Hexplore (Windows)

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The events of Hexplore take place during the Crusades, ca. 1000 AD, portraying an alternate reality where magic and monsters exist. Players take the role of MacBride, an adventurer who wanders in the Middle East and decides to track down a black wizard called Garkham, who supposedly possesses a magical book that may open the path to the Garden of Eden.

The game incorporates role-playing and puzzle-solving elements. Up to three other characters can join MacBride on his quest, which can be recruited in various populated places. All the characters belong to either of the three available classes: archer, warrior, or sorcerer, each with their own combat-related and field abilities. Combat takes place in real time. Manipulation and advancement of the characters are needed to progress through the multiple levels of countryside, caves, snowlands and rocky wastelands. The game utilizes a voxel-based engine and is seen from an isometric perspective. Cooperative multiplayer mode (up to four players) is available as well.


Hexplore Windows (cutscene) Crusaders' camp. The cinematics are traditional 2D animation.
Hexplore Windows A local crime lord.
Hexplore Windows All hell broke loose!
Hexplore Windows Temple of Water. Note the 3D vines clinging the walls.

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User Reviews

Simple addictive fun - more platform game than RPG Steve Hall (355) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Jeux May, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Power Play May, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jun, 1998 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 30, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Game industry News (GiN) 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Over Online Jun 15, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 20, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 28, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Kic'N (4351) added Hexplore (Windows) on Feb 08, 2001