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Serious Sam 'Warfighter-Fighter' campaign offers free games to people who criticise military cover shooters

Devolver Digital, the team behind Serious Sam 3: BFE, are launching an attack on modern cover shooters - and offering a free copy of their game to 100 gamers who join their plight. In a rather personal attack on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Devolver's official website has this to say:

It seems that the hashtag in question isn't only intended for criticism of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, although the tweets on it are mainly aimed at that one game. Not that EA is probably concerned by the attack: Medal of Honor: Warfighter is sitting pretty at the top of the UK all-formats chart at this very moment. Anything selling better than FIFA at this time of year is doing very well indeed.

And we feel we should point out there's no gulf in quality between the two games (pictured above). In fact, both Serious Sam 3: BFE and Medal of Honor: Warfighter scored 3/5 stars at review. Still, as an exercise in publicity, however underhanded, it obviously worked. You are, after all, reading these words. Hmmm.

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.