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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December 16

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November 9

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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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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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212 of 279 people (76%) found this review helpful
3,031.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
i dont like it
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80 of 89 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
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+ partly destroyable environment
+ nice weather effects
- often detail-poor

+ impressive bosses
- humor is not the best

+ crunchy soundtrack
+ good sound effects
+ good english speakers

Game Size:
+ coop and survival mode
+ big areas
+ secrets hidden throughout levels
- few new monsters

+ KI different attack tactics
+ decimating hordes of foes can be satisfying
- action feels more like cleanup than combat

Serious Sam 3: BFE, a game that saw an opportunity and took it. In a generation full of military shooters and quirky gimmicks, "Serious" Sam Stone knows exactly what you need, and is more than happy to deliver.
As with the previous games, this is an FPS that prides itself on bedlam and ultraviolent, large-scale carnage versus tens of thousands of streaming, screaming monsters. It's defiantly old-school PC in tone.

Serious Sam 3 preserves the wave-based gameplay of past iterations, in which enemies spawn at a rapid rate and assault players in unremitting legions.
Once again, Sam's arsenal of weapons are fairly standard but wholly satisfying, with rocket launchers, sniping devastators and miniguns mercilessly chewing through the opposition. New to the series is an assault rifle with a sight scope -- perhaps the only concession to the modern shooter this game ever makes.

The violence and the aftereffects of that violence are deliciously nauseating. Bodies detonate wonderfully into wee little chunklets, blood flows more freely than flood water through a trailer park, and the raw carnage is authentic enough that moms and dads will be suitably angered and/or nauseous. Sadly, one of the best effects – explosion smoke – inevitably becomes an annoyance.
It simply obscures too much of what you need to see. We guarantee you'll die many deaths because you have no idea that behind that cloud of smoke is a whole whack of crazed creatures running straight at you. The more guns you acquire, the better, because there are seemingly endless hordes of aliens to kill. Lurching robo-humans, sprinting skeletons, one-eyed monsters, and chittering arthropods are the most prevalent threats early on, but later levels bring charging bulls, shrieking harpies, and a variety of unpleasant flesh-metal hybrids. Different weapons are better at killing certain types of enemies than others.

The latter are particularly obvious above the mayhem thanks to their rapidly approaching, unending screams. Each kind of enemy has its distinct movement and attack patterns, its own audio cues and weaknesses, and it's in prioritising the most dangerous – picking them out of a clattering bunch of 50 or 60 foes – that challenge lies. Of course, challenge also lies in the scarcity of ammo, the lack of regenerating health (on anything above the easiest two difficulty settings) and the unforgiving relentlessness with which its developers, Croteam, inundate you with angry creatures.

So hooray that the campaign is playable in anything up to 16 player co-op, and although the population of enemies is adjusted to match, the proceedings are decidedly more relaxed when played this way. You respawn on death, for example, rather than having to restart from your last save.
Alternative game modes allow you to enforce a lives limit if you want to maintain some risk of adversity. Either way, Serious Sam is at its most gratifying in co-op.
The jewel in the crown, however, is the survival mode, where Sam's brand of ultraviolence really comes into its own. Again playable with up to 15 companions, it's perhaps the purest distillation of the "dumb fun".

Sprinting around and blasting through thousands of enemies feels more like cleanup than combat, and the good audiovisual presentation can only add so much. Serious Sam 3 can still pack a punch. Its good but could have been better.

BUT overall: A hugely fun, mega-frenetic co-op shooter that embodies the soul, and depth, of ’90s twitch shooters.

Score: 72 / 100

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113 of 153 people (74%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10

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149 of 214 people (70%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6




Serious Sam™ 3.
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Serious Sam 3 is non-stop action. Games are supposed to be about fun, none of this super serious CoD/BF4 **** Serious Sam 3 gets a 10/10 from me!
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Serious Sam 3: BFE

This game is an absolute blast and should be part of every gamers collection.

Playing with friends in co-op is so much fun, it gets so hectic at times but this game with friends is worth getting.

