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Serious Sam (Xbox)

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90
Gamestyle
Secrets, too, are piled on to appease the seekers: there's a faux soundstage located in the very courtyard of Babel; there's also a second and third wave of enemy resistance should you elect to double back (Tower of Babel, again). But it's more than secrets and it's more than caricature - Serious Sam is writ large by the desire to keep players moving, to keep pressing on regardless of the overwhelming odds and overwhelming silliness. It's retrograde action in the end, but it feels quantum light years ahead of its stationary sequel.
86
Consoles Plus
Voilà un Doom-like bien réalisé et bourré d'humour. Ici, pas de prises de tête : il faut foncer dans le tas. C'est donc très bourrin, mais très plaisant !
85
XBox Solution (XBS)
Serious Sam is what I would consider a sleeper. This game needed more hype! The fact that it didn’t seem to get it is sad, because it is easily one of the most fun titles available today. It has solid multiplayer in addition to the huge single player campaign, and the entire game is extremely amusing. I Highly Recommend you pick this one up, at least give it a rent so you can see what I keep ranting about. If there is a future Serious Sam, I would urge the developer to incorporate Xbox Live into the picture, and add an on screen indicator as to where out of view attacks are coming from. Other than that, it’s a solid title that incorporates some of the fiercest shooting with some of the funniest out takes in the class of First Person Shooters.
85
GameSpot
Sure, it's not a budget game like its predecessors, but Serious Sam for the Xbox is easily worth its full retail price and will last you longer than most other action games. Despite a misleading M rating, the game's flexible difficulty and gore options and terrific action make it a perfect choice for anyone who likes first-person shooters or appreciates the relentless pace of classic arcade games.
84
XBox Evolved
If you are looking for a good shooter to play on Xbox other than Halo, look no farther than Serious Sam. It's ten times more intense than Halo, and kicks serious ass.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Seriously though, our only qualms here are a lack of widescreen and Live support, and the fact that after 36 levels of very much the same thing, you might just find yourself tiring. Presentation, conversion, graphics, sound, gameplay, longevity - it gets everything else right. It's the best Xbox port to date and the sort of game you can pick up for an hour from any point in the game, whenever you want, and still enjoy it. PC owners with both games under their belt won't find much to interest them, and short of a personality transplant nothing is going to endear this to the anti-FPS brigade, but then this was never about them - instead, what we have is a serious argument for the sequel appearing on Xbox exclusively, marked down only slightly for its repetition and lack of Live support.
80
4Players.de
Serious Sam bietet auch auf der Xbox jede Menge Ballerspaß - zumindest, wenn man nicht mehr erwartet als eben einfach nur zu ballern. Das beherrscht Sam aber dafür wie kaum ein anderer. Schier endlose Gegnermassen werden von Eurem üppigen Waffenarsenal gleich reihenweise zu Frikassee oder Blumensträußen verarbeitet. Ja genau, zu Blumensträußen, denn der unverkennbare Humor macht auch vor den Grafikoptionen nicht halt. Zwar wird das unkomplizierte Alien-Schlachten teils sehr hektisch und unübersichtlich, dank durchdachter Pad-Steuerung und gezielt vorwarnender Surround-Soundkulisse seid Ihr Euren nur mäßig intelligenten Widersachern aber meist doch überlegen.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Un titre délirant et qui ne se prend pas au sérieux. Le fraîcheur et l'originalité des deux premiers titres PC se dissipent un petit peu mais la mayonnaise prend toujours. Défoulant et amusant Serious Sam est un titre que l'on conseillera à ceux qui apprécient les jeux à l'humour décalé et qui ne se prennent pas au sérieux.
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Peliplaneetta.net
Serious Sam on niin hauska kuin räiskinnästä voi huvikseen tehdä. Se tuskin jää kenenkään mieleen, mutta on oivallinen kertakokemus niille, jotka haluavat katsoa kuinka paljon räjähtävää räiskintää pystyy kestämään. Jo kansikuva antaa ymmärtää, että nyt ei haeta strategista vivahdetta ja hiiviskelyä. Kun ase on isompi kuin mies, voi huoletta arvata mitä tuleman pitää. Ja sitähän sieltä tulee, totaalista tykitystä joka kolkasta niin yksin kuin kaverinkin kanssa. Jos moinen uppoaa, olkaa hyvä ja ostakaa. Jos mielessä on myös omien aivojen käyttöä, ei Samia kannata ottaa tosissaan.
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IGN
The battles get really hectic and though it will get repetitive if you just try and play it all the way through in one weekend, it is mindlessly fun. Not the best technical example for an Xbox game but a good step on the road to future Serious titles. If you just want to go around shooting things for a while and have a good laugh while you're at it, Sam's definitely you man.
70
Gamekult
Serious Sam Xbox apporte un peu de fraîcheur dans un genre de plus en plus axé sur le réalisme. Bien sûr, ceux qui possèdent les moutures PC s'en tiendront écartés, le titre ne proposant rien de vraiment nouveau hormis une structure plus homogène. Avec son positionnement de prix attractif (50 €) pour un jeu offrant une telle durée de vie, à la fois en solo comme en coop, Serious Sam ravira sans aucun mal les adeptes des doom-like d'antan, bourrins comme on les aime. Comme d'habitude avec un titre de la série, les adeptes de gameplay fin et raffiné passeront leur chemin sans aucun regret. Les autres découvriront avec bonheur un gameplay incisif et franchement fun, même si on regrettera l'absence d'une compatibilité Xbox Live pour jouer online qui aurait fait de ce titre un incontournable.
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Factornews
Bénéficiant d'une conversion technique plus qu'honnête, Serious Sam en remet une bonne couche. Même ceux qui connaissent déjà le jeu sur PC peuvent le redécouvrir, surtout à plusieurs, avec toujours autant de plaisir, mais dans une certaine limite. Même si la profondeur du gameplay ne dépasse pas celle d'un cheveux coupé en quatre, l'aspect défouloir et drôle permet de s'amuser sans contrainte. À réserver aux amateurs du genre et vu le potentiel en multijoueurs, on ne peut que lui reprocher l'absence d'un support Live!.
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The Video Game Critic
Serious Sam is a blast to playÉ for a while. But after a few hours the gameplay becomes repetitive as you face the same foes over and over, only in larger numbers. You'll grow tired of shooting and strafing constantly. Another flaw is the lack of a radar display. It's frustrating when you hear a monster approaching but can't pinpoint its direction. And although a cool split-screen cooperative mode is included, my friend Steve got stuck in a wall while we were playing it, which is NOT acceptable for a console game! Serious Sam is no classic, but it will raise you heart rate for a while.
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Games TM
There's no disputing that Serious Sam is great fun while it lasts, but the problem is that you'll be returning to games like Halo or TimeSplitters 2 the same day you buy this.