The original Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style 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 minions on his way to the Mental's base. [NOTE: Indie Royale's Serious Sam Lightning pack also includes The Second Encounter. Both versions are the original releases, rather than the HD remakes.]

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

The awesome guys over at Croteam, have a wonderful surprise for all you budding fans of Serious Sam or modding in general, With the source code out now, mods can really stretch their legs and push the limits of the game. So lets get serious for a moment and find out what Croteam had to say.

SeriousEngine2

Hey guys, today we have a surprise for you. We’re releasing the source code for Serious Engine v1.10! It’s the very same engine that we used for Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter.

This month we’ll be celebrating Serious Sam’s 15th anniversary and we’re all feeling very nostalgic. Croteam’s Vyacheslav Nikitenko, who worked on the source code and prepared Serious Engine v.1.10 for this release, had this to say:

“Historically, this version of Serious Engine is very important for Croteam and for me personally. I created several mods for Serious Sam back in the day, before even starting the work on the source code, and it was a great tool for learning.

And it’s even better today! Obviously, Serious Engine v1.10 won’t produce top-notch graphics, but the source code is very well commented, easy to modify, and there are lots of user generated mods out there. This version has everything you need to build your own game – or just experiment.

If you’re looking to get started, just download the files from GitHub and head over to SeriousZone, it has a great community and lots of tutorials.”

You can grab the files here:
Github.com


SeriousEngine3

SeriousEngine1

The Serious Sam Lightning Pack

The Serious Sam Lightning Pack

News 10 comments

Surprise attack! Indie Royale's first ever 'lightning pack' out NOW - 100 hours to grab 6 Serious Sam-themed indies!

Teleporting

Teleporting

Mapping/Technical Tutorial

how to teleport moving brushes and where it´s useful - for experienced users

Sunlight and Shadows

Sunlight and Shadows

Mapping/Technical Tutorial

So, you want to create the effect of sunlight in your level? Before we start, you should already be familiar with the serious editor, and how to place...

Secrets in Netricsa

Secrets in Netricsa

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 2 comments

Intro: This is a tutorial on how to make secrets appear in NETRICSA. This tutorial is made for people who have already made the secret but can’t get...

Add file RSS Files
Serious Sam TSE - STEAMIFY OFFICIAL PATCH - NO STEAM VERSION

Serious Sam TSE - STEAMIFY OFFICIAL PATCH - NO STEAM VERSION

Patch

Latest official patch for Serious Sam TSE cd version, includes fixes for compatibility under new OS and complete support for 16:9 resolutions. REQUIRED...

Serious Sam TFE - STEAMIFY OFFICIAL PATCH  - NO STEAM VERSION

Serious Sam TFE - STEAMIFY OFFICIAL PATCH - NO STEAM VERSION

Patch 3 comments

Latest official patch for Serious Sam cd version, includes fixes for compatibility under new OS and complete support for 16:9 resolutions. REQUIRED 1.05...

Teleporting sample

Teleporting sample

Mapping Tool

Sample file for the tutorial on teleporting brushes

Multibattles example file

Multibattles example file

Mapping Tool

This is the example file for the Multiple battles tutorial

Trigger Tutorial example file

Trigger Tutorial example file

Mapping Tool

Example file for the trigger tutorial on moddb. Mirrored here for archival purposes

Terrain Samples

Terrain Samples

Mapping Tool

This is the sample file for the terrain tutorial on moddb

Comments  (0 - 10 of 15)
Guest
Guest

serious mam

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
timstro59
timstro59

bought on Amazon.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
beatzoo
beatzoo

I love SSFE the original...... and Split Screen online COOL

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Geksis
Geksis

Just awesome games! I still own both first and second encounter CD's, Im glad I can escape the steam(y) ********. Good times!+

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

Why is this Steam only when the game was clearly developed and released before Steam even existed?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
AshHousewares
AshHousewares

I still have this on CD :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
cyberkiller40
cyberkiller40

Why the low quality screenshots? This game does look a hell lot better if you pump the graphics settings to the max (by poking around the options yourself, not choosing the predefined settings).

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Cousinmuscles
Cousinmuscles

i love this game so much. i played it on xbox with my cousin all the time. whenever the headless bomb guys came, he'd be like 'aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh'. good times

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
mateo14927
mateo14927

I want linux version.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+13 votes
ZoneLurker
ZoneLurker

Well, there is SOME depth to story. It's just cos I replayed through the games so much I actually started paying more attention to NETRICSA's feedback. I think either game is worth owning. Plot aside, First Encounter is good to start off with if you love Egyptian settings plus sometimes the enemy horde in Second Encounter is so large it can get frustrating for beginners. FE/SE both games for the win!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Profile
Icon
Serious Sam: The First Encounter
Platforms
Windows
Developer
Croteam
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Croteam.com
Release date
Game watch
Follow
Share
Purchase
Community Rating

Average

9.2

61 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (2 agree) 9/10

Great game, every enemy and weapon has its purpose, and it does a great job at easing you in to fighting hordes of enemies counting in the thousands. It's only in Luxor that it feels like a slog, but given that I've played through it about four times in two months, I'd say it's a great shooter for me! I just wish that I got to play it sooner.

Oct 7 2020 by Blue199

Style
Theme
Sci-Fi
Project
AAA
Boxart
Boxart
Series
Serious Sam: The First Encounter
Serious Sam: The First Encounter First Person Shooter
Serious Sam: The Second  Encounter
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter First Person Shooter
Serious Sam 2
Serious Sam 2 First Person Shooter
Serious Sam Double D
Serious Sam Double D Third Person Shooter
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Serious Sam 3: BFE First Person Shooter
Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter
Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter Third Person Shooter
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope First Person Shooter
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass First Person Shooter
Embed Buttons
Link to Serious Sam: The First Encounter by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Serious Sam: The First Encounter
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
68 members
Mods
1
Addons
8
Files
14
Articles
22
Reviews
12
You may also like
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Battlefront II First Person Shooter
Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Jedi Academy First Person Shooter
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope First Person Shooter
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat First Person Shooter
Serious Sam: The Second  Encounter
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter First Person Shooter
Unreal Tournament
Unreal Tournament First Person Shooter