January 11th 2010 4:43 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Serious Sam HD


Serious Sam HD will be available this Wednesday for 1200 points.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • kermit1986


  • hydroxyde

    Excellent multiplayer game, which makes me confused as to why they put in so many single player achievements. :(
    Bad Croteam, go stand in the corner.

  • billyjack77

    Looks awesome! Inever played this game when it first came out but always heard good things. so i’m looking forward to it!

  • wiirule111

    This is a good week.. Serious Sam, and MTG deal. :)

  • SoulAssassin808

    sweeeeeeeet, i hope they still have the same sound effects, i got addicted to the “extra life” sound

  • peachy001

    Hey man, what happened to Joyride? Also, any chance that you could patch LIPS so that I don’t have to keep swapping discs? Looking forward to Serious Sam

  • GamingTailor

    Most of the “Serious” achievements are going to be… challenging.

  • El Cid

    Yes – can’t wait! Instant buy for me.

  • Exu

    Good, but it was cheaper on PC this week. Why should we have to pay for the game being late?
    This is why I think interim price points need to come in, like 1000, 600 and 200.
    Regardless, looks to be cracking and I’ll be giving it a good once-over.

  • Sneeches

    i must say this looks pretty cool but will give the demo a try before deciding for sure or not.

  • Ai Kago

    I played this on the PC…it isnt all that good :(

  • marklar2k5

    woo-hoo – it’s about time!

  • MeS FEAR

    instant buy….1200 points well worth!! looking forward to this great arcade game

  • Gonzo345


  • ibelievein93x

    I want Perfect Dark and Plants VS Zombies!

  • DarkGin87

    when is Joy ride coming out or hospital hustle, or My avatar home :P


    Will there be a trial version?

  • Joergen8

    One word for my countrymen… Persepolis.

    Hehehheheheh.. heheh.. heh.. heee.

  • Himmathand

    I’m extremely disappointed by the lack of a split-screen mode in this release. :(

    My girlfriend and I used to love playing this together “back in the day” and if an option for split-screen co-op had been included it would have been an instant buy. Without it, I’ll be giving this one a miss.

  • XxLightkunxX

    So…when the hell is JoyRide coming out? There’s been little to NOTHING said about it yet was advertised EONS ago.

  • Shonk jr

    I tell you the feature i would like for facebook/twitter
    the ability to fully hide every advert for them and never see them again

    if people want it good for them
    but i dont and would like the ability to never see it again

    its like being punched in the face 20 times a day
    haveing them pushed at me all the time

  • xTye

    No XBLA game is worth 1200 unless it gets more achievements. Otherwise QUIT BEING GREEDY!

  • Shonk jr

    i agree it should be
    400 Points = 200
    800 Points = 300
    1200 Points = 400

    not that i buy 1200 point games though

    the 200 Points thing was for when the norm for games was 400 Billy Bucks

  • RuairiAU

    Too pricey and no split-screen = No Purchase.


    Real Cheap and no-split screen = definate purchase.

    Major could you arrange for the games to be cheaper 1200, is so stupid, so many people are prepared to pay at least 2000 points for an arcade game.

    Also could you talk to the power that be about the pricing of GOD games around the world, it seems that we are not paying enough for these games, amazing Australia had to be pay $119 for Mass Effect on this service, that price is SO cheap, especially when you can pick up a XBOX 360 console for $199, please can you rectify this so the next time a GOD game comes out it is at least $150.

    Oh and just to let you know that one US Dollar is about $1.22 Australian not $10 thank you very much

  • tbs0

    Cool, love this game in MP.

  • DualCoreSTEVE

    Not sure if it’s me but the link to the game details on Xbox.com doesn’t work Major ?

  • DualCoreSTEVE

    Ah, I think it’s just the link to the UK (or GB) version of the game. USA version is probably OK I’m guessing. Is it due for release in the UK ?


    Great game, but no split screen means I wont buy it. There are three people in the house that loved Serious Sam split screen on the old xbox version and the main reason I wanted to get it now was so we could play together again.

  • oAssassin Xo

    Yep, lack of splitscreen killed my plan to purchase it. Don’t developers know you need at least coop or splitscreen!

  • rastansaga

    i predict it won’t make number 1 on the XBLA weekly sales charts

  • Joergen8

    Wow, they finally got it to work on an ATI GPU! Didnt glitch or hang or anything ;)

    I like the ragdoll upgrades and the shadows.. otherwise pretty much the same. I’m surprised it isnt 60fps.. should be!

  • Sneeches

    @vegemite 98 – No split screen is a blessing, i hate games that have split screen coop, that’s so 10yrs ago, you want to play with a buddy now, do it on xbox live. Otherwise, go back to playing your SNES.

    Serious Sam was an instant purchase, downloaded it this morning and paid for it, now just gotta put the baby down for a nap so i can get some game time on. :)