Diablo 3 has gone down in history as one of the most popular video games of all time. It set new records by selling more than 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of release, and total sales now number in the tens of millions. It is all the more perplexing, then, that such a legendary game has never had an official mobile version.
Diablo Immortal was announced back in 2018 but remains in the development stage and we can only guess whether it will finally make an appearance this year. In the meantime, we have been trawling the app store, Google Play and even the iGaming platforms to find some alternative mobile games with that Diablo vibe that you can play on your iOS or Android device right now.
This classic hack 'n' slash first saw light of day on the Nintendo Switch, and as far as the basic gameplay and combat style goes, the similarities with Diablo are plain to see. It's non-stop action, and while the story arc is neither as immersive nor as sophisticated as Diablo, it's a great game for short periods of play, and the entire story will keep you busy for a good 15 hours. It's a worthy alternative if arcade-style action is what really draws you to the game.
RPG-style slot games have become something of a craze in iGaming over the past year or so, and if you scroll through the options at sites like Comeon casino, you will find several to choose from. One that is definitely worth a look is this 2020 release from Evoplay Entertainment. For one thing, it is truly designed for mobile play and for another, it does more than simply place themed symbols on the reels. This game allows you to follow your Avatar through multiple 3D levels, battling various adversaries. But here, victories can add real money to your bankroll.
The set-up of adopting your choice of character, magi, warrior or bounty hunter, and taking up your weapon of choice will certainly have a ring of familiarity to Diablo players. The gameplay and production values are also top-notch, and some of the situations you find yourself in give a feeling of genuine suspense. Best of all, Eternium is free to install, although you need to be ready to make some in-app purchases to fully explore all aspects of the game.
Looking for something a little less intense? This fun and completely free mobile game lets you choose between stand alone challenges or an endless quest mode. Yes, the graphics look more Disney than terrifying, but that is all part of the game's charm. It's worth noting that this one can also be played offline, and seems to still work effectively if you have a patchy internet connection.
Any of these four games will provide a rich source of entertainment for Diablo players. If and when Diablo Immortal finally arrives, it will be interesting to see how it compares.