Abandonware DOS title

Hexen: Beyond Heretic

Raven Software developed the DOS fantasy shooter game Hexen: Beyond Heretic in 1995. Hexen: Beyond Heretic is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in a 1st person, 3D perspective in single player, multiplayer (co-op, Modem) modes. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Hexen uses a modified version of the Doom engine, which allows (like in Heretic) up and down views, network play with up to 4 players and the choice of three character classes. It also popularised the "hub system" of level progression in the genre of first-person shooter games and featured some architectural elements that could move horizontally or rotate.

Unlike previous games, which had relied purely on MIDI for music, Hexen is also able to play tracks from audio CDs. The game's own CD contained soundtrack in audio format that was exactly the same as the game's MIDI soundtrack but played through a high quality sound module.

Hexen is compatible with many Doom source ports; Hexen's features are also compatible with Doom WADs made for source ports regardless of what game they are being played on.

players: single player, multiplayer (co-op, Modem)

input: keyboard, mouse, joystick, gamepad

distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, cd-rom

graphics: VGA

sound: PC speaker, Sound Blaster

Abandonware DOS popularity: below average

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