The modder turned the stretchy Doom 3 into a dynamic

The modder turned the “stretchy” Doom 3 into a dynamic shooter and brought the gameplay closer to the early parts DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal

With Doom 3, the developers at id Software have deviated from the series’ usual formula, opting for slow-paced gameplay and a spooky atmosphere. Many fans consider these innovations to be an advantage, but there are also those who are dissatisfied with them. Mod last addressed Runner’s Doom 3making the game closer to the predecessors and the newest parts.

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“Tired of the slow and overly easy gameplay of Doom 3? – read the description. — This mod lets you play it like your favorite old-school run-and-gun shooters. Enjoy!”

The Rulesnote enthusiast’s mod speeds up gameplay and makes the shooter look like the first Doom, Doom II: Hell on Earth, DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal. The creator doubled the player’s movement speed, increased the damage received, the reaction speed of enemies, and the speed of weapon switching. In addition, he removed the reload and animation function when enemies spawn (now they cannot be killed before entering combat), added random encounters with monsters, made them respawn after death, and changed the Weapon models in the player’s hands (now). they are in the center of the screen and are reduced).

Also, in the main campaign (except for the first map), the mod allows you to use a double-barreled shotgun and skip lengthy parts of the maps, adds bloody effects and improves the AI ​​​​of opponents (especially the goblins – they fire more projectiles, move more active and dodge), corrects the game balance, increases the difficulty and brings new features and abilities (e.g. highlighting attacking monsters, dropping items from killed enemies, a very dark mode and automatic skipping of cutscenes). Most settings can be changed in the mod files themselves.

The author is actively improving the mod and fixing bugs: since the release of the first version (April 27, 2023), more than ten patches have been released. Latestfrom May 16 updated it to version 1.4.1.

Runner’s Doom 3 is available on moddb in two versions – for the original Doom 3 (2004) and the re-release Doom 3: BFG Edition (2012). For more gameplay snippets, see Youtube channel Ryoji Nakayama.

Among the recent fan works related to the series, Myst FPS also stands out, presenting a classic quest in the form of an old-school shooter with Doom music. The project received positive feedback from Cyan Worlds Creative Director Eric Anderson. In addition, earlier this month enthusiasts released a PC version of the turn-based shooter Doom II RPG, which was released in 2009 for mobile phones (Java ME, Blackberry) and in 2010 for iOS.

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