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.
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Mixed (33 reviews) - 69% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (956 reviews) - 82% of the 956 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Game doesnt work?

Game is old...

Here, free advice from a Wizard who doesnt give up and write bad review about good, old games.

Go into SteamApps - Common - Sacred Gold. Then open Config.exe. Run the game in 32 bit color depth, filter active and video compatability mode, finally untick Play Movies.

Now right click the Sacred.exe file and run in compatability mode for Windows XP.

Should work.

You're welcome.

Games a classic. 5/7. A Perfect Score
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Made in 2004, Sacred is one of the best Diablo-like RPS´s out there. With an broad variety of weapons to loot, a giant open World to explore and a sense of humor, this game hols a special place in my heart as one of the first RPG´s i´ve ever played through. The lack of being able to change the resulution is the only downside. I purchased it on Steam because of ease of multiplayer and nostalgia... Still a great game and it will always be.
tldr: 9/10 would search for graves again :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Its the old classic Sacred. Need i say anymore? Works fine with win7 and the steamcontroller if you have one. This game is a game i played when i was younger and im happy to see it on steam. Huge world with plenty of quests to keep you busy for hours.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
My very first RPG I played about 6 - 7 years ago.

bought this for the old times sake and it's still fun and addicting af.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
would not run even though my computer met resource requirements. Hung on loading screen.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Freezes at the first loading screen...
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
My favorite part was when I didn't have to play it anymore or see SACRED.EXE HAS STOPPED RESPONDING.
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6 of 22 people (27%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
GAME DOES NOT WORK AT ALL WITH STEAM1
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162 of 172 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
FOR THOSE HANGING AT THE LOADING SCREEN WHERE IT SAYS "TYPEMANAGER" AND STUFF IN THE RED BAR: GO INTO YOUR CONFIG.EXE IN SACRED FOLDER IN STEAM AND CHECK THE "32 BIT COLOR DEPTH" OPTION. SHOULD FIX NP.

IF YOU ARE HAVING LOW FPS PROBLEMS ON MODERN MACHINES, GO INTO YOUR SETTINGS FILE and change TO THESE VALUES:

Settings.cfg
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GFX_LIMIT128 : 1
GFX32 : 0
FULLSCREEN : 0
FSAA_FILTER : 0
------------------------

YES YOU WILL HAVE TO RUN IN WINDOWED, BUT YOU CAN JUST SET YOUR DESKTOP RESOLUTION TO 1024x768 TO GET THE GAME TO FILL YOUR SCREEN, IT IS HARDCODED INTO GAME AND YOU CANNOT CHANGE IT.


ONTO THE REVIEW....

Regardless of what people say, it reminds me of an *updated* Diablo 2.

One of the things I didn't like about D2 was the linearity of the game, here that is taken out in favor of exploration.


The combat is iffy. Once you get used to it, it's not bad. No worse than D2's, really.

Lotta customization, and the classes feel unique.

Quests, quests, and more quests! One thing that was kind of a drag in D2 was that each act only had a handful of quests.

And the loot? Plenty of it!

If you liked Diablo2, you will like this.

And for $2.49 on sale, you can't go wrong.


9/10 (minus 1 for having to do all that trouble shooting for it to work, but really, that's not the game's fault)
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111 of 115 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
Sacred Gold fix for windows 8.1 64bit
Step 1- Go into the file location of Sacred Gold. Mine is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sacred Gold.
Step 2- Open config. exe
Step 3- Check 32 bit color, Filter Active (anti-alasing), and Video Comapatiblity Mode.
Step 4- click ok
Now play the game

If you bought the game while it was on sale and cant play it.

txnnok came up with the fix.

I used it and it worked on windows 8.1

I dont see why people are complaning the game is a classic just takes a little work to be able to play it.
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laidbacknate
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
Game doesn't work.
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Phil
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
Seems like there might be a good game in here, but it's just too buggy to be enjoyable.
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Smileholicfox
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 8
First game that really brought me into gaming, still loving it!
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