Croteam are the developers behind the 3rd instalment of Serious Sam, tagged Before first Encounter. This time they are wraping this third game up as a prequel to the first Serious Sam, which was called Serious Sam: First Encounter.

Serious Sam 3: BFE system requirements have been announced and they are suprisingly meaty...


Serious Sam 3 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP 32-bit (with service pack 2 or 3)

CPU: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz

GFX: NVIDIA GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series

RAM: 1GB

HDD: 4GB free hard disk space

Audio: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card

 

Serious Sam 3 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

CPU: Quad-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz

GFX: NVIDIA GeForce 480/580 GTX

RAM: 4GB

 

Game-Debate Requirements for Serious Sam 3

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon II X3 405e

GFX: NVIDIA GeForce GT 140 / AMD Radeon HD 6570

RAM: 4GB

[Game-Debates Requirements are what we think you can get Serious Sam 3 running comfortably on. For example, you may not be able to turn anti-aliasing on but the game will still play and look just great at your standard resolution. We will adjust these requirements based on your feedback and they will power the system requirements tool on the game page]

 
And so it looks like Serious Sam 3 Before First Encounter system requirements are a fair bit higher than we would have expected. We hope for two things from this, firstly that the new Serious Engine 3 is well refined and capable of making use of the extra serious system requirements and secondly, that Before First Encounter delivers the great Serious Sam flavour we have come to expect. Good luck Croteam, lets drive forward PC gaming.