This Doom Mod Makes the Game Play and Feel Like an ‘Aliens’ Inspired Shooter

Pretty much since day one, Doom has been the subject of much modding, and now one fan has been working on a mod that gives the classic a new twist.

Since 2016, the Doom franchise has enjoyed a resurgence, with the latest games bringing the lightning-fast action back into the genre. As one of the most influential FPS games of all time, it can sometimes be difficult to get across how much of an impact the original game had to young gamers, especially given how old it is. One thing that has helped the first two games stand the test of time is the modding community, and some mods aim to alter the look and feel of the original entirely, such as one new one.

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As spotted by PCGamesN, a modder called Dithered Output has been working for around two years on a new add-on for Doom called “Siren.” Releasing a trailer back in 2020, with a demo being available to play on the creator’s Itch.io page. What makes this mod stand out is that it changes the game to such an extent that it almost doesn’t look like a standard Doom game. In fact, it looks almost like something fans would see in an Aliens adaptation, which includes rooms full of Xenomorph-style eggs.

Set on Redark 1979, which the download page describes as a habitat beneath Mars’ Mythos ocean, the visuals are a far cry from the graphics of the original titles, though it still obviously has the blocky aesthetic that is associated with many Doom ‘clones’ from the 90s. The trailer suggests a non-stop fury of sci-fi action with a kind of survival horror vibe to it, not a million miles from James Cameron’s 1987 classic action shooter. In general, it looks like it will be a high-octane add-on that seems to stand up as a game in its own right.


Those who wish to play it will need to download the Siren demo, as well as have a copy of either Doom 2 or Final Doom. They’ll also need to have GZDoom which in itself has been used to make games like P.T. in Doom-style graphics. For now, there doesn’t appear to be any mention of when the final mod will be coming out in full.

It’s hardly surprising that the game has been modded in this way. Even the original co-creator John Romero is working on a Doom 2 add-on, which shows just how much the 1990s influential titles are still impacting the community. There may eventually come a time in which people will stop tinkering with this beloved FPS, but now doesn’t seem to be that time.


Doom is available now.

Source: PCGamesN, Itch.io (demo download page)


Source: Gamerant

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