Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Apr 7, 2022
    Serious Sam Siberian Mayhem won’t scratch the itch for something new, but if you’re craving a fix of some chaotic FPS goodness, it certainly hits the spot without overstaying its welcome.
  2. Jan 25, 2022
    Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is everything a Serious Sam game should be in an economy-sized package, and a great game for both returning fans and those who’ve been wondering what it is that’s kept this series alive for the past twenty one years.
  3. Jan 25, 2022
    With violence that borders on cartoonish and an array of weapons that would make Arnie blush, Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem delivers thrills on every front. I’d recommend bringing a friend along for the ride, but Serious Sam‘s no-brakes approach to action is still a worthy venture for anyone going solo.
  4. Jan 25, 2022
    A lean and mean addition to the Serious Sam family that experiments with a few new toys, and offers more of the same Serious Sam goodness we’ve been accustomed to. It has the odd instance of unnecessary padding via one too many gunfights, but overall keeps a breezy, brutal pace.
  5. Jan 25, 2022
    A new Serious Sam game! And guess what? You get exactly what you’d expect! Siberian Mayhem is a mindless fragfest that does not overstay its welcome. Just a shame that graphics also seems to be coming from 10 years ago.
  6. Jan 25, 2022
    As a standalone DLC, Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem lasts the right amount of time and if you love rude and ignorant run & gun shooters, you will also love this hilarious trip to Siberia.
  7. Jan 25, 2022
    Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem offers the similar carnage and heart-pounding action of its predecessors, with some cool new weapons to boot.
  8. Feb 16, 2022
    Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is a DLC that brings an opportunity for new players to get into this franchise, giving them a balanced, fun, and simple video game, that embraces a diversity of tools for the player to discover its full-of-action world.
  9. Feb 16, 2022
    More of the traditional Serious Sam gameplay that gets to the point faster than the main game, whereas it still runs poorly.
  10. Feb 3, 2022
    Siberian Mayhem is an entertaining little jaunt for fans of Serious Sam 4. It’s a quick five levels to run through, and I wish it had been a little longer, but for all the new weapons and vehicles it introduces, it keeps the familiar Serious Sam formula fresh and fun without overstaying its welcome. Siberia doesn’t seem an obvious destination for those looking to escape the seasonal bleakness this Winter, but for fans of pulse-pounding action, Siberian Mayhem hits the sweet spot (with a cannonball).
  11. Jan 28, 2022
    For me, trying to figure out what makes the strange character of Sam Stone tick was enough to keep me interested ever during the slow bits of Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem. Even for those less captivated by the protagonist, I’d still give the game a solid recommendation. It’s a solid shooter with a fair bit of charm. While it’s certainly not the most original or daring work to grace the medium, it’s competent, fun, and priced appropriately.
  12. 70
    Ultimately, if you’re a hardcore Serious Sam fan, I’m sure you’ll have a jolly time with Siberian Mayhem. However, if you were hoping for this to be the next big iteration of Serious Sam, or for this to be groundbreaking in any way, then I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed.
  13. Jan 27, 2022
    There’s little that’s particularly groundbreaking in Serious Sam’s brand of predictability, but there’s also comfort to be found. As Sam said, the fights are their own rewards, after all.
  14. Jan 25, 2022
    If you loved the time you spend with original Serious Sam 4, this new expansion can be right up your alley.
  15. Jan 25, 2022
    Serious Sam Siberian Mayhem is a standalone expansion for Serious Sam 4 and the first game co-developed by modders and fan community. It’s not a brand new game, but a more of the same. Even if there are some cool addictions, gameplay feels a little outdated. The game is fun as ever though some performance issues and the lack of a competitive multiplayer mode ruin overall experience.
  16. Jan 25, 2022
    Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is another action-packed old-school shooter with tons of enemies and interesting weaponry. Although the gameplay is good, minor bugs and design mistakes can spoil your impression.
  17. Jan 25, 2022
    While it does not dramatically change the radical dinosaur that is Serious Sam 4, it does provide more unbridled carnage that defines the series – just now with a distinctly Russian flavour. Blasting enemies with dual-wielded AK-47’s and joking about vodka define the experience, and while it may not appeal to everyone, I know a lot of us will get a kick out of it.
  18. Jan 25, 2022
