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!
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!
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.
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 ;)
Amazing gore and particle visual effects. The player's and enemies' projectiles look much more deadly. This is almost how the default game should be. The greatest part is that it can be combined with custom maps or other mods for even greater gameplay experience.
As a person who came to this mod rather late, I had high expectations, for surely such a well renowned mod had to be good. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed.
The controls are tight, the guns are gratifying as Hell to discharge into groups of screaming demonic sprites, and its a welcome update to the granddaddy of FPS. Its what I love about the older generation of shooters, but pleasantly modernized.
Can't wait for v.20 to be released!
Insanely amazing mod... inspired me to make my HUD mod. I can't get enough of it, and all the submods it has spawned. I am amazed by the amount of trolling this mod gets from people angry at Sgt. Mark for his views I guess? I don't even know any of the drama, nor do I care... all I know is that I love the original Doom, and I love this.
If you don't like it, surprisingly enough no one is forcing you to play it - so move on and play something you do like, and let whoever enjoys this enjoy it. It is a game after all.
I have been an FPS fan my whole life and have personally placed the original Doom games at the top of my list. Brutal Doom doesn't take anything away from the original Doom that makes it amazing but enhances the experience 10 fold. It's harder, nastier, faster, and has incredible sounds and visual effects without ruining the classic look of Doom. The real-time lighting is beautiful and the brass ejection sounds couldn't be any better. I laugh out loud when gibs stick to the ceiling and walls and splat on the ground after the room is silent. It's complete overkill madness and mayhem in every way. You paint the maps red with gore by the time you complete a level. The fatalities are satisfying and truly brutal as possible. I can't find anything significant enough to score this mod below a 10/10. I am picky as hell about new games because old games are so much better to me and Brutal Doom adds what is needed to really feel like you are in hell with no rules and a bunch of big guns! With that said I must end this short review and play some more BRUTAL DOOM! There are still plenty of walls I need to paint red for my dear Daisy :P Cheers.