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Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers, Sam travels through the beautiful world of ancient Egypt and several diverse planets, confronting...
Release Date: Mar 1, 2001

Buy Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter

$5.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Serious Sam Complete Pack

Includes 11 items: Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam Double D XXL, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast DLC, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile, Serious Sam 3: BFE Bonus Pack

Reviews

“The best $20 computer game we've ever played.”
100/100 – Daily Radar

“An essential purchase for anyone who's ever enjoyed being on the right end of a shotgun.”
100/100 – Games Radar

“The most fun I have had in a straight shoot'em up FPS in a hell of a long time.”
97/100 – Gamer's Pulse

About the Game

Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style single player action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with black magic and psycho-powers, Sam travels through the beautiful world of ancient Egypt and several diverse planets, confronting countless Mental's minions on his way to the Mental's base.

Key Features

  • Frantic Arcade-Style Action - Fight your way through 15+ nightmarish warriors in Mental's army, including the charging Sirian Werebull, screaming Headless Kamikaze and other crazy monsters, and finally challenge the multi-story Ugh-Zan boss!
  • Various Environments and Secrets - Unleash mayhem in ancient Egypt. Discover over 80 secrets hidden in the fray!
  • Special Weapons and Power-Ups - Wreak havoc with a huge arsenal of weapons including Double Shotgun, Rocket Launcher, Minigun and Cannon!
  • Co-Op Multiplayer - Embrace the mayhem with up to 16 players!
  • Versus Multiplayer – Drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in incredible Deathmatch and Scorematch!
  • Split Screen – Huddle up with up to 4-player local split screen co-op and versus modes!
  • Level Editor – Create your own levels, MODs, textures and other content with the inclusion of the fully featured Serious Editor and Serious Modeller!

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 5), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system
    • Processor: AMD K6-3 400MHz, Pentium II or Celeron-A 300MHz
    • Memory: 64MB
    • Graphics: full OpenGL compliant 3D accelerator
    • Hard Drive: 600MB free hard disk space
    • Sound: 100% Windows compatible sound card
    Recommended
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 650MHz or Pentium III 650MHz range processor
    • Memory: 128MB
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce256 or TNT2 ultra, PowerVR Kyro, S3 Savage2000, 3Dfx Voodoo3, ATI Rage128 pro
    • Hard Drive: 700MB free hard disk space
    • Sound: Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
39 products in account
2 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
Definitely WAY ahead of its time, and still a great game to play if you feel like being on-edge and jumpy the entire time that you're playing :) The human-computer interaction is unique and like nothing I've ever seen before, the FPS action is intense, and the "scare factor" is there (You will soon dread the "clop clop clop" that announces the skeletons' approach). Very worth the money, especially for its current price!
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
1 review
8.6 hrs on record
Classic! One of the best games in this genre.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
60 products in account
3 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
I love it

IT better than Call of Duty

Tons of poweerful guns

100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
115 products in account
19 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
[RUS]Старый добрый серьезный сэм. Только что перепрошел игру... сразу ностальгирую. Когда впервые я запустил эту игру...даже не помню какой был год... Это не просто экшен это улетная игра- бомба!!! Может сейчас она и не ахти по сравнению с новыми играми, но вспомнить то улетное время, понастольгировать... эта игра самое то!! Я бы поставил ей 88/100. Как не странно но моё мнение почти совпало с 87/100 метакритика. Если вы не играли, то многое упустили.

[ENG]Good old serious Sam. Just this pereproshel game... immediately I am nostalgic. When I first launched this game...don't even remember what was the year... This is not just a shooter is super game is the bomb!!! May she now and not much cool with new games, but remember that cool time,... this game is the awesome!! My score 88/100. Strangely enough, but in my opinion coincided with 87/100 metacritic.com If you dont play this, do it! Sorry my english !no practice - forget!
Posted: November 10th, 2013
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
13 reviews
7.1 hrs on record
Best Game :)
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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Awards



  • Game of the Year 2001 - Gamespot
  • Best Value Priced Game 2001 - Gamespy
  • Best End Boss 2001 - Gamespy
  • Premier Awards 2001 (Best Enemy Headless Kamikaze) - Computer Gaming World
  • Action Vault Award 2001 (Outstanding Achievement in Technology) - IGN
  • Action Vault Award 2001 (Surprise of the Year) - IGN
  • Platinum 2001 Award - Gamers Pulse
  • Editors Choice Award - IGN
  • #1 PC Games of 2001 - EBgames
  • PC Action Cream of the Crop Award - GamePen
  • Best First Person Shooter 2001 - Christian Computer Gaming Review