In una contorta dimensione medievale, creature non morte e orribili bestie hanno fatto l'impensabile: massacrato cinicamente la tua razza. I tuoi amici. La tua famiglia. Tutti morti. Ma l'incubo è appena cominciato. Dovrai vendicarti impugnando armi empie come il Firemace e la Hellstaff e lanciando magie tratte dal Tomo del Potere.
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Informazioni sul gioco

In una contorta dimensione medievale, creature non morte e orribili bestie hanno fatto l'impensabile: massacrato cinicamente la tua razza. I tuoi amici. La tua famiglia. Tutti morti. Ma l'incubo è appena cominciato. Dovrai vendicarti impugnando armi empie come il Firemace e la Hellstaff e lanciando magie tratte dal Tomo del Potere. Oppure, morire provandoci.

  • Supporta fino a quattro giocatori in rete o solo due via modem. Avventurati nel gioco con un amico o spaccagli il cranio in un truculento deathmatch.
  • Cammina. Corri. Vola. Guardati attorno, anche in alto o in basso.
  • Scegli tra 7 armi differenti (da un semplice bastone al fantastico Phoenix Rod).
  • Utilizza artefatti arcani per scatenare poteri soprannaturali su avversari ignari.

Requisiti di sistema

    Requisiti Minimi: Un computer compatibile con Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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Cthulhu
( 5.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Heretic was released in a time when Doom clones were thick on the ground and PC gaming was a bleak wasteland reserved for the few bold souls that dared to brave it... and what a time that was! I might wax nostalgic, but I miss the endless days of my tender youth spent in front of a CRT monitor, trying to harness the power of DOS shell commands while racking my brains to configure IRQs, DMAs and tame those elusive 640k of conventional memory just so I could play something.

PCs aren't that clunky anymore (for the most part!) and a lot has changed in the gaming industry in the past 20 years or so, but I still find Heretic a much more engaging foray into first-person-shooting than Doom. Don't get me wrong, Doom was, has been and will always be a genre-defining game that paved the way for the many CoDs and BFs of today, but Heretic has always been better at immersing players in a much more fantastical world and journey with its D&D-esque aesthetics and references, while pitting you against otherwordly creatures such as manticores, armored skeletons and warlocks, to name a few. Creatures that can easily be disposed of with your arsenal of fantasy-inspired weaponry that range from extremely powerful sceptres and crossbows to spells that can multiply your power manifold or turn the most-frigthening enemy into a puny chicken that can swiftly be ripped to shreds.

Heretic is definitely worth buying not only for its place in history, but also for its extremely enjoyable mechanics and overall tone. Those belonging to a younger generation with a penchant for retro-gaming should overlook its flaws and appreciate it for what it represents in the pantheon of 1990s PC gaming.
bubblebuddy
( 2.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 giugno
so much greatness from the past i love it!
1337Walrus
( 0.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 giugno
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is essentially a medieval DOOM, to put it bluntly. Like most shooters of it's time, there is next to zero story, and what little there is is documented in the manuals.

Like DOOM, the goal is to get to the end of the level, killing anything in your path, and collecting the three keys to ultimately open a path to the final switch. Heretic, however, finds several ways to mix this up, with new monster kinds, types, and some new, creative weaponry, as well as an inventory system.

Heretic is also notably longer than DOOM; this version has five episodes, with, also like DOOM, 9 levels apiece, including a secret level.

Heretic's inventory system is, however, probably the most notable new feature. For instance, Medikits are no longer instantly used. Medikits, now known as Quartz Flasks, are picked up and carried by your character until you decide to use it manually. You cannot do the same for Stimpacks, which are now known as Crystal Flasks, however.

Other notable items include the Tome of Power, which alters each weapon's fire to make it generally more powerful, Rings of Invincibilties, essentially a portable Invulnsphere, and Morph Ovums, which turn the struck enemy into easy to kill chickens.

There are also new enemy types, such as "ghosts" which cannot be struck by anything other than magic attacks, like your wand, or the central bolt from your crossbow, etc...

