Heretic II

Heretic II
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Raven Software
Genres: 3D Shooter / First-Person Shooter
Release Date: October 31, 1998
Game Modes: Singleplayer / Multiplayer

“Make the heathens pay!”

Raven Software’s dark fantasy saga first saw light when Heretic hit shelves in 1994, becoming the quintessential Doom clone to own that year. Early 90’s shooters were never much on storytelling, but Heretic did stand out with its dark atmosphere, great level design and creative monsters. Years passed and two indirect sequels followed suit, Hexen: Beyond Heretic and Hexen II, with a final fourth game to conclude the story. Yet Heretic II stands out not for rehashing the original game but for being the most different of the lot. It’s a mixed third-person game with some Tomb Raider tossed in as well.

Heretic II starts immediately as the elven protagonist from the original ’94 game returns to his hometown of Silverspring, only to find it ravaged by a disastrous plague. A quest starts to find out what exactly has befallen the town and who’s to blame, one that will take you to just about every corner of the kingdom. The game’s twenty or so linear levels have every flavor of dark fantasy attractions, including a dismal swamp, an ancient flooded city, a mountain dungeon and lots of other places.

A New Perspective on Things

15_1Powering a third-person action game isn’t something you’d expect out of the aging Quake II engine, but here it is regardless. Although suffering from a few noticeable quirks, the camera in Heretic II is quite function for the most part. There are almost none of the clipping problems you’d expect from free-roaming cameras. You can jump around tight corridors, wide-open spaces, and complex vertical levels with ease. And navigate them hectically you will, for the combat is an unforgiving affair. Alongside your normal weapons you’ll be using powerful spells.

Bolts of red light, showers of sparks, and moonlight-blue explosions are hurled through the shadows. Particularly impressive is the Storm Bow, which creates a lethal red cloud over your enemy, complete with magical lightning bolts. Unless you couldn’t already tell, many of the weapon designs featured here were passed over from the original DOS game Even some of the more clever spells make a return, such as Morph Ovum, which transforms nearby enemies into helpless fowl. On an amusing side note, the spell randomly backfires in multiplayer games, turning human opponents rampaging super-chickens.

You get a solid sense that you’re controlling a character rather than just steering him. The complex but configurable interface, which takes some getting used to, allows for everything from tumbling to climbing ropes to pole vaulting. There aren’t a whole lot of combinations on offer, and greater emphasis is placed on fast action than navigational puzzles, but what has been included works well.

7_1Unlike some of Raven’s previous efforts, the enemies in Heretic II are distinctive and varied. This menagerie fits nicely with the game’s fiction, pitting you against sick crazed elves, plague-sprayers, and the unique denizens of the places you visit. You’ll also find some amusing touches, such as the reptilian birds that fly off with your head when they kill you.  Action adventure fans should feel right at home here, and there’s really not much reason to shun this game other than the occasionally problematic camera and controls. Those aside, Heretic II is as fun an old-style fantasy shooter as they come.

System Requirements: Pentium 166 Mhz, 32 MB RAM, Windows 95/98

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  5. Lewaa adkins says:

    Hello dear friend , im sorry for disturbing you but i need your help please , here i have downloaded the Heretic 2 but i couldn’t open it , i don’t know why, how can i play it ? I couldn’t understand the problem exactly .

  6. Download and mount the file with PowerISO, install, and play (only works on older computer with WinXP, not tested on 64-bit Win7/8/10)
    more info:

  7. Lewaa adkins says:

    Yes my dear i understand but the problem that i can’t mount the file with Power ISO because it say’s that the file is too big for the Power ISO that it over the limit , so how can i Burn it ?! ( how can i mount it to install it )

  8. You can mount any size image with PowerISO, even if it’s 4.5 GB. This file is 700 mb.

  9. Paul says:

    Heretic II pre-installed and (2 GBS)

    Install info: Read all the readme install files.

    Date: May 29, 2019
    Heretic II Game: [PC] [ENGLISH] [FULL] Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7-10. (pre-installed & updated) to the latest version).
    Heretic II – works out of the box and has all the maps, textures, skins, models, etc… already installed.
    Size: (2.70 GB)

    What’s included: In the “Heretic II_Single-player_Multiplayer.iso”
    1) This is the full CD Version of Heretic II already installed and updated to the latest version and with all the latest maps, etc…
    2) Heretic II “CloneCD” CD-ROM bootable image that you can burn on a blank disc (English version) for Windows XP/Vista and Windows 7,8,10).
    3) Video Monitor Resolution tweaks.
    4) Spirit Shrine Official Heretic II Walkthrough.
    5) Heretic II “Heretic II “English to German, Spanish or Russian translation” Game Menu_fix.
    6) Heretic_II Manual.pdf
    7. 144 maps with bot routes for Heretic II – DM + FFA maps + Emod + Tmod + routes to play with bots.

    Open the Heretic II.iso and unzip the Heretic Inside is a folder named “Heretic II pre-installed+updated”. Open it and move the “Heretic II” folder to the correct windows directory.

    “C:\Program Files\Heretic II” for Windows XP/Vista or “C:\Program Files (x86)\Heretic II” if you are using Windows 7/10.
    Now you have the original Heretic II game fully updated with all the maps,textures, etc… and installed on your computer.
    Note: Heretic II has two Mods that you can to play DM deathmatch against (bots) – (Emod and Tmod). Read the “Playing Heretic II with Bots” text file for more info.

    1) In this working full CD Version of Heretic II already installed and updated and fixed to work out of the box with all the maps, textures, skins, models, etc… already installed.
    2) Note: Open “Heretic II” folder and right click on Heretic II.exe/go to properties/click compatability mode and set the compatability mode for the “Heretic II” to Windows XP service pack2, 16 bit color.
    3) Note: Make a shortcut of “Heretic II.exe” onto your Desktop to easy start the game.
    4) Note: You must Allow Heretic II and Gamespy through the Windows firewall to play online.
    5) Note: you must restart the computer afterwards to allow Heretic II and Gamespy through the Windows firewall.
    6) Install the new “Gamespy3D” game server browser). Follow the readme instructions.
    7) portforward/open router ports – allow both (UDP/TCP 27900 + 28900) and (UDP/TCP 28910 + 28911) for the game and let it through firewall and reboot to take effect.

    * Note:Most routers do not have Heretic II listed as a game so you have to enter a service name. example: “h2” for heretic II and then enter the rest of the information…
    * Note: Sometimes when starting gameSpy3D (gamespy.exe) you might get a “runtime error” message. Just close it and restart it until it fully opens. It does work and display servers.
    * Note: The Heretic has already been updated with the (Heretic II Enhancement Pack v1.06) & win2kserverfix).

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