Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline single-play and 16-player co-operative arcade-action FPS and Gamespot's Game of the Year 2001!
User reviews: Very Positive (382 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2001

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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

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September 16

Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter - now a part of Serious Sam Classics: Revolution!

Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter is now a part of Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, along with Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter!

So, when you buy Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, you also get both Classic Encounters!

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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

Update Notes

Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter is now a part of Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, along with Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter! So, when you buy Serious Sam Classics: Revolution, you also get both Classic Encounters!

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

    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 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
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.

Full video Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6gBeSz6NJQ
Posted: July 5
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
So, I've seen many reviews of NEGAIVITY! HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE THIS GAME? The enemies MAY be repetetive the first three levels, then they get unique. The Harpys, evil chicken women who shoot blue fireballs at you from the air, then become stupid enough to land. The Werebulls, where you have to sidestep and shoot with massive firepower. The Arachnoids, who you can use to kill other enemies, because they have anger issues. The Lava Golems, who spawn tiny versions of themselves depending on size. The HILARITY OF THE HUMOR IN THE GAME AND SERIOUS SAM'S WISECRACKING ADDITUDE TOWARDS THE BEHEADED KHAMIKAZIES ("Over here! You stupid headless freaks!" - Serious Sam)

Gameplay repetettive? Only if you don't look for the secrets and the ways not to get hurt while fighting ten million enemies!

I think this game is a DEFINITE Must- Have!
Posted: May 7
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Awesome game you have to make money to buy this and second !!
Posted: August 22
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Absolutly fantasmalistic 10/10 would ♥♥♥♥
Posted: July 4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Man, do my wrists hurt! And no, you clever so-and-so's, haha, very funny...no, it's NOT because that long-awaited nude footage of Scarlett Johansson in that weird alien movie recently plastered itself all over internet-land. It's because I finally finished the last stage of Serious Sam: The First Encounter in a single sitting, and 4,467 enemies later I am F-U-C-K-E-D, both mentally and physically. Though the latter may, in all fairness, be mostly on account of the unfit, lazy turd which I admittedly am. But I do have a strange, well-earned sense of "achievement" just the same, 'cause this game ain't no walk in the park, let me tell ya...

Recommending this game to the super-serious, look-at-me-I'm-such-a-badass-cos-I-play-VIDEO-GAMES-all-day-long league of uber-gamers is a bit of a no-brainer: It's long, it's hard, and it's positively RELENTLESS with the wave after wave after wave after wave (I'll stop there) of enemies which the game constantly throws at you. Make no mistake, you'll kill a LOT of things in the course of this game. With a wide array of weapons, of course: The ultimate being the "cannon ball", my personal fave, which is a bit like ten-pin bowling, with the nasty monsters filling in for the pins. And there's a nice variety and eccentricity to said monsters, what's more: Headless kamikazes with bombs for hands, stampeding hordes of bull-like creatures which send you literally flying, wannabe Scorpion Kings with gattling guns...yup, it's a pretty crazy game. Though perhaps not 100% original when you factor in the existence of, oh, I don't know, the DUKE NUKEM franchise perhaps? But we know that Sam isn't actually Duke, because his t-shirt says so...so let's just put all the lawsuits down and play nice, whadya say, kids?

Yessir, this game is D-U-M-B, but undeniably fun. And only occasionally so insanely hard that you feel like throwing it in altogether...but I guess it can't be THAT hard, if yours truly could finish the ♥♥♥♥er ('cause I am, in troll-speak, decidedly "♥♥♥♥" at these games, there's no denying). Just don't expect the comparative intelligence of the Half Life games, for example, and you'll be fine. Visit Ancient Egypt. Kill stuff. LOTS of stuff. Now, isn't that the kind of moral message we want to be sending our kids? Who said video games couldn't be edumacational? They certainly show up the multitude of shortcomings in the formal education system...I can't recall ever being told about spaceships and laser guns and giant lava monsters in my Ancient History classes. I've a good mind to sue the system for stunting my intellectual growth...

Verdict: 8.5/10.
Posted: July 30
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
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 3, 2013
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