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Salt and Sacrifice (2022) (and its prequel Salt and Sanctuary) is an fighting adventure game that's intentionally difficult and dark. You play by exploring the side-on world, fighting enemies with swords and other weapons. It's a strange combination of cartoon visuals and the high blood content is off-putting, but for those old enough it offers a challenging adventure

You play by working through a series of encounters to progress through the dark dungeon spaces. The game lets you go where you want to, so you have to be careful not to stray too far too quickly as you can encounter really powerful enemies.

As you progress (and have died many times) you find literally hundreds of weapons and items. These things can help, but you need to experiment (or check online guides) to understand which work best together with your chosen character. Then there are magic and role-play progress to understand and put to use. It's a lot, but it steadily becomes more enjoyable as things click together.

The result is a skill-focused game where you can die quickly (and frustratingly) but for those who like this kind of punishment it's a fantastic example.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Salt and Sacrifice 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 21 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action, Adventure, Platform and Role-Play elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. There is a local multiplayer option for co-operative and versus play, as well as being able to leave (and read) helpful (or not so helpful) messages for other players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent bloody arcade style violence. Violence is typical of arcade style side-scrolling games featuring various amounts of blood and gore.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.


Salt and Sacrifice usually costs £13.59 to £16.75.

Salt and Sacrifice

Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -

Salt and Sanctuary

Steam Store PC £13.59
Steam Store Mac £13.59
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/05/2022

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action, Adventure, Platform and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Developer: Ska Studios (@SkaStudios)

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