Serious Sam 2 is a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,089 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2005

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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


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June 13

Yeehaaa! Serious Sam 2 now uses Steamworks for online play!

This update eliminates the need for Gamespy since the service has been announced to be officially closed on May 31st of this year.

The update also includes:
- fixed problems with FOV on widescreen resolutions,
- fixed wrong rendering of Uzi weapon in first person.

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“Sam II's wild, random charm makes for a twisted Duke Nukem meets Alice in Wonderland sort of roller coaster ride-a perfect change of pace from the scads of grim 'n' gritty shooters steeped in WWII war zones and dystopian postapocalyptic futures.”
A – 1UP

“Croteam has succeeded on all fronts delivering a sequel that lives up to our steep expectations.”
8.5/10 – Worth Playing

“Fans of old school shooters will definitely find the challenge and excitement level are very high here.”
8.2/10 – IGN

Just Updated

Now uses Steamworks for online play!

This update eliminates the need for Gamespy since the service has been announced to be officially closed on May 31st of this year.

The update also includes:
- fixed problems with FOV on widescreen resolutions,
- fixed Wrong rendering of Uzi weapon in first person.

About This Game

The iconic Serious Sam brings his trademark relentless intensity to this bigger, bolder, more colorful sequel to the classic Serious Sam: First and Second Encounters! Tasked with rescuing the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies, Serious Sam must battle through thick jungles, murky swamps, frozen tundra, and futuristic cities to bring down Mental and his vile armies. Serious Sam 2 is a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!

Key Features

  • Frantic Arcade-Style Action - Hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of bizarre enemies pursuing Sam from every angle and around every corner.
  • Fearsome Enemy Creatures - Take up arms against 45 outrageous enemies and 7 intimidating bosses from bomb-toting clowns and windup rhinos to zombie stockbrokers and the iconic beheaded kamikazes!
  • Spectacular Environments - Battle across more than 40 beautiful, expansive levels spread out over 7 unique environments and gain the support of the quirky native tribes.
  • Destructive Weapons - Unleash Sam’s classic arsenal with the shotgun, minigun, rocket launcher, and cannon or square off with new guns like the Klodovik. Also, for the first time ever, use the alternative fire button to lob a grenade into an oncoming crowd of monsters and what the bad guys go boom!
  • Powerful Turrets and Crazy Vehicles - Use powerful turrets to wipe out the relentless hordes of enemies and engage in heart-thumping action atop wild, mountable animals and intense, death-dealing vehicles.
  • Helpful Native NPCs - Meet different races inhabiting environments and even fight side by side against enemies, to experience an additional bit of cooperative play feeling within the single player campaign.
  • Co-Op and Deathmatch Chaos - Go to war against Mental’s horde with up to 16 players online and annihilate everything that moves across 45 levels of mayhem or drop the gauntlet and face off in brutal Deathmatch.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.5 GHz Athlon XP or Pentium M or 2 Ghz Pentium 4
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 8.0/8.1 compliant or low-end DirectX 9 3D accelerator (nVidia GeForce3 and 4 series (not MX), GeForceFX 5200 through 5700 series, ATI Radeon 8500 through 9200 and X300 series, S3 DeltaChrome or XGI Volari)
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any DirectSound compatible sound board
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2 GHz Athlon64, or 3 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0 high-end 3D accelerator (nVidia GeForce6 6800 and 7800 series, ATI Radeon X800 and X850 series)
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:: DirectSound3D with EAX 2.0+ sound board (Creative SoundBlaster Audigy series, nVidia SoundStorm)
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
Such a nice game, such a nice soundtrack, such beautiful weapons, such a silly story, I loved it.
Now uses Steamworks for online which is perfect ♥
Posted: June 15
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
This is a long review so if you just want a brief summary of why I recommend Serious Sam 2 then skip to Results and read from there.

Serious Sam 2 is a fun game that offers more ridiculous combat, but drifts a little too far from the Serious Model to be called “Great”. After the success of the original Croteam had a higher budget to put towards Serious Sam 2; sadly, Serious Sam 2 takes a path similar to the Martix 2 where an increased budget leads to a worse product. The game albeit fun has some additions which take away from the hilarity and well-crafted elements that made the series great.

Serious Sam finally meets the Sirians, the race that in the future Mental destroyed before his attack on humanity. The Sirians noticed Sam’s serious combat skills from the First and Second encounter so they portal him to their ship. It is there that they tell him of his prophecy, to defeat Mental and free the universe. To do this Sam must venture to five planets and acquire the five pieces of the medallion. Only then will he be able to weaken mental and eliminate him once and for all. His quest will take him to five planets in order to retrieve the pieces of the medallion from four tribes: the Simbas, Zixies, Chi Che, and Elvians. It is up to Sam to either save each of these groups from Mentals oppression and retrieve their medallion pieces.

