If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Former Doom II Mod Unloved Bursts Onto Steam

Feeling a little Unloved?

Back in 2010, a chap named Paul Schneider brought Doom II fans an exciting mod in the form of Unloved [official site]. A traipse through the classic shooter several shades darker (way more than fifty shades) than fans were used to, it was an exercise in serving up entrails as floors and chunks of flesh scattered throughout each level.

Most importantly, it was good. It could have become its own game, honestly. Oh, wait. It looks like it has! Unloved has broken out on its own as a fully-fledged horror shooter after escaping the confines of Steam's Early Access. It's available in full now, in fact, and looks like it's well worth trying.

Outside the confines of Doom II's assets and in Unreal Engine 4, Schneider has crafted something decidedly demonic, riddled with SMGs, nailguns, and entrails. It combines procedurally-generated levels with themes centered around classical horror tropes. One level might be a basement or a medical facility. It loses a few points for how angsty it can appear at first glance, but it actually seems to have done the horror shooter right.

There's also plenty of stuff to kill. My favorite part, however, is how much blood there is. It's all Operation: Body Count up in here, without all the rats and without all the brown. I'm talking about the body count that results when rampage through each level. Not the deep crimson of every pool of blood you find throughout. I just really wanted to mention that game.

Get your occult simulator on now with Unloved, available on Steam for £6.59/8,99€/$8.99, which includes a 40% launch discount.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Sign up today for access to more supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch