While the hack-and-slash gameplay is familiar to action fans, dropping the player into ancient Greece and incorporating mythology gives it a different, interesting feel. Titan Quest Anniversary Edition follows the familiar gameplay mechanics of games like Diablo but is graphically superior while packing just as much enjoyment into the setting. The game features nice special effects as well as the opportunity to host a multiplayer game (or join one) that works directly off the storyline. Essentially, that's like getting help to succeed over a scenario you may be struggling with. The element of multi-classing (there are 10 sets of class skills) is also a really nice touch. Plus, the point-and-click style of gameplay may be an old-school form of play, but this isn't a game that's hard to navigate through. Besides, players can pick up numerous side quests to keep things interesting. There are times when the side quests overlap with the main quest, so you can accomplish two or more quests by attacking and defeating the same groups of monsters.
A drawback to Titan Quest Anniversary Edition's gameplay is its limited inventory space. While you can create artifacts to enhance weapons, collecting enough cash takes time due to the limited inventory. Sure, you can clear a dungeon, load up the inventory, teleport back to a city to sell your loot, and then make several more trips back and forth, but that's more of a time sink than an element that enhances gameplay. Also, the game doesn't appear to generate content randomly, which would have added to the replayability measurably. If you fight a boss, and then stop the game and come back to it, the boss is in the same place, with the same number of minions waiting for you to try again. While Titan Quest Anniversary Edition doesn't stray from a well-worn classic gameplay formula, this is a game that's still enjoyable, either in small doses or in prolonged game playing sessions.