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.
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Very Positive (105 reviews) - 93% of the 105 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,903 reviews) - 91% of the 9,903 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2013

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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.
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[MNI] JEFF
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Really GOOD GAME
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TRIGGERED
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
10 out of 10. BEST GAME EVER! Jst kidding it sucks. just kdding love it. make more like this
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Toaster CSGOHOUSE.COM
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
i love this game. its really fun and memorable especially with friends where you go into sand box and blast away at them and invent challenges for games i can already see myself having fun with me and my friends
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hitt.william
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This is a fantastic tower defense title. It includes multiple playable characters along with numerous weapons, towers, and perks. These various possibilities, along with the maze creation in each map, give the game a very creative feel. You can create a build to play close-range, long-range, or anywhere in between. You can play the entire game in co-op, creating complementary builds. The base game itself is a good length, and each DLC adds not just more content, but enemies which fundamentally change the way that you play. Until now, Orcs Must Die 2 was my favorite title of this nature. Sanctum 2 has overtaken it for the top spot. My only gripe with the title is the final level of the base game, which sends multiple "bosses" (enemies that can destroy your blocks and towers) without a chance to re-build. I was eventually able to beat this map with the help of an online guide, but I found the solution to be very unintuitive, requiring towers which I had not needed before and would not need again.
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<Mr.F> [Hax]
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
played this a little for free when it was. totally worth the eleven quid and id get it again if i hadnt already completed it so quickly, dont rush it for the full experience
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GangsterDuck
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Great game just wonderful beautiful levels and just amzing game play. i played with my friend and we just had so much fun plz do try this game its really great and just have fun 10/10 will play agian
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SOUPLEX AND LEAN
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Failed the last level 10 times using recommended guides, super charged a single focus tower and won first try 10/10
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( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
This game is fun to play with friend




Score : 7/10
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Reality
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Really fun with friends.
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jump then land on a pineapple:)
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
this game made my steam life go to the next level. thankyou sanctum 2
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
only played for a short while, but can already see my social life going to hell
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
217.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This is by far one of the best and most fun experiences I've had. There's a certain magic to this game that brings people together. Some of my best memories were playing this game with people I've never met and having a blast making our way through all the missions. But enough with my sentiment for this game let's see what's good about it.

This is the sequel to the world's first FPS Tower Defense hybrid and it definitely shows. there's way more content than the previous one could even dream of having. More enemies, more customization with an all new perks system, weapons and towers, and classes each with special abilities. Also, it has a lot more maps and an actual story with some hidden backstory. It even features maps from the original Sanctum.

The multiplayer is by far the best part of this game and is what kept me coming back for more. The community is so nice, I have never come across anyone toxic. Even if I would mess up they'd give me feedback to improve my game and not make that mistake again. The community is always friendly towards newcomers, and will not hesitate to answer questions to help you get better.

The maps seem small, but are so much bigger than they look with secrets everywhere, places to explore and mines to help you out so that finding the secrets aren't so pointless. With cool areas to explore, arcade machines with games, and codes that can be entered on a site to get more backstory, pretty much every level is hiding something.

There are very few flaws with this game, but not every game is perfect. First of all, when you get into higher level play with added difficulty, there seems to be very little freedom with setups to use, despite the vast amount of customizability. But the levels are still fun to do regardless. Also, this isn't a game that is meant for soloers. The game is very unforgiving later on in high level play, and you have to mostly rely on your towers to do damage and you just simply don't get enough resources solo to do it alone, but finding people shouldn't be a problem with the great community. Also, this game does use text to speech. it is a hilarious tool that has made me laugh many times. It features commands to alter your voice, and you can even sing songs with it!

Like most indie games, it goes on sale often so I would reccommend picking it up along with all the DLCs. it is an addicting game with much fun to be had, many levels to explore, and conquer. With an amazing community to back you up along the way. I would reccommend it even if it wasn't on sale simply because it's that good. If this isn't reason enough to pick this game up I don't know what is. Just pick this game up and give it a go, I promise it's well worth it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game is great, if you have friends...... *goes back to sadness*
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
A new kind of game mixing fps and tower defense. Didn't play the previous game but I really liked the idea :)

recommend 100%

p.s.:look at my amused face,I'm not a liar ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Failed the last level 10 times using recommended guides, super charged a single focus tower and won first try 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Great game just wonderful beautiful levels and just amzing game play. i played with my friend and we just had so much fun plz do try this game its really great and just have fun 10/10 will play agian
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
played this a little for free when it was. totally worth the eleven quid and id get it again if i hadnt already completed it so quickly, dont rush it for the full experience
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Really fun with friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
i love this game. its really fun and memorable especially with friends where you go into sand box and blast away at them and invent challenges for games i can already see myself having fun with me and my friends
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Sanctum 2 is a brilliant mix of shooter and tower defense, it stays exillerating even after hours of play, highly recommend!
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