Following in the footsteps of its much celebrated predecessor, Diablo 2 takes the player across Sanctuary and beyond as they work to contain the evil being unleashed by the Lords of Terror, Hatred, and Destruction. Gameplay consists of isometric combat, class-based character progression, and loot acquisition. It was followed up with the expansion Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, which adds an additional act to the main campaign, many new items, and two new character classes.
Although often praised for its campaign, much of the game's praise comes from its multiplayer, which includes both player-vs-player and cooperative play. Diablo 2 saw extensive commercial and critical success, and it has an active online community to this day, with many hoping that future installments in the series will be able to recapture the magic of this beloved entry.