Brutal Doom v20 footage is bloodier than ever


Sure, you could question why Brutal Doom needs destroyable bodies. It has no legitimate purpose—in fact, it's a ridiculous waste of ammo. But then, it's Brutal Doom. Yes, the B in Brutal is capitalised because it's a name, but it's also capitalised in spirit. Sometimes being Brutal means splashing about in '90s sprite-based guts.

Is it helpful? No. Is it Brutal? Yes. That is literally the point.

Spreadable body bits were removed from Brutal Doom's v19 update. For the long-awaited and still unreleased v20, they'll be back. Here you can see just what that means.

Inevitably, whenever I bring up Brutal Doom, someone complains that there are other Doom mods worthy of attention. This is entirely true! Here's a bunch of them.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.