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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Release Date: May 15, 2013

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  • “…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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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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Magicalminepig
35.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
like sanctum, but with more rooty tooty point n' shooty action
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bholt3
63.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
I thoroughly enjoyed this game. Playing with friends or alone, the game play was always fun. I'm a big fan of tower defense (ever since Warcraft 3 mods), and the FPS element keeps it even more involved and interesting. I played the first Sanctum quite a bit as well, and this one is a great upgrade. I highly recommend this game.
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CtrlAltDelightful
14.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
Watch out for the long 4 legged testicle headed aliens, they are strange mutha f**kers.

10/10
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Yes #2
79.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
TL;DR: Great co-op game, some glitches, DLC recommended. Get it when 50% off.

Pros:
Excellent for co-op.
Even better co-op with friends.
Strange mix of stuff that makes you return to play.

Cons:
Bugs and glitches, annoying but you can life with them just fine.
To get most of the game past lvl 35 you either have to have DLC or focus on self improvement.
The price is little... more that one would wish, if you count DLC that is kinda needed.

Verdict:
Great game, good price if on 50% sale.
Season Pass DLC adds a lot of possibilities and maps.

Britech Skin pack... the faces are ... aww.
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Russ
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
Sanctum 1 is better. and probably cheaper. This game just did not feel as fun as Sanctum 1 and I found that it strayed too far from its Tower Defence roots.
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Mohamed Kolipop
11.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
there isn't many successful games like this, i think the most near it in the gameplay mechanics is orcs must die series, you will get the most enjoyment by playing it multiplayer
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BubbaBD93
19.7 hrs
Posted: September 16
Awesome game. Great mix of FPS and tower defense strategy. Variety of towers to build. Can be very creative choosing how to set up defenses in a level... no one right way to do things. Multiple characters, weapons, and perks to choose from for your character. This game is definitely a hidden gem a lot of people don't know about.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
One of my favorite games on my whole steam list. I would punch a baby for more replayability on this game or Sanctum 3.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
great game! Tripping soundtracks
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Liked the first Sanctum? I did so I recommend that too but boy oh boy! This tops the amazing game spectrum with an whopping 12/10! It has aliens, action, sci-fi and a truck load of traps, towers, guns and aliens. Don't miss out on this fun so go ahead and get the game! You won't regret it.

Stellar graphics are also involved in this game with its' killer concepts and artistic values.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
NOTICE: This review is only for the normal game, none of the DLCs!
Very unique style!
Running is kind of floaty and jumping as well.

Kind of restricted with the lack of Towers you can use.
Theme is also kind of boring.

Past all that, very good game nonetheless!
Nice storyline, EXCELLENT graphics & Voice Acting.

8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
110.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I liked this alot, because it was very challenging. So if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
A fun FPS and tower defence game at the same time. 9/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
If you're looking for a nice co-op tower defense game to play with your friends, definitely buy Sanctum 2
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This game made me want to eat breakfest
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359 of 435 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
There is like 1 billion different Tower Defense games out there.
Most use the conventional 2D top view to keep it simple.

But there are some jewels that don't follow these old views.. jewels like Dungeon Defenders, Orcs Must Die and Sanctum!
Sanctum 2 is definetly not an easy TD game but for sure a fun and challenging one!

Playing this game in coop mode gets you the most out of it and it's also the most fun way to play the game in my opinion.

If you like Tower Defense games, then Sanctum 2 is a MUST buy!
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151 of 164 people (92%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
962.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2015
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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