Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
Developer: Croteam
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Release: November 22, 2011
Price: $39.99 (PC)

Score: 8/10

Croteam’s latest game blatantly ignores a decade of shooter evolution, preferring instead to blaze the same trail as games like Painkiller, Quake, and Unreal Tournament. You will shoot everything, and before you have time to ask questions, you will shoot more things.

Don’t worry about perks or weapon attachments or cover systems. As the game’s incredibly self-aware marketing videos suggest, there’s no room for such wimpy handicaps in a proper Serious Sam title. And make no mistake, this is a proper Serious Sam title. Enemies often outnumber you by the dozens, conjuring a “you against the world” tone that has long been a cornerstone of the series.  Do we have your attention yet? There’s more to discover in the pages following our review.

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