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"If you are a fan of tower defense and FPS mechanics it's definitely worth checking out."

"Sanctum is a fun first-person take on traditional tower defense" -

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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.

Key features:

  • 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

Customer reviews


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 Defense

Chamila26 | 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 mode

Visicko | 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 Ever

milanp98 | 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".


FPS Tower defense???

lorddarwid | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all lorddarwid's reviews »

Have you been addicted for many hours to Desktop Tower Defense? Or perhaps you love those really long CS:GO marathons with your friends... Either way, I'm almost certain you know what a First Person Shooter and a Tower Defense game are, and you probably think they haven't got anything to do with eachother... Well, you're wrong. Sanctum exists. In Sanctum you must protect your core by placing different towers and weapons across the map, but when the horde arrives, you bring out your personal arsenal and the creature annihilation begins. And now for the icing on the cake: Co-Op! Bring your friends in! With a 2-4 person Co-Op you can make the game surprisingly better and have 2-4 times more fun.