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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter | £3.74 | Get Games | PC

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If you’ve never played Serious Sam: The Second Encounter before, then it’s high time you got your act together and tried it. Croteam’s masterpiece strims down the FPS genre to its hectic insane roots, challenging you to fend off literally hundreds of foes in eyepoppingly-gorgeous surroundings. The level design is top-notch and full of surprises, and an anarchic sense of humour underpins the entire adventure. Go play it. Seriously.

Serious Sam HD Bundle Assaults Store Shelves In March

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Forget Bulletstorm. Sure, it's always great to see a shooter put fun on a pedestal, but the venerable Serious Sam series was doing just that back when People Can Fly were learning how to code. Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that the two downloadable HD Encounters will be bundled onto a single retail disc for a March release, giving you no excuse to not get all kinds of serious. We'll soon have an interview with the Croatian studio about Serious Sam 3, but for now, why not check out this latest SKU?

Click here. Seriously.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter | £4.49 | Get Games | PC

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If you've never played Serious Sam: The Second Encounter before, then it's high time you got your act together and tried it. Croteam's masterpiece strims down the FPS genre to its hectic insane roots, challenging you to fend off literally hundreds of foes in eyepoppingly-gorgeous surroundings. The level design is top-notch and full of surprises, and an anarchic sense of humour underpins the entire adventure. Go play it. Seriously.

Note that Xbox Live Gold members can also net it for 400 Microsoft Points as part of their Deal Of The Week.

Xbox Live Deal Of The Week: Retro Shooters!

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Yes! YES! This week's Xbox Live gold-exclusive deal is not to be missed. Instead of a meagre trickle of lacklustre titles, this week brings us...

...unfettered Retro Awesomeness!

We've reviewed most of these titles before, including the exceptional Space Invaders: IG and Serious Sam HD. Click the links and sign in to access the deals or try the demo!

Grab Space Invaders: IG at the very least. It's one of the best games of 2010.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter XBLA Review

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I prefer my shooters to be ridiculous, crazy affairs that throw wave after wave of enemies at me. Call me a masochist, but I'm not satisfied unless an FPS pushes my reflexes to the limit and puts me through the wringer. I like a shooter to call me a b*tch, sling a towel in my direction and storm out of the room as soon as it's finished. As such, the Serious Sam franchise struck a real chord with likeminded gamers for providing arcade-style thrills that pits players against hundreds of simultaneous enemies... and we've finally got another chance to enjoy the second part of the experience thanks to Croteam's HD retrofit.

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The Second Encounter charts Sam's pursuit of the (admittedly vague) supervillain Mental through the ancient Mexican, Babylonian and medieval Germany time periods. And that's all the exposition you're getting. The themed levels are enormous sprawling stages that combine tight claustrophobic corridors with abundant enormous arenas that rank amongst the biggest in gaming history. Several are literally dozens of miles in scale. Not only that, but several of the larger rooms provide gravity-distorting physics and curved geometry that makes for totally unique game experiences. Boxy and simplistic level architecture often betrays The Second Encounter's age, but FPS fans will have a blast nonetheless.

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