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. AceGamez
    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.
  2. Basically a nice Action-RPG which is its own worst enemy with repetitive gameplay, complicated inventory and a dull story.
  3. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel plays it safe with a straightforward experience that will satisfy its fans.
  4. Play at your own pace and forgive the technical quirks, though, and you'll appreciate this game for what it is.
  5. 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.
  6. Games Master UK
    Brings nothing new to action/RPGs other than another excuse for time-consuming level grinding. [July 2009, p.75]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Sacred 2 may do a lot, but it does it poorly.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. It's a shameless copy of Diablo, but this action role player still has some personality of its own.
  13. Fun combat, crazy depth, and varied character classes outshine clunky menus and complex interface issues.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    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]
  15. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Loads of geeky fun. [Aug 2009, p.118]
  16. A technically unsound yet utterly addictive action RPG.
  17. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    If you carry dice in your back pocket, Sacred 2 is worth a shot. [Aug 2009, p.79]
  18. 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.
  19. PSM3 Magazine UK
    At least the level grinding is semi-entertaining. [July 2009, p.76]
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Despite its many flaws, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a fun hack-and-slash RPG that will appease fans of the genre.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
User Score

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
    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
    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 ("!"), I'll pass. Full Review »
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    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 »