Phantasy Star Online 2 withdrawal is real here in the North American regions where we patiently wait for the full release of PSO2. Maybe by the time you’re reading this though, PSO2 is already out and you’re just looking for even more games like Phantasy Star Online 2 to sate your appetite for action-heavy dungeon crawlers. In any event, let’s break down our recommendations for the best games like PSO2 if you’re looking for something similar.
Games Like PSO2
Although the setting is extremely different, the closest comparison to Phantasy Star Online 2 (aside from previous games of course) is probably Diablo. You’ll likely want to go for Diablo III, the most recent game in the series, but there have been rumblings of a Diablo II Remaster for quite some time and a Diablo IV is also coming down the pipeline as well.
Diablo takes place in a grim, gothic, fantasy world filled with very angry angels and demons, and the player characters are in the middle of an endless war.
You’ll work together with other players either locally or online to build up your character with new loot that you find, and create a build for your favorite class that fits your play style. You’ll rip through hordes of enemies, get more powerful, and then face more difficult challenges and bosses in new areas.
Aside from the gameplay perspective, which is isometric and a little more slower pace in Diablo as compared to PSO2’s third-person gameplay that has you moving around very dynamically, PSO2 and Diablo have a lot in common.