be disturbed by doomguides, or taking part in a 12-part campaign to defeat Baphomet. Pretty much any key location you’ve heard of in the Forgotten Realms, from Ravenloft lớn Chult, & all content in Neverwinter, old & new, is free, just be ready for a grind when it comes to lớn some items.

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THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT

The Witcher 3 takes all the moral ambiguity, challenging subjects lượt thích racism and bigotry, and, of course, quái nhân hunting from the previous games and books andputs them in a massive world. It’s also a seriouswar game, despite its fantasy trappings, và saucy scenes to rival the most salacious ofsex games. The result is an extraordinary RPG that sets the standard for open-world adventures.

Every quest is an opportunity to not just learn more about the war-ravaged lands & the gamut of its inhabitants, but khổng lồ also be drawn into the knotty drama. A simple contract, such as directing series protagonist Geralt to slaughter a quái thú (there are many such quests, và for the first time it actually feels like we’re getting to see Geralt doing his actual job), can transform into an elaborate series of consequence-laden stories that span several hours, closing & opening doors as it hurtles towards a satisfying conclusion.

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Navigating the complex, dark fantasy world is a delight, even when the oppressive misery of it threatens to send you spiralling into depression. Even the most innocuous of decisions can have a huge impact on the world & its denizens, giving every action a great khuyễn mãi giảm giá of weight. Impressively, CD Projekt Red manages khổng lồ avoid padding the trò chơi out with the usual RPG fillers, like inane collectibles và quests khổng lồ kill ‘x’ amount of monsters. Every quest has a purpose & a payoff, a whole story to unravel, with even the smallest of them possibly taking several hours until it’s cleared.

Even better, CD Projekt Red produced arguably the best DLC ever made with Hearts of Stone and Blood và Wine, which has an even better quest than the base game. The Witcher 3 really is something khổng lồ be devoured until nothing remains. While you’re waiting – & you’ll be waiting a while – forThe Witcher 4’s release date, try replaying this third entry with a selection ofWitcher 3 mods.

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Elden Ring

Elden Ring is a great RPG game, but it also ticks a ton of other boxes as well – it’s a vị trí cao nhất tier open-world gameand a wonderfully vivid fantasy game.It’s also got a lot of visceral combat as a key part of the game play loop, so it skews more towards the action-RPG side of the spectrum if that’s important to you. But don’t just take our word for it; not onlycan you read our glowing Elden Ring review, you can read everyone elses’ positive Elden Ring reviews as well, if you need further convincing.

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As one of the ‘Tarnished’, you must explore the Lands Between và not only unravel the mystery of what’s transpired, but you must also take on therealm’s fallen heroes in order lớn become the Elden Lord. To bởi vì that, you’ll need some kind of ring. Some say an… Elden, ring. These are unconfirmed rumours, though. If you’re going lớn brave the horrors of this land, you’ll want lớn arm yourself with some Elden Ring beginner tips, as well as guides to lớn all of the Elden Ring bosses, the best Elden Ring weapons and armor, and you might want to lớn read up on Elden Ring Great Runes as well. You know, just in case.

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Disco Elysium

When you awake in Disco Elysium after an obliterative night of drinking you’re so hungover you can’t even remember who you are. From thereon out it’s up lớn you exactly what type of dishevelled, dysfunctional, disturbed detective archetype you want lớn be in this detective game – this is what police games would be like if they were made by David Lynch.

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Unlike many RPG games, Disco Elysium eschews any kind of conventional combat và entrusts all of its interactions lớn dialogue screens. As the game’s opening makes clear, your rapidly assembled psyche isn’t exactly stable, and Disco Elysium lets you play with each strand of thought, expand them, and use them to your advantage as you seek answers about a grim murder case.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2

Like the original – which we also love, as it happens – Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a love letter toclassic pen-and-paper RPGs. It’s a game that, unlike many modern RPGs, refuses to lớn give you simple binary choices, sucking you utterly into an enticingly detailed world.

The extensive freedom you have starts with the character creator – which taught us to lớn roleplay assomeone other than ourselves. You can, of course, kiến thiết your own hero, but there are also six unique origin characters to choose from with their own backgrounds – from the arrogant lizard, The Red Prince, lớn the new undead race. Every decision matters as you’ll have to lớn live with the consequences that give every tricky dilemma an unnerving gravitas. Game play is no less punishing: you will need to lớn learn & exploit the contours of the terrain to gain an advantage in combat. Prepare for a spanking if you do fail to use high ground to giảm giá greater damage.

