Diablo: Immortal is the latest installment in the Diablo franchise for PC (beta), Android and iOS platforms. Continuing the tradition of its predecessors it features RP-heavy gameplay but it wasn’t primarily designed as an RPG. So what does this mean? Can you play Diablo: Immortal Offline?
The answer is no, You can’t play Diablo Immortal Offline. Even though it’s technically an RPG it was still designed to be an MMO game and most technical and gameplay aspects simply wouldn’t work.
Now that we’ve covered the basics. It’s time to analyze the question further.
So why can’t you play Diablo Immortal Offline?
Most people are hyped for MMOs. It’s a chance to play with your friends, it’s a chance to humiliate your opponents on the battlefield, you know, all the fun things in life. Since Diablo Immortal was designed like an MMO, most main features of the game like PvP and dungeons simply wouldn’t work. There is a campaign you can play, but you still need to be online to play it. Some extra challenging content in the game can only be cleared while you are part of the group called „Warband“.
Since Diablo Immortal is also a mobile MMO, players are worried about the constant need to be online, mobile connections can be laggy at best sometimes and that brings the quality of playing in question. That’s why Blizzard implemented the reconnection feature so you can always make sure you leave (willingly or not) your character in the safe zone.
What are some great RPGs you CAN play offline?
While you can’t play Diablo Immortal offline, there are tons of great RPGs out there you can. So let’s check out the list.
1. Elex 1 &2
Most of you are probably familiar with Piranha bytes studios, they are practically creators of the „euro-jank“ genre of RPGs. They are also creators of the massive hit games Gothic & Risen. So if you’ve ever played (and liked) euro-jank games, make sure to try out Elex. Elex is set in a world of Magalan through which the apocalypse has swept through. Like in every Piranha bytes game you get to choose a faction, you get to experience awful combat mechanics, but you also get to experience one of the best-built fictional worlds out there. So give it a try.
2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Shadow of Chernobyl
An unholy mix of perfect world-building, immersive environment, and incredible sound effects. It’s no wonder S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a cult classic out there. An older game on this list but nevertheless a game every RPG fan needs to play. Set in a Soviet-established „Exclusion Zone“ around a recently blown up Chornobyl nuclear reactor, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brings mutants, radiation, and anomalies into the mix. Combat is pretty realistic and the game has its own pretty advanced (for its age) NPC AI system. You should definitely check it out.
The next game on our list leaves man-made horrors behind and ventures into the realm of supernatural horrors. In Vampyr you are Doctor Jonathan Reid – a vampire. Do you see where I’m going with this? As a doctor (and vampire!) you are stuck in an eternal fight between saving the people you swore to protect and, well, eating them. This is a game where every choice you make counts, and the outcome of the game relies heavily upon them. So choose wisely. The skills you get to choose are pretty interesting and combat isn’t half bad.
4. Cyberpunk 2077
The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 managed to disappoint many people on its release. Now, a year and a half later since its release let’s look at the facts. Cyberpunk 2077 is a sold RPG featuring an enormous city, a highly advanced AI system, infinite customization options, and pretty neat combat. The story, while not especially original isn’t half bad and the visuals are amazing. Now that the dust has settled. Cyberpunk 2077 deserves its place on this list. (Sort of)
GreedFall is a classic old-school open-world RPG. It has a complicated, detailed, and well-built story. It has 3 main play styles (diplomacy, combat & stealth). There are loads of customization options available. And a lot to learn about the world you’ve been thrown into. GreedFall is a world tortured with plague, privilege, war, and magical secrets. So you should definitely at least wishlist this, plus there’s a sequel coming out!