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  • Summary: An abandoned mothership of Sirian origin is sending strange signals from the past, and there's only one man with the guns big enough to investigate: Sam "Serious" Stone. If Mental's forces beat Sam to this powerful time-traveling artifact, it's last call for humanity!
    This is serious.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
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  1. Tremendously fun, and the co-operative mode is a thing of brilliance. It might look a bit scrappy but it works a treat. [GamesMaster]
  2. 80
    It’s as fast and frantic a shooter as you’ll find anywhere.
  3. A game where you have to kill a seriously stupid amount of vicious creatures, who lack the brains to do much other than charge straight at you. It's an absolute apocalypse and in terms of body count makes "TimeSplitters 2" look like Songs of Praise.
  4. It's got the kind of gameplay to get you going in a hurry, and its challenge lasts quite a while. It wouldn't hurt to get Serious.
  5. Nintendo Power
    A grown man in a diaper, a scary clown and an Elvis impersonator are among the 11 kooky playable characters. [May 2004, p.121]
  6. I absolutely love the insane amount of weapons that this title includes.
  7. games(TM)
    By trying to compete in the 'ultimate first-person shooter' squabble, many a title finds its grasp underplayed by its reach. The beauty of Serious Sam is its totally nonchalent attitude towards the genre and the way it plays what could be seen as its weakest card as its strength. [June 2004, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. FattyArbuckle
    Apr 22, 2004
    This game is DA BIZ - NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN!! POINT SHOOT KILL MAIM AND DESTROY... Apply valium... ahhh!
  2. RuzM.
    May 5, 2004
    Real good no brainer fun. Fast frame rate and loads to kill kill kill! great for picking up and playing in a 5 min coffee break!
  3. Bobthebuilder
    Jul 1, 2004
    This game is brilliant and I have never played on anything better but one thing how do you drive the serious sub and what level I have foundThis game is brilliant and I have never played on anything better but one thing how do you drive the serious sub and what level I have found it but I cannot drive it. it just takes you to the next level. Expand
  4. Ryencoke
    Mar 31, 2005
    This game is just horrible.

Awards & Rankings

#53 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004