Choose your weapons and take aim at the most random Serious Sam adventure yet!
User reviews: Mixed (271 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 24, 2011
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Includes 11 items: Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam Double D XXL, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast DLC, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile, Serious Sam 3: BFE Bonus Pack

 

About This Game

The legendary Serious Sam reloads and rearms in an explosive, turn-based RPG developed by indie developer Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing). Serious Sam: The Random Encounter follows Sam and his band of oddball mercenaries as they battle across a pixilated world teeming chaotic battles, hordes of bizarre creatures, and mysterious secrets. Choose your weapons and take aim at the most random Serious Sam adventure yet!

Serious Sam Indie Series


The Serious Sam Indie Series is an extraordinary program launched by Croteam and Devolver Digital to partner with gaming's most creative independent developers and design radically unique Serious Sam games in a variety of styles and genres.


Key Features:

  • Turn-Based Awesome: Battle across three worlds of pandemonium with Serious Sam and his band of quirky commandos as they clash with legions of relentless creatures hell-bent on ruining your day. Choose your weapons and prepare for an absolute onslaught of merciless enemies charging from every direction.
  • Extraordinary Visual Design: Behold the pixilated brutality of Serious Sam’s struggle against evil in glorious retro-styled graphics. Visit the exotic locals of Egypt and dangerous caverns overrun by Mental’s twisted horde. Battle by land or take on all-new aquatic variations of classic Serious Sam baddies in underwater skirmishes unlike anything Sam has faced before!
  • Serious Strategy: No magic here, son. Select from a variety of dynamic items to increase your party’s stats, toss out some Headless Kamikaze bait, or bring everything to a devastating halt with the all-powerful Serious Bomb.
  • Challenge Mode: Take on a never-ending wave of Mental’s most fearsome minions and attempt to post the best score to win the admiration of your friends and family.
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter was created by Dutch indie duo Rami Ismail & Jan Willem Nijman and features crisp pixel art by Roy Nathan de Groot & pixel-animator Paul Veer. The game had its chiptune music created by Alex Mauer and the trailers were produced by Canadian video-magician Kert Gartner.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 100MB free space
    • Video Card: 256MB Video Memory or higher, DirectX 8 or later
    • DirectX®: 8.0 or later
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Game crashed when I defeated the first boss.
10/10
Posted: October 9
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
dont buy this game it crashes every ♥♥♥♥ing second
Posted: October 12
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Crashes. Don't know why? But it crashes:(
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
IF you own windows 8, DON´T BUY THIS. I doesn´t work at all, sound is bad, it´s a laggy game overall
IF you own windows 7, definitily buy this, it´s an awesome take on a JRPG wqith the Serious Sam theme, humor, lore.
(I just not recommend this because the devs said they would fix this and Super Crate Box two years ago, no progress yet).
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Early Update
Got it for 50 cents i thought i would of given it a try.
Windows 8 buyers beware the game can't run on it.
Positives: Old school arcade vibe.
Interesting concept
Cons : Bad Controls
Unresponsive at times.
Frustrating at times
Bad dialogue
Feels repetive after the first ten minutes.

Ran the game on windows 7 hopefully they fix the windows 8 issue.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This game has it's ups and its downs. Ups being that it is extrealmly well made and very fun to play. Downs being, the combat is very hard because you can't dodge bullets, and also the game crashes alot. This game is good but if you want a good and fun sam game get Double D.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
There are no control options and it crashed a lot. 1/5
Posted: October 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Doesn't work for windows 8 even though Vladbeer apparently promised to fix the problem.
Posted: October 8
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Kill everyone and everything you see. 10/10 blowed up heads.
Oh yeah and dont forget to be SERIOUS!
Posted: October 16
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0.3 hrs on record
As much I want to recommend this game I can't. Simply because it is boring. It is turned based like last remnant. But the action isn't the middle of the game. You have 2 npcs which you control. In each round you can decide which weapon they use and which area you want to attack it with. After the fights it is a different map, e.g. pokemon. You are walking around till next battle. Overall I found it pretty lame. The enemies and the npcs aren't compareable to the normal serious sam games. To the sound: The sound is relativly good compared to the rest of the game.

Overall I give the game a 3/10. It is playable when you have nothing to do and need to chill a bit. But wouldn't recommend it for hardcore serious sam fans.
Posted: October 17
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0.5 hrs on record
I would love this game if I could actually play it. Between System Shield blocking it to the random crashes I crashes I can't even make it past the second area of the game.
Posted: October 6
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3.2 hrs on record
this is one of the best games I ever played, in windows XP it works 100%
buy it the reviews are dead rong

10/10

one hint for you USE POWER UPS they save you all the time
Posted: October 6
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0.7 hrs on record
of what i have been able to play it is a fun game game but if your using windows 8 or 8.1 don't buy the game it crashes about every 5 minutes and the game stops working
Posted: October 11
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0.1 hrs on record
Bought this cause it has a -90% sale.I am really dissapointed at this game.
Too many enemies,I can't even dodge their attacks
Posted: October 11
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0.2 hrs on record
Game crashes during my fourth encounter.

1138/1139 - IGN "Would definetly play again"
Posted: October 12
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0.6 hrs on record
Good game if you just want to sit down and play for a bit, but not a extreme get into game.
Posted: October 12
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1.4 hrs on record
I love Serious Sam. But this game is just unfair and frustrating.
Posted: October 9
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0.2 hrs on record
you must give us money to this game
Posted: October 10
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0.5 hrs on record
The game is so epic that it crashed my computer in 14 minutes, or maybe that's Windows 8.
Posted: October 10
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0.8 hrs on record
yes i recommend this game for ppl who like the pokeman type felling to it and its really good side scroller game, i really dont like side scrrolers but this just made my hypes up.
Posted: October 10
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