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Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

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  • Summary: You'll battle cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors in your quest to stop Tchernobog. You must not only defeat the Cabal--you must scour its dread name from human memory. If that means eradicating everyone and everything the Cabal has ever tainted, soYou'll battle cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors in your quest to stop Tchernobog. You must not only defeat the Cabal--you must scour its dread name from human memory. If that means eradicating everyone and everything the Cabal has ever tainted, so be it. Of course, you'll first have to make your way through fortresses, castles, mines, mansions, and estates guarded and kept by Tchernobog's malevolent servants. Fortunately, it is wits that make the hero, and although you're in serious danger of losing yours, you've got enough left to improvise some pretty effective tools of destruction. Aerosol hairspray can be frightening enough on its own, but apply it to a lighter flame and you've got an instant flamethrower (kids, don't try this at home!). Likewise, a flare gun can brighten your prospects considerably against even the grimmest odds, which is to say nothing for shotguns, Tommy guns, and dynamite. Who knows, you may even find that there are some spirits on your side when you find yourself clutching a voodoo doll. [Monolith] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Blood is everything "Quake" should have been. It offers unparalleled single player gameplay, dozens of beautiful visual effects, tons of new weapons, and killer multiplay. I've had more fun playing Blood in the past day than I have playing any other game in the past year.
  2. 90
    Blood's flaws are easily swept aside when your guns start blasting and the bodies start falling. If you crave a good, violent corridor shooter, this is a great addition to your PC library. It's bloody fun--right down to the last drop.
  3. An excellent implementation of the BUILD engine that makes for a tuly wicked shoot-'em -up. [July 1997, p.208]
  4. By far the most extraordinary feature of Blood has to be its sound effects. They are nothing short of incredible. 'Manamax and spear books,' the cultists shriek, alongside something not dissimilar to the word 'bollocks'. The zombies endlessly crow about 'Brainssssss'. Set a fanatic on fire and he screams like a girl: 'It burns! Oh god it burns,' before melting into a heap of steaming entrails accompanied by the appropriate popping and sizzling effects.
  5. It's derivative, it's violent, and definitely tasteless at times - but it's almost always fun...If you like 3D shooters, give Blood a try. You might find that being totally evil - at least in a game - can feel pretty "damn" good.
  6. If Monolith could have tied the level design and action more closely to a real storyline, worked to smooth the engine a little, and created a few new types of monsters, Blood might have risen another notch or two up the 3D food chain. As it stands, the game is a little too uneven to be successful.
  7. The whole thing is so over the top that it ends up being like a B-movie gore-fest – more silly than scary. Still, plenty of folk are going to be offended. Once past the blood-hook, though, the game is a mixed bag.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. RobeTS.
    Jan 16, 2005
    10
    One of the best games ever made. I had to turn the lights on when I played.
  2. BrianT.
    Oct 20, 2004
    10
    Outstanding game!!!
  3. mr.fab
    Nov 9, 2008
    10
    A brilliant game that still holds up even in 2008. Hilarious, violent, gory, and damn fun. Really, a game that hits all the old-school FPS A brilliant game that still holds up even in 2008. Hilarious, violent, gory, and damn fun. Really, a game that hits all the old-school FPS highs. It's as fast and furious as you want it, and you'll keep coming back for more. Expand
  4. KingDoom
    Jan 18, 2005
    10
    Still like this game /2005.
  5. StOoM
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    The best Build engine game by far. Kicks Duke Nukem's ass. I'd go as far as to say this is Monolith's best game until F.E.A.R. The best Build engine game by far. Kicks Duke Nukem's ass. I'd go as far as to say this is Monolith's best game until F.E.A.R. 8 years later. If you like FPS games at all this is an absolute must. RELEASE THE SOURCE CODE, MONOLITH. Expand
  6. TimC.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    The original underrated stone cold classic.
  7. Jul 24, 2013
    8
    With silly, zany, over-the-top gore and, well, blood abundant, this classic PC FPS takes the formula of Doom and sets it in an ersatz EvilWith silly, zany, over-the-top gore and, well, blood abundant, this classic PC FPS takes the formula of Doom and sets it in an ersatz Evil Dead world with one-liners and elements clearly inspired by zombie horror slasher flicks. Blood is not groundbreaking or technically amazing, but it is enormous fun. Expand

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