Doom and Doom 2 get a Norse makeover with this total conversion mod

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There's a brand new total conversion mod out for both Doom and Doom 2 today, and it transforms the game into a viking battle simulator.

The new mod, called Rekkr (opens in new tab), is a brand new add-on available for free for the PC versions of Doom and Doom 2. "REKKR takes on a Norse-inspired setting casting you as a mighty warrior who, after narrowly surviving a shipwrecked expedition, encounters a terrible occupying force…one that doesn’t seem to be of this world," the official description reads on Bethesda's website (opens in new tab).

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In all, Rekkr boasts a total of 25 brand new levels for both games. There's a completely new soundtrack, as well as new weapons like crossbows and staffs, new enemy types with different behaviour patterns to your regular demons from hell, and more.

Bethesda has actually put together a full interview with the lead developer behind the Rekkr total conversion mod, Matthew Little. In the interview (opens in new tab), Little explains how it was his father who got him into both Doom and the modding scene for Bethesda's game, as well as revealing that a team of 11 people in total banded together to make the Rekkr mod.

Head over to the official Rekkr website to download the new total conversion mod for Doom and Doom 2 right now.

Doom continues to roll on as one of the most revered shooters in gaming. If you're playing a Doom game that's a little bit more recent than the 1993 game, you can check out our guide on where to find the cheat discs in Doom Eternal.

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.