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NEW! (February 2016) Exclusive interview with music & sound effects developer Andreas Heitmann posted! Also new rare sticker posted over in the advertisements section!

This website is dedicated to the great German FPS The Hidden Below (THB), created in 1994 by Soft Enterprises.

A lot of love was put into the game, which is evident from the advanced engine for the time, the immersive atmosphere, and the great storyline. However, it was unfairly panned by reviewers who were head-over-heels for Doom and didn't appreciate the creativity in this game.



There is very little information about THB on the internet, probably because the game had very little distribution outside of Germany, and the game is entirely in German. This makes it difficult for an international audience to fully appreciate the game.



To rectify this, this site provides English translations of all media related to THB. Additionally, I offer downloads of hard-to-find THB demos and patches. It is my hope that by providing this information in an accessible format, more people will be able to appreciate this game for the gem that it is. Also, be sure to check out the Reviews section where you can leave your own review and comment on others.



Here's a description of the game from the back of the box:

In these corridors lurks Death...

Prepare for a three dimensional journey Into Hell. Take on a gigantic alien army alone and discover
the deadly secret deep underground.

- 20 huge levels with constantly changing design
- 40 different enemy types with individual tactics
- 14 different weapons systems and equipment
- Infrared sights and image intensifiers
- Automatic target detection system
- Several Bosses and Minibosses
- Film-quality intro and cutscenes with voice output
- High-quality sound effects with 16-bit surround sound
- Atmospheric soundtrack with dynamic music
- Different levels of detail (optional HiRes mode for fast PCs)
- Infinitely variable viewing direction
In diesen Gängen lauert der Tod...

Bereiten Sie sich auf eine dreidimensionale Reise in die Hölle vor. Nehmen Sie ganz Alleine den Kampf mit einer gigantischen Alienarmee auf, und entdecken Sie das Tödliche Geheimnis tief under der Erde.

- 20 riesige Level mit ständig wechselndem Design
- 40 verschiedene Gegnerarten mit individuellen Taktiken
- 14 unterschiedliche Waffensysteme und Ausrüstungsgegenstände
- Infrarotzielgeräte und Restlichtverstärker
- Automatisches Zielerfassungssystem
- Verschiedene End- und Zwischengegner
- Filmähnliche Intro- und Zwischensequenzen mit Sprachausgabe
- Hochwertige Soundeffekte auf 16 Kanal/16 Bit Raumklangbasis
- Stimmungsvolle Soundtracks mit ständig wechselnder Musik
- Verschiedene Detailstufen (Optionaler HiRes-Modus für schnelle PCs)
- Variabel einstellbare Blickrichtung



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