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  • Summary: Serious Sam 4 reignites the classic FPS series in a high-powered prequel loaded with an explosive arsenal, intergalactic carnage, and perfectly timed one-liners.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74
  1. Oct 28, 2020
    90
    Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is a return to form for fans of the franchise, with more than enough new mechanics and contents to keep the formula interesting and fresh.
  2. 80
    Serious Sam 4 doesn't deviate from the other entries in the mainline series, and that's perfectly okay. The fourth installment looks and handles perfectly, though some players may succumb to the repetition before the campaign concludes. That said, it's still an absolute blast to play, and it should keep fans busy for quite some time.
  3. Oct 5, 2020
    76
    If you like the idea of running and gunning, feeling well and truly outnumbered but having a chance to defeat the odds then this could well be up your alley. If you require a bit more polish and seriousness (pun semi intended) in your game then this may be more down a dark path.
  4. Sep 24, 2020
    70
    Serious Sam 4 is fun to play – and an even bigger joy if you bring co-op into the mix. If you’re a fan of the series, then you’re going to feel right at home. If you’ve never played a Serious Sam game, then just don’t go into it expecting the same level of narrative as story-driven games, because you aren’t going to find it here.
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    70
    Serious Sam 4 is a no-brainer for fans of the series and is a game that fans of singleplayer/co-op shooters will likely enjoy too.
  6. Sep 28, 2020
    65
    Serious Sam 4 could have been a total reinvention of the franchise, a step forward to revitalize a series that still has to take advantage of this new golden age of old school shooters. However, this is a wasted opportunity: the same game, but with the largest number of enemies to fight. If you're looking for the same Serious Sam, then this new installment may end up meeting your needs.
  7. Sep 25, 2020
    40
    Serious Sam is looking seriously tired, with a new sequel that makes only the most perfunctory attempt to doing anything new for the franchise or shooters in general.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 96
  2. Negative: 24 out of 96
  1. Dec 12, 2020
    10
    Amazing game! I would recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing FPS experience!
  2. Nov 1, 2020
    10
    Приятно поиграть в старые добрый шутер как в старые времена....
  3. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    I hate running backwards! Seriously, this is a huge improvement compared to the previous parts of the series.
  4. Jan 13, 2021
    9
    Настоящий олдскульный шутер во всей красоте!
  5. Oct 29, 2020
    7
    So i played until release 1.05, here's how it was until this point.

    Pros - Weapons and their additional second fire - New simple
    So i played until release 1.05, here's how it was until this point.

    Pros
    - Weapons and their additional second fire
    - New simple skillsystem
    - Plenty vehicles like mowing machine, motorcycle and giant robot
    - New enemies
    - Some badass abilities like black hole are really funny
    - Updates like Halloween Event

    Cons
    - Graphic not that bad, but not innovative either
    - Various visual bugs, even the cutscenes have weaknesses
    - Performance, even with a mediocre PC it is hardly possible to have smooth frame rates
    - Only Story mode, there are no other modes like in the previous serious sam, i really hope they will add it afterwards
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  6. Sep 29, 2020
    4
    Horrible performance with a Ryzen 9 and 2080. 360 launch title graphics. Most boring and uninspired location/level design in the whole series.Horrible performance with a Ryzen 9 and 2080. 360 launch title graphics. Most boring and uninspired location/level design in the whole series. Very few new enemies/weapons. Just play the originals, they're infinitely more entertaining. Not a horrible game but worse than average. Expand
  7. Sep 27, 2020
    0
    Game is not perfect by design, but pretty good at shooting. Optimization for now is trash, but playable.

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