    Inevitably, Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem doesn’t do much to attract newcomers to the series. It is what it is: an expansion designed to offer Serious Sam 4 fans more hair-raising combat encounters, with a sprinkling of new enemies and weapons. It’s disappointing that some of the technical issues that have plagued Serious Sam 4 since launch still persist, but if the idea of having an entire army of Headless Kamikazes running your way yet again gets you hot under the collar, it’s well worth the investment.
  19. Jan 28, 2022
    Siberian Mayhem improves on Serious Sam 4 in several areas, except where it mattered most: performance. The expansion’s poor framerates and tech issues are a shame when it has better level design and fun secrets.
  20. Feb 14, 2022
    All I need from such a simple first-person shooter is an array of badass guns and hundreds of stampeding enemies. Siberian Mayhem has that, but it failed to get some important aspects right – its maps are too bloated and the optimization is poor despite subpar graphics. It could have been a great game, but turned out merely decent.
  21. Feb 10, 2022
    Serious Sam - Siberian Mayhem is an insanely driving and cool action game that ends exactly when you already want to take a break from the constant screams of opponents, pieces of meat that fill up the monitor and special effects. Siberian Mayhem brings absolutely nothing new to the genre - in fact, the game quite successfully steps on the same rake that the original Serious Sam 4 went on. However, they managed to make a good game that is just fun to play.
  22. Jan 25, 2022
    How much fun you’ll have in the bleak, frozen landscape depends on how much you are still smitten with mid-90s first-person shooter mechanics. Serious Sam would rather die than apologize for being what he is. Those looking for an evolution or some sort of next step in gameplay design may as well look elsewhere. All encounters in the game play out exactly the same way they have for the last thirty years. You can mix things up with weapon choices, co-op, and difficulty settings, but that’s about it. 2016’s Doom received loads of (justified) praise for finding a way to push this genre forward. Siberian Mayhem is clearly content to keep touring with the hits. While I won’t drag it for being true to itself, only devout followers of the church of Sam need apply.
  23. Jan 25, 2022
    The additional enemy types and weapons are appreciated, but the gameplay is still riddled with bugs and performance issues. Given that it’s a standalone game priced at $20, I expected more content considering the full base game is priced at $40. For the amount of content offered versus the price, I suggest playing Serious Sam 4 first, which has been patched up since launch and is usually on sale. However, if you’re just craving more Serious Sam, well then, this game is for you.
  24. Jan 25, 2022
    Ammunition-fueled ATV trips, Mech piloting sequences and taking down squid-operated choppers levels of insane action can’t save Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem. No matter how varied the environments or silky smooth the gunplay and weapons may be this time around, it’s clear the franchise is in need of more of a shakeup. Blowing through waves and waves of extraterrestrial threats doesn’t take long to blur together and once more feels like going through the motions. It’s frustrating too; creating a game with the help of loyal fan modders is arguably as true as the franchise can get. Still, it struggles to impress. Maybe it’s high time the Serious Sam series take notes from its most recent setting: traipsing away on ice for a little while.
  25. Jan 25, 2022
    We all know what a Serious Sam game has to offer in terms of gameplay when we sign for it, and Siberian Mayhem delivers, but with technical glitches and general low performances that are not acceptable.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 59
  2. Negative: 7 out of 59
  1. Jan 26, 2022
    Общее мнение:
    Игра просто выше всяких похвал! Я был приятно удивлён ещё с главного меню игры, так как фон в нём был красиво оформленным, и
    Общее мнение:
    Игра просто выше всяких похвал! Я был приятно удивлён ещё с главного меню игры, так как фон в нём был красиво оформленным, и анимированным. Геймплей от 4 части далеко не ушёл, зато добавили новых, достаточно сложных врагов, новое, для всей серии SS, оружие, и много веселья.

    Графика и оптимизация:
    1.Графика в игре, хоть и не очень сильно, но похорошела, имхо.
    2.Оптимизация, если это можно так назвать, не идеальная, но на 1660ti 6gb в 1920x1080 на ультрах с рендером FHD идёт очень не плохо. При наличии огромного количества врагов на экране FPS практически не падает ниже отметки 50-55.
    3.В игре присутствует подгрузка текстур при взгляде на них. Да, такое было и в 4-ой части, и нет, глаза это не режет.

    Игра получилась хорошей. Над её созданием трудились сразу две студии, для одной из которых SS:SM стал первым проектом. Покупать, или нет? - Решать уже вам, но, если решите купить, и если у вас в библиотеке завалялся SS4, то покупайте Serious Savings набор, и экономьте.
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  2. Jan 26, 2022
    Super gierka pozdrawiam i z fartem byki

    Oczywiście nie dorównują first and second encoutner ale wiadomo jak jest nie można mieć wszytkiego
  3. Jan 27, 2022
    10/10 amazing 10/10 amazing 10/10 amazing 10/10 amazing 10/10 amazing 10/10 amazing