Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

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Critic Score User Score
Windows
71
3.9
Xbox 360
69
4.0
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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 Windows Another big boss to compensate for all those toads.
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows It's quiet in here - too quiet.
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows Okay, NOW we're talking!
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows Oh no, more toads!

Alternate Titles

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

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Gaming Nexus Windows Dec 22, 2009 A 100
Video Game Generation Windows Dec 28, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingExcellence Windows Dec 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Dec 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jan 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 04, 2009 15 out of 20 75
videogamer.com Windows Nov 25, 2009 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jan 14, 2010 70 out of 100 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 25, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Dec 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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