Serious Sam 4 Out on Consoles Today
Serious Sam 4, out now, has come to current-generation consoles. Publisher Devolver Digital made the announcement earlier today, letting players grab the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Mental’s forces have spread throughout the world, putting humanity under siege. Civilization is beaten and broken, but they continue to ransack the planet. All that’s left resisting the invasion is the Earth Defense Force, led by Sam “Serious” Stone and his cadre of well-armed commandos. See some of our early impressions of Serious Sam 4 here.
Released on Steam in late September last year, Serious Sam 4 features hordes of invading aliens and a massive arsenal of weaponry. With four-player online co-op, one can tackle both primary missions for the main story and side quests with modded difficulties. Choose from a double-barreled shotgun, a minigun, a chainsaw launcher, a cannon, and much more. Upgrade them for even more devastation and justice for humanity. The new Legion System allows for war zones with thousands of enemy combatants, so there’s no shortage of carnage to inflict on the alien invaders.
The Serious Sam series recently turned 20 this year. Franchise starter Serious Sam releasing in March 2001 on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and both Linus and Windows PCs. An HD remake released in late November 2009, known as Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. If you want, you can snag a bundle with the Serious Sam franchise on the Steam storefront.
Developer Croteam, based in Croatia, has produced titles such as The Talos Principle, the Serious Sam series, Unity of Command, The Hand of Merlin, a rogue-lite RPG combining both Arthurian legend and sci-fi horror elements, and many others.
Publisher Devolver DIgital, founded 2009, is a prolific video game publisher in Austin, Texas. Recent highlights of their company include horror deckbuilder Inscryption, tactical roguelike Loop Hero, and reverse horror game Carrion. They’ve also published various other titles in the Serious Sam universe.