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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.

Screenshots

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows HUGE levels!  The Ice Palace as seen from 2 miles away...
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows ... and indoors (check out the polish on the floor)
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Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows IndianaJones-esqe trap

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 (4354) 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 (1101) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Onslaught of action in great environments. El-ad Amir (109) 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
GameSpot Feb 05, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Feb 15, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
4Players.de Feb 20, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Gamereactor (Denmark) Feb 05, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystick (French) Feb, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Peliplaneetta.net Feb 02, 2002 72 out of 100 72

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Trivia

Croteam is indeed caring about the fans of their Serious Sam games. If you look deep in the credits, you can see the names (or actually, nicknames) of the most active members of the Seriously forum (http://dynamic3.gamespy.com/~serioussam/forums).

A few of them were even awarded one of the most wanted prizes in the entire world: a secret room with their pictures. Look for it on a side of the temple, in the first level.

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NeoMoose (1101) added Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (Windows) on Jan 14, 2002