Serious Sam 3: BFE

  • Serious Sam 3: BFE
75
Based on 30 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    11
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Impactful arsenal.
  • Decimating hordes of foes can be satisfying.
  • Ample secrets hidden throughout levels.

Cons:

  • Action feels more like cleanup than combat.
  • Campaign starts off slowly.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 70

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

By Gaming Nexus on 92

A few levels into Serious Sam 3: BFE, I admit that I wasn’t really feeling it yet. I’d acquired a decent arsenal and had splattered some modestly sized herds of enemies, but the old Serious Sam magic just hadn’t shown up yet. It was only after fending...

By DarkZero on 60

Published January 22nd 2012. Written by Jorge S. Fernandez. Next to rhythm games and pet simulators, no other videogame genre is dominating the market like first person shooters. And yet for all the success these games are making commercially, they do...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 80

After one disastrous release this year by a returning gaming icon with big muscles, big guns, and cool shades, I was understandably a bit uneasy when I heard Serious Sam was coming back, especially after that whole Double D side-scrolling fiasco. But...

By New Game Network on 73

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a simple first person shooter developed by Croteam. It is a step back in time for the genre. Back to a time when there was no regenerating health or cover mechanics. You dealt with dozens of different enemy types at once. You...

By GameSpot on 60

Take a ride on the Egyptian pain train with Chris Watters in this review for Serious Sam 3:...

By Ars Technica on -

Serious Sam 3 is a classical first-person shooter, much like the first two games of the series, or even something like Painkiller. You are a man who can carry a large number of guns, and you are presented with a series of bad guys you need to kill...

By Strategy Informer on 80

Over the past few years, the FPS has become an increasingly constrained and controlled experience, to the point where it is now little more than an epic game of follow-the-leader, a point-and-click adventure in which every puzzle involves combining...

By ign.com on 70

In an age where first-person shooters have become first-person thinkers, a game that takes us back to the raw, gory roots of the genre and reminds us why we went all gaga over the concept in the first place is bound to succeed. And it does succeed,...

By Games Radar on 60

The big joke about Serious Sam is that he’s not serious at all. Well, he’s serious about kicking ass, because he (meaning you) can literally take on a thousand enemies single-handed and come out with only a few scratches. He’s not serious because he’s...

By GameZone on 70

Let’s dive right into the basics. Serious Sam 3 BFE tries very hard to be hardcore. The action is intense, gory, and chaotic. No matter what weapon you use, you can make melee attacks on the aliens that aren’t huge. These attacks include ripping...

By 1UP on 88

I interviewed John Romero, one of the co-creators of Doom and Quake, a few months ago. I asked him what games he was playing, and he didn't include a modern shooter in his answer. I asked why and he replied, "[Modern shooters,] they're really slow....

By Gamers Daily News on 80

I’ve made no secret of my love for the Serious Sam franchise, delighting in its classical style of throwing dozens of enemies at the player while giving you two goals: "kill them all", and "dodge enough of their attacks to survive." What was once par...

By GameSpy on 70

Serious Sam 3: Bro Fisting Enigma is the most old-fangled new game to come down the pike in a month of Sundays. This game is so old school that it drives a yellow bus full of nuns who will emerge and mutilate your knuckles, should they suspect you've...

By Neoseeker on 80

Two games and two remakes later, Croteam is back with Serious Sam 3: BFE, a balls-out shooter serving as the latest installment in the longstanding series. For now, it's PC only -- console releases will come in time. Modes BFE has a long list of...

By Destructoid on 85

As games become increasingly complex and try to explore new, innovative ideas, the market is ripe for a game that takes us back to square one. Despite our lofty ideals and desire to treat videogames as art, there's still a base hunger for reckless...

By PC Advisor on 80

It might be little more than a high-tech retreat of earlier Sams, but in today's ultra-serious shooter climate Serious Sam 3 is as vital as ever. Make it through the boring opening chunk and you're in for sights such as you've never seen before....

By Cheat Code Central on 70

Serious Sam 3: BFE is good at one thing. In its ten-hour single-player campaign, it puts you into a variety of huge, well-designed levels, and shooting your way through the massive groups of enemies is a joy. You won't care about the story behind...

By HardwareHeaven on 75

Serious Sam 3 BFE is a nichè game, ideal for those that like the over the top humour, loud soundtrack and a turn the brain off...

International Review By hardnsoft.ru on -

Для того чтобы игра стала культовой, она должна хорошо продаваться и быть очень популярной. Именно из этих двух составляющих создается имя, которое со временем становится нарицательным. Как ни крути, а марка Serious Sam таковой не является. То ли из-за...