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Reviewed: Serious Sam
Producer: Gotham Games
Required System: Xbox
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: February 12th, 2002
Page: 1


The evolution of 3D games is pretty short, but we can all point to milestones. It all started with Wolfenstein 3D, of course, though to call it "3D" was a bit of a stretch. Then came Doom, in full 2.5D glory, and finally the game that for many put it all together: Duke Nukem 3D, which carried full 3D levels, motion, aiming, and a main character whose character flaws were many and varied. 

The scene kind of trickled for a while after that: Quake games sell on their technology and id Software's name. They sell on the strength of their multiplayer and modding capabilities. Duke sold on its character in the single-player, and Duke Nukem Forever is STILL vaporware to the public.

So someone had to step up, and it was Croteam that did. They stepped up with a two-part adventure (two separate games from the PC rendition), a storyline involving an alien menace, a hero who spent most of his time kicking butt, and tons of pop-culture references. It worked. The port for the Xbox is both episodes rolled into one, combined with system link play for deathmatch.

It's pretty good.  

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