Doom continues to be an excellent first-person shooter, even when it’s practically 30 years outdated. However that first, world-changing chapter did lack one thing that its predecessor, Wolfenstein 3D, had loads of—Nazi killin’. Fortunately a brand new complete conversion mod for Doom, known as Venturous, has mounted this and within the course of created a complete Indiana Jones-inspired recreation.
Launched all the way in which again in 1993, the unique Doom from id Software program was a giant step ahead for online game expertise and in addition helped popularize the first-person shooter style. Even at the moment, three many years later, individuals are nonetheless taking part in and modding Doom and all of its sequels. So it’s not surprising that in 2023 somebody has spent lots of time on a brand-new complete conversion mod for the unique Doom that turns the sport right into a Nazi killin’ journey spanning the globe as you search for the misplaced metropolis of Atlantis.
Venturous, developed by PixelFox, came out earlier this month however within the final week has develop into extra common as of us have found this rad adventure-themed GZDoom mod. I simply got here throughout it at the moment and ended up getting distracted for about an hour taking part in it as a substitute of doing my job and writing about it.
What instantly stood out to me about Venturous is how heavy weapons really feel. Even the beginning pistol is not any peashooter and may take down rooms of Nazis in a couple of seconds. I additionally like how the mod performs round with darkness, particularly within the first stage. You must use a torch to see in some areas. And you’ll solely maintain the torch whereas utilizing the pistol, which has restricted ammo, forcing you to generally battle at midnight should you run out of handgun bullets. Nonetheless, you can too toss the torch to gentle up areas and make fight simpler in these darkish hallways. Or you’ll be able to even chuck the flaming torch at enemies and set them on fireplace.
The mod has seven maps cut up throughout three areas with every map that includes new weapons and enemies. I particularly love the MP40 SMG because it sounds menacing and does lots of harm in a short time. The brand new lever motion shotgun can be simply nearly as good and harmful as any shotgun present in official id Software program shooters.
Developer PixelFox—who had only created two maps before this massive project—defined that they made this mod as a result of they wished to play an “Indiana Jones-style journey” in a retro shooter engine. So after a yr of studying the right way to create one thing like a complete conversion mod pack, PixelFox has completed Venturous.
You possibly can download and check out Venturous yourself at no cost. Only a heads up earlier than you hop in: You’ll have to obtain and set up GZDoom and get that every one arrange first, and this specific complete conversion requires the information file from the unique Doom, not Doom II. However after getting that sorted, you’ll be capable of get pleasure from this mod and three many years’ value of different cool stuff, too.