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We haven’t even got started on the multiplayer aspect, including the trò chơi Master mode, which really bringsDivinity: Original Sin 2’s tabletop inspirationto life. In ourDivinity: Original Sin 2 review, we said: “Divinity: Original Sin 2 stands as a remarkable example of three genres: the classic roleplaying game, the online arena battler, và the tabletop-style adventure enabler.” bởi vì yourself a favour and get yourself down to Rivellon. But, now thatDivinity: Original Sin 2 is complete– following the improvements made by theDefinitive Edition– what’s next? By now, we trust Larian with whatever they like.

Cyberpunk 2077

To say Cyberpunk had a bit of a rocky launch would be an understatement. CDProjekt Red’s massive Cyberpunk RPG has a lot of potential, like we noted in our Cyberpunk 2077 review, but its first year was rough. Good news though, eventually it got good and the game’s finally ready to lớn take its place in our compendium of đứng top RPGs.

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You play as highly customisable protagonist V, a mercenary-outlaw tasked with chasing down a one-of-a-kind implant that may hold the key lớn immortality. You explore the gigantic metropolis Night City, meeting a whole array of quirky characters as you embark on countless main and side quests. Once you’ve sampled the city’s delights to lớn your heart’s content, you can then check out some Cyberpunk 2077 mods to lớn enhance things even further.

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Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity is an exceptional RPG. It evokes the best parts ofold gamesusing the Infinity Engine like Baldur’s Gate & Planescape: Torment (both found elsewhere on this list) while digging its own path with a compelling fantasy yarn và a richly detailed original world. No wonder we found it one of thebest games of 2015.

This is Obsidian Entertainment at the vị trí cao nhất of its game, with the beautiful writing the studio is known for wrapped up in a polished adventure – a combination that the team has struggled lớn nail in the past. Despite being a massive RPG with a daunting number of options andPillars of Eternity charactersboasting plenty of choice & consequence, everything in Pillars of Eternity has been crafted with so much care, down lớn the smallest detail. Religion, philosophy, class warfare, and the world of Eora overflow with conflict & crises – every region on the map is filled with problems waiting for nosey adventurers, và even the most seemingly mundane quests can offer insight into the world or the chance khổng lồ create a reputation, good or bad – as we discovered in ourPillars of Eternity review.

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Instead of cashing in on the popularity of its spiritual predecessors, Obsidianbuilds on those strong foundationsto create an experience that doesn’t rely on nostalgia khổng lồ deliver its hits. It’s a solid step forward for this type of RPG, và the overall experience is one that’s even more reminiscent of tabletop RPGs than many of those rooted in D&D. It might have been a more iterative sequel, but ourPillars of Eternity 2 reviewfound that it lost no sense of adventure the original established.

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Wasteland 3

Set in a frozen and bleak Colorado, the inhabitants of this apocalypse trò chơi fall into two camps: helpful and well meaning townsfolk, or psychopathic monsters out for blood. There’s no real middle ground, và everything has a price of sorts. Combat is turn-based, lượt thích in previous Wasteland games, and it can be tough to survive out there in the wilderness, but it’s a rewarding experience once you get into good habits.

This means conserving resources where you can, picking unnecessary fights is the fastest way lớn drain your ammunition, use up medkits grenades, , or thất bại one of your best fighters lớn a bullet to the head. Doing favours for NPCs puts you in good standing with some factions và provides valuable resources, but can rub other folk up the wrong way, so striking a balance is paramount khổng lồ finishing the game.

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Our Wasteland 3 reviews says that it’s a game that “takes you on a moral journey and corrupts you, making everything you thought was so unfeasible about an apocalypse seem so normal”. With plenty of different companions lớn recruit, you can outfit your squad with all the best Wasteland 3 builds, but it is quick thinking that keeps your group alive. If impending peril sounds up your street, then this is one RPG well worth picking up.

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Fallout: New Vegas

Obsidian took the format of Bethesda’s 3D, first-person Fallout, and then reinstated everything that made the original isometric games so great while blending it with features of thebest Western gameson PC. You really feel like you’re making your own way through the wastelands instead of being nudged along by an invisible director.

