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Blood (windows, data for Linux engines)

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Blood (windows, data for Linux engines) 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game (Windows)
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 04. Released (status)
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ FPS ➤ Fantasy & Sci-fi ➤ Duke Nukem, Redneck Rampage, ... 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Action; FPS; Shooter; Adventure; Build engine; Dark; Zombies; Horror; Gore; Atmospheric; Retro; DOSBox; 1990s; Classic 📦️ Package Name: PC compatibles - DOSBox
🐣️ Approx. start: 1997-05-31 📦️ Arch package:
🐓️ Latest: 1997-05-31 📦️ RPM package:
📍️ Version: Latest: - 📦️ Deb package:
🏛️ License type: 💰 Commercial 📦️ Flatpak package:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ AppImage package:
🏝️ Perspective: First person 📦️ Snap package:
👁️ Visual: 3D ⚙️ Generic binary:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time 📄️ Source:
👫️ Played: Single & Multi 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 🕳️ Not used:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: goupildb & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14802 🐛️ Created: 2015-06-24
🐜️ Updated: 2023-06-22

📖️ Summary

[en]: A horror / gore themed FPS (released in 1997, then re-released in 1998) in which the player embodies Caleb who sold his soul to an evil god, who later betrayed / killed him. Returning from the dead, Caleb is determined to make him pay for it by letting his thirst for revenge speak ... He will have to face cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors. [fr]: Un FPS sur un thème d'horreur / gore (sorti en 1997, puis ré-édité en 1998) dans lequel le joueur incarne Caleb qui a vendu son âme à un dieu maléfique, celui-ci l'ayant par la suite trahi / tué. Revenant d'entre les morts, Caleb est bien décidé à le lui faire payer en laissant parler sa soif de vengeance... Il devra affronter des cultistes, des gargouilles, des zombies, des chiens de l'enfer et une foule impie d'autres terreurs.

🎥️ Videos

🏖️ Teaser (original): (201407),

🕵️ Reviews: (201010), (201410), (201304),

🎲️ Gameplay (original): (201504), (201506), [fr](201608),

Caleb (One Unit Whole Blood) - Original Voice : (202506),

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(o)(202xxx) ts(o)(201407) gd(202xxx) hg(202xxx) r(o)(201010) r(o)(201410) r(o)(201304) lp(202xxx) g(o)(201504) g(o)(201506) g(o)(201502) g(o)(201207) g(o)(201603) g(o)(201604) g(o)(201702) g(o)(201502) g[fr](o)(201608) g[de](202xxx) g[ru](o)(201402) g[pl](202xxx) g[cz](202xxx) g[sp](202xxx) g[pt](202xxx) g[it](202xxx) g[tr](202xxx)] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

💰 Commercial (Blood: Fresh Supply = original Blood + addons: Plasma Pak and Cryptic Passage) (Windows, for contents extraction): [IsThereAnyDeal] [Humble Store] [Steam] [GOG]

🍩️ Resources
• 🗿️Abandonware sites (Overview, demo or abandonware, ROMs or Windows deliverable, for contents extraction or information): [ClasicosBasicos]
• Blood Crossmatching aka BloodCM : an EDuke32 Mods & a recreation of Blood (by Monolith Productions) for EDuke32, by M210: [EDuke32's Wiki (EDuke32 Mods)] [BloodCM (Download)]
• Don Allen's Timbres of Heaven Soundfont (Nice Soundfont for FPS): [Don Allen's Timbres of Heaven Soundfont] d(201612)

🛠️ Technical informations
[PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames] [R.T.C.M.] [Blood WIKI]

🦣️ Social
(Blood) Devs (Monolith Productions [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [Facebook] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
(Build engine) Devs (Ken Silverman [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [Facebook] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
The Project: [Blog] [Forums] [mastodon] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [reddit] [Discord]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (Blood) [fr] [en] [de]]
[Mod DB]

📦️ Misc. repositories
[Repology] [] [Generic binary] [Arch Linux / AUR] [openSUSE] [Debian/Ubuntu] [Flatpak] [AppImage(author's repo)] [Snap] [PortableLinuxGames]

🕵️ Reviews
[metacritic] [Gaming on Linux]

📰 News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)
[Gaming on Linux (20150518) (SotE)]

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📕 Description [en]

📕🐧"A horror / gore themed FPS in which the player embodies Caleb who sold his soul to an evil god"🐧📕

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.