Serious Sam 2 is divided into seven planets: M’digbo, Magnor, ChiFang, Kleer, Ellenier, Kronor, and Serius. The campaign consists of a whopping forty-two levels (including boss fight levels). Unlike the First and Second Encounter some of the levels are not nearly as long or engrossing.

Similar to the previous titles of Serious series the difficulty curve is well managed, where you can make it ridiculously hard or meticulously difficult. Serious Sam 2 introduces new weapons, and battle concepts. You can now get 200 health/armor by picking up any health packs (unlike the original where you could only go over 100 if you found special health/armor packs). By allowing you to get 200 health/armor Serious Sam 2 really builds upon the originals gameplay by giving you more control in how you will fight, but this is short lived as the weapon choices and ammo limitations dampen the combat. You will rarely find ammo throughout the campaign, and when you do you will burn through it without being able to find more. I found myself using the Auto Shotgun and Double Shotgun almost the entire campaign as I never had enough ammo for the other weapons.

Upon venturing to new planets you lose all your items, meaning you have to start collecting weapons all over again. This would be fine, but I noticed in M’digbo I only acquired nine of the fourteen weapons. Every time you start a new level you revert back to 100 health and lose your armor. This means if you performed well on the previous level all is in vain because you losing all your work anyway. You also have lives in this game, so you may think you are reloading a past save but actually its putting you back at a checkpoint with one less life.

>Save between each area, then if you die load your save (this way you don’t lose lives).
>Save your ammunition in the first and second planets (after the first two planets, ammunition is plentiful).
>Forget about ending the level with full health/armor (you lose your health/armor between levels).
>Make sure you load your campaign from the save files (as you lose any lives you acquired earlier otherwise).
>Make sure when you die to reload from the save file (if you just click continue it will revert you back to the last checkpoint and you will not have the armor/ammo/health you had when you actually got to the checkpoint).
>If your level glitches, try saving and reloading the level right where you saved. (This can cause the enemies to spawn allowing you to get past enemy kill-count triggers related issues)
>On the second planet level “Forsaken Compound” is known to glitch on Hard or Serious Difficulty. If the rocket launcher does not spawn after you get right across the bridge your level has glitched and you need to restart.

Serious Sam is an epic first person shooter series that pushes the limit and then takes it further. The action is amazing, the bosses are intense, and the enemies are plentiful. You won’t be solving any puzzles in this one, but instead you will be gunning down the masses. There are five planets; each planet has its own unique design and unit models. The campaign offers loads of different elements that make you want to push on, making each level more epic than the last. If you want a realistic game this is not for you, but if you don’t mind going crazy having a good time Serious Sam 2 is the game for you. I would get this with the Serious complete back (only if you can grab it on sale). Honestly if you just want to try out a new game $9.99 is a little high for this game.

+Interesting new enemies, some which play off the originals and some that are completely unique.
+Introduction of vehicles (makes some of the levels a little more serious).
+Secrets are more amusing
+Six separate planets to visit all with their quirks.
+Enemies have themes to match their locations.
+Levels offer much more variation in play-style and ambience.
+More bosses which require various tactics to defeat.
+Fun, explosive, and fast paced gameplay that keeps you wanting more.
+Netrisca can talk (you still have to read some things, but she will just tell you major clues).
+Ability to have multiple profiles, so if you are sharing a computer you can easily switch between other individuals campaigns.
+Blasting thousands of enemies to bits as you run around like a true action hero.
+Lots of nostalgia!!!!

-Poor cinematic quality (it’s as if the cinematics are actually lower quality than the gameplay).
-Introduction of allies (you never needed them before – why now?)
-You lose your weapons upon starting up at a new planet (although this occurs also between campaign transitions in TSE the campaign for Serious Sam 2 connects each planet into a single campaign).
-You have lives (you never had lives before this)
-You always start each level with 100 health (regardless of whether you had more or less at the end).
-Some of the levels have bugs, which force you to restart the level.
-You lose Serious Bombs between levels.
-There is not one point in the campaign where you have every single weapon at one time. (Except for on the final level)
-Levels are nowhere near as large as TFE or TSE.
-Awful dialogue (attempts to be funny, but falls short atleast for me)
-Too childish (the game has cartoonish unit models that take away from the Serious in Serious Sam)
Posted: July 1
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Serious Sam Saturday Cartoon Edition.

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Posted: September 6
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Its one of those little fps gems I know I dont have many hours on steam but I rember playing the serious sam serious when I was little I especialy remember serious sam 2 so while I dont have many hours on steam try hundreds on an old school xbox
Posted: April 30
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
This game is awsome
Posted: July 2
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212 of 250 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Not sure what weed Croteam were smoking that day..
Posted: January 11
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