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  • Summary: There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health in campaign mode as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creativeThere is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health in campaign mode as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways. In multiplayer, dominate your opponents in DOOM’s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon. DOOM SnapMap is an easy-to-use game and level editor that allows for limitless gameplay experiences on every platform. Anyone can snap together and customize maps, add pre-defined or custom gameplay, and edit game logic to create new modes. Instantly play your creation or make it available to players around the world. [ID/Bethesda] Expand
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. May 21, 2016
    100
    It ticks off every item on a list of things a modern Doom should have, including several items you didn't even know were on the list in the first place. They may not make shooters like this anymore, but the runaway success of this game serves as long overdue proof that they really should.
  2. May 22, 2016
    90
    For fans of single-player FPS campaigns DOOM is a juggernaut, and some of the most fun I’ve had in gaming for years. It’s never going to grab you with an engrossing plot of spectacular linear set pieces, but the flawless combat ensures DOOM just never lets up.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jul 25, 2016
    90
    Meaty multiplayer and a campaign that plays like a sustained electric shock. Eye wateringly fun. [July 2016, p.60]
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2016
    87
    Doom proves that id can still surprise, and even better, can make good games. Excellent single player gets a tad repetitive towards the end, but it really does not matter. Multiplayer is boring as Hell. [June/July 2016]
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 18, 2016
    85
    The first half of the game takes place in believable, but not exemplary colonial buildings on Mars. Only when Marine gets to Hell does the game really get into gear: the number and strength of opponents begins to match Marine’s phenomenal murdering skills, and Doom finally transforms into a fierce, high-speed shooter that’s all about holding your own in the middle of a demon’s horde and making sudden comebacks when all seems lost. And yet, even in Hell the game manages to give you breathers to explore and look for secrets. [Issue#209, p.52]
  6. May 20, 2016
    80
    Doom manages to challenge the conventions of the first-person shooter genre by going back to its roots. It will have you breathing heavily, cursing in frustration, and screaming in triumph. The multiplayer is a bit of a letdown, but the campaign is absolutely glorious.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 6, 2016
    60
    A tribute to Doom that leaps to great heights, but fails to fully stick the landing. [Issue#252, p.60]

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  1. Negative: 53 out of 728
  1. May 13, 2016
    10
    Doom is excellent. Im not gonna lie here, my initial expectations were low, I expected a slow pace modern wannabe shooter consistent with theDoom is excellent. Im not gonna lie here, my initial expectations were low, I expected a slow pace modern wannabe shooter consistent with the quality of games ID put up recently. I was blown away, I am a massive fan of the series and saw that this doom was everything I wanted. It is fast-paced, gore filled fun that only doom can deliver. My original guess was that it was going to pander to console players by making it slower ( I thought this after I saw the scroll wheel that slowed down game play.) It has been a long while since I have seen a shooter with intelligent map design, design which rewards players for playing the game at a faster pace, in fact I rarely found myself stopping in between combat, if at all. There is secrets galore in this game to. Not only that but the game itself is absolutely beautiful. From the large bosses to the small imps for pistol fodder every part of the game does not lack in design, This game reinvigorated my faith in ID. The online has obviously improved since the beta (Its great, i didn't get the chance to play the beta but I heard complaints) With a larger selections of weapons. In fact I see so many modding possibilities for the multiplayer on PC. After playing leagues and leagues of modern shooters this is the most refreshing multiplayer I have played in a while and will suck in hours and hours of my time I haven't really played around with snap map yet, but Ill be looking forward to it!. Anyway this reinvigorated the franchise and will forever be known as a classic, Amazing job id, i look forward for more Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2020
    10
    Violence. Speed. Gore. Destruction. DOOM is a fast paced first person shooter that is dripping in blood and guts. Playing the DOOM marine youViolence. Speed. Gore. Destruction. DOOM is a fast paced first person shooter that is dripping in blood and guts. Playing the DOOM marine you are trying to stop the spawns of Hell from taking over Mars after things go wrong at a research base. Gameplay was fluid and nonstop action from start to finish of each level. Upgrades no matter how minor feel rewarding and add more to the combat. First play I went through on Ultra Violence; One stop to access what was happening or one mistake would end in my death. Little room for error or standing around. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    Doom has got to be my favourite game of the decade.
    It has everything that makes the franchise so good : a fast (even though slower than the
    Doom has got to be my favourite game of the decade.
    It has everything that makes the franchise so good : a fast (even though slower than the 90's iterations) pace, loads of guns, gore and demons, complimented by Mick Gordon's incredible soundtrack.

    Sure, the multiplayer feels a bit off, when compared to the standards set by Quake 3, but good lord it was so much better than any other deathmatch multiplayer I have played since basically, well, Quake 3.

    There are a few things that bothered me (three unskippable cutscenes with Samuel Hayden), but the game is incredible fun, amazing graphics and level design, and runs especially well, even on the oldest junk I could find.

    10/10, i'll keep replaying again and again.
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  4. May 22, 2016
    9
    Great Single. Dynamic, secrets, weapons. All is great. 10/10 single but multiplayer is to slow and loadouts are stupid. multiplayer 5-6/10.Great Single. Dynamic, secrets, weapons. All is great. 10/10 single but multiplayer is to slow and loadouts are stupid. multiplayer 5-6/10. Meaby id software fix it Expand
  5. May 14, 2016
    9
    My expectations were quite low for Doom. I was always more interested in the single player campaign, but because ID had been pushing theMy expectations were quite low for Doom. I was always more interested in the single player campaign, but because ID had been pushing the multiplayer component so much it left a sour taste in my mouth. Boy was I surprised though! Doom doesn't mess around, and throws you straight into the action!

    The combat feels phenomenal, and the oh-so-controversial 'glory kill' system actually gives a great satisfying flow to the combat. The story is minimal (which I know alot of people are happy about) but personally I would have liked to see just a bit more interaction with the games characters. Not Doom3 levels of exposition, but just a little bit more dialogue to pad out your journey would have been nice in my opinion.

    All in all Doom16 (coining that now) is a return to form, and should definitely please both new players and old (Unless you're a salty grinch)
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  6. Jan 15, 2021
    8
    Doom is the perfect First person shooter, action at all times with a soundtrack that blends totally in the background.
  7. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    Their is no reason what so ever to buy a game for $80 install all the drivers and updates and find out your Bluetooth Airpods ( That work withTheir is no reason what so ever to buy a game for $80 install all the drivers and updates and find out your Bluetooth Airpods ( That work with every game, movie and song on your computer) do not work with Doom Eternal. I spent 2 hours trying to troubleshoot the game. Listen, I am not paying $80 to trouble shoot THEIR game. My Airpods work fine with the latest Resident Evil 3 demo release so why not this game?
    I'm so glad I refunded this, not because of just the audio but the other reviews are kind of an eye opener of what was to come after this first problem.
    They call it Foreshadowing.
    I'll wait for the $10 steam sale and hopefully by then all the bugs will be patched.
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