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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the controls and action. The graphics and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the gameplay and story.

multi player, price, graphics, action, controls

usability, story, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

 

Sam is starting to show his age. The namesake Serious Sam is sort of a defeating statement. The game is far from serious, which is likely intentional by the developers...

Lots of enemy types ; Mindless fun ; Multi-player is a blast

Levels grow tedious fast ; Archaic design ; Poor sound effects ; Shelf life won't be long

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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Review

 

Serious Sam returns with another great HD remake of a gonzo shooter classic, this time on XBLA.

Great remaster of one of the best gonzo shooters ever made ; Intense, speedy battles ; Even zanier crew of monsters than in the first Serious Sam ; Sharp, colorful new HD backgrounds and monster models ; New multiplayer modes add to the mayhem

Some battles are so long and drawn out that they get a bit boring ; Remake of a seven-year-old game

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Let's get straight to business. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is an update of the brain-dislocatingly mental first person death-a-thon released by Croteam a few years ago, and it is also a bloody great game. But why, we hear you ask? Well, for a...

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Serious Sam HD: First Encounter Review

 

Serious Sam: The First Encounter originally released on PC back in 2001. For it's time it was a pretty good, if not repetitive, wave first person shooter in which the player traveled through different dungeons shooting at endless waves of monsters and...

Overall, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is a lot less of a remake and is pretty much just a port. The HD does little to make the game look better, though it does look a bit better than the original. However, the overall game is exactly the same,...

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is a remake of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, GameSpot's 2001 Game of the Year.? The graphics have improved, achievements were added, but that's really all that's changed in the platform transition

Serious Sam HD is a barebones remake of a nine-year-old game that needed to be tightened up to compete with the high-quality shooters available today.

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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 ; Still looks slightly dated despite HD

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

 

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 [Xbox Live Arcade]

 

This text refers to the PC version of this title.The year is 2104 and despite Earth's valiant resistance, alien invaders from another dimension push humanity back to Mother Earth from Alpha Centauri. Sam

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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

 

Serious Sam returns with another great HD remake of a gonzo shooter classic, this time on XBLA.

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

 

I don't think I've ever said aloud, "You know what Xbox Live Arcade needs? Another 90s First Person Shooter". I just felt like, with Doom and Duke Nukem 3D, we're kind of covered on that front. We have the majors, so why clutter the service with...

Good controls on this baby ; Wacky enemy designs are very unique

Old-school hard ; Confusing level structure ; Trip-wire spawning baddies ; No local co-op ; No co-op partner location indicator ; Which one is the door ; UI looks like it was stolen from Fallout 3

Here’s the bottom line: While it may have been novel to iterate on the classic FPS forms in 2001, I just don’t know where SS:HD fits in now. It’s too recent to be considered a true classic and it’s too old-school and hard for the new generation of...

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