Updated March 28, 2019: A Warcraft I & II Bundle is now available for $15 on GOG.com for PC.
When Diablo launched in 1996, it changed the gaming industry. The style of gameplay was addictive and the ability to become stronger and stronger became a mechanic in itself. Unfortunately, if you want to play the original on PC, you have to run it through a number of hoops. Luckily, there's a simpler solution now. Blizzard and GOG.com just announced a partnership to bring the original Diablo to Windows though the platform. That's not all though, Warcraft and Warcraft II are also coming to GOG.com soon!
Diablo is an isometric action game which pits you against the forces of Hell. An ancient evil sweeps across the land, plunging it into civil war and terrorizing the populace. A mad king, his missing son, and a mysterious archbishop are all pieces of the puzzle you need to hack through. You have journeyed to the source of this evil.
The town of Tristram, now inhabited only by a handful of survivors, broken and twisted by the madness that has befallen them. A cathedral stands there, built over the ruins of an ancient monastery. Eerie lights and ungodly sounds are heard echoing through its abandoned halls, and that is where you shall venture.
Diablo is available right now for $10. Keep in mind that it only runs on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. The Warcraft games are expected to cost the same, but it's unclear when they'll be available on GOG.com.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
$10 is still pretty expensive for a game three generations back. It was really D2 that cemented the reputation, D1 has some serious game play issues. The only upside is no DRM I guess.
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