BugZy gives this game an 8 out of 10.
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43 of 61 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It's not Duke Nukem Forever....

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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Put a sock in it, sheesh.

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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Before the First Encounter (though Battle For Endor sounds much better!) is the 3rd instalment of Croteam's Serious Sam franchise, however, this time the Croatian guys picked the make-it-a-prequel-it-is-catchier road. To be honest, I have no idea what makes it a prequel - story-wise, you still keep shooting at various aliens until every one of them dies.

The concept is similar to what Painkiller has: you walk / run along and enjoy the silence and suddenly you hear loud music indicating the oncoming hordes, and I mean HORDES, of enemies. Once you are done with all of them you can proceed to the next section - by only hearing your footsteps - where everything starts over.

Your guns are big, using them is very enjoyable and none have the option to be reloaded. You just keep pressing the button until you run out of ammo. Oh, and sometimes there are bigger enemies that are meant to be the bosses. Simple as that.

So, the core elements remained the same: it has always been a mindless shooter with Sam trying to sound as cool as Duke Nukem. My opinion is: sometimes he gets it right and sometimes he doesn't.

Unlike previous instalments this game looks stunningly beautiful and even though it is already a 3-year old game it requires some high-end components so that you can enjoy the spectacle of blown up enemies and flying body parts!

For those who love this genre (or more like: subgenre) Serious Sam is a must!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3,012.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
I think this game is very good. I know that he has returned to an old coat as Serious Sam First Encounter and Second Encounter. Serious Sam 2 game was a noob game I am glad that Serious Sam 3 is again similar to the first part. But let's say straight errors, bugs, problems.

Errors,Bugs and Problems

1. Death Canyon on the map after spawn will you run to scrapjack use mutilator for him he pulls you and if it just so you will spawn spider flies a few feet into the air and you lose a lot of hp or you will die
2. Who survival server join first,enemies will attack him from the 80% who join,second enemies will attack him after the first player die etc. It is a huge problem for survival map Deserted. It is very annoying and unfair!
3. If the map of Death Canyon or in the Deserted you running bull may happen that strikes you 2x (or more in 2-4 seconds). It is very unfair and very annoying everybody know about it!
4. Hammerbug The biggest problem in versus. Once you hold the hammer and sprints and change weapon or collect weapon and sprint continue hammer will be fast (0.5 second 1 hit), it is very unfair and it is huge problem for map Demon Tomb.
5. Laserbug Once you hold the gun example grenade launcher change it for a laser and start shooting with laser and sprinting along the laser becomes laserbug because you can shoot and sprinting
and it does not make any sound so players do not have a chance to hear. You can kill noobs completely without incident.


1. In leaderboards you can click on the player and it will show you a profile (it is helpful if you see a hacked player Can you go fast block him).
2. Game graphics (only if you have a normal details or more).
3. Achievements are not so hard but one problem is 2 christmas Achievements and complete can it only days near to Christmas.
4. Enemies.
5. Story game.

Strange thing

1. I don't understand why arsenal of weapons has 16 places and can be filled with 13

I think this game is huge suprise for year 2011. I give this game 8 points out of 10
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I took a heart from the guy's chest, then threw it and killed 10 more guys.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Shoot the ♥♥♥♥ out of everything you see in sight. Serious Sam has always exelled with that sort of stuff. A bunch of fun.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
i love this game
this game is funny and fun to play
I've been playing with 2 friends and it makes it even more fun!
It;s a really good fps and you will really enjoy it!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ( you'll get that joke after playing the game)
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This is a long review, so if you want a brief summary of why I recommend this game skip to Results and read from there.

Croteam continues the epic saga that is Serious Sam pushing the foundations why this game tests time. Serious Sam 3: BFE is a brilliant rendition of all the elements that made this game so seriously epic.

