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In this installment of the Serious Sam series, Sam takes on a new arch-nemesis "Mini Sam", an evil clone of the hero Sam "Serious" Stone. Mini Sam has taken control of the timelock and is going through time wiping out ancient civilizations - and it is up to Serious Sam to put a stop to him.

The game takes the player through over 40 levels in three historic locations; Ancient Rome, Feudal China and Legendary Atlantis. The PS2 version includes online multiplayer support for up to 8 players via the broadband adapter and two players on one PS2, while the GC version allows 4 players to battle it out on one GameCube.

Competitive multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Hold the Flag and Pass the Bomb. The entire single player campaign can be played through co-operatively, allowing two players to help each other take on the vicious armies of Mental and Mini-Sam.


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Serious Sam: Next Encounter Screenshot
Serious Sam: Next Encounter Screenshot
Serious Sam: Next Encounter Screenshot
Serious Sam: Next Encounter Screenshot

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GamePro (US) Apr 14, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
Gaming Target May 07, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameZone Apr 27, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
Jolt (UK) May 26, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Apr 09, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Apr 12, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62 Apr 30, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Game Freaks 365 2004 3.8 out of 10 38
Game Revolution May, 2004 D+ 33


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German version

When playing the game with the German language setting, all blood from human-like enemies is green.
Gary Burchell (60) added Serious Sam: Next Encounter (PlayStation 2) on Sep 08, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Gary Burchell (60)