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  • Summary: Sam "Serious" Stone, Earth?s stud warrior, is sent back to Egypt, 3000 B.C., to fight hordes of alien monsters in this acclaimed "Doom"-sytle, back-to-basics, first-person shooter out of Croatia which is listed, amazingly, at the bargain basement price of 20 bucks!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Daily Radar
    100
    The best $20 computer game we've ever played.
  2. The most fun I have had in a straight shoot'em up FPS in a hell of a long time.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    Brainless running and gunning is an underappreciated way to waste a couple of hours with a great-looking game. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  4. Da Gameboyz
    86
    If you like mindlessly shooting things (like me), buy this game! Well worth the bang!
  5. Plays a lot like "Doom," but with more enemies. Way more. Like, the most EVER. And they just keep coming and coming, like roaches to a donut.
  6. Just firing this beast up, and blasting some bad guys without a care in the world feels very refreshing.
  7. I had pretty high hopes for the title, and ultimately, I was let down more than a kid who got socks and underwear for Christmas. If you're in the market for an FPS game, go pick up "Painkiller." Same type of gameplay, much less headaches. [June 2004]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 63
  2. Negative: 5 out of 63
  1. May 9, 2022
    10
    best old school shooter i dont know what to say more they want me to write more
  2. Feb 5, 2021
    10
    Отличная игра. В этой игре очень классный геймплей, Это вам не глупый шутер как far cry или call of duty, а это смертельный танец с врагами.Отличная игра. В этой игре очень классный геймплей, Это вам не глупый шутер как far cry или call of duty, а это смертельный танец с врагами.
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    This is a great game made by Croatian Game industry: Croteam, It is fast, funny, totally crazy, I love it. I bloody love it..... hell it isThis is a great game made by Croatian Game industry: Croteam, It is fast, funny, totally crazy, I love it. I bloody love it..... hell it is one of the best games of 21st (so far) Expand
  4. Feb 2, 2021
    9
    Um dos jogos mais dificies que ja joguei.
    Um dos melhores shooters.
    Classico.
  5. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    It never claims to be more than the straight-forward shooter, and it manages that admirably. It fares much better than Duke Nukem, but itIt never claims to be more than the straight-forward shooter, and it manages that admirably. It fares much better than Duke Nukem, but it ain't as memorable as Quake 1. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2018
    8
    Game: Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter
    Genre: Shooter (First Person and Third Person)
    Developer: Croteam Publisher: Devolver
    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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  7. JamesS.
    Apr 15, 2006
    1
    this is a poor game gameplay gets boring quick and not much fun i payed £3.99 for it and i still feel like i was robbed stay away seriously.

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