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a prequel to the Serious Sam The First Encounter. The world is under attack by Mental and his forces as Sam and his team must retrieve research data behind the Sirian weapon system that could be the key behind defeating the world’s most devastating foe. As all of Sam’s comrades fall and he pushes the forces of Mental down one by one the world falls into dust and it would seem all is lost. Using his trusty comrade Netrisca Sam is able to solve the Sirian puzzle and land right where Serious Sam The First Encounter Begins.

Serious Sam 3: BFE is divided into twelve levels that gradually increase in length. The levels start out rather short, but extend in length lasting reaching over an hour and a half each. There are six difficulties which scale brilliantly: Tourist, Easy, Medium, Hard, Serious, and Mental. Beating the campaign on Serious unlocks Mental difficulty, which adds a whole new element to the campaign. Even on Serious Difficulty you will essentially be slaughtering waves of enemies that will fall to your feet as if you were a wolf amongst lambs… The sea will run red with the blood of your enemies!!! The easier the difficulty the more ridiculous the slaughter will be, depending on how you play you may enjoy the easier skills. The campaign has epic puzzles and brilliant boss fights that keep you on the edge of your seat. Most of the bosses throughout the game are mostly just regular enemies that are slightly stronger; although, two of the bosses Ugh-Zan IV and Alcor Class Warship are brilliant new editions to the game that relate to the original story.

Serious Sam 3: BFE follows suit with the other games in the series. You play a complete and total bad ♥♥♥ modeled after a 80s action hero as you defeat thousands upon thousands of enemies. The game boasts fifteen weapons: Fists, Sledgehammer, Axe, Sirian Mutilator, SOP38 Pistol, 12 Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun, Double Barrel Coach Gun, M29 Infantry Assault Rifle, XM-214-A Minigun, XPML21 Rocket Launcher, XL2 Lasergun, AS-24 Devastator, RAPTOR Sniper Rifle, C-4 Demolition Charge, and SBC Cannon. The combinations of epic weapons give you a huge diversity of methods to defeat the mass enemies that are ahead of you.

Jewel of the Nile DLC:
Jewel of the Nile is a fantastic addition to Serious Sam 3 BFE. This addition changes the dynamic of SS3 BFE by changing the game from a mass shooter to puzzle solving. The levels resemble more of a DOOM or Shadow Warrior style where you will be finding secrets and solving puzzles. The DLC includes three levels: Gathering of the Gods, Together Forever, and Born Again. These levels make the secret weapons more available and the jetpack from the final boss fight a featured element. This DLC offers amazing new features and includes epic boss fights to boot.

>I would recommend looking up where to find the secret XL2 Lasergun and ammo as if you don’t you probably won’t get to use it.
>I would recommend looking up where to find the secret RAPTOR Sniper Rifle and ammo as if you don’t you probably won’t get to use it.
>I would recommend looking up where to find the secret SBC Cannon because it’s just fun to use, although you will get it later in the game.

Serious Sam 3: BFE continues the brilliance of the series by pushing the foundation of the original and only making the series that much greater. I would recommend getting this game even if it’s at full price. With DLC added you and Steam Workshop support this game offers more than you could image. SS3: BFE plays like an 80s action movie where you play an amazing hero who runs in guns blazing and kills thousands of enemies while only getting minor scratches.

+With fifteen different weapons you will never be bored.
+Twelve fantastic levels that are all unique and incorporate new features and elements.
+Many different enemies, some new some old, that keep you at check.
+Loads of secrets that increase replay value and make you want to scour the levels.
+A jetpack for the final boss battle making taking Sam to all new levels (get it, because he can fly)
+So much nostalgia, so much feels.

-Some of the weapons are secret and you will not get to use them if you don’t find them.
-The sun shines into your eyes essentially blinding you at certain points in the campaign.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Definitely one of the best Games i have ever played :D
I Love this game damn much <3
I recommend it to you :)
Enjoy it :))
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Come on now, you know exactly what you're getting.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Need a game that features excessive gory kills, annoying decapitated kamikaze soldiers, cyclop aliens in which you can stick your fist in and rip out their eyes, topless harpy chicks, and a portable cannon that can slaughter hordes of enemies? The aforementioned outrageous sh!t is all here in Serious Sam 3: BFE.

