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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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
477 products in account
29 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
Classic Doom engine FPS with a dark and mythical setting. Action-heavy and challenging. This was one of the best Doom engine shooters back in the day and improved on the original formula on almost every front.

Prepare to quick-save with each room you enter and pray the game doesn't unload a pack of monsters in your face. Recommended as much as I would recommend Doom for FPS fans.
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
12 products in account
5 reviews
9.1 hrs on record
Doom and D&D had a baby. I don't know about you, but trading in guns for magic staffs and energy crossbows makes everything more epic.
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
675 products in account
93 reviews
10.4 hrs on record
I only got around to playing Heretic recently, and I was genuinely surprised at how well it held up. The game is fun, challenging, and good throughout. Some of the controls are a little obtuse at first glance until you get used to them (and button placement is not optimal), so you might want to try to get some configuration.

Some of the bosses can be a little difficult, but it's not that bad. Now the EXPANSION - that one seemed to crank the difficulty up to extremely high levels, so that might give you some trouble. However, it's only two of the five chapters included in the game, and it's all one package, so it's not a big deal.

A lot of fun, and it's held up a lot better than Doom itself has.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60 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 9th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
5 reviews
18.6 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 22nd, 2014
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
371 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 3rd, 2013
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