Even though the Serious Sam series has to be near the very top of any list of the best gonzo shooters ever made, the HD remakes of the games did not get off to a great start last fall. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter landed on Steam with a great big thump in November due to a ton of bugs that made the game impossible for some users to play, let alone enjoy blasting enemies to bits. But the run-and-gun madness is back for real with Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, a revamped version of the 2002 original that's widely considered the high point of the franchise. This is what we should have gotten six months ago from developers Croteam and Devolver Digital. It's a flawless re-creation of a classic brought into the present with updated graphics and new multiplayer modes.