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Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline single-play and 16-player co-operative arcade-action FPS and Gamespot's Game of the Year 2001!
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

Buy Serious Sam Classics: Revolution

$9.99

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

September 16

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 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
12 of 15 people (80%) 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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13 of 20 people (65%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Great classic silly game fun for all ages
Posted: June 24
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
I wonder what the ancients would think of this. XD
Posted: March 23
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86 of 118 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Posted: February 16
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Awards



Game of the Year 2001 - Gamespot
  • Game of the Month 2001 - PC Gamer UK (magazine, April 2001)
  • 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