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This mod makes Doom 2 a third-person hack-and-slash

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The work of modder Edy Pagaza, the Doom: Eternal Slayer mod adds a 3D player model with modern Doomguy's sword to classic Doom 2 so you can rip and tear up the old levels with something closer to the new game's combat. 

The mod isn't finished yet, with more melee weapons and a collection of ranged weapons still to be added, but it is already playable. Seeing a rounded marine run through MAP01: Entryway carving up pixel imps is weird, although it pairs well with Andrew Hulshult's remake of the original music (opens in new tab).

You can download the current version of Doom: Eternal Slayer from ModDB (opens in new tab). According to the description, "this is the base of the mod. Also, will contain an exclusive boss fight with the marauder and icon of sin. But will take some time to release it."

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.