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HacX (DOS)

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Description

HacX is a commercial add-on for Doom II. The gameplay is mostly the same - you run through levels, kill monsters and search for a keycard from time to time. The game contains completely new sprites and maps and uses the Doom engine. There are some new features, like destructible objects.

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HacX DOS Hmm, boots that protect the player in hazardous environments... Does this remind you of anything?
HacX DOS In the sewers.
HacX DOS ...and here it is!
HacX DOS In the subway station. It is not advised to walk on railway tracks.

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Quite possibly the least known doom-engine commercial game. CKeen The Great (142) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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Trivia

Cancelled sequel

Directly after the game's release, development on a predecessor called HacX 3-D (or HaxX 2) was started, but eventually dropped. The complete story can be read on the official website.

Freeware release

Some time after the original release, the add-on was released as freeware download version. In 2010, version 1.2. was released which no longer requires DOOM II to run. As of 2012, a version 2.0 is in development.

Release

The developers rushed the game so it could be released before Quake. Therefore the game was unfinished and unpolished.

Related Web Sites

  • HACX - Twitch 'n Kill (The official website offers a freeware download of the game's stand-alone version and background information about the its development)
Sir Gofermajster (481) added HacX (DOS) on Aug 24, 2009