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Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence.
Release Date: May 15, 2013
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Huge update / Mac & Linux now available!

August 14

We just set Mac and Linux builds of Sanctum 2 live on the default branch together with a big patch that fixes a lot of stuff.

Read patch notes here: http://forum.coffeestainstudios.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3967

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Reviews

  • “…an intoxicating blend of co-op FPS action and strategic TOWER DEFENSE.” - IGN - 8.5/10
  • "...the most fun I've had with a tower defense game in a long time." - Game Informer - 8.5/10
  • "The original Sanctum was magnificent, and the sequel sounds like it’ll keep me occupied for at least several thousand years." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About the Game

Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence. Outfit your character exactly the way you want through the new and extensive customization system. Choose your own loadout of towers, weapons and perks, but choose wisely because you are humanity’s last defense against the unrelenting hordes set out to destroy it.

Sanctum 2 is a new game completely rebuilt from the ground up using community feedback and innovative design to really push the bar of what an independent studio can do.

Intense Action – Deep Strategy


In Sanctum 2, you will utilize elements from multiple gameplay genres to succeed. Construct towers and walls during the building phase before the enemies attack, then jump into the fray and blast everything to pieces in FPS mode. You can progress through the single-player campaign yourself, or play with up to four friends in co-op to discover the secrets of the planet LOEK III and learn the backstory on why the aliens are so intent on destroying the Cores you are sworn to protect.

Key Features


Building on the success of the original game, Sanctum 2 stands alone as the only true FPS/Tower Defense hybrid. No other title delivers gameplay that seamlessly combines both genres.

  • Tower Defense – Design complex mazes and build powerful towers to stop the enemies from destroying the Cores.
  • First-Person Shooter – Don’t just sit back and watch, jump into the action yourself!
  • Four playable character classes – Each with their own unique strengths, weaknesses and weapons.
  • Vast Customization System – Pick perks or make the game crazy hard by adding Feats of Strength.
  • In-game Visual Novel – Unlock a comic-book page for every map you beat to discover the secrets of LOEK III.
  • Progression System – Increase your rank and unlock new weapons, towers and perks.
  • 4-Player Co-op – Progress through the storyline yourself or team up with other players whenever you want.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible, 512MB VRAM+; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 1,4 GHz Intel i5, 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    • Additional notes: General idea is that you need a Mac that is on par or better than: MacBook Pro 2011, iMac 2011, MacBook Air 2012

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0-compatible, 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Drivers: We recommend using proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers.
Helpful customer reviews
155 of 200 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today I will write a review about a first person tower defense game called Sanctum 2.

A bit about the game and developers.
Sanctum 2 is a sequel to a quite famous first person tower defense game called Sanctum. Both games have been developed and published by a well known company called Coffee Stain Studios. They stand behind many well known titles. The most recent one is Goat Simulator. Yes, they made Goat Simulator.

About Gameplay.
Sanctum 2 is a first person shooter game in which the player has the ability to make a tower maze that will help him defend the core from a lot of numerous enemies. There are a lot of different weapons, towers and enemies in Sanctum 2, every one of them having different strengths and weaknesses. And to be able to experience the game fully, the player should have full party of people with each of them having a different character. I feel the question "why?" coming up next, so I'll just answer it to you now. Each character has his / her own weapon. One has shotgun, one has sniper, one has rocket launcher, one riffle and the newest character has a crossbow. Shotgun character is good against bigger enemies that come running at him. Rocket launcher is good versus swarms of enemies since his damage does not only go on one enemy. Sniper and Crossbow characters are best versus game bosses, since they deal largest amount of damage in one hit. And riffle is good versus pretty much anything, but of course it has smallest damage rate.

Each character can have a secondary weapon. There are many various secondary weapons so the player can fit exactly what they want to fit. There are also different perks in this game, so even those help out. So you could even turn slow, but powerful weapons into very fast, even more powerful weapons. Of course, there are many towers that help you in your victory. There are those towers that are fast, but deal small amount of damage, and then there are those that are slow and yet deal massive amount of damage. Each tower is good for something, and it's up to player to find out what is the best way to make the towers fit in with their game style. There are also a lot of different types of enemies. Some are small, numerous and fast, while others are big, slow and hard to kill.

