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  • Summary: You killed the Demons once, they were all dead. Or so you thought... A single Demon Entity escaped detection. Systematically it altered decaying, dead carnage back into grotesque living tissue. The Demons have returned - stronger and more vicious than ever before. You mission is clear, thereYou killed the Demons once, they were all dead. Or so you thought... A single Demon Entity escaped detection. Systematically it altered decaying, dead carnage back into grotesque living tissue. The Demons have returned - stronger and more vicious than ever before. You mission is clear, there are no options: kill or be killed! Expand

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  1. Mar 28, 2020
    70
    Aside from higher resolution support and a modern savegame feature, this is more or less the original Doom 64 experience from 1997. Which is fine, since the game holds up pretty well. Despite some confusing level design, Doom 64 still offers tons of fun for those craving a retro FPS in the tradition of the first two Doom games
  2. Mar 19, 2020
    50
    DOOM 64 is considered a cult classic, meaning that the people who love it, really love it. The one writing this doesn't though. It is way too slow, tries to have a horror atmosphere (and almost succeeds), although it is in no way a horror game, and, most importantly, the level design is mediocre at best, as it's more about flipping switches than killing demons. Those who loved the original will be glad to know that this is a very good port, with FHD resolution and an improved frame-rate - just don't expect any new content.
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  1. Mar 30, 2020
    10
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  2. Jun 25, 2020
    10
    Even if you only will play this game on Bring It On difficultly, it is still a game that I can recommend to many people. It's a criminallyEven if you only will play this game on Bring It On difficultly, it is still a game that I can recommend to many people. It's a criminally underrated classic. Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2020
    9
    A great game. A great release for the the PC/Steam. The movement of the enemies reminds me of Wolfenstein. I'm glad that the mouse is useable.A great game. A great release for the the PC/Steam. The movement of the enemies reminds me of Wolfenstein. I'm glad that the mouse is useable. The weapons look awesome. They did a great job to port the game to the PC from the original Nintendo 64. Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2020
    8
    This version of Doom 64 (which, you may be interested to know, is basically 100% just ripped from a pirated PC client for D64, not that IThis version of Doom 64 (which, you may be interested to know, is basically 100% just ripped from a pirated PC client for D64, not that I think there's a problem with that) is extremely competent and translates perfectly to PC. While previously to play D64 you had to shackle yourself with the N64 controller, now you can control it with a mouse and keyboard as God intended and it feels fine.

    D64 is a weird entry in the series, being a lot less bombastic than Doom 1 and Doom 2. Gone are the dangerously-close-to-plagiarism .midi heavy metal tracks, in are the spooky and extremely atmospheric Silent Hill-style ambient sort of "music" tracks, made up of dissonant industrial sounds, groaning, pitch-shifted whispers etc. Atmosphere is the name of the game with D64 and it nails it. The maps are confusing, strangely laid out, spooky, and ominous, and the quiet soundtrack complements the tight and satisfying sound design, from the visceral ka-chuk-chik of the super shotgun's reload to the far-off hissing of some unseen monster.

    Graphic design is unfortunate. Lighting is good and all, but many enemies have that strange, uncanny valley look to them, where they appear to be sculpted out of clay (relatively common in sprite-based games from the N64 era). It's not the end of the world, since they all look fine, but some monsters (the demons and spectres especially) really do look fake.

    Game design is hit and miss. I enjoy the pace of D64, but it's much more puzzle-heavy than any other Doom, and some of those puzzles are frustratingly obtuse. Some are relatively simple: push this button, then run over that invisible trigger, then it raises a platform so you can shoot a switch. Some are hilariously obtuse: open this door, then run into this room, which triggers a hidden door in an area you already cleared and have no reason to return to, then go inside to hit a switch then run BACK to the first section to claim a key or press a new button. It's just kinda lazy and the quality of these puzzles is extremely inconsistent. I don't want you to get me wrong, because D64 is still a Doom game so you're definitely going to be spending more time shooting hell-borne demon enemies, but its forays into puzzle territory aren't always successful.

    Finally, it has to be said: D64 might have THE most frustrating secrets of all time. You thought repeatedly humping a wall in Doom or Doom 2 was bad? These bad boys, the three Big Secrets That You Actually Kinda Need To Finish The Game Without Too Much Trouble, are just hilariously difficult and obscure that you MUST consult a guide to get them. Just trust me on this one: either read/watch the how-tos on these and you'll see what I mean; sparing one particular barrel (which is not noticeably different from any other barrel in any way) until the very end of the level, then shooting it and sprinting to X area is the simplest of these, and the rest are much, much more frustrating. You don't NEED the rewards from these secret areas to finish the game, but get back to me after you beat the final boss and tell me that you wouldn't have liked it to be less of a pain in the ass.

    Still worth buying, especially at the hilariously low price it's at. I never expected to see D64 again and boy am I glad I did.
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  5. Feb 2, 2021
    7
    Its a classic doom game originally released for nintendo 64 in 1997. The port is well made But the game was even in 1997 pretty archaic. 3DIts a classic doom game originally released for nintendo 64 in 1997. The port is well made But the game was even in 1997 pretty archaic. 3D games were starting to become the standard but even still the game is entertaining. the gameplay is very good, the story is a lot to be desired but ok. The sound and graphics are great. The game is more horror-oriented compared to doom 1 and 2. The key hunting can be more annoying compared to other games of the time. Overall good game Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2020
    6
    The game's save system is broken and the game will occasionally just wipe your save and prevent you from making new ones. It's a really bigThe game's save system is broken and the game will occasionally just wipe your save and prevent you from making new ones. It's a really big problem as it seems to occur every 5 or so level.

    Also, it would be really nice if we could map different weapon sets to the otherwise unused D-Pad directions for quicker access to your arsenal

    If these 2 things were improved, then it would be an 8.5 for me
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  7. Mar 20, 2020
    2
    No port on windows7 . High system requirements, game 97, 8 GB of RAM which are more like a joke. Bad joke. Very ... 2/10

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