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 (9,761 reviews) - 91% of the 9,761 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.
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Recommended for who enjoy wave based FPS & Tower Defend Gamer
Not recommend for Adventure / Role-Playing Gamer

+Exciting wave based FPS
+Neat tower management
+Unlimited upgrade for tower!
+Allow to change character in each level
+Allow to reload ammo while switch to other weapon!
+Many perks!
+Enemy has weak spot
+Variety creature behaviour
+Variety Maps
+Explore map to find mine
+Share credits with friends!
+Replayability for new defence tactic
+Survival Mode, Sandbox Mode & More
+Variety of tower & perk made a lot choice of playing style

-Weapon impact effect is too dull!
-Wait for loading to change game setting each play
-Comic story presentation
-Limited costume
-Very difficult to get full steam achievement

ENJOYMENT: 8/10

GRAPHIC QUALITY:
*Score of 7.8/10 (2013)

GAME DIFFICULTY:
*Adjustable before start

COMPLETION TIME:
*Around 13-33 hours

GAME MODE:
= Singleplayer (Linear Story)
= Mulitplayer (Coop)

REPLAY VALUE?
*Yes, if you enjoy building towers & shooting
*No, if you not planning to make a strategy improvement

MORE INFORMATION:
*GameSpot review score 8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbUkZM7UM2Y

FILE SIZE:
*4.6GB

WOTH BUYING?
*Yes, for normal price; Or can wait for sales 80% off
*No, without other DLC
*It is a good collection for PvE gamer

BUYING STANDALONE OR COMPLATE PACK?
*Definitely complete pack! Because DLC provide more choice of playing style & story continue!
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21 of 26 people (81%) 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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
8.5/10 - Action Packed Tower Defense on Steroids!

I really dig this game! It's tower defense unlike any other. You assume a first person shooter role and actively defend the paths you create. Best played with friends online, multiplayer does work so expect others to join in on the fun! There are several characters to choose from and a plethora of large, interesting maps/levels to play. Your excitement and stress levels will peak in this one!

I'm most impressed with the hybrid implementation in this game; it’s a perfect blend of FPS and strategic tower defense. I always find players online that are willing to join in and help defend against the treacherous aliens. In my opinion this game exceeds the original game; it's extremely active, controls and game play are more fluid and enjoyable. This one has a pretty high replay value for sure.

Worth $10; I usually see on sale so wait for that. Add me! I'll play anytime!

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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
146.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Simply unique. Requires extremely good teamplay at max difficulty. Payday 2 and Rainbow 6 Siege are easy compared to this.
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