Reviews for Sanctum 2 - 4 Pack

85

A really enjoyable game!

crisman | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all crisman's reviews »

This game is really a surprise for me: I liked the first Sanctum, but this sequel has much more interesting stuff in it. The formula is the same as the first one: you have to build a maze, build some defensive towers in it, and kill everything that move when the wave starts, avoiding these monsters to destroy the core at all costs. Some cool additions are for example the campaign, to play both in solo or co-op, a personalized difficulty system, the perks system, and a much more interesting tower upgrade system. Only in the vanilla version there are 16 levels and the DLCs promises to bring this number to 32 (I don’t own any of them, yet), each one is pretty different in style and tactical approach, and to play on survival mode. In addition, finally the difficult has been balanced: waves are not random anymore, so the luck factor completely disappear. Overall, if you liked the first Sanctum, you probably won't be disappointed by this game! The only thing I’m pretty disappointed are just the achievements: the first one had more than 100 achievements, some of them were pretty original and funny to do, this has just 36 achievements, and they are pretty standard to do… but at least there are still some secrets to discover in the huge levels!

80

A very unique and fun game, especially with friends.

khryon | Aug. 9, 2013 | See all khryon's reviews »

A very enjoyable hybrid that combines the elements of FPS and tower defense together.

With multiplayer, one can truly feel the teamwork when co-operating with other people in the placement of turrets, blockades and choke points. This is doubly so when certain waves of monsters require precise communication and teamwork.

Overall, this game is a very nice twist to the tower defense genre with polished FPS elements.

86

Great improvement from the first

lok0812 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This second installment in the series improved from the first in every way. The leveling system, upgrades to the placement of your towers are much better and easier to deal with in this one. In addition, the graphic of this one looks more crisp and beautiful compared to the first one. Downside is that the game uses the same model for bosses for a long time so it might get repetitive shooter the same monster over and over again. If you enjoyed the first one when it was only a mere good innovation to have TD and FPS in one game, then you will enjoy this one as everything remains the same except this time more great things are built on top of it.

82

Great tower defense/FPS

ConorEngelb | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »

If you're a fan of both tower defense games and first person shooters, you've probably often longed for a way to combine your two favourite genres. Sanctum 2 gives you that option.

A good, fun twist on both genres, the two modes blend together almost seamlessly.

85

Great twist on the tower defense genre.

JBourne | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all JBourne's reviews »

What an incredibly unique game. Equal parts shooter and tower defense, melded into a one-of-a-kind experience that exercises both your mind and your trigger finger. Co-op is an absolute blast, offering some modes of pure cooperation and some of friendly, score-chasing competition. Visually, the game is heavily stylized without being gpu-intensive, inviting players with the rig to downsample to their heart's content. It can look stunning on good hardware, and very nice on weaker ones.

83

And you thought Sanctum was good already?

michalmichal | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all michalmichal's reviews »

I could hardly believe that Sanctum 2 is an indie game. It looks comparable to many 'big brand' titles. And its gameplay is an interesting enhancement of Sanctum. Just like its precedessor, this game is a mix of tower defense and first person shooter. You still construct your defenses and then join the fight personally, but now you can choose one of 4 classes for your character, which alters the way you will play the game. You can still play the game in a single player mode, or - which is even more fun - with friends in cooperation. And now you can unlock new options, upgrades, perks and defenses, so the game is very customizable and replayable. If you liked the first Sanctum, why don't you pick this 4-pack up and share it with your friends? All of you should have some great fun together.

88

Tower Defense at it's Best!

Plasros | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

This is a great game, I love the way it improves on Sanctum 1 and tried to build on some story elements. I love the focus on upgrading towers and how it blends the FPS elements with the TD elements making neither one completely useless.

I have still been able to sit back and watch my towers, however when I shoot something I now know that they feel it.

The UI Seems to be vastly improved as well, cleaning up the rough edges around the first games UI and making it easier to track for newer player.

I hope this is the start of a blossoming and wonderful Sanctum franchise branching into many areas for our enjoyment.