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  • Summary: Sacred's Dynamic World of Exploration. Unlike any other fantasy action RPG, Sacred offers players an enormous world comprised of 16 regions with virtually unlimited opportunities for exploration. This world contains highly detailed landscapes, complete with villages and towns and even aSacred's Dynamic World of Exploration. Unlike any other fantasy action RPG, Sacred offers players an enormous world comprised of 16 regions with virtually unlimited opportunities for exploration. This world contains highly detailed landscapes, complete with villages and towns and even a day/night cycle with varying weather systems. Regions vary from forests and mountains to deserts, catacombs and ice-covered landmasses. More than three quarters of the world are open to the players from the very start - no unlocks needed. [Encore Software] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Sacred made me forget how disappointed I have been with many RPG’s over the last few years, was wonderful to play, and provided many hours RPG paradise.
  2. The sheer amount of content alone and the general high quality feel of the game is enough to make this a must have for most RPG fans. If it wasn't for the bugs and the glitches, this is an easy 90+ game.
  3. PC Gamer
    82
    People don't typically play action-RPGs for their riveting narratives. They want fast-paced combat, lots of environments and beasties, and tons of cool magic weapons, armor, and loot. Sacred's got all that in spades. [June 2004, p.69]
  4. A great-looking, generally solid action role-playing game that provides a few interesting gameplay innovations...But its combat system is also somewhat finicky and unrewarding, which is a significant problem for what's fundamentally a hack-and-slash RPG.
  5. Although it doesn’t offer anything new, Sacred wields a metaphorical mace of monster mash with pride and panache. This is slick action adventuring with a lack of ambition but no shortage of charm.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Hopelessly addicted RPG enthusiasts will probably not be able to resist its allure but you won't find any lasting peace and happiness deep down in your soul once you've completed it. Next!
  7. 45
    A somewhat interesting action/RPG title underneath all the terrible flaws.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    I LOVED IT, it was on it's time one of the best games RPG I've played, excellent quest I even restarted the game a couple of times. TheI LOVED IT, it was on it's time one of the best games RPG I've played, excellent quest I even restarted the game a couple of times. The internet part is very good aswell and the game is really good Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2020
    10
    Recuerdo cuando tenia 8 o 9 años y lo jugué por primera vez, fue mi primer RPG y si bien no es lo mejor de lo mejor, este juego es mi infanciaRecuerdo cuando tenia 8 o 9 años y lo jugué por primera vez, fue mi primer RPG y si bien no es lo mejor de lo mejor, este juego es mi infancia y mi introducción al mundo de los juegos de rol, la historia es muy gratificante.
    OJO si esperan un juego muy complejo con decisiones que afecten tu progreso este juego NO es para ti, pero si esperas sumergirte en una historia decente en un mundo abierto de fantasía entonces SI debes jugarlo.
    100% recomendable.
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  3. Dec 10, 2013
    9
    Sacred was the first game to introduce me to the Hack n Slash genre. That's right, I never played Diablo at the time even though I'm oldSacred was the first game to introduce me to the Hack n Slash genre. That's right, I never played Diablo at the time even though I'm old enough to should have been doing that back then. But somehow I skipped it and it was this game that taught me what I was missing out on, and then some. Highly addictive gameplay, appealing graphics (there is something about the grittiness of Sacred 1 that I really prefer to its smoothed out successor), badly voiced but fun characters. It's a game that doesn't take itself too seriously but at the same time may provide some challenge, especially early on if you want to advance too far too soon.

    The skill progression is simple yet diverse. The difference in skills and weapon use are well implemented; each character does feel unique. After finishing the main Ancaria campaign (which took ages since I felt I had to explore every inch of the map) I must admit I didn't have much interest left to complete the Underworld campaign (Gold edition add-on). To me it didn't feel as a real part of the game, both storywise and mapwise. But I do love the two extra characters, they are both my favorites to use. The demon's spells are interesting to play around with (more then just your common fire ball, you'll need the battle mage for that kind of work) and the dwarfs cannon gun and use of mines is quite satisfying.

    I like both Sacred and Sacred 2, but this is the game that will remain somewhat special to me. Even though by now I do understand what Diablo (1 & 2) is all about. So yes, of course I would recommend this game, play it!
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  4. May 2, 2012
    8
    I enjoyed this game very much. It has some minor issues that other like games have, such as not being able to choose the sex of the class butI enjoyed this game very much. It has some minor issues that other like games have, such as not being able to choose the sex of the class but those are cosmetic. Great storyline and fun quests. It never hurts to be able to trample the bad guys with your horse either. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2020
    7
    Наиграл в своё время миллион часов в неё, но прошёл лишь единожды. Игра очень атмосферная, у неё крутой саундтрек, что затягивает в неёНаиграл в своё время миллион часов в неё, но прошёл лишь единожды. Игра очень атмосферная, у неё крутой саундтрек, что затягивает в неё надолго.
    Отмечу три жирных минуса:
    1) Система развития. Игрок мало на что влияет.
    2) Постоянный респаун врагов. Крайне утомляет.
    3) Локации запоминаются и в них можно вернуться, но в этом абсолютно нет никакого смысла. А хотелось бы побегать по некоторым из побольше. Вместо необъятного размера мира, я бы хотел его более проработанным. Здесь же всё выливается в линейное прохождение сюжета и параллельных (крайне унылых) побочных заданий.
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  6. KelemvorT.
    Apr 19, 2004
    6
    This game has potential but it seems somewhat upolished. The graphic engine is far from optimized, pathfinding is horrible, the skill-system This game has potential but it seems somewhat upolished. The graphic engine is far from optimized, pathfinding is horrible, the skill-system is bad and sometimes next to useless. Nvertheless the game is fun to play, but the mentioned flaws prevent the game from beeing a good game. Expand
  7. Brad
    Jun 12, 2005
    0
    Won't load and full of errors...can't play....wasted $30.

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