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Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller

DOS - 1994

Also available on: 3DO

Alt name Hell
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Adult, Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi, Detective / Mystery
Publisher GameTek UK Ltd., GameTek, Inc.
Developer Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Perspective 3rd-Person
3.42 / 5 - 38 votes

Description of Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller

The first game from Take 2 is a fun cyberpunk-meets-Inferno romp with an interesting plot: in the future where Hell is proven to exist and demons have real jobs, you play a police couple Gideon and Rachel who inexplicably become wanted criminals overnight.

You must find out why you've been betrayed, and by whom. Dennis Hopper's voice is the only high-point of voice acting in this game, and most dialogues go on forever. Still, the game is recommended for some good (tough) puzzles and truly epic length, with multiple solutions and optional sub-plots.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Wolfdale 2024-01-23 1 point DOS version

The usual imgmount iso image dont works for me.

Manage to get game working using abandonware Hell-A-Cyberpunk-Thriller_DOS_EN_ISO-Version.RAR version
In dosbox
mount c c:\dosgames
mount d c:\dosgames\hell\cd -t cdrom
cd hell

Thanks for the files.

gofishus 2022-09-08 2 points just get the executable from here it runs fine on modern versions of windows, the version from myabandonware is too much hassle to get to work

membrane 2022-01-02 4 points

Seeing all the frustrated comments about installing and running this game is, for me, half the nostalgia, lmao. This game never ran properly and i'm glad the new generation today is enjoying it in the same way, broken as intended.

John Soliongco 2021-06-01 0 point


Corvus 2019-10-23 0 point

I try many times.... Please video guide How run this game. Thank you very much.

Kill0byte 2016-05-20 5 points

There's a much simpler way to get the game playing. All you need is the "cd" folder from the zip file. Instead of doing all that drag and dropping you can just mount your c: drive as normal, then mount the cd folder as drive d: with the -t cdrom parameter and install the game. Any time you run the game, you need the cd folder mounted as drive d: because the game requires the cd, but other than that, it's straightforward. It's no more difficult than installing any dos game, really.

Disabling the shadows in game does improve the performance quite a bit, too so that was a good tip. Thanks for that.

sparkydirt 2016-05-06 3 points

Ok; finally found the correct way to run this game. In these simple steps.
1: unzip file, find a folder marked CD, open it select all, copy and paste the contents into the main directory. Drag the file with the full game into DOSbox to mount it to C:
2:mount the virtual cd drive. simply type
mount d C:\your file path as it shown. at the end put the/ -t cdrom command if done correctly it will say msxdx is mounted as cdrom.
3: type install. You can speed it up with alt+ f12 be patient and wait for it to install, follow menu, select your options and exit to C: (You should only have to do this once, as DOSbox will create a folder in your directory with your save games and the background texture files marked as TAKE 2 it creates a second folder that says HELL. Next time you want to run the game, all you have to do is drag this folder HELL from the Take 2 folder into DOSbox, mount the virtual cd drive with the -t cdrom command and then type HECK. No more waiting to have it reinstall. Also a word of advice, if you turn off the "shadow" feature in the game menu options it will speed up the game greatly, as this function serves no purpose and really doesn't look that great on modern PC's anyway as it slows the game down (thanks to a reviewer on youtube; and an other guy who helped develop the game.) The mystery is solved, enjoy. Thank you myabandonware for making it available for us. 5/5/2016

sparky-dirt 2016-05-04 4 points

Finally got this game to run on Doxbox 7.4; granted with the title of the game it's definately HECK to get running. Ok easiest steps.
After you download the game and unzip the file, open the directory and look for a folder marked CD; this particular folder you will want to open ,copy, and paste it's contents into the main game directory. You can delete the folder after you've done so, so as long as you make sure it's added to the rest of the game files. Next step: You can drag your game file and have DOSbox open it to mount it and give you the file path also; You need to mount a virtual CD drive; first type the following-(you can look up how to mount a virtual cd drive.) the command is always -t cdrom )
ok, next step.
mount d c:\"whatever your file path is etc."\ -t cdrom
if done correctly it will tell you msxdx is mounted. Now comes the aggravating part. type INSTALL (what this does is take you into the menu that unpacks the rest of the game's textures on the backgrounds otherwise it won't show up when you launch the game; it's a pain in the butt and takes a few moments but you can speed up the process by hitting alt+f12 to bump Dosboxes processor up a bit; you'll know when it works because it may only take about 2 minutes be patient, and then have you select your options and exit the menu. back into C:
type Heck. If you did everything correctly you'll notice the backgrounds on the main menu are now visible. The biggest pain I can see is that you apparently have to pull up the INSTALL option in DOS; after mounting the virtual CD drive every time you want to play HELL. I don't know if there is a way out of this, so if you plan on playing the game, make a day of it; So far the game looks and plays great, a little slow for an early 90's title but I'm ecstatic I got it to work. Oh and Stephanie Seymour from the Guns n roses November rain vid plays a human hologram; get ya a walkthrough and enjoy. If anyone figures a work-around the install step to make the backgrounds load right, let me know. I tried copying the folder after the game made a Take2 directory in my main folder, but it still doesn't load without going through the install menu; and if you load it without, you get sound and video and characters, but no backgrounds... hope this helps.

DoranAughneyWASsexy1990s 2016-01-28 -1 point

stupid game that I can't run!!!!!!!!!!!!!
just work damn you....JUST WORK!!!!!!!!!
why? why? why???????

poormanisme 2016-01-28 -3 points

another game that is too hard for people
like me to get up and going.....i long for the day
of PLUGnPLAY, i don't want to have to mount anything
or use some damn program to make another program THINK
i have the game in my dvd drive.......sad is me!

Kitana 2016-01-23 0 point

I can't run this game :c

PrinceAres 2015-07-20 1 point DOS version

DosBox keeps telling me that it "can't find This confuses me.

JayDee 2015-05-07 0 point DOS version

game runs fine soundwise but i dont get any background graphics.the characters and clickable items are visible on a black background

Desperate Gamer 2015-05-05 -1 point DOS version

I owned this game in 1995, couldn't get it to work then on Windows 95, cant get it to work now with DOS Box, please help!

Frank 2014-10-22 1 point DOS version

Disregard my last comment. Run install from CD directory. Speed up cycles using ALT-12 and wait.

Frank 2014-10-22 -2 points DOS version


You will find a folder named "CD". Copy contents of folder into previous folder, "HELL".
Run dosbox
mount C
open folder HELL
run "heck".

Should be good to go.

MITSUBI 2014-09-02 0 point DOS version

just installed the game(D-Fend_v2.0.62.42) works perfect ,both music and spech sounds clear.

meechi 2014-01-26 -2 points DOS version

I don't know. DoxBox crashes when I try to launch.

eddy 2013-11-27 1 point DOS version

how run this game

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