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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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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August 31

New Serious Sam 2 Steam update 269486

New Serious Sam 2 Steam update 269486
General Fixes/Improvements

  • Fixed issue with server port not getting set for dedicated servers.
  • Fixed texture stretching for the Auto aim HUD element.

Serious Sam 2 Fixes/Improvements
  • Fixed the possibility of the game getting stuck when a player tries to pick an item they don't need and they have the "Only pick items when needed" option enabled.

InSamnity! 2 Mod Fixes/Improvements
  • Fixed a possible crash scenario when posing a posable model.

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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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Despite the name, its a game that doesn't take itself too seriously as you soon find out on even the first level.

I remember playing this when it first came out. Back when we actually went to the store
to purchase PC games. I enjoyed every level, weapon, enemy, and just overall fun this game had to offer in it's quite silly delivery.

If you are looking for a great soon-to-be classic line of chaotic run n' gun shooters then this is by far one of the best in the genre. Be sure to check out the other SS games which are great additions to own.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
When it comes right down to it, fans that loved the prior two Serious Sam releases either absolutely love or abhorrently hate Serious Sam 2. Stepping away from the dime-a-dozen FPS graphic design, this title takes on a vibrantly colored cartoony approach that was prevalent in many top-end adventure games at the time; Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Clank, and Spyro, to name a few. Though none of these are FPS games by any means, these are the footsteps that Serious Sam 2 followed in both graphically and with its quirky, more mature, sense of humor, while still keeping the core gameplay that trademarks the series.

It's easy to notice that CroTeam had a much larger budget for this title. One of the best and most noteworthy features is the addition of an actual, well flushed out storyline that's completed by a massive amount of cutscenes. Sam "Serious" Stone gets summoned to the Sirian Great Council, where they give him the task of finding five medallion pieces that are being held by different races on five different planets. Once Sam has the amulet, then his arch nemesis Mental will be vulnerable. Most of these planets are populated by friendly races that help Sam along his journey, as he battles wave after wave of foes, and Sam sometimes aids them by releasing any of their people who've been held prisoner by Mental's army. At the end of each planet, the player is tasked with fighting a monstrous boss battle, each with a different mechanic that's more than just spray n' pray.

There's almost always a cutscene at the beginning and end of every level, and there are a total of 42 levels that are split into 7 chapters. Indeed, Serious Sam 2 was the largest title to date at the time of its release in 2005, and the total run time of the game is roughly 9-10 hours if you play on the easiest difficulty. This is a monumental upgrade from the 3-4 hour runs that either The First or Second Encounter offered. Though still linear in nature, every level is distinctly its own, from sprawling forests, snowy mountain tops, hellish volcanoes, an alien city, a game show, and so much more. Despite its straightforwardness, there are still tons of hilarious secrets to uncover, and the game also throws in the odd nod to other spectacular FPS titles like Unreal and Duke Nukem.

As stated previously, Serious Sam 2 does keep the core gameplay of the series alive and well. Players will face onslaughts of nearly constant monster spawns in massive open areas, while jumping and dodging attacks rather than rely on cover-based shooting. On easier difficulties, the player's health replenishes overtime, but harder modes make one rely on health and armor pick-ups. Once the enemies are cleared out, it's on to the next foe filled area until the end of the level is reached. However, new to the series is a life system, and instead of dying and getting a game over, players may now respawn rather than restarting at their last save point. Extra lives can be earned based on a score system where points are earned by killing enemies. There also aren't as many power-ups, but Serious Damage has been left in play.

Not only does this title offer the most diversity of the series in terms of maps, but it also is chocked full of new and old enemies alike; more than the previous two installments had combined. Just looking at the game, its enemies, and its weapons, it's really easy to tell that CroTeam got a lot of inspiration from the Halo franchise; in fact, some of the humanoid soldier enemies look a lot like Spartans. The futuristic, alien-like design of some of the weapons look very much like what would be used in the aforementioned acclaimed series as well. Since Halo 1 and 2 were extremely popular at time time, there's no doubt that the influence sunk in to Serious Sam 2, but it works in its favor; making it feel both new yet familiar all at the same time.

Despite all the good things that can be said about Serious Sam 2, its major downfall is how long some of the fights become. There are times when the player will question whether or not the hordes of enemies will ever stop spawning, and it does become monotonous and tiresome despite the vibrancy and diversity of the enemies and levels. It's not necessarily a game that someone would want to sit down and pound out hours playing all at once, but rather split up into days and even weeks to avoid the grueling wave grinds. It does give one an opportunity to use every single weapon in their arsenal to their advantage, but it still doesn't relieve the overwhelming sensation that these mechanics are in place to elongate game time.

