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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (67 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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91
Joystick (French) (Mar, 1995)
Un des meilleurs jeux d'action pure disponible sur PC, qui risque cependant peut-être de souffrir un peu de sa sortie simultanée à celle de Dark Forces.
86
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is the last and best version of Heretic. If you're into multiplayer games, or single player first person perspective gaming, this title offers lots of the best of both genres. Lots of unique weapons, mystical and diabolical bad guys, and hours worth of non-stop action is what Heretic's all about. If you've played the old Heretic shareware, you only have a small idea of how much fun this title can be. Do yourself a favor if you enjoyed the shareware, then get Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders!
85
Dette er absolut et plus, så selv om de 18 nye baner bare er en 'forlængelse' af originalen, kan man jo ikke få nok af kvalitet - og det har vi her. Alt i alt er Shadow of the Serpent Riders absolut pengene værd - specielt hvis man ikke har gennemført Heretic.
80
PC Player (Brazil) (Jul, 1996)
Como o Heretic que o precedeu, Hexen é muito superior aos similares estilo Doom. Na verdade, nenhum jogo derivado de Doom chegou a este nível. Ele praticamente ultrapassou as limitações de um jogo em 3D, tornando-se algo único e independente.
76
GameSpot (Jun 13, 1996)
Although there are five scenarios to choose from, offering a variety of settings for players new to Heretic, only two of the episodes are truly original (the other three were in the original commercial version). This is not a major shortcoming; the game is still priced well below most other first perspective shooters and offers loads of fun for the money, especially for newbies.
75
The DOS Spirit (Dec 01, 2009)
Med mer av det som gjorde Doom til hva det var, men med en vri fra middelalderen og et fiendegalleri inspirert av alt fra skjelett til mytologiske skapninger er resultatet godt nok til å være underholdende. Jakten etter nøkkelkort og dører er fortsatt veldig mye til stede, og en del av objektene med inventarbasert interaksjon skjønner man ikke bruken av før de testes, men sett over ett er dette nok en historietime i hvordan FPS-spillene før i tiden ble laget.
60
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is the last and best version of Heretic. If you're into multiplayer games, or single player first person perspective gaming, this title offers lots of the best of both genres. Lots of unique weapons, mystical and diabolical bad guys, and hours worth of non-stop action is what Heretic's all about. If you've played the old Heretic shareware, you only have a small idea of how much fun this title can be. Do yourself a favor if you enjoyed the shareware, then get Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders!
50
PC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
Quite frankly, I'm at a loss to explain this one. Heretic, the shoddy predecessor to Hexen, has returned with a whole new set of levels. Let joy be unconfined. Quite why any of this is at all necessary, since a) Hexen is about three thousand times better than Heretic, and b) it also has its own new set of stages (see below), is utterly beyond me. Maybe there's someone out there harbouring an ambition to own a personal copy of every single Doom-a-like going. If you are that person, then this is for you. And you need to get out more.