The Escapist writes: "Bigger isn't always better. But modern RPGs aren't satisfied unless everything about them is measured in acres, gigabytes, mountain ranges and millennia. For many of us mortal gamers, plunging into the depths of vast alternate realities can be a wearying experience. The exasperation eventually passes, but it takes a doggedness of spirit to rise above the earlier levels' trivial errands. Sacred 2 takes exactly this kind of determination to enjoy, but there are jewels in the dirt to be found if you bring a sturdy shovel".