When I played Doom for the first time I found it to be quite brutal, but now that I look at Brutal Doom, I realize that the game’s goriness was actually quite toned down. Brutal Doom is immensely popular right now, as it gives people a very good reason to pick up the classic shooter once more, so many years after its original release. The gameplay mod was created in 2010 by Sergeant_Mark_IV, and it has recently received a new version named Version 20b. The main additions include an improved melee system, better gibs, more death animations and performance improvements, not to mention the substantial new map pack, which adds new locations and plenty of enemies.
Separately, the team behind Version 20b has also released something called a “Starter Pack Map Pack” that comprises no less than 32 new maps, which depict realistic outdoor areas and cities. The pack actually offers a sizeable playable campaign with its own story and progression, and according to its creators, it looks like the missions that take place on Earth also include daytime progression, as the first map starts off at dawn while the next one takes place at noon, and so on.
Below you will find a gameplay trailer that shows off Version 20b of Brutal Doom.