Doom aficionados will be familiar with the mod Brutal Doom. For those of us who thought there wasn’t quite enough effing violence in the game already, this was the answer. Do we want flowery, girly, as-seen-on-Lifetime TV-commercials games? No, no we don’t. Nuts to that.
With Brutal Doom, it’s now a shitstorm of gore and swirling bullets that rivals the last half hour of Commando. And that’s something we can get on board with. Doom daddy John Romero himself once told IGN that, if released in 1993, the modded version ‘would’ve destroyed the game industry.’ That’s the kind of balls-out badassery we’re dealing with here.
The project has been ongoing since 2010, and is still finding new and brilliant ways to disgust and delight. Developer SGtMarkIV brings us this footage of v20, and it’s just as charming as ever. Stray limbs and other bloody chunks of beast-flesh fly about as usual, but what’s more important is the aftermath.
‘On v19 the dripping blood always looked the same and had an annoying sound. Now the blood will drip in different amounts depending of how much blood has hit the ceiling, and with much better new sounds,’ quoth SGtMarkIV. So, drippy blood sound enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Check it out, if you’re of stout heart and steely scrote. And, y’know, in company that won’t object to this sort of thing.