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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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Gaming Target PlayStation 2 May 07, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 PlayStation 2 Jun 01, 2004 72 out of 100 72 GameCube Jun 01, 2004 72 out of 100 72
PGNx Media GameCube Apr 30, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 2 May 26, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 12, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62 PlayStation 2 Apr 30, 2004 10 out of 20 50
NintendoWorldReport GameCube May 08, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2004 3.8 out of 10 38


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German version

When playing the game with the German language setting, all blood from human-like enemies is green.
Contributed to by Gary Burchell (60)