Ashes is an incredibly ambitious open world standalone DOOM total conversion mod that draws inspiration from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Fallout where a scavenger fights for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Ashes currently comprises of two large episodes (Ashes 2063 and Ashes Afterglow) that take several hours to fully play through and take place in a vast post-apocalyptic wasteland in the desiccated heart of America. You take on the role of a scavenger as he explores the wastelands, searching for scrap, battling mutants and raiders, and discovering lost treasures of the old world.
The scope of Ashes is absolutely jaw-dropping and it essentially has open world action RPG gameplay of Fallout blended with the slick run ‘n gun combat of DOOM. There’s a home base area where you can chat to other survivors, purchase and upgrade weapons, discover side-quests and even bet on fights. There’s a nice selection of weapons, all of which you can upgrade significantly, you can ride a motorcycle and even the story is great and has some great twists.
It really is one of the most impressive DOOM total conversion mods ever made. The visuals are great, the level design is very clever (and varied) and it’s packed full of clever gameplay features. Also, the music is absolutely incredible – sometimes you won’t know whether to rip ‘n tear or bust a groove! Highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse & Keyboard
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here