You'll battle cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors in your quest to stop Tchernobog. You must not only defeat the Cabal--you must scour its dread name from human memory. If that means eradicating everyone and everything the Cabal has ever tainted, so be it. Of course, you'll first have to make your way through fortresses, castles, mines, mansions, and estates guarded and kept by Tchernobog's malevolent servants. Fortunately, it is wits that make the hero, and although you're in serious danger of losing yours, you've got enough left to improvise some pretty effective tools of destruction. Aerosol hairspray can be frightening enough on its own, but apply it to a lighter flame and you've got an instant flamethrower (kids, don't try this at home!). Likewise, a flare gun can brighten your prospects considerably against even the grimmest odds, which is to say nothing for shotguns, Tommy guns, and dynamite. Who knows,...
Nearly two decades after release, and Blood still remains perhaps the finest game Monolith Productions bestowed upon undeserving mankind - and, considering they produced many a fantastic and unique first person game, several of them being among my personal favorites - that is definitely telling something.
Blood is a darkly humorous and often morbid, long and, even by 90s FPS standards, challenging journey.
You'll fight your way through huge, thematically and visually extremely varied, highly atmospheric and intricately designed levels filled with references to (or sometimes directly based on) famous pieces of horror cinema and literature.
Large arsenal of weapons is on player's disposal, ranging from your standard FPS pieces like shotgun and machine gun, to a pretty creative stuff like a can of hairspray used in conjunction with a lighter that turns your unfortunate enemies into pretty flames, to a voodoo doll and several different types of dynamite. Every single weapon is insanely fun and satisfying to use, in a way that is rarely seen today.
This game is simply a must play for any at least semi-serious FPS fan. Blood's best qualities were untouched by time, and it is sure to satisfy anyone who likes a fun and challenging FPS. Blood is also a perfect example of that sheer creativity and quality of game design that is sadly all but gone from modern FPS games.