Does Blizzard allow people to buy and download the first diablo game online? Or do I need to purchase a physical copy?

  • @Pyritie Thanks, posted as an answer. – Decency Oct 19 at 4:00
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    I'm voting to close again because abandonware doesn't give any additional rights to downloading games you have not purchased. Blizzard still owns the IP, and downloading it is still piracy. Whether Blizzard is currently, or will in the future, sell the game is immaterial. Its theirs. – Frank Oct 19 at 4:06
  • @Frank True, not sure what the site's policy on abandonware is. I'm nearly certain that StackOverflow will have one, though Arqade might not. We'll see! – Decency Oct 19 at 4:26
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    A discussion exists on meta: Should we allow links to "abandonware" game sites? – Schism Oct 19 at 5:45
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No, you cannot purchase the original Diablo game, in digital or physical form, from Blizzard's online store. The game still appears to be available on Amazon for either the PC or PlayStation.

If not, you can try searching for other releases or bundle. In 1998 there was a re-release bundle called Diablo + Hellfire. Blizzard also released a Game of the Year Collection in 1998 that contains the original Diablo. The Blizzard Anthology, released in 2000, also contains the original Diablo game. The Diablo Gift Pack contained the first two Diablo games but no expansions. In 2001, a Diablo: Battle Chest was available which contained the original Diablo, Diablo II, and the Lord of Destruction expansion.

Diablo II, however, is still available from Blizzard's online store. The original Diablo II game, Lord of Destruction expansion, and the Diablo II Battle Chest (which includes the Diablo II, its expansion, and strategy guides for each) are all there. However, the Battle Chest for Diablo II does not include the original Diablo game, but Diablo II and its expansion are available for digital download.

  • I updated the question to specify the first diablo game, since that is what the tag was. Would you be able to update your answer? – Rachel May 23 '12 at 14:38
  • @Rachel I've updated my answer. – Matt Chan May 23 '12 at 18:03

The Diablo 2 Battle Chest comes with Diablo 1 game.

  • Welcome to arqade! This could have been a comment on the answer above, to ask him to fix it - but you don't have rep for it yet. +1 for the correction ;) – Alok Aug 17 '12 at 17:25
  • Only the original release of the Diablo Battle Chest comes with the original Diablo. The newer version, which is easier to find, only comes with D2, LoD, and a strategy guide. – OedipusPrime Aug 17 '12 at 17:47
  • Correction to the - "The Diablo 2 Battle Chest comes with Diablo 1 game." The picture shows that it does before u click the page on the store. However once u click it it shows the diablo 2 battle chest w/o diablo 1 – user46840 Apr 12 '13 at 19:51

Diablo 1 is now treated as abandonware and can be downloaded here. I recommend also getting the 1.09 patch and updating if you're interested in playing this game for any length of time, which can be found here

You can utilize GameRanger or Hamachi to play multiplayer games on simulated local networks nowadays, despite Battle.net discontinuing support for the game.

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