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 (8,759 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

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

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
31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
725.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Action? Check
Reaction? Check
Intensity? Check
Cool aliens to shoot and not feel bad about it? Check
Not having to clean up the dead bodies after a good workout? Check
Maze building (and I don't mean having 2-3 options, I mean the whole nine yard of options)? Check
LOADS of diversified weapons, perks and towers? Check

Sadly this game lacks in terms of the sizy of its community, and that's about the only bad thing I can come up about this game.

You like fast-paced FPS Shooters? You like Tower Defense? You like to be faced with increasingly difficult odds and to put your name on some relevant leaderboards (until they reset them, of course)? Then this game's for you.

I'm doing my part eradicating these filthy alien scums... are you?
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35 of 54 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Sanctum 2 is a decent co-op game and I recommend it because it's unique (FPS & Tower Defense hybrid) and fun to play (you can choose from several characters and level up to gain access to different perks).

I don't have many hours on Sanctum 2 because it lacks a good story and doesn't have the greatest graphics. Hopefully Sanctum 3 comes out with a nice story and better graphics. I would definitely buy and play that.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
108.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Sanctum 2 is an FPS Tower Defense Game that can be played alone or with Friends , This game is unique you will be astonished About the graphics this game Has , Sometimes you will just want to stand there .. while a walker is attacking your core Looking at them Shiney Skies and waterfalls ♥♥♥♥ the core .. GO AND SEE THEM GRAPHICS , well to be honest the most beautiful maps are the dlc's really. aside from graphics This game is Tons of fun with friends you know ( Not Strangers :P).

I wont tell the story of my life now so lets get to the point , You want a tower defense game ?! AN FPS? A COOP to enjoy with YOUR SQUAD ??? leveling up system up to 50 lvls ? Various skills to choose from ? good Plot and Characters ? if YES THEN GO BUY IT NOW you wont regret it.

Moving on to what the game has , first weapons , there isnt much weapons to choose from unless you buy the DLC's as I mentioned earlier alot of skills to choose from , Towers are about 12 more are added with DLC's, Characters Aint shabby , Teamwork depends on the team , the main objective is to defend the core from being destroyed by Aliens , such as Walkers , Armoured Heavy , Bubble heads , Hoverers .. etc.... , A player can recieve money and Tower Blocks from teammates , Not to forget this game has Secret chambers once you find them you play a game once you find all secret chambers and win all the games you get an acheivment also in each chamber there will be a secret code , you copy paste the code at a sanctum 2 site , it will show you secret archives :D

Finally , Sanctum 2 is a Spectacular experiecnce for Tower defense lovers , it has achievements and Trading Cards hehe ;) , Im not a Recommendation Expert , but Ive stated some Basic reasons to what this game contain.

10/10 Would Look at dem Views Again :D
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Sanctum 2 picks up where the first one left, More intencity, more focus on combat, towers are more like the second part of combat rather than you being their support like in the first one.

The adition of ranks/levels to unlock guns and towers is a nice adition, ane perks, thanks the gods for perks. Being able to customize your playstyle even further is a godsend!

Only good words for sanctum 2, i was a big fan and worked hard to clear stuff on hardest solo on the first one, now i will prolly do the same here too!

so in short: more intence, more brutal, more strategic, and there is a story this time around!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I love this game, I wish I had more time to play it!
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