The Diablo series has never dabbled on consoles before, but this third iteration makes a triumphant debut on Xbox 360, banishing the premise of point and click adventuring, thanks to an all-new control system for console gamers.
This, among a host of other features, shows how much care has gone into the redesign of the title from the PC original.
And it delivers graphically, in gameplay and, of course, in the online multiplayer entertainment stakes, as you embark on a perilous quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells.
Pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses feel like second nature on the system. As you grow in experience and ability, acquire artefacts of power and meet other key characters who’ll join you battle, you’ll realise what the desktop big deal was all about.
Die-hard fans jumping from PC to console systems may find some of the smaller game omissions not to their taste, but for everyone else, Diablo III is a devilish blast.