Fallout: New Vegas makes you one of the unfortunate survivors of this world. After the first hours, your mission runs out of leads, leaving you to venture where you like: interacting with whomever you want, being good, evil, or anything in between khổng lồ make New Vegas themost adventurous Fallout game. You can team up with the NCR, join the slave-loving Legion, stand up for New Vegas itself, or just be a self-serving asshole. Then there are those essentialFallout: New Vegas modsthat let you build your own game.

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The writing, worldbuilding, and black comedy are all spot on in New Vegas –Fallout: New Vegas’ Come Fly With Me questremains one of our favourites. And while we are on the subject, what will it take for Bethesda khổng lồ let Obsidian take another crack at the universe? We asked that all over again when it came to lớn evaluating Bethesda’s lurch towardsmultiplayer games: find out what we thought in ourFallout 76 review.

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Planescape: Torment

This danh mục is in no particular order, but if it was, Planescape: Torment would be near the top. Black Isle Studios, the titans of Dungeons & Dragons CRPGs, turned convention on its head by crafting this Planar adventure. There are no more typical fantasy races, morality is not defined – or is at least mutable – & every character attribute is tied to lớn conversations and out-of-combat actions. It is a trò chơi more interested in philosophy và discovery than it is in being a monster-slaying adventure.

“What can change the nature of a man?” is the question at the heart of Planescape: Torment. The Nameless One is an immortal amnesiac, living many lives, doing deeds both terrible và great, changing the lives of those around him, often for the worst. Waking up on a mortuary slab, the mystery of his past propels the Nameless One through the Multiverse – one of the most bizarre settings of any RPG – where he giao dịch with gods, mazes both mechanical and magical, & zealot factions. To give you a taste, one of those is the Dustmen, a faction that believes life is a fleeting precursor to the ultimate existence: death.

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The ambition of Planescape: Torment would have been for naught were it not for the superb writing that accompanied it. Chris Avellone & his team penned a tale saturated with nuance và memorable characters that, even many years on, stands the test of time và has yet lớn be outdone. It’s the only RPG in which you will find yourself searching through the protagonist’s organs to find an important item, or that has you consider letting an NPC kill you so she can experience what it would be lượt thích to murder somebody. And all the while you wrestle with philosophical conundrums and questions of identity. If that all sounds a bit grisly và esoteric to lớn you then, fret not, as the Nameless One is also accompanied by a floating, talking skull who is an unrepentant flirt. It’s far from being without humour.

If you missed this gem in 1999, make sure to dive into the remaster. We went behind-the-scenes withPlanescape: Torment Enhanced Editionto trouble ourselves with its philosophical conundrums all over again.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines was riddled with bugs at launch, to the point of being nearly unplayable (so much so one community thành viên conducted an endless quest lớn fix it withVampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines mods) but you could still find yourself becoming besotted with this bloodsucker.

You have just become a vampire. Surprise! It’s not all seducing teenage girls và turning into bats, though, because the world of Vampire: The Masquerade – based on the excellent white Wolf tabletop game – is decidedly more mature. Phối in modern Los Angeles, it’s rife with undead politics & secret wars amid the glamour of Hollywood và corporate America.

It has large, inventive quests aplenty: a visit khổng lồ the site of a vampire-run snuff movie set; an investigation into a haunted hotel that features no combat but plenty of scares lớn make even a vampire whimper; a sneaky infiltration mission in a huge museum. These are also laden with multiple routes that offer many opportunities khổng lồ exploit your vampiric abilities, lượt thích mind control & shapeshifting. The setting of modern America is one unfamiliar lớn RPGs, and developer Troika takes full advantage of it, with little touches lượt thích vampires making deals with blood banks và infiltrating the Hollywood glitterati.

There’s also a cracking story of faction politics & prophecy to lớn get into, wildly varied vampire clans khổng lồ choose from at the start of the game – from the loopy Malkavians lớn the hideous, stealthy Nosferatu – và writing that is wry và sardonic. All of that made it possible to lớn grin và bear the bugs at launch, but now that it’s in a more stable state, Vampire: The Masquerade is a unique title that you really ought khổng lồ pick up.

