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 The Cryo Gun is the only weapon in the game that has a crosshair. Apparently, the gun is shoulder-mounted.
HacX DOS Minimap
HacX DOS ...and here it is!
HacX DOS You can destroy this computer, as well as other inanimate objects

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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