Super Sanctum TD is a retro-styled Tower Defense game that focuses on strategy, customization and replayability. Build advanced mazes and construct powerful towers to prevent alien hordes from reaching the Core!
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Very Positive (1,365 reviews) - 89% of the 1,365 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 9, 2013

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“One of the best purchases I can recommend”
9.5/10 – GameZone

“Far better than an extra gun skin for Sanctum 2”
Kotaku

“I can’t believe I missed this gem of a game.”
9.5/10 – ZTGD

About This Game

Super Sanctum TD is a retro-styled Tower Defense game that focuses on strategy, customization and replayability. Build advanced mazes and construct powerful towers to prevent alien hordes from reaching the Core! When the aliens swarm your maze and everything seems lost, use active abilities like Air Strike and Freeze to tilt the battlefield to your advantage!

Strategy and skill are leading principles of Super Sanctum TD. Carefully choose your loadout of towers and active abilities before each level to make sure you can handle everything that will be thrown at you. Each battle is rewarded depending on your performance, and you can use these rewards to gain access to Perks that let you tweak and specialize your strategies even more!

  • Carefully plan your maze to master the game on all difficulties.
  • Towers like Gatling, Flamer and the Automatic Crowd Pummeler, all with their own individual strengths.
  • Intercept enemies from reaching the Cores with active abilities like Smart Bomb and Gravity Shift!
  • Vast perk system that lets you specialize specific towers, abilities, and more!
  • Prove yourself as the ultimate Core defender by defeating the game on all difficulties and game modes.
  • Square up against the best for a spot on the leaderboard by putting your deadliest strategies to the test in Survival Mode!

Super Sanctum TD has recently recieved a major overhaul with a revamped UI, new perk system and rebalanced gameplay!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX-Compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB Free Space
    • Sound: DirectX-Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
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Very Positive (1,365 reviews)
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StalkerJR | ¡ Viva Argentina !
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Very funny and addictive! Recommend!
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Molotov Slacker
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
It's better than Sanctum but not a classic TD. For some reason TD games went from being about towers to being about either tacked on first person shooters or goofy magic/skills. Loaded this up and I was like yes, finally just a TD game... this was shortlived. Here come the "skills" facepalm, yeah a whole galaxy of junk to help out when your maze fails and it will because the game is desgined around this hokey crap instead of tower defense. Placing a tower during a phase called "Planning Phase" and before the next wave cost money... if I'm planning and change my mind it shouldn't cost money... the tower tiles don't but towers do 50% iirc.

I dunno this is a game genre that PC gaming is killing but it is absoluetly flourishing on Android, probably why I have an emulator on my desktop to play my TD apps in... smh.

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Darktoad
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Easier to get into than the Sanctum FPS tower defence games.
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[D2N] Demon
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game was like a retro TD
Its easy to play and even cute too watch
Since the graphic is so old either
But even when you full screen its cant gave you a full
But it will have a space in the right and left side of your screen
6/10 for me
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Lano
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
You find better TD's on kongregate.
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rutare
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
A pretty fun and well designed tower defence game. I don't think it's worth the price their charging however. Maybe wait for a sale, then buy it.
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Many minds One[U2,1991] duchovny
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
i bought this for 30 cents



its ♥♥♥♥
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Observer (2)
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Fun little small tower defense game with many buildings and enemies. A little challenging but fun nonetheless.

5/10
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dogesplosion
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
well you can use it as a time killer.
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UNLIMITED POWA
( 136.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
I haven't put much time into defense grid the awakening yet to see if i start liking it more but this is the best tower defense by far i've played. I saw one person not recommending this because of not being able to beat a level. Maybe its one of the levels i'm stuck at on hard but didn't have too much trouble on normal. That's what you want from hard mode. The survival mode alone is worth the price. Havent messed around with defense grid enough to see if it has survival but i like the controller support. Where's Super sanctum TD 2 with some next gen 2d graphics is what i want to know. I didn't think much of the fps sanctums. Orcs must die has that crown. I'll probably grab OMD some time if it has a survival ranked global leader board like this does and most games should have. Super sanctum TD is a well pollished tower defense that every tower defense fan should own. It has that one more go feel i dont really get from others tower defense games. Maybe DGTA will give me it if i put more time in.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
261 of 303 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2014
Bought for 29p
Sold trading cards for 24p
5p well spent
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56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Don't let the look of this game fool you. If you're a fan of Tower Defense then I guarantee you'll find hours of fun in this. The ability to level up, use player skills, assign talents to amp your towers or even your personal skills depending on the map you're on. This is all alongside creating your own maze by placing blocks just like you do in the original Sanctum games. This is certainly worth the few dollars their asking. You wont be disappointed.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
One hell of an addictive TD!

