If you’re a fan of ARPG titles like Diablo 3, Path of Exile may keep you hooked long after the holidays.
Definitely one of the best free games I have ever played, Path of Exile is for all the Diablo 2 fans who thought Diablo 3 was a let down. The game has a great loot system and a classic RPG battle system that puts most top-down RPG’s to shame – free-to-play at its finest.
Path of Exile is a free-to-play Diablo II clone which offers both depth and replayability.
Featuring a unique passive skill tree and active skill gem system, the game is praised by its fans as “a better Diablo 2 sequel than Diablo 3″.
The game does feature “ethical microtransactions”, which are said to be only cosmetic changes that can be avoided if desired. PoE has no currency that is used only for trading – every single item in the game has some intrinsic functionality and value. Thus, there are many PoE items that are considered “currency items” in Path of Exile – each does something different when consumed.