View Deals

Monster Sanctuary

4.6 out of 5
31 User Ratings
5 Stars
65%
5 Stars
65%
4 Stars
35%
4 Stars
35%
3 Stars
0%
3 Stars
0%
2 Stars
0%
2 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%
steam logo
Wishlist
Monster taming meets metroidvania. Collect, train and battle monsters in a lovely side-view pixel world. Buy Monster Sanctuary now!
£13.11
£15.99
-18%
GBflagActivates in United Kingdom
Payments:
paypal
visa
mastercard
googlepay
american-express

Special Offers

5%
Off your next order 
The coupon will be emailed to you when you purchase this product. Exclusions apply.

About Monster Sanctuary

About this game

Master the Monster Sanctuary!

Delve deep into the Metroidvania inspired world of Monster Sanctuary, explore the expansive lands and call upon your monsters to lend their aid in and out of combat! Use their unique skills to fly, ride and brute force your way through environmental puzzles and precise platforming! The world is yours to traverse as you see fit, are you ready to take on the Sanctuary?

Collect, Evolve and Battle!

Your quest begins with a choice of an ancient spectral familiar, a wistful monster who will guide your first steps into the sanctuary. They will be by your side as you catch your first of 101 monsters. From here it is up to you to hatch, collect and train monsters from across the world! Each possesses unique abilities and a skill tree for you to customise as your team grows in strength.

Battle it out in Strategic Combat!

Strategically order your attacks for maximum efficiency, stacking your attacks to deal devastating combos! Grind and find your strongest team to earn the rarest of monster eggs! Encounter formidable foes, endurance challenges and train an unbeatable team!

Clash in Head to Head Battles Across the Globe!

Face off in a test of skill and ability in online player vs player! Gather and train monsters, max out their skill trees and take on friends and foes in an epic battle to have the last monsters standing!

Game Details

Release Date:
August 28, 2019
Developer:
Moi Rai Games
Publisher:
Team17 Digital Ltd
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Monster Sanctuary
Link:

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 mb video memory

Critic Reviews

80

TheGamer

80 / 100
"Monster Sanctuary is a Pokémon game smashed together with pixel-art, JRPGs, and Metroidvanias. If that's not a recipe for an indie game hit, then I don't know what is."

Noisy Pixel

80 / 100
"Monster Sanctuary might not look like any monster-collecting RPG you’ve seen before, but its blend of genres creates a fun and exciting adventure for hours. The more you put...

The Games Machine

88 / 100
"Monster Sanctuary merges a complex turn-based combat RPG we are used to see in big JRPG productions with metroidvania-style exploration and succeeds in both genres. Pixel...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

Monster Sanctuary Statistics

Statistics Powered By

Play Time Statistics

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%

Time Played

< 1 Hour
0%
~1 Hour
0%
~2 Hours
0%
~4 Hours
0%
~8 Hours
0%
~12 Hours
0%
~20 Hours
23.08%
~40 Hours
61.54%
~60 Hours
15.38%
>= 80 Hours
0%
Achievement Hunter?
0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0%
Easy
9.09%
Just Right
72.73%
Tough
13.64%
Unforgiving
4.55%
Relax & enjoy! 72.73%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

Completion Statistics

0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%

Play Behaviour

Tried It
3.57%
Played It
42.86%
Halfway
7.14%
Beat It
28.57%
Conquered It
17.86%
Completionist! 17.86%  of players have Conquered It

Monster Sanctuary User Reviews

All our customer reviews are open and honest. We publish all reviews that are relevant and follow our guidelines.

