For the first Serious Sam game on PlayStation 2, Global Star has stuck with the same format that made the PC original so popular - crazy humour, incredibly intense gun battles, and a low price. These great ingredients once again provide a tasty recipe in the shape of Next Encounter.
Serious Sam is a gun-mad beefcake, cut from the same cloth as Duke Nukem. His world is one full of enormous weaponry, meaning that huge rocket launchers and cannons mix with shotguns, lasers and the like. They're not just for show either, as Sam is beset from all sides by crowds of flying green spheroids with fangs, weird laser-firing ostrich-esque robots and nappy-wearing hyenas. And that's just for starters.
The pace is as manic as it's possible to get, as you cut a swathe through the hordes in garish surroundings. Then, when you've got the hang of the action offline, you can take your skills online to face off against fellow Sam-lovers around Europe.
If you're after something a bit different or just want to test your reactions in one of the most intense shooters available for PlayStation 2, this is the game for you!
- Crazy humour and intense combat collide in the first Serious Sam game for PS2
- Huge array of madcap enemies, and a massive arsenal to destroy them with
- Take the battle online using a Network Adaptor