Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline single-play and 16-player co-operative arcade-action FPS and Gamespot's Game of the Year 2001!
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Very Positive (11 reviews) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (763 reviews) - 96% of the 763 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 21, 2001

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Buy Serious Sam Complete Pack

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

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“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 This 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

    • 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
    • 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
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I love kleer skeletons <3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
One of the best shooters ever!! Even after these years it still looks nice
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
213 of 246 people (87%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
I just bought my childhood back.
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85 of 94 people (90%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
Here's the deal;

There's a hole in your heart. You need that vitamin D. Vitamin Duke. Then you realise that vitamin Duke is really bad for you, that it is a disappointing mess that should have been canceled a long time ago.

Discover vitamin S. Vitamin Serious. Hordes of monsters. Dumb-funny one-liners. Bloody screaming kamikaze murderers. A handheld pirate-ship-♥♥♥ cannon. Listen. Vitamin S is good for you. Trust me, try this once and you're gonna AAAA-yourself.
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95 of 117 people (81%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
If you like fps games, this is the one for you.
If you like horde games, this is the one for you.
If you like shooting headless freaks with bomb-hands running at you screaming, this is the one for you.
If you like this description, get this game.
If you like this game, get the rest of them.
You'll love all of the Serious Sam games, I know you will.

Sam/10 would horde again.
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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
Fast-paced and shamelessly entertaining // Best for those seeking an FPS throwback to simpler times

+ Maps are large and allow for generous movement when in combat
+ Enemies attack in droves; spikes the difficulty, certainly, but also keeps the adrenaline flowing
+ Visuals may not have aged well, but they are moderately impressive when considering the year of release
+ The action is practically nonstop; there aren't any innovative mechanics by today's standards, but the consistent need for maneuvering and gunplay makes for a great, and a classic, mob shooter
+ The monster designs are surprisingly creative, if often campy and odd
+ There are secrets aplenty, often behind hidden walls
+ Applaudable level design
+ Weaponry benefits from a moderate variation and a deep satisfaction in their use

-With precious little breaking up the fast pace, the gameplay gradually becomes a bit too uniform; can give way to a sense of tedium if played for long hours at a time
- There appear to be no active players over the network, and no available servers running

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67 of 82 people (82%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Oh look, a +1 armor item
*Takes the item
Starts to hear low screams, at distance...
Screams intensifies, and then...
30 F*CKING kamikazes, with both hands full with bombs, come to you running at FULL SPEED
10/10 would get exploded again by 30 crazy men at TRAINING STAGE!!
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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Short version: 83%
Serious Sam can be considered the epitome of old-school FPS games: 100% pure action, non-linear levels filled with secrets, and hundreds upon hundreds of monsters to kill with a vast arsenal. Mindless first-person combat has rarely been this fun.

Long version:
When CroTeam, this small Croatian studio released Serious Sam: The First Encounter in 2001, probably even they didn’t think that their game will grow into one of the most successful indie FPS franchises. After all, on the surface, it looks like any other shooter from around 2000: half-linear levels where it is impossible to get lost yet have enough room to hide many secrets, all full of pickups to supply the player with health and ammo for the sizeable arsenal.

The trick is that this simplicity hides excellent game mechanics. The action rarely stops, but it doesn’t try to tire out the player by not giving enough breathing room. The difficulty levels offer a balanced challenge to FPS newbies and grizzled veterans alike. (Just to illustrate: on ‘Serious’ difficulty, you meet over six thousand enemies during the course of the game.)
The range of difficulties is only overshadowed by the available option in the engine itself. The Serious Engines were always famous of letting the player take control, but the first one really takes the top. Thanks to this awesome flexibility, the game ran on anything back then and looks surprisingly good even today, despite its old age.

I’d lie if I said CroTeam put too much effort in the story: you play as Sam Stone, who was sent back to the source of all evil, ancient Egypt, to stop an alien warlord from eradicating humanity in the far future. Still, the writing is quite memorable, thanks to the corny one-liners and the overall nonsensical nature of some of the encounters that help to alleviate the stress after some especially adrenaline-pumping scenario. So, in a sense, the “story” does its job, like the rest of the game.
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
The easiest setting for this game is harder than the hardest setting of most modern shooters. This is one of those games that will force you to either git gud, or die trying. One of the most hardcore shooters of the early 2000's. And it still looks pretty damn good visually.

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5.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
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1.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Best old game!
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9.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
The first adventure of Sam, it's time to get serious!
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
My father shown me this game when I was 5. I don't know if he is the most irresponsible parent ever, or the absolute best.

Either way I love this franchise, everyone into FPS games should play this atleast once. It's an absolute blast solo, or with friends.
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4.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
one of the best FPS games ever to be released on pc lots of fun and alot more fun with friends. if your gonna buy this game get serious sam classic revoloution it includes this one and the second encounter along with a new version of both games with the same graphics but increased resoloution and support for xbox 360 controllers and widescreen suppourt. if i where to rate this game on a scale fron 1 to 10 i woould give it a 25 out of 10 so if you like old school run and gun style gameplay i urge you to get this game.
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238.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
Serious Sam holds a special place in my heart that got me into PC-Gaming, alongside Half-Life 2.
I once owned the CD Disc version of the game around a decade ago that unfortunately met It's fate because some assbag decided to leave it inside a printer when it was being used which made it snap in-half and was ultimately thrown away without my consent.

Anyway, Serious Sam is a FPS Shoot-em-up game with a variety of weapons (Cannon being the most iconic IMO), a complete bad-♥♥♥ of a protagonist, ♥♥♥♥-tons of secrets (Barely found around 10 after playing the game around 50 times.) and that one screaming zombie man with bombs-for-hands that we all know and love. (♥♥♥♥ him though.)

What do you get for buying this masterpiece?
• A Hilarious yet bad ♥♥♥ Protagonist.
• Screaming bomb man.
• Great Soundtrack and environments.
• ♥♥♥♥tons of secrets.
• Replay-ability.
• Variety of difficulties (AKA EZPZ Mode or ♥♥♥♥-you Mode"
• Level design/Modding.
• Low-as-♥♥♥♥ requirements, Even a potato can run it.
• AAAA-yourself.

Why are you still reading this, just buy it already!

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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
mvm part 2
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