Some games just seem particularly hard to kill. Hexen is one of them. Just recently, a Doom 3-based Hexen mod was released to great fanfare, but an equally ambitious, but much more old-school project was released around the same time. An exceptionally dedicated fan/modder known as The Ultimate DooMer has been working for the past several years on Serpent: Resurrection, an enormous (easily full-game length, probably larger than the base game itself) Hexen mod, using the modernized GZDoom engine. You need a copy of Hexen to play, but fortunately you can grab it for $10 off Steam. Easy, huh?
Back in the heyday of the 1990′s gaming scene, first person shooters were just then beginning to establish themselves as a powerhouse genre. With games like Quake, Doom, and Marathon releasing on to PC and Mac, respectively, the genre was growing into what would one day be the biggest entertainment medium genre in the world. Released amongst that same period was a small alt-world FPS by the name of Hexen.
Unfortunately, despite Hexen being a great FPS at the time, it was never really a success. Back then looking beyond the typical “shooter” mantra for a FPS just wasn’t in line with what the public wanted I suppose. As such an official Hexen hasn’t seen release in over 15 years now.
Luckily for us, the brave mod community took up the challenge and created (from Doom III) Hexen: Edge of Chaos, a true successor to the franchise that never came to be. As with all mods the new game is entirely free to download and play so long as you own Doom III.