''Serious Sam: The Random Encounter'' is a spin-off of the ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' series, reimagined in the style of a dungeon-crawler [[RolePlayingGame RPG]] with [[{{Retraux}} retro-style graphics]].

Gameplay revolves around turn-based [[RandomEncounters random battles]] against large hordes of enemies, in which you select and aim your weapons or items and let loose until the timer runs down and the next turn starts.

The official website is [[http://www.therandomencounter.com/ here]].

!! ''Serious Sam: The Random Encounter'' contains examples of:

* CartoonBomb
* ChickenWalker: One of the enemies.
* CriticalExistenceFailure
* GatlingGood: The minigun can chainsaw down large groups of enemies pretty effectively.
* ItemGet: When Sam gets an item, he lifts it above his head.
* LockedDoor: {{Parodied}}. Sam sees a locked door. "Damn. I hate puzzles." (The key is on the ground a little ways away.)
** "I must say that was a thoroughly enjoyable puzzle."
* NestedMouths: Tentaculus has three sets of mouths.
* OneManArmy: Milked for all it's worth. Gameplay consists of your three Sams running backwards while firing heavy artillery at ludicrously massive hordes of baddies.
-->'''Disco Dan:''' Need a hand kicking ass?
-->'''Serious Sam:''' No. But feel free to join.
* RandomEncounters: The premise of the game, basically.
* {{Retraux}}
* SmartBomb: The Serious Bomb, which deals massive damage to all enemies onscreen.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: Tentaculus. The game mechanics are exactly the same as anywhere else, except the fact that you're underwater gives you different enemies.
* WorldOfBadass: Triple the Sams. Triple the badass.