Tech-Gaming writes: "During the Spring of 2001, I needed a game to show off the graphical capacity of my bleeding edge NVIDIA G-Force2 MX 400 video card. On a recommendation of a friendly and seemingly knowledgeable salesclerk, I picked up Serious Sam: The First Encounter. After a mad rush home and an install period wrought with eager anticipation, it was time to see the capacity of my new hardware. Once Serious Sam's opening screen was feverishly bypassed, I was transported to a realm with far-reaching draw distances, blistering framerates, and swarms of imaginative, incensed foes. For a few fleeting weeks, the title catapulted me into technological nirvana."