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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
71
3.8
Xbox 360
69
3.7
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Description

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is a remake of Serious Sam: The First Encounter. The entire game starting from the story over the levels with their secrets, monsters, weapons and power-ups remain entirely the same as in the original game but everything has been graphically enhanced through the use of the Serious Engine 3.

The player still takes on the role of Serious "Sam" Stone in a traditional first-person-shooter-style. Sam is send back in time to prevent the destruction of mankind in the 21st Century by an alien known as Mental. But ancient Egypt isn't as we were told. Instead hundreds and hundreds of Mental's minions including the now famous Beheaded Bomber, several kinds of Bio-Mechanoids and Lava Golems lurk around the pyramids and ancient cities or get teleported there once Sam enters a certain area or triggers a script in the linear levels. To deal with these enemies, Sam has ten weapons at his disposable ranging from his trusty revolvers with unlimited ammo over a chain-gun to the all-powerful "SeriousBomb?"-Cannon.

As opposed to the original game, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter in it's original released version only features a coop-mode for up to 16 players both over LAN and WAN and no deathmatch modes, which was later implemented by a major update through Steam. The Xbox 360 version does not support offline multiplayer game modes.

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Xbox 360 Standard guys aren't much of a match for Sam.
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows Fighting a special kind of boss battle - I hate those toads.
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows Who has the bigger laser gun?
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows It's quiet in here - too quiet.

Alternate Titles

  • "Крутой Сэм HD: Первая кровь" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

XboxFrance Xbox 360 Feb 03, 2010 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2010 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 04, 2009 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 15, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Windows Dec 02, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
AusGamers Windows Dec 01, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 25, 2009 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Windows Dec 10, 2009 62 out of 100 62
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Jan 03, 2010 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov 26, 2009 60 out of 100 60

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