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 (1,288 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2005

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November 1

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Hello dear Serious Sam fans!

For the past 15 years we at Croteam dedicated to making of Serious Sam game series. Serious Sam is our baby, we put so much sweat and effort into making it and it grew far beyond any of our initial expectations. Serious Sam games won numerous awards, but more importantly they won hearts of many gamers around the world.

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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
43 of 48 people (90%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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)
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79 of 111 people (71%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
So many years I don't play this classic

Then, after Steam finished the download... Clicked on Play and boom! Desktop Crash, log.files, no ini anywhere. Went to God google to search for my issue, no success. Tried to create an ini from the Demo I had stored so long ago, didn't work too. Got full mad-stressed, turned off the PC...

My GF called, I was so ♥♥♥♥ed that I even accepted to go out with her, but she was like "Heeey, wtf is wrong with you? that angry face of yours is drivin' me nuts,bla bla bla", so we had a fight with tons of yells and that kinda stuff you rarelly see at the mall. Everyone was watching, meanwhile my head was on "Why the heck a high end PC can't run a great clasic?". I ignored her, then she broke with me...

My day was just gettin' so worse when a Dog attempted to bite me, yet I came home safely... I turned on my pc, get on my Steam... I didn't wanted to play anything else, i was just like "sigh, I want to pew pew", clicked play and... The game opens smoothly like there where no errors in the past. Now i'm happy!.

10/10 --- I was tired of that crazy girl tho.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Serious Sam Saturday Cartoon Edition.

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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Serious Shooting, Serious Bosses, Serious Jokes, Serious Driving, Serious Guns, Serious... You get the point.

If you're thinking of getting this game, I have to ask you something "are you ♥♥♥♥ing serious?" Oh course get this Serious game.

I rate this a serious 10/10
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Serious Sam 2 is the third part of the main series of the Serious Sam games, but technically it is the 'newest' part in the continuity.

This is a great game.

Back in 2005 when the game originally came out, it made mayor strides in comparison to the first two games. Many dislike where it went, but I really enjoy the outcome of the game.
The graphics are cartoonish and very bright and really make a difference to the earlier titles and the chosen music and sound assets are pretty awesome. Just the the music of some levels is worth the money. And the cutscenes? Those are pretty yanky but also pretty hilarious, although they suffer a bit from pretty high compression artifacts.
The gameplay has not really changed fro the earlier titles. You come to an area, doors close, you slauther a bunch of enemies and just continue to the next section. It might sound boring, but the level design really hides those 'grindy' parts.
The arsenal is also pretty much the same as in 'The First Encounter' or 'The Second Encounter', just updated and added some cool twists (exploding birds, hand grenades).

So all in all, if you like the previous titles and like games of this genre you might like this one too.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I ate a bowl of soup and blew up a house afterward, followed by catching some natives in the 'act'...

10/10 would do it again (not real rating)

Sorry, had to throw that out there... So far, the game seems great. For it's time, it's great graphics, and it's my perfect blend for a run-n-gun game : lots of violence with a mix of comedy... and lots of reasons to sidetrack.

Definetly worth the 10$ this is worth so far, and i'm only on level 4 of the game (though I got this game for 99 cents, only double the price of my common homecooked meal, so that's a bonus on my end... dont know about the people who have to spend 5 dollars on a compact french meal, though...)

on my rating though... 8/10 is my real rating (the game engine's physics throw it off, you will rage about 50 dozen times trying to get one of the secrets on the 4th bloody level.)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Just shoot your way through everything, with a sense of humor.
what's not to love?
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
A beautifully crafted, gorgeous looking and extremely entertaining game to play, not only that but it also has a huge variety of levels, enemies and weapons. The game also has an awesome soundtrack, which makes you turn the volume all the way up. If you're an old Serious Sam games fan and didn't played this game because of how it looks, well, you missed quite a lot. This game is made to not be taken serious ( which is ironical ), it has a lot of cheesy humor and cutscene videos, you can adapt to the whole humor of the game through little bit of gameplay, and it's one of the reasons i love Croteam, they can mix that stuff together into one amazing thing. It's more arcadey ( especially on low difficulty levels ) than other SS games, yet it's still tons of fun. This is one of the most played games of my childhood, and i still play it with huge enjoyment over and over again. If this ever get an HD remake ( it already looks great with some console variables tweaks ) i will 100% buy it. I would recommend it for people which don't take games seriously while having huge enjoyment out of them. New SS fans ( who played only SS:BFE ) might get freaked out by it, but people which played all Croteam SS games might get a lot of fun.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
great engine, story and humor makes this game one of my favorite FPS of all time
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
best game evr. cant life without buy this game,
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Who doesn't review this? This is an amazing game! And funny! Becuz its has some weird monsters in it!,

Spoiler: (Do not read when you play it later)
I like the part where you go on the dino!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
While the tone was set more ridiculous for this sequel, let's be honest, it's sort of a Zelda 2 syndrome where the game only had two games in the series and the whole tone of it wasn't really established. For those saying that Serious Sam 2 was a bad game because of its tone, lighten up. This was honestly a fun game, and although it's not my favorite entry in the series, it still has charm, if not for the joke towards Duke Nukem Forever's development time.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Amazing Game With Amazing Control

Simple Graphics

And a Game with A Lot Of Shooting :D

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
This old !@#$ brings good memories back dudes :3.
Nah, great game in overall, but the campaing is more fun when you play in 3 or 4 players. +1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Still runs better than Assassin's Creed: Unity.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Classic yet intense. Better buy it when it's still on sale!
However, poor connection on multiplayer mode made my friends and I stopped playing this game. Too much lagg can cause stress and spoil the mood. I hope steam network will be better in the future. Overall, this game is superbly nice~
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I got killed by a door twice. They are more dangerous than monsters. Be wary of evil doors. They will kill you.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Serious Sam 2 is like a good wine - it only gets better with age.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is awsome
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