Titan Quest’s Anniversary Edition

I couldn't find a Titan Quest catch-all, so I'm creating this new thread. Titan Quest’s Anniversary Edition Update

THQ Nordic releases a surprise title on Steam called Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for the game’s 10-year-anniversary and gifts the game to everyone calling either Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Immortal Throne or Titan Quest Gold their own on Steam. So, in numbers, more than 1 million people will automatically find the game in their library starting today.

For anyone who doesn't have any of the Titan Quest games on Steam (such as me; I still have the CDs and apparently never bought a digital copy), this Anniversary Edition is on sale for $5 through September 7, at both Steam and GOG.

The highlights of the update include improved performance, fixed bugs, and, most importantly, a big balance overhaul. You can find the huge list of changes here.

Most importantly, they replaced the GameSpy multiplayer with Steam.

I bought TQ from a site like gamersgate.com or direct2drive.com, but I can't remember where. It's not on my gog.com or steam account. Any other ideas? It's been years.

Running Man wrote:

I bought TQ from a site like gamersgate.com or direct2drive.com, but I can't remember where. It's not on my gog.com or steam account. Any other ideas? It's been years.

Maybe Amazon?

I think the site went out of business, thanks though.

This trend of companies rereleasing updated games and not charging for some existing owners is pretty cool. I own TQ on disc, so I don't benefit in this case, but I approve. It's beyond reasonable expectations IMO.

I've been in an ARPGish mood lately, so I grabbed this at the launch price.

How does it hold up? Titan question is one of my favorite ARPGs ever. So under-rated, especially once the expansion came out. Still, Its been probably 9 years since I've played so I may just be too nostalgic about the game.

Wow, I just looked at the change log, that is a lot of changes! Time to get back into TQ again.

For $5, it's a no-brainer. I liked the original game when it came out, though I never finished it or picked up the expansion(s?).

MrDeVil909 wrote:

This trend of companies rereleasing updated games and not charging for some existing owners is pretty cool. I own TQ on disc, so I don't benefit in this case, but I approve. It's beyond reasonable expectations IMO.

I've been in an ARPGish mood lately, so I grabbed this at the launch price.

Thanks for mentioning this! I went and checked my library and it's in there. This and Kingdom New Lands in a few weeks, both free for me. It's a pleasant surprise for sure.

Bonus awesomeness - if you've played TQ in the last few years on Steam, your characters are still there in the Anniversary Edition!

I want to play the game, but stuck in build paralysis as happens every time I start a new one of these.

Uh...yeah...so apparently this just happened.

:O

At long last, Titan Quest continues its epic journey through the world of antiquity. A mysterious threat calls the heroes of Hades to the uncharted lands of northern Europe, where new enemies await and new powers and treasures are waiting to be found!

This new expansion to the acclaimed Anniversary Edition of Titan Quest adds a fifth act of unprecedented scope, along with many new and requested features including new weapon types and a 10th Mastery for your characters to learn.

KEY FEATURES
New story act with dozens of new quests
Brave the realms of the Celts, the Northmen and the Asgardian gods in the largest act to date
Revisit the other acts to find new items and secrets
New 10th Mastery
Become a Runemaster, a magical warrior fighting with both, spells and weapons
Combine newly learned with existing masteries for a total of 45 combinations
New experience curve
Reach level 85 and maximize your character’s potential
New weapons and gear
Find new and powerful gear, from colorful Celtic shields to famous weapons of Germanic legend.
New relics and charms for crafting, and a new option to improve even legendary items.
New thrown weapons strike the balance between range and speed!
New Enemies and bosses
From the denizens of Germany’s dark forests to the forces of Asgard itself.
Improved character customization
A wider variety of regional styles and color dyes
Finally: wear pants!
Technical and QOL improvements
New shaders and graphical effects
Improved ragdoll physics
Improved UI and combat feedback for total information
Improved control customization
Improved modding tools

Wow! Who would have thought an expansion would come out after all this time?

If you have interest in this game, put Grim Dawn on your radar. When Iron Lore disbanded (original creator of TQ) the lead level designer started up Crate Entertainment who publishes Grim Dawn. It's a lot like TQ with the class structures and gameplay.

Holy wow. That's incredible.

That's totally awesome. It's being made by the folks who made the Magicka games though. Are they the right fit? Is there any lineage between them and the original Titan Quest developers? I had thought that the Titan Quest people mostly regrouped into Crate and made Grim Dawn.

That's neat. I will have to play it at some point. I always like having an ARPG on the go for nights when sleep is eluding me.

This is crazy to me. I mean, it's awesome because TQ was one of my favorite games but also just... weird? I can't imagine they'll make back their costs on this because really how many people are going to pay the $15 for an expansion campaign to a somewhat niche 10+ year old (I think?) PC game. Maybe there are more people playing Titan Quest than I realize.

Definitely cool. Longer end of life support than some versions of Windows.

Added to my wishlist, will definetly pick it up in the future. Titan Quest was pretty much my go to game for loot hack and slash, at least until Reaper of Souls came out for PS4. At some point I really need to pick up Grim Dawn too.

Evo wrote:

This is crazy to me. I mean, it's awesome because TQ was one of my favorite games but also just... weird? I can't imagine they'll make back their costs on this because really how many people are going to pay the $15 for an expansion campaign to a somewhat niche 10+ year old (I think?) PC game. Maybe there are more people playing Titan Quest than I realize.

I'm sure their numbers are based on how many people already owned the organization given the name game or bought the Anniversary edition. Steamspy.com says they've got 2 million owners so they're clearly basing their budget off of that.

It's weird, but it's welcome!

That is a weird surprise.
Cant really see myself going back to play it instead of going back to play Grim Dawn.

They did recently release Titan Quest on tablets and smartphones (!?), so maybe they plan on selling the expansion on those platforms too.