In the mystical year of 1996, an era filled with neon lights and Tamagotchis, something extraordinary happened. Darkness descended upon the innocent village of Tristram, as the menacing Lord of Terror, Diablo, awoke from his slumber. Little did we know that this game would birth not only three sequels and a spinoff but also introduce us to the captivating Lilith. Meanwhile, in another realm, orcs clashed with humans in the epic battles of Warcraft and Warcraft 2, paving the way for the monumental World of Warcraft. But getting our hands on these iconic classics hasn't been easy—until now.
Previously, if you wanted to journey through Diablo's labyrinthine depths or command armies in the Warcraft universe, you had to venture to CD Projekt's gaming store, GOG. However, the tides have shifted, and rejoice! These beloved gems can now be acquired through Blizzard's very own Battle.net—a long-awaited and much-needed change.
To commemorate the launch of Diablo 4 and the astonishing 30th anniversary of Warcraft (yes, you read that right), all three games are now available on Blizzard's storefront at irresistible prices, each below $10. Warcraft: Orcs and Humans steals the show with its price tag of $5.99 / £4.99, while Warcraft 2 and Diablo, both priced at $9.99 / £8.99, offer an experience that is worth every penny. Personally, I urge you to snatch them all up (or at least Diablo—I swear it's worth it). Additionally, Diablo and Warcraft 2 include the Hellfire and Beyond the Dark Portal expansions, guaranteeing you the complete adventure.
As an ardent enthusiast of both Diablo and WoW, I must insist that to truly grasp the essence of these games, you must delve into their origin stories. My own journey through Sanctuary began with Diablo 3, and while it was enjoyable in its own right, playing Diablo 1 added an enchanting sparkle to my subsequent Diablo 3 escapades.
Now, if you find yourself still battling the legions of Hell alongside your trusty Construct companion in Diablo 4, fear not! We have a comprehensive guide to assist you in crafting the best Diablo 4 builds, as well as a list of all the current Diablo 4 classes. However, if you yearn for that gritty '90s vibe, we also offer a dedicated guide to the best old-school games that will transport you back in time.
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So, dear adventurers, prepare to unleash the floodgates of nostalgia! Diablo and Warcraft classics have found their home on Battle.net, beckoning you to revisit the realms that shaped gaming history. Brace yourselves for unforgettable adventures, legendary battles, and the sheer joy of experiencing gaming greatness once more.