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Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001)

Sam "Serious" Stone is up to save humanity from total extinction. He must journey through ancient Egypt and traverse vast open desert levels where massive pyramids dot the landscapes, concealing deadly crypts and perilous passages beneath.

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John J. Dick
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John J. Dick John J. Dick ... Serious Sam (voice)
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Storyline

Early in the 21st Century, mankind made an unbelievable discovery - one of enormous scientific and historical significance. Too bad it will lead to the Earth's destruction! Now there's only one hope and his name is Sam "Serious" Stone. Serious Sam has one chance to change the past and save humanity from total extinction. He must journey through ancient Egypt and traverse vast, open desert levels where massive pyramids dot the landscapes, concealing deadly crypts and perilous passages beneath.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Take2 Interactive See more »
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Was originally made as a demo for the Serious engine, but was released as an $19 game. See more »

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Serious Sam: Hey I'm over here you ugly headless freaks.
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Not a deep game, just pure fun
9 August 2006 | by SuperSanitySee all my reviews

This game is seriously one hell of a shooter. Yeah, it has a vague plot, yeah it's not complicated, but so what? People are getting to hooked up on games being serious.Nobody wants to just have reckless fun anymore. And that's where this game excels.

The graphics: For 2001, they're pretty damn good. Sure they're not the best, but it doesn't impair gameplay.

The plot: It basically doesn't matter.

The sound: This area is great. You'll hear the Kamikazi's way before you can see them. Sam's comments throughput the game are hilarious (a boulder rolls by and he whistles the Indiana Jones theme).

The Gameplay: Great. They'll throw 40 enemies at you, then 40 more, and so on. The weapons just plain kickass.

Overall, if you want a great and intriguing plot, stay away. But if you want old-school shooter action, pick this up.

Also, I noted that a reviewer mentioned that if you're in Egypt, your enemies should have spears and stuff. Do you not pay attention?


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