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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October 18

Serious Sam titles are 90% off

To keep it short and sweet, Serious Sam titles are 90% off as a part of Steam Daily Deal.

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October 18

Serious Sam VR is out and it's 20% off!

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope is now available on Steam Early Access and in it's first week is 20% off.

Game is playable with HTC Vive and the support for Oculus Rift is in the works.

Also, all other Serious Sam titles are on sale right now and you can grab the games at 90% 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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I found this game to be very good. I doesn't take itself seriously as most of other FPS, Sam seems to be an irreverent guy.
But gameplay is frantic! Instead of enemies placed in predetermined places, they appear in waves and are challenging. I played it on normal difficulty and had quite a challenge.
Definitely underrated, and ver enjoyable. Give it a try if you like FPS
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Very nice game, one of the best "old school" shooters of all time.
Very funny to play with friends in multiplayer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This is a old school FPs like it should be. To much fun. I wish other games were this much fun.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I really hope I don't get too much hate for not recommending this game, but I just really don't like this game at all. Here comes the list... Bad graphics, bad gameplay, bad voice acting, bad story, bad everything. Don't bash me yet, I already understand that the game is supposed to be comical, but they could have done better. Look at the Borderlands franchise, they know how to be comical, but also keep an interesting story, great voice acting, amazing gameplay, awesome graphics, and a lot more. Serious Sam 3: BFE is an absolute train wreck! It's barely worth $5 to be completely honest...
I couldn't even play through the entire game because it's so cringeworthy! I'm sorry to disappoint all of you Serious Sam fans, but this game just doesn't do it for me. I definitely do not recommend this game at all. I found myself laughing through the beginning of the story because it's so terrible. Really wish they could take notes from Borderlands, and try to go up that route next time! In the end, do not buy Serious Sam 3: BFE. The game is a disappointment, for sure.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This is a terrible game, played it for a couple minutes and couldn't play it for much longer, The screen moves WAY too much and I got dizzy really fast
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390 of 443 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
Do you enjoy military shooters?

Do you enjoy having no health and standing in cover to heal up?

Do you enjoy running around, knifing people on the arm to kill them instantly?

Do you enjoy 360 no-scoping people with snipers?

If you answered yes to any of these, dump your head into the nearest urinal and go buy this game because IT'S NOTHING LIKE THAT
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194 of 214 people (91%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
The game Duke Nukem Forever should have been.
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287 of 339 people (85%) found this review helpful
304 people found this review funny
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
"What's the status of bravo team?"
"In pieces"

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171 of 189 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
"Over? Oh it's not over until I teabag every last one of you alien mother f***ers" - Sam 'Serious' Stone, Serious Sam 3

The Serious Sam series has always been an antidote to the shooters which may or may not have a player character who kills off people who are different to them because they look different, sound different and speak different languages, in where you have a whole lot of aliens trying to trample and shoot you from all sides, just like the 4:17pm on December 24th. There weren't any key card quests, no escort missions, and no real story which was involing in any way. The gameplay may turn off hardcore Serious Sam fans for the first few levels. Few enemies will attack you systematically while you kill them off in a straight line. After you reach the Shpynx however, it starts to hit the fans and the aliens who outnumber the amount of Steam gamers with light wallets will charge and generally blow you to pieces. Just like the good old days.

Remember when you realised that you could play co-op on some of your favourite games? It was the dogs ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (Pretty satisfying) wasn't it? Whatever gamemode that has co-op elements in this kicks all kinds of alien ♥♥♥, and there's nothing more enjoyable than decapitating a demon which you woke from it's slumber with something that resembles a laser whip from Star Wars. Be it Beast Hunt, Coin Op or just straight out Classic Co-op, it will be a helluva good time, especially with the customisation involved in it.

Croteam, we love your level design. Serious Sam TFE and TSE were fantastic! We'll blame SS2 on the annoying child that kept pestering you on the next Serious Sam game who said that his father/older sibling played it and he wasn't allowed to. At least you regained your thing with the singleplayer in this. For the most part. The first few levels have you going through corridors killing off enemies not for fun, but simply because they're in the way. There is little reason to like the first few levels for many people, which will turn off some players. Later into the campaign you get cannons and miniguns and so on, so fourth, but here's a comparrison. In the first level of TFE, you get a rocket launcher, a double barralled shotgun, a single barralled shotgun, you fight off biomechs and witch harpies (If you find all the secrets at least). In the first level of TSE, you get a rocket launcher, both shotguns, a sniper, a chainsaw and a flamethrower while killing witch harpies, arachnids and lumberjacks with pumpkins for heads weilding chainsaws. And the best you find in BFE is a shotgun, some ammo for the assualt rifle and a few kleers and gnarrs? I know which I prefer. Also, a few mechanics like sprinting, aiming and reloading have been redundantly been introduced, but those are mostly optional, so not too bad.

Overall not a bad game. Worth getting on sale, but do not judge the game on the story and the singleplayer alone. If you get through to the sixth or seventh level, it will ramp things up a bit. And that's a promise.

-Any first person shooter from Id Software before 1999
-Painkiller and Serious Sam TSE

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266 of 335 people (79%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
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10.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
additive game
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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 21
Press fire to respawn...
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11.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Looks like a family friendly game.
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Necrodimus Prime
3.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
Buy this game if :
1. You loved the originals.
2. You hate taking cover, having your health regenerate like all the new shooters in the market.
3. You wanna kill some alien scum.
4. You wanna fast paced, frenetic action.
5. You wanna be a shot gun surgeon.
6. You wanna rip out eyeballs, hearts and snap some necks.
7. You wanna get SERIOUS!

This game is just like the classics with the same combat mechanics but updated visuals.

On that note it's time for SAM, I AM.
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5.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
Good Game
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 19
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
i like it, but the game doesn't have anything to shoe u where to go because there is no maps or anything so it took me 5 min to find where i need to go every F time. the game is nice.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
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Meeker :D
0.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
Do you like Left 4 Dead? Do you like Killing Floor? Do you like the Brutal Doom mod? Do you like mindlessly shooting everything you see with intense music in the background? If you said yes to any of these, get this game.
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Seriously Stupid
517.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
Product received for free
It's like DOOM, with guns.
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