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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: 68 out of 108
  2. Negative: 24 out of 108
  1. Jun 29, 2021
    10
    This game is so damn good. It has great gunplay, a good diversity of enemies and weapons, hours of gameplay, great music and more. The onlyThis game is so damn good. It has great gunplay, a good diversity of enemies and weapons, hours of gameplay, great music and more. The only problems I have with it is the optimization, most secrets being gadgets and some frustrating fights. Other than that, t's a great Serious Sam game fans should check out Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2021
    10
    На самом деле это старый добрый Сэм. Да и на ультрах графика довольно таки приятная)На самом деле это старый добрый Сэм. Да и на ультрах графика довольно таки приятная)
  3. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    I hate running backwards! Seriously, this is a huge improvement compared to the previous parts of the series.
  4. Feb 13, 2021
    9
    The game is far from perfect, the bad optimisation and the bad graphics are not doing justice to this game, but the core gameplay really feelsThe game is far from perfect, the bad optimisation and the bad graphics are not doing justice to this game, but the core gameplay really feels like a serious sam game and the enemies are just like they used to be. I know that it might not be that good compared with the first an second encounter and but it is faaaarrbetter than 2 or 3. Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2020
    8
    Old school rampage. Nothing special but lot of fun. Story is weak but I'd better play this low budget FPS than next trash for resetera freaksOld school rampage. Nothing special but lot of fun. Story is weak but I'd better play this low budget FPS than next trash for resetera freaks FPS than Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2020
    5
    I played serious sam 1 when i was a kid and i really liked it, it was a very cool and enjoyable game back in early 2000s I didn't play 2 and 3I played serious sam 1 when i was a kid and i really liked it, it was a very cool and enjoyable game back in early 2000s I didn't play 2 and 3 but I had been waiting for 4 since it was announced and how disappointing it is, the game looks like an early 7th gen game but that's tolerable
    it's story and character design is dull and stupid the enemies also have bad 3d models despite good designs in the artbook
    surprisingly serious sam 4's gameplay and level design hasn't made much progress since serious sam 1, you just have to fight waves of enemies spawning in a bad order with their 0 AI and that becomes boring very fast I'm glad that the game isn't really long like doom at least this is better than doom.
    overall this game isn't what I hoped that would be I'm not sure if it worths playing
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  7. Dec 27, 2021
    0
    This game has decent graphics but it is boring, all missions are the same: backpedalling and shooting brainless waves of enemies. Once in aThis game has decent graphics but it is boring, all missions are the same: backpedalling and shooting brainless waves of enemies. Once in a while you have to kill a big boss or use a mech and that's it, the rest is a stupid story (if anybody can call it a story) and endless waves of idiotic monsters. I wonder if previous versions were as monotonous and dull as this one. Expand

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