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!
I rarely write reviews on mods / games but I decided to make an exception and drop a few lines to support my high rating on this awesome mod. I'm quite a few years older than majority of moddbers so I can clearly remember the day Wolf3D shareware was released and how hyped I was about it (truth be told, I was like 9 y.o. at the time) and I do remember how big of a revolution Doom shareware was when it was released. At the time that Doom and DoomII were released I didn't have an internet connection and I didn't really use BBSs so I didn't really know anything about WADs and I moved to newer games in the mid 90s (Duke3D, other Build engine games, Quake, later Unreal etc.) but from time to time I still ran good old Doom and to this day I'm surprised how fresh it still feels. My last "rendez vous" with Doom was a couple of years back when I played it on Xbox (don't judge me :) ) and then I heard on a certain vlog from Total Biscuit about Brütal Doom and how awesome it was. I kinda forgot about it until a few days ago when I finally decided to give it a shot. I'm pretty lost for words but all I'd like to say is that it really improves on good old Doom formula, action is tense and graphics (along with GZDoom) are really neat even if maps themselves are based on 2 decades old engine. It is one of few titles I've played in recent years when I wanted to play just another map, and then another, and another etc. Admittedly mod is a wee bit tricky to set up if you aren't into WADs but it's well worth your time. If Doom was ever near and dear to your heart or if this is going to be your first date with it I suggest you do it the Brütal way.
This is Doom perfected for a newer generation, with all the EXTREME insanity of the 80s or early 90s packed into one neat package. For the newer gamers, aiming down the sight is in place for some guns. But it isn't even the usual ADS, it actually AFFECTS how some of the guns function, especially with the Assault Rifle. None of the guns are "useless" or "weak" with that in mind, and you'll find yourself switching quite often even to the very first weapon which just so happens to BE the Assault Rifle! With all these tasty and much more satisfying guns than the originals, you'll paint walls RED with the blood of your demonic enemies as you brutally MURDER them in a variety of ways. But they put up just as much of a fight, moving faster, hitting harder, and doing UNEXPECTED THINGS like my much hated and terrifying Cocademon... God, those things are STILL terrifying!
Please, if you're a fan of the Doom series like me, you MUST NOT pass this mod up. It's quite possibly the best the Doom mod community has to offer! It's Doom the way you truly imagined it and in the image of the infamous comic!! With impressive sound effects, gore effects, and in canon animations for an impressive mod! Get it right away!
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This mod doesn't just add blood and gore, it adds modern(relative to the old doom at least) fps elements to update doom. This is almost a total conversion, so many things have been tweaked and added, and yet it's pretty balanced over all. There are so many things done here besides modifying the base game that you can tell the author put his heart into it.
The only reason I don't give this a ten is because of the allied/rescued marines. There should be an option to turn them off completely(If there is, my apologies, I didn't find it in the options menus)and maybe some sliders so you can tweak them. I know you could just ignore them, but that doesn't "feel" right either. It's only a minor flaw in a great mod.
This mod makes the game more challenging, but also more fun. There were quite a few times I was left speechless or smiling from ear to ear. It's definitely worth a try, I can almost guarantee you'll like it.
This mod is everything you've come to expect from Brutal Doom, and more. The music is awesome, the gore is well implemented, the weapons are immensely satisfying, etc. However what keeps this mod from being a full 10/10 is the multitude of bugs I've been facing that hold it back a little.
For example, the sprites for some pickup items fail to disappear once you've collected them. This can get confusing in later levels where you're trying to get the ammo from all of the enemies you just killed, but you don't know whether you got it or not. The Hud also seems to be way too small for the newest version of this mod; making it difficult to manage your health and ammo during some of the more intense situations.
However, this mod is still one of my favourites to date, and stands out as one of the most fun, addictive, and intense modifications for any game out there. I HIGHLY recommend it.
THIS IS THE MOST INTENSE, GORY, BRUTAL, DEMONIC AND INSANE MODIFICATION OF DOOM I HAVE EVER SEEN AND PLAYED IN MY ENTIRE ******* LIFE. IF THIS WENT OUT BACK IN THE 90'S THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRIES WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY DOMINATED AND TEABAGGED by Id software. Needless to say, it would have also been DESTROYED!!! XD
Seriously, I have never felt so exciting when I saw the changes of what you made, especially adding the add-ons for the mod such as a new visor HUD for Doomguy, as well as new sound effects for both objects, action and from the zombies. Also, let us not forget the capability of RIPPING AND TEARING THE ******* **** OUTTA THOSE POOR BASTARDS WITH YOUR BEAR HANDS!!! XD
The hordes of hell are a lot more in number, more than you can count in DooM 3, which I definitely like due to the fact that you have the urge to spend up all your ammunition of every weapon for them demons without thinking twice. That is what I like.
I also like adding on the mod's music remixes of the classic DooM soundtrack. It feels more hardcore, more awesome, more BRUTAL, and more crazy. Makes you wanna pump your muscles and start off the slaughtering and saving mankind. In other words, this game just got more MANLIER in all manners.
But I must warn all of you reading this before playing it. This mod is not, and I repeat, not for the faint-hearted, a.k.a. a non-hardcore gamer. And like every people say, once you go in, you ain't coming out of it.
The only flaw I see is that the chainsaw shooting bullets? Put that one out, plz! Also, I see not music tracks have been remixed, such as those from TNT Evilution and the Plutonia Experiment.
Other than, BEST MOD EVER!! Well done, Sgt_Mark_IV.
Mazing level of details, perfect merge between 3d and 2d, more AAA games should have this kind of feel while playing, it's real different, it's been a great while of time since I play a game like this one, I'm definitely going do show this to my brother, game is all he's been doin lately, can't say it's bad ;)