Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Total Chaos Is The Best Corridor Exploridor Horroridor Game You Can Get
Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!
There’s a fine line between a horror game that gives you a gun and one that has you mostly unarmed. But somehow, Total Chaos straddles between. A spooky corridor explorer horror with dangerously breakable melee weapons and extremely limited stamina, this game is a great mix of action combat and running in terror. You’ll soon see why we chose this for the Daily Dose.
Total Chaos has you in the shoes of a Coast Guard guy who’s marooned on an island called Fort Oasis. You soon find out why the island is abandoned, first with hallucinations and then with horrible creatures that sound like bark being crushed while they move. The further in you get with Total Chaos, the more terror you find.
Just about cracked my brain in half learning that this game was a DOOM 2 mod. Couldn’t believe it. With the super detailed environments and, yknow, 3D enemies, I initially thought this was on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. engine (X-Ray iirc). But lo and behold, Total Chaos is a DOOM mod almost completely unlike the original game. A DOOM mod with crafting, a heavy melee focus, and almost no guns… it almost sounds blasphemous.
Total Chaos is a DOOM mod, but you don’t need to figure out .wad files and have the original game in order to play it. You can download it directly and play by visiting the website here.