Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001)

3.85 from 81 votes
A first-person shooter where players shoot hordes of relentless monsters while trying to save Earth from Mental and his forces.
First released
Mar 21, 2001
Aliases
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
Franchises
Serious Sam
Developed by
Croteam Ltd.
Published by
Majesco Entertainment, Devolver Digital, CDV Software Entertainment AG, CyberFront Corporation, Gathering of Developers
Platforms
Xbox 360 Games Store, PC
Genres
Action, First-Person Shooter
Themes
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Egyptian
Rating
ESRB: M, PEGI: 18+, BBFC: 15
Releases
  • PC - Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD United States
  • PC - Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter United Kingdom
  • PC - Serious Sam: The First Encounter United States
  • PC - Serious Sam: The First Encounter United Kingdom
  • XBGS - Serious Sam HD: TFE United States
  • XBGS - Serious Sam HD: TFE United Kingdom

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Serious Sam: The First Encounter is fun and engaging as Unreal and Quake
Game: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
Genre: Shooter (First Person and Third Person)
Developer: Croteam
Publisher: Devolver Digital
System: Steam (PC)
Year of Release: 2001
Length of Playthrough: 6 Hours

Total Score: 78/100
Value Score: 7.8/10


• Story: 6/10
• Characters: 8/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 8/10
• Music: 7/10
• Length: 7/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 8/10

Pros
+Can switch between first person and third person view
+Four player split screen MP is supported on one PC
+Online Co-Op supports up to 16 players via Campaign that can have modifications of health spawns, enemy spawns and item spawns
+Death match and Score match are two competitive modes for online MP

Cons
-Single player content is bare minimum in the form of a single player campaign
-Game takes place in one setting but was intended to be more settings, but was cut short due to development. You will need to play the "Second Encounter" to enjoy the rest of the "Serious Sam 1" story.
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