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The game Titan Quest[1] (also known as TQ) is what this wiki is all about. The videogame is in the action role-playing game (RPG) genre, with an adjustable isometric player view.

It has one expansion pack: Titan Quest: Immortal Throne (also known as TQIT)[2]. The Titan Quest Gold Edition is a version that includes the original game and the Titan Quest: Immortal Throne expansion pack. Both the game and its expansion were developed by Iron Lore, which later went out of business.

Titan Quest is an Action RPG often deemed to be a Diablo II clone, only with better graphics. While the former claim is not exactly true, the game does have a similar playing style as its predecessor. Being programmed in a much later date than Diablo II, Titan Quest uses 3D graphics, has its action set in mythological Greece, Egypt and Orient, and is rated the best Diablo clones.[3][4]

For gamers who want to start playing Titan Quest and the Immortal Throne expansion, both can be had in the combined Titan Quest Gold Edition pack. As of April 21st, 2009, the Gold Edition sells for about $10 on online stores like Amazon.com - a sixth of the price of buying the original Titan Quest and the Immortal Throne expansion separately .[5]

OverviewEdit

Players take the role of a hero and fight against natural and mythological monsters and evil-doers, all in three acts (four with the TQIT expansion) including Greece, Egypt and Silk Road. The game was conceived by Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and features rag-doll physics, full lighting effects, day-night cycles, authentic ancient world mythology, modern 3D graphics, unique treasures, fast gameplay, and a world editor for players to rapidly create their own custom worlds, mods, and quests.

There is an official printed strategy guide available, although it can now only be found used on Amazon, eBay etc.

PlotEdit

You may or not want to read the Titan Quest storyline since this is a spoiler.

FeaturesEdit

  • Thirty-Six Classes, pick from one of eight, then another, if you wish. (28 Hybrids, 8 additional classes for those who do not wish to use their other class)
  • Mythical Hero armor and weapons.
  • Creatures and beasts based on myths and tales.
  • Three Acts with real world locations, Four with the TQIT expansion pack.
  • Three difficulty levels, Normal, Epic and Legendary. Each grow harder, but more rewards are found with a higher difficulty.
  • On-Line play where you can trade, compete and play together.
  • Thousands of unique items you can find along your journey.
  • Powerful modification tools.

The game has a loot system where monsters can only drop items that they were using. After the player kills the monster the player can pick up the monster's items. If you are about to get a rare drop, you will see the monster holding the item, and therefore the monster may be harder to kill than usual, dealing more damage for example since it has an legendary item.

ReceptionEdit

At June 2010 the initial release of the game scores "77" on Metacritic. The primary criticisms in the initial reviews were of the unwieldy inventory system, sluggish performance on some types of systems, and the game was sometimes deemed by some to be too much like Diablo II. The expansion pack Immortal Throne fixed most gripes and issues, including performance speed and inventory management, as well as adding new features such as Travelling Traders to the original game. Immortal Throne was well received and praised for its high level of polish - at June 2010 it has a 80 score on Metacritic.

Mods and fan patchesEdit

First-time players should make sure they install the official patch to 1.30. This will allow the application of the unofficial fan patch. Other major mods are: the Camera Mod Collection which allows camera rotation and a slightly wider field of view if required; and a major total-conversion mod called Lilith: The Will of Demon which has been very well received by fans.

CompatibilityEdit

Titan Quest and its expansion pack both run perfectly on Windows 7. The game has always been able to run in widescreen, at high resolutions (e.g.: 1920 x 1200). Basic anti-aliasing can be added in-game, or stronger anti-aliasing can be forced via the Nvidia/Ati control panel.

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