EXPLORE-EQUIP-ESCAPE! With its potent blend of twin-stick shooting, exploration and customization, HEXODIUS invites players to explore the vast complex, equip their drone with powerful items and upgrades, and ultimately escape the clutches of the deadly enemy droids in a blaze of laser fire!
User reviews: Mixed (15 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 21, 2013
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EXPLORE-EQUIP-ESCAPE!

With its potent blend of twin-stick shooting, exploration and customization, HEXODIUS invites players to explore the vast complex, equip their drone with powerful items and upgrades, and ultimately escape the clutches of the deadly enemy droids in a blaze of laser fire!

Key Features


Arcade Shooter Feeling
  • Intense tactical battles in 6 different arenas, under the Arcade mode
  • 3 mission types & boss battles under the story mode: survive, destroy and defend
  • 25 types of enemies to fight against, each one with its own special dangers
  • Climb to the top of the online leaderboards
The Hexodius Complex Exploration
  • 6 varied worlds to explore and make your way through
  • Various environments & gameplay mechanics for each of the 6 mazes
  • Each difficulty mode has a different ending
Drone customization
  • Over 40 customization items and upgrades to use and cleverly combine for battle advantages
  • Define the unlock order of your items prioritizing what you need most

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7 (Versions x86 or x64 bit).
    • Processor:Intel Core or Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz (Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 x2).
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 3600 or NVIDIA Geforce 8600, 256MB minimum.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible sound card.
    • Additional:Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® strongly recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7 (Versions x86 or x64 bit).
    • Processor:AMD/Intel 2.6 GHz Duo/Tri/Quad Core CPU recommended.
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any ATI/nVidia with at least 512 Mo or RAM, compatible DirectX 9.0c and supporting Shader Model 4.0. ATI Radeon HD 3800 or NVIDIA Geforce GTX260 recommended.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible sound card.
    • Additional:Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® strongly recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Hexodius is a traditional twin stick shooter. Usually games that reccomend the controller before you even start playing, really grind my gears. However, With this one after trying both settings. I'm glad I got that message for a change, because with keyboard and mouse it was next to impossible to play.

The game is great fun and highly addictive, but from what I can see, not very popular on steam. I don't know why this is as its a fantastic game. You have a story mode, and a traditional arcade mode (with leaderboards everyone. Yes. You can own your friends). The story mode follows a very basic story and has several objectified missions to get to a dimensional portal at the end of the zone. There is plenty to do. And you get rewarded for exploring all the map with bonus unlocks and bonus health items.

Your ship is also fully customisable with whatever powers you desire from the menu, different combinations will give you different pro's and cons of course, but work out whats good for you.

The soundtrack to this game in my opinion is rather good, but gets slightly repetitive when you've been in the same zone for a while.

All in all, Hexodius is a great and addictive twin stick shooter, and there is a lot on offer if you try to give it the time of day. I give hexodius a 8/10.
Posted: July 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Such a very underrated game and the Metacritic reviews are a joke. The 'God is a Geek' review for instance describes the game as "enjoyable" but then scores it a 40 out of 100, only for reasons by comparison to other games of it's genre. There are a lot of game reproductions on the market (the twin stix genre has to be one of the most reproduced) so its not really a fair reviewing Hexodius by comparison and not seeing it as it's own game. 'Hexodius', with it's own challanges, and characteristics that separate it from all the other twin sticks on the market. I need not remind the real gamers how many of them that are on the market but it's a lot and I'm a fan of everyone of them (well almost... *cough*Arcadia*cough* ,ehem.) and Hexodius is not an exception.

The game play is your basic twin stick arena shooter, you do get power ups which gives it a hint of action stratagy. The other part I didn't like about Hex was how stale the "Action" started out. Yes, it started off a little slow but the action eventually starts picking up becoming more challenging to the players skill level, and the arena's start getting a little more tricky to navigate, and enemies a little more stronger and powerful. In turn, you power up as well and there is no shortage to choose from, with 4 large sets that can be upgraded and customized.
Controls are highly programmable, in fact, makes this twin stick even easier to pick up and learn.

Yes, there are minor annoyances in this game... like the text popping up in the middle of the battle and pausing it, then throwing you back in... it kind of isn't kewl and you'll see that complaint on a lot of reviews. A minor design flaw. Really Dev's?! ...this is a robot based game... if you can't/won't hire voice actors, get a text to voice simulator!!!
Geez...

Graphics are okay (screenshots tell that story) but I'm not exactly sure why this will not run on my i5-HD3000 GPU laptop, as I have no problems running Assult Andriod Cactus... ?! (Currently running this on Phenom IIx4 810 w/ R9 280X - no probs)

Sounds are okay but also bring us back to the text issue. So I must note to devs: If you are going to progress a story, or write a book of instructions for the player, don't do it in the middle of the action, very few players will have the patience to read it regardless of the fact that it removes players from the game.

With more worlds beaten, more arcade modes are unlocked, so there is a decent amount replayability here but because this game cleverly infuses hazards in both the enemies and in the environment, it becomes tricky, with it comes frustration. It is sometimes best to experience Hex in smaller doses.

Overall I enjoy this game, I think the Metacritic score killed what should have been a more popular game, because 47 is a ugly number and in my opinion, it should have been in the high 60's or low 70's. Even so, over a year later, I still play and enjoy Hexodius.
Posted: August 17
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
While the concept is solid and the game inventive, Hexodius unfortunately lacks both the intensity and fun a good twin-stick shooter should provide.
Posted: April 14
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Hexodius combines a twin-stick shooter with customization and exploration elements in the form of ship equipment and a world map. Buy ship weapons or upgrades, or find them throughout the world, and equip them on your ship before a level. Weapons are unlocked through collecting energy crystals, a mechanic similar to Gradius (where Hexodius sort of gets its name).

Graphics are well done but nothing amazing, and a lack of diversity between level stages means the game starts to feel the same after time. The sound's well done but there aren't enough music tracks, which makes the stages in the same world feel even more same-y. Haven't tried playing with a mouse and keyboard but I imagine the fine precision of a mouse would make aiming easier. My biggest issue with the game is that it refuses to run at my native res, which means I need to run it in a window. The actual gameplay, however, is quite fun.

At $10 I'd only just recommend this, since it's a quite fun arcade game but the lack of polish really brings it down. At $5 however, it's a steal.
Posted: November 29, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
The game starts a little bit slow, but it gets more interesting after 15 mins.
I love the variety of enemies, the nice upgrades, and the map made of "board games like" tiles.
Posted: June 23, 2013
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