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  • Summary: Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is a new action-adventure in the Serious Sam saga from Hammerwatch developer Crackshell. Battle through Mediterranean locales, dangerous biological weapons labs and even high-tech moon bases as a one-man wrecking crew or in four-player online cooperative forSerious Sam’s Bogus Detour is a new action-adventure in the Serious Sam saga from Hammerwatch developer Crackshell. Battle through Mediterranean locales, dangerous biological weapons labs and even high-tech moon bases as a one-man wrecking crew or in four-player online cooperative for maximum chaos. Dominate the chaotic Survival and Versus modes or make your own mods, modes, and even total conversions with the include game editor. Expand

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  1. Jun 20, 2017
    88
    Serious Sam: Bogus Detour does a fantastic job of distilling the Serious Sam formula down into a twin-stick shooter. While there are a couple hitches along the way, the game is a surprisingly robust package and a lot of quality content for a great price.
  2. Jul 10, 2017
    80
    Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour explores new sides of Sam’s over-the-top approach to FPS gaming while staying true to the essentials of the saga.
  3. Jul 12, 2017
    80
    Serious Sam returns with style. Furious, crazy, brutal, and just as he was from the very beginning. Different point of view and beautiful style fit well and it does not matter whether you are fans of the series or not. Anyone will enjoy this uncontrolled massacre.
  4. Aug 14, 2017
    75
    Your enjoyment of Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is going to depend on your enjoyment of overly difficult shooters and your need for multiplayer. If the idea of having to traverse very large levels with the distinct possibility of starting all over when you lose all of your lives infuriates you, then this might not be the best game to play. If you want to engage in co-op or adversarial multiplayer, then make sure to convince friends to buy it since the online population is more interested in creating stages and mods than actually playing the core game. For everyone else, Bogus Detour is a solid shooter that is challenging, engaging and worth checking out.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 25, 2017
    75
    The game is pure fun until it becomes painstakingly difficult. The problem is not even the difficulty level itself, it’s the fact that when you fail, you have to restart the whole huge level and you lose all the character progression you achieved on it. Poof! The last 40 minutes never happened. [09/2017, p.60]
  6. Aug 10, 2017
    70
    Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is a seriously fun game bogged down by a couple of serious problems. If you’re a big Serious Sam fan, have online friends to play with, or you’re just looking for a challenging twin stick shooter, then this game is worth its $15 price tag. Just be aware that the multiplayer is pretty much dead, some of the game design needs a bit of polish, and there’s not much content outside of workshop maps.
  7. Jun 20, 2017
    60
    A reductionist shooter that maintains the over-the-top spirit of Serious Sam, for the most part.

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  1. Jul 12, 2018
    8
    A short but sweet spinoff of the Serious Sam franchise that sufficiently your love for the series after playing. If you're a fan and this gameA short but sweet spinoff of the Serious Sam franchise that sufficiently your love for the series after playing. If you're a fan and this game goes on sale, consider picking up a copy and trying it out!

    Bogus Detour attempts to bring back the series to its former glory by returning to the classic gameplay that we all loved from the First and Second Encounters, but in 2D.

    The game is designed very simple: You find guns and shoot enemies. The game is pretty straightforward and has some secret areas, and it is actually quite difficult to find all of them. There are "Stars" that you can find which allow you to buff Sam and make the game easier, but they aren't necessary to win.

    The game isn't very long; there's less than a dozen maps which are split between three regions. The game gets increasingly difficult as you progress, and it introduces unique enemies and weapons that you have not seen in previous games. Once you reach the final region, the difficulty skyrockets, forcing you to play defensively and making it impossible to rambo through.

    Overall, you won't regret playing this game. It is hard to give an estimate how long the game is, because it depends entirely on how long you're stuck on the final region (seriously). I would say that content-wise, the game should be around eight hours long, but completion-wise, a casual gamer might need 12+ hours to beat the game. I'd say that $5 or less is a good price for it now.

    The game also comes with a survival mode as well as multiplayer. Unfortunately, because the game is practically non-existent, nobody plays multiplayer anymore, meaning you'll have to invite your own friends or join the popular Serious Sam group to arrange a party.
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