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  • Summary: From the co-creator of Age of Empires, Brian Sullivan, comes an all-new action role-playing game set in the mythical worlds of ancient Greece and Egypt. The Titans, gods before the gods, have escaped from their eternal prison to wreak havoc on the world. In this titanic struggle between old and new gods it is the heroes of humankind who will ultimately determine the fate of all existence. The player quests throughout the ancient world in a race to uncover the secrets needed to once again imprison these ancient gods. Journeying to fabled locations such as the Parthenon, the maze at Knossos, the Great Pyramids, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the player will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts. A flexible class system allows almost limitless ways for the player to develop their character. Skills can be customized in many ways, and never become obsolete. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. If you love RPGs, then this title is a must have for any PC gamer. With the right hardware, it offers better graphics than any game in its genre to date, with a really nice set of monsters that will sometimes scare you right off your mouse.
  2. A solid approach to the Diablo formula. The game gives you a lot of flexibility with regards to your character, it lets you play online if you want, and you can create your own maps and quests. Add to this a stellar presentation and it’s hard to fault the game.
  3. 85
    While Iron lore deserve kudos for the much-needed tweaks, it's a shame they didn't take more ambitious chances and really push the formula to new heights. On the plus side, if you liked "Diablo II" or "Dungeon Siege II," you're sure to love Titan Quest. It is, after all, almost precisely the same game.
  4. As addictive as the gameplay can become, the comprehensive (albeit complicated) modding software is sure to trigger compulsion in the more creative players.
  5. Boasting over 30 hours of play time, multiple difficulty levels and an online component, Titan Quest offers enough gameplay content to make it worth a look.
  6. Titan Quest fits the bill for a solid action RPG that gives you what you'd expect but nothing beyond it. It seems content enough to be big, and if you like Diablo-inspired games, you'll get what you'd expect from an isometric role-playing title based in ancient Greece.
  7. I can't give it as good a grade as I'd like to because of the installation issues, and it's not an original concept but it still manages to be a fun little game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 91
  2. Negative: 15 out of 91
  1. Jan 16, 2011
    I think that people need to give the whole "It's like Diablo" thing a rest for goodness sakes we all know that Diablo was a great game series and still will be with the release of Diablo 3 but to be honest I had more fun playing Titans Quest, for many reasons one being the fact that it has much better graphics, and yes I know Diablo is older but thats the idea people think new don't dwell on old stuff, Blizzard did not patent the over the head game play and THQ just did it better I think, and the being able to zoom in on the person was pretty new, and I bet money that Blizzard will use that idea in the new Diablo. I give this masterpiece a 10/10 Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2012
    The most beautiful Diablo-like ARPG for the past few years. It's simply fun and addictive, provides you a journey with both Western and Eastern mythology. You can build whatever character you want, for example, a warrior wielding a staff, or a rogue with a spear. Anyway, it's awesome but after you finish the game several times, you will feel a bit bored 'cause the multiplayer mode isn't good enough. I recommend Titan Quest: Immortal Throne too. The game would have much more fun if you have them both. Expand
  3. ChosenOne
    Dec 25, 2007
    Best sword fighting game ever to have come out and will allways be my fav. And for those who gave it a bad rating because of instulling problems and bugs you need a better computer it has none. And its better than half life 1 and way more games. Expand
  4. May 11, 2014
    It's a good game, you can feel it from every details in graphic and UI that the developer put lots of effort into this project.
    The gameplay
    is well paced, not too hard, but it makes you regret your carelessness.
    One thing I can complain is that the final boss is a bit cheap. In order to win, you HAVE to be got the luck come across a real good weapon and resistance items, otherwise you have to grind it or keep popping potions, little strategy involved since the boss have lost his weakness in the new version of the game.
    In my opinion a good hack & slash game needs only concentration to beat the boss, not drugs (I died 15 times in my first run as a ritualist=Nature+Dream Mastery, had never used more than 5 potions in every boss battle except the Typhon which I can't pass without further grinding... This is really discouraging especially at the end of the game.
  5. May 30, 2013
    I have the Golden edition but reviewing Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne separately because they are a little different. The original Titan Quest is rather unpolished and lacks certain key features which seem only logical to include in an action-RPG. I would give the Original around 77/100 while the Immortal Throne (which tremendously expands and improves the games) deserves, in my opinion, a solid 85/100. If you have the Gold Edition play Immortal Throne! Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2013
    Titan Quest is a Diablo style Action RPG meaning that it is neither a proper action game nor a proper RPG. There are action elements but not really a major need for fast reflexes and there are some RPG-like elements, i.e. leveling up and quests, but comparatively little of character customization and detailed statistics compared to most turn-based RPG's, very little of strategical choices in combat which is mostly just about clicking on enemies, and of course no actual role playing. What is the strength of the game then? Epic battles. You will slay hordes and hordes of monsters. This makes the game enjoyable in the same way that e.g. action movies and classic shoot 'em up games like Raptor are enjoyable, the carnage makes it fun. And Titan's quest gets the Diablo-like elements just right. You level up at a good rate, not so fast that levelling up becomes trivial but fast enough that there is a constant sense of progress and something similar holds for number of monsters you kill, enough to create the right epic battle feel, but not so much that killing an enemy always feels like a trivial accomplishment.

    The game has impressive graphics. There are other games in the same genre, such as the Torchlight games, that are superior technically, but Titan Quest has more variation with a wider range of different looking locations in Greece, Egypt and the Orient and they all look very good.

    The sound is okay, but nothing special. The music is appropriately majestic and none to bad, but is is not particularly varied nor is it really chosen to be appropriate to the different locations. The sound effects works as well as in most other games of the genre but don't stand out.

    The story is completely uninteresting, as it usually is in this kind of game, and there is not too much story development as the game progresses. The interface is typical for this kind of game and works fairly well but doesn't stand out. I found it annoying that you cannot choose a difficulty level, but instead you unlock the next difficulty level when you beat the game at one difficulty level. This feels like a cheap way of trying to add replayability. I would have preffered to be able to choose a difficulty level from the start.

    All in all, Titan Quest is an enjoyable entry in the Diablo-like genre of games with good graphics that I would recommend to fans of this genre. I enjoyed it even though I am not in general a fan of the genre but prefer turn-base RPG's.
  7. DerekN.
    Jul 22, 2006
    Warning: this game comes with major bugs. I bought the thing and wasted hours trying (unsuccessuflly) to install the perfect constellation of patches and updates that would allow the "game" to work. It is a collosal waste of time and rip-off. Do not buy this game. Expand

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