by Murray Lewis
Blood rises from the grave on Steam
Okay, so Blood has been available online for some time thanks to the good folks over at GOG.com, but it's never been available on Steam - until now, that is.
Monolith's seminal FPS came out in 1997; a year after Duke Nukem 3D, with which it shares its engine, and the very same month as 3D Realms released Shadow Warrior. It features an impressive arsenal, and each weapon brings its own unique form of twisted entertainment - from settings cultists alight with the flare gun, to torturing them to death with the voodoo doll.
While many will no doubt remember Blood for its brilliant multiplayer, real-world inspired locations, or refreshingly novel setting, I mostly remember it as the game that made me almost crap my pants every time I played it. Even today, I dare anyone to play through some of those cult temple locations with the lights off. Truly brilliant stuff.
Whether you get it from GOG or the Steam store, you owe it to yourself to play this prime piece of FPS history - for the first time, or just as a reminder of how things used to be.
Now, how long do we have to wait for a Steamworks enabled version...?