Serious Sam 3: BFE is a prequel to the original indie fast action FPS and Game of the Year sensation - Serious Sam: The First Encounter!
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Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

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March 22

Happy 15th anniversary Serious Sam

We are celebrating 15 years since releasing the first installment of Sam series, Serious Sam: The First Encounter.

It has been a quite journey for us. This past 15 years we had a lot of fun creating the games and playing them. Hopefully we will continue doing amazing games in years to come.

We wanna thank to our loyal fans for supporting us all these years. Thank you guys, you are the best. Cheers!

http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=serious+sam

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March 15

Serious Sam titles 90% off

Hi guys. Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam 3: BFE and other selected Sam titles are on sale right now. You can grab the game at 90% off it's regular price.

You can find more here:

http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=serious+sam

Offer ends on March 19th for Serious Sam 2 and on March 21st for all other Sam titles.

Enjoy!

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Reviews

“You've never seen anything like this before.”
A- – 1UP

“You get an awesome experience at an absurd value with Serious Sam 3: BFE.”
9/10 – Inside Gaming Daily/Machinima

“Serious Sam 3: BFE is a masterpiece of mayhem.”
9/10 – Dealspwn

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About This Game

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a first-person action shooter, a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom.

Serving as a prequel to the original indie and Game of the Year sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3 takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries.

Key Features

  • Frantic Arcade-Style Action – Hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of attackers or face being overrun by Mental’s savage beasts. No cover systems, no camping – it’s just you against them. All of them!
  • Fearsome Enemy Creatures – A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull to create the fiercest opposition you’ve ever had the pleasure of mowing down!
  • Spectacular Environments – Battle across the expansive battlefields of near-future Egypt bursting at the seams with total chaos. The shattered cities of tomorrow lined with the crumbling temples of an ancient world become your destructible playground!
  • Destructive Arsenal – Unleash Serious Sam’s arsenal of weapons including a scoped assault rifle, the double-barreled shotgun, the explosive automatic shotgun, the punishing minigun, and the almighty barrage of flaming cannonballs! Carry all of Sam’s weapons at once and switch between each gun on the fly for maximum firepower!
  • Brutal Melee Attacks – When the going get’s tough, the tough take matters into their own hands! Rip out the eye of a closing Gnaar, twist off the face of the hideous Scrapjack or snap the neck of an Arachnoid Hatchling for an instant kill!
  • Co-Op Multiplayer – Go to war against Mental’s horde with up to 16 players online and annihilate everything that moves across 12 single-player levels of mayhem in Standard Co-Op, Classic Co-Op, Coin-Op Co-Op, Beast Hunt and Team Beast Hunt mode.
  • Survival Singleplayer & Multiplayer – Try to survive alone (offline) against wave after wave of enemies with specially created levels in Survival mode or have your online friends join two teams, fighting both each other and enemies, in the relentless Team Survival mode!
  • Versus Multiplayer – Fight against each other or other teams in various multiplayer versus modes like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, Last Team Standing, Instant Kill and My Burden, along with Team Beast Hunt and Team Survival!
  • Split Screen Modes – Play local (offline) split screen co-op and multiplayer versus modes with up to four players on one screen! It even includes the support for multiple keyboards and mice!
  • Level Editor* – Create your own levels, MODs, textures and other content with the inclusion of the fully featured Serious Editor 3.5!
  • Steam Workshop – Submit your content creation or download new player-created content and modifications for Serious Sam 3!
  • Misc Game Options – 5 difficulty levels, quick-save, auto-save, multiple save slots, 3rd person view, co-op gameplay tweaking options, game controller support, localized with subtitles, parental blood & gore control including hippie mode, various color schemes, tons of advanced graphics options to tweak, cheats, console, Steam trading cards, achievements, leaderboards and cloud and much, much more!

