In the 1990s, I played an obscure shareware (I believe) FPS game for the PC (MS-DOS) which was closer in technology to Wolfenstein 3D than DOOM. It was rather dark, so I assume it had some sort of lighting effect. It was not exactly impressive, and I've never once seen it in any kind of footage ever since.
The only thing I remember from it is that you were in a sewer or underground tunnel system and the enemies were rats, which you shot. It's possible that this was just one of the levels, and that the main game takes place in different areas. Maybe it was not even the first level in the actual game, and only used for the demo/shareware.
I don't think it was a good game at all. The sole reason I'm trying to find it is due to pure nostalgia; I happened to experience it at a young age, and therefore it "means something" to me, completely regardless of its actual qualities as a game. I don't think I even enjoyed it back then.
I've tried to make YouTube searches such as "FPS 1990s rats sewer", but I've been entirely unable to find this game. Since I don't remember the title at all, or who made, or who published it, or even from where I got it, I have no real "lead" to go on except for what I've told you.
Can you figure it out?