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  • Summary: Sam is back in the all new Second Episode of his battles with his arch-enemy Mental! After finding the Sirian spacecraft in ancient Egypt, Sam "Serious" Stone hijacked it and headed for Mental himself! But this, sadly, was not to be, as Sam lost control of the the alien craft and crashSam is back in the all new Second Episode of his battles with his arch-enemy Mental! After finding the Sirian spacecraft in ancient Egypt, Sam "Serious" Stone hijacked it and headed for Mental himself! But this, sadly, was not to be, as Sam lost control of the the alien craft and crash landed in the South American mountains. Now, Surrounded by an even stronger army of Mental's evil forces, Sam is forced to battle his way towards Mental's fortress and put a stop once and for all to his plans of world domination. [Take 2] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Imaginative levels, great graphics, memorable enemies.
  2. 92
    Honestly, I've never experienced as frantic, hectic, intense, or smooth a gameplay as this without ever stuttering (assuming you play at levels inline with the power of your system). Why more games don't opt to license this piece of technology is a mystery to me and everyone else at IGNPC.
  3. It is not as realistic as some of the new W.W.II FPS games that are coming out right now, but they don't have the shear intense fun factor that SS,TSE has. I had a blast with this game.
  4. It's like the videogame version of a really bad (read: good) B-movie.
  5. PC Gamer
    82
    Better than the original in almost every respect; good, mindless fun. [Apr 2002, p.74]
  6. Anyone who enjoys frenzied shooting and zany physics will be very happy to own this one.
  7. 40
    Given that all you're doing is shooting everything around you, it's almost essential to give the player a continual sense of progress and achievement by opening up new locales frequently. Otherwise the whole exercise collapses under its own redundancy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    10
    One of my fav games. Amazing level design, weapons, humor, sound and atmosphere. Classic shooter right here. Wish they'd still make shootersOne of my fav games. Amazing level design, weapons, humor, sound and atmosphere. Classic shooter right here. Wish they'd still make shooters like this nowadays. Pickens approves! Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2018
    10
    Всё то что было в первой части они оставили добавили новые оружие врагов и т.д тоже самое только в 2 раза лучшеВсё то что было в первой части они оставили добавили новые оружие врагов и т.д тоже самое только в 2 раза лучше
  3. Jan 15, 2012
    10
    Greatest game ever made!Best fps!This game 10 year old,but many people thing its beter over al cod and Bf.Graphics 1010(In 2002),SoundGreatest game ever made!Best fps!This game 10 year old,but many people thing its beter over al cod and Bf.Graphics 1010(In 2002),Sound 910(Great hits from undercode and Damjan Mravunac)Gameplay 1010,Multiplayer 1010 Expand
  4. ZiggyStardust
    Aug 13, 2002
    9
    The best way to describe serious sam is fun. having yelling guys running at you with bombs in both hands is hilarious. in fact most of theThe best way to describe serious sam is fun. having yelling guys running at you with bombs in both hands is hilarious. in fact most of the enemies are over the top in the same way. another guy comes at you with a chainsaw and laughing. ss plays like doom on speed. it's quite an action packed game that doesn't take itself too seriously. oh and if you enjoyed the 1st serious sam, this is basically more of the same. Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2017
    9
    Serious Sam: the Second Encounter is exactly what you might expect from a good solid sequel: same game but bigger and better.
  6. Apr 15, 2013
    9
    Disfrute bastante la primera entrega, y este tambien lo disfrute mucho, mas armas, mas enemigos, muchos mas niveles, mas ambientaciones en vezDisfrute bastante la primera entrega, y este tambien lo disfrute mucho, mas armas, mas enemigos, muchos mas niveles, mas ambientaciones en vez de solo egipto, y mas humor! Extremadamente recomendable Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2013
    3
    If you've ever played the first encounter then you've already played the second one. Same weapons, same enemies, and a lot more painful toIf you've ever played the first encounter then you've already played the second one. Same weapons, same enemies, and a lot more painful to play through. Expand

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