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  • Summary: With a stash that's double the size of the "Diablo II's," hundreds of new types of items and magical properties, two new powerful character classes -- the Assassin and the Druid -- , and an improved enemy A.I., this expansion pack should reinforce the staying power of an already legendary RPG.
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  1. You're really getting an amazingly reworked masterpiece and not just "a few more levels."
  2. If you liked "Diablo II" and you are aching to get back in and play some more, there is no better reason than LoD.
  3. The expansion is so packed with new features, creatures, classes and items that you could mistake it for a new game.
  4. GamePower
    88
    In short, the best reason to own Lord Of Destruction is for the resolution bump -- but it's ludicrous that we have to pay for that...Its high price notwithstanding, this is one expansion pack that's well worth owning.
  5. If you are an old Diablo fan, you probably already finished the expansion, and if you never even played Diablo II, well, now you can play a complete debugged game with seven available PC classes.
  6. Has a lot of depth that's readily apparent, yet it takes a long time to really see how much is packed into this great expansion to one of last year's most addicting games.
  7. The wide range of character classes to choose from, the forming and perpetual refining of each character, and the sheer breadth of customizing traits available all serve to solidify the replay value of this immense epic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 116
  1. GarrettB.
    Jan 13, 2004
    10
    I've played this game for 4 years. I still love it. 10:10. Give us another one Blizzard!
  2. LordSlayer
    Aug 20, 2001
    10
    Adrenaline Vault is full of idiots!!
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    10
    Diablo II LoD is amazing Action RPG game. This is one of my favorite games and i love this ;)
    Really good gameplay = + 1000 h played :D
  4. AnonymousMC
    Sep 26, 2008
    10
    For all the kids that say they cannot find hacks, This game does not need Hacks. Also, All the kids that say they have a level 99 are lieing.For all the kids that say they cannot find hacks, This game does not need Hacks. Also, All the kids that say they have a level 99 are lieing. It takes over 5000 Baal Run's to even level up from level 98 to 99. If you die that much, you honestly could not have even gotten to level 99. Greatest game ever! Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Amazing expansion for a great game.

    The expansion pack, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was amazing and added new playable characters like the druid and the Assassin. It also featured an extra chapter of game play with a new end boss.

    Right after you kick Diablo’s ass back into the pits of hell, you are informed by Tyrael that the last remaining Prime Evil, Diablo and Mephisto’s brother, Baal is located near the highlands of Mount Arreat, an area inhabited by Barbarians who defend the World Stone with their life. Baal has collected his Soulstone to keep it safe and is raising an army to attack the mountain and the nearby Stronghold Harrogath.

    You battle Baal’s forces and defend the land of the Barbarian tribes. You defeat Overseers and commanders and travel through different areas like icy caves and rocky mountain paths. You eventually learn that one of the elders, called Nihlathak, made a deal with Baal to hand him over the World Stone if he spares the Stronghold from destruction. You hunt down Nihlathak and kill his ass.

    Then you need to venture to the World Stone Keep, which can only be entered when defeating the three legendary Barbarian guardians. This was hard as balls but eventually I made it.

    Then you find Baal and murder the crap out of him. Because the World Stone is now corrupted by Baal, Tyrael has no choice but to destroy it. The consequences of this action will be known after twenty years, in Diablo III.

    I really liked the Druid character and the almost infinite minions from nature that you could summon. You can also turn into a freaking bear or werewolf, so epic.

    The only problem I had with this expansion, the same as Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, is that Diablo himself felt like a side boss, because there is another boss or greater evil than him. He is supposed to be the most dangerous creature that ever lived, but now, you just whoop his ass and focus on the bigger problem that is just to come.

    Overall, the expansion was a well-received add on for the original game and I loved every second of it.
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  6. tkc
    May 27, 2014
    10
    The ultimate hack-n-slash game full of diversity, great character progression, story, ATMOSPHERE, memorable characters...CLASSIC! If you'veThe ultimate hack-n-slash game full of diversity, great character progression, story, ATMOSPHERE, memorable characters...CLASSIC! If you've played it, you know how hard it is to play another hack-n-slash game. Expand
  7. FredG.
    Dec 19, 2003
    0
    Ya sure the game WAS fun but the patch 1.10 came out now the game is inpossible!!! my 99 zon dies in like 5 hits!!!!

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