Like its successful predecessor, the comic-style action or hack & slay role-playing game offers the typical Diablo-style fare: The player embodies the hero of the story while fighting against increasingly powerful monsters. For his success, he is rewarded with experience points, which ultimately lead to level ascents and new abilities, rare items, and gold. The story of the game continues directly from the end of the predecessor: After the victory over the demon Ordrak, the city of Torchlight seemed to be saved. But Ordrak's corrupt heart continued to beat and drew one of the three heroes ("the alchemist") to the side of evil. The other two heroes were unable to stop the new threat. This is precisely where the game begins. It is up to the player to follow the alchemist over 4 acts and defeat him in the end. Because of the simple game principle and the more and more powerful characters, "Torchlight 2" has a certain potential for addiction. Players can spend a lot of time to be more and more successful and to try out new things in the game again and again. Tactics, skill, reaction speed, and patience are required. The co-op mode also stimulates joint play, because only together can evil be overcome. Despite this, players often go their way to improve their character.