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Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

The Dungeons & Dragons land of the Forgotten Realms is meticulously recreated in Baldur’s Gate II. It’s filled lớn the brim with gorgeous environments, all of which are just waiting to be explored. And, within them, quests! So many bloody quests. Hundreds of hours of saving villages, delving into mines, fighting mad wizards, slaughtering Gnolls, and even a trip to the Planes – explored in more detail in Planescape: Torment – & a deadly adventure into the Underdark.

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Elevating these many quests is exceptional writing & dialogue from the legendaryChris Avellone. Baldur’s Gate juggles wit & satire with solemnity và gravitas, drawing players into even ostensibly simple quests. It’s the buổi tiệc ngọt of adventurers that join the hero who get the best lines, of course, và none more so than Minsc, the infamous Ranger who talks to lớn his cosmic space hamster, Boo.

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Baldur’s Gate II also has the distinction of having one of the best antagonists in any game: Jon Irenicus, expertly voiced by top-notch player of villains David Warner. Arrogant, powerful, deformed, và with a hint of tragedy to lớn him, Irenicus has all the hallmarks of a classic villain. Even though he is not present throughout most of the game, his influence seeps into everything, which is as great a testament lớn his manufacture as any.

Players that missed out the first time can also enjoy it all spruced-up in the Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. But, if we look to the future of the series, the third instalment is in Early Access now, so you can take your pick of Baldur’s Gate 3 companions lớn join you on a whole new adventure. Although we don’t know the full Baldur’s Gate 3 release date yet, we documented the troubled development in this not-quite making of story.

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

It’s hard to say which Mass Effect trò chơi is the best, and luckily now we don’t have to. This space saga has just about everything you could ask for in an RPG: thrilling battles, epic storytelling, và many Mass Effect Legendary Edition romance options across all three games. You can play all three games in order, keeping your relationships with characters across the entire trilogy, or you can jump into the game of your choice.


Mass Effect also perfectly marries the sub-genres of speculative fiction và space games, and is BioWare’s greatest achievement in terms of world or, rather, galaxy building. The exploration & pseudo-science of Star Trek, the cinematic action of Battlestar Galactica, & the fantastical elements of Star Wars (or any pulpy science fiction of the early 20th century) are all on show & artfully combined in this tense suicide mission lớn save the galaxy.

Dramatic set-pieces and workmanlike squad-based combat are punctuated by BioWare’s typically excellent dialogue. And simply wandering around alien locales, sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong – because that’s what humans vị in space, apparently – adds to lớn the overall package. With all of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition mods that are now available, it’s the new best way to lớn play the trilogy. It’s one hell of a sci-fi ride.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn’t just one of the best RPGs on PC, it’s an institution. It’s managed to stay relevant & eminently playable long after its 2011 debut – tirelessly tugging players back in by their mage robes. With the help of many, manySkyrim modsandconsole commands, of course.

The atmosphere is infectious, aided by perhaps the finest musical theme of any videogame. Whether you’re battling gargantuan dragons atop the Throat of the World as its frosted mountain peaks pierce the sky, or simply answering the enigmatic chime of the Nirnroot plant by a river’s edge, Skyrim is a game that implores you khổng lồ unravel every narrative & leave no stone unturned.

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It’s even designed khổng lồ help you discover locations you have missed as Bethesda displays an unrelenting desire to chia sẻ all the delights of this particular corner of Tamriel. It’ll happen countless times: nearing the over of another mammoth session – as if there’s any other kind – you’ll notice a previously unexplored point of interest. Pulled inexorably in, small distractions will drag you into epic dungeon crawls or quests that decide the fates of cities, as the ambient orchestra swells khổng lồ an intoxicating crescendo.


The Elder Scrolls V doesn’t just offer you an engrossing fantasy tale or satisfying freedom of choice – it endures because few other games nail how an adventure should feel quite like Skyrim does. If you’ve done everything there is to do in this fantastical land, here are somegames like Skyrimthat might scratch that magical itch – you’ve certainly got some time khổng lồ kill before TheElder Scrolls 6 release date.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

Where its predecessor – made by BioWare and not Obsidian – is a fantastic addition lớn the Star Wars universe complete with a twist worthy of The Empire Strikes Back, KOTOR II takes the venerable IP và pulls it in a completely new direction khổng lồ make it one of thebest Star Wars gameson PC. No longer is the focus on the constant battle between the Dark Side và the Light Side, Republic versus Empire. Instead, we’re treated khổng lồ a narrative that explores the nature of the force và what it means khổng lồ be cut off from it. Its story of misfits và traitors feels like Star Wars by way of Planescape: Torment.

