Where HeXen Ends, the True Nightmare Begins. Deathkings of the Dark Citadel is the only official expansion of the original HeXen game. This add-on pack features 20 new single player levels from the original HeXen team as well as a host of new multiplayer options.
User reviews: Mixed (18 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1996
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Buy Heretic + Hexen Collection

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

 

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Where HeXen Ends, the True Nightmare Begins. Deathkings of the Dark Citadel is the only official expansion of the original HeXen game. This add-on pack features 20 new single player levels from the original HeXen team as well as a host of new multiplayer options.

Deathkings of the Dark Citadel was the first true game expansion that Raven Software ever produced. In addition to providing three new hubs for the original HeXen, the Deathkings expansion was the first multiplayer game that allowed eight players to connect to a LAN simultaneously.

System Requirements

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

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
It's more Hexen, what else do you want?
Posted: August 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Completed: 8/25/14 in 13 hrs on Cardinal (Hard) Diffculty.

I decided to up the difficulty for the playthough of this expansion and let me tell you it was much more difficult then expected. The worst enemies are those damn Swamp Stalkers. They hide in the water and in doing so they are untargetable and likely to ambush you. One map also had 4 Death Wyverns in it and the first game had it was a boss. They really tried to up the difficulty this time around.

Deathkings as well as the original Hexen included an inventory system and character selection. They should have added some new mobs or a new playable character in the expansion as they did with Hexen II but I forgive you guys. :)

Deathkings is a fun game if you don't mind the retro PC graphics and gameplay. It tells you how far we have come in the genre, why some newer titles have failed. Because you don't need high resolution textures for a game it just needs to be fun and Deathkings does that. Incredibly difficult.

I fear the art of Hexen will never again be replicated. The 90s are over.
Posted: August 25
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0.7 hrs on record
AWESOME!
Posted: August 14
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Good old Hexen and its Add Ons. Me and my friends played this for hours and hours killing each other, playing COOP ect. I think the atmosphere survived the ages, but for some reason the gameplay/graphics feel so poor I cannot bring myself to go back and play it again... yet Duke Nukem and DOOM I can easily play again.

This game was not made for those faint at heart. It was difficult, dark, and strange. You can get stuck on some level for hours that would normally only take 10 minutes because they would hide buttons, hidden triggers, or just the requirement of killing a monster hidden behind a glass window you can only shoot from a distance.

The three chars to choose from are very very different and add a interesting element to the game that old school games really didn't have. I would only get it for Nastagia, for those that never played it... you will not like this game.
Posted: December 20, 2011
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Hexen: DotDC expands on what The original Hexen has given us. More Levels and More puzzles. Good back story too.
Posted: July 13, 2011
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
You liked Hexen, you say? Here, have more of it!
Posted: May 6, 2013
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
A Great Expansion of the HeXen License.

8/10
Posted: November 28, 2010
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
DEATHEN: DEATHDEATHS OF THE DEATH CITIDEATH
Posted: February 28, 2012
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10 of 30 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
It's not that bad
Posted: March 15
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
Dark Citadel kind of reminds me of The Dark Carnival and I'm all about some wicked mother♥♥♥♥ing clown love
Posted: August 8, 2011
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3 of 53 people (6%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
does not work
Posted: March 1
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2 of 63 people (3%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
STOP
Posted: March 7
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Who could forget the unforgettable tale of Deathkings of the Dark Citadel? No one because it's unforgettable.
Posted: December 16, 2010
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