Gamers in the mid-90s might remember spending hour upon terrifying hour playing Hexen: Beyond Heretic. The technology might have changed, but now you can get reacquainted with the realm of Cronos in this port from the same developer that brought us the Doom and Heretic ports. However, this game only comes with demo files – you have to provide the genuine article.

Hexen GLS is still the game you remember, but it's been cleaned up a little around the edges. It supports high-resolution screens, dynamic lighting, enhanced particle effects, and controller/Xperia Play input. The dev also plans to keep adding improved graphical effects in future releases. To play the full version, you need to place your hexen.wad file from the original game in the Hexen GLES folder. There might be a little bit of a hiccup requiring a restart after installing new data, but re-launching should take care of it.

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If you want a blast from the past, Hexen GLES is going to run you about $2.14 in the Play Store. Just make sure you dig up your "game disk" first.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

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

    Ok, kinda freakin awesome, I loved Hexen back in the day. Only real problem, I don't have any clue where my copy went to. It's kinda hard to keep track of a game that came out almost 18 years ago.

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

        Does it run all of the hexen/heretic games? Or just hexen?

        edit: Oh I see now that heretic has it's own port

  • Simon Belmont

    Ah! Finally, Hexen GLES has been released.

    Nice to see this finally. Yay!

  • Grave Uypo

    easily the best game ever. i fucking love hexen

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    i can't remember if i played this or not...granted i was 6-10 if i did so i honestly can't remember but one game it does remind me of was this game in the late 90s or maybe early 2000 where you were a fallen angel and stuff. Anyone remember what that game was?

  • Jon Garrett

    I was truly obsessed with Hexen, so much so that I got 2 tattoos on my arms. loved the hell outta this game.

  • Jon Garrett

    One game I wish they'd make for Android also is Myth !! who here remembers that?