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Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D platformer and action-RPG.

Salt and Sanctuary takes heavy inspiration from the Souls series of action RPGs developed by FromSoftware. It retains much of Souls' mechanics, but translates them from a 3D action game to a 2D platformer.

In Salt and Sanctuary, you play as a person washed ashore a mysterious island following a shipwreck. The ship was carrying a princess, who is now missing. The player must explore the island and survive against its myriad inhabitants if they wish to rescue the princess.

The player explores each region of the island, finding new paths and battling enemies and bosses to earn salt. Players will also find sanctuaries, where they can heal up and use the salt to upgrade their character's stats and abilities through a skill tree. If a player dies, all of the salt they were carrying will be lost, unless they can kill the enemy which killed them first.

Players can also bring statues to sanctuaries and make offerings to bring various characters to a sanctuary, including blacksmiths which sell gear and guides which can transport the player to a previously-visited sanctuary. It is also possible to summon a second player to assist the player in couch co-op.


Salt and Sanctuary Windows Outside The Festering Banquet
Salt and Sanctuary Windows Title Screen
Salt and Sanctuary Windows Inside a sanctuary of The Three

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Salt and Sanctuary Screenshot
Salt and Sanctuary Screenshot
Salt and Sanctuary Screenshot
Salt and Sanctuary Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "ソルト アンド サンクチュアリ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Pitchfire and Sanctuary Windows Pagen HD (156)

Critic Reviews

Darkstation PlayStation 4 Apr 20, 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
N-Europe Nintendo Switch Aug 27, 2018 9 out of 10 90 Xbox One Feb 06, 2019 88 out of 100 88
Video Chums PlayStation 4 Mar 18, 2016 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Windows Aug 01, 2018 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN PS Vita Aug 01, 2018 8.6 out of 10 86
Videogameszone PlayStation 4 May 22, 2016 86 out of 100 86
IGN Nintendo Switch Aug 01, 2018 8.6 out of 10 86
Games Finder PlayStation 4 Jul 31, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo Switch Aug 31, 2018 82 out of 100 82


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