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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CaptFoxyCuddles
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I used to have this game on disc and I played it so much. You can get a lot of hours into this game just doing quests and leveling up to be badass. I will give this an 8.5/10
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Monarchy
( 74.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
After all these years, still a decent game to play.
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Undynemite (⌐■_■)
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
My dad bought me this game because it had a horse on the image.
13 years have passed and he still hasn't offered me a real horse like I wanted him to...

10/10 will buy all the horses in all of Ancaria, as a repressed gesture.
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Jeneki
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Sacred was the first Diablo-style game that I enjoyed more than Diablo.

Installed it today and it holds up very well. Fun, varied characters, loads of quests, and a giant map to explore. One of the best in its genre.
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C4MP3R
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Amazing RPG. Nice spells, nice ballance, epic loot... There are only two problems with this game. Run in windows 8 or modern windows is very hard and the "suicide companions quest"
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JohnSmitty
( 37.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
An oldie but a goodie. Yes it doesn't support 1080p but I wouldn't expect it.
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BW
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
The sheer amount of content alone and the general high quality feel of the game is enough to make this a must have for most RPG fans. People don't typically play action-RPGs for their riveting narratives. They want fast-paced combat, lots of environments and beasties, and tons of cool magic weapons, armor, and loot. Sacred's got all that in spades. A great-looking (for the time), generally solid action role-playing game that provides a few interesting gameplay innovations.
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☜☆☞ Don Sonny ☜☆☞
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
it remind me of time when i payed many many days with gilrl i loved once ;) this is one of the best game of that type back then only few could enjoy playing it
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MrCoconut
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
stole all the gold from the merchants house, then sold him some skelleton heads and got a flamethrower-dwarf wrecking havoc among goblins. 10/10
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ϟϟ Pulka23
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I remember playing the demo 8 years ago.
Best part of my childhood gaming.

10/10
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Olive Oil
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I didnt think i wont like my high res notebook screen, but if you want to play it on something like 1920x1080 15'' screen like i do its realy hard to do so. The game is in need of some patches for that but we know that wont gona happen so get your old desktop monitor and start playing the game i spend hundreds and hundreds of hours playing this when i was a kid.
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xrtunning
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
THIS GAME GETS OLD BETTER THAN JENNIFER ANISTON.
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Schlubotipelto
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Super slow, super stupid, super entertaining.
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CelineGurl
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
This is a click and move game so it can be hard on the wrist but as far as an RPG goes it still holds up to old school quality. Lots of loot, large map and cool skills and neat classes. Personally, I liked it better without the expansion because the new stuff they added made the game easier. It was rather difficuly when it first came out which made it much more likeable. Overall it is worth the money you pay if you like old school RPGs. The graphics are actually not bad for its age. Certainly a step up from Diablo 2 if you loved that game.
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paulmenz
( 83.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
i love it for its fun and easey play!
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xXx-Tama-Senpai-xXx
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Game of my childhood, 10/10
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Froyo
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Good classic rpg game! Definitely worth getting, if you're a fan of the old school rpg.
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MadLemon
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Before I had a steam account, I was buying my games at a russian store for 50 RUB.
Sacred was one of them. Spent hundreds of hours in Ancaria. Now where I have Steam, the devs truly deserve this money.
Best game in its genre.
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( 25.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Childhood game.
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ilovenutella65
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
This game used to be my all time favorite when i was younger so when i saw it on here i was like YES! but then i soon realized that it was a huge waste of money because the game wouldnt even load, I have a windows 10 laptop that is new, it just sat there on the loading screen and did nothing forever, and when i tried to close out of it(i use the Ctrl+shift+Esc way of closing games) it glitches and only shows my taskbar and stuff at the bottom of my screen but not my desktop, and i cant do the task manager because i cant see it to click anything so i have to restart my computer everytime i get my hopes up thinking it will work... this is a waste of $10 and i really hope it gets fixed or someone can help me out
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
53 of 78 people (68%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
THIS GAME GETS OLD BETTER THAN JENNIFER ANISTON.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Sacred was the first Diablo-style game that I enjoyed more than Diablo.

