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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 110 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 99 out of 110
  2. Negative: 5 out of 110

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  1. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    A very funny, bizarre, crazy, hilarious, great, fuc**** great game. I bloody loved it.... full of action, humor..... Don't play it, you'll get addicted to it.
  2. Jan 15, 2012
    10
    Greatest game ever made!Best fps!This game 10 year old,but many people thing its beter over al cod and Bf.Graphics 1010(In 2002),Sound 910(Great hits from undercode and Damjan Mravunac)Gameplay 1010,Multiplayer 1010
  3. Jan 27, 2014
    10
    Some people think Serious Sam is a brainless chaotic run and gun Duke Nukem clone. While it is old school run and gun, and can be played without much thinking, its definitely much brainless , and there wont be difficulty spikes and that much chaos if you'll actually develop some tactics to how to deal with the enemy in different situations.
    And its definitely not a maze game with shooting
    Some people think Serious Sam is a brainless chaotic run and gun Duke Nukem clone. While it is old school run and gun, and can be played without much thinking, its definitely much brainless , and there wont be difficulty spikes and that much chaos if you'll actually develop some tactics to how to deal with the enemy in different situations.
    And its definitely not a maze game with shooting in it like Doom or Duke Nukem!

    You'd think a game that simply based around running and shooting is just a generic FPS (or TPS, the game also has 3rd person perspective), but the only game I can think of that does the same is Will Rock (no, not Painkiller).

    In those games (I'll talk about the whole franchise, even though SSII and SS3:BFE did few mistakes here and there), every enemy has its own basic movement, attack, sound, the enemies can come from any direction, at any time, in any amount, and theres usually more then one kind of enemy coming at you at once, and it all matters to figure how to move, what guns to use and who should you deal with first, but theres no enemies that require specific weapons to deal with, and the game never tells you what exactly to do all the time, so theres many ways to go through each levels, sometimes even brainlessly running forward and shooting everything that moves with your strongest weapons, but that will get you killed a lot and thats the reason people think the game is too chaotic, they don't think enough.

    Going through levels experimenting with different tactics, or simply blowing **** up on lower difficulty or with cheats, together with secrets, the game counting how long it took you to pass every level and how many monsters you killed, and also all the mods the community keeps making, give the Serious Sam games lots of replayability.

    And the various levels with always great graphics for its time, that in this franchise never looks dated like some other games of its time, with a great and one of my favorite soundtracks (that helps in gameplay by changing when monsters appear) never gets old!
    Just don't expect any story. It has one, but its not the focus of the games.

    Serious Sam, with The Second Encounter considered by many as the best in the franchise (and for good reasons) is one of the best pure Shooters out there, and my all time favorite! Obviously 10/10!
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  4. Jul 20, 2013
    3
    If you've ever played the first encounter then you've already played the second one. Same weapons, same enemies, and a lot more painful to play through.
  5. Apr 15, 2013
    9
    Disfrute bastante la primera entrega, y este tambien lo disfrute mucho, mas armas, mas enemigos, muchos mas niveles, mas ambientaciones en vez de solo egipto, y mas humor! Extremadamente recomendable
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    6
    Single Player/Multi Player (2/2)

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    Single Player/Multi Player (2/2)

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    Gameplay (1/2)

    Visuals/Story (0/2)

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    Accessibility/Longevity (1/2)

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    Pricing (2/2)

    Wildcard (0)

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  7. Oct 3, 2014
    10
    Yep another great Serious Sam game. Better than first encounter. Awesome fun. Its just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thousands of enemies tons of weapons.. No cover to take. Just Shoot the grunts Our of the field ..!! Aint I right? Seriously This is better than realistic shooter . Its a fun shooter. Its only for pure fun.. So the people who love classic shooters. They must try This one. I loveYep another great Serious Sam game. Better than first encounter. Awesome fun. Its just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thousands of enemies tons of weapons.. No cover to take. Just Shoot the grunts Our of the field ..!! Aint I right? Seriously This is better than realistic shooter . Its a fun shooter. Its only for pure fun.. So the people who love classic shooters. They must try This one. I love FPS shooters. But the Classic FPS shooters Are my favourite. And as a Serious Sam fan Serious Sam Will always be my favourite shooter .. Go ahead Sam F##k them all who stand in front of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  8. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    According to me this is the BEST game ever, It is the real shooter and not a spulgargglewee as termed the gr8 yahtzee,It's full of action,humour.....Best shooter yet
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Imaginative levels, great graphics, memorable enemies.
  2. At $19.99 and even $9.99 at some places you actually cannot afford to NOT buy this game. It is so impressive graphically and it's such a straight-up fun game.
  3. 40
    Given that all you're doing is shooting everything around you, it's almost essential to give the player a continual sense of progress and achievement by opening up new locales frequently. Otherwise the whole exercise collapses under its own redundancy.