|genre = Third-person shooter, Action-adventure
|modes = Single-player, Multiplayer
|ratings = ESRB: T
PEGI: 11+ (Finland)
USK: 18 (uncut) |platforms = Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Amiga |media = CD |requirements = |input = Keyboard and mouse }}
Heretic II is a fantasy action-adventure game developed by Raven Software and published by Activision in 1998 continuing the story of Corvus, the main character from its predecessor, Heretic. Using a modified id Tech 2 engine, the game features a mix of a third-person camera with a first-person shooter's action, making for a new gaming experience at the time. While progressive, this was a controversial design decision among fans of the original title, a well-known first-person shooter built on the Doom engine. The score was composed by Kevin Schilder. The art design and some of the artwork itself were created by Gerald Brom.
His search leads him to an ancient Seraph named Morcalavin. Morcalavin is trying to reach immortality using the seven Tomes of Power, but he uses a false tome, as Corvus has one of them. This has caused Morcalavin to go insane and create the plague. During a battle between Corvus and Morcalavin, Corvus switches the false tome for his real one, curing Morcalavin’s insanity and ending the plague.
Heretic II: A Shooter to Die For.(Raven Software Corp.'s Heretic II action game)(Software Review)(Evaluation)
Apr 01, 1999; Remember Corvus? He was the hero of Raven Software Corp.'s Heretic, one of the finest first-person games to be based on the Doom...