Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - hands-on

Can the 360 version catch up with PC?

Dec 12, 2007

Pack up your plasma rifle because it’s time for us to don the wizard’s cap and break out the dice. Sacred 2 doesn’t have a lot of competition on the 360, but then that’s because its closest rival is the average superhero romp Marvel Ultimate Alliance. You’d have to go back to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II on the original Xbox to find something vaguely similar. Newcomers to the series fear not: Sacred 2 takes place 2000 years before the first game, so no experience is necessary.

It’s a hugely ambitious project for the German-based developers, primarily due to the incorporation of Live. The entire world is built using a multiplayer engine, so while it’s possible to complete the quest on your own you can invite friends into your game at any point to lend a hand. Up to six players can cooperate in any one match, although this can only be achieved by linking three consoles; each with two players.