Review by Kilcrease

"A budget FPS. Are you <i>Serious?</i>"

Serious Sam for the xbox is a mix of intense action and over the top comedy.

Graphics 7/10
They will not amaze you in this day and age. They will not make your jaw hit the floor. They are what they intend to be... Graphics just plain old graphics. Nothing more nothing less. Remember people this is a budget title.

Sound 8/10
I like the sound effects and music in Serious Sam. It blends in well with the action. The voice over's are cheesy, which in turn adds to the comedy of this game.

Game play 10/10
This is the strong point of Serious Sam. Non stop action, more then enough ammo, a variety of weapons at your disposal, and last but not least a almost endless supply of aliens and enemies for Sam to take down! I guarantee that you will not get bored with Serious Sam even after you beat it. It's just one of those rare games you can pop in and go on a mindless killing spree and then turn it off refreshed..

Weapons 10/10
Seriously what more could you ask for? Chainsaws, flamethrowers, lasers, shotguns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, Grenades, plus all the usual weapons found in most FPS. But where else can you find and use a ground mounted Cannon? There is nothing like firing a 500+ pound cannon ball at your enemies, nothing?

Multi player 9/10
For a budget title this surprised me. Go co-op with your friends, or if you want just go head to head with them in a classic FPS death match. It also boost some Seriously crazy multi player characters to choose from. Santa Sam anyone? How about one half of the hit duo 'Villi Manilli', or a Elvis Impersonator, an alcoholic Pirate, an ex Wall Street broker turned cowboy turn Soap star. What you say you want more? Sam's Serious sister Sammy, Stainless Steve(you have to see this guy), a struggling actress from 'boobsville', and last but not least Serious Sam himself.

Overall 8/10
I like Serious Sam, sure it has it's flaws but it's fun.. That's what games are supposed to be right? FUN!!

Rent or Buy?
Seriously why would you rent this? Seriously buy! Serious Sam goes for $20.00 brand new. You won't regret having this game in your collection. Halo it's not, Serious Sam it is!!

One more thing...
For all you Serious FPS junkies out there. Set the difficulty to Serious mode... Seriously!!

Reviewer's Rating:   4.0 - Great

Originally Posted: 02/08/03, Updated 02/08/03

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