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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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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Nelly-san
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
This is a deep part of my childhood, never played Diablo 1/2 much instead I played this. It is far from a perfect game and still contain it's fair share of bugs and issues but compared to Diablo this game has a lot more charm, the game is filled with easter eggs and secrets and with several very different characters to play each with their own voicelines they are not afraid to use.
All in all this is a hack and slash rpg with a huge world filled with quests and characters with voicelines, play one of several different characters in the original campaign or the added underworld campaign.
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Nuker
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
*air sirens* OH ♥♥♥♥ ITS A NOSTALGIA BOMB
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Not a Hacker [Dylan]
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
In the tutorial I got to hurt bunnies,

10/10 most vicious enemy
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Jinx
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 5
Diablo with horses and a big overworld instead of instances.

A bit dated these days (and buggy) but I had fun with it about 10 years ago.
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Tiago Rocha
( 65.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Sacred Gold reunites all the expansions into one single release. However, doesn’t fix the previous issues or adds any improvement.
It’s still a great and huge RPG, where the player hacks and slashes across hundreds of enemies, with tremendous looting and exploration to do!
Originally released back in 2004, Sacred is completely 2D, except for the main hero, which shows itself 3D. The world itself looks very 3 dimensional, with beautiful areas, worthy of today’s most prestigious indie projects. Either you traverse the vast green plains, the deep dark forests, or the southern desert, you’ll be astonished by how beautiful Sacred looks.
This enchantment easily gets you frustrated, as there are countless enemies across all the areas, in fact, there are just too many. For looting purposes, thus may sound like a dream come true, but ruins exploration as the player has to fight every single time!
Ascaron tried their best with such huge project, however, they failed miserable by locking the resolution at 1024x768. Surely the standard back in the day, but today, it feels really bad.
Thankfully, resolutions and frame rate can be improved by third party software like dgVoodoo2 that fixes and unlocks modern hardware usage.

Sacred Gold is huge and for those who like to emerge themselves within a deep lore, full of quests and areas to explore, secrets to unveil and monsters to conquer, it’s highly recommended. Time consuming, but very addictive, makes this one worth it, even if you’re just looking to spend some time.

Don’t take Sacred too seriously, as there are numerous humour situations that will make your day, especially if you visit the graves of those who fallen in battle.

Multiplayer is still around, thanks to Tunngle, perfect to have some fun time with your friends. Just don’t worry if you get extremely addicted to Sacred campaign, it does tend to have such effect. :)
A game that knows no time, and has no such thing as a limit. With so much different class, and difficulty levels, you could spend a small amount of your life enjoying and learning about the world of Ancaria. And you know what? Would be a time well spend!

7/10
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TheLionheart
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I brought this game a while go while it wss on sale. I have only ever played sacred plus and never scared underworld, I love this game and it still works really well on windows seven. Shame it has not got the screen res to go full screen on my laptop, sacred gold is extermely fun and enjoyable rpg
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Hakamaori
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This was one of my favorite games series of all time, however, it will not start via steam. It locks up at "fonts" on the initial load. If nyone knows how to get past this, please inform me.


EDIT: I've changed the recommendation based on finding a work around for the load crash I was experiencing. Details should be in the comments below.
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商駆逐艦
( 34.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
feels 2004
be sure to play it
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Malmman
( 174.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This is by far the best oldschool Hack&Slash RPG of all time. In my honest opnion, gameplay wise, it beats the old diablo 1 and 2 by a long shot. The world is huge, the enemies are many, the leveling and difficulity setting is epic and the classes are way more defined.

The story is... Just okay... But that is pretty much it. Do not even get me startet on the expantions storyline, because that is just wierd...

Best thing about this game has to be the replay value. You never really get tired of playing it and it is super addictive. I have spend countless hours in this game, and it is a beastly fun game for LAN parties, if you can get it to work tho. It requires some research and guide reading to make it work properly and you should disable your firewall entirely. You also need to create a LAN server, and there is a file that lets you do that in the game folder. Oh, and you need to switch some internet/LAN setting in the options menu as well!

Now for the bad stuff! Some people need to play this in windowed mode, and i would highly reccomend it for everyone, since the resolution is not realy fit for the big screen. It is also not a good idea to alt tab, since it tends to screw things up, and it has a tendence to crash once in a while, so save as often as possible.

The worst thing about the game, is that internet play is not something you can do anymore. Damned shame!

All in all, i would reccomend this game to all who likes a good Hack&Slash game!
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leia1173
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I've basically trying to see what my laptop can do it's nothing fancy but sacred was my favorite game when I had my gaming laptop I was so pleased and excited that my computer can handle it
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 5
Diablo with horses and a big overworld instead of instances.

