Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter is a high-adrenaline single-play and 16-player co-operative arcade-action FPS and Gamespot's Game of the Month February 2002!
User reviews: Very Positive (273 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 1, 2002

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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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September 16

Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter - now a part of Serious Sam Classics: Revolution!

Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter is now a part of Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, along with Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter!

So, when you buy Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, you also get both Classic Encounters!

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Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter is now a part of Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, along with Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter! So, when you buy Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, you also get both Classic Encounters!

About This Game

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, the highly anticipated arcade action FPS sequel to the Serious Sam: The First Encounter, is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers, Sam travels through the three beautiful worlds, confronting countless Mental's minions on his way to the Mental's base.

Key Features

  • Various Environments and Secrets - Unleash mayhem on 3 different spectacular worlds: South America, ancient Mesopotamia and medieval Europe. Discover over 100 secrets!
  • Unique Enemies and Bosses - Fight with 27 nightmarish warriors in Mental's army, including old favorites from The First Encounter like Beheaded Kamikaze, Syrian Werebull and Kleer Skeleton. Go head to head against 5 new enemies and 3 new Bosses!
  • Special Weapons and Power-Ups - Wreak havoc with a huge arsenal of weapons including 3 new toys: the Sniper Rifle, Flamethrower and Chainsaw. Use Power-Ups to additionally increase your fighting and agility skills!
  • Co-Op Multiplayer - Embrace the mayhem with up to 16 players!
  • Versus Multiplayer – Drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in incredible Deathmatch and Scorematch!
  • Split Screen – Huddle up with up to 4-player local split screen co-op and versus modes!
  • Level Editor – Create your own levels, MODs, textures and other content with the inclusion of the fully featured Serious Editor and Serious Modeller!

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 5), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system
    • Processor: AMD K6-3 400MHz, Pentium II or Celeron-A 300MHz
    • Memory: 64MB
    • Graphics: full OpenGL compliant 3D accelerator
    • Hard Drive: 450MB free hard disk space
    • Sound: 100% Windows compatible sound card
    Recommended
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 650MHz or Pentium III 650MHz range processor
    • Memory: 128MB
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce256 or TNT2 ultra, PowerVR Kyro, S3 Savage2000, 3Dfx Voodoo3, ATI Rage128 pro
    • Hard Drive: 550MB free hard disk space
    • Sound: Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Harder than TFE and about twice as long. This is what DLC used to look like, when Developers actually put effort into expansion packs. Like TFE you'll get your ♥♥♥ kicked over and over but you're gonna love every minute of it. For its price, this is great value. And it has co-op too!

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Traditional hardcore!
Hordes of enemies!
Tons of humor!
Every second somebody die!
Every second something explodes!
Every time you are playing it, you are satisfied.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Shot a skeleton and blood came out of it. 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Get that rocket launcher secret in the first level. You're gonna need it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
best game of my childhood ...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Buy Revolution, it comes with both First and Second encounter for free.
As for the game, it's a very hard nostallgic smack in your face.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Great mindless shooter following in the footsteps of Doom, however it doesn't have the staying power of Doom.

This second game is better or should I say a little more interesting than the first, but if your gonna play on hard then beware: you just might not get past the bouncy room.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Personal rating: 9/10

PROS:
+ fun & crazy gameplay
+ big variety of funky weapons
+ blasting/shooting down huge hordes of enemies
+ a ton of secrets to be found
+ epic boss fights
+ soundtrack
+ awesome co-op
+ entertaining multiplayer

CONS:
- older graphics
- occassional network issues in mulitplayer
- ridiculously hard in Singleplayer

Comment:
This game is all about big dumb fun. This game is about taking a break from the serious games of the 21st century and enjoying something else. This game is about blasting hordes of monsters while an awesome soundtrack blasts in the background! As it happens this was my first Serious Sam game and also my very first multiplayer game. I remember how I played this with my friend during many nights and we loved it. It does have it's flaws but Serious Sam has clearly been made for enjoyment and that it delivers. Singleplayer is a bit hard but that does not matter much as this game was MADE for co-op. Disregard the time shown here, I played this for over 200 hours in total and loved every moment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
I shot santa who was stuck in a chimney 10/10 would shoot santa again
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Best game evehhh!!!!!
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2013
As much as I liked The First Encounter, The Second Encounter is where it's at. Old school 3D shooter fun (not as old school as DOOM, of course) at its best.

