First person shooter rhythm game Metal: Hellsinger received official mod support, allowing players to decimate the demons of any genre of music on the PC version. With this, players can use a free modding tool called FMOD Studio to add many songs to the game, providing endless replay value.
Modding has always found its way into music rhythm games, but it’s unusual for a developer to include official support for custom songs. The team released a cheeky video showcasing the game in action, but with an upbeat jazz track instead of a face-melting metal song.
You don’t even need to own a copy of the game to use mod support – the free demo, which features one of the earlier stages of the game, also supports mods.
As explained in modding video tutorial, not all songs work with the modding tool. It is advisable to choose tracks that have consistent BPMs (beats per minute), just like during the official in-game songs. Tracks with inconsistent BPMs will make it much more difficult to shoot at a steady pace (sorry, progressive metal fans ).
Metal: Hellsinger plays a lot like Doom, with fast-paced FPS action front and center. However, the main soundtrack is made up of metal tracks featuring famous artists such as Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, Tatiana Shmailyuk from Jinjer and Serj Tankian from System of a Down. You have to shoot your enemies in time with each song, and the more accurate you are, the higher your score.
You can play Metal: Hellsinger on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC now.