Serious Sam 4 Review (Steam)

Serious Sam 4 Review (Steam)

Serious Sam 4 reignites the classic FPS series in a high-powered prequel loaded with an explosive arsenal, intergalactic carnage, and perfectly timed one-liners.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, graphics API, max 3D rendering MPIX, window mode, multi-sample anti-aliasing, v-sync, rescaling filter, variable rate shading.
  • Performance settings-CPU speed, GPU speed, GPU memory, max fps, auto-detect.
  • Color settings-color scheme (standard/cold/vivid/grayscale/bright/apocalyptic/noir) brightness, contrast, gamma correction and saturation.
  • Blood and gore-on/off but can change the color to red/green/hippie/kids/Halloween.
  • Motion sickness settings-mouse sensitivity slider, the field of view slider, view bobbing slider, weapon bobbing slider, and preferred view-first person or third person left shoulder and third-person right shoulder.
  • Hud scale can be tweaked with sliders.
  • Tobii eye-tracking support.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and controller.
  • Controller settings-Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, vibration, auto Centre, vertical view snapping, auto-aiming, and look acceleration.
  • Two-mode types-single player and Co-op.
  • Benchmark option-set duration to 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 2 minutes, or 5 minutes. Then pick individual levels to test.
  • Steam workshop support.
  • Five difficulties-Tourist, easy, normal, hard, and serious.
  • First/third-person shooter gameplay.
  • Fast-paced combat.
  • End of chapter breakdown of score and performance.
  • Pick up ammo/health/armor in the game.
  • Save/load when you want.
  • open-world style levels.
  • Markers to show where to go.

Serious Sam 4 Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • Small text in menus.
  • Can’t change the controller stick layout.
  • Long loading times.
  • Ugly textures in places.
  • Doesn’t play as well in the third person.
  • Hard to see interactive elements.

Serious Sam 4 Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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