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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (PC)

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (PC)
alaScore 84

42 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the action and graphics are generally positive. There are some mixed reviews about the gameplay. Some have doubts about the single player gameplay.

graphics, action

single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Serious Sam was all about fighting against what seemed endless hordes of enemies. Once you're done with the first wave, you catch your breath, find power ups and do it all over again. Even way back in 2001, this style of game play in a first person...

Seriously though, I have to rate this game on two fronts. One it's nothing more than a direct remake with improved visuals over the SD version released almost 10 years ago. Secondly, there's those of you that never got to play it the first time around....

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter PC Review

 

When Serious Sam first debuted on the PC in 2001 many gamers were quite enthralled with the title. Let's ignore the fact that it featured a really high draw distance for the time making it easy to see enemies coming instead of them just popping up....

Huge battles against lots of foes; blistering difficulty; updated graphics make revisiting an old favorite easy

Graphics won't appease gaming snobs; explosive enemies are annoying as ever; game can be really hard

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Look out, evil: Sam is launching an all-out offensive

All spruced up in the looks department ; Still full of dumb fun ; Creative enemies

No modern gameplay advances ; Extremely mindless ; No save points whatsoever

Everything we loved about the original game is here, and the nice price is almost reflected in the decent length. We do regret that there's nothing new. Sure, there are longer cutscenes, the levels are slightly rearranged, and the graphics are lovely,...

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Loads of bugs make this remake of the first Serious Sam a serious disappointment.

Livens up the original game with more modern visuals ; Insane action with thousands of enemies constantly assaulting you ; Outstanding enemy menagerie of unique freaks ; Fantastic co-op option that lets up to 16 players battle together

Buggy to the point of being unplayable on some systems even after the first patch ; Not enough enhancements over the original game, making it seem kind of unnecessary ; Uses the same audio effects samples as the original game and its sequel

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Review

 

About as subtle as a Gwar concert, and almost as entertaining.

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Screw Duke Nukem. Sam "Serious" Stone is the real king of first-person-shooter meatheads and if anybody deserved to make a triumphant comeback, it was him. Sure, Sam may not be quite as high prof...

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

You'll be hard-pressed to find a purer, more panic-inducing FPS experience than Serious Sam.

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (PC) review

 

Sam is back! He might not be any more serious, but he's definitely shinier…

It's great to have Sam back, but it hasn't whet our appetite for Serious Sam 3.

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

What's Serious Sam like in HD? Well, it's like Serious Sam. It plays exactly, and unapologetically, like the 2001 original. Croatian developers Croteam are confident that this, along with the engine's new jinglier bells and noisier whistles, is enough...

The best they can offer, it seems, is an obligatory set of achievements. They're not even very good

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Loads of bugs make this remake of the first Serious Sam a serious disappointment.

Livens up the original game with more modern visuals ; Insane action with thousands of enemies constantly assaulting you ; Outstanding enemy menagerie of unique freaks ; Fantastic co-op option that lets up to 16 players battle together

Buggy to the point of being unplayable on some systems even after the first patch ; Not enough enhancements over the original game, making it seem kind of unnecessary ; Uses the same audio effects samples as the original game and its sequel

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