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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: 48 out of 677
  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. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    Doom is a action packed first person shooter where you shoot anything that moves. I really enjoyed playing doom but I didn't like the ending.Doom is a action packed first person shooter where you shoot anything that moves. I really enjoyed playing doom but I didn't like the ending. I wont spoil anything but the ending is abrupt. However, this game has A LOT of positives. The gun play is amazing, the animations are smooth and great, The music is outstanding with it's metal soundtrack it adapts to the game and gets you into the mood to mindlessly kill thousands of demons, The graphics are still good even today and only look a bit out of place when you view them up close even on Ultra but for 2016 it's really good. The finishers are amazingly graphic and it's always super fun to stamp on the head of a simple Imp or punch out the lower law of a demon. Doom is extremely fast paced and is a masterpiece that still holds up to day. 95 / 100 Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2019
    10
    It is a really good game the plot is forgettable as it should be it is like a porn film no one cares about the plot but it is expected
  4. Jun 24, 2016
    9
    This game was off my radar for the longest time having not played any of the previous Doom’s, but after seeing all the praise it got I decidedThis game was off my radar for the longest time having not played any of the previous Doom’s, but after seeing all the praise it got I decided to give it a shot. It’s safe to say that it was a great decision; Doom is easily one of the best games out this year. Here is my spoiler-free review
    My rig:
    Intel Core i7- 3770K 3.5 GHz
    8 GB’s of ram
    EVGA GTX 970 factory overclocked

    Story: There is a portal open from hell which allows demons to pass through to the human world on Mars. You –Being the doom slayer– are tasked closing the portal and eradicating any demons that stand in your way. I’m not going to go any deeper to avoid any spoilers; but there minor plot twists in the story that make it over all serviceable. It’s not the best story but it is good enough. But then again who plays Doom for the story?

    Graphics: The graphics in the game are amazing; everything from the reflection to the light FX is simply stunning. The textures are very fleshed out and top notch, there are no jagged edges and the blood effects look nice.
    There are plenty of graphical setting to tinker with for you to get the best mixture of beauty and performance; overall the game is a joy to look at. Not only that, it’s not very demanding. I was able to get over 100FPS on my rig with no drops whatsoever. id software did a wonderful job with the optimization.

    Sound: WOW. The audio in this game is nothing short of jaw dropping. Mick Gordon – Who also composed the soundtrack for Wolfenstein – never fails to impress. Even though I don’t listen to heavy metal music (or any type of metal/rock) I couldn’t stop myself from head-banging while in the midst of the action. It’s just spectacular.
    The sound FX are splendid as well, be it the sound of the weapons (especially the heavy assault rifle and the chainsaw), the sound of the enemy demons or the surround sound system; they are all top notch.

    Gameplay: Blood. Gore. Adrenaline rush. Insane fun
    That sums this game up to a tee. Running around a small arena ripping through demons in the goriest ways possible never gets old. I love how the game puts emphasis on having to juggle through your weapons to find the one that best suits the current situation; you’ll have to use 3-4 different weapons in each combat scenario to make it through (on the higher difficulties, at least).
    The glory kill in the game – which are ways to execute enemies after dealing enough damage to them and staggering them – are as good as advertised, especially when facing a bigger demon, it bring ‘The bigger they are, the harder they fall’ into life.
    There are also power-ups that you can use and they are a ton of fun, especially the Berserk which temporarily strips you of your gun, but turns your fists to one hit kill hammers of justice.
    The weapons/Praetor Suit upgrade system is simple yet robust. All the suit upgrades were helpful and only a few weapon mods felt unnecessary. There are two ways to get upgrade points for your gear: one is to kill as many demons as possible, and the second is to find secrets that are scattered all across the map, making map exploration a must if you want to get all the upgrades; which will help you enjoy the game even more and will be necessary on the higher difficulties.

    Minor negatives: I did encounter some crashes while playing this game, approximately 10 throughout my entire play through, but the frequent checkpoints in the game saved me any headaches. Other than that it was a smooth experience.

    Verdict: This game is a must buy for any shooter fan be it classic or modern. With a lengthy campaign, multiplayer and snap map mode; it’s well worth the $60 price tag
    TL;DR if you are a shooter fan buy this game, you won’t regret it.
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  5. May 15, 2016
    9
    Playing it is a good way to decompress after a long day of work.
    Doom comes with a refreshing "old like FPS" style. It Simple, brutal and
    Playing it is a good way to decompress after a long day of work.
    Doom comes with a refreshing "old like FPS" style. It Simple, brutal and rewarding. Like a lot of people I wasn't enthusiastt about a new gen Doom. Finally it's here and it's really better than expected.
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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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