Hexen II is a first-person shooter developed by Raven Software and published iD Software. The game takes place on the planet of Thyrion some years after the first Hexen. The planet has been conquered by Eidolon, an evil entity known as a Serpent Rider, and it is up to players to fight him across four unique continents.
Gameplay is split between fighting enemies and solving puzzles. Players must search each level from top to bottom to find hidden switches and items in order to progress.
Hexen II introduces RPG elements to the series. Players can kill enemies and gain experience points to level up attributes such as health and mana. Furthermore, players can gain unique spells whenever they reach a certain level. Hexen II features four classes to choose from. The Paladin uses axes and swords. The Crusader uses magic and blunt objects. The Assassin has the advantage of speed and ranged attacks. Finally, the Necromancer uses powerful magic to defeat foes.
Hexen II has a fairly robust multiplayer, allowing four or more players to take down the evil forces of Eidolon together. Players who prefer to go solo still can in single player. Lastly, a death match mode is provided for those who want to go head to head with friends or foes.