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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
OK on your own, good with friends.GeorgeStorm | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all GeorgeStorm's reviews »
Sanctum is a first person tower defence game, it's a great combination which I hadn't experienced before, mixing up the strategy and planning of classic tower defence games with the action packed fast pace of a first person shooter. The graphics are good, with a nice art style allowing for a decent amount of contrast, although at times it can get a little muddy with lots of enemies all packed together. There's a good range of weapons for your character, as well as the different towers you can build. Since you choose the route the enemies take by building walls, it allows for a good amount of replayability. It really shines when you play it with friends though, allowing for a really fun experience as you frantically try to help each other out as you try to hold back the waves of spawning enemies.
A reasonable Action TD gamedrakso | Jan. 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »
Sanctum is an Action Tower defense game, meaning: you must defend a point on the map from enemies by building towers, upgrading them and shoot at the enemies with various weapons along the way. At first glance the game looks complex enough and it shows promise. But in reality, when you play it for a while, the game gets very repetitive and you get bored. The weapons are not that interesting and the upgrades to the towers are very arbitrary. The graphics are simple and the soundtrack and overall sounds are mediocre. The most fun that you will get out of this game is if you play it with a friend. It is a great buy for half price tho.
Great game to play with your friendsFreako | Jan. 3, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
Sanctum is a great game to play with your friends partly because it says it's a Tower Defence but trust me it is not a tower defence itself.
Sanctum brings shooting games and tower defence to a whole new level where you can play both genre of games at the same time. The variety of guns in Sanctum is sadly not as much as one would expect but i highly recommend to look into tower defence aspect as it's better crafted.
Playing with friends is great because in this game teamwork is key. With teamwork you can honestly fight any level you want.
I would say buy it when it is on sale. Just wait for it patiently for it to go cheaper so you wont regret as much when you buy it for 10 bucks.
WorthwhileStuman31 | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
The graphics in this game wont blow you away, but it is a great tower defense stragey game. I played and loved Defense Grid, but managed to knock off every level and achievement. Sanctum was the perfect replacement game to give me a challenging hunt. A great puzzle game requiring some creative thinking. The biggest set back of this game i would say is that you need a decent PC to avoid it getting sluggish, which would make some levels impossble. Also, the multiplayer is essentially pointless. It seems to hold no records of your best efforts, but as a single player game, i love it
Bring Some FriendsWiesler | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Sanctum is an interesting mix of FPS and TD. Though the concept is novel, the execution is not quite perfect. The thrill of building a maze of tomorrows is combined with that of a horde mode in a n FPS, to an extent. The towers, weapons, and upgrades are all fine; they function well without being extremely creative. However the most crucial ingredient that Sanctum lacks in terms of FPS, is the danger of dying. Enemies will destroy your tower, but ignore you. It takes away a bit of the excitement.
Another flaw, though Sanctum itself is not responsible, is the lack of community. Truly the bane of every multiplayer game is the lack of community. There are barely any players on, so don’t expect immediate action. However if you have friends that are interested in a different kind of Tower Defense game, this should hit the spot.