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  • Summary: Let the Obsession begin. Again. This time, the entire forces of the netherworld have overrun Earth. To save her, you must descend into the stygian depths of Hell itself! Battle mightier, nastier, deadlier demons and monsters. Use more powerful weapons. Survive more mind-blowing explosionsLet the Obsession begin. Again. This time, the entire forces of the netherworld have overrun Earth. To save her, you must descend into the stygian depths of Hell itself! Battle mightier, nastier, deadlier demons and monsters. Use more powerful weapons. Survive more mind-blowing explosions and more of the bloodiest, fiercest, most awesome blastfest ever! Play DOOM II solo, with two people over a modem, or with up to four players over a LAN (supporting IPX protocol). No matter which way you choose, get ready for adrenaline-pumping, action-packed excitement that's sure to give your heart a real workout. [id Software] Expand
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  1. Another amazing quality of this beyond awesome game, is that the guns basically aim for themselves, so you just point and shoot.
  2. PC Gamer
    90
    Go ahead and buy Doom II - if you think you can take the heat. [Dec 1994, p.134]
  3. A dark, disturbing game. And while it may not bring anything new to the genre, it can create obsession-level loyalty if you tend not to look beyond the barrel of a gun.
  4. In addition to multiple difficulty settings and configurable graphics and controls, DOOM II features online support. You can challenge opponents via modem, LAN or a supported IPX protocol to a brutal, no holds barred deathmatch competition.
  5. If you don't have DOOM II and you've got a Win95 P90Mhz or above, this is the best version to buy! For beginners, it makes loading those .WAD files as simple as pointing and clicking, and setting up a multiplayer game is just as easy.
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  1. J.N.
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    Simply amazing, a truly engrossing and much longer journey than the original. As an extension, the game really delivers a kind of Simply amazing, a truly engrossing and much longer journey than the original. As an extension, the game really delivers a kind of disturbingly appocalyptic plot,(it circumvents the cliches of D3, horror movies, ect. by its extremely conservative exposition,) coupled with [as mentioned above] a dark, dark story. Personally, I found the atmosphere and plot of this game (keeping in mind the plot 'cut scenes' consist of text and the ocasional picture!) superior to Doom3 (sorry, had to make the comparison). Its simple, its depressing, and its really really visceral. A+ for style, coupled with challenging and interesting level design. One among the best specimens of a previous era of computer gaming. Expand
  2. AaronF.
    Mar 13, 2004
    10
    My first PC game and my all-time favourite PC game! Nothing else comes close!
  3. Jul 23, 2012
    10
    For kids saying COD/BF3/Any think else is better, don´t forget that this is where those games came from!
    If I mean game, guys from ID
    For kids saying COD/BF3/Any think else is better, don´t forget that this is where those games came from!
    If I mean game, guys from ID software did great job about Doom, every think worked, so the put that into Doom II and make it bigger and better!
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  4. Aug 19, 2012
    10
    The original and best. Still the only game that can make me jerk around in my chair like an actor playing a video game in a movie. It's tough,The original and best. Still the only game that can make me jerk around in my chair like an actor playing a video game in a movie. It's tough, fun, scary, long, and iconic. Me and my friends lived in the sticks without access to internet when it was released, so I never even played deathmatch. I'm sure I missed out. Anyway, test your oldschool PC gaming friends to do an impression of the sound Doomguy makes running through lava. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2016
    10
    I played it on SNES, but I couldn't find this release on the list. The first FPS I ever played, similar to the first one of the series, butI played it on SNES, but I couldn't find this release on the list. The first FPS I ever played, similar to the first one of the series, but with some improvements, new features and a bigger campaign. I was at the beginning of my teenage years, and would spend hours lost on its labyrinths. Was an incredible experience at the time. Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    Best classic ever. This is one of the few games that still stumps me no matter how many times I play it. And the only game to make me screamBest classic ever. This is one of the few games that still stumps me no matter how many times I play it. And the only game to make me scream bloody murder while mowing down a room full of imps (or having a room full of imps appear behind me). This game has hardcore nostalgic value for me, I grew up with this, Wolfenstein, and many games alike; but Doom was always my favorite. The mazes are so complicated and twisted, you never know when you're going to be teleported back to the beginning or in the middle of a room filled to the brim with Imps, Cacodemons, Lost Souls, Chaingunners, or worse... Hell Knights. This game never ceases to get old for me. Expand
  7. RichieB.
    Oct 24, 2004
    6
    Very disappointed in the game. I don't see how people can rate this a 10. Graphics and audio are awesome but didn't get pulled into Very disappointed in the game. I don't see how people can rate this a 10. Graphics and audio are awesome but didn't get pulled into the game. Waiting for Half Life 2. Expand

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