As most of you already know, Diablo III, the third installment in the Diablo franchise, is an extremely popular action RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment and it’s not even yet released. Obviously, this game is irreplaceable and that’s not the point of this article, to find a Diablo III clone or a free-to-play substitute for that game. What we wish to accomplish is to highlight some free to play alternatives to Diablo III that contain some element that reminds us of the Blizzard game. So if you are a big fan of Diablo you will probably want to try the following games.

- Drakensang Online
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A beautiful hack and slash game, Drakensang Online has some lush outdoor visuals that are looking a lot like those from Diablo III. It is one amazing free to play browser-based action RPG with several elements borrowed from Diablo, including a familiar interface.

Play Now: Drakensang Online

- Fortune Online


This is a game that couldn’t be more Diablo-like… well, maybe except for the fact that it is browser-based, but that’s obvious from the start. Fortune Online has it all: three classes, dark dungeons and undead creatures. It’s the closest homage to Diablo a free-to-play game can get.

Play Now: Fortune Online (US only)

- Mythos


Now, looking at Mythos, it couldn’t be more of a Diablo clone. Everything in it seems inspired by the Blizzard series, from the inventory to crafting and, mostly, the dark dungeons and fast-paced gameplay. Oh, and the interface, with the life and mana globes and the shortcut bar. Mythos is a nice hack and slash that isn’t ashamed of revealing its main inspiration at every minute.

Play Now: Mythos

- Battle of the Immortals


Despite a logo and a main menu that looks like the one from World of Warcraft, Battle of the Immortals plays more like Diablo. The top view and fast paced action are reminiscent of the hit series, as well as the typical quests about killing a number of monsters or retrieving an item. A good game.

Play Now: Battle of the Immortals

- Mytheon


Mytheon is another game that looks and plays somewhat like Diablo. The isometric view is clearly inspired by previous Blizzard work and the graphics are pretty cool. The keyboard and mouse control is essential to this Greek mythology-inspired game, where we can grab the usual tons of loot left from enemies. There is also mana and spells to be used.

Play Now: Mytheon

- The Legend of Mir 3


Not the newest game on the block, but The Legend of Mir 3 surely has some Diablo elements to it, such as the character screen, skill tree and inventory, for example. The isometric point of view is actually more reminiscent of Diablo 1 and the weak animation actually makes it more appropriate for players looking for old-school hack and slash games.

Play Now: The Legend of Mir 3

- Eudemons Online


Eudemons Online mostly recalls Diablo due to its isometric point of view, but there are some spells to use and loot to pick up from fallen enemies. Combat is slower than a action MMORPG would need nowadays and graphics are outdated, so it’s not the most technically adept game for Diablo fans. However, the playerbase is large and that makes it a popular game.

Play Now: Eudemons Online

- Dekaron


Dekaron (also released under the name 2Moons by Acclaim, before shutting down) is an enjoyable action MMORPG that is as much World of Warcraft as it is Diablo. There’s a pleasant mix of both genres, but the gameplay is mostly based on fast-paced PvP combat.

Play Now: Dekaron

- MU Online


MU Online has some years behind it and the graphics are proof of that. It’s clearly inspired by Diablo 2 and focused on PvP, with the grind being one of its major gameplay components. It’s outdated but has some clever ideas, such as the random items dropped by enemies.

Play Now: MU Online

- Cronous


Hardly the best of the bunch, Cronous can be excused since it was first released in 2001 (global launch occurred in 2007). That explains the dated graphics and the stale combat, but it’s a fact that the mana and life globes, the hack and slash gameplay and pretty much everything else is based off Diablo.

Play Now: Cronous

There are many other free to play MMO games with some Diablo elements, such as Dragon Oath, Warrior Epic and so on. So, we recommend you to go on the hunt for other valid alternatives in our free MMORPG area and keep an eye on upcoming games such as Path of Exile.

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  1. Eamesblack on September 7, 2011

    U forgot path of exile but it will be released soon (b4 diablo if they never release diablo)

    Anyways anything can compare to diablo2 and i hope diablo 3 will be better :) cant wait

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    • mmobomb Author on September 7, 2011

      Not really, read the last sentence :)

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    • reguluzbane on September 28, 2012

      ha ha 9/28/2012 PoE(Path of Exile) still in beta

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  2. Summer on September 7, 2011

    This is about games that are out now, not games in development. So shut up about Ass of Exile already. And this list has quite a few good games in it that you can play *now* (which was the point).

