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  • Summary: Sacred's Dynamic World of Exploration. Unlike any other fantasy action RPG, Sacred offers players an enormous world comprised of 16 regions with virtually unlimited opportunities for exploration. This world contains highly detailed landscapes, complete with villages and towns and even aSacred's Dynamic World of Exploration. Unlike any other fantasy action RPG, Sacred offers players an enormous world comprised of 16 regions with virtually unlimited opportunities for exploration. This world contains highly detailed landscapes, complete with villages and towns and even a day/night cycle with varying weather systems. Regions vary from forests and mountains to deserts, catacombs and ice-covered landmasses. More than three quarters of the world are open to the players from the very start - no unlocks needed. [Encore Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Sacred made me forget how disappointed I have been with many RPG’s over the last few years, was wonderful to play, and provided many hours RPG paradise.
  2. The sheer amount of content alone and the general high quality feel of the game is enough to make this a must have for most RPG fans. If it wasn't for the bugs and the glitches, this is an easy 90+ game.
  3. PC Gamer
    82
    People don't typically play action-RPGs for their riveting narratives. They want fast-paced combat, lots of environments and beasties, and tons of cool magic weapons, armor, and loot. Sacred's got all that in spades. [June 2004, p.69]
  4. A great-looking, generally solid action role-playing game that provides a few interesting gameplay innovations...But its combat system is also somewhat finicky and unrewarding, which is a significant problem for what's fundamentally a hack-and-slash RPG.
  5. Although it doesn’t offer anything new, Sacred wields a metaphorical mace of monster mash with pride and panache. This is slick action adventuring with a lack of ambition but no shortage of charm.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Hopelessly addicted RPG enthusiasts will probably not be able to resist its allure but you won't find any lasting peace and happiness deep down in your soul once you've completed it. Next!
  7. 45
    A somewhat interesting action/RPG title underneath all the terrible flaws.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Marshall
    Apr 8, 2004
    10
    Just got done with this game and wow... I'd like to see another RPG on par with this one soon.
  2. Jun 20, 2015
    10
    Sacred was one of the first role-playing games, perhaps the first, which I played in the early years when I fell in the videoludic art. ISacred was one of the first role-playing games, perhaps the first, which I played in the early years when I fell in the videoludic art. I bought it without even knowing what was a role-playing game and that was why I was hit by Sacred: for the surprise effect. Simply I had never played anything like it before.

    Despite the fantasy genre was still new to me, I liked Sacred especially thanks to the plot, the story was interesting and caught me right away, even the main characters were very nice and the more I went on with the events, the more I liked knowing where the adventure would bring me. The universe created in Sacred is coherent, beautiful, varied and interesting.

    The gameplay of Sacred was up to the task: a choice between 6 different "heroes" as the protagonist, a brilliant management skills of the character, a varied use of magical powers and weapons, a simple and intuitive method to allow the character to evolve through the cumulative experience in the fighting, and good organization in the inventory system and the purchase/sale system. The method to upgrade the weapons and armor was well done, and could be used rings, amulets or magical runes to make items more powerful. The use of magic was fun, and could be created different combos to use more powers in quick succession. The secondary quests are hundreds, and bring you to push you from side to side of the map. The map in fact is really huge, a remarkable accomplishment, so much that there are magical portals scattered throughout the world that help to move faster; alternatively you can move on foot or horseback. Deserts, mountains, grasslands, dark areas, islands, dungeons, caverns and much more waiting to be explored. With all that, Sacred kept me busy for years to say the least, and I must admit that without it I would not have received the necessary thrust to devote to other role-playing games like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

    The technical sector of Sacred was not excelled, however spite was a game with isometric graphics was really well made and some landscapes were really beautiful such as deserts, lakes, grasslands or mountains. The soundtrack was very beautiful and apt according to the places or situations that presented themselves.

    Sacred is a game that reflects the true meaning of a fantasy role-playing game. One of the best ever, especially on PC. However you have to know how to love Sacred, and it can not be played like any other game.
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  3. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    I LOVED IT, it was on it's time one of the best games RPG I've played, excellent quest I even restarted the game a couple of times. TheI LOVED IT, it was on it's time one of the best games RPG I've played, excellent quest I even restarted the game a couple of times. The internet part is very good aswell and the game is really good Expand
  4. MikeN.
    Mar 28, 2004
    9
    Sweet Game. Or maybe.. Saaaawweeeeet! ANEWAYs, the gameplay is terrific and the entire feature is very likeable to Divine Divinity, which was Sweet Game. Or maybe.. Saaaawweeeeet! ANEWAYs, the gameplay is terrific and the entire feature is very likeable to Divine Divinity, which was also a smokin rpg. My g/f and I play it lots, plus the mutliplayer function gives the game an extra dynamic, enabling us to play quests together. Very Nice. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    The joys of times where there were absolutely no good hack'n'slash games besides Diablo 2. Even a mediocre productions were really good andThe joys of times where there were absolutely no good hack'n'slash games besides Diablo 2. Even a mediocre productions were really good and entertaining.
    Sacred was pretty average gameplay wise despite having few interesting concepts and even implementing them well. An every character was played differently, had a strong theme behind him/her and put an emphasis on different approach towards everything. 2D world still has its charm, unlikely to 3D mish-mash-up without any soul or direction in Sacred 2, which connected everything in its spectrum, from cartoony gnomy gnomes and 7 dwarves to some dark themes.
    Of course the game had a fundamental flaw of level scaling, but it was far less irritiating and pointless than the sequel's problems and truth to be told: in spite of those problems it was the best title on the market when it came out.
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  6. J.B.
    Aug 11, 2006
    6
    As a huge fan of Diablo II I was really looking for Sacred to scatch my itch for a similar but new game. It didn't. The story is fine As a huge fan of Diablo II I was really looking for Sacred to scatch my itch for a similar but new game. It didn't. The story is fine and the graphics are great but the sound, voice actors and gameplay are sorely lacking. The game also feels too much like a grind, even in comparison to the Diablo series. It's not a bad game but if you're looking for a continuation on Diablo play, you will be dissapointed. Expand
  7. Brad
    Jun 12, 2005
    0
    Won't load and full of errors...can't play....wasted $30.

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