Beyond the Grave is a Wolfenstein 3D/Doom based total conversion by J. Nicholas Lewis (aka ThunderEnema) set in the late 19th century. You play as Sartana, a highly decorated ex-union soldier and a feared bounty hunter, who was left for dead but returned as something otherworldly. Sartana will stop at nothing to get his vengeance and discover his true purpose.

Coding, Story, and Mapping by J. Nicholas Lewis (ThunderEnema)

Graphics/Sprite & Texture editing by Tristan Hill (Gerolf)

Promotional Artwork/Title Screen Artwork by Jesse Stevens

Beyond the Grave is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (in my experience, the game works best with Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems). The mod is standalone, so no additional files or software are needed to play it. The mod is free to play. Files must be UNZIPPED/EXTRACTED to play.

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Beyond the Grave: Anniversary Edition

Beyond the Grave: Anniversary Edition

Full Version 12 comments

This is a much improved and updated version of Beyond the Grave with lots of changes including new levels, new items, new enemies, improved controls...

Beyond the Grave: Anniversary Edition (old controls patch)

Beyond the Grave: Anniversary Edition (old controls patch)

Patch

This is a patch for BEYOND THE GRAVE: ANNIVERSARY EDITION ONLY! This is for people who prefer the old Beyond the Grave controls in Versions 1.00 and 1.01...

Beyond the Grave Version 1.01 Patch

Beyond the Grave Version 1.01 Patch

Patch 9 comments

This patch fixes a bug that causes the player's life to drop to 100 (if life is above 100) when attacking enemies with a kick attack after picking up...

Beyond the Grave Version 1.01

Beyond the Grave Version 1.01

Full Version 3 comments

This is the second most recent version of the gothic-western themed Wolfenstein 3D/Doom mod Beyond the Grave. New changes are illustrated in the description...

Beyond the Grave Version 1.00

Beyond the Grave Version 1.00

Full Version

Beyond the Grave is a Wolfenstein 3D/Doom based total conversion by J. Nicholas Lewis (aka ThunderEnema) set in the late 19th century. You play as Sartana...

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AiCforLife27
AiCforLife27

Finally got around to beating this. Great mod overall. I love the gothic western atmosphere, but just a few hiccups that prevent it from being a perfect 10/10 for me. If anyone does not want spoilers then stop reading here.

*spoiler* 1. What's up with the health regeneration power up being in the 2nd secret level before the final level of the game? Isn't that kind of counter intuitive since you can only enjoy it for the last level only?

2. The candy man hook power up was confusing since it stated that I had life steal with melee, which seemed like it was a passive armor regeneration instead. Was I supposed to use my fists/mighty boot instead of the Atlantean Sword/Machete instead?

3. Where do I put in the BDG code? I thought with Wolfenstein 3D it was a three button combination in game or at the title screen in the main menu.

4. Lastly, what the **** was that hitler face thing in the hedge maze in area 19? Was that supposed to be some kind of jumpscare, or does it have some kind of significance since there looks to be a switch behind it?*/spoiler*

I felt like the weapon balance was really good, although if you do decide to make a sequel I would like to suggest other classic western firearms like the Springfield Trapdoor, Mauser C96, Mosin Nagant m1891, and maybe the LeMat Revolver that has a secondary shotgun firing mode. Really solid classic western firearms for what the mod had.

The enemy roster seemed balanced for the most part. There were a few bs moments that were due mostly to my own mistakes, but nobody seemed overpowered for the most part. Music in the mod was hit or miss on some levels (some of it was a little too upbeat and out of place imho) I'd give it a solid 9/10. It was a really fun experience, and thanks for getting me into Fabio Frizzi's Zombi 1979 theme. It oddly fits a gothic western theme, and would have been epic when Sartana fights his brother in the final level. This is by far my favorite cover of the song Youtube.com

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Robco2.0
Robco2.0

Always happy to see this one's still alive and kicking.
Going to have to give it another go sometime myself.

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TheRenegadist
TheRenegadist

I just randomly stumbled on this but I gotta say it looks great, my internet is **** right now but once I get it fixed up I want to stream this ASAP.

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ThunderEnema Creator
ThunderEnema

Very cool!! If you do stream it, make sure it’s the Anniversary Edition. :)

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milinm
milinm

Hi ThunderEnema,

First of all - amazing mod. I have been playing Wolfenstein mods since 1993 and this is probably in my top 3 favourites. Already played through 3 times, and scored 100% on all kills, treasures and secrets on the third attempt. Wish you could find the "secret weapon" sooner than when you discover it ;)

Will there be a sequel?

Also, could you please list the names of all the soundtracks used in the mod?

Thank you!
- Milinm

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ThunderEnema Creator
ThunderEnema

Hi there,

There isn't a sequel yet... but I just released a new and improved version with a lot of changes including new levels, new enemies, etc. You also get that "secret weapon" earlier in the game now. :)

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Guest
Guest

Very well done and impressive looking mod, unfortunately unplayable(for me) due to y-axis movement.

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ThunderEnema Creator
ThunderEnema

Thank you for the comment. I have a new version (Version1.02: Anniversary Edition) coming out soon. Removing the y-axis movement on the mouse is one of the changes I hope to make.

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alfredomacmartz
alfredomacmartz

After see a screenshot on Google Images about this game an watch gameplays I decide to download the game, it is amazing how you made a really wonderful game about mixing the western and horror genres and I'm proud as you for play it, thanks for make this game I know that you spent a lot of time in developing, believed me, it was worth it.

Grettings from Mexico.

And for Windows 8 and 8.1 users, launch it with compatibility with XP SP3 and the game will not crash.

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ThunderEnema Creator
ThunderEnema

I am glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for playing!

Also, thanks for including troubleshooting info for windows users with versions later than Window 7

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