Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 45
  2. Negative: 2 out of 45
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  1. Sacred 2 is an excellent game that excels in many aspects while not doing anything terribly new or innovative for the genre.
  2. A fantastic console experience and it comes highly recommended. It does have flaws, and some strange graphical bugs that pop up from time to time, but despite all that I look forward to playing the game for months to come, and I think 360 and PS3 owners should absolutely plan on either playing, or picking up, this action RPG.
  3. 91
    Sacred 2 turns out to be a great couch game, largely because you can play co-op with a friend at your side. But the real surprise is that the folks at Ascaron managed to create a mostly-great interface for the XB360 and PS3 controller, giving you faster and easier access to more combat abilities than you could use in the PC version.
  4. I have to say that this is seriously in my top 5 RPG’s this console generation and that is saying a lot with such company as Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Fallout 3. So saying that I say this is a must buy for role playing gamers is no understatement and I am hoping for downloadable content and a sequel. This maybe a rental for a few but it is a must buy for everyone else.
  5. The interface is slick and easy to maneuver, the graphics solid, and the gameplay familiar and yet open enough to allow you to breathe a bit. Sure, the Diablo formula gets stale after a while, and this is no exception, but if the game does nothing else it proves that this genre fits in perfectly on the console—a pretty big achievement, really.
  6. The bottom line here is with Diablo 2 ten years behind us and Diablo 3 still off in the distance somewhere, being a mediocre version of the great one is almost a compliment. Almost. And Sacred 2 almost succeeds in its imitation.
  7. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is not the perfect console RPG but it’s really enjoyable and highly addicting.
  8. Single player is a bit of a bore but get Sacred 2 online and it will be hard to turn off.
  9. Sacred 2 is fun for what it is, but ultimately fails to capture the old Diablo magic. Combat is nowhere near the tight, tactical paradise that Diablo II could reach in its better moments, and the framerate is a constant drag.
  10. Sacred 2 is a solid game that offers PS3 owners a quality dungeon-crawling game that it was lacking. However, just be prepared to get your hands dirty if you really want to fully understand everything in the game.
  11. Random asshat aside -- whom you'll find on just about any game -- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel should be added to the backlog of anyone who loves a good loot-collection game, particularly one like this that doesn't impose a short timeline or ridiculously low level cap.
  12. You won't be disappointed with the hack 'n slash goodness the game provides - even if you've done it all before.
  13. 76
    Given half a chance, Sacred 2 will swallow your life. You’ll find a highly enjoyable experience here – if a little rough around the edges. But it’s compelling stuff nonetheless.
  14. With the exception of menu interfaces and loading times in towns, this is actually better than the PC version, if just for the fact that it didn’t crash once during my combined 50 hours of playtime.
  15. 75
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is just your typical everyday hack-and-slash RPG title.
  16. Sacred 2 is a near 1:1 port of the original pc release, with his flaws and his strong hack'n slash mechanic. Apart from a weak storyline and a limping frame rate the game is perfect for the players who want to spend a lot of hours looting corpses serching for the best armour and the biggest sword.
  17. 73
    Sacred 2 Fallen Angel in its console version is a good game. It spite of its technical flaws (though nothing dramatic) or the uncomfortable camera, it has its virtues like its durability (more than 100 hours), its active level development and the fun multiplayer matches.
  18. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    If you carry dice in your back pocket, Sacred 2 is worth a shot. [Aug 2009, p.79]
  19. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    Loads of geeky fun. [Aug 2009, p.118]
  20. 70
    Sacred 2 is definitely not a game I can recommend to anyone and everyone. Only particular players are going to enjoy this game, while others will log a few hours into it, and quickly lose interest. It's a shame because it has been a long time since we've had a strong console hack-and-slash game, and while Sacred 2 will provide you with something to fill the hack-and-slash void, it will not leave you entirely fulfilled.
  21. It may not be an everyman game, but it sits in a genre cruelly under-represented outside of PCs, and is very good at what it does.
  22. The hack-and-slash role-playing game Sacred 2 may feel more at home on console systems than it does on the PC, but the game design still leaves something to be desired.
  23. Play at your own pace and forgive the technical quirks, though, and you'll appreciate this game for what it is.
  24. A technically unsound yet utterly addictive action RPG.
  25. Basically a nice Action-RPG which is its own worst enemy with repetitive gameplay, complicated inventory and a dull story.
  26. Despite its many flaws, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a fun hack-and-slash RPG that will appease fans of the genre.
  27. AceGamez
    70
    It's far from perfect, but it's still a great choice for RPG fans to grind through this summer, especially those who are looking for a more sociable gaming experience.
  28. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel plays it safe with a straightforward experience that will satisfy its fans.
  29. Sacred 2 is a flawed game, but that was when it was on the PC. On the consoles, it's even worse (did I mention there are framerate issues as well?) It's not really worth it; its few redeeming features (offline co-op, for example) don't work and don't feel like they're much fun. if you really want to play Sacred 2, then play it on the PC.
  30. 65
    The true draw here is the combat and class customization, so if you've got a few friends around, it could serve as a solid distraction for a while with its options for online play while you wait for something better to come along.
  31. Fun combat, crazy depth, and varied character classes outshine clunky menus and complex interface issues.
  32. 65
    Unfortunately Sacred 2 is not better than its predecessor, but all in all it is an 'fine' RPG. Especially the big world is really recommendation worthy.
