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Blood (DOS)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Official game's website:
    Blood is the goriest, bloodiest, most horrific 3D first-person action game ever made. Visit a dark near-future world populated by hundreds of bloodthirsty enemies. You'll engage in a nightmarish battle against the minions of an ancient, forgotten god bent on wiping humanity from the face of the earth. With cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors, Blood immerses you in a world of horror unlike any you've experienced before.

    BLOOD™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

    http://www.lith.com/Games/Blood

    Contributed by jean-louis (15214) on Sep 25, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - DOS (Shareware version) (US):
    Blood begets blood. Immerse yourself in the first eight levels of BLOOD, an extraordinary new 3D first-person action game featuring the Advanced Build Engine. Enter a world of horror that will test your wits as well as your reflexes and pit you against an army of the damned in a fight for survival and revenge. Redefine 3D First-Person Action. It's time for Blood! Wade in ankle-deep. Blood will flow.

    Multiple giblet types fly in true Rooms-Above-Rooms.

    Walls bleed, heads fly, architecture can be destroyed!

    Gruesome eight player Bloodbath featuring cool new humiliation sequences.

    Vast moving sectors - trains, planes: Get your blood racing and brain flying.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (11750) on Jul 05, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (US):
    You carved your soul to shreds in servitude to a dark god, but false promises and betrayal were your only reward. Now you've got a score to settle and it will be measured in...

    BLOOD

    Bloodcurdling realism: moving trains, planes and shifting ice floes add to the 3D terror!

    Eight player Bloodbath mode: optimized for online services, modem-play and LAN, offers white-knuckled battles, fiendish new enemy humiliations, and "The Voice" commenting on each of your kills!

    Advanced Build engine offers dynamic, interactive environments: true rooms-above-rooms, sloped and slanted floors/ceiling, translucent water and hemorrhaging walls!

    Macabre map editor: allows you to build your own abominations!

    Destroy huge parts of the environment: scar walls with bullet holes, rip trees apart with dynamite, ruin architecture--experience the ultimate in wildly horrific gaming!

    Play and destroy dark carny games: Kick the Head, ride the Happy Go Pukey, even bash mimes because a mime is a wonderful thing to waste!

    Scads of power-ups and super secrets: Death Masks and Guns Akimbo; Fire and Spirit armor; hidden areas and other gruesome discoveries await you!

    Massive gib explosions fly from evil enemies: set fire to your rivals and watch them dance; play soccer with zombies' heads; shoot a cultist with a flare gun and he'll disintegrate into a pile flaming gibs!

    Experience 3D sound in 3D space: shudder as speeding missiles whiz by & bullets ricochet off walls!

    ADRENALINE VAULT: "IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS... EYE POPPIN' DEMO AWARD"... GAMEPEN: "WITH ITS CLEAR EMPHASIS ON ADDING MORE GORE AND BLACK HUMOR, BLOOD PROMISES TO BE A REAL HOOT!"... NEXT GENERATION ONLINE: "WITH INNOVATIVE WEAPONS AND A DASH OF STEPHEN KING-ESQUE HORROR, BLOOD CERTAINLY WILL INTEREST GAMERS ACROSS THE WORLD."... GAMESLICE: "ACTION! HUMOR! ATMOSPHERE! BLOOD DOES IT ALL WITH A HEAVY DOSE OF HORROR!"... PC GAMER: "BLOOD IS DESTINED TO BECOME ONE OF THE NEXT GREAT CULT HITS... THE GAME MORE THAN LIVES UP TO ITS NAME AND IS CERTAINLY THE MOST FUN I'VE HAD THIS YEAR!"...

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (11750) on Jul 05, 2009.

PC Gamer magazine Vol 4. No. 7 - July 1997, p.226-227:

    sink into the full-blooded version



    MORE BLOODY FEATURES
    34 deep red levels
    all 4 episodes featuring gore galore, true rooms-over-rooms and hidden hellholes

    8 dedicated multiplayer bloodbath levels
    optimized for KALI, featuring team-play and all new humiliations

    12 sick, sick weapons
    including voodoo dolls, tesla cannons and life leeches

    17 ugly-ass enemies
    hell-hounds, phantasms, chrysalids and the almighty Tchernobog

    map editor
    build your own abomination

    BLOOD



    The Critics are Gushing with Praise:

    Action! Humor! Atmosphere! Blood does it all with a heavy dose of humor - PC Gamer
    ***** - PC Gaming Review
    Excellent level design, brilliant weapons... an excellent addition to the shooting genre. - Next Generation On-Line
    It doesn't get any better than this... Eye Poppin' Demo Award - Gamepen


    Product Information Number 160

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44554) on Jan 15, 2006.

Unknown Source:
    Blood for blood.

    They promised many things.

    "Faith is the key," they said. "Faith will show you the way." And I believed them because I wanted to believe.

    But faith must be proven. I learned that the first time I wrapped my fingers around the haft of the ritual dagger to demonstrate my devotion to the One that Binds. They had not told me about Him, but there would be many lessons in the weeks to come. Unthinkable lessons. And a name to carry like a thorn in my conscience, a name never to be spoken aloud lest He hear me: Tchernobog.

    All I've earned by my labor and my sacrifices are more and greater promises. I've carved my soul to shreds in service of the Cabal. What little humanity I retain is corrupted by the Beast, which has grown stronger with every life I've taken. Well, the time has come to sate its appetite and bite the hand that feeds.

    Vengeance lies at the end of a long, bloody road through the very estates of the damned. Pity only that I have no greater eapon than this old pitchfork with which to still the rustling of leathery wings and douse the gleam of the eyes in the darkness. But I will exact blood for blood from my adversaries and send them back into the shadows between the world of the living and the land of the dead. This I vow."

    Experience the terror.

    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, 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.

    Contributed by Accatone (5187) on Mar 06, 2000.