Installed it today and it holds up very well. Fun, varied characters, loads of quests, and a giant map to explore. One of the best in its genre.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
An oldie but a goodie. Yes it doesn't support 1080p but I wouldn't expect it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Amazing RPG. Nice spells, nice ballance, epic loot... There are only two problems with this game. Run in windows 8 or modern windows is very hard and the "suicide companions quest"
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
The sheer amount of content alone and the general high quality feel of the game is enough to make this a must have for most RPG fans. People don't typically play action-RPGs for their riveting narratives. They want fast-paced combat, lots of environments and beasties, and tons of cool magic weapons, armor, and loot. Sacred's got all that in spades. A great-looking (for the time), generally solid action role-playing game that provides a few interesting gameplay innovations.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This is a click and move game so it can be hard on the wrist but as far as an RPG goes it still holds up to old school quality. Lots of loot, large map and cool skills and neat classes. Personally, I liked it better without the expansion because the new stuff they added made the game easier. It was rather difficuly when it first came out which made it much more likeable. Overall it is worth the money you pay if you like old school RPGs. The graphics are actually not bad for its age. Certainly a step up from Diablo 2 if you loved that game.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Before I had a steam account, I was buying my games at a russian store for 50 RUB.
Sacred was one of them. Spent hundreds of hours in Ancaria. Now where I have Steam, the devs truly deserve this money.
Best game in its genre.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Good classic rpg game! Definitely worth getting, if you're a fan of the old school rpg.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,318.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I had been playing in Sacred for few years , when I stopped becasue there was enough for me. Years 2006-2009 I didn't play in Sacred 2 and 3 - for me personally it's a crap. I played over 50 campaings I've finished them with all champions especially with Battle Mag , Dark Elf or Wood Elf. I remember that before full game I had a demo , the end of game was finished when I wanted to leave Silver Creek ( second village ) , there were only Seraphim and Gladiator.
Nowadays , I like to play with friends via Tunggle in that game on "veteranen" mode. In sum I spent over 1000 hours in that perfect game. I hope u'll like it.
Greetings ,
Chriz
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
If your game freezes at the loading screen.

"Running Sacred Gold on Steam
The game max. resolution is 1024x768, so the game won't run in a higher one. The freeze is because your computer resolution is higher.
To solve this, you can set a desired resolution for Sacred to start: go to properties in your game in Steam, in the general section, go to "Set launch options...". There, write this: -w 1024 -h 768

To play in windowed mode go to your- Valve/Steam/SteamApps/common/sacred gold/Config.exe -click on that and a menu comes up to play in windowed/full screen mode. "

It takes a little getting used to old school gaming but when u do its worth it. Tons of questing a loot.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
An old favorite of mine, and it still holds up a decade later.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
A fun little RPG general hack and slash with sidequests thrown in, it by no means is the best RPG type gameout there, but its fun. Now it does have a lot of drawbacks, it has bad auto pathfinding, bad targetting in combat (instead of just clicking on a foe, you have to click and hold the mouse button to keep attacking..lame), you can't keybind without useing 3rd party program, you can't pause to aim, use abilities, etc, and many other features that really good rpg type games have, there is a headache of a loot system that makes you play around figuring out item properties 90% of the time and actually playing 10% of the time. But some fun stuff also.. you can ride horses! except that kinda eliminates a lot of fun abilities your character can do, which they can't do for some reason on horseback lol. Enemies respawn so you will constantly run into a horde of foes annoying you while trying to walk between towns, but hey it's a hack and slash game so i guess you can't hack and slash without foes.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
This game is great, some people may say the opposite or say that the game has great potential but that it's only "good", In my opinion, the game is real great, of course, there could be more but what made me really love this game is that there is 8 characters with different starting location and different quests.
You can unlock difficulties by playing on the difficulty right before that difficulty.
The graphics are awesome In my opinion.
The game can be real easy though so if you're looking for a challenging isometric hack n slash action game then this may not be the game for you, the game is still really great to be played because of its World, story and characters.
If you want a challenging one, you should try Path of Exile on the highest difficulty on hardcore, it is pretty good.

If you like games such as Titan Quest, Dungeon Siege, Path of Exile, Divinity, Diablo, etc etc then you'll probably love this game.

Personally, I think this game deserves 9/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
A very large 3d isometric action roleplaygame (arpg) simular to Diablo 2 or Torchlight. I've only been playing for 10 hours and have only discovered under 5% of the world so far just doing the main quest. Plenty of side quests to do on top of that. This is a good game though can be unforgiving at the begining. Play on an easier level for a while to level up and then import your character to start again on higher level.

I have the disc version and bought this for convinience.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
I have been always a big fan of Sacred, that's a kind Diablo-alike creation, with nice graphics, musics and has a pretty good storyline, too. When I played Diablo, anytime I logged in, I was stressful as ♥♥♥. I don't know why, I just sweated through my shirt, something was in tat game that feared me and the only thing that could fight down my anxiety was my curiosity. But playing Sacred just relaxes me. I'm bending back in my convinient pc-chair and make fun. Thank you very much!

But the S:UW is a garbage. Really annoying... I have been playing Sacred long-long times ago, still this is the first time I play with the Underworld. The game's just not Sacred. Tons of useless enemy hording you ALWAYS, you make two-three steps and again, eight enemies running on you. Merchants are nearly impossible to find on the whole freaking map!! This goes to the blacksmithes too... Nonetheless to say, you have to go always really huge distances and as I think, there is only, quite small city in the whole game. I loved in Sacred that there were tons of villages, towns and cities. Here's nothing. Just hack 'n slash, lacking any senses. Underwold just a boring something. I would not recommend anyone to play it, I have nearly slept while I was playing...

Sacred: 8/10, UW: 5/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
This is very good and fun game. You must try this game, if you didn't play it yet.
I like this game, because it's like a diablo and other RPG with bird perspective.
I played this game in 2004 and I spent a lot of time with friends on LAN or internet, but it's still have a lot of to offer.
This game is one of the games where I like to spend time again.
My opinion on this game is 10/10!
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126 of 135 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 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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93 of 96 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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104 of 115 people (90%) 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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70 of 75 people (93%) 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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