You carved your soul to shreds in servitude to a dark god, but false promises and betrayal were your only reward. Now you have a score to settle and it will be measured in blood! Experience the madness in one carnage-soaked package! All the gore, all the unholy war! Zombies, gargoyles, hellhounds and blood-crazed hordes of horrors await! Crush loathsome evil of the mighty Tchernobog! Or condemn yourself to eternal damnation in this leviathan of unhallowed gaming action!

🌍️ Wikipedia:

Blood is a first-person shooter video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by GT Interactive Software. The shareware version was released for the PC on March 5, 1997, while the full version was released on May 31, 1997 in North America, and June 20, 1997 in Europe.

The game follows the story of Caleb, an undead early 20th century gunslinger seeking revenge against the dark god Tchernobog. It features a number of occult and horror themes. Blood includes liberal amounts of graphic violence, a large arsenal of weapons ranging from the standard to the bizarre, and numerous enemies and bosses.

The Blood franchise was continued with two official expansion packs titled Plasma Pak (developed by Monolith) and Cryptic Passage (developed by Sunstorm Interactive). Later, a sequel entitled Blood II: The Chosen was released on October 31, 1998. The game was released on Steam along with its two expansion packs on July 14, 2014, utilizing the DOSBox emulator to run on modern systems. The game also served as a principal inspiration for the manhwa Priest.


In single player mode, the player takes the role of Caleb in his quest for revenge against his former master by navigating levels in episodes, looking for an exit, until the "boss" level where the player must defeat a large opponent. The episodes are ordered to follow the game's storyline, but can be played in any order.

Blood's gameplay is similar to other classic FPS games like Doom: the player must activate switches or seek keys to go through the levels; some larger maps contain up to six different keys. Features include teleporters, traps such as crushing blocks, explosive barrels, lava pits, jumping puzzles, and combination lock doors.

Blood is one of the earliest FPS games to feature alternate or secondary attack modes for its weapons; most weapons in Blood have two different attacks, whereas weapons in previous games usually had only a single type of attack. Blood also has "super secret" areas which are very hard to find or reach and contain large rewards.

Weapons, artifacts, and bonus items appear in Blood. Firearms include a flare gun, sawed-off shotgun, and a Tommy gun, explosive weapons like dynamite and a napalm launcher, a shock rifle named after inventor Nikola Tesla, and several dark magic artifacts, including a Voodoo doll and, most uniquely, an aerosol canisters that can be used as flamethrowers or bombs. It also features a power-up known as "Guns Akimbo", which allowed the player to dual wield certain weapons.

The game features a large quantity of enemies throughout its levels and most of them are hostile, including human members of the Cabal and creatures fighting for the dark god Tchernobog. The most common of these enemies are various types of zombies, undead obese butchers that throw meat cleavers, and cultists with tommy guns and dynamite. There are more difficult enemies such as fire breathing hellhounds, gargoyles, giant spiders, and powerful sub-bosses. The game also features a lesser class of enemies (bats, rats, eels, possessed hands) often referred to as "nuisance enemies" that are not considered threats individually, but can be deadly in large numbers.

Blood, like many FPS games of the time, features multiplayer modes. When it was released, Internet play was not well established, so Blood used modem, LAN or serial cable connections for multiplayer. Modem and serial cable connections only allow two player games, while an IPX network connection can support up to eight players. This can easily be achieved on a variety of platforms that support DOSBox and its IPX modes, coupled with VPN software such as Hamachi. Online multiplayer was also possible via the Total Entertainment Network and DWANGO.

The multiplayer modes consist of the classic deathmatch, known in Blood as "Bloodbath", and cooperative play. Bloodbath matches can be played on specifically designed multiplayer maps or on the levels of the various episodes; the "frag limit" or "time limit" options are available to end matches, as well as the possibility to control respawn mode for weapons and power-ups. A feature of Bloodbath is "The Voice", an audio comment heard upon each frag, that punctuates the death of an opponent often in gory and irreverent terms. "The Voice" is that of Jace Hall, who was CEO of Monolith Productions at the time.

Cooperative gameplay follows the lines of the single player campaign, allowing several players to work together against the computer controlled opponents on the levels of the different episodes.


Blood takes place in an unspecified time period that often resembles WWI-Era (and prior) Europe and America, but most probably after 1918 as it features the Tommy Gun, only designed at that year. Caleb is a resurrected Wild West gunslinger or similar pulp fiction anti-hero, but the various levels contain elements from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, in addition to futuristic and retro-futuristic technologies (reference to Tesla) and a faint occult weird West theme. Many elements are deliberately anachronistic, including weapons, pop-culture references and other details. The game's sequel, Blood II: The Chosen, retroactively dates the game to the year 1928.

