I ran across an announcement from THQ Nordic that made me very happy. They have released an anniversary edition of Titan Quest, which includes 10 years of bug fixes, the Immortal Throne expansion if owners of the original didn’t already have it, a refined multiplayer system, and even better, full Steam support. Steam mods, achievements, and friend invites are now available. But what made me giddy about the Steam integration is that the Anniversary Edition imported my characters from the edition I already had. A full list of the fixes are available here. Fair warning, it is a LOT of reading, PC Gamer released an article with some highlights.
But just what is Titan Quest? It’s a Diablo style game set in ancient times, where Greek, Egyptian and other mythologies come to life. It has a very rich setting, and is very enjoyable if you’ve studied mythology at any point. But that’s just one point in this game’s favor.
One of the things that I love most about this game is the very realistic nature of the graphics. The lighting effects are also very well done. They look absolutely fantastic, and if you zoom in, there’s a lovely amount of detail. The new edition runs quite well on my computer as well, it’s smoother than I remember. Each area feels very distinct, and it’s clear that a lot of care was put into the graphics. You get to see many ancient wonders, including the Labyrinth of the Minotaur, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Egyptian pyramids, and many others.
Another excellent part of the game is the multitude of classes that are available. You pick two different masteries, each of which give you very different abilities. The system is great because there is a huge amount of customization, and something for every play style. The masteries are Storm, Defense, Nature, Hunting, Rogue, Dream, Spirit, Warfare, and Earth. Each combination of masteries become a class, which has its own name. Here is a list of the character masteries and associated skills, and how they are combined to form the different classes.
I put over 200 hours into the game already, and I’m still not bored with it. Titan Quest is definitely something that I can and will wholeheartedly recommend, especially with the new Anniversary Edition available. And right now, that edition is only $4.99 until September 7th, with the regular price being $19.99. If you enjoy Diablo style games, definitely give this one a shot, it’s well worth it!