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DOOM-like Indie Steam PC games you need to play
By Sam Jones - 24th Apr 2020Games
Action-packed games that pay tribute to Bethesda's ever-famous shooter
Bursting onto the video game scene in 1993, the DOOM franchise has seen millions of gamers hacking and blasting through Hell's mightiest creatures with an ungodly array of weapons.
Even to this day, fans of id Software and now Bethesda's action-packed FPS adore the classic pixel-style titles of yesteryear, as well as the modern pumped-up shooters in the series including the DOOM remake and DOOM Eternal. There are many developers who have grown up playing DOOM games or have been inspired by them in some way to create their own gory first-person shooter, which has resulted in some pretty awesome PC games to play.
Here, we take a look at some DOOM-like Indie Steam PC games that you need to check out.
Rated 'Overwhelmingly Positive' on Steam, Devil Daggers is inspired by DOOM and other 90s FPS & arcade games, in which you face endless legions of demons in dark in an abyssal arenas. Armed with versatile magic daggers and a fluid movement system, you'll fight to survive as long as you can.
Compete for precious seconds with Steam Friends or on global leaderboards. Your spirit and skill will be tested!
Blood: Fresh Supply
Get ready to face hell's most ghastly creatures in DOOM-esque combat with action FPS Blood: Flesh Supply. You'll battle an army of sycophantic cultists, zombies, gargoyles, hellhounds, and an insatiable host of horrors in your quest to defeat the evil Tchernobog.
Squirm through 42 loathsome levels filled with more atmosphere than a Lovecraftian mausoleum. Begin your journey armed with a simple pitchfork and earn more effective implements of destruction like aerosol cans, flare guns, voodoo dolls and more!
Plus, you can play online in co-operative mode, kill each other in 'Bloodbath' or split the difference in classic 4v4 team-based 'Capture The Flag' mayhem, or battle it out in local split-screen action.
As described by developer Saibot Studios, it's "Like the good old days".
Hellbound is a FPS in the vein of the classics such as DOOM, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood and many others. It's grotesque and brutal, and focuses heavily on action, speed and gore. You take on the role of Hellgore, a badass warrior who heads into the depths of Hell to fight beasts of horror.
The game featured on Kickstarter and is due to be released soon, but from the Story Demo and Survival Demo, we're in for a treat. Fanatical also got the chance to interview the dev team a while back.
The Apogee Throwback Pack
Not one, not two, not five... but FOUR classic FPS games are included in The Apogee Throwback Pack. Blast your way across the galaxy as British Special Agent Blake Stone in Aliens of Gold and Planet Strike, then take on an ancient evil menace as the H.U.N.T in Rise of the Triad.
Extreme Rise of the Triad ups the ante with over 40 new levels as the HUNT returns to take on even more maniacal Triad madness. There's even a RandROTT level randomizer so the ludicrous fun never ends!
Blood II: The Chosen
In a time of turmoil and decay, Blood II: The Chosen sees a dark organization with a sinister agenda casts its shadow over the world. But as their plot unfolds, an even greater evil pushes its twisted being at the very bindings of reality.
Filled with hate and vengeance, Caleb has returned to face the Cabal and its minions once again - and this time he's not alone. Can he hold the Chosen together long enough to reclaim the Cabal and the heart of his one true love? Or will his actions destroy them all?
You'll have access to four playable characters and a variety of weapons to keep pesky foes and demonic minions at bay. Expect plenty of gory violence, black humor, duel-wielding gunplay and explosive environments.
If you grab Blood II: The Chosen on the Fanatical Store, you also get the Expansion for free!
If DOOM warped into the Minecraft universe, you'd probably end up with something along the lines of Paranautical Activity. The game combines the classic FPS action of games like DOOM and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.
You'll enter procedurally generated levels with impossibly fast gameplay, as well as hidden levels, over 100 items and 40+ enemies, ridiculous bosses and kick ass Dubstep soundtrack!