The game's protagonist is Caleb (voiced by Stephan Weyte), once the supreme commander of a cult called "The Cabal", worshippers of the forgotten god Tchernobog (voiced by Monolith CEO Jason Hall). Although the backstory was not delineated in the game itself, the Monolith website and a readme text document presented the few facts known about Caleb's early career.

Already known as a merciless gunfighter in the late 19th century American West, Caleb joined the Cabal in 1871 after meeting Ophelia Price, a woman whose husband and son may have been murdered by the members of the Cabal; it is implied that she later became Caleb's lover. Together they rose to the highest circle of the dark cult, "The Chosen", until all four members of The Chosen were betrayed and killed by Tchernobog for unspecified failures in the god's name. Several years later, Caleb mysteriously rises from his grave, declaring, "I live... again!", (one of many in-game quotes from Army of Darkness) seeking both answers and vengeance. He must lay waste to many occult enemies as he explores worlds through various Cabal strongholds and hellish pits, to find and end the dark god Tchernobog.

Dressed in a black trenchcoat and broad-brimmed hat, his eyes glowing red, Caleb immediately begins his quest, riddling Blood's world with bullets and dark humor. Caleb is a cynical, sarcastic, somewhat sadistic man, taking pleasure in killing almost anything that may impede his quest. Caleb has a slight attitude change between Blood and its sequel Blood II: The Chosen where he begins to show more tolerance for innocent bystanders.

Blood is organized in four episodes, each consisting of eight or nine levels ("maps"), categorized into six or seven regular levels, one "boss" level and a secret level. Some locations are drawn to resemble Twentieth Century cities, with civil buildings, museums, pubs, shopping centers and so on; a few levels are centered upon a particular location, like a mortuary, train station, carnival, sewer, hospital or lumber mill, and each is designed to include elements typical of these places (e.g. a crematorium in the mortuary, attractions at the carnival and so on). Maps built around moving vehicles are present as well; the third level is set aboard a moving train, for example. Several other levels have a typical Victorian or Edwardian architectural style and this is used especially in some atmospheric "haunted house" levels. Levels with a more "fantastic" setting abound in the last episode of Blood which takes place in several evil temples and even in a fully organic setting, whose walls, ceiling and floor are all composed of flesh and blood.

Episode 1: The Way of All Fles

📕 Description [fr]

Un FPS sur un thème d'horreur / gore, par le studio Monolith Productions (l'addon Cryptic Passage par Sunstorm Interactive)
Il utilise le moteur Build engine (de Ken Silverman). Il utilise l'émulateur (DOS) DOSBox.

Blood est un FPS sur un thème d'horreur / gore (sorti en 1997, puis ré-édité en 1998) dans lequel le joueur incarne Caleb qui a vendu son âme à un dieu maléfique, celui-ci l'ayant par la suite trahi / tué. Revenant d'entre les morts, Caleb est bien décidé à le lui faire payer en laissant parler sa soif de vengeance... Il devra affronter des cultistes, des gargouilles, des zombies, des chiens de l'enfer et une foule impie d'autres terreurs.

Moteurs Linux utilisables / Available Linux engines: Blood (1998, with NBlood engine), Blood (1998, with BuildGDX engine), EDuke32 (Mod Blood Crossmatching (BloodCM), see above),
Voir aussi / See also (Blood): Blood (1998), Blood (1998, with BuildGDX engine), Blood (1998, with NBlood engine), Blood (1998, with Raze engine), Transfusion (Blood),

Blood est le jeu d'action à la première personne 3D le plus gore, le plus sanglant et le plus horrible jamais créé. Visitez un monde sombre dans un avenir proche peuplé de centaines d'ennemis sanguinaires. Vous vous engagez dans une bataille cauchemardesque contre les sbires d'un ancien dieu oublié, déterminé à essuyer l'humanité de la surface de la terre. Avec des cultistes, des gargouilles, des zombies, des chiens de l'enfer et une foule impie d'autres terreurs, Blood vous plonge dans un monde d'horreur différent de tout ce que vous avez connu auparavant.

🌍️ Wikipedia :

Blood est un jeu vidéo de tir à la première personne et survival horror sorti le 20 juin 1997 et fonctionne sur Windows et DOS. Développé par Monolith Productions et édité par GT Interactive, le jeu a été conçu par Nick Newhard. Il possède une suite: Blood II: The Chosen.


Caleb, héros à la gâchette facile, a été choisi par le dieu maléfique « Tchernobog » avant d'être tué par celui-ci. Revenant à la vie plusieurs années plus tard, en 1928, Caleb décide de se venger de la secte « Cabal ».