Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Image
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  • Summary: Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental's hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam "Serious" Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfitHumanity is under siege as the full force of Mental's hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam "Serious" Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos.

    Croteam returns with a high-powered prequel to the Serious Sam series that scales up chaos to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped by putting an unstoppable arsenal up against an unimaginable number of enemies that requires players to circle-strafe and backpedal-blast their way out of impossible situations.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 29, 2021
    77
    Serious Sam is back with a new game that is as fun as the previous entries but fails in the technical aspects.
  2. Jan 3, 2022
    60
    You know exactly what you're getting with a Serious Sam game, and Serious Sam 4 is no different. Issues aside, fans of the series should still have a blast with this one.
  3. Dec 23, 2021
    50
    Fans of the series will know exactly what to expect; tons of guns, aliens and terrible one-liners. Like a cult movie with a dedicated following, fans will simply get it while everyone else won’t understand; Serious Sam 4 will most likely fall under this type as well, appealing to longtime fans but new players wondering what the hell is going on. Serious Sam 4 is absolutely outdated in its design and mechanics but can be fun in very short bursts for those times you want to turn off your brain and blast away some aliens.
  4. Dec 13, 2021
    40
    It is a shame that Serious Sam 4 is not able to live up to the series’ legacy. While the franchise has never been associated with particularly groundbreaking or polished titles it has previously been able to offer enjoyable experiences with its own identity and fun gameplay. Serious Sam 4 is too bogged down by questionable design and poor presentation to manage that, and instead feels like a title quickly thrown together with an overnight script than a cohesive product.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Dec 13, 2021
    9
    A lot of reviews I've seen for this game are previous players of the series, expecting a perfect port. If you are reviewing the technicalA lot of reviews I've seen for this game are previous players of the series, expecting a perfect port. If you are reviewing the technical quality of the port, the game lacks; This game has technical issues, for sure. But as a first-time player of the series, this game is ACTUALLY FUN. Yeah the audio gets messed up at times, yes the frame pop-in sucks. Yes, there are better technical showcases for the next-gen console. But if you are into gratuitous destruction with some cheesy humor mixed in, this game is a blast.

    I tend to marvel and appreciate, and at time stand bewildered at today's spectacular games. This one, I get to just grip and rip. Expect a Doom Feel, Duke Nukem Humor, early COD Zombies type hordes.
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  2. Dec 10, 2021
    8
    This is a Serious Sam game. What exactly are you looking for? A serious tactical shooter where you need to think about how to approach aThis is a Serious Sam game. What exactly are you looking for? A serious tactical shooter where you need to think about how to approach a problem? Eliminating specific enemies before others, the most dangerous ones then handle the swam of little guys? Erm no.

    This game is is shoot first, then shoot some more, and when you're finished shooting, shoot some more. There's no cover, don't need it. There's no tactical knowledge needed, just shoot them. And that is the game on a nutshell, and it does it well. But, that's all it is really. Really fun, good coop and as usual FOR a Sam game, this is comically bad writing, it's supposed to be bad by the way. He's a man child making jokes from the first cinematic. Play it, have a laugh and a good time. Enjoy it...
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  3. Jan 11, 2022
    5
    Serious Sam 4 is an okay game, but like the previous games, Croteam can't do decent level design in this game, they add multiple enemySerious Sam 4 is an okay game, but like the previous games, Croteam can't do decent level design in this game, they add multiple enemy gauntlets in single levels that last ages, which I'm sure is a crafty way to try and drag out the longevity of the level. I'm currently playing this game, but I seriously can't play more than one level per sitting, cause again, it's an okay game that controls well, it's just the boring, drawn out levels. Expand
  4. Dec 12, 2021
    4
    Finished this game in one run and found it was absolutely dreadful, the game was full of bugs and frame drops. the game brings nothing new toFinished this game in one run and found it was absolutely dreadful, the game was full of bugs and frame drops. the game brings nothing new to the genre and feels like it's attempting to ride off the coattails of actual good first person shooters. I'd advise against playing this one, even on GamePass. Expand