Cover Art: Heretic (PC)

Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy. 

From the Publisher of DOOM” and a rating of “Violence“. Those were selling points in 1994. While those things were both true, the Raven Software developed Heretic certainly didn’t need to rely on those things.

Heretic Box Cover Art DOS

Heretic is a fantasy adventure game and FPS. It’s based on a modified version of id Software’s Doom engine, which added things like transparency, looking up and down, gibbing, and more. It also featured a pretty revolutionary inventory system which has become a standard format since then. Heretic still lives on today via Steam and Doom source ports. It later got an indirect sequel called Hexen and a sequel of its own, Heretic II.

Heretic Wiki


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