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Action RPG on Steam Wins Gamers Praise: “Best Hack n Slay Since Diablo 2”

The action RPG Chronicon is praised on Steam and convinces with strong 95% positive reviews. But what kind of game is this?


What kind of game is this? Chronicon (PC) is an Action RPG on Steam that was released back in 2020 and was developed by Subworld.

The game puts you in a world where evil has been completely defeated and every treasure chest has been looted. So that you could still slice your way through crowds of enemies and collect loot in typical hack ‘n’ slay fashion, people created a mysterious device called the Chronicon.


The Chronicon has a special ability. It can create a portal to the memories of heroes of days gone by, long dead. With this portal, chosen people can revive the story, slip into the shoes of the former heroes and fight the evils of the past. And plunder treasure chests.

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From Knights Templar to Witcher

What gameplay does the game offer? Chronicon has a campaEsports Extraswith 5 acts, each telling its own story and taking you into procedurally generated areas. These can be played solo or in couch co-op on a split screen.

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There are also four classes to choose from. You decide which suits you best: the Knights Templar, the Berserker, the Guardian or the Sorcerer?

Chronicon Steam classes
The four classes of Chronicon

In addition to classes, Chronicon offers you over 400 items with special abilities, as well as over 700 items with randomized enchantments and properties, build-altering powers, and set items.

You can also use manual skills and upgrade your equipment with gems, sockets and runes or improve your character with over 900 skills that can be learned.

In general, your character progression in Chronicon is unlimited as you can play endless mastery threads. There is also a hardcore mode, which should also challenge particularly ambitious players.

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The endgame of the action RPG also offers enough content for hours of playtime, since certain dungeons, bosses and crafting mechanics are only unlocked at this point.

“Every A-RPG developer should be forced to play this game”

What are players saying on Steam? The action RPG made a very positive impression on Steam. Many players praise the gameplay and draw a positive conclusion. Out of a total of 7,385 player reviews, a strong 95% are positive.

  • Fanta Exotic: “Now I’ve been on Steam for ages and played all kinds of things – Titan Quest, Grim Dawn and hundreds of other games like Diablo 1, 2, 3. And what do I randomly find in my library here? I honestly can’t remember how I got into this game, anyway it’s the best hack ‘n’ slash game I’ve played since Diablo 2 (via Steam).”
  • Badseb: “Behind little promising information […] and the unspectacular graphics, a small pearl is hidden. Under the not particularly pretty robe is a genuine Hack’n’Slay, which turns out to be quite complex on closer inspection. […] All in all a very good and comprehensive game, which is hidden under the less than splendid dress of a 2D Esports Extras game (via Steam).”
  • surikum: “Really a nice game. An addicting hack and slay. You can tell the attention to detail. I recommend it for genre fans (via Steam)!”
  • Primus: “Every A-RPG developer should be forced to play this game. It has everything you need and everything you expect. You won’t regret it if you are Diablo/ PoE/ Grimdawn or whatever fans. Because apart from the Esports Extras art graphics, there is nothing to complain about, absolutely nothing (via Steam)!”
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How much does Chronicon cost? Chronicon costs €11.59 on Steam. You can also purchase the Ancient Beasts add-on for €4.99. In addition, the DLC “The Mechanist” will be released in 2023.

Another action-RPG that’s doing really well on Steam and has tons of positive reviews is Last Epoch.


Action RPG on Steam mixes Diablo and PoE, has over 10,000 positive reviews – “This is Diablo 4”


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