Sanctum

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Description

Sanctum is a tower defense game with first-person shooter elements. The story is rather simple: the player takes the role of the elite soldier Skye who has to save her home from alien attackers.

The basic principle follows the usual genre rules: In every round Skye has to buy and set up defenses to repel attacks. She also sets up walls to steer the attackers. After the building phase the horde comes in and the player has no longer controls over the defenses. This means the heart of the game is to make a useful plan beforehand (it is known which of the twelve alien units will attack). In this phase the playing field is shown from a top-down view.

But while normally control is completely taken away from the player during the attack, Sanctum switches to a first-person mode and gives Skye several weapons to use, e.g. a freezing cannon or a sniper rifle. She can't be hurt; enemies just shove her to the side. After every wave there are credits rewarded which can be re-invested in upgrading the guns or buying more defenses.

The game features three levels, four difficulty levels and a co-op mode.

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Sanctum Windows This enemy got past my turrets - I can still try to finish him off with my guns though
Sanctum Windows Title screen
Sanctum Windows Overview of the map
Sanctum Windows These only take damage from the rear

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Critic Reviews

ZTGameDomain Windows Apr 30, 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
XGN Windows Aug 30, 2011 8 out of 10 80
NZGamer Windows May 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamer Limit Windows May 15, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Bit-Tech Windows Aug 09, 2011 80 out of 100 80
Destructoid Windows Apr 14, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Multiplayer.it Windows May 09, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Games On Net Windows Apr 20, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Windows May 04, 2011 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows May 28, 2011 60 out of 100 60

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