Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (DOS)

79
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

How a simple four-room demo turned into an excellent space adventure *Katakis* (37896) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Wildly funny, yet frustrating enough to buy a hint book Olivier Masse (420) unrated
The game that started it all for me! Jonathon Howard (105) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A true Sierra classic, setting a high standard for the series Jayson Firestorm (153) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall User Score (79 votes) 4.0


Critic Reviews

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100
Just Adventure
If you can sit through Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail without cracking a smile, you probably won't like either Space Quest 1. But if you have a sense of humor at all, even if it was just laughing at some idiot getting a concussion on America's Funniest Home Videos, Space Quest 1 is a must-play. So there!
83
The DOS Spirit
I alt så er dette eit humoristisk lite eventyr som er starten på ein serie med heile seks spel i livet til Roger Wilco (Nesten like mykje som King's Quest!). Dei forsøkte seg på eit sjuande, men det falt desverre i grus. Så om du følar for å verkeleg kosa deg med å senda ein romvaktmeister ut i døden gong på gong er det berre å lasta ned spelet og setja i gong. Og kanskje kan det hende du får lyst til å redde universet frå Sarienarane i same slengen.
80
Tilt
Space Quest renoue avec les scénarios de science-fiction. Menacée d'extinction, la race humaine n'a plus qu'un seul recours : vous. Un jeu qui vous fera parcourir un espace galactique très étrange. Pour les possesseurs de la carte EGA sur IBM PC, les graphismes n'ont rien à envier à la version Atari ST.
80
All Game Guide
Space Quest 1 is definately a classic, with no flashy graphics, earth shattering sound, but sill packs a punch were it matters: the gameplay.
80
Techtite
Several cute puzzles and inside jokes, including an amusing alien cantina, add to the fun. This was truly a fond game memory; a fine addition to Techtite's choice list, of Top 50 Multimedia Classics.
80
Adventure Classic Gaming
In all, Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter is surely regarded as among the most original classic adventure games of all time. The plot may be paper thin, but the game is so full of fun.
70
Adventure Gamers
Undeniably flawed, yet undeniably fun, the original Space Quest is perfect for classic adventure lovers and sci-fi fans. As 1/6th of the bargain-priced 2006 Space Quest Collection, there’s no excuse not to play it.
60
Aventura y Cía
Un clásico de obligada revisión periódica. Divertido y entretenido como él solo, es un comienzo de lo más digno para la que sería una grandiosa serie. Lo recomiendo efusivamente y eso que no es la mejor de la saga. Se muere mucho y mal, tiene un par de puzzles puñeteros y en ocasiones nos veremos más en manos de la suerte que de nuestros propios medios, pero aún así la aventura sigue siendo una maravilla.