The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse lurk in the shadows before you. They are Death, Pestilence, Famine, and War. They are the root of all that is evil. They are the least of your worries. The last know Serpent Rider, Eidolon, lives.
User reviews: Very Positive (79 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 1998

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

 

About This Game

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse lurk in the shadows before you. They are Death, Pestilence, Famine, and War. They are the root of all that is evil. They are the least of your worries. The last know Serpent Rider, Eidolon, lives. As the Necromancer, the Assassin, the Crusader, or the Paladin, you must defeat the dark generals and their Hell-spawned legions before you can face the Archfiend and attempt to end his ravenous onslaught. Go in peace and you will surely die.

  • Experience the Quake Engine's true, polygon-based modeling for the most realistic, detailed environments ever seen in 3D gaming.
  • Possess distinct spells, powers and 32 new weapons. With experience, gain levels, more hit points and certain abilities that apply to your specific character class, such as increased speed, firepower, and jump distance.
  • Bludgeon your way through four demon-infested worlds - Medieval, Egyptian, Mesoamerican and Roman. Smash stained glass windows, collapse structural beams, and pulverize trees.
  • Come face-to-face with Knight Archers, Fire Imps, Were-Jaguars, Skull Wizards and more. Go in with friends, or go against foes in a bloody Deathmatch. Up to 16 players can go at it via LAN and over the Internet.

System Requirements

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

Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
On the plus side, the weapons are far less overpowered this time around, and the modified Quake engine allows for far more complex level design, on top of a 3D look that hasn't aged perfectly, but still is more pleasing to the eye than enemies that look like they're made from cardboard. They also played it up as much more of an RPG this time around, giving each class a set of visible stats that automatically level up when you've gained enough experience points from killing enemies, giving you an incentive to fight rather than just run past everything. The puzzles are also largely improved, most having solutions that don't require you to activate some unknown wall or something. No, this game will tell you, and you'll probably be able to figure it out without a guide.
On the negative side, the Quake engine. While it's good to look at and everything, you'll have to do a bit of tweaking to get the resolution accurate, set mouse controls, and all that stuff, and it all has to be done manually. It's not a huge complaint, but it's just a quick pain that you have to go through whenever you install the game.
Even if you weren't a fan of the previous games, I'd suggest giving this one a go.
Posted: June 17
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Slyver Belmont, HeXen 2 was not meant to be played on a joy stick it was made in 1998, this is another reson the graphics are not as good as what we have today(graphics do not make a good game) btw their is a look up and down buton, look it up in the options, that is wher you change the resolution too(rant aside) i feel this is still a game worth the price becasue i feel this is a great rpg and each charater you play has thier own interesing stratagy to them. this game also contains some minor puzzls so it's not all hack and slash, thier are also 5 difrent zones you will play through after fighting each boss that have thier uniqe enimys and traps in them, progresivly geting more difricult in each zone, and then thier is the best featur off all, cheat's:).
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
A much greater use of the Quake 2 engine. I found Quake 2 to be grey, dull, and boring. (as revolutionary as it may have been) While the graphic aren't impressive by today's standards, I find the choppy 3d animations that have no transitions between the keyframes to be quiet charming. Cryptic in places, but reminisce on something for long enough and you'll figure it out. (mills crush things dude)
Posted: July 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Heyyo, a classic first persom medieval game. The default controls are keyboard only, so it will take some tweaking to bring it up to modern WASD and mouse standards, but it's a fun game if you do.
Posted: July 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
brilliant game, one of my favorites, 10/10
Posted: September 1
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
A classic from the Golden Age of PC gaming; Hexen II is a dark fantasy take on the quake engine.

The single player rewards skill and FPS ingenuity as you solve the mystery of a desolate land.

Multiplayer has frenetic action reminiscent of the original Rise of the Triad.

Steam: where is the Hexen II expansion, Portal of Praevus?
Posted: December 19, 2013
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