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  • Summary: Sam "Serious" Stone, Earth?s stud warrior, is sent back to Egypt, 3000 B.C., to fight hordes of alien monsters in this acclaimed "Doom"-sytle, back-to-basics, first-person shooter out of Croatia which is listed, amazingly, at the bargain basement price of 20 bucks!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Daily Radar
    100
    The best $20 computer game we've ever played.
  2. The most fun I have had in a straight shoot'em up FPS in a hell of a long time.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    Brainless running and gunning is an underappreciated way to waste a couple of hours with a great-looking game. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  4. Da Gameboyz
    86
    If you like mindlessly shooting things (like me), buy this game! Well worth the bang!
  5. Plays a lot like "Doom," but with more enemies. Way more. Like, the most EVER. And they just keep coming and coming, like roaches to a donut.
  6. Just firing this beast up, and blasting some bad guys without a care in the world feels very refreshing.
  7. I had pretty high hopes for the title, and ultimately, I was let down more than a kid who got socks and underwear for Christmas. If you're in the market for an FPS game, go pick up "Painkiller." Same type of gameplay, much less headaches. [June 2004]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. Feb 5, 2021
    10
    Отличная игра. В этой игре очень классный геймплей, Это вам не глупый шутер как far cry или call of duty, а это смертельный танец с врагами.Отличная игра. В этой игре очень классный геймплей, Это вам не глупый шутер как far cry или call of duty, а это смертельный танец с врагами.
  2. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    Шедевр игровой индустрии и можно сказать первая моя игра на PC. Сколько в ней потрачено времени...Сколько эмоций, игра на все года и ничегоШедевр игровой индустрии и можно сказать первая моя игра на PC. Сколько в ней потрачено времени...Сколько эмоций, игра на все года и ничего подобного даже в 2020 не сотворили. 10/10 Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    This is a great game made by Croatian Game industry: Croteam, It is fast, funny, totally crazy, I love it. I bloody love it..... hell it isThis is a great game made by Croatian Game industry: Croteam, It is fast, funny, totally crazy, I love it. I bloody love it..... hell it is one of the best games of 21st (so far) Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2020
    9
    I grew up on this game during my childhood. I clocked hundreds to thousands of hours on it and I memorized every single secret in every map. II grew up on this game during my childhood. I clocked hundreds to thousands of hours on it and I memorized every single secret in every map. I learned how to rocket jump to the highest possible heights, even higher than the other online players. It was the greatest fun I ever had as a kid, and I loved the community and how they were really cool to hang out with.

    Serious Sam is definitely a gem that everyone who is into arena shooters needs to play. Modern titles like DOOM can't even hold a candle to an oldie like Serious Sam and how chaotic it is. It can get insanely hard at times (especially on Serious difficulty), but it is always satisfying. I definitely recommend it for everyone, since you will love every single minute playing this.
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  5. Jeeves
    Nov 30, 2003
    8
    This game rocks!
  6. May 15, 2018
    8
    Serious Sam alone revived the adrenaline fast-paced shooters. It inherited fast paced action and high difficulty from Doom while also havingSerious Sam alone revived the adrenaline fast-paced shooters. It inherited fast paced action and high difficulty from Doom while also having it's own unique style. Expand
  7. JamesS.
    Apr 15, 2006
    1
    this is a poor game gameplay gets boring quick and not much fun i payed £3.99 for it and i still feel like i was robbed stay away seriously.

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