Gaming Nexus writes: "Action RPGs are difficult to get right. At their core, they're just games about killing tons and tons of enemies and looting the bodies, all the while perfecting that ultimate character build. Most are highly derivative, allowing players to almost mindlessly boot up and dive right in. And while Sacred 2 looks on the surface much like many other action RPGs I've come across, the tweaks to the formula set this in a category a little off-center to the rest of the genre. Some players may find this off-putting, especially at first, but after a while Sacred 2 grew on me, and I could see some shine beneath the admittedly tarnished surface."