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In a twisted medieval dimension, undead creatures and bestial horrors have done the unthinkable--callously slaughtering your entire race. Your friends. Your family. Eliminated. But the nightmare has just begun.
Release Date: Aug 3, 2007

Buy Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders

$4.99

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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

About the Game

In a twisted medieval dimension, undead creatures and bestial horrors have done the unthinkable--callously slaughtering your entire race. Your friends. Your family. Eliminated. But the nightmare has just begun. Wielding ungodly weapons such as the Firemace and Hellstaff and casting spells from the Tomes of Power, you must seek your vengeance. Or die trying.

  • Supports up to four players via network, two by modem. Adventure through the game with a friend or crack their skull in a bloody deathmatch.
  • Walk. Run. Fly. Look all around you, even up and down.
  • Choose from among 7 weapons (from the simple staff to the awesome Phoenix Rod).
  • Use arcane artifacts to unleash unearthly power on unsuspecting foes.

System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista-compatible computer system

Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
638 products in account
44 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
Still the original FPS formula is better than any orher later game
Have fun with this ,as you will have
Excellent classic
Posted: August 26
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
68 products in account
4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
I like old shooters a lot. Enjoyed hours of Doom and Shadow Warrior, and found this game some days ago.
Well, needless to say, I bought the whole collection haha

So, at first, I thought I made a mistake, Heretic seemed to have only 5 stages. No no, those were 5 chapters, each of them with lots of stages. The game is indeed good, lots of secrets and has this dark ambient, creepy monsters, and awesome weapons.

My only complaint is that it wasn't configured to run on newer systems, so you should probably end up downloading ZDOOM to better customize the controls.

Anyways, incredible game, totally worth playing if you enjoy old games
Posted: May 9
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
5 reviews
28.6 hrs on record
This game is not for people who have only played DOOM-cubed. This game is for people who played ClassicDOOM on DOS. Released during the same era of gaming, rather than being stranded on Mars with only a space-pistol, you're a Heretic, cast out by your fellow man for daring to see the enemy for what they truly are. After D'Sparil's armies wipe out your town, you creep back in with only a Wand, helltbent on revenge. Like ClassicDOOM, this game originally came packed with three episodes, complete with frightening enemies, awesome weaponry, and amazing powerups. Unlike ClassicDOOM, you also had the ability to look up and down and even fly. Shadow of the Serpent Riders added two additional episodes, but as far as I can recall, no new enemies, weapons, or powerups; just new levels.

The game itself is froxen in time; the graphics have not been updated and I doubt anyone will attempt to do so. As such, it is somewhat difficult to see in the distance on the better-developed machines of today. However, this is my only gripe, and there's nothing that can really be done about it. I bought this pack for one reason and one reason only: to return to my childhood. Nostalgia. To remind myself why I got into gaming in the first place. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

People looking for "new and exiciting machanics" will be sorely disappointed. But if you remember the 90s, and ClassicDOOM, and Wolfenstein 3D, you need this in your collection.
Posted: June 22
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
396 products in account
8 reviews
20.1 hrs on record
Great game First Fps i ever played as a young kid and its still great. If u liked DOOM DOOM 2 and Plutonia Experiment(3rd DOOM) youll love this. same gameplay as doom games but heres the FPS Revolution that this game introduced first game u can look up and down save items in an inventory for later use and FLY! The game made steps toward the advancement of FPS games and one other big difference betwen this and DOOM: U CAN EXPLORE ALL AREAS AND KILL ALL MONSTERS WITH LIMITED THREAT OF RUNNING OUT OF AMMO!!!!! (even when played on the hardest difficulty.) in DOOM if u kill every monster on every level and find evey item ur out of ammo by level 15 i like not having to run away when demons deserve to die!
Posted: March 10
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
464 products in account
300 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Wow
Posted: March 7
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
369 products in account
7 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
One of my favourite old-school fps! I played it so much when I was 8-9 years old xD If you wanna enjoy this game, find doomsdayhq software that will enchance the graphic and controls and you will be able to easily play co-op! + This game is the origin of Heretic 2, which is another old-school game that I love ^^
Posted: August 3, 2013
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