User Rating

Average score from 31 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
65%
5 Stars
65%
4 Stars
35%
4 Stars
35%
3 Stars
0%
3 Stars
0%
2 Stars
0%
2 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%
1 Stars
0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers.
1 - 8 of 14 Reviews

Recommended

Vedian
Verified purchase
I initially played this game on the XBox Game Pass, and went up to the Mystical Workshop. I bought it back recently on Steam, after it got out of the Pass. This is a very enjoyable game, very well thought through. It is a mix of platforming, monster collection, strategy, duels, and secret hunting. All is very well balanced, and you'll find yourself wanting more. All the monsters have their own capabilities, and an extensive list of skills. You'll have to find the best synergies that work out for you and for specific encounters. I've never found myself completely stalled, and there's always a challenge you'll want to overcome. Secret hunting is fun, too, and requires you to look for special abilities from monsters (destroying secret walls, levitating, grappling, orbs activation, etc) to hunt for chest and more. There's also some tinkering as you'll be able to upgrade the equipment for your monsters. Light- and dark-shifting of monsters allows to to find even more synergies and strategies. Musics are also a plus. Without being exceptional, they are good enough to keep you entertained all the time. Graphics are cute, too. Very good game, you'll not be disappointed !
Did you find this review helpful?

Fun and Challenging

TheCrazedKat
Verified purchase
I absolutely love this game. It's a hidden gem. So many monsters to choose from and they all have strengths. It's a challenging game, and it makes me want to keep trying
Did you find this review helpful?

This game continues to impress me more than the multi-billion dollar franchise that inspired it.

TheGuardianFox
Verified purchase
It takes upon the foundations of Pokemon and evolves and improves it more than TPC has since the attack changes in gen 4. With the latest FREE update they have randomizers and Nuzlocke options built right into the game itself. No need for mods or hacking or emulation or just keeping up with weird rules on your own. This is something the Pokemon devs could easily do if they could even be bothered. But no, with Pokemon we can't even get them to give us basic difficulty options. Indy devs do what Nintendon't. Get this.
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

Made it to the end
Verified purchase
I enjoyed this game, it more skill based than other Monster training games I've played. I also enjoyed the platformer challenges. The more challenging platformer bits are optional for treasure. Very well made game. I'm too weak to battle people online, and I didn't take the time to 100% complete the game. I was excited to see a "New Game Plus" option after completion. I might come back to it again later but for now I have fond memories.
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

Mistling
Verified purchase
I really enjoyed this game! It combines collectathon fun with true adventure.
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
More pokemon than a metroidvania but still a blast to play
Did you find this review helpful?

Recommended

deka19
Verified purchase
I recommend this game. It's similar to Pokemon
Did you find this review helpful?

Really good game that most people sleep on

JokeDeity
Verified purchase
This game is honestly surprising. They nailed the Pokemon aspect and frankly the Metroidvania side of things is pretty good to but a bit bland. I would highly recommend this to monster collecting fans, but not necessarily to fans of Metroidvania style games as they would likely be very bored with this game. All in all I think they have a good first game here and hope they continue into a sequel and can double down on everything that made this one so good. Great music and art work on display here.
Did you find this review helpful?

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Deluxe
Somewhere in the middle. 9% of GameFAQs users said Monster Sanctuary is Simple or Easy. 73% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 18% of GameFAQs users said Monster Sanctuary is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Monster Sanctuary is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 mb video memory
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 38 hours. 77% of users played Monster Sanctuary for over 40 hours.
83% of critics on Metacritic recommend Monster Sanctuary. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
86% of Fanatical users recommend Monster Sanctuary. The average review score is 4.6/5
Yes, 86% of Fanatical users and 83% of critics on Metacritic recommend Monster Sanctuary.
Monster Sanctuary was released on August 28, 2019
Monster Sanctuary is published by Team17 Digital Ltd
Monster Sanctuary was developed by Moi Rai Games
Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as Exploration, Metroidvania, Adventure, and RPG
Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as Creature Collector, Pixel Graphics, Fantasy, and Side Scroller
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as having PvP
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as Metroidvania
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Monster Sanctuary as Adventure

Related games

News & Features

Less than 1% of orders are flagged for manual authorization. This process can take up to one working day, but orders are normally reviewed within a few hours.