Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
Buy On
  1. 91
    Even the stilted voiceovers and off-kilter humor have a distinct charm.
  2. Gamers.at
    84
    Sacred 2 has become exactly what we have all hoped for: One excellent dungeon crawler building upon the strengths of Sacred 1 and a worthy heir to the game’s legacy. Though it could’ve been much better as new ideas are a bit rare. Nevertheless, Sacred 2 remains a great game with high replay value. [Issue # 16]
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    One of the most captivating fantasy worlds you can find in RPG genre. If you can get over a little bit slower opening you’ll be rewarded by hours of adventures. Surprisingly good sense of humor for a German game! [Oct 2008]
  4. Sacred 2 will probably stay in the shadow of "Diablo III", but still manages to be a pretty good game. The huge enviroment will gift you many hours of gameplay and the traditional style of playing works more than fine. This being said, Sacred 2 offers few new features but in the end the balanced gameplay and varied mission structure will be worth you while.
  5. Ascaron's second monster-bashing game returns to the huge and beautiful realm of Ancaria. It inherits both the virtues and weaknesses of its predecessor - and bugs, too. Possibly the best action RPG for a long time, Sacred 2 is addictive as long as it's not crashing. Ascaron is already working on new patches, which should be available soon .
  6. Out of the box bugs make a mockery of Ascaron’s hard work, making the difficult job of selling an already unfashionable genre even harder. But even we can recognise that despite everything, some of the sheen and charm has worn off the second time around. Whatever Ascaron has planned to make a success of next year’s console releases, they have some hard work ahead.
  7. Total PC Gaming
    80
    Sacred 2 has a passable single-player mode, but it comes inot its own online with the right company. [Issue#14, p.52]
  8. 80
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel doesn’t really do anything new or particularly better than any other level grinding RPG out there, but it does it all quite well and offers a massive world that will take ages to explore fully.
  9. The AI is pretty dumb, the pathfinding is indirectly and randomly reliant on the cursor’s direction, and there are some pretty ridiculous situations in which a “highly” intelligent person would think of “real sex”, but it’s at the same time the game is extraordinary through its “heart-pounding” addictiveness and the fact that it made me laugh out loud a few times.
  10. Play (Poland)
    80
    Ascaron team deserves a bow with a flourish for their creation: a beautiful, rich fantasy world. It also deserves a kick in the pants for spoiling the fun with lots of annoying bugs. But punishing the enemies using an electric guitar relieves the tension considerably. [Dec 2008]
  11. Numerous glitches, crashes and bugs make Sacred 2: Fallen Angel an experience sometimes more painful than enjoyable. Yet, despite its technical flaws there is fun to be had with this game, as it easily improves the predecessors formula in lots of ways: Impressive visuals, a huge world to explore and some elaborate control mechanics make this a good game that is worth your attention, as soon as the developers have finished their job and released the necessary patches.
  12. Sacred 2 is a game that makes it really hard to write an article about. On the one hand, many aspects of the game have been successfully and outstandingly realized, on the other hand, there exist a lot of minor things that leave a bad impression.
  13. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel may contains some programming errors, but it's one of those titles that role "hack 'n slash" PC game lovers won't want to miss. It's long, it's cheap and it's a good reason to continue trusting in the PC platform.
  14. Sacred 2 improves upon its precursor in many ways. While some elements of it still need work, much of the game is a good example of the evolution of the hack-and-slash game.
  15. Overlook the few minor irritating aspects of the game, and you'll find Sacred 2 to be surprisingly enjoyable.
  16. The consistent humour of the game as well as the hours of gameplay that can be casually enjoyed cooperatively with friends makes Sacred 2 stand above the usual clone variety of fantasy RPG.
  17. Sacred 2 is a pure, old school hack'n slash made for old school fans of the genre. There is no will of experimentation and it uses the classic formulas for player archetypes, combat, evolution or loot. It´s certainly enjoyable if you love the genre, but it doesn't offer anything new and at some moments it suffers from technical glitches and other small annoyances.
  18. 75
    As far as Diablo-style hack-and-slash action-RPGs go, Ascaron Entertainment's Sacred 2 is the best genre entry since Titan Quest.
  19. If Ascaron patches in fixes for the bugs, to shore up the game, this will be quite entertaining and should provide a lot of fun. The graphical elements are, for the most part, well done, and the game has a very good vibe to it – it does not take itself too seriously, while at the same time telling a decent story.
  20. Still, this game is at home on the PC, there's no mistake. It's too bad that home isn't a terribly comfortable one.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 210 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 210
  1. WorthPlaying
    May 7, 2009
    10
    If you're a Diablo clone fan, this is a must play. A bit different than the first, but with the same wide-open game world to fool around If you're a Diablo clone fan, this is a must play. A bit different than the first, but with the same wide-open game world to fool around in. As of May 2009, almost all bugs have been eliminated, so if you were frustrated by earlier play, or were warned off by reviewers, give it another try. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    8
    I notice all the bad reviews are 3 years old. Having only recently bought Sacred 2, I can only assume the bugs have been fixed as it playsI notice all the bad reviews are 3 years old. Having only recently bought Sacred 2, I can only assume the bugs have been fixed as it plays flawlessly. It's a HUGE game with so much to do. I was looking for a top down, Diablo style game with tons of loot, beautiful graphics, interesting locations, skill trees and classes. I'm loving this game and recommend it to anyone who is looking for the same. Full Review »
  3. Jan 26, 2013
    8
    Wow, I wish I knew about this game sooner. Recently picked up the gold edition which comes with the expansion pack. Haven't made it to theWow, I wish I knew about this game sooner. Recently picked up the gold edition which comes with the expansion pack. Haven't made it to the expansion yet, but this is a great action RPG. The dialogue and voice acting are deliciously absurd. It's nice to a see a game that doesn't take itself too seriously. Great sense of humor. Fewer amount of skills and spells than other action RPG games, but really intuitive and it gives you a healthy diversity of play styles for each class. Most of the fun comes from exploring on your own and doing side quests which can get tedious. Main quests aren't bad either. The camera, however, is atrocious. The angle is such that you can't see very far ahead of you, making playing ranged characters especially frustrating. Thankfully, the minimap is well detailed and easy to read which helps alleviate this problem. Hugely addicting, pick up the gold edition if you have Steam. Full Review »