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Shades of grey permeate the entire adventure, as the Exile – KOTOR II’s protagonist – is forced to think about every kích hoạt and how good deeds can beget evil ones, being pushed ever further towards pragmatism. An often depressing and bleak game, it’s as much about personal exploration as it is about gallivanting across the galaxy, getting into lightsaber battles, and using the force – though there is certainly plenty of that, too.

Perhaps the best aspect of KOTOR II is Kreia, the Exile’s secretive mentor. As the impetus for much of the game, she pushes the Exile, berates him, & attempts lớn teach him important lessons, all while presenting the force in much more interesting ways than any of the films manage. It makes the pupil-mentor relationship between Luke and Yoda, or Ben Kenobi, exceptionally dull in comparison.

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a welcome throwback khổng lồ the ‘90s. Based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game, it’s a neo-noir cyberpunk mystery with plenty of magic, fantasy elements, và combat reminiscent ofstrategy gameslike XCOM. That sees it tick a lot of boxes and, somehow, it manages to deliver on all these features. Set on a future Earth where science and the realm of the arcane struggle lớn coexist, and beings lượt thích elves và trolls walk the streets alongside humans, you find yourself in the shoes of a shadowrunner, a shady mercenary proficient in espionage.

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A freeform character creator lets you make all sorts of unusual classes, from spirit summoners who can enter a digital realm và fight computer programs, khổng lồ samurai who run around with a bunch of remote-controlled robots. Dumping some points into charisma also unlocks affinities for different types of people, be they corporate security, other shadowrunners, or street gangs, which opens up new dialogue options and avenues in your investigation.

Hong Kong builds on the previous two games, lavishing improvements upon the series lượt thích overhauled decking (hacking) & fully realised, likeable characters. It’s a more intimate trò chơi too, as you investigate the death of your foster father with a rag tag group of Shadowrunners and find yourself embroiled in conspiracies, mystical events, và a mystery involving dreams that plague the entire city.

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Deus Ex

Ah, Deus Ex. More of a stealth FPS/RPG hybrid and one of thebest cyberpunk gameson PC, it’s still more than deserving of a place on this list – even 18 years on it’s a joy to play and one of thebest PC gamesever devised.

We could expend a great deal of energy reminiscing about the dramatic narrative that weaves themes of conspiracy, terrorism, and transhumanism together with intriguing characters in a believable dystopian future. Equally, we could go on và on about the breadth of character customisation, letting you hone the trenchcoat-wearing J.C. Denton into a cybernetically enhanced soldier, expert hacker, or a ghost who lurks in the shadows. But what we really want to discuss is the incredible level design.

Every map represents a complex sandbox ripe for experimentation, whether you playing this as one ofbest FPS games, or as a straightstealth game. Every combat encounter has the potential lớn play out in remarkably different ways, should you actually participate in said encounter rather than slinking past it. Secret paths, hidden caches, informants waiting lớn be bribed, & confidential information opening up new routes litter the levels, ensuring that when you discuss your experiences with another player, it’s like you are talking about two different games. They might not be as special as the previous series entries, but ourDeus Ex: Mankind Divided reviewshows that choice in its moment-to-moment chơi game is as strong as ever.

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Diablo III

We didn’t even give any thought to Diablo 3 when first making this list. Blizzard had lost its way, creating a ridiculous economy, và removing the need to lớn actually go looking for the best pieces of loot. Playing Diablo 3 back then just wasn’t satisfying. We couldn’t be further away from the original Diablo, one of the mostimportant PC gamesof all time.Then everything changed.

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The build up was massive, with systems being overhauled completely in the years since its release. Và then the expansion threw in so many novel features that it became hard lớn remember why Diablo 3 was best avoided, helped by the fact that the troublesome Auction House was shut down. The game gained a new lease of life, and now you would be loopy to lớn not pick it up if you love your ARPG clickfests.