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Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
83
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4.0
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Written by  :  NeoMoose (1103)
Written on  :  May 05, 2002
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Summary

Just when you thought Serious Sam couldn't get more serious!

The Good

The gameplay in Serious Sam is unlike any other FPS to date. Unlike normal FPS games, you are thrust into battle with wave after wave of enemies. The battles are intense, satisfying and almost make you forget to breathe at some moments. The graphics engine handles everything perfectly, even with hundreds of enemies on the screen charging right at you. Even better, this second incarnation of Serious Sam has even more of the sadistic humor of the first. One-liners such as "Hey, didn't I kick your ass two rooms back" result in great laughs.

Even the multiplayer package is top-notch, with cooperative play, deathmatch, capture the flag and several other modes of play. The engine even supports split-screen play. You can get on the internet with three of your friends all plugged in to the same computer and play online. No other games out there can do this except for the first Serious Sam.

Still not sold? How about the fact that the game only costs $20!!! It's a game you can't afford to ignore.

The Bad

The only thing not to love about Serious Sam: The Second Encounter is that the single player game is somewhat short. Thankfully if you decide to dig up all the secrets you will find the game becomes much longer.

The Bottom Line

Simply put, Serious Sam is the fastest and the purest FPS ever released. In my opinion it is currently one of the best games of all time.