• Sanctum 2
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  • Wide map variety.
  • Incremental tower upgrades.
  • Great co-op.


  • Overused boss models.
  • No resource sharing.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gaming Nexus on 80

While the first game was an enjoyable proof of concept, Sanctum 2 is that idea realized. A great experience all around, it brings the best of both the shooter and tower defense worlds together. Try to bring along a couple of friends for the adventure...

By Strategy Informer on 75

That’s what I love about the indie gaming scene – they’re never content with the genres they have. “Why should Portal, Call of Duty and Plants Vs Zombies be separate games we have to play individually? Can’t we smush them up together?” And lo from...

By GameSpot on 80

Whether you're a fan of its predecessor or are new to the series, there's a lot to enjoy in this genre-bending hybrid. Every element from the original game has been expanded upon, creating a lengthy adventure that continues to feel fresh even after multiple completions.

By GameSpot on 80

Sanctum 2 takes the enjoyable tower-defense-meets-first-person-shooting style of its predecessor and expands upon it with new weapons, towers, levels, and...

By IGN on 85

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. Awkward resource handling in co-op and overused boss models detract only a little from the fun of the whole.

By Forbes on 80

At a $15 price point, Sanctum 2 is an ideal option for a group of friends to sit down and punch out together. Sanctum 2 is an intense, fun gaming experience to enjoy with others – There’s nothing quite like taking on impossible swarms of aliens as a team.

By GamingTrend on 83

If the devs remedy the resource sharing issue in co-op, as they have hinted they might have to, I can see myself sinking a lot of time into this game. It has the variety in maps, enemies, and towers that makes a good tower defense game, and the FPS elements are just icing on the cake.

By Cheat Code Central on 84

It’s good when developers listen. Back when I tried a preview build of the shooter/tower-defense hybrid Sanctum 2, I had only one significant complaint: At the beginning of each round, the game would throw your new materials on the ground for you to...

By GameRevolution on 70

Sanctum 2 is a unique game experience that is quite successful in bringing two of today's hottest genres together in an engaging way. Sure, there are plenty of tower defense games out there that do it better, and sure, the shooting mechanics aren't up to snuff with the best of the bunch, but Coffee Stain Studios' is more than the sum of its parts.

By HardcoreGamer on 90

anctum 2 is a rare representation of a game that was developed with an open ear. When Sanctum was released in 2011, it was a great idea that wasn’t without flaws in the structure of its design. Here, Coffee Stain Studios have taken the time to improve upon every mentioned or perceived flaw, and produced an indie gem polished in the fire of scrutiny.

By Geekenstein on 90

Sanctum 2 raises the bar for first-person tower defense games. It’s not for everyone, but those who enjoyed the genre the orignal Sanctum gave birth to will find themselves addicted to Sanctum 2 for the foreseeable future. It can be brutal, but also rewarding - especially with a group of friends.

By IRBGamer on 80

Over all Sanctum 2 is a well rounded, very balanced and smooth game. And in my opinion one of the best Tower Defense games I have ever played. It is definitely a must have, at least for all you Tower-Defense fans. And even though the game seems a little short it has great replay value especially with the promise of a seasons pass. With a low cost of $15.00 you really can’t go wrong.

International Review By Level 7 on 70

Målet i Sanctum 2 är enkelt, det gäller att med alla medel försvara lysande sfärer, som ger energi till de olika områdena, från fientliga utomjordingar. Mellan uppdragen sker en del berättande genom seriestrippar men det är ingenting du behöver lägga...

International Review By zeden.net on 80

Avec un accent plus porté sur l'action et le côté FPS, Sanctum 2 est un jeu sensiblement différent de son aîné, et c'est tant mieux. Les développeurs ont en effet cherché à faire une vraie suite, quitte à bouleverser un peu les habitudes des...