    * This item is only available on PC

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP 32-bit (with service pack 2 or 3)
    • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 or 1800/X1900 series
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core from Intel (i5/i7-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480/580 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870/6970
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GT 120/9600M/320M, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4670. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported.
    • Processor: Intel i3/i5 Quad Code 2.7+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800/9800/260, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4870
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
    • OpenGL: 2.1
    • Hard Drive: 4GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Quad-core from Intel (i5-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 280/460 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4870/5770 (Graphic drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
    • OpenGL: 2.1
    • Hard Drive: 4GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (466 reviews)
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Very Positive (10,745 reviews)
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Tai Lopez
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Good looking game, pretty awesome gameplay, classic remastered, Must play and must have if you like this genre of game.
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TH3G01DH2CK3R
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
One of the best ♥♥♥♥ing games out there!
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John Madden
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Couldn't even be bothered to shoehorn a football stadium in? Aren't even trying. You don't get my vote and no true football fan would play this either.
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needheat
( 39.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Splitscreen (Keyboard+Mouse & Controller), fun and crazy. 10/10
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CharismaticPanda
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
So much mindless death and destruction. so many guns! Great soundtrack, awfully funny jokes and great support from the Steam Community adding great mods. 8/10
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Insomniac(o_O)
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
WAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
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PrettyPinkUnicorn
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Well, I got this for about four bucks with the dlc. If I complained I would deserve to die. Great game, love the action. Not quite my style though. I would say that Saints Row 4 is better. Not at all bad thouigh. Oh, and I play all my games on a surface pro 3, which isn't a gaming computer, and this game ran (on high but not ultra settings) with no lag at all. I was pretty suprised. 8/10 Stars.
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VeteranFruitshop
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Duke Nukem Forever wishes it was this game.
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the_baldEagle
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great game. Awesome old school run and gun fun. A thouroughly fun single player game. I had a blast.
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mr mustrad
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
good ♥♥♥♥
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zvigh
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
There are some boring dungeon levels in it, but as a whole, an entertaining game. Exaxtly what I would expect from a Serious Sam sequel.
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PharaohAA+
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I have to say that I didnt want to stop playing. A fan of Serious Sam wont be disappointed even it wasnt a difficult gameplay etc.. you just like its action!
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RK
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
too much good memories
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Collagen
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Determined Dahl 3: The BFG
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Dario159753
( 63.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
best game ever
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jankabacsi
( 50.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Tisztelt Barátataim!

Szuper ez a játék!!!

Csak nem tudom, hogy nilusi részben, hogy tudok távább haladni hiába vettem az Isis maszkot mégsem enged tovább

Üdv: jankabacsi
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Conspiracy Theorist
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Fun, but I always feel like its so empty or missing something and it makes me uncomfortable to play. I felt the same way playing through Doom 3. I don't know why I get that feeling but I always do when I play it. I'll reccomend it, but I probably won't boot it up ever again unless I'm bored out of my mind.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
The i dont know how many these games were first then second then next then 2 and now 3 the prequel...and then dlc thats prequel to prequel...
So where to start
Game is sam shoot kill with melle kills now we can finally do something with those melle weapons
Game looks decent exept it can run pretty porly
I heard game can crash afther beating boss i have i think realy bad pc and that never happened
well maybe im just lucky
DLC is fun
Multiplayer unfair
Splitscreen...there are many reasons why splitscreen is bad in everygame but i dont want to speak
Over haul its good and now bad stuff
Lot less enemies then serious sam 2
No vehicles
Less weapons
Nobody plays multiplayer
Noone plays with controller
Game is scary[yes thats problem]
Kamikazes on every level
Less levels than ss 2
I always hit somebody and they dont die and when somebody misses litle bit more than me he kills me
Im not a noob i just never realy played fast games much
Overhaul game has downsides and upsides
Compare to the ss 2 and youll get mess and compare to any other game
BEST kill all mosnters melle kisses football game EVER
8/10 to much kamikazes
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Serious Sam 3 what to say.
FPS arena with a great single player campaign and especially the fantastic player co-op survival.
I can not say the same thing of versus which is definitely better on the HD.
Definitely recommended if you want to enjoy the single player and survival but if you want a real challenge also on Versus is not the game for you
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
the most serious game ever made no joke lol
well this is the 3rd game in the serious sam series but the plot tells what happens before the first game ( how did sam travel to the past), BFE stand for before the first encounter which means chronologically it's the first game in the series, so i recommend you to play this one first then go get the first and second encounter HD remake then serious sam 2 to understand the entire plot .
-graphicly it's really beautiful and stunning (runs on serious engine 3.5) run it on ultra and still got 60fps .
-gameplay is a bit different from old serious sam games , this time you can reload your weapons also new type of weapon ( melee and new pistol ,new shotgun ,rifle...ect ) and new bosses, new game mod online or co op and split screen , funny moments , easter eggs and reference are present in this episode too but the game get sometimes really hard until it becomes ridiculous especially the last one where you have to fight 1740 monster )
-as always the voice acting is excellent , metal music , great sound effects
-online game is good , alot of mods for co op or versus but sadly not a lot of people are playing it so you will find the servers most of the times empty ( doesnt help when you want to get achievements except if you have friends that have the game too)
-no bugs or glitches ( the devs update the game each time they find something isn't working right)
-most of the achievements are easy to get but others are a bit hard cause they are only obtained by playing online and not a lot of people are playing it
-steam trading cards.
i highly recommend this game for those who want a serious hardcore challenging game ( if not you just play on easy ) and get the dlcs too (they offer some good extras and a good solo campaign (3h of gameplay) ) worth the money but you can grab it on sales ( dlcs on sales are 0.99$ )
9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Still played it till this day. To my surprise there are still people playing multiplayer.

