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Doom Fighters turns the classic Doom II into a beat 'em up

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Doom mods do a lot of things from small adjustments to total conversions and Doom Fighters is one of the most interesting I've seen recently that turns Doom II into a beat 'em up.

Released on October 10 is genuinely a surprise. Giving you a 3D character model for Doomguy, you run around and beat up monsters. You get to punch, kick, grab enemies, fly away with them and more. The developer mentioned they do plan to expand the game to include powerful execution moves, alternate deaths, weapons and destructible environments. Sounds like multiplayer will be sorted eventually too.

It really is an actual beat 'em up and yet it's Doom II. Magnificent. Check out the trailer:

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You can run it easily on Linux with GZDoom. All you need is a copy of Doom II (GOG) in the right location, then supply the .pk3 file supplied by the mod author and you're good to go. Testing it myself today and it does work great. Looking forward to seeing more from it.

Right now it's still early days for the mod but impressive.

Grab the free mod from Mod DB.

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[email protected] Oct 13, 2021
That is very nice.
scaine Oct 13, 2021
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Quoting: [email protected]That is very nice.

And by "nice", I'm sure you mean "absolutey insane!" (in a good way).

This reminds me of... Heretic? Or was it Hexen, where one of the three characters was a fighter that just went around hitting things with spikey gloves? One of my favourite characters in fact - one of the glove upgrades in late game gave you a vampiric effect which let you tank some of the most powerful enemies in the game one on one. Happy days.

Last edited by scaine on 13 October 2021 at 4:13 pm UTC
no_information_here Oct 13, 2021
That is genuinely hilarious. They obviously put a lot of work into all those animations.
furaxhornyx Oct 14, 2021
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DMJC Oct 17, 2021
I want to see this done with sprites from Streets of Rage and/or Golden Axe. This is such an awesome idea.

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