Serious Sam Xbox

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Playing Serious Sam is like one long deathmatch only the grunts youíre up against are far from clever.
  2. The lack of an engrossing plot and some repetitive gameplay will probably contribute to a short play life - especially since the multiplayer is so bad.
  3. 60
    The most striking difference of the Xbox version is just how much the game has improved visually. It always looked good, but the polygon count is significantly higher, character models are far less blocky, the weapons look downright incredible, and the texture detail is noticeably more complex in some sections.
  4. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    Visually, Sam looks only decent, and slowdown creeps into play from time to time. You've seen better. [Winter 2002, p.106]
  5. Why this game didn't go through a more rigorous testing period is beyond me. There is no excuse for some of the bugs in this game, especially the visuals.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    50
    I was lulled into a comatose state after playing about six stages of Serious Sam; making it through another 10 had me flatlining. [Dec 2002, p.258 ; score updated, Jan 2002, p.22]

Awards & Rankings

#57 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Andyman
    Feb 17, 2007
    9
    Serious Sam takes the first-person shooter genre and cooks it down until nothing but a pure adrenaline-filled blastfest remains. Its twisted Serious Sam takes the first-person shooter genre and cooks it down until nothing but a pure adrenaline-filled blastfest remains. Its twisted sense of humor only makes it that much sweeter. This is an overlooked gem of a game, as it is sequel. Definitely worth picking up. Full Review »
  2. Uter
    Dec 20, 2003
    9
    This is one of the best xbox fps'. That's saying a lot since there are many great ones. But think the reason why reviewers This is one of the best xbox fps'. That's saying a lot since there are many great ones. But think the reason why reviewers aren't always kind to it is b/c it's fairly simple stuff. But simple can be incredibly fun. You'll be amazed at all the crazy enemies that can be attacking you all at once. It's not unusual for 20 crazy mosters to be charging you from all different directions at any given time. Overall it feels like a satire fps because it's so over the top. Full Review »
  3. AndrewA.
    Jul 18, 2003
    9
    Excellent. Great game. One word insane.