The 1993 Doom is the gift that keeps on giving, even in 2021 when the world is still not yet sane. So it’s good to know that there’s a noteworthy Doom mod worth playing, featuring Konami’s Castlevania series.
The Doom mod is called Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny, and it’s a 2D first-person game using the Doom engine. Except that you’re Simon Belmont and you use whips, axes, and magic pocketwatches instead of guns. You still fight hell’s army, but of the Universal Monsters variant and with the covers of Castlevania music playing in the background. It’s made in the GZDoom engine by Andrea Gori, who clearly knows Castlevania.
It looks pretty awesome so far! Check out the climactic battle between Simon Belmont and Dracula in 3D glory here:
If this sounds like your nostalgic cup of tea, download it here: https://www.freegameplanet.com/castlevania-simons-destiny-download-game/. You’ll need GZDoom to play it though. If you rather watch, check out the hour-plus playthrough below, featuring classic Castlevania sound bites and hot whipping action.