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MATURE, Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence
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The year is 2104 and despite Earth's valiant resistance, alien invaders from another dimension push humanity back to Mother Earth from Alpha Centauri. Sam "Serious" Stone, Earth's greatest hero, is called upon as humanity's last hope and chance for survival. Serious Sam must travel back through time to retrieve an ancient Egyptian artifact that will tip the scales in favor of humanity once and for all.
Serious Sam: The First Encounter follows our hero through 13 levels of Egyptian tombs, temples and towns. Armed with ten weapons, he faces hordes of monsters composed of 19 types of creatures with the sole intent of stopping him. Five levels of difficulty ranging from beginner's Tourist Mode to the expert Serious Mode are available. The single-player version offers in-game quick saves for breaks from the continuous action.
Three styles of multiplayer action include Cooperative, Fragmatch and Scorematch. The first option teams players together to combine forces against the monsters and maps from the single-player game and the second, Fragmatch, is a traditional deathmatch format of kill-or-be-killed, normally associated with first person shooters. The third mode, Scorematch, awards points for picking up objects like weapons and health, killing other players and simply staying alive.
In addition to Internet and LAN options, multi-play includes a split-screen version with up to four players on a single keyboard. After fighting through the single-player missions, creative gamers can experiment with the map and skin tools provided by Croteam to make custom maps, monsters and weapons. ~ Christopher Allen, All Game Guide