Modders SAHZALPABAEL, Doomero, Alphaent and TheCamaleonMaligno have teamed up to develop a mod for Doom II called “Zion”, with the aim of bringing the weapons from this year’s Doom game into the classic Doom II engine and levels.
This “de-make”, of sorts, shows an interesting blend between modern arsenal design and classic Doom gameplay, with the visuals enhanced by Brutal Doom-style extra violence more akin to 2016’s entry in the first-person shooter series.
Though currently only in version 8 of its public alpha release, Zion already has all of the new Doom’s guns implemented, which comprise over 2,000 new sprites for what the team calls some of the “smoothest animations around.”
You can download alpha version 8 of Zion here. The mod requires a Doom II WAD, and it’s recommended to use a modern renderer such as ZDoom.