It's a fine game to rush around and kill anything that walks around and attacks you. For that purpose, wield a 10 round Desert Eagle, a coachgun that can blast most enemies in one hit, a normal assault rifle, or a minigun and turn them into "Alien hamburger meat". If a gun doesn't work, then use an ancient bracelet and make enemies explode from the inside-out.

Co-op is satisfying and it was very fun to play with a couple of buddies. Unlike some games, there is a "compass" in which it will inform you where and how far your pals are. This is very helpful when scouting around for hidden areas or to provide support. Once you experience SS 3 with a trusted friend, you don't ever want to go solo (again).

Serious Sam 3: BFE did have some disappointing qualities. The level design is not impressive (especially for the underground ruins). Newcomers, like me, will have frustrations and tend to run around the map in circles when trying to find something to make progress.

As the game progress, it will then spam large amounts of enemies. To me, this is mostly annoying and repetitive. Sure, you may more targets to eliminate but it quickly becomes unnecessary to endure.

The A.I. has some bugs. A couple of enemies tend to get stuck or have troubles to choosing a target (if there are more than 2 players). Furthermore, their intelligence is mostly predictable and too easily exploited.

The plot is very thin and is forgettable. Unless you're a fan of the series for a long time, it will make you confused. To make matters worse, the dialogue is "cheesy" and the stale characters are not interesting (well, save for Sam as he's serious enough to be a main character).

Still, if you want a game to play with friends and fight hordes of aliens, then get SS 3 at a discount. $49.99 for the game itself is too much considering my cons.
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Put a sock in it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Had very fun with this game and the dlc.... buy it when its on 90% sale
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18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Unless you're a die-hard fan who yearns for new experiences after having played every other Serious Sam, don't get this.
Buy the Second Encounter of the Serious Sam games instead.

BFE adds features to the series like putting a dung heap into your favorite pie recipe which creates an extremely irritating parody/mocking of the previous games. These features include sprinting, ironsights, weapons that suddenly have to use magazines, hitscan enemys and a really bad melee system.
Some small-minded fanboy might say that I have the option not to use any of these but it is clear as day other aspects of the game had been changed to fit around your great new "features".

Sprinting allows you to walk faster forwards at the cost of not being able to shoot. Running and gunning always had been the core functionality of the game so this is a genius move. Optionality is not a counter-argument since enemy speeds have been increased to "counteract" the sprinting ability, making enemys such as Kleer annoying to deal with because they have 200 meter jumps which normally ended up in good shotgun range but now make a succesful dodge half as rewarding.

Weapon magazines on the Tier 1 Shotgun and M4 are there to slow down your fast paced shooter and make sure you enjoy your time actively doing absolutely nothing.

The increased amount/strength of hitscan enemys ensures your run and gun fast paced shooter turns into a blow-trading cover based waiting-simulator. While the previous games had hitscan enemys that would instantly shoot on sight but have poor long-range capabilities the ones in this game have to be baited to shoot after which you wait out their shooting behind cover until you can return fire. Rinse and repeat with a lot of waiting. Waiting is fun I enjoy it a lot thank you.

The bad melee system allows you to instantkill certain enemys once you are close enough at the cost of being locked in a killing animation(it won't look satisfying the 2000th you do it I can promise you that). More waiting, thanks a lot. I would truly let this "feature" slide if it wasn't for the fact its the only way to get rid of the new giant bug enemy type which is merely a bullet sponge. It is less frustrating to use the melee instantkill on them en masse and works (it shouldn't) because their AI does not have a proper reaction to close quarters combat with the player.

Graphics are grey, mediocre and uninteresting. Enemy designs have been reduced to tones of grey and red. For some reason the Doom mancubus is in this.

On the good side, the second half of the game gets slightly better as it attempts to ape the previous games. If you can wade through the first half, that is.
The music is also nice I guess.
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