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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

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Overall 7
7.0

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: The value we see in things is based on what we get out of it, rather than what we put into it. This is true in all aspects of life. This is also why I don’t factor cost into my reviews, because a 99-cent game is too much for a homeless person and $100 is nothing for a rich person. Time is the only investment that matters to everyone. And here is the part where I tell you that Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is roughly an hour-long.
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Overall 4
4.0

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: How much time and money are you willing to lose in order for a game to sell your own nostalgia back to you? If your answer was anywhere above an hour and five dollars, then you’re in luck! Serious Sam: The Random Encounter will cost you exactly that. Even so, you still may wish to reconsider. TRE is a 16 bit “demake” of the Serious Sam shooter series.
  • Pros: Right length for any player, Lots of shooting, 'splosions, Bold take on the series
  • Cons: Hastily built, Underpowered weapons, Boring and repetitive
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Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 2
2.0
Originality 8
8.0

Just As John McEnroe Said

RPGamer
4 December 2011
  • Excerpt: The world of RPGs is a surprising one to see Serious Sam in. Nevertheless, as part of the Serious Sam Indie Series, Dutch developer Vlambeer has risen to the challenge with the creation of Serious Sam: The Random Encounter . Vlambeer's creation certainly is a fascinating concept and contains a battle system that has great potential. Unfortunately, an incredibly short experience with a distinct lack of other features leaves one to only wonder what could have been.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 10
10

Expert Review

RPGFan
4 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The Random Encounter requires more strategy than it initially appears.
  • Pros: Balanced, fast-paced, Keeps It Simple (Stupid).
  • Cons: Short, little plot, not shooting isn't fun.
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Overall 8
8.0

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter review (PC)

HonestGamers
3 November 2011
  • Excerpt: ends almost as fast as it begins, but your five bucks get you a punchy, colorful, and vivid throwback to the heyday of the RPG, mashed up with all the violent insanity of
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

New Gamer Nation
2 November 2011
  • Conclusion: All in all, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a good game for the money. It’s a short, compact experience with light RPG elements. This game fits well into the Serious Sam franchise and delivers what the fans expect, and that is over-the-top combat with a few one-liners thrown in for good measure. For those looking for some thrills for a couple of bucks, we would definitely recommend this game, especially if you are a Serious Sam fan.
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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter PC Review

Neoseeker
26 October 2011
Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 6
5.5
Sound 7
6.5

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Review (PC-Steam)

Gamers Daily News
24 October 2011
  • Summary: It’s definitely a novelty game aimed at a specific audience of people who enjoy both Serious Sam and classic RPGs, but that group should enjoy it enough to get their money’s worth (a mere five bucks) out of this clever idea.
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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

Ready Up
7 November 2011
  • Summary: Serious Sam and turn-based RPG fans alike should be queuing round the block to... uh... download this. Not only is it an excellent Serious Sam game, but it's a fast and frantic turn-based RPG that is easily unlike any that you've played before.
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Overall 7
7.0

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Review | Sweet & Short

Dealspwn
27 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a worthy use of three quid and two hours, but be aware that it's an action packed micro-game rather than a true RPG. So long as you go in with an open mind, you'll have an absolute blast.
  • Pros: Fantastic combat mechanics, Adorable visuals, Hilarious
  • Cons: Incredibly short, Undeniably shallow, Misleading RPG overtones
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