Choose your weapons and take aim at the most random Serious Sam adventure yet!
User reviews: Mixed (304 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 24, 2011
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Includes 11 items: Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam 3: BFE Bonus Pack, Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile, Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam Double D XXL, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast DLC, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

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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
17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
If you want to play a bullet hell in which you can't dodge bullets, go ahead and buy this game.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Pretty bad. Combat is clunky and the difficulty isn't paced well at all. Seems more a low effort tie-in than a legitimate indie title with the Serious Sam license.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
dont buy this game it crashes every ♥♥♥♥ing second
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Crashes. Don't know why? But it crashes:(
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28 of 47 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Game crashed when I defeated the first boss.
10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
There are no control options and it crashed a lot. 1/5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
DONT BUY THIS GAME ON WINDOWS 8 IT WONT WORK


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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.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Its fun at first, but by world 3-1 its gets impossible. Everything before 3-1 is great, but due to the massive jump in diffuclty, I can only recommend Serious Sam: The Random Encounter to the most Serious fans of the series.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
So, it's...a party based...side scrolling shmup...that's turn based...and has a classic-rpg-style overhead map...

...how utterly bizarre. If you really want to explore all the idea-space that gaming can come up with, give it a shot. It turned out to not be my thing though.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Fix this ♥♥♥♥ING GAME! it looks fun, would like to play it. I run Windows 8 and it crashes every few minutes. FIX IT! Why did I support your company when you can't be bothered to FIX YOUR ♥♥♥♥ING GAME!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Good game if you just want to sit down and play for a bit, but not a extreme get into game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Realy Good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Pleasently suprised...Made 10minutes go in a flash!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Fun game.Gets hard after a few battles but if you like hard games then this is for you.Crashes sometimes
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Game constantly crashes. Developers tell us an update is coming soon to fix it but nothing and the game still crashes after a few minutes of playing. Would not recommend the download even if it was free.
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