It starts off rather simple, though after a few rounds it'll quickly become complex and rather difficult. Chances are you'll have to re-do some of the more complicated maps once or twice, but what's a game without any challenge? Definitely recommend it.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2015
Super Sanctum TD is typical towers defense game, nothing more, nothing less.
Yes, this game looks on screenshots like 20 years old game which may be repulsive. I don't even know why I started to play this game, but for sure I didn't have any expectations. And I realised that I have 13 hours playtime. That was good time for sure. This game is well designed, difficulty level grows with every level, so it's not so hard to start but it's getting difficult after some time. But you will want to pass only one level, and next after that, and maybe next... And so on.
Generally very well designed, polished and properly balanced piece of a game. It's really hard to find something as good in such a price. Good job.

VERDICT:
If you're a fan of tower defence games, this is good one. Try it, you won't regret.
If you have only few bucks and want to play for long hours, this is it!

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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Super Sanctum TD is a suprisingly well-balanced, challenging tower defense game. The 8-bit throw-back graphics conceal an exceedingly tightly crafted game that is both enjoyable and, unlike most tower defense games, it has tense moments of agonizing decisions since it has bevy of immediate effect super-powers that you can deploy occassionally.

I admire this game for it's design and I am here not as much to write a review, but to thank the authors for their fine work. Thank you!
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46 of 63 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
First off, I do actually like the game. I really do. It is quite pleasing aesthetically, and has a great system in place that lets you play the game how you want.

Problem is, how you want to play the game might not be very successful.

It is of this gamer's opinion that a tower defense game should not be a puzzle game. There should not be a narrow band of builds that will actually grant victory among an immense number of combinations that could be played. With 15 different towers and 17 skills, picking just four of each can be difficult, yes, but it affords the player the ability to define how they want to go about defending their cores, and that's not even counting the perk points, which add another layer of depth and customization. This system by itself is fantastic, but the execution that makes use of it is rather poor.

There is progression; not everything is available from the start. This progression, however, cuts off quite fast. Everything is unlocked at the point of hitting level 12, but the levels keep going, rather pointlessly. Perk points are gained differently, at a rate of 1 per completed map, and when you feel like you're not powerful enough to get past a particular map, there's a problem.

Now, I can understand a TD needing some strategy; if one doesn't make you think about what you're doing, then it's probably not very good. SSTD, though, feels like it asks too much of strategy, putting the player on a very fine line between perfection and failure. I was doing fine with this game through the first few levels. I made a blunder here and there, and learned from what were clear mistakes (setting all Violators to attack the highest HP targets was a bad idea, for the record). There were some tougher levels that took me a couple attempts to figure out, but it felt okay. The challenge was fair. Then along came Works.

Works is the map that I feel enforces an unfair level of difficulty and shows that the game really wants you to use a very specific setup to get through it. I have taken numerous attempts at it with different builds and have yet to even see the boss wave. I have beat my head against it long enough that I don't really care to continue. Maybe it's a fluke, maybe the rest aren't so bad after it, but I'm not going to put myself through the torture of trying to figure out the exact combination of towers and skills it takes to get through this map that seems to have too much of everything.

Sure, I could just use the magic of Youtube and look for a setup that gets through it so I could continue, but that's not how I play; I would get no sense of accomplishment and may as well have used Cheat Engine to bypass the level in terms of enjoyment. When a game completely shuts down a player's ability to progress, without giving them an opportunity to either adequately learn what they're doing wrong or power up to overcome the challenge, then there is a significant problem that needs to be addressed.

The game doesn't need to be easy; it just needs to cater to more than an elite 1% of builds. Don't tell the gamers how to play their game.
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55 of 79 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
its literally 60 cents right now and ive played it for over 60 minutes id say that its worth it
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38 of 51 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
If you are a fantatic of tower defense games. THIS is a game you need to have in your collection! It isnt like the other sanctum games where you have a character to play. But this is just a truely fun TD arcarde-ish game <3

10/10

ENjoy ^-^
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
121.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
I spend hours playing this, it's addictive and fun. The Sanctum theme is awesome.
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40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2013
interesting little retro tower defense game.

got it from a groupees bundle and like it.
seems to have many levels, a lot of different enemies, bosses and towers.
its simple to understand and addicting.

sad is that i dont know how to play fullscreen, its only running in a little window on my computer :O

anyway, its fun and even worth the full price on steam!
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