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: Overwhelmingly Positive (545 reviews) - 96% of the 545 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 1, 2001

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Packages that include this game

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

Buy Serious Sam Classics: Revolution



“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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Where it all started! Croteam have came a long way !
10/10 nostalgia run!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
One of the Best FPS Out there lot's of action and fun to play
Love the Classic
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
For a game that came out in 2001 the graphics are still stunning. the gameplay is well balanced however some of the weapons need a little to get used to so don't be like me and try to kill a Kamikaze with a Rocket Launcher. that was probably my worst mistake in gaming. however this game does a lot of things right for example if you find a new weapon you directly get confronted by some enemies to test it out, that is something i don't see in modern games. if you would find a new weapon in a modern game it would most likely only be used for that section of the game. this game is just here to remind some of us how awesome the games where in our childhood. but why did they have to invent the Kamikaze enemy just why?!?! bosses? no problem! ♥♥♥♥ load scorpion thingies? no problem! one or more kamikaze? RUN ♥♥♥♥♥ RUN!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
THIS must be the prince of all FPS games. Next-gen graphics back in '01, amazing level design, fun multiplayer, etc.

Play multiplayer on this, not on Revolution. For multiplayer, download this:
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