• Genre: FPS
  • Platform: Linux, MS-DOS, Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation, Windows
  • Developer: Raven Software
  • Publisher: id Software
  • Release year: 1995
  • ZDoom All PC + Brutal Hexen RPG mod version last published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    This script will facilitate you install of this game on Linux OS: "Hexen - Beyond Heretic" all PC version using GZDoom Lutris runner with "Brutal HEXEN RPG" mod. During install please let all options by default. Thanks to the people who helped us play this game in the best conditions on Linux platform.

    - During install, you will need to provide:
    -- "HEXEN.WAD" file from "HeXen - Beyond Heretic" PC game
    -- "Brutal Hexen RPG mod" available for download at https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?t=65691
    - To play "HeXen - Beyond Heretic" vanilla, just clear all "PWAD files" list from Lutris "Game Options" tab
    - Please report issue concerning this script on my Github page:
    https://github.com/legluondunet/MyLittleLutrisScripts

  • ZDoom All PC + Neural texture pack mod version last published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    This script will facilitate you install of this game on Linux OS: "Hexen - Beyond Heretic" all PC version using GZDoom Lutris runner with "Hexen Neural texture pack" mod. During install please let all options by default. Thanks to the people who helped us play this game in the best conditions on Linux platform.

    - During install, you will need to provide:
    -- "HEXEN.WAD" file from "HEXEN" PC game
    - "Hexen Neural texture pack" mod available for download at https://www.doomworld.com/forum/topic/103770-hexen-neural-texture-pack
    - To play "Hexen - Beyond Heretic" vanilla, just clear all "PWAD files" list from Lutris "Game Options" tab
    - Please report issue concerning this script on my Github page:
    https://github.com/legluondunet/MyLittleLutrisScripts

  • Linux Native + Steam (64bit) version last published 5 years, 7 months ago
  • ZDoom ZDoom Runner + Steam version last published 4 years, 11 months ago
  • ZDoom ZDoom Runner + Steam + HiRes version last published 1 week, 4 days ago

    This version of HeXen: Beyond Heretic includes the Brutal Hexen RPG mod, HiRes textures, and HD music.

    Information about the HiRes files can be found here: https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=65691

  • ZDoom ZDoom Runner with native DOS version last published 1 year, 10 months ago

Hexen is the sequel to Heretic. While the Heretic was destroying D'Sparil, the other two Serpent Riders have come to your dimension and slaughtered everyone. Or so they thought. Three humans have managed to escape with their lives and now seek vengeance against the Serpent Rider Korax who remains in their world.

Like Heretic, Hexen is a fantasy game based on an enhanced DOOM engine. All of Heretic's innovations like vertical looking, flying, and the inventory system have been carried over. The new major changes this time around are three characters for the player to choose from and the level hub system. The characters are the Fighter, the Cleric, and the Mage. Each one has four unique weapons and different levels of speed and armor.

The hub system steps away from the traditional "single levels stringed along into episodes" system which had been carried over into the FPS genre from sidescrollers and made popular by Wolfenstein 3D. In Hexen's hub system each episode is still made up of interconnected levels, but most of the levels are connected to a single "hub" level through portals. There are also portals between some of the "spoke" levels. Many of the puzzles in Hexen require travel back and forth between different levels.

Other innovations in Hexen include weather effects, jumping, earth-quakes, and destructible objects such as trees and vases. The game also includes scripted sequences created with a language called ACS, allowing for much more complex puzzles and dramatic scenes.