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Serious Sam II (Windows)

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Description

The sequel to Serious Sam is an equally un-serious FPS with everything blown out of proportion. It offers huge levels with hundreds of opponents, funny worlds with various themes, a vivid colour palette, lots of big guns and some of the largest bosses around. Sam "Serious" Stone must fight through the minions of evil mastermind Mental to collect the five pieces of a medallion which will allow him to harm Mental himself.

The game is based around DOOM's more simple approach to gameplay with a dose of old school game design featuring score, a life-count and extra lives. The outrageous enemies come in waves, dozens at a time, ammo for the basic weapons is plentiful and action almost never ceases. The game's engine combines support for a high model count on screen at any given time with a long draw distance.

Screenshots

Serious Sam II Windows The "serious" Elders of the Sirius Council. Seriously.(cut-scene)
Serious Sam II Windows This creature looks like the Wendigo from Quake. Blow it up with the rocket launcher!
Serious Sam II Windows There is actually a simple riddle here...
Serious Sam II Windows Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "英雄萨姆II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Крутой Сэм 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "Yingxiong Samu 2" -- Chinese title
  • "Serious Sam 2" -- Informal name
  • "シリアスサムⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Oh dear . . . Nick Drew (371) 1.43 Stars1.43 Stars1.43 Stars1.43 Stars1.43 Stars

The Press Says

1UP Oct 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Shooterplanet Nov 01, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Gamestyle (Germany) Oct 16, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 14, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2005 7.25 out of 10 72
GamerDad Nov 09, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Oct 12, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

References

One of the friendly characters in the game thanks Sam for rescuing him, and says that he was tired of "waiting forever" for "that blondie guy" to rescue him. This is a reference to the painfully long development time of Duke Nukem Forever, given the fact that the "blondie guy" he mentions is Duke Nukem...

Awards

  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2006 - Gun Man of 2005 (for Sam, because he killed more enemies in a few minutes than other heroes in their whole game)

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Silverblade (1421) added Serious Sam II (Windows) on Nov 12, 2005
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