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Author TerminusEst13
Ports ZDoom, Zandronum
Year 2012
Link Zandronum forum thread
Cacoward.png This mod received one of the 2013 Cacowards on Doomworld in the Multiplayer Awards category!
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Samsara is a class-based gameplay mod for ZDoom and Zandronum source ports, created by TerminusEst13. It features characters from many classic FPS games, with each having own weapons and abilities. Version 0.3, the current version, received one of the Multiplayer Awards at the 2013 Cacowards. Since March 2015, the mod is not in active development.


Samsara features eight characters from different FPS games from the 90's. Since it is a multiplayer-focused mod, all characters have specific strengths and weaknesses. For example, Duke Nukem excels at crowd control, but has the worst defenses.


Name Game Trait
Doomguy Doom II Damage
Chex Warrior Chex Quest Defense
Corvus Heretic Utility
B.J. Blazkowicz Wolfenstein 3D Marksman
Parias Hexen Brawler
Duke Nukem Duke Nukem 3D Crowd control
Security Officer Marathon Suppression
Ranger Quake Artillery
Prisoner 849 * Unreal N / A

* The character has not been implemented yet.


Samsara includes different client variables for gameplay options. For instance, in the upcoming version 0.31, there is togglable gore.[1]


The mod has largely been positively received, obtaining a short article on Kotaku and a mention in a larger article on Doom mods (archived 🏛) on Gamefront.


  • The mod's creator, TerminusEst13, has stated on multiple occasions that he will not add Strifeguy from Strife and Caleb from Blood to the roster, despite frequent requests. He will not add Strifeguy for balance reasons and Caleb because the character's attacks are too similar to those of others.[2] [3]

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