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Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Release date, gameplay, trailer, price, PC system requirements, more

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem has just been announced by Croteam and Devolver Digital. Is it a new game or expansion? And when is coming out? Answers to this, and many other questions, you will find here.
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Release date, gameplay, trailer, price, PC system requirements, more
Legendary Sam "Serious" Stone is back with Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem, the latest adventure set in the world of this classic FPS series.

The sudden announcement was released on 10th January, with Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem set to be launched later this month.

If you are as excited as we are to once again fight against Mental's Horde, then you probably want to know more about this new Serious Sam game? If that's the case, let's jump right into details!

What is Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem?

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Release date, gameplay, trailer, price, PC system requirements, more
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is a stand-alone expansion for Serious Sam 4. (Picture: Croteam)

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is not a completely independent new entry into the series, rather it's an expansion for Serious Sam 4.

What's unique about Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is that the game is not developed solely by Croteam, rather they have teamed up with a group of talented and passionate modders from the Serious Sam modding community and together, they have created Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem.

"This game was designed, and its development has been led by some of the most talented members of the Serious Sam modding community, joined together under the banner of Timelock Studio," explains the official announcement. "The team consists of well-respected names including DedKadath, Asdolg, YaNexus, UrbanDeHuman, FreekNik, MintFritter, NSKuber, and Ar2R-devil-PiNKy, who worked closely together with Croteam to deliver absolute Mayhem."

And this definitely shows in the level design seen in the trailer, as there are some areas that stand out from traditional design you would expect in a Serious Sam game, and yet they seem to fit perfectly.

Do you need to own Serious Sam 4 in order to play Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem?

The good news is that Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is a stand-alone expansion for Serious Sam 4, which means that you can buy it and play it independently of Serious Sam 4.

You don't need to know the story as well, as they aren't related.

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem gameplay features 

Serious Sam 4 gameplay is considered controversial, to say the least, as some fans are loving it, while others are criticizing both the level design and gunplay.

Being an expansion, Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem has many similarities with SS4, but it also introduces much more new content.

Set in Siberia, we are on a task to catch the traitorous General Brand, and our journey will lead us through five new levels such are Arctic coastlines, desolate forests, abandoned villages, and a ghost town.

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Release date, gameplay, trailer, price, PC system requirements, more
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem brings new creatures, weapons, gadgets, and outcasts. (Picture: Croteam)

Of course, you can expect a set of dangerous new Mental creatures and a deadly arsenal of new weapons. For the first time ever, the legendary AK 47 is making its appearance in the Serious Sam franchise.

Finally, there's a ton of new gadgets and vehicles, as well as various "Siberian mysteries" scattered around levels, waiting for you to discover them.

If you love to learn some extra tidbits of the story, there is a set of "new outcasts and unexpected characters" which will help you on your journey to Tunguska. And if you help them as well, by completing side-missions, you will "uncover new chronicles these wild places uphold."

PC system requirements

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Release date, gameplay, trailer, price, PC system requirements, more
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is currently coming only to PC, via Steam. (Picture: Croteam)

Given that the game uses exactly the same engine as Serious Sam 4, the requirements are the same as well.

You will generally need a solid mid-range PC to run the game at its full beauty, but you can play the game with even 5 years old GPUs, so there shouldn't be an issue to at least run the game.

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: 4-core CPU @ 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 780/970/1050 or AMD Radeon 7950/280/470 (3 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (1909)
  • Processor: 8-core CPU @ 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 1080/2060 or AMD Radeon Vega64/5700 (8 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem release date - when is coming out?

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem - Release date, gameplay, trailer, price, PC system requirements, more
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem releases on 25th January. (Picture: Croteam)

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is set to be released on 25th January 2022 on Steam.

Is Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem coming to consoles?

At the moment, there's no mention of other platforms, but Serious Sam 4 was eventually released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, so we expect Siberian Mayhem to be released on the current-gen consoles as well.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Devolver Digital.