Kotaku writes: "Developer Croteam has ported its 2001 first-person shooter Serious Sam: The First Encounter to Xbox Live Arcade with Serious Sam HD. The game is a time capsule. A really, really shiny one. Covered in bloody body parts.
Plot-wise, Serious Sam follows Sam as he travels back in time to save humankind from the evil Mental baddies. Sam slogs through ancient Egypt picking up objects, pushing stones, opening doors and shooting enemies-lots and lots of enemies with lots and lots of different weapons. There's exploding and carnage and lovely views of ancient Egypt."