Unlike the first game, Sanctum 2 feels a bit more open. It feels like you have more space to move, more space to build and more possibilities. On the other hand, this game also introduced leveling system. Each level unlocks different weapons, perks or towers to the player. Leveling is quite easy at start, but that changes later on. And the leveling system actually gives a replay value to the game, since you can always come back to old maps and redo them with your newly unlocked weapons, towers and perks.

Unlike in many other games, DLC's in this game are actually quite good. I am not a fan of DLC's in general so I still think that they are overpriced, but for the amount of money you put into them you get quite a few things back. With the DLC's you get tones of new maps, new characters and quite a few weapons. So the Complete Collection is a pure go from my end.

Graphic and Audio.
Honestly, I was a bit disappointed by the graphic. It does look prettier and there are more details than in the first one, but I just feel like there's many more things that the developers could do to make the game prettier. Audio on the other hand is amazing, and I just enjoyed listening to every song or background sound that the developers put into the game.

Pros, cons and final grade.
Pros:
- Many different maps.
- Characters to chose from.
- DLC's that give an actual new content.
- Various different unlockables.

Cons:
- No ability to change primary weapon until final level.
- Sometimes towers feel useless.

Final Grade: 7.5/10

Extra info: If you are a fan of first person shooters, or maybe tower defense games, then this game is for you. You just can't go wrong with Sanctum 2. You can buy Sanctum 2 over Steam.

In case you like my reviews, please head over to my blog and read the other reviews
http://midnightwolfie.blogspot.com

Thank you very much!
Posted: April 23
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55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
VERY enjoyable! even more fun with friends who dont lag. Build your character how you want it. Make your own playstyle and pick 4 towers and start killing some aliens! I must admit, i only play Sweet autumn for how she looks ;)

10/10

ENjoy ^-^
Posted: August 14
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109 of 159 people (69%) found this review helpful
279.3 hrs on record
Sanctum 2: A Review

You might be wondering, why am I reviewing it now, why not 6 months ago, or even when it came out? The simple truth is this. Sanctum 2 has been out for a little more than a year now and in that time the game itself has gone though many changes. So much so that it is hardly the game it was whence it first arrived on the market. Sure it's always been a FPS/tower defence, but in such a different way than when it was first released that a whopping 3 whole days after it's release, the Devs released a patch that set in motion the game you see before you today.

Now, your time is precious, and I understand that, so for those looking for just the short answer to the question: "Should I buy this game?" That answer is, unequivocally, and without a doubt in my mind, wholeheartedly, seriously why haven't you just pushed the add to cart button and checked out already?!?!

For those of you who are of the more discerning...Steam...Steam-inites? Steam-ies? What suffix do we use to classify the people of our wonderful Steam Community? Hmm I wonder... In any case, for those of you wanting to be convinced, there are several reasons why this is the game for you, your mother, your brother's dog, and that pen-pal Geoffrey who you wrote to and exchanged letters with in primary school from Uzbeki-beki-stan-stan, that always said he was going to come visit, but never really had the means to do so; still it was nice to see someone from the other side of the planet and who had just as many gramatical and spelling errors in their writings as third grade you did back in the day. Yeah, remember Geoffrey? Well even though he wont be visiting "Amerika", he probably now plays this game and if you play this game too, the both of you have the option of text to speech chat! Ah yes, you heard me correctly, TEXT. TO. SPEECH. In an almost Stephen Hawking like manner (until you select your character that is), you can wow the masses with literal pronunciations of the written English language which is always good for a laugh, but terrible for poor old Geoffrey who's been desperately trying to learn how to pronounce words that he couldn't learn from his Speak&Spell.

"Ok, so what's so great about that", you ask as you feel so very smug in your smug chair, wearing your smug bathrobe, listening to smug jazz, sipping your imported smugness coffee/tea/caffinated beverage, and occasionally adjusting your monocle...smuggly. Listen here Smuggy, have you ever heard Stephen Hawking sing the theme to the A-Team? No, you haven't? WELL I HAVE. And this game has let me do that, it sounded much like I thought it would if Stephen Hawking were part of the A-Team. "Big deal", you say? Well a little known fact about Stephen Hawking is that he has relatives, that's right, relatives! And whether they're actually related or not there's a player here in our very own Steam Community who goes by the very similar name of Tiger Hawkins.
*(Flashback)*
Long ago, in a galaxy far far away... he very bravely (and without the use of right pinky) fought off hordes of Lumes (the game's monsters) in a Survival challenge set forth by the Developers in Sanctum 1 with the promise of everlasting fame, fortune, and imortalization within their games. Alone on the battle field his war raged on, until finally, he cleared the threshold of damage being able to be dealt and beat the Devs at their own game! (Actually he just survived the most waves out of anyone...ever) He was imortalized in both games just as the Devs had promised, and he lived happily ever after.
*(End Flashback)*

