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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

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

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
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
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
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
30.0 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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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I love Heretic. It's nostaglic. When I got my first PC - a 486 DX2 50 - I thought I was the boss! My husband and I used to dialup and death match. Someone wrote how did games like this ever get made because they were bloody fun is what I tell you. Looking at slick and flashed up graphics, some of today's generation of gamers might turn their nose up to it. However, ID Games were a lot of fun back in the day (man I feel old using that phrase, lol) - DOOM, DOOM 2, Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3, Castle Wolfenstein.

I bought this game out of nostalgia. Sadly, it just wasn't updated to really be handled well by newer machines. So, it's good for a nostalgia buy but for gameplay it misses the mark.
Posted: August 23
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7.2 hrs on record
It's like Doom but with magic

No srsly, though. Imagine Doom but set in a dark fantasy universe and with an inventory system. That's what Heretic is. It's also about 47.8 times scarier than Doom (and Doom was pretty scary). But most importantly, between the monster/item/level design and the music, this game drips with a certain level of grimness that Doom doesn't have, although Doom is a bit more badass.

Final score: Not as good as Doom / 10
Posted: July 28
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