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Doom 2 mod Total Chaos is a remarkable survival horror total conversion

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Total Chaos is a Doom 2 mod that runs on the GZDoom (opens in new tab) source port. It drops you into coal mining country on a spooky island where everything is definitely fine and monster-free.

It looks incredible, and shows how far modders can stretch GZDoom. We covered the early screenshots and videos years ago (opens in new tab), but it's finally out, and should be the perfect post-Halloween treat if you have Doom 2, GZDoom and 2.59 GB of space on your hard drive. 

The mod features six chapters, eight enemy types and a bunch of guns. Ammo is hard to come by, however. According to the mod's creator "you will mostly be relying on tireirons, pickaxes, shivs, and garden tools" to bludgeon enemies to death. You can craft them and upgrade them throughout the campaign.

If you want to give it a go, you can download the files from ModDB (opens in new tab). While you're waiting, why not check out our collection of some of the weirdest Doom mods ever (opens in new tab).

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.