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 (9,591 reviews) - 91% of the 9,591 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2013

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September 28, 2015

Sanctum Free Week / Autumn Sale 2015



Hey Core Guardians!

We figured it would be nice to add some more friends to the community ːskyesmileː, so we’re running a Free Week / Autumn Sale on all our Sanctum titles. That’s right, you and your friends can play Sanctum, Sanctum 2 and Super Sanctum TD for free the entire week!

During the week, you can also save up to 85% on Sanctum, Sanctum 2 and Super Sanctum TD.

Hope you'll enjoy it! ːsteamhappyː

/Anton
Coffee Stain Studios

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB Free Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB Free Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 1,4 GHz Intel i5, 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB Free 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: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0-compatible, 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB Free Space
    • Drivers: We recommend using proprietary NVIDIA/AMD drivers.

    Important Notice: Don't meet the above requirements? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Sanctum 2. Visit the community page to share your experience with other Linux players. Your feedback will help us improve Sanctum 2 on Linux and future Linux releases!

    Notice: ATI chipsets are currently unsupported for Sanctum 2 Linux.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0-compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB Free Space
    • Drivers: We recommend using proprietary NVIDIA/AMD drivers.
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
I haven't ever played in the Tower Defense genre, but the idea of a FPS hybrid made me curious.

For sure, it was different then I had imagined when originally checking out the game, but in a good way.

Alien environments with a nice combination of FPS and Tower Defense gameplay, as advertised.

I don't know if it is something I would ever go at alone, but with friends it was amazing.

If you like games that rely heavily on team coordination and want something you can co-op with your friends, then this game is worth checking out.

The overall concept is really great, in my opinion, and the visuals are nice on the eyes compared to the urban environments I usually find myself in.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Sanctum 2 is a nice Tower Defense / First Person Shooter mix. It is good fun, especially if played with friends (up to four). It's good to discuss strategies, and you can build effective teams by choosing wisely the various characters and their abilities and guns. You level up as you play, and you discover new ways to horribly murder the various horrible monsters that the game vomits against you.

If you find the game too easy for your taste, you can add "feats of strength" to increase the difficulty level. This also gives the game good replay value (together with its DLC/Season Pass!). Recommended! :--)
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
Sanctum 2 took the best parts of the Original and brought it to the next level, adding something of a story to the mix, expanding on the First person shooter aspect by allowing the player to traverse through the game world from one level to the next and involves the player more in the defense as opposed to just focusing on towers. Visually speaking, Sanctum 2 is crisper, cleaner and more up to date with graphics of newer games even though it was released in 2013. There were some changes to the tower building component as well as the use of personal weapons. In the original you built towers by spending resources, now you are given a number of towers to start with and can place them anywhere, with more towers given to you upon completion of each wave. This makes the challenge a little different as it may take a few waves to redirect the flow of enemies. The changes to personal weapons are that you now need to reload, as opposed to the auto-reload of the original. This makes it more realistic and presents challenge by forcing you to manage your ammunition.

I thought Sanctum 2 took everything to the next level and was a great sequel from a pretty fun game. It has similar options to the first regarding single player or multiplayer, so if you enjoyed playing the original Sanctum you should really enjoy Sanctum 2.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
I could type up a really long review of how great this game is... but I'd rather play it instead ;)
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
In short, Sanctum 2 is what happens when tower defense meets first person. Imagine playing Starcraft sunken D with Jim Raynor randomly standing around somewhere, except you're dead smack in Raynor's shoes looking through his visor.

Besides being physically appealing, Sanctum 2 delivers, to say the least, some diverse and varied game play thanks to it's FPS incarnation. The primary objective in the maps is to keep enemies away from destroying your power core. Enemies come in varied shapes, forms, sizes, and abilities. The most annoying enemies are the flying ones that seem to ignore tower/brick placements. Other enemies can be small and quick or large and slow. The big enemies all have a certain sweet spot you need to shoot in order to take them down accordingly. The characters within the game (4 all together) all have differing abilities but are more or less the same in strength. I personally chose the girl with the double jump ability because you can't beat jumping in mid air and defying gravity. Their weapons also differ and special. The more shots my character successfully lands on an enemy means the more damage the subsequent bullet will deal. Besides normal rate of firing, the character also has a secondary firing system for their weapons which can be triggered by pressing RB. Alternatively, players can swap between two weapons as seen in Halo series. The secondary weapon also has the ability for alternative fire. Tower bases can be placed in certain locations (as seen on the HUD mini map), and actual gun towers cannot be placed freely. Bases guide enemies and only a certain amount is given every wave. Gun and base combinations are possible but only if bases are available. Unlike starcraft multi player defense games, not every base can host a tower. Tower's cost a pretty penny by themselves, the player also has to take into consideration whether to install a new tower or to upgrade an old one. Some of the tower types include a gunner, a shock proximity sort of machine, a tower that slows enemies down (very handy), gatling gun, and not limited to rockets.

Graphics are pretty spot on and resemble a cross between Cloudbuilt, Borderlands and Call of Juarez. Sounds do immerse one into the game and gun fire sounds somewhat futuristic and accurate. The towers make different noises depending which one you install and the enemies all sound like their a bat out of hell. I should mention the heads-up display (HUD) has been done with great care. It is hard to keep track of towers and which way enemies will go, there is a minimap provided to show you the route in which enemies take, which also shows where your blocks/towers are and at what level your towers are at. This is insanely handy.

Overall a good game with a decent price. I would highly recommend the purchase on sale. I personally like it for taking a step in a daring direction. It isn't easy to mix a tower defense and FPS concept together.

RATING : 7.25/10

ScreenShots :

The mini map plays a huge role in planning
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