While you were battling the evil forces of D'Sparil, the other Serpent Riders were busy sowing the seeds of destruction in other dimensions. One such dimension is the decaying world where Hexen takes place. A world littered with the mangled corpses of nonbelievers and inhabited by the undead followers that executed them. Only three humans &endash; a warrior, a mage and a cleric &endash; have escaped the leaders' vicious spell. Now these brave souls have sworn to crush the evil regime that threatens to destroy the world forever. Separated upon entering the mystical portal, the three are forced to attempt on their own what they had hoped to do together: find Korax's stronghold, destroy him and restore order in the physical world.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Hexen Hexen Hexen
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Hexen and Heretic source code

0 comments by TheUnbeholden on Aug 24th, 2013

Greetings, folks.
I recently read a story that can like to all fans of the world HeXen and Cronos.
Then I include the article, and Here the original source.

Heretic and Hexen liberated!
by Matt Lee Contributions

After several years of trying, members of the Doom community have succeeded in getting the source code to Heretic and its sequel, Hexen to be re-released as free software under the GNU General Public License.


For those of you who've never heard of these games, here's what we have to look forward to in the near future:

In Heretic, three brothers have used their immense magical powers to turn the seven kings of Parthoris into mindless puppets. However, a group of elves are immune to the brothers' spells and had no allegiance to any of the seven kings and are thus declared as heretics and a campaign of genocide is launched against them.

In the sequel, Hexen, a new feature is the choice of character class. Players may choose to play as a fighter, cleric, or mage. Each character has unique weapons and physical characteristics, lending an additional degree of variety and replayability to the gameplay. It also introduces the concept of "hub" levels to the series, wherein the player travels back and forth between central hub levels and connected side levels.

The source code for the Doom engine was released under the GPL in 1999. Although Doom was originally created for MS-DOS, the original source release was for the subsequent GNU/Linux version.

The original purpose of source ports was cross-platform compatibility, but shortly after the release of the Doom source, programmers were correcting old, unaddressed Doom bugs and deficiencies in their own source ports, and later on added more source code features to add new game features and alter gameplay. Doom source ports have been created to allow Doom to run on many different platforms including handheld consoles, the OLPC and various cellphones.

Doom has already been ported to the Neo FreeRunner.

Thanks to everyone in the community for their on-going efforts to see these games released as free software, and thanks to Raven Software for finally doing the right thing.

Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
Tower of Chaos: Special Edition v1.7H

Tower of Chaos: Special Edition v1.7H

Dec 16, 2014 Tower of Chaos Full Version 0 comments

This is TOC Special Edition, a edition that improves upon TOC's old version and removes or replaces some of the old tedious gameplay elements. Also comes...

Seven Portals OUTDATED

Seven Portals OUTDATED

Jun 21, 2014 Hexen Redux Demo 6 comments

This upload is not finished, i'm uploading it to get feedback from every body,at the moment, if you enter and of the guardian portals and re enter the...

Hexen Brightmaps

Hexen Brightmaps

May 28, 2014 Hexen Redux Full Version 0 comments

Bright maps to be used with Hexen, GZDoom engine, and other applicable. If you notice sprites missing their brightmap, PLEASE, send me a message or leave...

WinnowingHall v1.1

WinnowingHall v1.1

May 11, 2014 Hexen Redux Demo 3 comments

Final version unless i add more to the level. Hopefully you guys like it, the next level that will probably be uploaded is shadowwood, it will take quite...

Hexen Ally Bots v2

Hexen Ally Bots v2

Nov 23, 2013 Hexen Allies Full Version 4 comments

So here it is, folks. Hexen Ally Bots version 2, that is much better than the previous v1. This bots are more intelligence than the V1 ones. These bots...

Tower of Chaos v1.1a

Tower of Chaos v1.1a

Sep 12, 2013 Tower of Chaos Full Version 2 comments

This takes place between Hexen 1 and 2. You hear rumors that Korax is back, due to some unknown entity resurrecting him. It's up to Baratus, Parias and...

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 29)
DEAD_FiSH Oct 22 2011, 2:09pm says:

I am playing Hexen! I love Hexen! I am modding Hexen!
I am a Hexen fanatic... :P

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest Sep 26 2013, 10:45am replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

schneiMI Feb 4 2011, 6:37pm says:

I use to play it since 15 years but at my old OS 9 Mac. I never played another game. I love it. I also used gamers' constructed versions by their own. It's so funny. Can I play it (Hexen 1) under Mac OS X 10.6.6. too?

+2 votes     reply to comment
RangerC Feb 2 2011, 7:29am says:

yay - HEXEN! :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
Satanic_Spinach May 8 2007, 10:08pm says:

Someone should get in touch with Waldo, the guy from Vaults and Caldera, and get him to post his mods here. Those ones are nothing short of masterpieces. :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
JohnMidnight Mar 11 2007, 2:40pm says:

Developed by: The guys at Raven; RavenSoft
Published by: ID Software inconjunction with GT Interactive.

+2 votes     reply to comment
SuperRad Aug 12 2005, 1:51am says:

I thought id develpoed hexen?

+2 votes     reply to comment
leilei Aug 23 2004, 10:18am says:

There's three :|

+2 votes     reply to comment
Ueberwolf Jul 18 2004, 7:59pm says:

it says 2 mods for hexen, why does me see nur ein?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Darkness May 15 2004, 8:31pm says:

...never played Hexen 1, but used to play Hexen 2 a lot...

Wait, where's my CD??? :(

+2 votes     reply to comment
Krycha May 14 2004, 9:41am says:

&endash :O

+2 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Windows, Mac, Linux, DOS
Raven Software
Doom Engine
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Oct 28, 1995
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



42 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

First Person Shooter
Single & Multiplayer
Heretic II, Released Oct 27, 1998
Hexen II, Released Sep 14, 1997
Hexen, Released Oct 28, 1995
Heretic, Released Dec 22, 1994
Embed Buttons

Promote Hexen on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Hexen Hexen
Last Update
1 month ago
48 members