HeXen II

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HeXen II
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Box art for HeXen II.

Developer(s) Raven Software
Publisher(s) Activision, id Software
Release date(s) March 27, 1998
Genre First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature (M)
Platform(s) PC, Mac

HeXen II is a first person shooter computer game developed by Raven Software from 1996 to 1997, published by id Software and distributed by Activision. It is the third game in the HeXen/Heretic series, and the last in the Serpent Riders trilogy. Using a modified Quake engine, it features single player and multi player game modes, as well as four character classes to choose from.

As in the first two games, a world has been enslaved by a powerful demon called a Serpent Rider. This time, the demon in question is Eidolon, the oldest and most powerful of the three Serpent Riders. The player must travel to five different continents, each with a distinct style (Medieval Europe, Mesoamerican, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman), destroy enemies, solve puzzles, defeat a horseman of the Apocalypse and continue to the next hub in pursuit of Eidolon.

Like its predecessor HeXen, HeXen II also uses a hub system. These hubs are a number of interconnected levels; changes made in one level may have effects in another.

An expansion pack called HeXen II: Portal of Praevus was released in 1998 featuring new levels, new enemies and a new playable character class.

Following the tradition from HeXen and Heretic, Raven released the source code to HeXen II in 2000. This time the source was released under the GNU General Public License, allowing ports to be made to different platforms like Linux.

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