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One of three games in the universe of Serious Sam from independent developers. They had the opportunity to create a game in a recognizable setting, and the publisher can promote a new take in the Serius Sam series. The game tries to embrace the action-packed action of the big games but in the RPG genre. Visually it resembles the classic jRPG but plays differently. Battles are all also turn-based like in the reference, but by using an object or weapon, the player has to move the main character and hit the enemies, dodging their attacks. As the name implies, the main battles take place after random encounters. The main character can be joined by new characters, at levels you can find new weapons. At the end of each level, the player will face a boss battle. The game quite accurately adheres to the style of the series: a vast number of enemies appears on the screen simultaneously. The game is rather short. The story campaign is only available for solo completion.
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Release date
Oct 24, 2011
Devolver Digital
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 [Not Windows 10]
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 100MB free space
  • Video Card: 256MB Video Memory or higher, DirectX 8 or later
  • DirectX®: 8.0 or later
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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
As game ¨ RPG ¨ of the saga of Serious Sam, not only leaves to wish, if not that this pesimamente badly raised. Try to tell us a story where mental is in the future and we will face it, suddenly, we find 2 afros on the road that do not say his name and they just want to kick ass. Proceed to continue the adventure with these guys with a pesimo dialogue of introduction to these characters, we advance, the levels are extremely tiny and that only by giving 3 steps, there is a frustrating fight. You Kill the final boss and there is only one image of Sam saying ¨ they never Learn ¨, there is no final text, there is no way to explain that I finish everything, not even a continue, just a sign saying ¨ You have unlucked Endless Mode ¨. I wonder do they know English or even like to write? Because this ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ does not even have any interesting text and its monologos are childish and repetitive, standing out only two texts that are the most copypaste in the game: ¨ Hey, Let´s kick some buts ¨ ¨ I hate Puzzles ¨. 4/10
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Microsoft from Spain
Well, this is sure to be short... Ahem. Serious Sam The Random Encounter is a short but fun game, with a gameplay RPG style by turns that radically changes the style to which we were accustomed, which is the FPS. The story As always is not the big deal but hey, it is an alternate version of when Sam travels to the past, to Ancient Egypt to be more exact, and hence meets two other characters who already appeared in the saga in cooperative mode. So How is the gameplay? Quite simple, we can move our 3 characters from top to bottom while they shoot the enemies automatically, this also depends on how much is the range of the weapon or if you are only allowed one shot per turn, which will make you think better before any A battle against some boss for example, we will also have items that will give us super speed, armor, life, or even the bomb would be for those who already know this saga, it knows the power it has. It is clear that here you look more at what weapon you carry so goodbye to the strategy and the game is very dynamic. The Soundtrack is quite decent, especially the issue of battle against some boss, emulating the retro style very well. The Pixel Art is not to comment because the enemies are well adapted, the characters seem to be recolored but good, also the scenarios or rather, runners do not have the great detail, well, the background is good and the scenarios out of the battles also, but Some people want something more. The bosses are.... Well... Say you do not have to trust too much as you will never know what surprise you can take from any, but for this game only a boss is exclusive, which is a giant aquatic alien with tentacles.... Well, his name to the Encontrartelo will tell you everything. The enemies are the classics of the whole saga, but adding a variant of the Kamikaze, which is aquatic and chasing you with a torpedo arm. Yes Yes and yes... Continues to suffer from the Repetividad as in all its saga but good In conclusion, SS: TRE is not the big deal but serves enough to pass the time, besides that you can take about 3 or 4 hours to spend or perhaps less, but this does not mean because it meets Theirs, which is fun. Score: 7.5/10
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