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"If you are a fan of tower defense and FPS mechanics it's definitely worth checking out." -Destructoid.com
"Sanctum is a fun first-person take on traditional tower defense" - Gamespot.com
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Sanctum is a First Person Shooter Tower Defense where you take the role as Skye, an elite soldier sent out to protect her home town, Elysion One, from hordes of mysterious alien creatures.
To succeed you have to construct and upgrade defensive structures. What makes Sanctum unique from other Tower Defense games is that when the havoc starts, you jump right into the action with your own weapons and play a key role in the defense. Sanctum has taken the best features from First Person Shooters and Tower Defense games to create something totally unique.
Experience a brand new mix of genres
Team up with a friend in co-op mode
Develop your own strategy and build your custom mazes
Play through beautiful environments with unique strategic possibilities
Powered by Unreal Technology, Sanctum is one of the world's best looking independent developed games
Coming DLC and content updates
Futuristic pew pews at your servicenightninja | June 5, 2015 | See all nightninja's reviews »
FPS + Tower Defense + win poses = One heck of a game. Sanctum is your basic Tower defense game where you stop *Aliens* from reaching the end. At your disposal are futuristic looking towers (there's even 1 called, i kid you not, The "Penetrator"... which penetrates enemies. What were you thinking about?) and a selection of familiar weapons (the Rifle, shotgun, rocket launcher, even a freeze cannon). to allow you to personally enter the fray. The enemies are varied, from the basic scouts (think zerg rushers) to the heavy shield variety. Thankfully, the weakpoints of all enemies are usually obvious enough for you to spot - they appear as bright yellow dots. Remember to look up for flyers! Now, while the graphics are not the best (game released in 2011), the game play is still fun, especially if you're into this genre of games. If you can get friends to help out, it gets a lot more easier, especially the harder difficulties. Othewise, it's still do-able solo. There's even a wiki to help you design your tower structure beforehand. Aim well, shoot carefully, and remember to dance when you win!
Start of something great.Furrek | Jan. 10, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I have played Sanctum games in wrong order - started with Second, then this. Was it hard to me? Nope. Both of Sanctum main games are different from each other. In my opinion, first Sanctum is much harder. There are more options of style you want to beat maps and waves. You can upgrade here your weapon, so if you wan't to deal with enemies personally without much help from towers - you are free to do it. In the base game there aren't many maps but there are two map packs, so remember to get them if you don't want to end your fun with Sanctum too fast. It's great Tower Defense and FPS mix, I enjoyed it as much as with Sanctum 2.
Next Level of Tower DefenseChamila26 | Dec. 13, 2014 | See all Chamila26's reviews »
great tower defense game mixed with fps. you can not only build and upgrade the towers but also upgrade your own weapons. yes, there are weapons that your character can use and you can pick 3 of them for each level. sniper is my favorite. remember you cannot just simply build towers and win a level. strategy plays a big role here. you have to plan ahead or the level can be a real pain. if you like tower defense, fps and strategy then this is for you...
Interesting game, but needs a multiplayer modeVisicko | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all Visicko's reviews »
This game is an interesting mash up of tower defense and fps. The graphics are not bad not great, and so are the music and sound effects, I liked some of the designs of the monsters though. The strong point of the game is its mechanics and gameplay, which I can only compare to Orcs Must Die, although in this one, the traps and upgrades system felt more like that of a classic tower defense. The shooting is more present in this one too, as you have to choose and use different kinds of guns [shotguns, sniper rifles...] with different monsters, which is pretty cool in my view. It's a cool game I would recommend if you like either of the two genres it combines, but I would love it to have multiplayer mode so it would be much more entertaining.
Best Tower Defense Game Evermilanp98 | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all milanp98's reviews »
I got this game for free, as a part of GMG Welcome Pack. At first I thought this is just another stupid tower defense game. But I decided to try it out because everyone was like "Oh what a great game, I'll play it forever". And, when I played it for the first time, I immediately fell in love with it. Now, I'm like "Oh what a great game, I'll play it forever".