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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
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3.7
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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XboxFrance
Serious Sam HD vaut bel et bien son pesant d'or étant donné le fun qu'il procure encore aujourd'hui, bien que les mécaniques de gameplay soient vieilles comme le monde. Avec ses graphismes très améliorés et une jouabilité à la manette quasi sans failles, le défouloir qu'est Serious Sam après quelques années d'absence n'a rien perdu de sa superbe ! Le mode coopération jusqu'à quatre en ligne offre en plus une excellente rejouabilité au titre, ce qui augmentera d'une bien belle manière une durée de vie déjà suffisante à la base. A se procurer pour tous les fans de FPS à l'ancienne où la matière grise n'a de place qu'une fois étalée sur le sol.
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TeamXbox
Some people won’t get what’s so fun about Serious Sam, preferring the more advanced graphics and realistic action of more modern shooters. But you don’t have to be an old fart to enjoy this classic gaming throwback. Sometimes just shooting stuff without having to solve puzzles or tactically engage an enemy is what we want to do, and for that we will always have Serious Sam.
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GameSpot
You won't find much that's new in Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, but this is one of those pure arcade thrill rides that can feel as old as time and still be an absolute blast to play. It might not be the most essential shooter of 2010 for the 360, especially if you played the original game on the PC way back when, although you will certainly have a blast with it if you appreciate mile-a-minute shoot-'em-ups.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Serious Sam HD a un seul véritable défaut : il est vendu trop cher. A 800 points, son achat serait incontournable, la question ne se poserait même pas. A 1 200, l'addition a plus de mal à passer. C'est dommage, car le jeu est toujours aussi fun à pratiquer qu'en 2001, et la refonte graphique est réussie. Bref, à réserver aux inconditionnels en attendant une éventuelle promotion. Il n'empêche, Sam est de retour et ça fait bigrement plaisir !
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IGN
Serious Sam doesn't try to be anything more than a gory, adrenaline-fueled shooting gallery. For many, that is all that is required for a good time. It does get repetitive, though. There are definitely cheap thrills to be had here but don't expect the substance that modern first-person shooters like Half-Life and BioShock offer. If you just want to kill some stuff, Serious Sam will certainly do.
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Thunderbolt Games
In the end, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter doesn’t warrant its 1200MP price point. There aren’t enough new features to cater fans of the series and the gameplay just doesn’t hold up for newcomers. It can still be a lot of fun, with large scale battles against multiple foes being a highlight, but the old school game design is showing its age, if it was even relevant to begin with. There just isn’t enough variety in the locations, enemies and basic gameplay to really recommend it.
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Boomtown
That 1200MSP price tag is still a cause for concern, though. On one hand, there's no denying the base pleasure of shooting lots of things in the face with increasingly bigger guns, but on the other, didn't we already pay for that in 2001? A simple facelift doesn't disguise the fact that it's still the same old game, so unless you're a newcomer to the series, you might be better off keeping your money.
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Gamestyle
Do you want a no holds barred, no brainer and almost textbook definition of “old school” FPS to play? If so, go ahead and make the purchase. It really is a game you have to be in the mood for to play and enjoy. Just don’t go in with any expectations above shinier graphics.