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!
User reviews: Very Positive (9,936 reviews) - 90% of the 9,936 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

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November 26, 2015

Welcome to Steam Autumn Sale

Serious Sam 3:BFE is 90% off as a part of Steam Autumn Sale.

Other Croteam titles are also on sale.

Offer ends on December 1st.

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September 25, 2015

Big Sam 4 News! Read here!

We have some exciting news: Jonas and Verena Kyratzes are confirmed screenwriters for Serious Sam 4!

As you know, we already worked with Jonas on our critically acclaimed title The Talos Principle, and now we decided to extend the scope of our relationship to our beloved Serious Sam franchise.

Hope you are excited for this as we are. We will updated you with the more info soon.

You can read the whole announcement here: http://www.croteam.com/big-sam-4-news-screenwriters-confirmed/

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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

Full Controller support

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Featured DLC

The new DLC, Jewel of the Nile, is now available!

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
Helpful customer reviews
156 of 172 people (91%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
The game Duke Nukem Forever should have been.
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60 of 70 people (86%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
The BFE stands for ;

*Brilliant Franchise Entry
*Badass Freakin Experience
*Big F*cking Eagle
*Best Firm Ever
*Boobs Finally Exists
*Basically Faultless Entertainment
*Bigger F*cking Exitement
*Bass Fantastically Eardrops
*Bonus Films Exclusives

AAAAAAAAAH / AAAAAAAAAH
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
serious sam : big f*cking encounter

the game takes place before the events of the first encounter and it depicts events on earth before sam's journey to the past

pros :

- guns feel and sound beefy
- plenty of enemy variety
- secrets are rewarding and hard to find
- one liners that will make you chuckle
- puzzles

con's :

- the levels are dull and grey
- the pacing is slow for the first half of the game
- a LOT more hitscan enemies than in the other serious sam titles, which basically forces you to take cover, even tho the game is advertised as "no cover, all man"
- feels like CoD at times
- the last level is a massive difficulty cliff, the amount of enemies is hard to handle even on normal


despite it's flaws, it's still a fun game, get it on a -90% sale.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
Just good old fashioned gratuitous violence and mayhem. Don't try this game if you're looking for deep story but a really good one for a game to let loose, especially with a few friends.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
I was a broken man, but this game taught me how to love again.
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