Oct 17, 2012It won't win any beauty pageants or appraisal for artistic ingenuity, and it probably won't be marveled at for its in-depth story and character development; but if you crave that old fashioned, non-stop mayhem of an old school first-person shooter, no one does it better and with more attitude then Serious Sam.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings
Oct 17, 2012Surprisingly a very good, even excellent port. I am praising Serious Sam 3: BFE for Xbox 360 because I played it since its release on the PCSurprisingly a very good, even excellent port. I am praising Serious Sam 3: BFE for Xbox 360 because I played it since its release on the PC as well as 360. Let me tell you, the game is relatively demanding on the PC if you want it to look good, to be able to see the entire post apocalyptic landscape, and not have horrible slow down in frame rate. But on PC it is possible of course given good video card.
I never expected this game to be fine tuned in such good way that preserves most of the eye candy you'd see in a PC version and have it run at average 40 frames per second on Xbox 360.
Unlike the PC counterpart, the game comes with much better support for the Xbox 360 gamepad. Why it stands out is the options given to the user when adjusting the controller. They are mostly standard 5 schemes to choose from, but also sensitivity and acceleration as separate switches. In fact you are able to turn off camera view acceleration entirely which may be a good option for some gameplay styles.
You can also turn on the framerate counter. Whether you are surrounded by enemies or running through desolated streets it constantly displays from 38 to 44 frames in the screens corner.
The plot is pretty much non existent but the eye candy is very similar to the middle eastern cities you'd see in Battlefield 3 single player campaign. The difference is this runs much smoother. Interestingly enough this game also runs faster than Serious Sam First Encounter HD or Second Encounter HD (xbox version) Those are locked at about 30 frames per second and do not always deliver that.
Another good aspect of Serious Sam 3 BFE design is that as you progress you get to play in quite diverse environments. You go through crumbling streets, through an abandoned well lit building, through catacombs, outside areas with lots of vegetation and more.… Full Review »
Dec 1, 2012Don't think this is serious, because it's not. It's a crazy shooter where you literally just run around shooting in every direction. Want aDon't think this is serious, because it's not. It's a crazy shooter where you literally just run around shooting in every direction. Want a break from realism games such as MW3? This is it, it's an old school arcade shooter. The sound is great, from kamikazes to gun shots this game is covered in sound. Graphically it is actually a rather big leap from TFE and TSE but it's works really well. Well worth 1200 MS points.
Gameplay - 8
Sound - 9
Graphics - 8… Full Review »
Sep 30, 2015Serious Sam is great, I loved playing the original, the first and second encounter, I even enjoyed Serious Sam 2. But, BFE on the Xbox 360, isSerious Sam is great, I loved playing the original, the first and second encounter, I even enjoyed Serious Sam 2. But, BFE on the Xbox 360, is an alright game, the graphics look absolutely awful for this 360 version, i don't know if its a bad port, or what, but it looks ugly. yet the gameplay mostly makes up for this with fun arena based shooting the **** put of everything with big ass guns. I guess the game just feels really bland in setting and environment as well as gameplay, its just not very innovate, innovation is everything within a game, without it, its just not fun.… Full Review »