Serious Sam 2 is a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!
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Very Positive (3,113 reviews) - 87% of the 3,113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2005

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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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January 22

Beta update 252822 promoted to main

New Serious Sam 2 Steam update 252822

The beta update 252822 has been promoted from public beta to main.

General Fixes/Improvements

  • Removed the ability to start a vote while another vote is in progress.
  • Fixed voting for next map in Coop not working.
  • Fixed original demos crashing when played.
  • Removed "Local Network" option. All multiplayer games are now "Internet" only. If you want to play a "Local Network"/LAN game, just start and join as you would any other server. If you are playing inside the local network, packets will be routed locally. The experience should be the same as it was before Steam was implemented.
  • Fixed an issue with profiles for different mods interfering with each other and damaging them.
  • Fixed difficulty and friendly fire info not being set properly for dedicated servers in the server list.
  • The Mental Institution model can no longer be used as a player model.
Serious Sam 2 Fixes/Improvements
  • Added "Respawn in Place" option for cooperative games.
  • Made it so a yes vote is automatically entered when votes are called by a player.

InSamnity! 2 Mod Fixes/Improvements
  • Fixed issue with difficulty not being set properly when single player menu is created.
  • Fixed vertical weapons list not handling the 'No weapons" weapon properly.
  • Fixed single player in game menu buttons being too low for all the options.
  • Fixed Bone Yard level not ending.

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Reviews

“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 - New update: 207185 - February 20, 2015

Here is the list of fixes/updates/improvements:

- Added Xbox 360 gamepad support
- Added Steam Cloud support, storing player profiles
- Added mut_fSpawnerMultiplier which can be set in console before starting a game, just because it's fun
- When the game starts on windowed mode it will now be centred in the middle of the screen instead of in the top left corner
- Fixed HUD being wrongly proportioned on wide-screen displays
- Fixed weapon FOV not being calculated for wide-screen displays (this can be toggled via hud_bFixWeaponFOV)
- Fixed invalid aspect ratio on 16:10 resolutions (black bars) as well as aspect ratio in editor test game
- Fixed some spawners never working causing enemies to get stuck (eg. on the Kwongo boss fight)
- Fixed a regression in menus where there were multiple instances of infinite ammo
- Fixed infinite ammo not being togglable in deathmatch
- Fixed Tank General enemy emitting wrong head debris model
- Fixed helicopter vehicle not having a proper minigun
- Fixed a simba trying to walk against an invisible wall
- Removed check for updates button
- Default to 800x600 resolution on windowed mode when starting the game for the first time instead of 640x480 fullscreen
- Fixed cross-hair sometimes turning green (it was targeting local player)
- Fixed problem with shotgun spread when loading a saved game
- Fixed a typo in a level description
- No longer showing an ammo bar next to weapons with infinite ammo

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.

Key updates since official release:

  • Steamworks for online play - It eliminates the need for Gamespy for online play since the service has been announced to be officially closed.
  • Controller support - Xbox 360 gamepad is now supported!
  • Improved wide screen support.
  • Fixed enemy spawning issues.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
72 of 85 people (85%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
It's like painting, but instead of a brush, you use a stream of gunfire to mow down hordes of aliens.
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60 of 70 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
This game is too funny to take seriously (no matter that its name is "Serious Sam") You will enjoy the gameplay killing the hordes of diverse enemies and admiring the colorful graphics. This game has an uncomplicated storyline. You will travel trough the worlds where each one has it's own unique particularity. So you won't be bored.
It's definitely worth playing as you can spend your time having a good rest!
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41 of 63 people (65%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
No physics , No limit.
would get Serious again 10/10
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Short version: 68%
The most infantile entry of the Serious Sam franchise is full of design problems– including the painfully dumb humour– but the second half of the game somewhat makes up for the horrible levels that plague the start.

Long version:
The Serious Sam franchise is a series of first-person shooters, where the player takes the role of “Serious” Sam Stone, the lone survivor of the human race. Sam’s task is to somehow change the timeline by defeating a mysterious alien warlord called Mental and his vast army of minions. To accomplish this, he is armed with a gigantic arsenal, including every cheesy 80s action movie one-liner ever written.

Except for this game. Because Serious Sam 2 is about an idiot running around at the order of three midgets to gather the pieces of a cheap amulet from the clutches of witches, zombie lawyers, cigar-smoking dinosaurs, monocycling clowns, and other cartoonish enemies.
It is true that the series always had some infantile humour, but mostly in the form of secrets or the occasional random occurrences. Here, the dumbness is the main attraction, and it was so contagious that it swallowed the brains of the level designers too. The non-linear courtyards and arenas that characterise the other games are replaced with 10-15 minute long corridors. The only time the game opens up is when it showcases how well it stole vehicle riding segments from Halo 1-2.

There are only a few redeeming factors. Starting from the fourth world, the levels start to almost feel like an actual game, not just a bad engine tech demo. Also, even the bad stages have an astonishing amount of detail at almost every corner, so at least they are pretty to look at. Very pretty: CroTeam made a great job with Serious Engine 2. While originally it was a demanding beast, by today’s standards, it is old yet still looks stunning for its age. Well, apart from the physics engine, but thankfully the terrible physics are just for show (except for getting a few secrets).
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27 of 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
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