Serious Sam 2
Serious Sam 2 is a first-person shooter video game released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox and the sequel to the 2002 video game Serious Sam: The Second Encounter. It was developed by Croteam and was released on 11 October 2005. The game was initially published by 2K Games, a Take-Two Interactive subsidiary. The game was later made available on Steam on 31 January 2012. While the game was originally released only for Microsoft Windows and Xbox, an unofficial Linux version of the game was created and is being handled by Linux Installers for Linux Gamers.
Why It Rocks
- Gorgeous graphics that are a step up from the original's graphics.
- Plenty of enemies to kill.
- Brand new weapons were added into the game to spice things up.
- The game marks the first time vehicles were in the series.
- A more developed story than in the first game. The story in the first game only existed to transport players to new locations, while this one focuses more on the story, yet it still focuses a lot on the gunplay than cutscenes.
- Improved blood and gore.
- A new lives system that adds some challenge to the game for the first time on PC (The Xbox port of the first game had this system).
- Tons of action and intense moments while killing enemies and bosses.
- You can throw grenades with a press of a button, and this becomes handy early on in the game.
- Hours of gameplay.
- The game's tone is a huge departure from the original game. The original game (First and Second Encounter) had realistic Egyptian and Mayan temples and a darker tone, while this game is way more colorful and cartoon like in terms of visuals. The music is also evident of this. Croteam doesn't consider the game canon, and they often tend to ignore it. For example, it wasn't included in Serious Sam Fusion 2017.
- Some awful gameplay design choices, such as cheap enemy placement and level design in some areas and some questionable weapon changes that make the older weapons feel pathetic.
- Irritating enemies that shoot projectiles way too fast, adding to the cheap difficulty.
- Hit and miss humor unlike the first game.
- You must play the PC version for the final boss.