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In this Real Time Strategy game, the player plays a wizard who escaped his own ruined world, only to arrive to a world who has quarreling gods, each trying to become the most powerful. On each of the different levels of the game, the Wizard can choose another God to support, and according to that God you'll get new spells and creatures. After finishing the game, each player will have his own unique set of spells.

As said before, this game is a real time strategy game, but unlike the traditional Top-Down view, it features a third-person view (much like Tomb Raider or Oni), and emphasizes combat rather than resources management. The most important resource, Souls, which is used to summon creatures, can only be obtained through combat- and there's a limited number of souls on the map.

The game's multiplayer option is very similar to Blizzard's Battle.Net- you can log on to the company's chat room and find new players to play with. You can either choose a God to serve (and get all of his creatures) or load one of your Single-player wizards, so you'll have your own unique set.


Sacrifice Windows The enemy altar has been desecrated!
Sacrifice Windows They'll do everything they can to help you defeat your enemies.
Sacrifice Windows Intense fighting in Skirmish mode
Sacrifice Windows creating a wizard

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "牺牲" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Жертвоприношение" -- Russian spelling
  • "Xisheng" -- Chinese title
  • "Sacrifice: Im Auftrag Der Götter" -- German title

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User Reviews

Confusing at first, but amazing after some practice. Windows El-ad Amir (124)
Great game with sentimental value Windows CupcakeX (1197)
Fantastic game not represented by its sales Windows neko_ (6)
A genre of it's own ! Windows Henry Aloni (64)
An absolutely amazing game worth checking out now! (might as well, saw it for 5 bucks with some other game at CompUSA) Windows Archagon (113)
Still kicks a** a decade later Windows anton treuenfels (37)

Critic Reviews

Computer Games Magazine Windows Dec 12, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Windows Nov 16, 2000 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpy Windows Nov 20, 2000 93 out of 100 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Gamekult Windows Oct 31, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh Dec 26, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Mac Addict Macintosh May, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Macintosh Jun, 2002 2 out of 5 40


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1001 Video Games

Sacrifice appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Did you know that Sacrifice was one of the first games to ever implement a scalable engine? That means that it would look better on better computers.


Everybody knows Shiny's Earth Worm Jim, but nobody in our world ever heard about the Earth God James and his powerful bovine spells... Until now.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Strategy Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2000 – Special Award for Best Genre Bender
  • PC Player
    • Issue 01/2001 – Most Original Game in 2000
Information also contributed by NeoMoose

Related Web Sites

  • Sacrifice (official website)
  • Sacrifice Casts a Spell on Mac OS X (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Sacrifice, with commentary being provided by employees of MacPlay (October, 2001).)
  • Sacrifice Center (Look up news, polls, interviews, forums, and game information on this site.)
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