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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 205
  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. Nov 26, 2011
    10
    The most badass game of the year. It's what a FPS should be in this day and age. **** YEAH SERIOUS SAM 3 BFE, SERIOUSLY, GO PLAYThe most badass game of the year. It's what a FPS should be in this day and age. **** YEAH SERIOUS SAM 3 BFE, SERIOUSLY, GO PLAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    Amazing. This game is a real fps unlike all the cod clones that come out every year. This game is pure action and a perfect ten out of ten.Amazing. This game is a real fps unlike all the cod clones that come out every year. This game is pure action and a perfect ten out of ten. The levels ar long and hard (lol), the enemies are all different and every one needs a new strategy. All the weapons are different and fun to use. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    10
    Magnificent, from the astoundingly detailed graphics to the perfectly timed soundtracks, to the huge, simply awe-inspiring size and scale ofMagnificent, from the astoundingly detailed graphics to the perfectly timed soundtracks, to the huge, simply awe-inspiring size and scale of the environments. The whole game is an almost pornographic crescendo of action, from its humble, reassuring beginning, involving an unarmed Sam vs a single Gnaar on a rooftop, to its, let's face it, orgasmic finale.

    If you liked everything about Serious Sam's First and Second encounters, you'll agree with me that this too deserves a perfect *10*. Now that's not to say that there's nothing about the game that we wouldn't have done differently had we been in the lead developer's seat - but it does mean that if you're looking for serious, epic (in the true sense of the word) FPS videogame action, this is as good as it gets in 2011.
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  5. Jul 15, 2018
    9
    здесь игра стала взрослее графика более реалистична появилась перезарядка. вернулся старый добрый Египет. Видеоролики даже нам напоминают чтоздесь игра стала взрослее графика более реалистична появилась перезарядка. вернулся старый добрый Египет. Видеоролики даже нам напоминают что здесь есть сюжет. Вообщем старый добрый шутер Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2011
    8
    You will die. Over and over. Again and again. If your current enemy wave isn't causing you to die enough, the next one will. Because they willYou will die. Over and over. Again and again. If your current enemy wave isn't causing you to die enough, the next one will. Because they will all come. At the same time. In a horde. From multiple angles. And possibly behind you. If you survive that, the next one may give you some hope. By coming in a stream. But that hope is false. Because they'll be coming from around a corner. At high speed. In a line that never seems to end. All the while firing at you. This also happens to be another pivotal point. The one where you realize you're out of ammo.

    Have fun.
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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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