CheatCC says, "Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter does get entertaining once you get over the initial shock of how antiquated the whole experience feels, but running around shooting stuff in the most primitive of senses isn't going to be enough to keep most first-person enthusiast engaged for very long. Then there's another possible deal breaker. Instead of a much-needed deathmatch mode, there's only four player co-op. We're still scratching our heads over that one. Unless you're a hardcore Serious Sam fan, we can't recommend this remake."