Serious Sam 3: BFE “Helpline” clips are seriously silly

Developer Croteam has taken a different route with its series of “Helpline” clips for Serious Sam 3: BFE. Contemporary trailers usually wrap a big meaty arm around the player, explaining why they can't live without the game, but Serious Sam is indie and old-school. And in the olden days, being indie meant that you could openly bitch about your competitors while subtly suggesting that your own audience was made up of crazy mouth-breathers. Unfazed by the passage of time, Croteam still does all this. But not without providing a good many reasons why BFE is a game you ought preorder right now.

Serious Sam: BFE is a month from release, and available now for preorder on Steam – as you're no doubt aware of from the clips. As you're now also aware, the game's got a non-regenerating health bar, a big ol' inventory of weapons, and a button that shoots them – without any of newfangled duck-and-covering. Get three friends around for four-player splitscreen, punch them in the shoulder for looking at each others' screens until you're all functionally armless, and celebrate the game's return to a simpler time. Just don't count on calling Croteam if you get stuck.

Sep 13, 2011


  • austincharlesbond - September 14, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    The first one was clever and funny, but then they took it too far with the 2nd one and it was just silly. Sorry, but Rick Knuckles is no Kevin Butler.
  • Crypto140 - September 14, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    This reminds me of Duke Nukem. This reminds me of what Duke Nukem SHOULD have been.
  • Zeedar - September 14, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    Wow, I didn't know it had 4-player split screen! This seals the deal. I have to have it.
  • jackthemenace - September 14, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Not as good as the first one, but this is some of the best marketing I've ver seen :'D

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