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Hellforces (Windows)

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Description

In the future, after a doomed experience with alternative power sources (using the soul of human beings to extract energy), hell breaks loose on Earth. Baphomet, a demon from another world, uses the chaos to its advantage and starts a cult of Lucifer to open a portal to bring his evil master to our world.

A bartender named Steven Geist is visited by his ex-girlfriend, who has become a drug addict. She asks him to lend her money, but he refuses, assuming that she wants to spend them on drugs. Shortly thereafter, Steven learns that the young woman is missing after having attended a meeting of the cultists. Stepping outside, Steven finds out that the city has been overrun by countless hordes of soulless zombies and demonic creatures, and he seems to be the only one determined to reach the source of evil.

Hellforces is a traditional first-person 3D shooter. The gameplay consists of traversing fairly linear stages with various themes (city streets, sewers, laboratory, temple, etc.), fighting vast amounts of supernatural and human enemies. The game features twenty-four weapons types and diverse special equipment, including night vision, binoculars, movement sensors and more. There is also multiplayer support, using LAN.

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Hellforces Windows Another zombie
Hellforces Windows Walking in the park.
Hellforces Windows The catacombs
Hellforces Windows The programmers of Hellforces have some really weird tastes.

Alternate Titles

  • "Чистильщик" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Hell must be a boring place אולג 小奥 (168737) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Highly entertaining old-school horror sci-fi FPS with modern styling and touches. Nick Drew (371) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars

The Press Says

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 23, 2005 67 out of 100 67
PC Games (Germany) Jan 23, 2006 60 out of 100 60
PC Action Mar 20, 2006 58 out of 100 58
Shooterplanet Aug 23, 2005 54 out of 100 54
PC Powerplay Sep, 2005 45 out of 100 45
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2005 45 out of 100 45
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 07, 2005 8 out of 20 40
PC Zone Jan 20, 2006 2.9 out of 10 29
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 21, 2005 3 out of 20 15
Factornews Aug 03, 2005 1 out of 10 10

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Trivia

German version

There are a few changes in the German version:
  • There are no cut off limbs
  • Enemies don't leave blood splatters at the walls when shooting them.
  • Killed enemies disappear almost instantly
  • In the "Hell" level, the quotation "Arbeit macht frei" (a reference to concentration camps) was replaced with a combination of the palindromes "Abracadabra" and the Sator Sqare.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).
Carlos Aquino (319) added Hellforces (Windows) on Jul 29, 2005