The excellent soundtrack should also be given a shout-out here, as each map is filled with brilliant music catered to its landscape. Not only do you have amazing music for the small duration of time that you're out of the fight, but there's also epic battle music that's sure to get your blood pumping as you riddle enemies full of bullet holes and plasma burns.

It's true that the whimsical, off-beat side characters and quirky cartoon nature of Serious Sam 2 will not appeal to everyone. However, it's without question that visually the game is the best in the original trilogy of releases. The flushed out storyline and addition of numerous cutscenes have made a major difference that definitely doesn't go unnoticed. Though some have complained that this release doesn't feature as much gore, the franchise never had much until the HD Encounters were released; with that said, Serious Sam 2 does have quite a lot of blood in it. Sam has also kept his crude, tongue-in-cheek humor and it's even more prominent now with the large amount of dialogue in the game. Without a doubt, for fans new and old alike, this is the Serious Sam that you should be playing.

Rating: 5.0/5.0 - An astonishing achievement, this game must be played.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Flashbacks to 2009 - Hahah
Only good things at all.
Awesome game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Product received for free
What the ♥♥♥♥
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Ne govno. Igral s detsva mne 89 let =D. Покупайте збз игра. поиграть можно с друзьями, не друзьями. Капоч гг
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Can't get it to fit my resoulution (3200x1800) and the game didn't latch me in in the beginning. Look at other reviews though because this game didn't even work for me.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
this game is so cool! i would by it. it has so mucvh action
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
"I love collecting big guns"

Serious Sam 2 - сиквел к взрывному аркадному экшену от первого лица Serious sam:TSE,взорвавшего индустрию своим геймплеем,состоящим из тонн монстров и кучи патронов,соединяющихся в одно единое целое.
Вторая часть была холодно принята в 2005 году,т.к. каноничная жестокость и суровость превратились в мультяшное истребление рептиилиоидов,орков и роботов.Я же с этим не согласен.Сейчас перечислим то,что сделало прорыв по сравнению с первой частью.
1)Намного больше локаций.Вспомните однообразные песчанные пейзажи в TFE и более менее разнообразные Юж.Америка,Вавилон и Средневековье в TSE.Теперь оное умножилось в 10 раз.Вы сможет улицезреть цветастые джунгли,помойки ГИГАНТСКИХ размеров(в прямом смысле),заснеженные спутники Сириуса,а также побывать на одноименной планете самому.
2)НПС.В игре появились кучки френдли-нпс,настроенных на помощь вам(нет) в борьбе с ордами Ментальских прихвостней.Симбы,Зикси,Элвисы Пресли-что может быть лучше чем спасти дочку Элвиса?(Которая,правда,похожа на перекаченного Джона Сину)
3)Враги.Их стало больше.ПРОСТО.БОЛЬШЕ.МЯСА.
4)Довольно прорывная графика,хоть и с уклоном в мультвселенную.
5)Секреты.Их тоже стало больше.
6)Черный юмор.Его здесь даже больше,чем локаций.
7)Нетрикса наконец-то разговаривает.=)
8)Как никак довольно интересные боссфайты Исключая Сессиля,это лучше забыть
9)Все тот же веселый ко-оп шутер,но только еще веселее.
10)Игра моего детства,самая первая игра в целом,в которую мне удалось поиграть (не считая косынку и сапера)

Для меня это всего веселый,красивый,захватывающий взрыв ностальгии.
Брать обязательно.
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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game is stupid, and not in a good way. Get any other Serious Sam game (the fps ones) if you want a fun shooter.
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4 of 51 people (8%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
This game mate...

Serious Sam should be known for being brutal, unhelping, unforgiving, a game which makes fun of you for playing on easiest difficulty, game where YOU make fun of your enemies, where you laugh at their attempts to kill you...

Despite that i have 7 minutes on this game, i have played it 12 years ago on my cousin's computer. at the time i had finished Serious Sam: Second Encounter and i was highly disappointed in first few minutes of the game. The introduction, the gameplay and those blue smurf things were awful. Game looks like a cartoon for childs with a little blood, no wonder it's rated PEGI FUC**NG 12!..

This game is a disgrace to the whole Serious Sam series.

P.S. Yes, the two 2D Serious Sam are not good too, but they are like mini-games, so I won't talk ♥♥♥♥ about those.
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