"Gimme some skulls and one of these, and it's a party."
Sam Stone[src]
 

The Sledgehammer is a melee weapon that appears in Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, and Serious Sam: Tormental.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The sledgehammer is an ordinary sledgehammer that is used as a melee weapon. In Serious Sam 3 and the VR version of the game, the weapon has three separate attacks: a swift downward swing that, if enemies are close together in front of you, can kill/damage multiple enemies at once; a horizontal right-to-left swipe that can take out several enemies at a time; and by pressing the reload key, a spinning swing that can clear multiple enemies within close proximity all around the player. Each attack has a varying speed of execution, with the downward and spinning swing taking slightly more time to initiate.

When the player is not around enemies, performing swings will take much more time. However when in close proximity to hostiles, the player will automatically raise the sledgehammer above their head, making swings much quicker to deliver.

There are two varieties of sledgehammers in Serious Sam 3; one with a wooden haft, and one made entirely of metal which is obtained late in the campaign. They are identical in statistics, and performance.

Despite being a melee weapon, the amount of attacks the sledgehammer has makes it a versatile choice for clearing multiple weak enemies in groups, making it significantly more useful than the combat knife from previous games. It is also the only weapon the player can use while sprinting at the same time.

In Serious Sam: Tormental, the player can switch to the sledgehammer by pressing the scroll button key. The player can also buy power-ups from the shop in Sea of Thought to upgrade the sledgehammer and increase its power.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

The sledgehammer is obtained in Summer in Cairo, in the building to the left of where Sam falls out of the helicopter. An additional sledgehammer can be found as a secret in the same area as a 'parkour secret'.

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

The sledgehammer spawns in one of two locations in the first level, Knee Deep in Sand. The first location is near a beach on the eastern part of the map, and the second spawn is next to a lake opposite a pyramid.

The sledgehammer appears again in Path of Feast / Fear in a wooden crate after Sam loses all of his weapons upon being stranded on a beach.

Serious Sam: Tormental[edit | edit source]

The player will sometimes get the sledgehammer after completing Tombtutorial.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

  • The sledgehammer is a much more powerful melee weapon than Fists, but the player still needs to be careful when using it against small or large groups of enemies to avoid being swarmed.
  • It is a particularly effective weapon against melee enemies, such as Gnaars, Infected Fish and Orc Butchers.
  • It can also be effective against Infected Tortoises, provided that the player avoids their bite attack in time.
  • When attacking Infected Tortoises with this weapon, go around them and attack with the sledgehammer at the same to reduce the chances of taking damage from them.
  • It is not recommended to use the sledgehammer against tough enemies like Orc Captains or Scrapjacks due to their high health and dangerous attacks.
  • The sledgehammer is a great weapon for clearing large groups of Crabs, should the player wish to use it against them.

Serious Sam: Tormental[edit | edit source]

  • The sledgehammer is good to use on weak enemies like Gonks or to keep charging Cerebulls or detonating Calamari a safe distance from you.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

Berserker.jpg Berserker B
Kill 3 enemies in one sprint with the Sledgehammer.
Bfebone crusher.jpg Bone Crusher
Smash 20 Kleers with the Sledgehammer.
Circle of death.jpg Circle of Death
Kill at least 3 enemies in one spinning Sledgehammer attack.
Hammer time.jpg Hammer Time
Frag 20 players with the Sledgehammer.

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

Bone Crusher.jpg Bone Crusher
Smash 20 Kleers with the Sledgehammer.

Serious Sam Fusion[edit | edit source]

Berserker SSF2017.jpg Berserker
Kill 3 enemies in one sprint with the Sledgehammer.
Bone Crusher SSF2017.jpg Bone Crusher
Smash 20 Kleers with the Sledgehammer.
Circle of Death.jpg Circle of Death
Kill at least 3 enemies in one spinning Sledgehammer attack.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Heavy Hitter.png Heavy Hitter
Your melee weapons do 50%-100% more damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The sledgehammer had a different style in the Serious Sam 3 reveal trailer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam: Tormental[edit | edit source]

List of appearances[edit | edit source]

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