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 (136 reviews) - 86% of the 136 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (3,297 reviews) - 87% of the 3,297 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2005

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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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“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

    • 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)
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Demonic Duck
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Heavily Underated

I will admit, some of the asthetics, like the villagers, are displeasing, but this feels like the logical step for a serious sam sequel to go in.

Gameplay is almost like the previous games but with a multitude of additional (or apropriately reskinned) enemies with some old enemies (like the arachnoids) being rebalanced for good measure. The addition of grenades allows combat to be more "tactical" since they're basically a second rocket launcher and vehicles bring some much needed variation to the combat.

If there is anything to complain about other than the villagers, it would be the new hitscanning enemies and some enemy spawnings being unfair.

As someone who has spent countless hours playing the first serious sam, I highly recommend this sequel.
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( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
one of the greatest games of all time
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( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
One of the funniest and chill games I have ever played! It is my favourite Serious Sam game and I reccomend it to everyone who wants chill shooter with cool bosses, enemies and levels :) XD
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
говено 1 суицидник из 10
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
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( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
*tries to quit game*
Game: Are you serious?
*reflects on decision I was about to make*
*realizes it was a mistake*
*keeps playing*
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( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Serious sam 2 is awesome game, keeping up with mindless shooting mechanic, but in same time this game is a bit different thatswhy some serious sam fans dislike it, however I'm gonna suggest it because main mechanic (mindless shooting) is still here.
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( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
So funny game, CO-OP is the best m8. Buy it IT'S WORTH
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( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
the best game ever and i remeber my child hood when i play it again in 2016
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Narwhal | dsec3
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
-Presses Quit
-Game asks "are you serious"

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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
"... it's one of Croteam's bad jokes... again?"

This game is the ♥♥♥♥. I've played all Serious Sam games and this one is by far my favorite one of them all. lf you've played a Serious Sam game before, you know the drill. Fight hordes upon hordes of various kinds of enemies with loads of guns without ever reloading in a desert or temple, right? Well this game takes it further.

It's not just sand and temples. You go on an adventure through five different planets, all with their unique theme(Forest, Swamp, Chinatown, Hell, and Fairy tale planet). And each planet has its own tribe and set of enemies. There's a much bigger enemy variety here than in other Serious Sams, and also just re-skins of enemies.

It also brings some new weapons, like the dual uzis and a parrot. A ♥♥♥♥ing parrot. You can kill Satan with that parrot. (I call the red bull soldiers Satan cause they literally look just like him).

There's also many new enemy types. There's orc soldiers, football players, orc warriors, warriors with huge axes, zombie stockbrokers, zombie minigun nazis, zombie kung fu ninjas, flying kung fu wizards, wicthes, kamikaze clowns etc... There's also a cyborg T-Rex with rocket launchers, a moustche and a cigar. Seriously.

One of the things that really love about this game is how it's just taking the ♥♥♥♥ the entire time. It doesn't itself very seriously. The intro cutscene will immediately let you know. There's a part where Sam enters a phone booth to call Bosses R Us to order an end of level boss; in the first planet the tribe shaman summons ♥♥♥♥ing King Kong using a DJ mixing table and then you roast him and have a buffet after defeating him; one of the bosses - Cecil the Dragon - begs you to take the King's princess - the king being Elvis Presely, of course- after he kidnaps her cause she's ugly as ♥♥♥♥, but after seeing her Sam doesn't even wanna rescue her and they have a battle to decide who has to stay with the princess, and the dragon tries to kill himself after losing... xD

It's just really funny and has some clever puns, like how after killing a giant bee Sam says "There be will no bugs in this game!". It's also very forth-wall breaking as even Sam mentions Croteam himself.

Overall, this isn't a serious game at all. But that's what makes it seriously fun!

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30 of 50 people (60%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This is an amazing game. I love the aspects of humor and comic relief. It has fun and intense gameplay that will suck you in. The Weapons are cool, & the Enemies are cool. I really like the thought and effort put into designing gameplay. I truly recommend buying this game because it is cheap and allot of fun.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Homing parrots that have ♥♥♥♥ing bombs strapped to them.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
-It's Serious Sam too...

-It's Serious Sam too!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27

Great game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
yeepee, yuuhuu, lulululu

This game is sooo arcady and its good.
On the pictures, videos this game didnt looked that good to me.I was surprised how much i enjoyed this game.
Original non-HD:SS first encounter,SS 2 and second encounter are the only good SS games.All 3 games are different and none is better.
SS 2 focused on being action packed and fun with nice detailed world and variety.
It has nice cartoony graphics and not cellshaded crap.(Cellshade probably only works well when game is black and white)

+visuals,audio and arcade gameplay is in harmony, and finally feels "serious sam" to me.This is the style they need to work on. (special mention to Croteam's very talented music composer)
The original models and art style never hooked me and felt out of place, too random. SS2 is perfect direction.
+constant action and the nice,cute world keeps u playing with big smile on ur face.One the most fun FPS ever.I instantly felt in love with this game from minute 1, other SS games takes time and special mood to like.
+u no longer getting stucked in dead bodies
+weapons feels better to use now, u no longer have to deal with poor paper guns
+doesnt feel repetitive and boring like other SS games

+-moving speed is slower than SS 1. Which was already "slow" a bit, but for this game the speed feels just right.It doesnt hurt gameplay.It still a fast paced game, with the lot of actions happening.
+-lot of cutscenes (all skippable), but some of them is worth to watch

-pisspoor pistols, cant even destroy crates/barrels lol (why are pistols in the game at all)
-the bad gameplay design to not allowing backtrack for hp and ammo is still here (i never know when and how to manage my resources)
-the switched idle-battle music is still annoying
-japan and lava planets (even the jokes) are weak and those planets shouldnt even exist.Game is too long for a single sit.They just recycled content heavily and pointlessly.Also the world doesnt even look that uniq or well designed as other planets.
-spamming rockets is not fun, and forcing this is mistake.All SS games in a nutshell.
-i dont liked the physics/collison on terrain of this game,its not arcady.(Everything else is pure arcade in the game except this)
-invis wall simulator
-less tactical/mechanical than originals
-turret and vehicle combat sections
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny