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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


Good game, better with friends

kawette | June 11, 2014 | See all kawette's reviews »

Sanctum is a tower defense in which you play a character owning his own weapons and particularity. It is not a basic tower defense, you have to make the choice to upgrade your tower, make other towers or to upgrade your weapon. If you make the wrong choice it can be quite hard to defeat the level, at least in solo.

For the multiplayer it's funnier, the choice that you make have less impact in the game so you can enjoy more it. Playing with friends is always better.

It is a bit different from Sanctum 2, the strategy here has a bigger place. If you liked Sanctum 2 you will also like Sanctum (1) if you prefered placing towers.


Enjoyed this more than I expected

bcf623 | June 11, 2014 | See all bcf623's reviews »

This game does not have the most stellar graphics, but it is certainly made up for in gameplay. How this game works is that it is a tower defense, and as you would expect you earn money which you spend to build towers. What makes it unique, however, is that it is also an fps. What this means is basically that you yourself are a tower among others! I must admit though, playing through did get boring at points, but i would just stop and pick it back up at another time. What improves this game is definitely playing it co-op with a friend, as it makes the overall experience much more enjoyable and much less annoying.


Power Defence

Autocyclist | March 7, 2014 | See all Autocyclist's reviews »

An innovative twist on the tower defence genre, Sanctum puts you in the both the role of construction overlord, and hired gun.

Waves of enemies are coming for your base, and it's your job to stop them. Place a maze of blocks, traps and weapons for your enemies to navigate, and then take them out with your own weapons skill (and a variety of guns!). Spend money earned from crushing your antagonists to either buff your defences, or upgrade your guns into ridiculous killing appliances.

Fun alone, but great fun with friends, Sanctum is the sort of innovation we'd all love to see more of.


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 game

drakso | 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.