Sacrifice is the acclaimed real-time strategy game that focuses on combat instead of resource gathering. The only two resources you'll need to worry about are mana and souls. Need more units? Capture the souls of your enemy. Cast spells of awesome power.
User reviews: Very Positive (149 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2000

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Sacrifice is the acclaimed real-time strategy game that focuses on combat instead of resource gathering. The only two resources you'll need to worry about are mana and souls. Need more units? Capture the souls of your enemy. Cast spells of awesome power. Choose which gods to support and you will be rewarded with a different selection of spells.
Banish your enemy by sacrificing one of your allies at his altar...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pentium 300Mhz
    • Memory: 64MB
    • Graphics: DirectX
    • DirectX®: 7
    • Hard Drive: 650MB
    • Sound: DirectSound
Helpful customer reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Sacrifice is a game that is old, but still looks good and is perfectly playable, even online.
It is a third person perspective... RTS game :)
You play as a sorcerer who can summon creatures, order them to follow, move, attack, etc.
Your units are very unique and the best part is, they are given to you by the gods, that give you certain missions.
If you work against certain gods, you can forget about their units, but you get others instead.
And they don't behave the same, they have different skills... You can often alternate or even redeem yourself in the eyes of angered gods, which allows for a very replayable game.
The resources for summons are souls, which can be re-used for your creatures, or captured, for enemy creatures.
The AI are good, that makes the game hard. Very, very hard :)
Plus, the voice acting is kind of legendary in this game. There really is no urge to skip the lines of the gods, they are fantastic :) I played the game some time ago, but it seems like Steam version works, but doesn't offer full HD. My version had it, possibly a third party patch?

I highly recommend this game.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I bought this game in its original big cardboard box + jewel case (who remembers those) when it was released back in 2000 (just looked in my cupboard and the cardboard box is still there ha), and man i can honestly say this is 1 of the best games i have ever played. I lost one of the discs over the years and then it popped up on my radar on offer here on Steam and i just had to pick it up.

This game probably has one of the best stories ever (not just for when it was released, but even nowadays). Obviously the graphics are dated at this stage, but back then games were made with quality, not like these days (hell looking at the cardboard box now, the effort alone put in to the art on the box is beyond anything iv seen in recent years)

If you want a game that has 5 different endings and hours of narrative story dialog. Then pick this game up. Back in those days i did not have proper internet so never truely got to try out the multiplayer, only ever managed to do skirmishes against the AI. Now that i have this again on Steam i seriously hope it has an active MP base to play with.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This is a masterpiece, indeed. For people who love unique strategies like Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, this one is a musthave. It was very unique experience, I've replayed it couple times and enjoyed every mission. Graphics may look outdated, but idea behind and its implementation is awesome.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Such a brilliant and entertaining game, used to play this with my brother when I was a lot younger, unfortunately steam overlay doesn't seem to work with this game but can't fault the game itself, so happy to have found it again :D
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is likely a classic of a game, but I cannot recommend STEAMS version because of what appears to be a complete lack of compatibility support with modern operating systems.

So if you happen to own such an operating system, be smarter than I was and go buy it from GOG.com.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
You better just shut up and buy this right now.

It's that good.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Tedious, slow, great for falling alseep.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This game needs a high resolution patch. The picture doesn't fit on my screen, and whenever I try to change the graphics settings in the menu nothing happens.

This might be a really good game. I wouldn't know because I can't get it to work properly.

Not recommended.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game is just tedious and boring. I can't imagine why people like it so much. :/ I couldn't get into the combat nor the magic casting nor any of it
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Does not work.
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
OK so I like the idea behind the game. By all means was I interested in testing it out and seeing what it had to offer. Unfortunately that is as far as that wish got. The game crashes for a number of different reasons. Some just need you to change a few of the in game settings, but these only yield minor success. It was just taking too long to get solutions and I had yet to see the end of the problems. So I have set this one aside for now maybe I'll try and tinker with it again in the future.

The problem is that Interplay went under long ago. There is no way for them to come back and tweak the game so that the compatibility problems can get fixed. Sure there are third parties that have put out some material that can be used with varying results, but that shouldn't be necessary. Long story short even though I love Interplay I can't recommend this game.
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0 of 32 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
BF4 had better graphics 0/10
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2 of 45 people (4%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
this game was bad influence there is only one god jesus christ amen bless him burn blasphemers
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25.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
One of the best games I've ever had the pleasure to play. Have yet to find anything quite like it. A must have.
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6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Simply amazing and evergreen. Absolute masterpiece and sadly unappreciated. When will we get a remake? I long for it :D
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6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Best game ever, very innovative for it's time. Highly underrated game.
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6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I need scissors! 61!
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2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I had bought this game but then never played it until recently - wow is it so ahead of its time, this game is fantastic and so very underappreciated, it even has the voice of Tim Curry and Paul Eiding. So much replayability as well.
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6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
A Game like no other, I have sunk many hours into this game well before steam was popular I great buy and a great play
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
One of the best games ever made. A solid story backed by unique gameplay. I would love to see some sort of remake with modern graphics.
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