For what seems like an eternity, the Serious Sam Collection has been promised, retracted and then promised again for the modern console generation. Well, now that we’ve actually progressed to the Series X|S, Serious Sam Collection has shown its head above the parapet. It’s here, and it’s absolutely ready to play. Serious Sam Collection is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and Switch.
You’re getting a heck of a lot of game here for your moolah. Deep breath: there’s Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE and The Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions. Within those games, you have four-player local co-op, a standalone survival mode, and classic multiplayer match-ups including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and more.
We’ll be honest, we’ve seen a lot of Serious Sam but not played too much, and this seems like the chance to play it from front to back. It’s about amping up your firepower, gifting you shotguns, heavy lasers, cannons and miniguns, and then amping up the number of enemies too, as you cull alien invasions with your walking armoury. There’s no subtlety here, just alien innards.
Having survived at least three separate adventures, poor Sam has seen the world. You’ll be taking in the ruins of Ancient Egypt, as well as the arenas of South America, among others. Aliens don’t just land in North America, you know – don’t let the movies kid you.
Serious Sam Collection is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and starts at £24.99. It’s also out on PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
Step into the shoes of the legendary action hero Sam “Serious” Stone and experience one of the most explosive shooter game series of all time as you save the world from a merciless alien invasion. Visit the ruins of ancient Egypt and roam through the vivid arenas of South America fighting seemingly neverending hordes of enemies using an extremely destructive arsenal including shotguns, heavy lasers, rocket launchers, a huge cannon, and an iconic minigun. Tired of playing alone? Go to war against Mental’s horde with up to 16 players online or 4 players in local co-op, blasting your way through the campaign or the stand-alone survival mode. Finally, put your skills to the test against other players in classic multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and more. Serious Sam Collection includes all content from Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and Serious Sam 3: BFE, including The Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions.