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Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

Another major installment in the series of brutal and bloody shooters developed by the Croatian Croteam studio.

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developer: Croteam

publisher: Devolver Digital

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4

game release date:

24Sep2020

PC

2021

PS4 XONE

Serious Sam 4 for PC, PS4 and XONE is another major installment in the series of dynamic and bloody first person shooters. The first two installments (their HD remastered editions after nearly a decade) were released between 2001 and 2002. As usual, the game was developed by Croteam - a Croatian developer. Having released a well-received first person logic game The Talos Principle, the studio decided to return to their flagship series.

Story

The game is a prequel to the third installment in the series, in which Sam had to face Mental's armies in a futuristic version of Egypt. The creators hired Jonas Kyratzes to write the scenario for the game, who worked on the already mentioned The Talos Principle as well. As a result of this combination, the story in this installment is more mature in contrast to the previous games filled with adrenaline and testosterone.

Gameplay

Serious Sam 4 for PC, PS4 and XONE does not bare significant differences to its predecessors in terms of game play. Thus, the gameplay consists largely of killing hordes of different enemies with various kinds of weapons. When it comes to the changes applied in this installment, the players receive more freedom, substantially bigger open maps with larger enemy groups than before. The game features some new, unexpected mechanics that are the results of the experience the studio gained during their work on the previous game.

Technical aspects

Serious Sam 4 for PC, PS4 and XONE is powered by Serious Engine 4 used previously in The Talos Principle. However, it has been improved and adequately modified so it works fine in case of the substantially more dynamic gameplay Serious Sam 4 delivers. Moreover, the creators used motion capture and photogrammetry technologies in production of the game. The latter was previously used mainly in two Polish games - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Get Even. In contrast to the rather gloomy visuals of the previous installment, the graphics in Serious Sam 4 are more realistic and a lot more colorful.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Quad Core 2.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • 42 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Octa Core 3.3 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1080 / Radeon RX Vega 64 or better
  • 42 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
New Video From Serious Sam 4 Going Live Today
New Video From Serious Sam 4 Going Live Today

news 20 May 2020 14:24

The creators of Serious Sam 4 informed that new material from the game will appear today. We weren't told what to expect, but it will probably be another gameplay and maybe a release date.

New Gameplay From Serious Sam 4; Release Date Revealed
New Gameplay From Serious Sam 4; Release Date Revealed

news 20 May 2020 22:05

Croteam revealed the release date of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass. The creators also showed new materials from the game and organized a sale for the franchise on Steam.

Serious Sam 4 - Harpy Boobs Scandal
Serious Sam 4 - Harpy Boobs Scandal

news 23 May 2020 19:02

Croteam confirmed that the 3D model of harpies in Serious Sam 4 will have its breasts covered, which caused a storm on Steam's forum. In topic of over 600 comments, fans accuse the developer of censoring the game.

Throng of Enemies and Heavy Metal on New Trailer of Serious Sam 4
Throng of Enemies and Heavy Metal on New Trailer of Serious Sam 4

news 12 July 2020 17:05

Devolver Digital is bombarding the Internet with promo materials for its latest titles. This time the publisher announced the fourth chapter of the Serious Sam's tour de carnage.

Serious Sam 4 Gets New Release Date
Serious Sam 4 Gets New Release Date

news 06 August 2020 20:46

Today we found out that Serious Sam 4 will be released a bit later than originally planned.

Serious Sam 4 System Requirements
Serious Sam 4 System Requirements

news 13 September 2020 18:39

Croteam published the system requirements for the PC version of Serious Sam 4. Getting out of the game everything it has to offer will require a powerful rig.

Serious Sam 4 Launches Today; First 45 Minutes on New Gameplay
Serious Sam 4 Launches Today; First 45 Minutes on New Gameplay

news 24 September 2020 22:49

Serious Sam 4, the new installment of Croteam's FPS series debuts on the market today. For now, it will be available toy PC owners and users of Google Stadia.

First Reviews: Serious Sam 4 - Good Shooter With Issues
First Reviews: Serious Sam 4 - Good Shooter With Issues

news 25 September 2020 10:33

Yesterday the FPS Serious Sam 4 made its debut on PC. Reviews show that the title is a nice piece of work, but a bit too monotonous and lacking technical polish.

Serious Sam Devs Acquired by Devolver Digital
Serious Sam Devs Acquired by Devolver Digital

news 21 October 2020 21:17

Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, was bought by Devolver Digital. The plans are not only to further develop the popular shooter series, but also to release The Talos Principle 2.

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