THE DARK MOD was once a total conversion of Doom 3, and is now a STANDALONE GAME with the release of TDM 2.0! A dark and moody stealth game, inspired by the Thief series by Looking Glass Studios.
As a spiritual successor to the Thief series, The Dark Mod does everything right. Like Thief: Deadly Shadows, it offers much improved graphics over Thief and Thief II, most noteably dynamic shadows, and unlike TDS it also gives the player more freedom rather than more loading zones. TDM makes climbing fun.
TDM doesn't have an official campaign yet, but the user community is thriving and growing. In the year TDM has existed, it has more fan-made missions than TDS has in its three years.
While combat is better than in TDS, it's still a bit too complex and frustrating. However, since the stealth mechanics are excellent and I don't care much for combat at all, I'm still giving it a 10/10.
To all those nay-sayers, I have a simple task for you: Play the climbing area in the training mission and then go back to one of the classic Thief games and do some crate stacking and mantling... =) (Be warned: Doing so will probably kill your enjoyment of Thief completely. ^^ )