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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
7.3 out of 10

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

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Overall 6
6.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

True achievements
18 July 2010
  • Conclusion: When you play on serious though the game will take you a long time! it is very tough on serious but if you manage to beat it on serious you unlock Mental which is CRAZY!!! If you have ever played Left 4 dead this is a lot like it but better in my opinion.
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Overall 5
5.5

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

AV Club
7 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Serious Sam games always felt like they were made in about 12 minutes by inebriated chimps: “Okay, put one big monster here, then put an even bigger monster over there. We’re done!” That lack of craft and trashy irreverence always gave the games whatever frisson they had.
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Overall 8
8.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

Square-Go
21 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Let’s get straight to business. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is an update of the brain-dislocatingly mental first person death-a-thon released by Croteam a few years ago, and it is also a bloody great game. But why, we hear you ask?
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Overall 8
8.0

Killzone 2

Square-Go
21 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Has the PS3 finally found that Holy Grail; a fantastic exclusive first person shooter? Coming in the wake of the sadly dissapointing Resistance 2, Killzone 2 is the third game in the Killzone series, with previous outings on the PS2 and PSP (the second shooter, hence the “2”).
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Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 4
4.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Review

Cheat Code Central
17 March 2010
Overall 9
9.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter review (X360)

HonestGamers
10 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Serious Sam: The First Encounter first strode onto the scene in 2001 and laughed in the face of the progressive thematic elements that its brethren were exploring at the time. While retro shooters such as Doom and Duke Nukem paved the way forward and other first-person shooters were busy tackling...
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Overall 4
4.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (Xbox360)

EL33TONLINE
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Can we be serious for just a minute? Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter (SS HD:TFE) is out and it needs some attention. I’ll be the first to admit that I giggled incredulously when I was told that I must review this latest release of an old classic, and I took to the task like any mean-faced guy...
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0

Review: Serious Sam HD – The First Encounter (Xbox 360)

Gametactics
26 January 2010
  • Conclusion: It could do with some gameplay refinements to make the enemies have more personality and to make it more fair but as a whole Serious Sam HD is a great revisit to a past classic. One of the best looking Xbox Live Arcade games to date. If you’re interested at all, this game is worth the bucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

Gamer Limit
19 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Serious Sam HD is a barebones remake of a nine-year-old game that needed to be tightened up to compete with the high-quality shooters available today.
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Overall 6
6.0

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Review

G4
15 January 2010
  • Summary: A high-definition remake of a nine-year-old computer title, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter makes its Xbox Live Arcade debut. With a return to the run-and-gun style that made Doom and Duke Nukem rule the first-person shooter scene in the early '90s, featuring relentlessly paced action and...
  • Pros: Frenetic action against swarms of aliens, Four-player co-op, Towering boss creatures
  • Cons: Repetitive design hasn't aged well, Limited weapon selection, No split-screen or deathmatch option
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