All in all, Heretic is a nice DOOM-like experience, that I would recommend to anyone who considers themselves a fan of the original series.

(Note: I probably don't have much time played, because I'm using a source port.)
MCZ Muskra
( 19.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 giugno
Fantasic game !
ProtestTheHero_13
( 3.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 giugno
Awesome classic game, still one of my all time favourites
dataplet01
( 19.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 giugno
It's a fantastic fps, similar to doom. Great as a fast paced action game.

My only complaint is that some of the secrets could have more variety. It was a bit annoying to find that some of the secrets only opened up after entering the exit room ( and this seemed to happen a bit too much for my taste).
ArmorAngel159
( 0.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 maggio
Un gioco che tutt'ora da un'esperienza di gioco frenetica e varia in livello
in livello.
Giocarlo e comunque una buona esperianza sia per veterani che per principianti
di videogiochi. Un Musthave di Steam.
-Sign_of_Evil-
( 4.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 maggio
Excellent game. Just buy it.
the homo violin
( 11.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 maggio
im the best
commandopaul2013
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 maggio
!!Important note!! To have the best experience with heretic, I would highly recommend you download a launcher called zdoom, which is free. By playing the game through gzdoom, you are able to customize the controls. I played this game on a windows 10 laptop and the game worked perfectly fine for me. There is a link below to zdoom.


What I liked about the game
• I thought the monsters in the game were pretty cool, especially the Golem.
• Throughout the game there are many secrets to be found.
• There were some very good levels, especially in the first chapter.
• Some cool weapons.
• I like the idea of having an inventory, so you can use stuff that you collect later on
• In the first three chapters, at the end of each level, I like how it showed you a map telling you where you have been and where you are going to next.
• Cool death animations.
What I disliked or was disappointed with
• I thought the music was quite repetitive, I know they reused some of the songs in doom, but they got reused a lot more in Heretic.
• Killing enemies in heretic wasn’t very satisfying. I didn’t feel like a badass like I did in Doom.
• The last two chapters aren’t really anything special, I like to think the story ended on the third chapter. The final bosses in chapter 4 and 5 aren’t very interesting.
• Chapters 4 and 5 were quite hard, it was a shock because the first three chapters were very easy.
• Secrets were too easy to find.

My conclusion

If you liked Doom, Quake or Hexen. I would recommend this game to you. It is a good game with some good levels and weapons. Plenty of secrets to be found as well. You get a lot for £2.99, well worth the money.

70/100

Zdoom
http://zdoom.org/Download
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Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Heretic was released in a time when Doom clones were thick on the ground and PC gaming was a bleak wasteland reserved for the few bold souls that dared to brave it... and what a time that was! I might wax nostalgic, but I miss the endless days of my tender youth spent in front of a CRT monitor, trying to harness the power of DOS shell commands while racking my brains to configure IRQs, DMAs and tame those elusive 640k of conventional memory just so I could play something.

PCs aren't that clunky anymore (for the most part!) and a lot has changed in the gaming industry in the past 20 years or so, but I still find Heretic a much more engaging foray into first-person-shooting than Doom. Don't get me wrong, Doom was, has been and will always be a genre-defining game that paved the way for the many CoDs and BFs of today, but Heretic has always been better at immersing players in a much more fantastical world and journey with its D&D-esque aesthetics and references, while pitting you against otherwordly creatures such as manticores, armored skeletons and warlocks, to name a few. Creatures that can easily be disposed of with your arsenal of fantasy-inspired weaponry that range from extremely powerful sceptres and crossbows to spells that can multiply your power manifold or turn the most-frigthening enemy into a puny chicken that can swiftly be ripped to shreds.

Heretic is definitely worth buying not only for its place in history, but also for its extremely enjoyable mechanics and overall tone. Those belonging to a younger generation with a penchant for retro-gaming should overlook its flaws and appreciate it for what it represents in the pantheon of 1990s PC gaming.
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0.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 marzo 2014
very old game, not recommended
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Pubblicata: 6 giugno 2015
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is a fantasy First Person Shooter by Raven Software that came out in 1994 and uses Doom engine. Yes, it's Doom-like shooter set in fantasy. Awesome mix. Plus inventory.
Shadow of the Serpent Riders is a special patched release of a game that brings it to 1.3 version, thus adding two more additional episodes. No new game content like weapon or monsters or textures, just new levels. Think of Ultimate Doom.

