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.
Titan Quest was named #5 "Game of the Year" by Games for Windows Magazine (March 2007).
Information also contributed by
- 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)