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  1. Nov 8, 2013
    This game is really interesting, diverse and fun. I love the gameplay, story, and the easy controls. Definitely a must buy! I love the fact how everyone finally has a sword including the magicians and mages. All of the characters are awesome and It is hard for me to choose a favorite.
  2. Sep 12, 2013
    It's a fun casual hack and slash. The only way to play this is with an xbox controller. I do understand those saying the game is bad because PC controls are broken, but i seriusly think you should not buy these type of games if it is not for playing with gamepads on your TV, It gets better with a friend in local co-op Now, the combat: it's bad. A.I aside, the strong attack combos are way too slow, slower than they should
    making impossible to use a 3 combo strong attack with more than 1 enemy close to you.
    Than breaks a lot of your choices, making them ,much more smaller.
    the art style is nice
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    Horrible port, Deep Silver is too lazy to look at the controls for the PC. Game play is super repetitive!!!, just mash attack and the enemies will run into you. combos are useless, you just push them away. dumb AI. please, avoid at all cost!
  4. Jun 1, 2013
    This is a pretty good hack&slash game. The gameplay is really simple and intuitive. It is perfect for casual gamer that want to spend some good and short time hitting some monsters. About the 4 different characters: the combos are simple to do, no matter the one that you choose. Even if the AI is questionable, it is not really a big deal since you won't one hour or one hour and half each time you are playing. The graphics are nice and the effects are totally adapted for that kind of game. It is a really good title that you must have in your steam games. (Xbox 360 controller required to enjoy the game). Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2013
    Very fun and addictive game. The action and combat is smooth and the gameplay is wellpaced. The UI is perfect, best played with a controller. Every character plays differently so multiple playthroughs are still fun. Well worth the cheap price!
  6. Apr 22, 2013
    Folks I would first like to point out the price of this game. Roughly about 15 dollars. Next Look at the type, it is a side-scrolling brawler. For the price and getting a few friends together you cannot go wrong with this. Four classes with 4 acts with DLC coming to improve the game. Is it a time waster, as much as probably Diablo 2 was. It was enjoyable something better came out you moved on. But you remember it brought you joy for the 8 hours it took to beat the screaming over skype that you need your shaman friend to save their heal.

    Combat is repetitive, but it is a SIDE SCROLLING BRAWLER, they have done wonders with what they had to work with. All classes are duel wielding which is kind of strange but it works when you need it to. Bosses are sometimes too challenging and sometimes not challenging enough. But this is always fun as long as you don't just sit there pressing 1 button and forward.

    Remember those days of imaginative combos and refuse to spam the one effective combo because you know that would be boring. If your goal is always to beat a game the fastest way possible then go right ahead but if you would like to PLAY then enjoy.
  7. Apr 19, 2013
    More side-scrolling hack and slash? hell yea, this is is pretty fun when playing with people especially with some friends over fighting over loot. I was a kid in the 90s, growing up with tmnt in time, dbl dragon, final fight, etc so this game brings back alot of memories of a time where all you have to do was eat play and sleep.
  8. Apr 19, 2013
    Played through the game with my brother and we had a blast, definitely was more fun co-op than single player. Definitely worth it if ya liked the Golden Axe or Final Fight games.
  9. Apr 18, 2013
    A relatively bland game void of any quality outside of some jokes here and there. This title is an obvious port aimed at IOS game consumers. Intended for a casual crowd who want zero challenge. The AI in this game is atrocious, most of them don't even feel like they are programmed to fight against a player but rather just spam attacks and wait for you to walk into them around the same time they are attacking. Simple spamming wins the game, intended as a game to play when on a train, bus or toilet. A sad money grab on the Sacred name. Expand
  10. Apr 18, 2013
    Combat is quite repetitive. Fun to play while watching tv or listening to an audiobook at the same time...
    I wouldn't consider this a sacred game.
    It does look like an IOS type game. Simple controls, blocky mid-rez graphics, very short in every respect. Story isn't worth mentionning imo.
  11. Apr 18, 2013
    Un gioco per nostalgici dei picchiaduro a scorrimento. Ricorda il glorioso Gollden Axe e un po anche gli arcade da bar di D&D. Consigliato visto il prezzo basso e la possibilita' di giocare in coop con gli amici e online.
  12. Apr 18, 2013
    This game can be fun if you have X360 controller, keyboard controls for this game are broken, combat is boring, combo is not fun at all

    the game looks like castle crashers with 3D graphic, but seriously.. Castle crashers did better than this.

    playing this game alone is boring as hell, invite your friend to play coop is slightly better
  13. Apr 18, 2013
    Just finished it last night and i can say it's trully amazing i hope that Sacred 3 will this much fun to. And i was just saying i want MORE of this i see someone writing about a dlc, when it appears on steam i'm so buying it. MUSIC, ART STYLE is great to, i love how it goes during boss fights like in those old good days on ps1/ps2. Gameplay involves a bit of strategy you can block some attacks but you will need to avoid /interrupt the real powerfull attacks.
  14. Apr 18, 2013
    As a kid I used to play games as Double Dragon on the Game Boy. For some reason this game reminds me of those sort of games.

    Sacred Citadel brings such a beat em up with simple combo's, action RPG elements such as loot (gold/weapons/armor/potions/food for health), leveling up, potions and temporary for example +6 attack, +6 defense adding christals. The game has a bit of comic book like
    look to it and the humor is similair to that of Overlord. The game is divided in 4 acts with each about 5 levels and keeps up a score resulting in bronze or silver or gold (there are leaderboards). You play as a warrior or ranger or seraphim mage or shaman. The basic attack is dual weapons and special/power attacks depends on which class you chose. You mostly roll away to evade attacks forwards or backwards or up or down. I did not experience problems due to lag as some mention. You have to be a bit tactical defeating the foes because either there a lot of them and/or your battling a level boss. The flying attack is used to knockdown flying opponents. You can play this game co op with max 3 players.

    If you don't mind some button bashing and simple combo's. If you like the idea of a beat em up combined with action RPG elements wrapped up in bit of comic book like graphics and Overlord humor.
    Then I would consider buying this game or play at least the demo available on the official website. This game costs 15,- and your expections should be according the price tag.
  15. Apr 17, 2013
    Poor control, limited combos, artificial intelligence often fails too many times. repetitive gameplay maybe it could be fun to play with a friend on coop mode, else this game is not worth it
  16. Apr 17, 2013
    Pros: The visuals and theme are great. Game play is decent if you have a console controller for your PC.

    Cons: This game was clearly designed for console and the developers were too lazy to even implement correct PC controls for the port. The keyboard controls for this game are abysmal and mouse keys are not even programmable in the key bind options. Servers are unstable and playing
    co-op online is essentially impossible at this point.

    Summary: Buy this only if there is a 75% off steam sale. May be fun to play with your child on a console, but offers little for a mature gamer.
  17. Apr 18, 2013
    Combat is quite repetitive. Fun to play while watching tv or listening to an audiobook at the same time...
    I wouldn't consider this a sacred game.
    It does look like an IOS type game. Simple controls, blocky mid-rez graphics, very short in every respect. Story isn't worth mentionning imo.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 2, 2013
    A pale imitation of Castle Crashers with an empty multiplayer lobby.
  2. May 14, 2013
    Fine for an hour at a time, but shouldn’t be treated as anything other than a lower alternative to better games doing the same thing.
  3. May 13, 2013
    The game is pleasant to look at but quickly became tedious and repetitive (even though it’s short – took me less than 4 hours to complete). There’s no challenge in it either – the enemies grow stronger, but the hero does that faster due to the character development system and new weapons. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.64]