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"Sanctum 2 improves on the first Sanctum in almost every way, including its robust leveling system and perks, its improved turret management, its visual style, and its customization." - IGN.com
"Planning gets you ahead, but making choices in the heat of the moment is just as important. This dichotomy makes Sanctum 2 some of the most fun I've had with a tower defense game in a long time." - Gameinformer.com
Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence. Outfit your character exactly the way you want through the new and extensive customization system. Choose your own loadout of towers, weapons and perks, but choose wisely because you are humanity’s last defense against the unrelenting hordes set out to destroy it.
Sanctum 2 is a new game completely rebuilt from the ground up using community feedback and innovative design to really push the bar of what an independent studio can do. Intense action – Deep strategy
In Sanctum 2, you will utilize elements from multiple gameplay genres to succeed. Construct towers and walls during the building phase before the enemies attack, then jump into the fray and blast everything to pieces in FPS mode. You can progress through the single-player campaign yourself, or play with up to four friends in co-op to discover the secrets of the planet LOEK III and learn the backstory on why the aliens are so intent on destroying the Cores you are sworn to protect.
Building on the success of the original game, Sanctum 2 stands alone as the only true FPS/Tower Defense hybrid. No other title delivers gameplay that seamlessly combines both genres.
Tower Defense – Design complex mazes and build powerful towers to stop the enemies from destroying the Cores.
First-Person Shooter – Don’t just sit back and watch, jump into the action yourself!
Four playable character classes – Each with their own unique strengths, weaknesses and weapons.
Vast Customization System – Pick perks or make the game crazy hard by adding Feats of Strength.
In-game Visual Novel – Unlock a comic-book page for every map you beat to discover the secrets of LOEK III.
Progression System – Increase your rank and unlock new weapons, towers and perks.
4-Player Co-op – Progress through the storyline yourself or team up with other players whenever you want.
Not that fun aloneMurderbot735 | July 29, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »
I never had a friend to play this with, which I guess damages my opinion on this game. Played alone it was really boring. The shooting feels really weird and aiming not natural at all. Building towers and trying too make a labyrinth is pretty fun though, and there's a good amount of towers to choose between. The enemies are pretty boring to. The design of them is pretty dull, and they don't really do anything especially interesting, except having different weak points. Before each level you get to customize your character with towers, weapons (one primary and one secondary) and perks. There's a good amount to choose between. I recommend this if you have a friend to play with. Alone it's getting really boring.
A Worthy Sequelhankzorz | Jan. 7, 2015 | See all hankzorz's reviews »
The game is an upgrade in graphics compared to the first Sanctum. The game is definitely a buy if you enjoyed the first one. With that said, the first one is not required to play the second since there is no real story that connects the two. The gameplay is more or less the same as the first one. You set up towers and create your "maze" and shoot at the waves of enemies. The game rewards accuracy and speed when it comes to shooting down enemies as they all have weak points. Tower placement is also crucial. Multiplayer makes this game even better since everything is more fun with friends!
Nice surprisekey2112 | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all key2112's reviews »
So, like many of my games, I bought this because it was on sale, without really knowing if it was worth it or not. It is. I've never been a fan of tower defense games, but this one is really simple. The round starts, you have some time to put down walls and turrets. Then the show starts and a lot of enemies appear. You gun them down like you would in any other rpg. Is simple, and that's one of the best things of the game. That aside, the online is really enjoyable, the game will get you hooked easily with the different turrets and weapons you can unlock. The different characters play totally different, so it's an important choice. Some levels can be really hard without friends, so bear that in mind when you try to beat a hard level alone. The visual design of the game is really pretty to look at. Graphics are really awesome and music isn't not the greatest thing, but it's more than enough. If you like this kind of games, is a no brainer. If you don't, then you should look into it, as it is a really good game and you should check it out. Really cool coop action plus strategy.
Amazing FPS Tower DefenceProtocolGamer | Sept. 30, 2014 | See all ProtocolGamer's reviews »
When the round starts you are allowed to to place down walls and on top of the walls you are allowed to place down turrets(you can only put down a certain amount of walls and turrets) you can even upgrade your turrets. Then once the build phase is over it basically turns into a Fps where you have to kill some aliens. There are 4 different people you can play as Skye, Sweet, SiMo and Haigen(Skye is the assault class, Sweet is the heavy weapons class, SiMo is the sniper class and Haigen is the shotgun class). You can change your secondary weapon and the three different turrets you can hold. Overall its a very good game that runs smoothly and looks good. Very good game, if you haven't played it yet you have to buy it and play.
Multiplayer + FPS + Tower Defense = Sanctum 2redhawk20854 | Sept. 22, 2014 | See all redhawk20854's reviews »
Sanctum 2 sets out the ambitious goal of combining multiplayer, first person shooter, and tower defense all in one game, building a sequel onto the first game of the same title. And they pretty much nail it. You start each wave being able to place your upgradable variety of towers and then watch and join in attacking as the wave of enemies swarm in. My first game I was figuring out the basics of how to play. I was satisfied with the graphics and controls. And then there were two things that positively surprised me: 1. People started joining my game! I hadn't even intended to do multiplayer, and it happened to me. (You can change the default settings to not allow others to join your game if you want.) It was even more fun playing with others (eventually there were four of us), especially after I figured out that you press "t" to talk to the other players (and it does a computer generated voice to read what you type for them). I didn't try joining someone else's game, but it was fun to have others join in my game. 2. You level up as a character, and gain upgraded weapons and towers as you advance. You can then come back to maps that you have already completed with your upgraded abilities, so there is even more replayability if you want to try out some more advanced tower in an earlier map, or if a map is too hard, you can go back to earlier maps, level up, and then try the harder map with your newly gained towers/weapons/perks. You can also make earlier maps more difficult by changing settings (difficulty level and "Feats of Strength"), increasing the replay value even more.