The Serious Sam games are some of my favorite shooters of the last decade, offering awesome mindless fun and constant all-out action with insane amounts of enemies and great weapons. While the two parts of the original game remain my favorites, even Serious Sam II brought loads of fun to shooter fans back in 2005.
The latest entry, Serious Sam 3: BFE, was released on November 22nd to solid if unspectacular reviews. Here are some of the features:
• Frantic Arcade-Style Action – The calling card of the Serious Sam series, 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 and them. All of them.
• Mental’s Fearsome Legions – A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull. Your days of mowing down zombie Nazi space pirates are over.
• Serious Melee Attacks – When an enemy slips by your wall of lead and pain, use one of the all-new innovative melee moves to drop an enemy right where they stand in the most violent way possible.
• Pure Multiplayer Mayhem – Play through the full campaign mode with up to 16 players or drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in versus modes like Deathmatch and Beast Hunt. This is the next level of Serious Sam multiplayer and all hell is about to break loose.
So while the game’s shortcomings might have given you pause at $40 (it did for me), at the $20 (50% off) you can get it for on Steam is quite the bargain for a month old game!
But wait – before you grab this from Steam, it is important to realize that this is a SteamWorks game. As I have mentioned before, this means that WHEREVER you buy the game, it activates on Steam – and therefore you get it attached to your account. Think of it as iTunes Match for games … but without the annual fee. Anyway, until January 2nd Get Games has Serious Sam 3: BFE for $11.99 – a full 75% off! It activates through Steam, meaning you get past the crappy 3 activation limits Get Games normally allows.
This is an awesome deal you won’t likely see again for quite a while, so definitely check it out if you are a shooter fan!