Heretic and Hexen series
Group DescriptionDeveloped by Raven Software, this series of 3D shooters set in a medieval fantasy world has an overarching story which includes both Heretic and Hexen titles, uniting all games with these names into one series.
The first Heretic (1994) used the Doom engine to re-create first-person shooter gameplay in a medieval fantasy world, and added new gameplay features such as an inventory. Hexen (1995) expanded customization and exploration, introducing three playable character classes and hub levels. This tendency culminated in Hexen II (1997), which had strong RPG elements such as character attributes and experience points. Heretic II (1998), on the other hand, returned to the simpler systems of the earlier games and also switched the perspective from first- to third-person.
Front cover for H!Zone
Front cover for Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
Front cover for Heretic II
Front cover for Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
Front cover for Hexen II: Mission Pack: Portal of Praevus
Screenshot from H!Zone
Screenshot from Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
Screenshot from Heretic II
Screenshot from Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
Screenshot from Hexen II: Mission Pack: Portal of Praevus