Serious Sam 2 is a first-person shooter, and, despite its name, the third game in the surprise-hit Serious Sam series. In this game, you take command of the eponymous Sam, journeying from planet to planet to battle hordes of alien enemies. Unlike the previous games, this one has a little more focus on story, but don't be fooled -- the point of the game is to use great big guns to blast as many monsters as possible.
A world of pure adrenaline
Serious Sam 2 is fast-paced shooter gameplay in its purest form. Mowing down enemies, collecting power-ups and very occasionally solving simple puzzles are the order of the day. While other shooters may feature gritty, realistic environments, Serious Sam 2 follows the lead of its predecessors in creating bright, colourful, open levels full of bizarre monsters. You can choose from a range of weapons, from the traditional revolvers, rocket launcher, sniper rifle, shotgun, minigun and submachine guns to bizarre innovations like a bomb-carrying parrot. Single-player and co-op multiplayer modes are available, as well as competitive multiplayer deathmatches.
Take up the challenge
If you like your shooters fast-paced and (ironically) not terribly serious, Serious Sam 2 might be the game for you. It's not the ground-breaking title its predecessors were, and it has some visual rough spots, but it's still good, bloody, simple-minded shooter fun.