Pros:
1) Fun, funny and enjoyable
2) Balanced weapon
3) Tons of mod if you don't like stock game
4) Secrets, go find em

Cons:
1) Early game is barren unlike previous SS game (guess it's for newer gamer)
2) Some guns doesn't sound that good like assault rifle, it sound silenced
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Okay, this game is good and worth a buy. BUT WTF IS IT STILL 40 BUCKS, IT CAME OUT IN 2011 please stop...(buy it on sale)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
DO you like destruction, unfavorable odds, high body counts, and humor? then this game is for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
hmm... that's a looot of shooting going on back there... o_O
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Sam: *Gets through a deadly trap*
Sam: Awfully quiet down here, nothing's tried to kill me in minutes.

And now, this is where things start to get seriously serious.

How can somebody not recommend this?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Well, I got this for about four bucks with the dlc. If I complained I would deserve to die. Great game, love the action. Not quite my style though. I would say that Saints Row 4 is better. Not at all bad thouigh. Oh, and I play all my games on a surface pro 3, which isn't a gaming computer, and this game ran (on high but not ultra settings) with no lag at all. I was pretty suprised. 8/10 Stars.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Determined Dahl 3: The BFG
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I love all the Serious Sam games to date, I used to play them as a child and really enjoyed them, thats why I have a lot of confronted feelings about this game, so here it goes:

++PROS++
-Mindlessly killing hordes of monsters is always fun
-Not serious game/dialogue, funny one-liners

--CONS--
-It gets TOO repetitive. Dont get me wrong, killing hordes of enemies is fun... but there is a point, where you are in a zone and enemies keep respawning, and killing them stops being fun an becomes a chore. Near the end of the game there is a section where you have to kill around 3000 enemies of all kinds, which takes you like an hour, all in the same place.

-The enviroments: It tried too hard to have "realistic" maps, I mean, with a lot of detailed textures and real-world looking. In my opinion Serious Sam does good with less "serious" textures (which, by the way, dont look that good) and a more cartoony look. Half of the game seems to take place in the same city map and the other half in the same desert map.

-The enemies: 85% of the enemies are the same from older games. This isnt a bad thing of course, but the new enemies they added are completely unoriginal and not fun to fight against. Alien soldiers that have human guns and just stand there shooting at you, also, they dont have projectiles you can dodge, but hitscan, which means that you cant dodge their shots. Wellp, imo that goes a bit against what serious sam is supposed to be.

I had some fun with the game and enjoyed it at the beginning, but it got repetitive real quick and finishing it was kind of boring.
Wouldnt recommend this game for full price.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I would write a review but AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
315.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
great game, and funny survival.
10/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Every 10 Seconds a Jihad Alien will run into you . A must have Game for every Donal Trump Voter .
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
It's a great game .. I enjoyed it
Impressed me those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ monsters... hhahahha
Method of running and walking very well and how to use the gun as well as the wonderful and there's really scary monsters too ...hahahha
it's a good game and wonderful
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
literally rip aliens' eyes out and dismember them with your bare hands
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
On Tourist you can't die.
On Serious you can't live.

10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
This is a great game to play with friends and if you want to have a friend over this game would be great. I also am witing this review to point out a problem. ALso i try this on 4 pc and the and still the same issue. When ever I plug up more than 1 xbox one controller the game just freeze. This happen with all the pc. It would be great for the producer to fix this issue so my friends and I can start playing together again. Other than that, great game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
It's not a good Serious Sam game, and it's barely a good shooter at all. The pacing is SO SLOW, not just comparing to its predecessors, but almost any other shooter out there.

It is fairly pretty once you turn up the brightness, saturation, and contrast, though.
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