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  • Summary: Prepare to unleash your inner beast as you go after an army of wicked extraterrestrials. Follow the notorious hero, Sam 'Serious' Stone, in his quest to destroy the alien overlord, Mental, in The Serious Sam Collection - the most action-packed compendium of Serious Sam games. Featuring fourPrepare to unleash your inner beast as you go after an army of wicked extraterrestrials. Follow the notorious hero, Sam 'Serious' Stone, in his quest to destroy the alien overlord, Mental, in The Serious Sam Collection - the most action-packed compendium of Serious Sam games. Featuring four of the best Serious Sam games ever made, The Serious Sam Collection has been updated with enhanced visuals, lush landscapes, improved textures and character models in HD. With an arsenal of chainsaws, flamethrowers, rocket launchers, sniper rifles and more, this is some serious first-person shooting action. Now four titles are available for the cost of a single game. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Nov 30, 2020
    Tired of the latest shooter trends in the video game industry, or simply tired from your real-life troubles, and just want to kill hundreds of aliens, monsters, and demons to relax? Serious Sam Collection is the solution, to all your trigger-happy needs. This bundle, which includes all mainline games released so far (bar one), and with all additional content thrown in as well, is one of the best deals in the world of first-person shooters, and an excellent pick for any retro-loving owner of the Nintendo Switch.
  2. 80
    Serious Sam remains the perfect foil to all the self-serious and often toxic shooters that we see today. All three games (and the two DLC expansions) that are contained in this collection are pure, unmitigated fun, and there's not a single (admittedly high-quality) rendition of Ronald Reagan across any of them. Not coincidentally, while I've already deleted that CoD off my hard drive, the Serious Sam Collection will stay on my Switch for quite some time to come. In short bursts - particularly on the commute after a hard day's work - there's nothing more cathartic.
  3. Nov 23, 2020
    The Serious Sam Collection is a very well put together compilation of games that boast more depth than many give them credit for – and is definitely a must play if you’ve never experienced these no holds barred shooters before.
  4. Feb 14, 2021
    Serious Sam Collection brings great shooting titles to the Switch with a simple, but addicting and fun gameplay. Each title brings enough reasons to be replayed a lot of times, either to find more secrets or get more points in each level. The Collection also gives an excellent opportunity for a new public to know what the Serious Sam series is all about.
  5. 55
    The Serious Sam Collection undeniably has a lot of content, but the purchase decision will hinge on what fondness you have for it. This is likely an easy buy for the devotees or those who hold nostalgia for it, but as a first timer the flaws inherent in game design, technical performance, and audio design make the experience for me death by a thousand cuts. The Switch has better classic shooters and many well-made homages to them; seek out those before you settle for this.
  6. Nov 24, 2020
    Serious Sam Collection is two-thirds amazing, but the final third is a real technical mess; Serious Sam 3: BFE is one of the least impressive Switch ports we've ever seen. It's playable, but surely the machine that can push out an acceptable version of Doom can manage this? There's the potential for early patches to improve matters, but the way it is now, we can only recommend The Serious Sam Collection as a great way to play the First and Second Encounters. That's not what's advertised, though, and as a result, we can only give this package a cautious recommendation. A three-game collection should be a three-game collection; not two games and the faintest suggestion of one.
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  1. Nov 29, 2020
    Ever since the day Doom came out in 1993, FPS games have been the primary genre I have played. I have tried all types, although I admitEver since the day Doom came out in 1993, FPS games have been the primary genre I have played. I have tried all types, although I admit missing Duke Nukem 3d altogether in 1996 probably because I was out after college in the real world trying to get a job. Now although I have few special memories of my history, I have to say Serious Sam was a high mark and watershed moment, It was a new engine that seemed superior and sublime and to this day is on a higher plateau compared with the mass of shooters on the market. I only played the first and second one I believe originally, but right off the bat I was impressed with the amount of games available in the Switch collection. 3 full games plus 2 or 3 DLC for $30, what's not to like? Look. I think these mainstream reviewers are on drugs. Which drugs you ask? In this case, it has to be the anti-Sam drug of choice. I mean I know how much Nintendo life likes Duke Nukem, but I must say to me Sam is better than all those 90s shooters put together and I played so many of them my eyes turn green just thinking about it. Serious Sam has large open environments with enemies coming at you and shooting from long distances. I read how the engine was developed and compared to most other modern FPS titles like Wolfenstein II or Doom 2016, it feels revolutionary and a serious (pardon the pun) breath of fresh air. Gone are the tight corridors of Doom 3, replaced with lush, vibrant, colorful wide open exotic locals brimming with advanced lighting, particle effects, shadows, sunshine and big, open sanctuaries in pyramids where you can off tons of 3d baddies. And when I say 3d, no 2d sprites like in Duke Nukem. But I give Duke credit for the time a place and starting the look up and aim generation. And also his one liners. And back to the anti-Sam drug of the other reviewers I think I am on to what makes them high. They think Sam is copying off of Duke, However, I just think both heroes have their own vibe of macho and really Sam had every right to spew off egotistical one liners when his build engine is in every way superior to what preceded it and in may ways what followed after it entirely. I want to stress what Serious Sam is to the novice FPS gamer. It is a pure FPS without reinventing the wheel. It replaces the ultra violent cut scene repeating Wolfenstein with level after level of alien destroying action! I am certain other reviewers will disagree with me but the graphics and performance of this port are all top notch. I noticed one frame hiccup in 3 in the initial cut scene where Sam's chopper is hit by a rocket and spinning out of control. but the graphics looked so cool and there was so much going on on the screen I totally forgot about it. During the game and in intense enemy squabbles it does not miss a beat. And the menu is full of graphics and gameplay options and I really love how you can switch from first person to 3rd on the fly. I mean I have been playing tons of Resident Evil lately, and especially with 6, have learned that FPS games have no complete dominance over other well made shooters. Back to Sam- this game is just on a higher level than all the other Switch FPS games. It runs great, does not seem like a "port" perhaps because they did not farm it out to a third party like with Doom and Wolfenstein and the developers deserve extra credit for offering gamers a full package at a budget price! Gamer's do not pay attention to reviewers slamming the Sam collection for mysterious, debatable performance issues. To my eyes, there are none. Sure the loading times are a little long, but when the levels look this good whose counting? I sure hope they release 4 on the Switch. My biggest weakness is not being able to find the secrets in the levels, but just enjoy the action with no secrets. Thank you for reading my first review. Expand