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Score Breakdown Based on 728 ratings
  1. 10 (153)
  2. 9 (151)
  3. 8 (197)
  4. 7 (115)
  5. 6 (49)
  6. 5 (17)
  7. 4 (14)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (10)
  10. 1 (18)

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  • Rating:8

    FPS at its core.

    I played the original some years ago and now I bought the Serious Sam Humble Bundle games and I've said to myself :let's try the HD reboot. The core of the game is the FPS feeling. You shoot all sorts of monsters: skele... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A tough FPS with plenty to shoot

    Serious Sam is a first-person shooter set in Egypt. Sam, a Duke Nukem-esque character, has been sent back in time to destroy an alien race in order to prevent the current threat to humanity. I was expecting the character... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    A brilliant remake of the first game. If only it wasn't so buggy.

    This is a remake of the first Serious Sam using the Serious Engine 3, which is the engine that Croteam intends to use for development of the third game. The First Encounter was very impressive and me being part-Croatian,... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Typical FPS kill-a-thon with not much brought to the table.

    The one thing that strikes me the most when playing Serious Sam is that it brings me back to the olden days of Doom, HeXen, and other simplistic first-person shooters where strategy doesn't really matter and all you need... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    Only a graphic upgrade of a old game

    In the First Encounter it is Doom-theme and old-fashioned graphic. In this new game the graphic was upgraded with much more detailed. Difficulty: I played serious level, it is so hard but in normal it is easy. It add... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    An amazing HD remake of the original game to get back to old-school shooting from the 90's.

    When Croteam released "Serious Sam: The First Encounter" in 2001, it was a smash hit filled with excellent graphics, fun gameplay, humor, and a large replay value. Que to 8 years later where in the past, the sequels and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    WHY YOU GUYS FROM GAMESPOT ARE SO PC HATERS!

    Every pc games that have console **** version on this site get a low score ,even if this game may the exactly the same,you know what ,this smells to me CONSOLES FAN BOYS this game is fun as a hell! is casual and hardc... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    made in croatia xD(im croatian btw xD)

    So this is the famous serious sam remake.I played the First encounter and the game was just Shoot and kill with my guns!!! And all other Serious Sam`s are,and I like that.HD remake is with better graphics,more blood and... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Serious Sam HD: First Encounter is a great remake to the original First Encounter.

    In 2001, a company called Croteam released a game called Serious Sam. When i got the game i spent countless hours in the single player and multiplayer and it became one of my favorite games of all time. When Croteam anno... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Gamespot was right

    When I first became a PC Gamer in 2001, this was one of the first games I had gotten, and had quite fun with this. I had a good chuckle out of some of the lines Sam had said in certain parts of the game, i.e. "funny, I d... Read Full Review

    2 of 10 users found the following review helpful