Serious Engine 4

Serious Engine 4 is the latest version of the Serious Engine. It is now considered to be a first truly multi-platform engine with support for next-gen and mobile platforms.

Used in:

  • The Talos Principle


Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux/SteamOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One (coming soon), Android K1+, iOS (coming soon).

Release date: Fall 2014


Serious Engine 3.5

Serious Engine 3.5 is a heavily upgraded version from the Serious Engine 3. It is based on Serious Engine 3, but with enough changes and running now on 5 different platforms, it can be considered a true mid-way point between Serious Engine 3 and a upcoming Serious Engine 4.

Used in:

  • Serious Sam 3: BFE


Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Release date: 2011


Serious Engine 3

Serious Engine 3 is the first Serious Engine that features proper support for true HDR lighting.

Used in:

  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter


Platforms: PC, Xbox 360

Release date: 2009


Serious Engine 2

Serious Engine 2 is a heavily reworked version of original Serious Engine 1. It includes native support for the Xbox, code for vehicles, support for ragdolls, accurate physics and a macro scripting language for creating complex events in levels and coordinating enemy spawns.

Used in:

  • Serious Sam 2


Platforms: PC, Xbox

Release date: 2005


Serious Engine 1

Serious Engine 1 is the first engine developed by Croteam. It features large open worlds with large amount of enemies rendered on-screen at once, along with realistic shadows and lighting effects.

Used in:

  • Serious Sam: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
  • Serious Sam Xbox


Platforms: PC, Xbox

Release date: 2001