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Serious Sam 2

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take 2
Developer: Croteam
Release Date: Oct. 11, 2005

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'Serious Sam II' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT

Picking up where Serious Sam: Second Encounter left off, Sam has rocketed off towards the conquered planet of Sirius, the new home of the notorious Mental. While en route, the Great Wizards Council of the nearly eradicated Sirian civilization telepathically contacts Sam to aid him in his quest to destroy Mental and help restore Sirius. He is then sent on a quest to find the fragments of a mystical medallion scattered throughout the galaxy that will bestow Sam with the power to defeat Mental.

Get the Serious Sam 2 Updated demo off WP (370mb)

This demo contains the complete Seriousopolis Uptown level from the game, as well as the additional Greendale level, which can be played solo, or over LAN or online by up to 16 people. The v2.064b demo patch is also incorporated.

It also contains all the weapons from the game (although you may have to cheat to see all of them), one of the game's vehicles and a nice variety of the insane enemies that Sam is well known for.

IMPORTANT:
If you have any problems running the game, please see troubleshooting. If you feel that the game is too easy or too hard for you, please see difficulty settings.

1. Introduction

Serious Sam is an action based FPS (First Person Shooter) game set in 7 beautiful, colorful fantasy environments including the oriental cities of Chifang, deep jungles of M'digbo, castles of Ellenier and the sci fi planet Sirius. It is fast, frantic and humorous action, with 20+ hours in single play and much more in cooperative mode. You take the role of Sam 'Serious' Stone, Earth hero, chosen to defend the Universe from the dark evil entity, Mental. After battling through the pyramids of ancient Egypt, the monumental temples of Persia, sacred Mayan shrines and medieval ghost towns, killing some of the most horrific villains in the Universe, now Sam has finally left the Earth and is heading towards Sirius, home planet of Mental for a final confrontation.

Good luck! You'll need it...

If you are eager to start playing right now, we recommend that you skim through the manual first, and get familiar with the game's interface. Make sure you don't miss out on how to use the NETRICSA! For those who like to read the game background before they jump into the gameplay, we recommend a visit to the Croteam site and take a look at the loads of materials we have prepared there for you.
For discussions about the game, tips, news and general chat, take a look at the Serious Sam 2 forum.

To Play the game:

1) Launch the Serious Sam 2 shortcut.
2) From the Main Menu select Single Player.
3) Select existing player profile or create new one.
4) Select Difficulty level.
5) Watch the intro video and get ready to fight!

2. System requirements

Hardware Requirements:

OS: Windows 2000 or Windows XP

CPU: AMD Athlon or Intel Pentium

RAM: 512MB

GFX: Graphics board with complete support for hardware pixel shaders (compliant with DirectX 8 or higher).

Drivers: newest available hardware drivers

DirectX 9.0c

Please make sure that DirectX9.0c is installed, and that you have updated your graphics card drivers.

Not supported:

- Windows 95, 98 and ME

- DirectX 7.0 or lower 3D accelerator, or one without DirectX 9.0 compatible driver

(Matrox Parhelia, nVidia TNT and GeForce1,2,4MX series, ATI Radeon 7000 series, Intel integrated graphics prior to 915G chipset, ...)

Minimum supported (low-end system):

CPU: ~1.5 GHz Athlon XP or Pentium M, or ~2 GHz Pentium 4

RAM: 256 MB

Sound: any DirectSound compatible sound board

Graphics: DirectX 8.0/8.1 compliant or low-end DirectX 9 3D accelerator

(nVidia GeForce3 and 4 series (not MX!), GeForceFX 5200 through 5700 series, ATI Radeon 8500 through 9200 and X300 series, S3 DeltaChrome or XGI Volari ... )

Recommended (mainstream):

CPU: ~2.0 GHz Athlon XP or Pentium M or ~2.6 GHz Pentium 4

RAM: 512 MB

Sound: DirectSound3D compliant sound board

(Creative SoundBlaster Live series, nVidia SoundStorm, ...)

Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compliant 3D accelerator

(nVidia GeForceFX 5900 series and GeForce 6200 and 6600 series, ATI Radeon 9500 thru 9800 and X600-X700 series, ...)0

Full-experience (high-end):

CPU: ~2 GHz Athlon64, or ~3 GHz Pentium 4

RAM: 1 GB (1024 MB)

Sound: DirectSound3D with EAX 2.0+ sound board

(Creative SoundBlaster Audigy series, nVidia SoundStorm, ...)

Graphics: DirectX 9.0 high-end 3D accelerator

(nVidia GeForce6 6800 and 7800 series, ATI Radeon X800 and X850 series, ...)


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