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
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
147.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Score: 4/5; I recommend Sacred Gold

PC; Win 8.1/10 64-bit; Sacred Gold v2.28
completed; playing time: 147 hrs

Note: If you experience problems with launching the game, go to the Sacred Gold main folder and find the Config.exe file. Run it, and check '32 Bit Color Depth.' Otherwise, the game will default to run in a 16-Bit-Color-Depth mode, and will probably freeze during loading, or crash. Sacred Gold v2.28 ran on my 64-bit Win 8.1 and 64-bit Win 10. I did not use compatibility mode at all. However, the game frequently crashed, so I had to quicksave quite often...


Pros:
+ Several characters to choose from, each with his/her distinctive advantages and drawbacks
+ Replayability: characters start in different locations, have different backgrounds, and some different quests
+ Numerous weapons, armour types, spells, items, and whatnot...
+ Countless ways of developing your character during gameplay (by developing favourite skills, attributes, and combat arts, as well as modifying properties of your armour and weapons...)
+ You can create combos
+ In addition to the traditional swords and bows, there are firearms, muskets, and mines...
+ There is a huge area to explore
+ There are a great number of quests
+ There are portals to facilitate travel between distant areas


Cons:
- You only play as one character and can't create a permanent team. Sometimes an NPC may join you, but only temporarily, and you can neither control him/her nor have access to his/her inventory
- Monster respawning can sometimes be a real pain in the neck... There's too many of them, too often...
- The manual doesn't explain some aspects of the game well. Before you commit yourself to playing the game seriously, it's a good idea to read some extra information on how things work and how to develop your character on the Sacred wiki or find some good forums
- Although the expansions - e.g. Sacred Underworld - introduce some interesting areas and quests, my overal impression was that they were worse thought out than the base game, with fewer good-quality quests or areas
- A few quests broke becasue I accidentally started them "from the end," e.g. I found an item at the beginning before a quest was officially initialised; then, when the quest officially started and I was supposed to find the item, the game acted as if I had not found it, even though I already had it. The result was I couldn't finish the quest. However, I experienced very few quests like that (2 or perhaps 3...)
- Remember that it's a 2005 game, so graphics are a little dated


To conclude, despite a few problems, it's a solid RPG worth getting and spending hours of your life playing it.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Childhood game.
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