Serious Sam: Double D Reviews and more

Based on 15 critics – Overal Score: 75 / 100

GameInfo: Serious Sam explodes into the second dimension using everything in his arsenal to battle the abominable legions of Mental’s horde. Pull the trigger to let the heavy ordinance fly in Serious Sam Double D, a hand drawn, side-scrolling shooter featuring all the over-the-top gameplay and chaotic action of the Serious Sam series. Pile on the firepower with the revolutionary Gunstacker and fire all your weapons at once in a symphony of destruction! All that stands between victory and annihilation is a man in a T-shirt and jeans wielding a great big pile of guns.

Critic Score
NoobFeed Daav from goes on another journey with macho extraordinaire Serious Sam in this Double D adventure. The classic feel of 2D platform shooters gets a few new twists and gets covered in clever gameplay and tons of witty action. Read Full Review 93/100
Default Prime With the third iteration of the Serious Sam series on the horizon, Croteam decided to see what would happen if they let some other brilliant indie developers play around with the Serious Sam license. Enter Mommy’s Best Games who proceeded to take Sam and put him in a two-dimensional platformer. The resulting game is Serious Sam Double D, and it is an absolute blast from start to finish. Read Full Review 90/100
GameSplash “Mommy’s Best Games, long known for their Xbox Live Indie Games, brings their unique talents to the Serious Sam series in Serious Sam: Double D. Unlike the other Serious Sam games, which have all up to this point been FPS titles, MBG has elected to give our donut loving, chainsaw wielding hero a 2D makeover. The result of this makeover, as it turns out, is nothing short of fantastic.” Read Full Review 90/100 “Serious Sam: Double D combines the glorious juicy ultraviolence of the Serious Sam franchise with the reckless and unbridled creativity that you’d expect from the Indie scene. The net result is a wondrous orgy of great gameplay mechanics, hidden depth, outrageous combat and more exploding monkeys than you can handle. If you’re looking for fun without compromise, Mommy’s Best Games has what’s yours. Put it in your face.” Read Full Review 90/100
Electronic Theatre Some games pride themselves on their colossal end of level bosses, screen-filling enemies designed to stir fear in the player. Serious Sam: Double D is different however: throughout the game, even from the very first level, players will face-off against enemies ten times their size in a basic firefight. The bosses in Serious Sam: Double D are something else entirely. Read Full Review 82/100
GamingOgre Serious Sam: Double D is the first indie game using the Serious Sam license. Sam’s got quite the reputation, but can this indie game live up to the over-the-top style Sam is known for? To find out, read our review. Read Full Review 80/100
Armless Octopus “Duke Nukem, Deux Ex and now Serious Sam? It looks like 2011 is the new 2001! Croteam’s muscle-brained hero gets the 2D treatment courtesy of Mommy’s Best Games, and we’re here to let you know which end of the retro-revival spectrum Sam falls on.” Read Full Review 77/100
Brutal Gamer When you think of well stacked, misogynistic, foul mouthed game characters you’re more likely to think of Duke Nukem than you are Sam Stone (aka Serious Sam).

Croteam’s mascot character has been around since March 2001 and made a reasonably big splash on the PC at time of release. Flash forward 6 or 7 years and 90% of gamers could not have pointed Sam Stone out of a line-up as Croteam seemed to disappear. This is despite an attempted relaunch in 2005 using Serious Sam 2. Read Full Review

IGN “As Moe Szyslak so ably demonstrated in Season nine, Episode five of The Simpsons, it only takes a few minor adjustments to turn one gun into five. It seems developer Mommy’s Best Games combined that notion with the blood and guts insanity of Serious Sam to produce Double D, a side-scrolling shooter where you can stack shotguns on lasers to blow up dinosaurs and flying monkeys.” Read Full Review 70/100
GameJudgment Is Serious Sam truly earth shattering? No, but it can be one hell of a good time.

Double D is not a revolution, and in an Indie community that is producing games such as Limbo, Braid, and Minecraft it could easily get lost in the fray. Mommy’s Best Games in known for creating great indie titles. With DD they provided a fun, quirky, and frantic side scrolling shooter. Read Full Review

Destructoid Although Serious Sam 3: BFE is the big release for Croteam this year, that’s not the only adventure we get to embark upon with Sam “Serious” Stone. To promote the release of the upcoming shooter — and get some attention for a bunch of cool indie devs — a range of studios are creating unique Serious Sam games on various platforms.

Perhaps the most notable entry comes by way of Mommy’s Best Games, the studio behind unique indie shooter Weapon of Choice. The ever-offbeat Nathan Fouts brings us Serious Sam: Double D, and it’s just like the Serious Sam you know and love… except different. Read Full Review

Daily Joypad “Serious Sam Double D is an odd game. Whilst retaining the features and the style of past Serious Sam games, it seems somewhat dumbed down as if just to appeal to the more casual audiences. What you end up getting is something that plays well enough and has enough to keep you satisfied but doesn’t exactly offer you anything new. In a day where more and more video games attempt to revolutionise with what they do, Serious Sam just seems to stick two metaphorical fingers up at modern gaming and go off down its own path.” Read Full Review 60/100
IncGamers Serious Sam Double D is a game in which you can form a devastating six-stack of guns and use it to blow up a vuvuzela-honking pancake monster with forks for legs. With a summary as captivating as this, how is it possible for Double D to be a bad game? Read Full Review 60/100
EuroGamer Serious Sam has one trick. It’s simple, but effective. First it puts a big shiny thing in front of you. “Check this out, Dicky-boy, it’s a COLLECTIBLE!” You pick it up, and immediately a hundred monsters spawn around the plinth. You either emerge like Bruce Campbell clutching your prize between clenched butt-cheeks, or reload and pick up the shiny thing again in all innocence. And then, a little way on, you find another shiny thing. Read Full Review 60/100
Gamepro If you’re the type of gun nut who thinks dual-wielding shotguns is one of life’s great joys, than Serious Sam: Double D is your Sistine Chapel. Read Full Review 60/100



Genre: Action
Developer: Mommy’s Best Games
Publisher: Devolver Digital and Croteam
Release Date: 30 Aug 2011
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