"Minigun, for maximum pleasure!"
Sam Stone[src]

The XM-214-A Minigun is an iconic weapon and the signature weapon of Serious Sam. It has appeared in many Serious Sam games, and has the highest rate of fire out of any other weapon in the series.


The minigun is an automatic weapon that fires 5mm rounds, and fires at 1200 RPM. Therefore, it fires faster than the M1A2 Thompson and generally any other weapon, but its ammunition depletes relatively quickly, though there is a delay before firing as the barrels need to spin up to full speed.

In Serious Sam HD, the minigun fires at a slower rate than previous games, but it deals double damage per shot, which means it spends less ammo than usual.

In Serious Sam 3: BFE, like its many previous incarnations, it still functions as a powerful crowd control weapon, able to cut down waves of enemies like grass. Ammunition, however, is not as abundant as it was in the previous games, though it is still relatively common in secrets.


Serious Sam 1Edit

  • Tap the trigger to keep the minigun ready to fire, but do not attack unless enemies spawn.
  • Can be used to kill smaller enemies or wound bigger ones.
  • It is one of the best anti-Major Bio-mechanoid weapons, since you can destroy their rockets and deplete their health quickly. However, it drains ammo rapidly, and it does take a while to kill them, which may distract you when other enemies are attacking you if you concentrate your fire on the Bio-mechanoid rather than on hordes of enemies. Therefore it is best to kill a Major with the minigun whilst Serious Damage is active.
  • In Serious Sam HD, it can no longer wound beheaded enemies since it deals double damage, which is instant death to them.
  • One of the best medium- to long-ranged weapons.

Serious Sam 2Edit

  • The minigun can be used against almost anything the player desires.
  • Unlike Serious Sam 1, it depletes ammo at a much slower rate. This makes the minigun a very viable option as you don't have to worry about wasting too much ammo.
  • It is not too effective against enemies with an overwhelming amount of health, such as The General and Big Spider.

Serious Sam 3: BFEEdit

  • In the level The Dark Bride, if you spot the minigun, do not pick it up and stay behind it. It may be tempting to try out the weapon, but just let the sentry unit do the shooting against the horde until it's over, as picking it up will waste the ammunition of the minigun and you have to take care of the horde yourself.
  • It deals enough damage quickly enough to stun Scrapjacks (to perform a melee grab) on Normal, Hard and Serious difficulty.
  • The minigun is best used against medium-strength enemies, especially during close combat. As minigun fire is less controllable than the assault rifle, it should not be used against small and medium-sized groups of weak enemies.

Related achievementsEdit

Serious Sam 3: BFE Edit

Wall of bullets Wall of Bullets
Kill 20 enemies with the Minigun without releasing the trigger.

Serious Sam Fusion 2017 Edit

I love my minigun I love my Minigun
Kill 300 Enemies with the Minigun.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In Test 1, the minigun had a different model and sounds.


  • The minigun in the classic games and HD is likely based on the real-world XM214 Microgun, a rotary machine gun based on the M134 Minigun that uses 5.56mm rounds.
  • In Serious Sam 3: BFE, the weapon is modeled after the GE M134 minigun.



Serious Sam 1Edit

Serious Sam HDEdit

Serious Sam 2Edit

Serious Sam 3: BFEEdit

List of appearancesEdit