Feel like the game has been out far too long for you to bandwagon onto? Not a chance! With every new Steam sale, a horde of eager beavers, not unlike yourself, flood through the gates of Elysion One Core Guardian training grounds and look like a bunch of fools until someone with a little more knowhow plays a map with you and corrects the error of your ways. To which you feel a little butt-hurt about it and you go off and play single player for a while until you realize that "HOLY CRAP, THIS ISN'T LIKE OTHER FPS GAMES IN WHICH THE ONLINE COMMUNITY IS JUST FULL OF RUDE ASSHATS AND TROLLS, AND THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO HELP ME LEARN!!!!" (*cough* sorry, accidental capslock and whatnot)
Seriously, the co-op community in Sanctum 2 is very quick to come to the defense of someone who is 1.) New. 2.) Under Attack. or 3.) Being yelled by someone who they themselves aren't pulling their own weight.

Want to be UBER L33T 360 NOSCOPE 420BLAZE-IT and go charging in head first, not a care in the world, complete disregard for your own safety for the sake of your own team mates? Go right ahead, so long as you have the right perks equiped. "Wait a minute, there's perks too?" Yes, there are. There are TONS of them, and you get to pick a few per map to help customize your own play style. Don't feel as though you need to be the guy mentioned above as you would rather spend your time building a map so that your towers do all the hard work? Sure, that's possible too! Find that you're at neither extreme and would like to join the rest of us under the Bell-curve? Great, see you there! *high five*

Character skins, DLC maps, guns, perks, DEATH, Sanctum two has it all! But wait, order now in the next immediate time frame and CoffeeStain studios will supersize your order by throwing in their trademark easter eggs! Ever wanted to occupy your character with some rad-arcade-gaming action while you wait for your online friends to decide whether to upgrade this tower over here, or that one over there? BOOM! Wish granted! There are game stations that you can find in game maps that will allow you to play games within the game! Game-ception! (Except that I really hate this trend of adding "ception" to anything that happens within itself. Yes the movie started it all, but the title when way over your heads. Inception, was what it was called because of the plot point of planting the seed of an idea, not because they needed to go 12 billion layers deep! Whatever, Game-ception!)

If that last point hasn't convinced you then there's not so much more I can do to convince you other than letting you know that this game has a super chill soundtrack, significant amounts of replay-ability, and you get to shoot things in the face/back/butt/weakspot, causes you to think and then punishes you for making bad decisions, and when you finally manage to beat it, you enable the Feats of Strength, and relearn every single mechanic the game has with expert precision, timing, and bragging rights per wave when the MVP status is awarded.
Buy the game.
Buy the DLC.
And maybe, just maybe, this wonderful game will reunite you with Geoffrey.
Posted: July 3
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Sanctum 2 is really nice mix of styles. FPS and Tower Defense mix very effectively in this good game that will hook you if you are a fan of these genres. Not exactly a masterpiece, but a very enjoyable game that is worth its price. although some people that played the first one find this one much worst, I can almost assure you that this game will be a fun way to spent at least 10-20 hours of your time, no matter what you expect of it.
Posted: April 27
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44 of 63 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Fun to play, addicting and fresh; FP TD with the cheesiness to make it fun, but not overloaded on it. great game! didn't play the first one but this game sure made my day. Also cheep too!! 8)
Posted: June 22
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353 of 425 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
There is like 1 billion different Tower Defense games out there.
Most use the conventional 2D top view to keep it simple.

But there are some jewels that don't follow these old views.. jewels like Dungeon Defenders, Orcs Must Die and Sanctum!
Sanctum 2 is definetly not an easy TD game but for sure a fun and challenging one!

Playing this game in coop mode gets you the most out of it and it's also the most fun way to play the game in my opinion.

If you like Tower Defense games, then Sanctum 2 is a MUST buy!
Posted: November 26, 2013
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