Prepare to see the most disturbing, sadistic and morbid manifestation of violence that you ever seen in your life. This is the definitive gameplay enhancement mod for the GZDoom and Zandronum engines. Warning: After you see it, it cannot be unseen!
Updated to RC 1.22, December 12th, 2014. Fixed a few errors in MAP10 and MAP17. If you thought Brutalized Hardcore was tough, you haven't seen anything yet. Overkill will throw more at you and will generally won't give you a breather for your trigger finger. For the bloodthirsty and masochistic players, be it alone or with friends in co-op! Standard and Hardcore editions are on the downloads list on the description.
This is a project that originally stemmed from a file I named "Doom Co-op" which started off way back in 2006 or 2007 with increased monster count more or less plus a few sound and minor graphics visuals but I eventually moved into actually adding new sections to both original sets of maps (except episode 4 of Doom) on top of making it suitable for single and co-op multiplayer.
Now with the Brutal Doom mod flourishing, it made my original Doom Co-op very fun to play so what did I do? I further increased difficulty of the maps once for the standard Brutalized set but a second time for Hardcore Brutalized. They are both playable with or without Brutal Doom but it increases difficulty twofold or threefold with the mod.
The biggest difference between Brutalized and Hardcore Brutalized is that I fixed up all the unclosed sector errors (courtesy of id that went unnoticed and were extremely minor) and some goof ups of my own (the E2M6 lowering floor HOM near start) when I jacked up the difficulty for Hardcore, on top of additional edits to two later Doom 2 levels.
On a side note, playing this with vanilla Doom or Doom 2 is not recommended as there are some linedefs that utilize Boom style line actions and at times more than 128 sprites visible in really hectic battles so if one must play "pure", use a limit removing port such as Boom/prBoom as the bare minimum.
Note: This is not Brutal Doom exclusive! You can play this with any mod you desire or even without mods!
Second note: This version is an official upload by the author and not by an unauthorized third party.
These are replacement levels only and is not an IWAD, so these cannot be used as an IWAD to circumvent the need for an IWAD to use PWADs.
New in RC 1.2: E3M2 and E3M3 have been edited, but not fully tested.
Brutalized Standard - v1.02 Final. No longer updated or supported.
Brutalized Hardcore - "Hell on Earth" edition, Updated 3/3/13. Fixed E1M4 blue door.
Optional Brutal music - For Ultimate Doom. Updated 3/2/13. Changed some songs around from D2 version.
Optional Brutal music - For Doom 2. Updated 3/2/13
Rock It! 2.5 - For both Doom & Doom 2. Completely new music to use. Uploaded 7/17/13
Brutal Mix Up - For Both Doom & Doom 2. Combines tunes from Rock It and Brutal Music WADs. Uploaded 7/31/13.
Optional third party downloads:
Doom Music Inversion - Changes high notes to low and vice versa. For both Doom games and works on Vanilla DOOM.EXE.
Derivative projects by others: Doom Extended Edition, by Conan - Comment link