There's a difficulty for everyone. At the lowest setting, nobody should have a problem. At the highest setting, for the hardcore gamer in you, the game is still playable and tons of fun with hundreds if not thousands of enemies coming at you, all with their particular appearance, warning sound effect, powers and personality.

You will rush for health and bullets, but always feel like you can overcome the odds and feel like a superhuman at the end of the day.

The environments are more varied and beautiful than in the first game, there's more humor and even the freaking secrets are fun this time around.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2013
настальгия мать её
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2013
Serious Sam The Second Encounter is a game that understand itself in a very deep and meaningful way. Much in the same way the First Encounter did this sequel makes no pretense of having a story or anything of the sort. This is about shooting aliens and looking cool while doing it, nothing more and nothing less.

Right out the gate you will notice the similarities to the First Encounter, not much has changed overall. The graphics has gotten a little sharper, the enemies a little faster, the locales more varied. Although this rehash of the original does pain me somewhat, I would have loved to seen more innovation than this, it does still succeed on the same basic levels as the original did. The Second Encounter is a no frills, full speed ahead first person shooter featuring a badass protagonist spouting off one liners that would have made Duke Nukem proud.

Instead of just the sandy surroundings of the original you now get to slaughter through alien hordes in a variety of different locales, still looking as pretty as ever. The maps are still huge and the number of enemies that gets thrown at you is still preposterous. A bigger emphasis on environmental traps makes for some very intense encounters although the puzzle sections are still highly lacking. In particular the series of jumping puzzles near the start of the game leaves you bored and hoping at that some headless suiciders come crashing through soon.

Some new weapons are introduced, most notably the sniper rifle and although Sam Stone still has a high quality arsenal at his disposal you are as last time around lacking that one iconic gun you will remember for years to come.

The soundtrack is relatively unimpressive but the weapons sounds great, both the firing and the impacting. Sam's one liners are still funny and the ambiance is passable.

All in all Serious Sam The Second Encounter could best be described as a plus one sequel. The developers have taken everything they liked from the first game and simply added a little something extra to every aspect. This creates an experience that is every bit as entertaining but still earns a little disappointment for not innovating more. Like the original, this was a bargain price even on release and as such it is a game that should be in the library of every serious FPS gamer.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
If you're fan of vast landscapes, alien slaying, and having fun with guns, please purchase this game. Serious Sam - The Second Encounter is a wonderful continuation of The First Encounter. Not to mention that this game series is challenging, even for the most hefty of classic FPS players.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Shoot things in the past again.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Even better than the First encounter,this game is not really a sequal,and more Part 2 of Serious Sam The First Encounter. Still an excelent shooter form the early 2000's. It now has an HD version,so maybe you should play that rather than this,but im good with either.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
167.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2013
Serious Sam The Second Encounter Classic - игра моего детства , в которую я играл в далёкие 2005-2006 годы , мне она понравилась в те времена из-за разнообразия уровней это - Южная Америка , Персия и Средневековья , новыми монстрами в плюс три босса , новым оружием и прочими секретами , сразу когда играешь сейчас вспоминаешь своё детство .
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Anyone on steam should buy Serious TSE (The Second Encounter) or TFE (The First Encounter). Very addicting gameplay with some hard moments. Serious Sam TSE (and other Serious Sam games) has a type game play i have not seen in any Fps shooter, its just 1 sam (or more) holding a cannon destroying a bunch of creepy, ugly and wacky bad guys on one screen and the battles get real big! it also got some tricky puzzles on some levels (most are platforming puzzles). so if your going to buy this then buy it now!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
it was a Golden Time)) :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
It's not called Serious Sam Classic for nothing :) If you want to shoot more bullets that all the armies in the world, play this game! Or play the first one....or the third :D
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