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Last Updated: June 14th, 2012

Kokak, the developer behind the Android port of Doom GLES, has brought another iconic game to Android devices everywhere, recently releasing Heretic GLES to Google's Play Store. As fans of old-school gaming would hope, Heretic GLES (like its Doom counterpart) supports physical controls on the Xperia Play or your keyboard or gamepad.

For those unfamiliar with the iconic FPS, Heretic challenges players to fight through hoards of undead monsters, find the gateway to Hell's Maw, and seal the portal through which the undead have sprung, going on to face off against D'Sparil who (along with two others) has been wreaking havoc by effectively disabling the seven kings of Parthoris.

Without going into the complete (and exceedingly involved) storyline, Heretic is an action-packed FPS that has not only been ported to Android, but has been ever-so slightly enhanced with high-resolution visuals (on "tablets or high end phones"), real-time dynamic lighting, and several other tweaks. These enhancements come on top of Heretic's inherently compelling old-school action and level/key based gameplay.

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Whether you're already a fan of Kokak's previous work, or just have a retro-inspired thirst for demon blood, Heretic GLES is definitely worth checking out. Just hit the widget below to relive the classic fps. 

Via Droid Gamers

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • kiki


    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Yep, Kodak is the alias of a developer, the same one who brought Doom GLES to the Play Store. You can see the dev's website here: 

      • Sumatori-kun

        That's what he means, it's not Kodak, but Kokak. :P

        • Leo

          I loled

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Ha, fixed.

  • Not enough minerals

    bring hexen gles and we'll talk.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      You beat me to saying it!!!!

      I loved Hexen, it was easily one of the most underrated games of it's time (in the FPS category). I'm thinking about buying this just to encourage the developer to port Hexen next.

    • Zach

      Now available on the play store, just search hexen-gles!

  • RH

    wow!  That brings back memories of sore fingers, lots of late nights pecking away at the keyboard.

  • pelya

    The same thing for free: https://sites.google.com/site/xpelyax/Home/hheretic.apk although there's no shiny glossy GLES renderer.
    Any noob can port Heretic with game controller available, and my port features 6 on-screen buttons and an on-screen joystick, and this still not covers all game actions you could do with hw keyboard, the gameplay sucks as you can imagine, that's why I did not publish it.
    I wonder if that guy did some controls for touchscreen-only devices (which do not include accelerometer, ppl hate accelerometer-based controls in 3D shooters, and for a good reason). Not interested enough to pay $2 for that though.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


  • Jedi105

    I'm waiting for Recoil, Crusader: No Regret, Crusader: No Remorse and Rise of the Triad myself. Maybe even Wolfenstein and Commandos

    • ChumbleSpuzz

       Commandos would be an awesome port to play on a tablet!

  • Sven Enterlein

    EPIC! I remember playing it back in the days but I don't think I ever finished it. Or at least it wasn't as memorable as DOOM. I should try it on the TF101 with full keyboard. If that worked it would be well worth $2!

  • LightofHonor

    Next? ChexQuest!

    • Max

      oh yes!

  • Heyday

    So how about ios iphone?