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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
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
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.
Good gamekwadracik | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all kwadracik's reviews »
Sanctum is a first person tower defence. It isn't very complicated. On each map, there are 20 waves of different waves of enemies. Before each wave you can build new structures, and upgrade weapons. Always you have 3 weapons with you, in the example Freezer, REX Rocket Launcher and something what is looking like portable gatling. And when it starts, you are killing aliens. Mass of aliens. You should play it in cooperation, it becomes much better when you shoot with friends.
FPS and TD combinedeL_Jay | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all eL_Jay's reviews »
Great meltingpot of tower defense and fps-action.
Biggest USP however is the awesome multiplayer. This is one of the most fun party-like games the pc offers.
There is nothing really innovative about this game except the great combination of the FPS and TD genre. However the execution of this game is done really well.
Grab some friends and kill those nasty aliens. (disclaimer, strategic capability is required ;))
Sanctum - reviewbalbo79 | Oct. 9, 2013 | See all balbo79's reviews »
Sanctum is a first person shooter tower defense , the game is easier to play than to explain. Choosing one of the three selectable maps need to build blocks of the defensive structures ( machine guns, laser turrets , mortars , etc.) Building on the boxes . This is to ensure that groups of aliens from reaching the core energy on the end opposite to their landing zones . Finished building , you go to the next step , which is the real action , with the player required to participate directly in the conflict as a classic FPS , holding one of the three weapons at your disposal right now : a machine gun / grenade launcher , a sniper rifle and a pistol freezing , all three upgradeable over again. The defenses are constructed so as to make possible the more intricate path which divides the arrival areas of the enemy from the nucleus. In this way the aliens will stay on the map for more time and you will be able to hit them from different positions longer. Sanctum is a title that is cheap but has a lot to offer in terms of novelty. Interesting experiment , manages to entertain despite not having a lot of content .