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 (8,681 reviews) - 90% of the 8,681 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

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"I love the hell out of this. Is it rough? Sure it is. It's big, dumb, fun, and dumb, though. And dumb!"

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September 25

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:

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August 17

Only few more hours to buy titles from Serious Sam Series at 90 % off

You don't have much time to think; Croteam's games are on sale for only few more hours.

Titles from Serious Sam Series are 90% off.

Also, Talos Principle and it's DLCs are 66% off and Road to Gehenna is 25% off.

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“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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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
397 of 539 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Do you like fun? Good, you will like this game.

Recommended mods

Doom Music
Duke Nukem SuperPack
Resource packs (needed for some mods)

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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Is this another typical shooter? Yes and no. The game play and the art style does it's best to differentiate itself from anything else.

I'd like to first mention the fact you can choose a third person view. This game does it's best to give you every option in the book and by simply adding this just means the devs care. One thing about the third person view, when the player backs up into a wall (not facing it), the camera switches to first person view. This is done I'm assuming so we don't get any camera clipping through the walls. It can be annoying, but some will probably find that brilliant.

Whenever there is scenery that can break, or that gives a reaction back when hit, I'm definitely a fan of. Serious Sam has a lot of weapons, some that can be used with variance. The hammer for instance, can break through wooden planks or when X is pressed (on an X-box controller), Sam instead of swinging forward, does a whole ballerina spin to knock everyone out. If Sam hit's a wall, dust comes off it! Not everything breaks, but there is quite a bit you can hit and still get something out of it. Heck, if that sort of close combat melee isn't enough, when an enemy gets close, hit the A button to do a custom melee take down. You even get a trophy to throw once you do this. Weapons are somewhat basic but as the story line progresses, they do as well. All basic movements are given in this game which is absolutely fantastic (sprint, duck, jump). One addition that may have helped would be something as seen in Dishonored, where you can climb certain obstacles. Once in a while, you may find yourself trying to get up a stairwell you simply cannot. It may not seem obvious at first, but after multiple tries you finally realize you were maybe not supposed to go there. The enemies in this game are by far differentiated from the rest of the FPS world. My personal favorite is this guy running with two bombs in his hands, and yells at the top of his lungs as he is approaching you. Most of the time you have no idea where this guy is either than hearing his voice, and it's a scramble to find him. Blood type can also be switched in options. Don't like red? Go green? Don't like green? Go hippie.... (seriously). The game provides quite a challenge on one player and can be very fun on local-coop.

Visuals and sounds are really good. The menu is easy to navigate and brilliantly done. The game's graphics are quite consistent and have not noticed any chopping. Sounds are welcomed as well as dialogue throughout the game. Sam does make a few comments here and there when seeing or dealing with certain enemies. My favorite part I must mention though is the local-coop ability. You can choose to play with 2-4 players and CHOOSE the screen sizes if you are playing with 3 people. Amazing feature once you start playing with friends.

I recommend this game as it has local co-op and is extremely fun with friends. Alone, it can still provide entertainment and still worth a purchase. If this FPS had no local co-op it would be rated as an average shooter at 7.4-7.5. Because of all the added extras, I'll have to give it

RATING : 8.1/10

ScreenShots :

3 player local co-op screens. The dude with the bombs yells at the top of his lungs while running towards you, kamikaze style

Horizontal and vertical screens are available options, as well as unlimited or limited lives

You can set these graphics as blood in-game, and change them anytime you'd like

Various forms of melee are in the game, this is what happens when you press A near an enemy

I wanted a vertical view, my friend said horizontal has better peripherals
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Not too often game nowadays: hundreds of enemies with different behaviours and tactics to dodge, evade, and most importantly, shoot. “Serious Sam 3” really stayed true to first and second encounters with its big guns, huge bosses, hordes of monsters, bad-♥♥♥ protagonist, large level with lots of secrets… Original “Sams” borrowed from 90’s classics: “Duke Nukem”-like hero, “Doom”-like gameplay. New instalment added some modern elements like iron sights, stamina-consuming sprinting, cutscenes, etc., but overall it is good old! And of course game like that has an awesome multilayer features: both coop and deathmatch modes are good to try.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Serious Sam: One of the best shooter games since 2001, the whole game is just nonstop action, to every corner you go. to every room you enter, you just cant be surprise there is an half an army of aliens jumping on you and trying to kill you. Did you ever shoot to much that you felt like your arms are about to fall? If you didnt, this game will give you that feel. Its really fun to play and a good game to waste your time, like seriusly, I got nearly 20 hrs on it and 99% of the time I was shoting aliens. The gameply and the smooth of this game, its just crazy. The arsenal you build your self during the game is also one of the thing you must love on it. Great game. Highly recommended.
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