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  • Summary: Croteam's Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    92
    When all is said and done, Serious Sam 3 is just plain refreshing. It's nice to have a game that relies so much on flat-out enemy decimation, and which does it so well, so beautifully, and while providing at least the opportunity to share the experience with friends online.
  2. PC Master (Greece)
    Mar 1, 2012
    85
    A worthy descendant of the original Serious Sam titles, it's a FPS that deviates from the standards of today's games: its difficulty level is high, it challenges your reflexes, it's utterly addictive and it's honest, as it delivers on what it promises. [February 2012]
  3. Dec 20, 2011
    80
    Punishing some rambunctious horde of carrion eaters was never that entertaining. Serious Sam 3 moves to battle in all his glory, even though he stumbles over a couple of unfinished details and overkill difficulty.
  4. Nov 28, 2011
    75
    Serious Sam 3: BFE is designed primarily for fans and hardcore gamers, with its classic arcade gameplay. The Croteam title deserves to be remembered as one of the best examples of its kind, being tightly tied to the past.
  5. CD-Action
    Dec 27, 2011
    70
    Serious Sam 3 convinced me that somewhere along the way FPS genre lost something but on the other hand the game's old school vibe might become tiring if you overdose it. [January 2012, p.54]
  6. Jan 18, 2012
    68
    After a less than awe-inspiring beginning Serious Sam 3 slowly gathers speed and delivers in its second half the fast-paced fun of shooting things the predecessors introduced. But even in its best moments the game never brings anything new to the table and the few innovations there are like the melee combat are poorly implemented. Furthermore Serious Sam 3 lacks the frivolity of the former games, often taking itself, ironically, too serious.
  7. Nov 30, 2011
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 219
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    10
    EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A DVD INTO THE SLOT. ITS SERIOUS SAM3 AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I START DOING THE MOVES ALONGSIDEEVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A DVD INTO THE SLOT. ITS SERIOUS SAM3 AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I START DOING THE MOVES ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, SAM. I DO EVERY MOVE AND I DO EVERY MOVE HARD. MAKIN WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SHOOT DOWN SOME MONSTER BASTARDS OR EVEN WHEN I MESS UP TECHNIQUE. NOT MANY CAN SAY THEY KILLED MENTAL'S MOST DANGEROUS ARMIES. I CAN. I SAY IT AND I SAY IT OUTLOUD EVERYDAY TO PEOPLE IN MY COLLEGE CLASS AND ALL THEY DO IS PROVE PEOPLE IN COLLEGE CLASS CAN STILL BE IMMATURE JEKRS. AND IVE LEARNED ALL THE LINES AND IVE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE MYSELF AND MY APARTMENT LESS LONELY BY SHOUTING EM ALL. 2 HOURS INCLUDING WIND DOWN EVERY MORNIng Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2012
    10
    I bought about 30 games during the steam sale and this one was the best one by far. None of this storyline or e-z mode crap to deal with.I bought about 30 games during the steam sale and this one was the best one by far. None of this storyline or e-z mode crap to deal with. The opposite of a game like RAGE which trolls you for the first 10 mins, in this game you will probably have killed at least 50 enemies by the 10 min mark. FTW - seriously Expand
  3. Dec 9, 2011
    10
    Serious Sam 3 successfully delivers the old-school FPS action, combined with the new modern elements. DNF tried to do the same, but while itSerious Sam 3 successfully delivers the old-school FPS action, combined with the new modern elements. DNF tried to do the same, but while it failed, SS3 did it with success. It has a really fast and entertaining gameplay (its just so much fun to shoot all the enemies with the different weapons), with tons of weapons, beautiful graphics, cool comments from sam, funny moments like [spoiler] the tentacle who attached itself to a helicopter [/spoiler] , and with COOP mode! Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    Easy ten from me. The game offers the same as the old titles and something more. Even if some of the new game play changes made are copiedEasy ten from me. The game offers the same as the old titles and something more. Even if some of the new game play changes made are copied from other newer FPS games, they certainly do improve the experience both in single and multiplayer. The game engine is very impressive, it looks and sounds excellent. The multiplayer content seems a bit small at the moment but I'm certain that is about to change in the near future. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2014
    9
    Its just mindless first person shooter, serious sam do not pretend to be "tactical" or "real" its just plain shooting experience and its goodIts just mindless first person shooter, serious sam do not pretend to be "tactical" or "real" its just plain shooting experience and its good at it.
    It looks good it sounds good, its quite cheap and have hours of good gameplay, what else to say ---oh yes
    Why have this game only 72 metascore --- Gamekult given 50 points and with "Quotation forthcoming" ...well seems legit
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  6. Aug 9, 2020
    8
    ИСКАТЬ ПРОТИВНИКА НЕ ПРИДЁТСЯ, ВРАГИ ПОВСЮДУ

    Серия Serious Sam уже давно стала классикой. И хоть в ней есть белая ворона в лице хорошей
    ИСКАТЬ ПРОТИВНИКА НЕ ПРИДЁТСЯ, ВРАГИ ПОВСЮДУ

    Серия Serious Sam уже давно стала классикой. И хоть в ней есть белая ворона в лице хорошей игры, но плохой части - Serious Sam 2, она до сих пор любима игроками, которые ожидают выхода четвёртой части.

    Третью часть серии преследовали многие проблемы при разработке. Команду то и дело кидали на различные другие проекты, не давая толком сконцентрироваться на продолжении основного локомотива студии Croteam. В результате подобных метаморфоз, Serious Sam 3 стала игрой с гнетущей атмосферой и военной стилистикой, что сильно отличало её от прошлых игр, наполненных духом невероятного приключения.

    Но на деле это всё та же отличная игра. Классические звуки, классические пушки, классические монстры - это всё на месте. Но не стоит говорить, что игру лишь осовременили, перенеся на новые рельсы. Изменения в игровом процессе имеют место быть, но главные отличительные черты, в частности самые большие в индустрии армии монстров, остались на месте.

    Сюжет на сей раз является приквелом к самой первой части, вышедшей в далёком 2001 году. Главный герой Сэм хочет остановить вторжение пришельцев, но для этого ему предстоит пройти терпкий путь до могучего артефакта, способного перенести его в прошлое.

    Катсцены, в основном, просто показывают краткие передышки Сэма, которые он тратит на то, чтобы связаться с соратниками и обсудить план дальнейших действий. Музыка же, как обычно, отлично подходит к игровым действиям и слушать её можно даже вне игры.

    Как было сказано выше, игровой процесс остался прежним. Мы всё также убиваем сотни и тысячи монстров, продвигаясь по уровням. Иногда встречаются загадки или препятствия, для решения которых надо что-то взорвать или найти ключ. Всё это было и в прошлых частях, но игровой процесс разбавлен некоторыми новыми врагами. Но главное нововведение заключается в том, что во многом игровой процесс был осовременен благодаря перезарядке, бегу и другим фишкам, которые свойственны нынешним играм. И стоит упомянуть, что именно здесь появились добивания, которые отлично были развиты в перезапуске DOOM.

    Serious Sam 3 - отличная игра, которая верна классическим традициям, но привносит в них современные элементы, которые лишь делают игру лучше.
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  7. Nov 30, 2013
    0
    A piece of absolute barely functioning as a game... it is clear that the creators just wanted money and something that people would buy.A piece of absolute barely functioning as a game... it is clear that the creators just wanted money and something that people would buy. THIS GAME ITS BAD... They think that a boss fight is spamming the most retarded enemy in the game... Do not buy it is a bad choice to spend money on this abortion. Expand

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