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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.
Release Date: Mar 27, 1998

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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

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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
53 products in account
10 reviews
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 17th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
58 products in account
6 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
This game really brings back old memories, as I was a big fan of Hexen as a child, it's nice to see a revival of it, for the newer generation too experience. The only problem I can find is the fact that my old Windows '98 ran at 800x600 resolution, and if your resolution is hd (Mine is 1366x768), it can distort the entire game, menus and all. I suggest playing in a windowed mode, that is slightly bigger than default, to get the optimal gameplay experience.
Posted: February 21st, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
116 products in account
1 review
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 27th, 2014
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
57 products in account
3 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Based off of the original quake engine, Hexen II is quite stunning in both it's technical aspects and its overall appeal as a game. Continuing where the original Hexen left-off, this game adds some twist in the medival storyline, expands the Hexen universe, and provides us gamers with an easily digestable narrative. Gameplay-wise Hexen II puts an emphasis on ranged combat, but melee combat also feels very satisfying (seeming as you can decapitate and quarter your foes once they're down). The leveling system isn't robust, but because the game is more action-oriented the RPG elements are more of an addition rather than a main attraction. The wide variety of enemies and open world compliments the different classes to play as, and substantially increases the replayablility. Overall if you're on the fence about getting this classical masterpiece or if you seem vaguely interested in the vintage fps genre, GET IT!! You won't regret this purchase.
Posted: April 6th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
31 products in account
6 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
The "Heretic & Hexen Collection" is a much better deal, so go buy it.

I recommend this only for nostalgia's sake, as the graphics and gameplay are outdated. I got this instead of the collection since I already have the other games, but I lost my copy of Hexen 2 a long time ago.
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
273 products in account
60 reviews
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 19th, 2013
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