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  • User Rating 8.5

    An innovative mixture of humor and hardcore action makes the game both sweet and fun filled.

    Rated on December 11, 2006 by lightwarrior179

    Serious Sam: The First Encounter is innovative in many ways but also at the same time can get really sour. The idea of a skeleton chasing you on its claws like a Texas Havana mixture looks funny. The ...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Expect to murder hundreds of foes in four hours.

    Rated on March 03, 2012 by dahaoleboy69

    Serious Sam The First Encounter. It's a game that brings the feel of classic FPS like DOOM, Quake and Wolfenstein. Its fun and you can shoot cannon. Literally. Graphics: N/A (if it was 2001, 9/...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Rated on June 20, 2004 by 91sonicsKILLERS

    It`s jus bad luck that I got the short version of serious sam not the long version (damn it this happens to me all the time!). But no big deal the game is preaty damn fun and it`s humor is a crack up,...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Rated on July 02, 2004 by sakko

    Serious Sam is pretty far from serious, but it's a blast to play. The best thing about Serious Sam is it's simplicity. It compliments itself so well. For instance, no serious plot exists to incur all ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Monsters... Sh** Storms of them....

    Rated on July 28, 2006 by BarbedBuffalo

    I am a big fan of the entire series... Best series ever. Lots Of BIG guns, graphics were ahead of its time!...at the time... thats when PS1 was popular still, right? in 2001? well it is still good...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Serious Sam = Serious Fun

    Rated on September 25, 2009 by trueepower44

    This is game is similar to the old Doom games. It has a basic philosophy which enables to concentrate on one thing; kill. In this game you will kill and then you will kill more. It's something that ha...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A true old-school FPS.

    Rated on August 07, 2006 by Rokin1

    There are not probably many video games made in Croatia. And those that are made in Croatia are not very well known. Well, it looks like that is about to change. A small developer team from Croatia na...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    If you like FPS at a killing rate easily above 750 - 1000 demonic critter per half hour this is your game series.

    Rated on August 21, 2005 by ufopuller

    Serious Sam from Croteam. This game was awarded the PC game of the year by GameSpot for 2001. If you like FPS at a killing rate easily above 750 – 1000 demonic critter per half hour this is your gam...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    Seriously Fun!

    Rated on April 30, 2005 by 043030

    So why is Serious Sam so great? Fun. That would be the best word to describe Serious Sam's twitch shooting style. Serious Sam sees you, Sam, travel back in time to Ancient Egypt because of an Al...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    The very meaning of hectic.

    Rated on December 12, 2004 by dragoonlover

    When you ask people what they think is the best first person shooter ever, most will probably answer "Halo". That's their game. Serious Sam was mine. Now granted, Halo offers immersive gameplay and...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.