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Titan Quest (Windows)

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Description

It is believed that at the dawn of time, there was a great war between the Titans and the Gods. During this war which spanned many centuries, humanity was born and stood beside the Gods. At the war's conclusion the Gods were victorious and the Titans were banished to the great darkness. Now the Titans have escaped and spread their evil over the ancient world of Greece (and beyond). You are a hero who arrives in this time of need to fight the Titans and bring peace to the world once more.

Not unlike Diablo or Sacred, Titan Quest is a hack 'n' slash Action-RPG in which you create a character and level up by killing thousands of monsters, like Hydras or Gorgons. At the beginning of the game your hero has no profession, but upon reaching level 2 you are given the choice between eight unique "masteries". Upon reaching level 8 you are granted access to a second mastery. This allows you the choice of creating a warrior who is good magician or a necromancer who can also kill his enemies quietly. If you feel that you've misspent your skill points, you can rearrange them (for a nominal fee) by visiting a certain NPC in each act.

The story of the game is based on the real mythologies of ancient Greece, Egypt, and Babylon, so you're bound to recognize many of your enemies. Additionally, you can learn much about the legends of the land you're adventuring in by talking to storyteller NPCs.

If you don't want to beat the hell out of the Titans alone, you can invite up to 6 friends and play in LAN/WAN with them in the cooperative mode through the entire game.

Screenshots

Titan Quest Windows Oh, I'll just drag these crocodiles back to the village and ask that guy, Gucci, to make shoes for everybody.
Titan Quest Windows The first time you go up a level, you are prompted to choose a path to evolve... much like the classes in Diablo or Sacred.
Titan Quest Windows You can choose a female character.
Titan Quest Windows Your very first combat in game.

Alternate Titles

  • "泰坦之旅" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Titan Quest: Deluxe Edition" -- Patched re-release

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User Reviews

Finished with Diablo 2 and hungry for more? Titan Quest may be for you... The Cliffe (1590) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
It could have been so much better! Greek Bastard (22) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Diablo, what? agamer (75) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
A Fun Diablo II-style RPG, surpassing Diablo II in some areas, and falling short in others. Droog (461) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Chop bonk chop stab zzz Curlymcdom (47) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Jun 26, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Jul 12, 2006 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Jun 30, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Gameslave UK Jul 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80
2404.org PC Gaming Aug 19, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamesmania Jul 04, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Factornews Jun 30, 2006 7 out of 10 70
gameZine (UK) Apr 24, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamezine Aug 02, 2006 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

Copy protection

The game includes a hidden security check to battle piracy. Users playing the game using a modified executable have the game crash in the first cave. This however also damaged the game's reputation as illegitimate users reporting this issue on forums made the game appear bug-ridden. The PR department was not able to fully turn this around, especially as the code did not work perfectly and legit users were also sometimes confronted with the crash.

Awards

Titan Quest was named #5 "Game of the Year" by Games for Windows Magazine (March 2007).
  • Games for Windows Magazine
    • March 2007 - #6 Game of the Year 2006
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2007 – #4 Best Game in 2006 (together with 1701 A.D.)
    • Issue 03/2007 – #2 Best RPG/Adventure in 2006 (Reader's Vote)
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MDMaster (197) added Titan Quest (Windows) on Jun 24, 2006