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Basic Information
Video Game
Raven Software
id Software, GT Interactive
First-person Shooter
Cartridge CD-ROM
Controller Keyboard/Mouse
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Saturn, Nintendo 64 and Apple Macintosh
Retail Features
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been classified 11+ by the ELSPA
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
June 241997
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
December 181997
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Hexen is a multiplatform first-person shooter. It is the sequel to the id Software game, Heretic. It resembles Doom, but with more swords and sorcery. However, unlike Doom, the player can look up and down.

Players control one of three characters, each with their own class: Baratus, a warrior, Parias, a cleric, and Daedolon, a mage. Each character has a different weapon set and different strengths. The goal is to go through the levels, defeat the three warlords, and then defeat Korax. Korax is a demon who has taken over the world.

The PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn versions are said to suffer from poor frame rate and sluggish controls. The sequel to Hexen is Hexen II.

A single save game file on the N64 version requires ninety pages of the memory card, far more than most other games.