Salt And Sacrifice Review (Epic Games Store)

Our Salt And Sacrifice Review take us to a place called Altarstone, The Kingdom’s precious peace is threatened by the arrival of “Mages” – creatures of pure elemental malice. The Kingdom has responded by forming a Marked Inquisition, a cursed organization assembled of the condemned, charged with rooting out and destroying all Magic.

Salt And Sacrifice Review Pros:

  • Beautifully dark grim graphics.
  • 2.97GB Download size.
  • Epic Games Store achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Character creator choices – name, 8 classes (assassin/cleric/fighter/duelist/highblade/paladin/ranger/sage), 12 crimes (alchemy/arson/blasphemy/brigandry/drunkness/forgery/heresy/lasciviousness/smuggling/sumptuousness/ursuary/vagrancy), male/female, hari/eye/whiskers/eyebrow colours along with hairstyle, 7 ancestry (dusk/highlander/Mountain/oasis/sun/wood/Valley).
  • Powerful soundtrack.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, display mode, frame rate lock, HDR support, Hud scale slider, and menu scale slider.
  • Blood – on/off.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • A love letter to Dark Souls-style games.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and the controller buttons.
  • The network interactions can be turned on and off along with optional password protection.
  • Player marker choices – always-on, local co-op only, Co-op only, and off.
  • Pardoners Vale is your main hub/safe space where you can use shops, blacksmiths, heal, and more unlocks as you play.
  • The portal to take you to the world is controlled by runes, enter runes to open the door, and mission and found rune codes can be auto-filled otherwise you have free control.
  • Button prompted interactions.
  • Obelisks in the world can be touched to activate and with them you can rest and resupply, return to camp or nothing.
  • Stamina-based system for jumping, attacking, and dodging.
  • Scavenge resources from bodies, the environment, and mining.
  • Dark grim atmosphere.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Salt is the currency used for leveling up and is dropped from enemies and items.
  • Leveling up will increase stats and must be done in the hub.
  • Tree of Skill is where you can unlock new abilities and buffs.
  • You can pet the animals.
  • Leave and read messages from other players.
  • Enhance equipment allows you to upgrade all your gear with resources.
  • For crafting recipes you have to hunt down mages with the portal.
  • Mages act almost like a boss fight but first you chase them down, they can enhance enemies with magic and it all culminates in a face off.
  • The grappling hook allows a lot more verticality.
  • Bestiary fulls in as you fight new enemies.
  • Factions support allows you to play PvP online.
  • Craft and earn powerful weapons and armour from mages.
  • Multiple choice encounters.

Salt And Sacrifice Review Cons:

  • The tutorial approach taken is limited and often missed, it’s pop ups but you have to hit the very small stakes in the ground for them to appear.
  • Hard to see enemies.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • The main hub is so large it’s easy to get lost or confused.
  • Does a bad job of introducing new players into the world.

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Salt And Sacrifice:

Official website.

Developer: SKA Studios

Publisher: SKA Studios

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Epic Games Store

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10


The original Salt and Sanctuary gave us a solid idea of how a 2D soulslike game can and should be, it maintained everything you came to expect, and like I say it nailed it. Here in the sequel, everything is bigger and more brutal than before! You have a huge hub world with shops, important people, and more, the locations are definitely bigger and feel more like an adventure and not a case of following breadcrumbs until the boss fight. They have introduced new mechanics like Mages who are boss fights that take over the place with you fighting them at different times in different places. The runes idea for areas is one that seems OK but could have more meaning to it as time goes on, online Co-op is here and so is local so it’s never been easier to Co-op. I’m bad at these games and continue to be but in this game I can get a lot further and feel myself getting better more than ever. Honestly, it’s like a whole new game, and only the general atmosphere and aesthetic remain from the first game. I think that outside of the big boy soulslike, Salt and Sacrifice is one of the best soulslike games out there.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!