Serious Sam: Next Encounter

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Serious Sam: Next Encounter (2004)

Serious Sam: Next Encounter is a console-exclusive version of Serious Sam that was released for the Nintendo GameCube and PS2. It was developed by Climax in 2004, during the time when Croteam was busy making Serious Sam 2. While the game has a different developer, the core gameplay elements are the same, following the good old recipe: assuming control of Sam "Serious" Stone as he battles his way through Mental's armies, mind-blowing weapons and bosses, plus demented jokes and references to the arch-rival Duke Nukem.

The following weapons can be seen in the game Serious Sam: Next Encounter:

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Modified Desert Eagle Mark XIX

The default weapon in the game is a heavily modified Desert Eagle Mark XIX, fitted with a longer barrel with vent holes and an unused under-barrel rail. It is chambered in .50AE, and holds an impossible 12 rounds in its magazine. The "Desert Hawk" in the game is manufactured by a fictional company called "Shofield". Can be dual-wielded and has infinite ammunition.

IMI/Magnum Rsrch. Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50AE
Sam with his "Desert Hawk" pistol. Note how the gun doesn't even have a hammer, or a safety switch.
Sam reloads the pistol.
Sam pulls the slide of the "Desert Hawk" to release it back after a reload. Apparently, the pistol lacks the slide release too.
Sam reloads his dual "Desert Hawk" pistols. The slides automatically lock back when a reload starts. Well, fans of the series don't like these games for the high level of realism, that's for sure.
Sam clears a corridor with his dual "Desert Hawks".
Sam holds his "Desert Hawk" pistol and wonders, whether his "serious" T-shirt or Jack Carver's Hawaiian shirt is more famous.

Double Barreled Shotgun

The 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is a powerful close range weapon with high damage and spread radius. Sam always fires both barrels at a time. It is one of the few weapons that must be reloaded in the game. The ammo cap is 100 shells. Appears as "Double-Barrel Shotgun" in the game.

Remington SPR220 Shotgun Exposed hammer Cowboy Action Gun - 12 Gauge
Sam holds his double barrel shotgun.
Sam fires the shotgun.
Halfway through reloading.
Sam inserts two new shells to the barrels.
Sam points his shotgun at the "player" on one of the game's loading screens.

IMI Micro Uzi

Dual Micro Uzis are usable automatic weapons with high ROF and terrible accuracy. The in-game Micro Uzis are also manufactured by the fictional company called "Shofield", utilizing their "spray and pray" technology. The Micro Uzis can fire Ricochet Bullets. The ammo cap is 1000 bullets. The game refers to them as "Dual Uzis".

IMI Micro Uzi - 9x19mm
Sam with dual Micro Uzis. Note how the left gun is a mirrored version of the other, as the ejection port is not visible. The model also lacks the selector.
Firing the dual Micro Uzis. As in the other Serious Sam video games, the main automatic weapons mustn't be reloaded.
Sam fires the Micro Uzis gangsta-style.
Sam with the Micro Uzis on a loading screen. Note how the ejection port is on the wrong side on this image.

Hand-held M134 Minigun

The "XM4000" is a highly modified GE M134 Minigun with a chainsaw-grip. It was re-chambered to fire 9x19mm bullets, and it shares ammo with the Micro Uzi. It can fire Homing Bullets.

GE M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm
Sam holds the XM4000 Minigun.
Sam fires the Minigun. It takes about two seconds for the gun to wind up. This is the most powerful non-fictional weapon in the game.
Sam poses with the XM4000 Minigun on a loading screen.

"RAPTOR Sniper Rifle"

The RAPTOR Sniper Rifle is a heavily altered Steyr AUG with a large flash suppressor, an enormous trigger guard around the standard trigger guard (safety first) and variable-zoom telescope. It fires 16mm rounds.

Steyr AUG A2 with scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
Render of the sniper rifle. It has a weird charging handle-thing above the trigger mechanism. Also note how it even has a similar ejection port like the AUG.
Sam holds the RAPTOR sniper rifle. Sam uses the front part of the trigger guard as a foregrip.
View through the hi-tech scope of the RAPTOR. It displays the distance of the target on the left, and the zooming level on the right. Same as in the previous games, the rifle does about four times bigger damage if Sam aims down the scope when firing.



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