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While you were battling the evil forces of D'Sparil, the other Serpent Riders were busy sowing the seeds of destruction in other dimensions. One such dimension is the decaying world where Hexen takes place. A world littered with the mangled corpses of nonbelievers and inhabited by the undead followers that executed them.
Release Date: Oct 1, 1995

Buy HeXen

$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Heretic + Hexen Collection

Includes 4 items: HeXen: Beyond Heretic, HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, HeXen II

About the Game

While you were battling the evil forces of D'Sparil, the other Serpent Riders were busy sowing the seeds of destruction in other dimensions. One such dimension is the decaying world where Hexen takes place. A world littered with the mangled corpses of nonbelievers and inhabited by the undead followers that executed them. Only three humans &endash; a warrior, a mage and a cleric &endash; have escaped the leaders' vicious spell. Now these brave souls have sworn to crush the evil regime that threatens to destroy the world forever. Separated upon entering the mystical portal, the three are forced to attempt on their own what they had hoped to do together: find Korax's stronghold, destroy him and restore order in the physical world.

  • Become one of 3 heroes. Wield superhuman powers and lethal weapons.
  • Walk. Run. Fly. Look all around. Inflict serious pain.
  • Pillage your way through earthquakes, crumbling bridges and fog.
  • Track down powerful artifacts and cast wicked spells.
  • Four sick individuals can wreak havoc via network, two by modem.

System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system

Helpful customer reviews
34 of 34 people (100%) found this review helpful
258 products in account
5 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
This is a good game that happens to use an outdated executable. The most desirable way to play this game is to delete dosbox.exe, download a source port such as gzdoom, and then rename gzdoom.exe(or whatever the executable is named as) to dosbox.exe. And then you should be able to play the game flawlessly while still being tied with Steam(logging hours and showing that you're playing the game).
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
6 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Greetings mortal. Are you ready to die?

This is one of best games ever created when you can play it in a full co-op mode. I remember co-op each life is taken seriously since everything is lost on death so each person must survive long enough to use certain objects when you find out where they go.

A similar co-op mode would make it one of the best games on steam too!
Posted: February 26th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
215 products in account
2 reviews
7.8 hrs on record
This game is a classic and an amazing game at that. It's doom with medieval themes, melee combat, and magic. The levels can be a little confusing sometimes but that is just a minor setback. The level design is really good and the level system goes by hubs which can have many portals, that take you to different areas of the map. All and all i would say it is worth the money.
Posted: March 29th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
194 products in account
1 review
1.8 hrs on record
HeXen: Beyond Heretic, or as I prefer to call it, "WHERE THE F**K AM I GOING" is a game that is quite a long way ahead of it's time. I suspect this is the first game to allow you to freely come and go between levels (once you unlock them, of course), much like you can in games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (although slightly unlike Castlevania, it has a hub world). The gameplay is, well, imagine doom with more melee weapons, and magic instead of guns. It's kick-♥♥♥♥. It's fast-paced, difficult, murderous fun, however it is not entirely without its flaws.

I very strongly reccomend you download a mod called Zandronum, along with downloading novert, as these give proper mouse-look (well, you can't look up and down, but the game is designed with that in mind, so it's not an issue), along with letting you customise controls and increasing the resolution of the textures, unless you're nostalgic for graphics that, in all honesty, have aged poorly. Also, the level designers seemed to have a raging hard-on for levels with poor lighting.

However, in spite of all that, plus it's insanely easy to get lost, I have to reccomend this game. The gameplay is, as you can tell from the screenshots, DOOM in a fantasy setting. You run around at mach 5 hitting ♥♥♥♥ with a lightning axe or shooting fire from your hands. Buy it, or buy the Hexen + Heretic bundle. If you like video games, fun and retro ♥♥♥♥-kicking action, you won't regret it.
Posted: May 19th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
285 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
HeXen is a game that while largely dated, offers a superb blend of puzzle solving and exploration not offered by many other FPS games. The real time item usage is a gimmick that is very rarely used in FPS games, and the three classes are well balanced for PvE situations, can't say the same for PvP, but multiplayer fighting in HeXen is inferior to proper multiplayer shooters anyways.

9/10
Posted: July 17th, 2014
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