Morbus combines ideas from a variety of popular Garrysmod gamemodes and retail games. Players must make decisions on who to trust, who to stick with, and who to kill. Every player’s actions will eventually affect other players in one way or another. Morbus keeps an eerie/scary atmosphere by combining both horrific visual and audio content. Morbus has been claimed to be the scariest Garrysmod Gamemode. Morbus has many weapons for players to choose from, each fitting individual play styles. Fast paced combat and constant “on your toes” moments are commonplace in Morbus.
Imagine 'The Thing' but in the form of a Garry's Mod game mode or Zombie Survival+TTT. In other words, the best game mode on Garry's Mod or ever.The average round will start by you scourging for the best weapons you can find, then you will begin moving towards your first objective. On your way you may find other people who are heading to the same place as you so for protection you head towards your common objective. Once you arrive you ask your new friends to watch your back as you eat or sleep, once you begin the screen turns black. You hear screaming but have no idea what is going on behind you, the clock counts down till you can move once again and when you turn around you see one of friends on the floor dead, with the corpse of an alien lying next to him. At least he tried his best. Your friends go to eat and you watch their back. With your party you begin to travel again towards another group of humans, hoping that these new companions will increase your chances of survival. You stand together and discuss where you think they may be coming from and trade tips with each other, but suddenly you hear screaming and a faint voice yelp "god please no!" You rush over to assist this troubled wanderer but when you arrive it is too late. The wanderer is dead and the Alien has escaped. Disappointed your group splits and begins its trek to each mans new objective. You really need to sleep but there is no-one with you. A stranger arrives and asks if you need help. You refuse his help and suddenly he morphs into a screeching green monster, you scream but no-one hears you. Desperately you unload your clip on him, unleashing every foul word in your vocabulary, like demons breaking the gates of hell that were once strong but now wrecked due to fear. Collapsing to the floor, the monster has gotten the better of you. Now you disguise yourself as a human, hunting down those who were once your friends to spread the infection and increase your strength and fulfill your need. Feed.
This is a fantastic game mode. The biggest single thing that makes it better than Trouble in Terrorist Town is that there is something important for everyone to do, even after you're killed!
The mechanics of the game work very well. The human players, due to the needs/tasks they have to fulfill, must work together, split up, and be vulnerable for a while while filling in their need. The guns work pretty well, although I do have a favoured loadout.
As a brood alien, the transforming mechanic is well done, but the skill selection process could perhaps be streamlined to make it easier to place the skill points without alerting the human team. This isn't that big an issue though, since it's easy enough to walk around and hide in a room while choosing the skill points.
Being a swarm alien is potentially a bit boring. The ranged attack is very necessary, but compared to the brood alien, it's still a bit boring to play as a swarm alien.
The only problems I noticed while playing are that some new players don't know that the only reliable way to make more brood aliens is to kill the human players while in alien form. Some kind of quick tutorial they are forced to see when they log in may help with that, if they're willing to read directions.
This is a gametype that anyone who owns Gmod should try. It's suspenseful, atmospheric, and has very well thought-out mechanics that do an amazing job of balancing the experience for everyone.
You enter an dark building, you heard a noise. "Whats that?" you say to your companion, who screams in the distance. As you run to your friend, its too late and the Alien is right behind you.
Morbus is an mod that has A LOT of similarity with The Thing and Trouble in Terrorist Town. The mod has 2 objectives: 1. Survive and 2. Find the aliens, for the Aliens its the other way around and they have to feed on the humans. The fact that you do not know who is an Alien and who Human adds to the Horror element, an helpless feeling. There is also no blood testing what-so-ever. Its just hoping your strong enough to kill an Alien before he kills you. Running is useless, it sees you trough walls, runs fast and fighting is pretty tough.
But then it might sounds OP for the aliens... Well its not.
Aliens are capable of disguising as Humans, without them knowing you did. Picking of the weak is the key to succes, and hit and run gets you killed when you apply it to a group. Theres also no horde mechanics, stealth and action all the way.
Final verdict: 10.
Its a great game.
This mod is a must have for any owner of Gmod. People compare it to trouble in terrorist town, but it is much better. That is only the Basic idea of this mod. It is filled with horror and lots of blood shed and bone rattling screams. Although it may be scary to certain people, everyone always enjoys the thrill of this mod. Knowing that one of you is an alien in disguise makes your decisions tougher to make. killing someone that makes you nervous alerts the humans that you are a threat and possibly an alien. You have to make wise decisions in whether you want to team up with a certain person or not. And even when you have a group of trustworthy teammates, you will eventually be split up by an urgent need to complete a mission or through encounters with aliens. You can't get bored and will always have something to do in order to survive. While doing those actions you are in even greater danger. This mod is amazing and never stops entertaining you and your friends. One last thing i'll add about this mods horror element, you have to be close to someone to talk and if you get too far you can't hear. so you also have the horrors of getting lost, hearing gunshots, or worst of all, the deathly scream of a comrade losing his life to an alien.