A shadow of evil has fallen on the kingdom of Ancaria. It is a time for champions - a time to journey into the perilous world of SACRED. Battle blood-thirsty orcs & lumbering ogres... Destroy undead wizards & rotting mummies... Slay hellish demons & legendary dragons.
User reviews: Very Positive (296 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 14, 2006

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A shadow of evil has fallen on the kingdom of Ancaria. It is a time for champions - a time to journey into the perilous world of SACRED. Battle blood-thirsty orcs & lumbering ogres... Destroy undead wizards & rotting mummies... Slay hellish demons & legendary dragons. With blazing magic & sharpened steel, prepare to embark on an epic quest of fantasy adventure & heroism.
SACRED GOLD is the complete SACRED collection in one box, containing the full version of SACRED, winner of the 'Best Roleplaying Game 2004' award from PC GAMER, Sacred Plus and Sacred Underworld.
SACRED - The new name in Action-RPGs. SACRED delivers a huge, elaborate world comprising 16 regions beset with heroic quests, battle-hardened warriors and horrific enemies. Ancaria consists of highly detailed landscapes, complete with villages and towns, and also features a day/night cycle with varying weather systems. Regions vary from forests and mountains to deserts, catacombs and ice-covered landmasses. More than three quarters of the world is open to the players from the very start - no unlocks needed.
SACRED Plus - Incorporates all of the feedback from the player community since the first release of SACRED. This includes an optimized interface, and many completely new features: two new regions, two additional main quests, new item sets and weapons, and many new creature types which make adventuring in Ancaria even more dangerous.
SACRED Underworld - Ancaria is facing a threat far greater than ever before. The now familiar world continues to evolve, with existing SACRED players able to import their old characters into the Underworld.
  • Choose from eight heroic characters: Gladiator, Seraphim, Battlemage, Wood Elf, Vampiress, Daemon, and Dwarf.
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, armors and set items - collect artifacts and forge all-powerful weapons!
  • Learn Combat Arts, develop new skills, and customize devastating combo-attacks.
  • A huge world open to explore from the outset.
  • An epic RPG and enthralling storyline with over 30 main quests & 200 sub-quests and dynamic quests.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16 MB DirectX 8 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD Space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 9 compatible graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Being from 2004 originally, the game certainly lacks some comfort more recent adversaries as Tochrlight 2 or Path Of Exile feature. At first, it also has a somewhat clunky feeling to the movement and attacking. This out of the way, this game is an excellent action-RPG. The world is beautiful, features a lot of atmospehere and nice, unique quests.

The character-system is a bit different than in most aRPG's, as you basically collect runes to level up your skills, making it a tough decision after some time, as cooldowns raise with the level of the spell/attack. The 8 different characters all play completely unique and allowing for a huge amount of different builds.

A special recommendation to german players, as this is the original language and the game absolutely shines. Brillant voice-acting of the characters (Willis' german voice etc.) and awesome dialogues.

Still a solid 7/10, 7 because of obvious lacks in comparison to more recent games.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
137.3 hrs on record
I'll pick this over diablo 2-3 any day.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Love this game found it on gametap like 7 years ago or so and loved and so happy that it's on steam now. I would recommend it to anyone into a good open world game, it's very fun although class being gender locked was a turn off for me, but it has a lot more ups than downs imo.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.2 hrs on record
Welcome to the world of Sacred, where basically everything is hostile, except you go into a town. Hack'n'Slay your way through a gigantic open world, with tons of small dungeons, side quests and a nice story line. Sacred Gold comes with the Underworld DLC and two new heros for Ancaria, the Demon and the Dwarf. Lots of play time is guaranteed, sadly the german synchronisation isnt avaliable on Steam.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
This game looks so fun but I am sad to say that I give it a thumbs down. The reason is because I am running windows 8.1 with a a high end gaming machine. I should be able to run any game. But not this one.

If I play this game in full screen mode it gets very choppy and is not playable. If I play it in windowed mode it is nice and smooth but now and then a light grey haze apears across the screen and I have to restart. I can deal with the crashing but I can not deal with playing it in windowed mode for more than 10 minutes because I feel like I am playing a game through my cell phone screen and that is just not fun.

I wish they would remake this game in high resolution because it looks to be one of the best games I have seen in a while due to the fact it is an open world sandbox game. Something most programers these days seem to not get. Players want OPEN WORLD GAMES! Not sacred 3 linear boring like watching a movie game that I would not pay more than $5 for. But if this game was remade I would pay the $49 for it.

If anyone can tell me how to run this game in full screen with smooth graphics I will change my rating to a thumbs up.
Posted: October 1
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
If you have windows 8 or higher, do not buy this game. parts if the screen will get blocky, textures will be stretched and objects will appear fragmented unless you run it on low setting. It's a shame because back in its prime this game was quite the looker, and for me, the low setting spoils it.
Posted: October 3
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Great game still good use of your time!
If you have problems with the typemanager freeze, go to steam / sacred ggold properties / browse local content/start 'config'

One solution could be the full screen mode, run it on windowmode
second solution could be the video compability mode, turn it ON

Hope you enjoy the game as much as I do
Posted: April 30
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
I played this game a few years ago and I'm really happy that I found it again. It's one of my favourite games so far and reminds me of the time when I used to play it with my brother.

