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 (5,965 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

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November 9

The Talos Principle Public Test now available on Steam!! Try it now for FREE!!!

We have exciting news for you – first playable release from Croteam since Serious Sam 3 BFE almost 3 years ago is now available on Steam!

The Talos Principle Public Test is meant to serve as additional stress and compatibility testing before game launches later this year. But it will also give you a good taste of the game itself!

Available for a limited time, don't miss a chance to try it out!

Find and install The Talos Principle Public Test here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/330710/

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November 5

The Talos Principle Public Test soon available on Steam!

Lo and behold! We have exciting news for you – first playable release from Croteam since almost 3 years! And it is completly FREE!

The Talos Principle Public Test will be released on Nov 6th and is meant to serve as additional stress and compatibility testing before game launches later this year. But it will also give you good taste of the game itself!

Be prepared tomorrow!

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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

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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

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
61 of 63 people (97%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
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Graphics:
+ partly destroyable environment
+ nice weather effects
- often detail-poor

Atmosphere:
+ impressive bosses
- humor is not the best

Sound:
+ crunchy soundtrack
+ good sound effects
+ good english speakers

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

Others:
+ 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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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It's not Duke Nukem Forever....

10/10
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Put a sock in it, sheesh.

11/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) 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.
8/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.3 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game may be a old game but it bring's a lot of old memories and it is a lot of fun to play with your friends. I would recommend this game to anyone there is a lot of boss fights and it gets great, I always finish the night with a smile on my face. I know I don't have many hours but I've played the game many of times when I was younger on the first ever xbox every made!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game "Rocks" , I do not know how I missed it when it 1st came out lol.
But get it I tell ya so you can say when asked "Are you Serious" you can say "Why yes as a matter of fact I am" just like ingame lol.
I got chapter 1 and 2, 1 was the longest some Chapters with 9 parts some 5,6 ect but very long when you find all the hidden secrets and such. Plenty of fun to be had with this one, even for a Zombie fan like me.
I give the game 2 thumbs up as thats all I have...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I grew up playing the first Serious Sam. I still remember the first time I played it as it was put as a demo at a pc exhibition and I stood there playing the game the whole day and went back the next day not to see more pc but to play serious sam.
Serious Sam 3 is an epic masterclass of its own and its mindless hours fun. When you die you feel like ripping someones soul off but when you get an awesome kill, your on cloud 9. This game is not made for a storyline although theres one going on in the background but 95% of players dont even care about it so dont look forward a enchanting story.

1/10 - IGN - not COD.

TL;DR - GET IT , IM SERIOUS

Dont like it? give me your address i will send some kamikazes :P
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game is sick, it is messed up in many ways. Most of the things happening can only be described as "WTF".
This game is amazing, yes its is sick, but in a good way. Non-stop action, constant killing of alien freeks. 10/10 in terms of action with the "one more" syndrome.
But if you are not one of the people that does not like constant killing, I dont recomend it, although the story is quite intersting and the game is more dificult than it seems to be.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Great and fun sequel, but IMO the worst of the series. And what does that mean for the average player ? Nothing, because the older games in the series are so great I doubt it can get better than that. This one is just a bit less great. Most of the things I missed in this game were fixed in the Jewel Of The Nile maps.

Positives:
- great graphics
- blood and gore
- insanely huge maps
- good soundtrack as always
- multiple boss fights

Negatives:
- can't compete with the greatness of The Second Encounter
- modern Egypt doesn't look as great as ancient Egypt
- they went too far with smoke, dust and debries
- lack of use of harpies and sniper oriented battles (fixed in JOTN)

So, basically the only negative thing about it is that older titles were too good :P
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Stole an alien's eye and threw it at a skeleton.
11/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
8/10

Old style FPS, with good graphics and some humour.
Tons of monsters, big maps, charismatic protagonist.
You can easily find this game for the price of 2 euro, during sales...what are you waiting for?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
if you like old school shooters ,,then this will rock you {told both of my sons to buy this for their xboxs since they are not on line }and xbox has all 4 games of serious sam for less than 8.50 on amazon but you might have to pay for shipping ,,so i oredered it for them ,,,wow ,,, thank you steam for the games ,,I only own a few ,,and i wish that my kids were online so we could play like we use to ,,before they had internet,,
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Fasten your Firebutton and battle vast numbers of enemies - all at the same time. One of the most challenging and fun 3D Shooters.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
im not gonna lie, a friend gave me the game as a gift cause he didnt want it. i knew nothing about the game. after an hour of playing it i can say its now one of my favourite games of all time!!!!! and the multiplayer is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome even there isnt a lot of players
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
One of the best FPS ever. Buy it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
hmmmm what can i say!
it's a nice game, but not that nice lol ^^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Fun game with a friend. Without a friend it gets very boring fast. The graphics are really nice and the gameplay is waht you would epect of a Serious Sam: IF IT MOVES SHOOT IT GORE which is always awesome. The problem is that this game can easily be beaten in 5-6 hours which is pretty short. Co-op makes it much funner though. I got it on sale for 4 dollars which was a good price. But for 20-40 dollars? No way. I personally wouldn't spend more than 10 dollars for it.

RATING: 6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I LOVED JIHAD :D
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