Shotguns? Boring. Rocket launchers? Who wants ’em. The one factor the Doom man has ever wanted to defeat the legions of hell are two naked fists—and possibly a cheeky kick or two, if Doom II mod Doom Fighters is something to go by.
Launched on ModDB over the weekend, Doom Fighters reimagines the basic FPS as a retro 3D brawler. Plugging into any Doom II marketing campaign you fancy, Fighters strips the slayer of his arsenal and pulls the digital camera again for some over-the-shoulder punch-ups, giving the Doomguy a chunky 3D makeover within the course of.
Now, our venerable slayer is not a posh fighter, and there aren’t many fancy combos happening on this mod. However your man hits like a truck, pummelling demons and zombies with explosive pressure. He can even decide up baddies and explosive barrels to hurl into one another, whereas the glowing crimson Crucible sword from Doom Everlasting makes an look to carve via hordes with outstanding effectivity.
With this week’s launch marking the primary model of Doom Fighters, developer edypagaza hopes to beef up the mod with destructible environments, extra weapons, a useful NPC and brutal execution strikes.
Nonetheless, even on this early state, Doom Fighters is effectively price a shot—if just for absolutely the hilarity of kicking a Cyberdemon within the shins.