Wide map variety.
Incremental tower upgrades.
Unique blend of FPS and tower-defense.
Several hours of gameplay in the campaign alone.
Improves in every way over the original Sanctum.
Overused boss models.
No resource sharing.
Feeble attempt at a story.
Wave-based gameplay gets monotonous before long.
No resource sharing in co-op.
Ten tower limit seems a bit stingy on later levels.
By Gaming Nexus on July 17, 2013
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...80
By Strategy Informer on June 12, 2013
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...75
By GameSpot on May 23, 2013
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.80
By GameSpot on May 23, 2013
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...80
By IGN on May 15, 2013
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.85
By Forbes on May 15, 2013
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.80
By GamingTrend on May 15, 2013
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.83
By Cheat Code Central on May 15, 2013
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...84
By GameRevolution on May 14, 2013
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.70
By HardcoreGamer on May 14, 2013
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.90