  33. Sacred 2 doesn’t deliver, but I still had some fun with it. For a console fans it is pretty good RPG, but that is mostly because there aren’t many games like Sacred 2.
  34. I would like to give this game a higher score to reflect this, but the bugs mentioned in this review are unforgivable and can ruin an otherwise great gaming experience.
  35. A strong 5 or a weak 6? The end result doesn't really change the fact that - although I somewhat enjoyed playing Sacred 2 - it contains way too many bugs and is far too repetitive and unengaging to sparkle among the higher numbers. But if you really like role playing games it may be worth the effort.
  36. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    60
    Just follow the quest arrows, and spank everyone in your path. Rinse and repeat. Mental patients weave baskets because it’s calming - this is the same deal. [Sept 2009, p.70]
  37. 60
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a mindless blend of walking, jamming on the attack button, and repetitive objectives -- but it still ends up being a lot of fun, provided your patience can tolerate the crippling halt after a technical meltdown.
  38. Sacred 2 has the potential to be a good game. Ultimately, it's combat, boring story, convoluted world map, and lack of character customization drags it down considerably.
  39. Games Master UK
    60
    Brings nothing new to action/RPGs other than another excuse for time-consuming level grinding. [July 2009, p.75]
  40. It's a shameless copy of Diablo, but this action role player still has some personality of its own.
  41. Sacred 2 may do a lot, but it does it poorly.
  42. PSM3 Magazine UK
    51
    At least the level grinding is semi-entertaining. [July 2009, p.76]
  43. Despite the tedious missions, wonky controls and piss-poor visuals, it can cast a strange spell over you.
  44. As a multiplayer game, it can provide some entertaining moments with some like-minded friends. As a single player RPG, it is deeply flawed.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Dec 25, 2011
    0
    First off, I'm not a troll or a griefer. I don't wander around the Internet, **** on other people's work for my own sad pleasure. What I amFirst off, I'm not a troll or a griefer. I don't wander around the Internet, **** on other people's work for my own sad pleasure. What I am about to say is an opinion from a pretty reasonable guy.

    That being said Sacred 2 is, literally and in every grammatical sense of the word, one of the very worst games I have ever encountered in my twentysomething years of electronic gaming. I wanted to like this game, I had a really strong reason to like this game. I couldn't stand more than 15 minutes of this game. A bit of background. My wife and I are both gamers, but we generally like very different types of games. She: MMOs and builder sims. Me: Strategy wargames, RPG's and overly-complicated 4x sims. Not a lot of opportunity to share things. Luckily, we both agree on one thing: Diablo clones. We both like them, we're both good at them and they can be excellent 2 player cooperatives. It's one of our things, we both love spending an evening playing console sword and sorcery games for hours. No, we're usually not sober when this happens, it's all part of the fun. Anyway, we've been in a bit of a dry spell for games we would both enjoy. There was a bit of a golden age when the console versions of Baldur's Gate and its sequel came out, but thinner pickings over the last couple years. Recently, we've only had the perfectly-adequate-for-five-bucks Dungeon Hunter and the delightful DeathSpank games, hamstrung as they were by an insultingly shallow 2 player. Anyway, I only recently heard about Sacred 2 and saw the favorable-but-not-enthusiastic rating on metacritic. I forged ahead and bought it, figuring my wife and I's love for the genre would be willing to ignore a few flaws for thirty or forty hours. We boot it up and without any fuss are at a character creation screen. Not even an intro animation, options menu, nothing. I guess I'm not as much of a no-fuss person as I thought, I would have appreciated a little hint that I was starting the game and a clue about what I should be doing. Characters created, we drop into some sort of final rite of passage and told to go. No real hint where, non-linear map. ooooookkkayyyyy. Long story short, 15 minutes later we've wandered drunkenly through a village trying to figure out what button combinations do what. No quick walk through the HUD like every other tutorial on the face of the planet. And the loading screen tips.... probably helpful but they disappear off the screen in two seconds so you can't read them.

    Graphically, the game would have looked clunky and dated on a PS2. Very big pixels, so whenever anything moves, the edges flicker (people who played a lot of 16 bit games will know what I'm talking about). Music was hair-band awful.... because a lot of it sounded like tribute bands to Winger and Poison. Dialog was read by actresses who sounded like they were really annoyed at having to read this ridiculous **** Combat was slow and clunky. Even tiny little details were done badly. With two characters on screen, each was assigned a color: Light green and light blue. Two very similar colors. The makers of the game could have given these guys any color in the rainbow, but in a two person game, where you spend a significant fraction of your time mistakenly thinking the other character is in fact, yours, the makers of the game choose two, nearly identical colors. So to summarize. I really really wanted to like this game. My expectations were not especially high. This game failed in every way I can think of a game failing.
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  2. TonyW
    Jul 29, 2009
    5
    Not really all that special. Some cool things, but with a frame rate that makes me feel like I'm running on an old rig (it's a PS3,Not really all that special. Some cool things, but with a frame rate that makes me feel like I'm running on an old rig (it's a PS3, please keep in mind that I cannot upgrade it play your game more smoothly!), and a camera that refuses to even let me see the horizon ("just..let...me...look...up!"), I'll pass. Full Review »
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    This is an excellent open world rpg. I've played over 100 hours of this game and still haven't finished it, or found everything there is toThis is an excellent open world rpg. I've played over 100 hours of this game and still haven't finished it, or found everything there is to explore. This game has open world exploration, unique character classes, loot, 100's of hours of gameplay, my god what else could you ask for. Excellent game. Full Review »