Hexen

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Hexen
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: GT Interactive Software (US, Europe), Game Bank (Japan)
Developer:
Original system(s): PC
Publisher(s) of original games: id Software
Developer(s) of original games: Raven Software
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (15 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: 3D Action[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-18612G
Sega Rating: Violent Content
Sega Saturn
US
T-25406H
ESRB: Mature
Sega Saturn
EU
T-25405H-50
BBFC: 12
Sega Saturn
DE
T-25405H-50
USK: 18
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[5] T-25405H-50
BBFC: 12
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FHEX02SSC
OFLC: MA15
Sega Saturn
BR
191x36
Tectoy: 18+
Non-Sega versions

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Hexen (ヘクセン) is a first person shooter developed by Raven Software as a sequel to their earlier game, Heretic. It was published for the Sega Saturn by GT Interactive Software in 1997.

Gameplay

Three heroes are selectable, representing speed, power and balanced gameplay.

History

It runs on the engine that powered Doom, and is said to be one of the more popular "Doom clones" from around that era.

Hexen brought RPG elements and non linear progression into the genre, and expanded on these in it's sequel, which was never ported to consoles.

Versions

The Saturn port is considered better than the PlayStation port by running at a higher framerate, but falls behind the Nintendo 64 port and PC original, due to slowdown and enemies always facing the player from the front (this was probably done to save memory, as the game displays enemies as sprites, not polygons)

Magazine articles

Main article: Hexen/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #95: "June 1997" (1997-0x-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #18: "April 1997" (1997-03-15)
also published in:
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Print advert in Player One (FR) #75: "Mai 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in neXt Level (DE) #1997-05: "Mai 1997" (1997-04-18)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
86
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
51
[11]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
50
[12]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
70
[13]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
86
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
73
[15]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
91
[16]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
80
[17]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
60
[18]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
25
[19]
Player One (FR)
89
[20]
Saturn Power (UK)
84
[21]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
72
[22]
Sega Power (GR)
84
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
88
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[25]
Ultra Game Players (US)
74
[26]
Sega Saturn
71
Based on
18 reviews

Hexen

Saturn, JP
Hexen Saturn JP Box Back.jpgHexen Sat JP cover.jpg
Cover
Hexen Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
Hexen Saturn US Box Back.jpgHexen Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Hexen Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Hexen sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Hexen Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Hexen Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Hexen SAT EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn, PT

Saturn, AU
Hexen Saturn AU back.jpgNospine.pngHexen Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
Hexen Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
Hexen Saturn BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
615,948,816 CD-ROM (EU) T-25405H-50 V1.002
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
615,948,816 1997-07-02 CD-ROM (JP) T-18612G V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
615,948,816 CD-ROM (US) T-25406H V1.002
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-12-12 CD-R Page
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1997-01-30 CD-R Page

References

  1. File:Hexen Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software_l.html#tab04 (Wayback Machine: 2019-12-07 02:59)
  3. http://riehlspot.simplenet.com/vgame/new/saturn.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-21 17:22)
  4. Computer & Video Games, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-12), page 49
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1997" (UK; 1997-03-12), page 66
  6. Ultra Game Players, "July 1997" (US; 1997-06-24), page 4
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1997" (US; 1997-0x-xx), page 56
  8. Sega Saturn Magazine, "May 1997" (UK; 1997-04-12), page 10
  9. CD Consoles, "Avril 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 2
  10. Consoles +, "Avril 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 128
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1997" (US; 1997-0x-xx), page 48
  12. Famitsu, "1998-04-03" (JP; 1998-03-20), page 1
  13. Fun Generation, "05/97" (DE; 1997-04-09), page 78
  14. GameFan, "Volume 5, Issue 3: March 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 29
  15. GamePro, "March 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 86
  16. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1996" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 80
  17. MAN!AC, "04/97" (DE; 1997-03-12), page 75
  18. Mega Fun, "05/97" (DE; 1997-04-02), page 88
  19. Next Generation, "May 1997" (US; 1997-04-15), page 154
  20. Player One, "Avril 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 102
  21. Saturn Power, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-xx-xx), page 76
  22. Sega Magazin, "April 1997" (DE; 1997-03-12), page 72
  23. Sega Power, "Ávgoustos-Septémvrios 1997" (GR; 1997-xx-xx), page 50
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "March 1997" (UK; 1997-02-19), page 66
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1998-10 (1998-04-03)" (JP; 1998-03-20), page 195
  26. Ultra Game Players, "March 1997" (US; 1997-02-25), page 66


Hexen

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1996-12-12 | 1997-01-30