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  • Summary: Sacrifice provides a truly fresh approach in the 3-D RTS genre, allowing players to act as both commander and combatant over huge, real-time, generated landscapes in single or multiplayer modes. Wizards will not be disappointed as Sacrifice serves up over 50 spells and creatures. [Interplay]
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
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  1. If William Blake made a videogame, it would be this. If that isn't a recommendation, nothing is.
  2. You find a spectacularly violent and wonderfully thrilling adventure composed of epic, earth-shattering battles between deities' champions, fought in a dreamlike landscape as weird and varied as it is beautiful.
  3. No matter how smooth, pretty or great sounding a game is, if it ain't got that swing it ain't got a thing. Sacrifice has swing, oh lordy, it has swing.
  4. The best fully 3D real-time strategy yet. [Feb 2001, p.58]
  5. Despite a few minor control problems that crop up during battles, Sacrifice emerges unscathed with graphics, sound, gameplay and artificial intelligence that are all of extremely high caliber.
  6. The few weaknesses come from repetitive gameplay in the single-player game, simplistic tactics that often boil down to "get 'em," and steep system requirements.
  7. The camera view is frustrating, the controls are frustrating, the AI is frustrating, the resource system is frustrating, the missions are frustrating, and above all the fact that this game isn't half as good as we were all hoping it would be is very, very frustrating.

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. NickR.
    Jan 26, 2008
    10
    This game pioneered the 3D RTS landscape and paved the way for games such as Gloom, Natural Selection, and Savage.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 3, 2005
    10
    The last truly innovative game I have played. An all-time favorite with great production values and gameplay.
  3. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    This is one of the old games i played together with "Clive barkers" undying.

    And again is a monolith and one of the few hybrid RTSRPG games
    This is one of the old games i played together with "Clive barkers" undying.

    And again is a monolith and one of the few hybrid RTSRPG games that really work.

    The story is fantasy with a bit of a twist. Think Discworld kind of absurd humor, but with serious tone.

    The story in itself dont sound so great , its basicly a mage that made a deal with a demon to "destroy his enemies" that kind of destroyed that world, and now follows the mage over different planes wrecking havoc.

    But the gameplay! its immersing and clever! You steer your mage on the battlefield commanding dragons and druids , combined with excellent graphics for its days, and a soundtrack that still blows me out the window, it makes a battle , feel like a titanic clash !

    The Soul Gathering system is also fun and makes for awesome multiplayer skirmishes and needs to be played to understand correctly.

    This is a game i recommend everyone to try, and for the low price its now selling for, you get one of the best handcrafted rpg hybrid in history, in my own humble opinion
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  4. Jul 29, 2013
    10
    An excellent game with lots of innovative ideas. Great story, and a very nice touch with reloading "this is not what actually happened". TheAn excellent game with lots of innovative ideas. Great story, and a very nice touch with reloading "this is not what actually happened". The artwork was amazing for the time. Really one of the best games ever, and surely one of the best in the RTS genre. Expand
  5. StevenS.
    Mar 2, 2003
    10
    I really enjoy the level editor, because you're free to use all characters and graphics... Only it was hard to find the right triggers, I really enjoy the level editor, because you're free to use all characters and graphics... Only it was hard to find the right triggers, but I figured it all out... Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2014
    9
    A lot of things could be said about this overlooked gem of a game, here are some of them:
    Innovative, imaginative, fun, funny, weird,
    A lot of things could be said about this overlooked gem of a game, here are some of them:
    Innovative, imaginative, fun, funny, weird, engaging... I could go on and on.
    There are no bad sides to this game that I could think of.
    Pick it up and have some fun.
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  7. AnonymousMC
    Oct 9, 2009
    5
    Pain in the a$$ to play. Hard to figure out what's going on. The game itself is impressive and the graphics are nice, but thePain in the a$$ to play. Hard to figure out what's going on. The game itself is impressive and the graphics are nice, but the implementation and controls can leave you befuddled and frustrated. I never want to hear the words "your creatures are dying" ever again. Expand

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