Summary: Although Serious Sam 3: BFE is the big release for Croteam this year, that's not the only adventure we get to embark upon with Sam "Serious" Stone. To promote the release of the upcoming shooter -- and get some attention for a bunch of cool indie devs -- a range of studios are creating unique Serious Sam games on various platforms. Perhaps the most notable entry comes by way of Mommy's Best Games, the studio behind unique indie shooter Weapon of Choice .
Conclusion: 2011 has been a momentous year if only because it saw the release of two games featuring some of gaming’s biggest old school icons: Duke Nukem and Serious Sam. But where Duke Nukem Forever failed, Serious Sam has picked up the torch, just like he did in 2001. Serious Sam 3: BFE does one thing: lets you kill HUGE numbers of aliens at a nearly unrelenting pace. But it does that one thing well.
Excerpt: Serious Sam 3: BFE is Croteam's love letter to those of us who have been waiting for another glimpse at classic shoot-'em-up-ery in the vein of Doom, Quake, and even the original Duke Nukem, whose modern iteration failed to deliver. It's a machine gun-and-heavy-metal symphony that only hardcore shooter fans will want to take a stab at, and while its punishing difficulty at times may certainly be a turnoff for potential buyers, it's a satisfying throwback to a simpler...
Conclusion: All through Serious Sam: Double D I was consistently challenged, entertained, amused, surprised and impressed. If you’re even remotely a fan of 2D shooters you should pick this up immediately. Even the mouse and keyboard controls were perfect, and I was sitting there ready with my Xbox controller in hand.
Excerpt: If you’re not familiar with the universe of Serious Sam , here’s a quick primer: Anything goes. As Sam ‘Serious’ Stone treks across time, battling arch enemy Mental’s forces, you will encounter enemies and situations that will defy reality and embrace insanity in the best possible ways. Serious Sam is the only game where you can land in ancient Egypt and have then fend off pumpkin-headed lumberjacks carrying chainsaws.
Pros: Nonstop action, Perfectly captures the Serious Sam feel, Tons of guns
Excerpt: Serious Sam is first person shooter developed by small Croatian development team Croteam. I've played probably all first person shooting games released up to this day, so honestly I didn't expect much from this another FPS clone. But now I will tell you the truth - this game is bombastic!. If anyone still remembers Doom, take that and multiply its fun factor by 10.
Excerpt: Maybe I'm more of an "old school" gamer than Mike is, but I appreciated Serious Sam a bit more than he did. I found the game's 36-mission campaign to be more than a simple Doom rehash. Certainly there were moments when I felt a twinge of the old Doom nostalgia (I was a Doom -addict in graduate school), but dismissing Serious Sam as little more than a Doom clone isn't giving the game the credit it deserves.