A bit dated these days (and buggy) but I had fun with it about 10 years ago.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This is a deep part of my childhood, never played Diablo 1/2 much instead I played this. It is far from a perfect game and still contain it's fair share of bugs and issues but compared to Diablo this game has a lot more charm, the game is filled with easter eggs and secrets and with several very different characters to play each with their own voicelines they are not afraid to use.
All in all this is a hack and slash rpg with a huge world filled with quests and characters with voicelines, play one of several different characters in the original campaign or the added underworld campaign.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Sacred Gold reunites all the expansions into one single release. However, doesn’t fix the previous issues or adds any improvement.
It’s still a great and huge RPG, where the player hacks and slashes across hundreds of enemies, with tremendous looting and exploration to do!
Originally released back in 2004, Sacred is completely 2D, except for the main hero, which shows itself 3D. The world itself looks very 3 dimensional, with beautiful areas, worthy of today’s most prestigious indie projects. Either you traverse the vast green plains, the deep dark forests, or the southern desert, you’ll be astonished by how beautiful Sacred looks.
This enchantment easily gets you frustrated, as there are countless enemies across all the areas, in fact, there are just too many. For looting purposes, thus may sound like a dream come true, but ruins exploration as the player has to fight every single time!
Ascaron tried their best with such huge project, however, they failed miserable by locking the resolution at 1024x768. Surely the standard back in the day, but today, it feels really bad.
Thankfully, resolutions and frame rate can be improved by third party software like dgVoodoo2 that fixes and unlocks modern hardware usage.

Sacred Gold is huge and for those who like to emerge themselves within a deep lore, full of quests and areas to explore, secrets to unveil and monsters to conquer, it’s highly recommended. Time consuming, but very addictive, makes this one worth it, even if you’re just looking to spend some time.

Don’t take Sacred too seriously, as there are numerous humour situations that will make your day, especially if you visit the graves of those who fallen in battle.

Multiplayer is still around, thanks to Tunngle, perfect to have some fun time with your friends. Just don’t worry if you get extremely addicted to Sacred campaign, it does tend to have such effect. :)
A game that knows no time, and has no such thing as a limit. With so much different class, and difficulty levels, you could spend a small amount of your life enjoying and learning about the world of Ancaria. And you know what? Would be a time well spend!

7/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
feels 2004
be sure to play it
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
In the tutorial I got to hurt bunnies,

10/10 most vicious enemy
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138 of 147 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
------------------------
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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97 of 100 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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107 of 118 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Graphics - 4 / 5
The graphics may not offer super realistic lighting, shadows,
or even decent effects.. But it still looks clean,
and comes together very nicely.

Sound - 3/5
The quality of the sound & music in Sacred is quite horrible,
to say the least, it's not bad enough to be game breaking,
but it's certainly annoying.

Gameplay - 5 / 5
Sacred offers hundreds of quests scattered in a humongous world.
which you can explore with up to 8 different classes,
each class changing the beginning of the storyline campaign.

Multiplayer - 5 / 5 (LAN only since online servers are now put down)
While the online multiplayer was still alive, it was second to nothing.
The entire game is available as co-op/pvp with up to 16 players.

I give this game a 5 out of 5.
Because it's not always about shiny graphics and HD sound quality.
It's the gameplay that makes this the best open-world RPG ever made.
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72 of 77 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
I just bought this and am running win10.
The game froze after the initial game company and nvidia intros.
Froze on loading the main title screen.
I immediately browsed to the Sacred Gold application launch icon in my steam library and tweaked it and got it running.
I don't really prefer this method as launching from steam library or the desktop icon still produces the bad result.
Then I saw the Config application icon which was the best answer to my issues.

Fix the game like this
-Right click Sacred Gold in your library
-Choose Properties
-Choose Local Content tab and select Browse Local Content
-Scroll down to the Config application Icon and select it
-Check the "32 Bit Color Depth" and "Video Compatibility Mode" boxes
-Exit with OK
You should be good to go now.

I am just trying this game for the first time. Too bad I missed this one back in the day... seems to be a real gem.

No time like the present I guess.
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63 of 67 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
You didn't play Sacred back in 2004? You missed probably the best Diablo-clone out there. That's why fans where so dissapointed about Sacred 3 release. But we are reviewing the original game, so here we are.

Sacred Gold is a lassic action RPG where you slash and loot and slash and loot and slash and loot and take some random quests in between. Steam edition includes every single patch ever released, including some Sacred Plus stuff and Underworld campaign. Also the latest 2.28 patch removed the Starforce DRM, which is awesome.

The map is huge, the area you'll uncover in an hour will only take 1% of the whole map. Since this game is actionly 2D, you might think the graphics are way off and the screenshots here might prove it, but it's just steam stretching, cutting and smoothing the image. If you click it, you'll see it's more sharp and actually has some HUD. Also, all screenshots here present the massive close up on the character. While it was the issue back in 2004, I think the developers added the option to zoom out way farther with some patch, so now you can actually see stuff around. The only problem is that the game is locked on the low 4:3 resolution and never was patched for the wide screens, but it doesn't really feel so bad as in some other games. However, having 1080p and actual smoothing would be nice...

The official online servers are down, but you still can play this via Tunngle or another LAN emulator. You might face a certain issue with error 10026 which is not explained anywhere, but in the tutorial I posted here on Steam. Check it out if you'll ever face this issue.
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