Now, let's tip apart the way that game was handled on Steam. Well. At least they brought the most full version of the game here. And it uses DosBox, which is usually a good thing until you find out how badly id Software configures them for Steam.
The game will lag at full screen, so you want to go to game directory and edit heretic's conf file to make it use "opengl" for "output" setting.
Game's option like music device and controls is once again isn't easily accessed. On good side, they didn't remove Setup.exe this time around, unlike Doom games on Steam. So you have to open game directory, drag setup.exe onto dosbox.exe and then configure it as you want.

Storyline of a game is quite simple. Well, it has a lot of written in manual, but main idea and amount of plot in game is minimal.
Your hero is elven hero, who's name is Corvus. Elven race, guardians of the Pathoris world and keepers of Tome of Powers, were proclaimed as heretics, when Dragon Riders came to conquer this world. With two Dragon Riders leaving for the other worlds, the remaining Dragon Rider, D'Sparil, unleashes horde of monsters through portal after Elves manage to wipe out all of the human armies of the world. Most of the elves were killed, monsters took Tome of Powers for themselves and you are one of the lone survivors. Your journey will begin at the City of the Damned.
Somebody will get murdered in the end.
The additional episodes 4 and 5 have excuse plot of "portal didn't lead you to home, so enjoy the world destroyed by Dragon Riders and the home of D'Sparil".

Presentation-wise the game is quite awesome looking and sounding for it's time. Yes, Doom engine. But art-style-wise, Heretic presents the world that is dark fantasy yet very colorful, with great contrast. Setting is awesome, you get to wield a magical crossbow that is equalient to shotgun. While Episode 2 is a least interesting looking one, taking place in brown caves with lava, until it gets less dull with inclusion of ice in later level, Episode 3 brings an original setting of a underwater shrine and buildings. Even water in this game has that artsy look to it.
Music is great too. With medivel feel, it's not afraid to use modern instruments. Well, instruments of MIDI and Soundblaster. Most of them are melodic and catchy. Cathedral track will send chill down your spine for sure.

Gameplay itself is, surprise, Doom-like. You search and explore mazes at the running speed, finding keys and opening lcoked doors, pressing switches and discovering secret areas, shooting down monsters or rather rushing past them.
You will shoot down red flying gargolues, mummies, armor knights that throw axes at you, and dark wizards of D'Sparil, who will turn your blood cold with their backward speach that sounds like silly phrases. You will also deal with respawning "explosive barrel"-like things, will push yourself against streams of water and wind and will encounter bosses. Which are your standard FPS bosses. Being tough enemies that you will start encountering more often in later episodes. So not too amazing.

Though, unlike most FPS, it does do something good: There are no enemies who use hitscan against you. What it means is that any damage in the game can be avoided, giving it more arcade-like quality. If forget that it still makes you run over damaging acid like Doom does.

There are seven weapons of magical nature. Shotgun-like crossbow, Rocket Launcher-like Pheonix Rod, Plasma-gun-like Hellstaff. With most of them shooting projectiles, they feel slightly too similiar to each other in use. But thankfully, game introduces Tome of Power.
Tome of Power is a item power-up that you will find through levels. By using it through inventory you will power-up your weapons for a limited time. It doesn't just make them stronger, it also gives additional properity for them, making them even more amazing. For example, mace, the final weapon, stops sucking hard. Hellstaff will make a hot magic rain appear over where the projectile collided. Gaunlets, the game's chainsaw, will start to heal you as well.

