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.
User reviews: Very Positive (7,377 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2013

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"The perfect mix between first person shooter and tower defense."

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August 14

Huge update / Mac & Linux now available!

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 This 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.

System Requirements

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    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
    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
    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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
134.3 hrs on record
i loved this game and i addicted it as much

- Make a Good Maze .
- Build a Good Towers And Overcharge them.
- Shoot Enemies in the Red area to give more Damage to them .
- Sometimes Use Your long range Weapons to survive long enough with Some Maps
- Watch out flies if you Got hurt by them you run slowly.
- Buy DLC'S < They Are so Sweet.
- Here You Gooooo !!!!
- musics in some maps are another world :) just amazing
- If You Feel The game Too easy for you Then try to Enable 5 Feats Of Strength.


i don't Like Much Playing Strategy and Tactic Games but With This One i Really enjoyed <3
10 / 10 from me ^^! .
Posted: October 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Sanctum 2 is just amazing, even better then the original. Combining First Person Shooters and Tower Defence into one was an amazing idea, but giving it a bigger storyline and more in-depth characters just made it so much better. The DLC's for Sanctum 2 just add to an already amazing story. With it's up to 4 player co-op, perk system and vast array of weapons, it really made me want to just keep playing it. The only things that drags it down are the limited amount of towers, only three tiers for towers and the lack of upgradeable weapons. Strongly suggested for people who greatly enjoyed the original.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
First of all - If you like Sanctum 1 you will like it too (for me as minimum), it's same game with amazing improvements (characters, weapons, towers, maps, modern FPS RPG style atc...) + good story line for game this type, it becomes more active in Character gameplay and didn't lost "Sancum"s deep Tactical gameplay.
Second, if you don't know what I'm talking about - it's the FPS tower defence, where you must make tactical decisions, build towers and also need to shoot enemies, it's amazing and deep Tactical game with FPS elements, where wins smart choice and teamplay, RPG style character improvements gives this game more strategic/tactical freedom (what skill to take, or what tower-weapons).
Shortly - it's amazing game with quite cheap price for it, Really, 100% Recommend...
Posted: September 27
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Great multiplayer game and also fun for solo play.
Really enjoyable, pick it up if its £10 or less.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Best Hybrid Game!
Posted: October 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
This is a very good game. it blends the tower defense and fps aspects very well.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Fat autistic white male sim 2785
Posted: October 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.4 hrs on record
grappig spel :D
Posted: October 12
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Epic game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: October 15
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
"Sanctum 2" As with previous releases, a bold blend of FPS and tower defense elements, but unlike its predecessor, the practical effect of the game much better. Sequel will mix and match all the elements and go in the right direction, improvements in almost all respects on the basis of the original. People play addictive, IGN also gave high evaluation absolute 8.5.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
This is like the best TD I ever played. Skill tree? Check. Tons of towers at your disposal? Check. Endless replayability? Check! This game is definitely worth it.
Posted: October 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
90.3 hrs on record
This game is ridiulously entertaining in co-op. Even though the last 2 DLC-campaigns were a little easy, there are still some really tough maps and you will have countless hours of fun :^)
Posted: October 19
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
0reat game
Posted: October 6
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
I wouldnt call this game good. The first game was so good and had a great gameplay with the player relying on their guns only when their towers failed. This game, however, barely implements towers as a viable defense system and thus makes the player rely on their guns, something that is doesn't make in context of the last game. The gameplay by itself isn't very interesting, either. I wouldn't reccomend spending money on this.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I did not like Sanctum 2. First of all, Sanctum 2 just did not have fun gameplay. I did not like the so called story because there really wasn't one. I know I shouldn't say that because some games don't have story, but this game just didn't. It wasn't even clear why they were in a sci-fi world or had these monsters trying to attack them.I thought this game was going to be similar to the game Orcs must die or Orcs must die 2 (That's why I bought it), but it was the more awful version of orcs must die. I did not like the monsters, traps and the voice acting. I played it with my friends, and they didn't like it either. I got this game in a humble bundle, but if youre going to buy this off of the steam store don't. This game is worth probably like $2.00 not the $14.99 it costs. Do not get this game, it is really bad for $14. For $5.00 I'll buy it, but not the price it really is.
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Great game mechanics, polish, and much better than the first game.

But it has no 'soul'.
Posted: September 30
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
192.5 hrs on record
Sanctum 2 has terrible Linux support. Not only does it run much less smoothly than its Windows counterpart, it frequently crashes. On some levels (such as "Canopy") it will crash 100% of the time. Changing the MPAA graphic setting also reliably causes a crash. Sometimes the game will freeze, making you forcefully close it, or X server must be restarted, or the OS must be restarted entirely. No combination of GPU drivers, GPU settings or game graphics settings resolves this.

Sanctum 2 is brought to you by the same developers as Goat Simulator, the game that's so buggy users have decided (as you will see from MetaCritic reviews) that they must have developed it buggy >>on purpose<< as a joke. But the joke is on us, the consumers, for paying for such shoddy software as this developer puts out and refuses to fix.
Posted: October 4
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Trully I don't know why i bought this game.
I was looking for a good tower defence game and I see an FPS with some elements of tower defence.
Its a pitty.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
88.5 hrs on record
I dislike this game as a tower defense game because it isn't. A few maps are heavily dependent upon towers at easier difficulties but you quickly discover that the right combination of character and weapon can do more damage than all your towers combined, and hard mode is designed with this in mind. There are some levels where you can do 90% of the total damage done and still lose the round. And then the designers start trying to achieve greater difficulty by throwing in enemies that are 100% immune to towers, and then gimmicky enemies that towers stop targetting and then they return to 100% health if you don't kill them by yourself fast enough.

The worst part is that they have all the elements for perfection. Their map design is really creative but then they only give you a few walls and towers to work with, leaving you feeling like a kid drooling at the lego box for the Millenium Falcon but then looking down at your hand and realizing you only have a dozen blocks to work with. When you only have 2 towers going into round four and maybe 5 or 6 towers going into the final round, there's not much stategy. The game would be more more fun if you were given far more walls and towers and the outcome were determined more by your maze building and tower placement skills, rather than picking the right weapons and perks and then showing off on youtube by killing all the enemies without even bothering to build your token towers.

I thought this would be less of a problem in survival mode but there is no true survival mode. Survival is just normal mode with the normal waves but it repeats after the last wave and just boosts the health, speed, and regen of enemies by a LOT. So rather than being a mode where you can try to build the perfect setup and then see how many waves of every increasing monsters you can last through, you're instead just left with another form of hard mode that lasts maybe two or three times as long as normal.

I've never seen a game be SO close to perfection and then just ruin it with poor design choices. But if you like PVE FPS then I do still recommend this game for you. Just don't expect much tower strategy in hard mode or you'll be disappointed.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
You need this game in your life, if you love Goat simulator and need a Game, pick this up you won't be disappointed
9/10
Posted: October 11
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