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  • Summary: Inspired by the shout-out-loud awesome adventures of Serious Sam, this title is part of the Serious Sam Indie Series -- a collection of Serious Sam games designed and developed by some of the most talented independent developers in the world. Acclaimed indie developers take the reins of the award-winning series and unleash their own brand of mayhem on carnage-craving gamers! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Sep 9, 2011
    95
    The main game alone is more than worth the budget price, but there's also a series of challenge levels and a New Game Plus option that allows players to go back and find all the secrets they missed the first time around.
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    80
    Serious Sam: Double D is an amazing feat for an indie game. It has quite a few nooks and crannies for you to explore, challenges for you to conquer after the game is finished, and nonstop action throughout the game.
  3. Oct 30, 2011
    80
    Few shooters exist nowadays to simply play on a gamer's need for visceral entertainment, and Double D proves that there's still a market for mid-school (which would be where I would place gaming in the 90's) shooters, regardless of dimension.
  4. Sep 2, 2011
    70
    It's like an interactive coloring book made by a 10 year old obsessed with Mastodon.
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    70
    Serious Sam perfectly fits in the run'n'gun genre and the weapons connection system is great, but the game is way too short. Action is generally good, with a nice atmosphere, even though some enemies are not so cool.
  6. Oct 8, 2011
    62
    Custom BFGs keep it more BFE than BFD, but the modern successor to games like Contra and Abuse this is not. [Nov 2011, p.136]
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    20
    The last time I saw such a bad game was... damn, I don't even remember when it was. It's boring, ugly, suffers of bad programming and violates your ears with abysmal music. [October, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 2, 2011
    9
    This game is quite simply Contra/Metal Slug on drugs. You can stack guns on top of each other for a maximum of 6, and combine that with the craziest enemies you've ever seen. You have Lava monsters jumping on Pogo Sticks, and stacks of Pancakes with Trumpets and forks for legs....and anything else you haven't imagined. It's quite simply...fun. Lots of enemies, killing all around, and just plain chaotic at most times.
    Games have always been about one thing: Being fun. That's exactly what this game is. The graphics aren't exactly impressive, but when you consider the insane amounts of fun...who cares? The game is a BLAST, quite literally. It's fun making combinations of guns to mow down your enemies, and really is just what Serious Sam has always been about, hordes of enemies, and plain old fashioned fun slaughtering all of them. That's exactly what you get here. It's not trying to be the new big thing, it's trying to be what games have forgotten about being...fun.
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  2. Apr 23, 2012
    9
    Serious Sam Double D surprised me by being a low price indie platformer with the same sense of humor and very similar game design as the Serious Sam games. That means you should expect tons and tons of monsters, plenty of funny secrets, powerups, traps and straight-forward adrenaline-filled action! What SSDD brings to the table are unique, hand-drawn 2D graphics, platformer gameplay and the fun, but somewhat strategic, gun-stacking feature (equip up to 5 weapons at once). While a little lackluster in the epic battles notorious to the Serious Sam games, and with some minor interface issues such as the camera making surrounding areas difficult to see, and the cursor hard to keep track, SSDD is still a great game recommended to indie action fans or to those who simply want to take a load off. Expand
  3. Dec 23, 2012
    9
    Easily the most fun I have had for $1.99 on Steam! This wonderful shoot'em up side-scroller is easily the best of the best Indie 2D shooter I have played on PC. It's pure fun and crazy. No story here just plain old craziness with guns. The Gunstacker is easily the most hillarious and innovative firearm madness invented since Contra's Spreadshot. Lots of crazy enemies in crazy quantities running around and just enjoying the explosions. Highly recommended! Please don't pirate this game and support indie development! They did a great job and you'll be glad you did! Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2012
    7
    This game is good in principle, the truth is too boring.
  5. Oct 9, 2011
    7
    Serious Sam Double D is a bloody mess! Exactly how i like it :). This small game is full packed with guns, ridiculous enemies...and that's it. Simply Serious Sam in 2d side-scroller. Too bad there are no multiplayer option (classic coop for two players). Overall - it's a good cheap game not only for Serious Sam fans. Expand
  6. May 31, 2013
    6
    I would give it around 65/100. Well, it is a little too obnoxious, but the humor is ok it gets to you after a while. The game is fun playing a decent side-scroller, and the ability to stack weapons into a massive fire-power-tool is pretty nice. However, it gets too hard too fast (i mean it's a 2D shooter you really need to balance such games in order for them to be enjoyable). Also, not a lot on the innovation side: developers, it does not take a lot of time and resources to include a level-up system for the main character, and it pays off when the final product comes out. Why not make Sam level up add speed, damage to the weapons, jump-height, add a small store at the end of each level to buy some new gear? Why not? With these features i would play the game much longer than 1.5 hours! Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2013
    5
    Contra clone with a "Serious Sam" skin. The gunstacker leads to really creative loadouts and I liked being able to keep presets of stacks on hotkeys. Tons of secrets and multiple paths through large levels make this one of the best contra clones I've played. However, lacking in multiplayer (what side scroller shooter doesn't have multiplayer?) is a huge letdown for me and leaves this game being just OK. Expand

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