Inventory is another addition to gameplay. You will get to collect various helpful items that you can use it anytime. It could be Hourglass who work as timed bomb and aren't much of use, or healing potion, or invincibility ring, or, as said, Tome of Power. Not related to inventory, you also will sometime find armor, but it's quite a rare thing.
There is one important thing to be said about inventory: When you move to the next level, you will retain only one quanity of each item. You will also lose item that allows you to fly around. I am pretty sure that it may sound like a bad thing for some players. But I think it was a good idea. Most of us are used to stockpile tons of items so we could rush bosses down. With system like that, you should feel free to actually have fun using additional items during normal gameplay, you will lose them for no good otherwise.

Last thing I should note is difficulty of additional episodes. Yes, episode 4 and 5 are harder. They are also more of same. And yes, the final level has eight Maloutaurs. But first levels of each of those two episodes deserve a special mention, as they will require you to think fast, use items effectively, avoid enemies you don't want to fight with in order to survive. It was really fresh challenge, at least on Normal difficulty. Got simpler after that though, as you gain more items in process.

But with all the positive things I said, I have to be honest, it didn't become favourite FPS. It's hard to explain why. But you see, the game just doesn't "click" like Doom does. It just doesn't. I am not sure what it lacks. There is something in game feel that it doesn't have. Perhaps there should have been more common enemies that die bloodily. Or maybe it's the projectiles nature of weapons not being comparable to shotgun and rocket launcher. But yes, it lacks something, hard to say.

Heretic is an awesome FPS and yes, it's a Doom clone. But it's an awesome Doom-clone, perhaps bettering Doom itself for some people.
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2.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 giugno 2015
Pretty unfair that doom get's a remake,but not this gem...
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4.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 agosto 2014
Still the original FPS formula is better than any orher later game
Have fun with this ,as you will have
Excellent classic
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30.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 giugno 2014
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.
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2.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 gennaio 2015
Heretic is like Doom but with magic.

Best classic game


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Pubblicata: 26 settembre 2015
I first encountered Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders as a shareware game, when we bought a new computer featuring Windows 3.11. Although Shareware (the first level, The Docks, was all that you could play) it was one of the games I enjoyed playing, although it regularly gave me frights, with monsters popping out from behind pillars, and only the unidirectional roars to tell me that they "might" be lurking around a corner.

I played it enough to warrant a full purchase via an unlock code, and the game proved to have a great deal of longevity. The stats at the end of each level, gave you feedback on no. of monsters killed, secrets discovered and items found. This lead to a great deal of replaying and backtracking to try and find each little hiding place.

I never really read the manual, and the plot is really inconsequential anyway, this is by no means a narrative driven game, suffice to say your elven race was slaughtered as they refused to believe in the deity of the "Serpent Riders" and were slaughtered as Heretics. You, the sole elven survivor are out to seek revenge.

Today it's legacy is questionable. The genre of Fantasy FPS, is non-existent, instead we have a modern warfare or sci-fi bias that the greater legacy games, Doom, and Quake popularized. Heretic is of course from the same period. (It uses the Doom Engine). Yet has had far less overall impact on the trend of FPS fantasy, which is rather something of a pity, as in an oversaturated market, this genre has potential. The only games that might have built from this core concept is of course Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (includes more brawling combat) and the recent Lichdom.

It has not aged well, the lack of resolution (it runs out of DosBox), poor textures and flickering lights may lead to eye strain, but the overall feel of the game is still enjoyable. It has none of the complexity and strategic gaming that later titles show, but it does sport excellent level design and exploration/puzzle mechanics, that aren't so common in modern FPS, as well as gothic interiors, and smooth gameplay.
(Definitely a game to settle down to with some Death Metal on the side!)
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15 persone su 16 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 maggio 2014
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
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14 persone su 15 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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11.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 luglio 2013
While at first you might write it off as another crappy Doom-clone, it takes the initial formula for Doom, and then expands on it.
The chainsaw might be replaced by a pair of lightning gauntlets, but those gauntlets can be augmented by an item for a short bit to sap health from enemies.
Although not appealing to casual audiences in the slightest, fans of old school shoot em ups can get past the "press a button, something happens somewhere" flawed level design and enjoy the high-challenge arenas and the subtle nuances of this fantasy-themed Doom-engine fps.
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