developer: Iron Lore Entertainment
publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-6
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for PC, PS4 and etc. is a special, anniversary edition of Titan Quest, a classic action-RPG, that includes the official expansion, Immortal Throne. This unusual game has been released in 2006, and was praised as one of the most successful “Diablo-like” games, along such titles as Sacred. Ten years later, the creators from Iron Lore studio, along with THQ Nordic (earlier Nordic Games), who have acquired the rights to the brand after the collapse of THQ, prepared a special, extended release. The digital version of Titan Quest Anniversary Edition has been released for free for every Steam user who has the game in their library.
The plot of Titan Quest takes place in ancient times, and is based on stories from Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Chinese mythologies. Many years after the defeat and the imprisonment of titans, they are able to escape the prison. Along with them, hordes of various monsters have appeared on Earth, bringing about chaos and destruction. The players become one of the heroes sanctioned by gods, who undertake a journey through the antique world, searching for a way to apprehend the titans once again.
Immortal Throne add-on expands the plot of the basic game with a new campaign, in which our hero traverses the dark and sinister depths of Hades, facing the greatest villains of the Greek mythology.
When it comes to mechanics, Titan Quest is a classic example of a hack-and-slash RPG, popularized in the late 90s of the last century by the legendary Diablo. At the beginning of the game, we create our character, choosing from an impressive number of 28 available classes, different in terms of appearance, abilities, and fighting style. The protagonist traverses various regions, visiting a number of mythic locations, such as: Parthenon, Giza pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon or The Great Wall of China, talking to encountered characters and completing various main or secondary quests that mainly involve eliminating hordes of monsters. As you progress in the game, our hero gains experience and advances to next levels, developing his physical and magical abilities. The equipment acquired during our journey also has an influence on our character’s power and abilities. Everyone will find something to their liking, as the players can choose from about thousand pieces of weaponry, armors, and magical items.
According to the developers, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition includes 1261 changes in relation to the original version of the game from 2006. As concerns the mechanics, the most important of them involve a much better balancing of individual classes, abilities, weapons, and items, an improved non-player character AI, bigger equipment capability, or an improved loot system. Furthermore, the game includes a large number of new enemies and bosses, and a number of smaller fixes that are a result of cooperation between the developers and player community, spanning over 10 years.
Similarly to the predecessor, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition includes not only single player modes, but also cooperation mode for 2-6 players. This edition received a thoroughly refreshed and improved multiplayer mode, introducing a number of useful functionalities, such as voice chat between players.
As far as the visuals are concerned, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for PC, PS4 and etc. doesn’t change the graphics in any major way. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that even if authors only introduced new screen resolution options, the visuals stood the test of time, and are still eye-catching, even after a decade. Among other technical changes, it is worth to mention improving the performance and stability of the game, and introducing new language versions. Aside from typical Steam additions, such as achievements or trading cards, a huge novelty is introducing support for mods and the ability to share our works through Steam Workshop.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB, 5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 6800/Radeon X800 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10