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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  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. PC Gamer
    90
    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. Daily Radar
    88
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 3, 2005
    10
    The last truly innovative game I have played. An all-time favorite with great production values and gameplay.
  2. 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
  3. Mar 23, 2016
    10
    Most innovative game of this genre. Graphics are really nice and story is thrilling. The game offers a large variety of endings. GameMost innovative game of this genre. Graphics are really nice and story is thrilling. The game offers a large variety of endings. Game mechanics are easy to understand and both soundtrack and voicing are perfect. Expand
  4. DarkfallW.
    Aug 20, 2009
    10
    A True Classic. They don't make games like this anymore, and it's a true shame. This game is challenging and addictive, worth at A True Classic. They don't make games like this anymore, and it's a true shame. This game is challenging and addictive, worth at least five playthroughs in single player mode and providing skirmish type maps in multi-player mode. Unfortunately the Internet Server is down for good, but you can still match up against the computer and enjoy a good skirmish in Multi-Player mode. For only eight dollars on steam you have got to give this game a try. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2020
    9
    Sacrifice follows a very unique approach. It mixes real-time strategy with 3D third person perspective. And this idea works out wonderful. TheSacrifice follows a very unique approach. It mixes real-time strategy with 3D third person perspective. And this idea works out wonderful. The graphics and gameplay are nearly perfect! Clearly a must-play! 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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