It works fine on windows 8 for me, I just had to change the compatibility in the settings from windows xp to windows 7 and I was able to start it ;)

Posted: May 19
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
game of my childhood, nothing to say the best hack 'n' slash i ever played, even more than diablo even though i spent more time on diablo than here but only because the sacred's online servers were shutted down but the open world, the easter eggs and the replayability of this game are the factors i think is better than Diablo.
Posted: July 4
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Bought Sacred 3 played it for two hours then rebought this game. Despite the dated graphics its a much better game. Loved this game when it came out, still very playable open world game.
Posted: August 2
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
I don't know how to put it - Long time ago tens of game candidates competed who would be the next "Diablo" and Sacred was one of them. Dream never came true, but nevertheless Sacred wasn't a bad game - far from it. Its incredibly huge and open world with hundreds of sidequests, clear and wide character develeopment system and countless amount of armors and weapons to collect make it addictive and replayabe and these features still live strong after all these years !!
Posted: July 9
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
113.4 hrs on record
A surprisingly good game. Though the plot and setting are as generic-Fantasy as it gets, the game's mechanics make it surprisingly addictive. An Open World Diabloesque, Sacred manages a good balance. It provides plenty of exploration and side-questing, without detracting from the main plot. The difficulty can be a little spikey in places, but good loot is frequent enough to help smooth some of those edges. Builds are relatively easy to construct, though the game has a few gotchas that could have been better explained. While not the best in the genre, it is surprising this did not get more exposure in its day.
Posted: September 24
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Awesome childhood game! Just epic. A lot of fun playing coop, a lot of cool characters, rpg stuff and many many more stuff. Must buy for every rpf fan,
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Nice game to play, i played tons of hours this game with my brother long ago , you can make tons of builds, and i can share you an website to see all items/skils/quest other http://pctalk.info/Games/Sacred2/Wolfes.Lair/SacredUnderworld/SacredUnderworldHome.htm
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Whether singleplayer or with a group of friends, the old classic action rpg "Sacred Gold" is still lots of fun to play and still one of the best games of its genre.

A huge vivid open world with lots of secrets to discover encourages traveling around and exploring, the character development is highly customizable with Combat Arts, self-selected Skills and Attributes. Apart from usual randomly generated loot, there are uniques and set items which encourages collecting, and equipment in general has so many different possible modifiers that you can highly customize your character in so many different ways.
There are five difficulties, you unlock the next higher one by beating the game on the previous. Each difficulty makes enemies deal a lot more damage and become tougher, but also improves the loot you can get from them. The game gets extremely hard on the highest difficulties.
I don't have this game in Steam for long, played it many houndreds of hours before (probably far more than 1000 hours over the years, actually), it's just awesome.

I'd say it's even worth the standard 10€ price but this is debatable, at a sale though I can only fully recommend it.
Posted: September 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Now this is where it all started here with Sacred. Yes it's an Old Classic Hack N' Slash PC Style RPG Game with fully customizeable characters that like to back talk you if your AFK to long (funny mean lines they will say to you if your off more than 5 mins) and a really good story line about good vs evil, with Huge Bosses, and Mobs and Mobs of Minions in your way of them. Plus there is Tons of Quests and even Mounts to ride mainly Horses. Tons of Loot to collect and Gear to get.

This is is yet another Diablo Style Hack N Slasher you will love. If you've played this one for along time you should know there are now 3 games out there for this now Sacred 2 Fallen Angel, and Sacred 3 which just now came out (and/or) Your are just now getting into it this game than this is where you want to start off at the beginning.

Have Fun and Hope you Guys Enjoy I Truthfully recommend this game
Posted: August 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
I love this game, but it is not running on win 8. only on xp. it is shame here is game without fix on new operation systems
Posted: September 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Sacred is a bit of an underdog, and a really good game if you’re in to hack and slash rpgs. But instead of being just another Diablo clone, it tries to go its own way, and it has some very interesting features. Like it´s fun and unique classes, and a skill system unlike any other game I played, witch is really hard to master.
Posted: September 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
EDITED - Fixed

Game is now working fine, it's so awesome to play this it again. ;) One and only annoying thing now - dumb AI of escorted peoples. Highly recommend.

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OLD REVIEW

Althought this is one of mine favorite games I have to give thumbs down. This version caused a lot of my nerves (due to bugs, black screens and other issues). I played this game maniacally a bunch of years ago, but this version wouldn't let me to play for ten minutes. I doesn't know if it is fault of windows 7, or Steam. Wanna play it? Buy a box edition.
With heavy heart I have to say that I did not recommend this. No Steam version. Really. Forgive me, Ancaria.
Posted: May 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
101.5 hrs on record
I love this game, one of my favorites. I totally recommend it.
Posted: July 31
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