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 (7,862 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

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Includes Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile, Brett Sanderson MP Skin, Sniper Scope for AS-24 Devastator, Making of Video, Digital Artbook, Hi-Res Posters, Hi-Res Box Art, Official Soundtrack

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Includes 11 items: Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam 3: BFE Bonus Pack, Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile, Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam Double D XXL, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast DLC, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

 

Recommended By Curators

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

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

Steam Workshop

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
99 of 138 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
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59 of 80 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
You can shoot truck size cannonballs from a cannon slightly larger than a backpack. (while running at 50km/h)
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36 of 48 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Length of Time Played: 70 Hours
Distance Played: Beaten The Game Several Times Including The Hardest Difficulty
Personal Grade: B+

Opinion of Each Aspect

Grading System - Outstanding, Excellent, Good, Acceptable, Poor, Horrendous, Abysmal

Gameplay: Excellent
Stability: Excellent
Story: Good
Controls: Outstanding
Graphics: Excellent
Music: Good
Sounds: Good
Difficulty: Outstanding

Notes: + (Positives), = (Small Gripes), - (Negatives)

+ Classic arcade style shooting for countless hours of enjoyment.
+ Wide range of weapons that have their advantages and disadvantages.
+ Plenty of different difficulties that can challenge just about anyone.
+ Customizable difficulty for those who just want to make the game even harder.
+ Enemies galore for you to slaughter...or outright murder you.
+ Multiplayer modes add to the replay value.

= The first three levels feel cramped and somewhat generic for something I excect from Serious Sam.
= Many of the weapons have very scarce ammo (Especially the Sniper Rifle).

- While some of the music is very fitting, other tracks feel somewhat off.
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13 of 15 people (87%) 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

Extended
Enhanced
Doom Music
Duke Nukem SuperPack
NoReload
NoHitscan
Resource packs (needed for some mods)


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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Pros:
  • graphics
  • combat
  • weaponry
  • melee executions
  • enemies
  • co-op
  • multiplayer
  • secrets
  • soundtrack

Cons:
  • none

Personal opinion:

"You may be big, but I'm SERIOUS!"

Oh boy, where to start? Serious Sam 3: BFE is an old-school FPS MASTER PIECE! SAM "SERIOUS" STONE IS WHAT EVERY OTHER FPS PROTAGONIST WANTS TO BE, BUT THEY CAN'T 'CAUSE THEY'RE NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH. I'm looking at you Duke, you're not the "King" anymore, actually you never were the king. SS excels at every aspect of the old-school FPS genre. It's got hordes of juicy enemies, loades of juicy weapons and loads of juicy secrets rendered in juicy graphics. I've used the word "juicy" too much haven't I? I WANT YOU TO GET THE POINT! Now... This is what you're going to do. You're going to buy this game, you're going to play it, you're going to fall in love with it, and then you're going to buy all the other encounters and play them too! And while you're doing that you can start forgetting about your friends and family, you don't need them, you have Sam. :)

Oh, it's not over until I teabagg every last one of you alien mother ♥♥♥♥ers!"

-Sam "Serious" Stone, my hero <3

Score:
  • 10/10
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