About Gloom

Gloom is a Quake II modification that blends fast paced action and strategy to create a unique gameplay expierience that will take many years to master. Featuring 16 classes, each with their own unique abilities and tactics, over 300 custom-made Gloom maps and rock solid servers, it's no wonder Gloom is one of the most popular Quake II mods still played today.

Goals

The goal of each game is to exterminate the other team. To do this, you must eliminate all the opposing players and all of their spawn spots, so they cannot respawn. When a side is totally eliminated, the other team wins. For humans, they spawn from teleporters. Aliens spawn from eggs, which regrow after an alien emerges. Each side has one class which can build new spawns, create defenses and possibly repair friendly units. This class is the engineer for the humans and the Breeder for the aliens. There is a limit on how many structures you can build in a single game - the number on the top right side of the screen is how many build points your team has left to build. Some maps have different objectives that need to be fulfilled in order to win, these will usually be explained when you first enter the level at the introduction area.

When you start the game, you will only be able to pick two classes - the 'builder class' and the 'base class' (engineer, grunt or breeder, hatchling). Choosing the better classes costs frags. Them more frags you have, the better classes you will be able to choose. You will not earn any frags as the Stalker or Mech except for killing an enemy Stalker/Mech, Stinger/Commando, Guardian/Exterminator or enemy spawn. Every enemy player you kill otherwise will earn you one frag, regardless of which class either of you are.


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Some 'new' better looking models and other some minor tweaks.

Changes:

  • High polygon models for humans troops.
  • High polygon models for aliens.
  • Added Gloom Config Setup. (helps configure gloom)
  • Tweaks made for installer.

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New Installer + Video

New Installer + Video

News 7 comments

New installer for new players. Only thing you need is copy of Quake II + Quake II 3.20 patch or Quake II Demo.

Gloom Is Still Here

Gloom Is Still Here

News 5 comments

Over 6 years later and still nothing in here so I took over the moddb/gloom site and updated info, screens, videos and added standalone installer.

A Year in Review - August

A Year in Review - August

Feature 6 comments

2009 has been a fantastic year for modding and indie gaming. With the highest amount of recorded featured releases ever on ModDB it can still go over...

ModDB Video Spotlight - August 2009

ModDB Video Spotlight - August 2009

Feature 8 comments

August is done and dusted with many big named mods for both Unreal Tournament 3, Half-Life 2 and Fallout 3 coming out, it's easy to say that last month...

SWars Gloom (Beta 2)

SWars Gloom (Beta 2)

Multiplayer Map 0 comments

Title: SWars Gloom +++ Version: Beta 2 +++ Release date: 2009-05-31 +++ Filename: swg_beta2.bsp +++ Author: DeeKae +++ It's a remake of the map Gloom(.bsp...

All Map Pack

All Map Pack

Full Version 0 comments

Containing almost every custom made gloom map in existence. Once downloaded, extract the .pak files to your gloom directory. This pack contains all maps...

Gloom 1.3

Gloom 1.3

Full Version 0 comments

Quake II is required with 3.20 patch or Quake II Demo. With demo most textures will be missing. Extract in Quake II directory.

Gloom 1.3 Installer

Gloom 1.3 Installer

Full Version 2 comments

Quake II is required with 3.20 patch or Quake II Demo. With demo most textures will be missing.

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TES_Chrisse
TES_Chrisse

This mod is really good.
I like it Happy :)

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Tei
Tei

A nice mod with a big community.

If you like this one, play Natural Selection(HL1) and Tremulous (Q3) too!

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lillbrorsan
lillbrorsan

Im still playing Gloom on my monster machine as i did 3 years ago when i sat on an old P2 233mhz 128mb ram and voodoo2. Totally rulz.

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PsychoBrat
PsychoBrat

*sighs*

Those were the good ol' days... I made a couple of maps for Gloom ("Gloomy Hallways" was one of them... you've probably never heard of it let alone played it... it was never really popular :P).

Yes, I'd have to say Gloom is my all-time favourite mod. EVER.

-jEFF

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Lt_Voss
Lt_Voss

I vaguely remember Gloomy hallways... mostly because I last played it back in 2008 or something.

I miss Gloom. I remember playing on a German server because by the time I discovered Gloom there were no active US servers. Heh. I remember my first time playing: I wondered why the exterminator wouldn't damage the stinger and until I looked at the info page I thought the game was broken. ;)

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MaGn0lia
MaGn0lia

This is the best mod ever, you can't say that you are a good player unless you can't make it with your team!

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