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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Originally released in 1993, DOOM introduced millions to the white-knuckle excitement of the First Person Shooter. Relive the classic demon-blasting action, now with up to four players over Xbox Live, 5.1 Surround Sound, and smoother graphics. You're a Marine stationed on Mars when a military experiment goes wrong. Your mission: Blast your way to freedom through the classic world of DOOM. Face off against Hell's army, including stampeding demons, and lay waste to rooms of monsters with an arsenal of classic weapons. Take the deathmatch online via Xbox Live and battle your friends for dominance of the leaderboards. Gameplay: Experience all the classic DOOM levels, monsters, and weapons. Play the entire single-player game solo or in co-op mode via split screen or over Xbox Live. Multiplayer: Play up to four-player deathmatch, either in split-screen or on Xbox Live. Earn achievements and check the leaderboards for the high scores. Next-generation features: With 1080i HD support, 5.1 Surround Sound, and smooth textures, this is DOOM for the next generation. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. This would have been a ho-hum port of a game that's already been ported to at least a dozen platforms over the years, but it's DOOM's online action which really makes it soar.
  2. While other faithful ports of have seen their fair share of action on Live already, Doom trumps them all with its intense action and countless secrets.
  3. It's one of the most symbolic, enduring and entertaining games of all time and its transition to Xbox Live Arcade is only let down by the occasional lag of online play.
  4. A must-have classic. If you consider yourself a shooter fan, you simply must get this game.
  5. Modern gamers who like to aim up and enter stealth mode will probably turn their nose up at it. Whereas all you gamers in your 20s are probably playing as we type. Now we just want "Doom II."
  6. Doom is a commendable first-person shooting opus that's still as fun to play as it was fifteen years ago, even if it might seem a bit prehistoric in comparison to "Call of Duty 2" and "Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter."
  7. 30
    Online play -- including both co-op and the deathmatches that made Doom such a phenomenon in the first place -- can hardly even be considered "play." The lag is unbearable, the framerate excruciating. Aiming is nearly impossible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 31, 2011
    The ORIGINAL DOOM! Oh my good, DOOM 1! Without all of these stupid Doom 2, Doom 3, Doom 4, Doom 5, Doom 6... All I am saying is back in the day, Doom the original was the bomb. I still love it: I have it on my laptop. Sure the graphics suck, but it is so addicting and fun. Plus, it is probably the first FPS ever made. WITHOUT DOOM, THERE WOULD BE NO COD! NO BATTLEFIELD OR HALO, OR WHATEVER YOU LIKE THESE DAYS!!!! Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    Doom is one of best X-box arcade games it has that classic feel of the original its a classic and if you haven't got it yet I highly recommend it. well it has some problems like the first time I downloaded it was lagging but I think that it was my x-box and some times it freezes Expand
  3. Anonymous
    Apr 4, 2007
    Way better than crappy Halo. or Call of Duty. The only thing that comes close is Half-Life.
  4. StevenH
    Sep 24, 2009
    This was a very good port of Doom (probably the best). The original graphics and gameplay are almost completely carried over, although there are some subtle changes in the music and weapon placement in co-operative play that give it a nudge for the worse. To make up for lack of weapon sharing in the original game, the developers set weapon placement in co-op to deathmatch settings, which means you have to walk about 50 feet from the very beginning to pick up the rocket launcher, which was odd. Some of the music sounds a bit different but not any moreso than would be caused through different interpretations of the original MIDI. Lastly, it is now possible to switch between the chainsaw and the fist without picking up a Berserk, which was somewhat pleasing. Overall, a worthy purchase. Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2013
    I remember playing this the week it came out. It blew everyone's minds. Granted it was running on a beefed up version of Wolfenstein's engine, but Doom made it f**king awesome!

    Even though it is graphically dated, it is still fun to play to this day. Is there anything more satisfying than ripping through an army of Imps with your shotgun and Chainsaw.

    Evil Dead: This is the video game you were supposed to make!!!!!!

    A legendary game that gave birth to the modern FPS genre.
  6. May 30, 2013
    This here is the of all FPS's. This is a great game and is definitely worth the 5-10 dollars you spend paying for this game. Not a whole lot of diversity besides shooting, but who cares, it's so satisfying to shoot everything. Expand
  7. MarkC.
    Sep 29, 2006
    It used to seem so cool, but after playing Halo 2, Call of Duty 2, PDZero and Far Cry, it's really hard to go back and not laugh at the graphics. Reminds me of watching The Exorcist a few years ago: back in the day it was scary, but now it just seems a bit silly. Expand

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