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 (32 reviews) - 68% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (955 reviews) - 82% of the 955 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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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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Jack Daniels
45.3 hrs
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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-Valwear-
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 11
Loading screen simulator.

Would watch again
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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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Spice Must Flow
43.2 hrs
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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figuresndolls
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
GAME DOES NOT WORK AT ALL WITH STEAM1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 5 people (60%) 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 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Freezes at the first loading screen...
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161 of 171 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
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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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110 of 114 people (96%) 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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112 of 124 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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76 of 81 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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66 of 70 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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50 of 51 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
Good old game. No, sorry. Not good. AWESOME old game. One of the best (if not the best) RPGs in the game industry.
The only problem is that it doesn't want to work on Windows 8.

(However, it works perfectly on Windows 7, which is awesome for me, 'cause I use one too)
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