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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. Nov 15, 2013
    Carmacks and Romeros masterpiece. Ahead of its time. The very first series that got me into First person shooters. It is simple & fun. If the world would go under and someone would ask me what game would i choose to have with me this would be the answer. Midi music from godlike bands like Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, AC/DC and many more just made you addicted. I dont care that people say Catacombs or Wolfenstein put shooters into the map. In my eyes this will always be the revolutionary fps game of all time. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2012
    Great lighting, great maps - not linear at all!
    And the best part, easy to mod!
    I recommend you buy it! And throw your copy of COD/Halo/Doom 3
    out the window so hard, it kills the cat it hits! Expand
  4. 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
  5. Apr 27, 2013
    Dated but still awesome for only 400 MSP get it and it now has multiplayer and co-op split-screen and xbox live as well and all the original episodes are still here updated graphics, achievements and all the modern polishings Expand
  6. 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.
  7. Dec 5, 2011
    The father of the " FPS " genre, classic gun and running experience packed with a decent multiplayer . Old school FPS fan might want to play this tittle. Expand

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