Hexen: Beyond Heretic RavenSoftware / GT Interactive 1995

Choosing from a few classes (paladin,necromancer,...) you are sent into a fantasy Doom-like game. The Doom-engine was enhanced with breakable glass, particles and fog which add to the setting. It also popularized the "hub system" of level progression in the genre of FPS games. Unlike previous games, which had relied purely on MIDI for music, Hexen is also able to play tracks from CDs. The game's own CD contained soundtrack in audio format that was exactly the same as the game's MIDI soundtrack but played through a high quality sound module. However, the most significant improvement was the addition of wall translation, rotation and level scripting. The huge levels and the many teleporters in them just make the game confusing. Puzzles are just presented in the familiar 'find the key' style. It's twice as big as Doom but not nearly half as fun. In 1997, an updated version called Hexen for Windows 95 was released that has better graphics, improved performance, and supports high resolution up to 640x480.

See also: #3D Game Alchemy, #Arcade Explosion, #Digital Warfare, #Hexen MP: Deathkings Of The Dark Citadel, #H!Zone, #Instant Doom Levels, #Quake 'em, #Superdead

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4-level Demo ( @ doomworld.com)
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Total Conversions & Source Port
Fan levels
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Full Demo 9MB ( @ Juego Viejo)
Full Demo ( @ Fajnegry.prv.pl)
Video Reviews
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Floppy Image ~10MB (uploaded by BDV)
ISO Demo ~385MB (uploaded by bullthorn)
CloneCD ISO Demo ~364MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Hexen v1.1 + Hexen95 v1.1 included in Towers of Darkness: Heretic, Hexen & Beyond ISO Demo 618MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Hexen for Windows 95 ISO Demo ~390MB (uploaded by aleksej)
Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo 6MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
Full Demo v1.01 10MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Floppy Disk Images v1.0 ISO 10MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Heretic & Hexen Series ISO Demos + Mods, Extras, Scans (uploaded by hgdagon)
Full Demo v1.1 included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)
1994 Prototype Demo + Infos 18MB (uploaded by Hidden Palace)
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