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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 They come from the sky - and I haven't got any anti air turrets
Sanctum Windows Victory
Sanctum Windows Bobble heads - a nightmare for snipers
Sanctum Windows Overview of the map

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ZTGameDomain Apr 30, 2011 8.3 out of 10 83
Video Games Daily Apr 29, 2011 8 out of 10 80
NZGamer May 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 29, 2011 76 out of 100 76
Cheat Code Central 2011 3.8 out of 5 76
Multiplayer.it May 09, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
GameTrailers 2011 7.3 out of 10 73
GamingXP Sep 09, 2011 70 out of 100 70
Games On Net Apr 20, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamesRadar Apr 25, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Patrick Bregger (155058) added Sanctum (Windows) on Jun 29, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (156701)