THE DARK MOD is a total conversion of Doom 3, turning it into a dark and moody stealth game inspired by the Thief series by Looking Glass Studios.
Excellent mod, incredibly high production values for a total conversion. Everything about Doom 3 has changed, the engine is barely recognizable. The missions are pretty varied so far, and work continues every day with new textures, sounds, models and even gui changes. Big things are coming in v1.03
Excellent conversion of the original Thief principle to a modern, perfectly-suited engine (real-time lighting). Very close to the original series (Thief & Thief 2). Gameplay feels very similar, even with new (but useful) interaction possibilities.
The mod is supported by a huge community which provides several fan missions. Only a campaign is lacking.
Furthermore the mod team developed a tailored version of the Doom 3 map editor (called DarkRadiant).
In the spirit of the Thief games series, the Dark Mod provides excellent gameplay, stunning visuals and sounds, and stories that range across the board. There are already several dozen Fan missions set up for TDM. This first-person sneaker is a MUST for all gamers interested in stealth-style mods/games - and everyone else, too.
TDM is the next gen stealth gaming engine/mod with all the tools to create almost any kind of stealth/thieving mission.
It beats old thief games in looks, versatility and several other categories.
It looks like that when commercial developers fail to recreate good old games properly, internet communities have to do the work.
TDM has achieved it's goals quite well and I am eager to see future improvements: it is still very young, but still very close to perfection.
Finally got my paws on a copy of Doom3 and have installed THE DARK MOD.
While teh download was downloading i was checking out reviews of some of the missions, I do like intense, tight, and pressuring mansion/big building style missions so i got a farely large handful.
Anyway. The dark mod! I was so eager to play I forgot about the training mission, played the other one, the thieves den.
After choking maniacally for about 10 mins my mission finally loads. WOW this looks sexeh.
Damn, those rain effects are too pretty. Far too pretty. I'll put up with that. Lets see how the sword fight pans out, block like this aye? Shwang! clang, cling! Yeahh! I can do this! Thump, thwarrk, Fail.
Ok, round 2, arrows. The element of surprise will favour me this time. That guard took four of em! He's still up and now he's hunting for me, I'm backed into a corner waiting for him, sword at the ready. utside, then I close the door. And silence! WOW yes! This is thief! Oh yes, I peed a little bit just thenEager I run up to him, Err swing? No, err let go, oh thats it! damn how to block again? Fail no2.
Right, this time! He walks back and forth aah I see now, bonked him on his head. Flumped over. Yay! Vict000r!
Right, check the area now.. Look around trying every door imaginable twice over, hmm.. Lets see, figure out this map thing... climb over here... I see.
Ah, the ledge right ok Mantle up, jimmy onto the wall do I mantle this fence now, ah fail 3. The fence killed me! I'm learning, I'm getting there!
Now I got it, bonk the guard mantle up the fence only HALF kills me this time, yeahh pr0, see this Woaa theres a someone underneath me! crouch round this side of the wall, drop on the floor and bonk this one aswell, Ooh Yoink the purse!
In we go, and what beautiful sound effect transition from the outdoor rain, to indoor hearing the rain outside, then I close the door. And silence! WOW yes! This is thief! Oh yes, I peed a little bit just then.