Excerpt: Serious Sam II is the sequel to Serious Sam and has greatly improved graphics and top rate game-play. Like its parent game, Serious Sam, and expansion, Second Encounter, Serious Sam II is fast-paced action from start to finish. Basically, you shoot, shoot, shoot.
Excerpt: Serious Sam II is the first true sequel to the original Serious Sam game which was released a few years ago. Yeah, I really liked the last two Serious Sam games. They were unique at the time because they were the only games to throw huge numbers of enemies at you at the same time while still looking...
Excerpt: I often see Serious Sam and its sequels compared to the earlier Doom s, but in a way, that's giving them too much credit. Neither series' battles are much more than you holding down the left mouse button until everything's dead, granted, but you never quite knew how the next slaughterfest would go...
Excerpt: It’s been over three years since the expansion to Serious Sam came out for PC. Since then, Croteam has been hard at work on a proper sequel to the game. And after lots of waiting, PC gamers everywhere can finally get their hands on Serious Sam II.
Excerpt: Serious Sam is one of those games that requires you to have a bit of an open mind to really get. It doesn't follow in the same progression that first person shooter games have gone through over the years.
Serious Sam II has a lot of levels and a few good laughs, but its simple shooting action is less likely to get your adrenaline pumping as it is to make you go numb.
11 October 2005
Summary: When Serious Sam: The First Encounter quietly appeared in 2001, it was a real breath of fresh air. The game delivered fantastic-looking, incredibly intense first-person-shooting action without any of the genre's pretenses of grandiose storytelling, all with its own unique style and for a bargain...
Pros: Goofy humor gives the game personality, No-nonsense action stays focused on shooting lots of stuff, Plenty of levels and good variety of environments
Cons: Shooting action feels hollow, Extremely repetitive level design, Numerous failed attempts at humor, Not as satisfying as the original
Excerpt: Het wordt weer eens tijd voor wat nieuws zal Croteam gedacht hebben. Na de eerste zeer succesvolle Serious Sam-reeks die bestond uit de First- en Second Encounter werd het tijd voor wat nieuws. Een nieuwe grafische revolutie met een gevarieerdere gameplay en een echt plot.