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    • Zalor on September 7, 2011

      Haha! Let’s bash the shit out of Eamesblack just for mentioning a game that’s going to be released soon!

      Not really, chill out dude. xD

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    • Matthew on September 8, 2011

      Yeah, man, like Zalor said, chill out. I don’t know if you’re a complete dumb-ass or what, but there’s something we in America call intelligence, and you definitely aren’t showing any.

      P.S. Path of Exile beats all of these games listed, honestly.

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    • my name says it all

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  3. w00dchuck on September 7, 2011

    This is a great article type, keep more like this coming! I’d rather see more of this “games like this popular game” stuff than firstlook vids of old games.

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  4. GrimX on September 7, 2011

    what about torchlight, that game is just like diablo

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  5. thepitholl on September 8, 2011

    tortchlight is a similare game and fate

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  6. Flavyx on September 8, 2011

    You forgot Loki

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  7. Dexploratio on September 8, 2011

    Torchlight was F2P in the beginning, but not anymore no.

    Titan Quest never was F2P but still is the best hack&slash game I’ve ever played :)

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  8. Dexploratio on September 8, 2011

    Can’t wait for Torchlight 2 btw :)

    Diablo 3 is just gonna be a big disappointment :(

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  9. Flavyx on September 8, 2011

    You can play free, if you use VPN software

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  10. mig25084 on September 8, 2011

    now i need wow free to play for ever

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    • Matthew on September 11, 2011

      You could use a private server.

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  11. zaazaz on September 8, 2011

    i played drakensang! it web based!
    hey dude!
    it is free and ridiculously it is a web based mmo

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  12. Chirpe on September 11, 2011

    o.0 Eudemons, really? I thought they shut it down… Last I played there was only like one or two other non-afk people on a map. How in the world do they manage to keep it up?

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  13. ValdekPT on September 11, 2011

    MU ONLINE and Battle of the Immortals are two games that I will always love!!
    If you try B.O.I. you will surely like it because its fast-paced and it has a lot, but i mean, A LOT of quests and EVENTS for you to do!!
    MU ONLINE is acctually preatty good too. You hae basicly no quests but its really fun to play, you have many items, many things to try out!!

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    • Matthew on September 11, 2011

      Yeah, BOI did a great job of no grinding, and I really liked that. The only issue I had was the fact that all the classes are pretty much the same, just a slightly different skin, etc.

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      • Stefania on May 21, 2012

        Don’t have time to level up in Diablo III? No Problem! With the new “Experience Points” trade feature, you can go from zero to hero as fast as you can enter your crdiet card number. This system allows players to farm and store the experience points they would have received from killing monsters into orbs instead. These orbs can then be auctioned off at the RMAH. Third party sites like JSP are selling power leveling anyways, so why not let Blizzard make these transactions “safer”?

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  14. Samuraii on October 26, 2011

    Can we get Path of Exile Beta Key Giveaway? :D

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  15. ATIX on November 3, 2011

    Oh my gawd…. alternative of D3? Really? You serious? *facepalm*

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  16. viva on April 5, 2012

    WOW

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  17. LordSos on May 25, 2012

    umm mabie add War of the Immortals to the list, i noticed you had Battle of the Immortals, War of the Immortals was made by Perfect World in early 2012 i believe, and its one of the best free mmorpg’s, ive played in a long time.

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  18. sebastian on May 25, 2012

    hej give diablo 3 hack plz

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  20. greg on June 7, 2012

    any good hack and slash games cause i just got dynasty warriors online and im lookin for more maybe anime based

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  21. ral400 on September 3, 2012

    fortune online don’t work. site need to be updated

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  22. kastytuxx on September 16, 2012

    Mu online is the best game ever

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  23. soapJ on March 4, 2013

    Torchlight isn’t free to play however it is as close to diblo as you can get with out playing it and that reason is it was made by the same group of people from blizard that made diablo they fromed there own compay after they left blizard

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  25. Rage on May 26, 2014

    Fck blizzard & their pay to play games!
    The best way is Marvel Heroes & Path Of Exile.

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  26. Mike on September 8, 2011

    @GrimX Torchlight isn’t FTP

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    • Eamesblack on September 11, 2011

      Diablo isnt FTP xD

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      • Matthew on September 12, 2011

        That’s why it says Diablo alternatives

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        • Gadrin on April 6, 2012

          Alternative doesn’t mean free

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          • Replying To A Retard on May 9, 2012

            read the title of the video and the title of the page “Diablo III Free-to-Play Alternatives”

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