Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (Windows)

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Serious Sam: The Second Encounter continues where The First Encounter left off. While on his way to Mental in the Sirian spacecraft he discovered in ancient Egypt the ship collides with something and crashes in Mesoamerica. With the ship damaged beyond repair Sam is once again trapped in hostile territory. But it seems the Sirians left a second backup spacecraft somewhere on earth.

To reach the spacecraft you have to fight your way through Mentals hordes that attack in great number and several waves across the ancient temples of Mesoamerica and Babylon to finally reach Medieval Europe where the final boss Mordekai the Summoner awaits. The game offers several new weapons like a chainsaw, flamethrower, sniper rifle, and a device called the Serious Bomb that will kill all enemies in a certain radius. New enemies include Cucurbito the Pumpkin a creature wielding a chainsaw, Zorg mercenary and commanders armed with rifles, large creatures called Zumb'uls wielding a twin rocked launcher and Fiendian Reptiloid Demons that attacks with fire balls from a great distance.

In 2010 the game received a HD remake.


Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows Shooting some harpies in mid-air.
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows A Persian-themed monument of seriousness
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows ... and indoors (check out the polish on the floor)
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows HUGE levels!  The Ice Palace as seen from 2 miles away...

Alternate Titles

  • "英雄萨姆:第二次遭遇" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Крутой Сэм: Второе Пришествие" -- Russian spelling
  • "Yingxiong Samu: Er Ci Chu Ji" -- Chinese title
  • "Serious Sam: המפגש השני" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Serious Sam: Second contact" -- French title
  • "Serious Sam: O Segundo Confronto" -- Brazilian title
  • "Serious Sam: Drugie starcie" -- Polish title
  • "Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter" -- Steam title
  • "Serious Sam: 2nd Encounter" -- Informal title
  • "Serious Sam 2" -- Informal title
  • "シリアスサム セカンドエンカウンター" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A fun shooter, without the usual pretensions. Nick Drew (370) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Sam is back, and he couldn't be more serious! Archagon (102) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
More of the same, thank God Tomer Gabel (4353) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
HE'S BACK, BIGGER AND MORE STEROIDIER THAN EVER markthe5th (3) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Like Doom on steroids-a rare FPS experience these days! Lucas Schippers (59) unrated
Just when you thought Serious Sam couldn't get more serious! NeoMoose (1102) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Onslaught of action in great environments. El-ad Amir (110) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Oct 30, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ActionTrip Feb 07, 2002 88 out of 100 88 Feb 20, 2002 86 out of 100 86
IGROMANIA 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamekult Jan 28, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Jan 23, 2002 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 31, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Gamer UK Feb, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Withingames Feb 14, 2002 3 out of 5 60


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On the level "The Citadel" we see a Family Portrait after an elevator. What we actually see is a portrait of the Croteam crew.

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NeoMoose (1102) added Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (Windows) on Jan 14, 2002