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  • Summary: Let the Obsession begin. Again. This time, the entire forces of the netherworld have overrun Earth. To save her, you must descend into the stygian depths of Hell itself! Battle mightier, nastier, deadlier demons and monsters. Use more powerful weapons. Survive more mind-blowing explosionsLet the Obsession begin. Again. This time, the entire forces of the netherworld have overrun Earth. To save her, you must descend into the stygian depths of Hell itself! Battle mightier, nastier, deadlier demons and monsters. Use more powerful weapons. Survive more mind-blowing explosions and more of the bloodiest, fiercest, most awesome blastfest ever! Play DOOM II solo, with two people over a modem, or with up to four players over a LAN (supporting IPX protocol). No matter which way you choose, get ready for adrenaline-pumping, action-packed excitement that's sure to give your heart a real workout. [id Software] Expand
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  1. Another amazing quality of this beyond awesome game, is that the guns basically aim for themselves, so you just point and shoot.
  2. PC Gamer
    90
    Go ahead and buy Doom II - if you think you can take the heat. [Dec 1994, p.134]
  3. A dark, disturbing game. And while it may not bring anything new to the genre, it can create obsession-level loyalty if you tend not to look beyond the barrel of a gun.
  4. In addition to multiple difficulty settings and configurable graphics and controls, DOOM II features online support. You can challenge opponents via modem, LAN or a supported IPX protocol to a brutal, no holds barred deathmatch competition.
  5. If you don't have DOOM II and you've got a Win95 P90Mhz or above, this is the best version to buy! For beginners, it makes loading those .WAD files as simple as pointing and clicking, and setting up a multiplayer game is just as easy.
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  1. TCA
    Dec 2, 2018
    10
    Doom 2 is just a perfect game.Guns, sound , level design, monsters. The only downside is lack of any major improvements to doom 1 formula.Doom 2 is just a perfect game.Guns, sound , level design, monsters. The only downside is lack of any major improvements to doom 1 formula. Graphics can be a problem for some players. But the thing that is the most important is gameplay. Expand
  2. DickC.
    Aug 11, 2004
    10
    The new enemies are all great and the level design is better then the original. Doom II also had the Super Shotgun which kicks ass. The best The new enemies are all great and the level design is better then the original. Doom II also had the Super Shotgun which kicks ass. The best game EVER. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2012
    10
    For kids saying COD/BF3/Any think else is better, don´t forget that this is where those games came from!
    If I mean game, guys from ID
    For kids saying COD/BF3/Any think else is better, don´t forget that this is where those games came from!
    If I mean game, guys from ID software did great job about Doom, every think worked, so the put that into Doom II and make it bigger and better!
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  4. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    this game is amazing. the way you see l=old demons and zombies from the original 3, yes i count doom 64. this game really is better than thethis game is amazing. the way you see l=old demons and zombies from the original 3, yes i count doom 64. this game really is better than the game Halo. (backround) *BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!* okay, i know. the imposible. better than Halo. The game is better than one of the only good first person shooters that the world has to offer. i love the way that the action is allways there. the best moments are the parts that involve the story going forward, and parts were there are zombies and i have a chainsaw thats ready to tear through the undead bastards. now, i really am almost ashamed of saying that halo is better, but its actually because in halo you are always fighting the same things, and the levels are all similar. where as the levels in doom have the whole staition that is all there, everything is fine, the first few levels there is just blood on the walls. then there are messages, then your in hell! then the staition has flesh growing on it!! then the staition literaly looks like hell. holy **** that is quite a transition for a few hours! then all the monsters are always new and fresh, and don't stop being new demons until 3/4's of the way in. so its less repetitive than Halo. now, i still like halo. and always will. *salute* Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2015
    10
    PLEASE NOTE: Reviewed via sourceports (Zandronum, GZDoom, Skulltag, ZDoom).

    Doom II's one of my favourite shooters of all time. Fast paced,
    PLEASE NOTE: Reviewed via sourceports (Zandronum, GZDoom, Skulltag, ZDoom).

    Doom II's one of my favourite shooters of all time. Fast paced, with a delicious amount of punch behind each blast of your shotgun. It's older than I am, sure, but the sprites haven't aged as badly as some old 3D graphics and the sound and music aren't half bad.

    The modding community's kept this game alive to this day. You can drop hours on level packs like Hell Revealed, gameplay reworks like Brutal Doom and Project MSX, or total conversions like Action Doom or Aliens TC.
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  6. Jan 29, 2012
    10
    If you like "real" first person shooters, you will love Doom 2!
    This game brings 1 new weapon an1d atleast 4 new monsters!
    So 'cmon everyone,
    If you like "real" first person shooters, you will love Doom 2!
    This game brings 1 new weapon an1d atleast 4 new monsters!
    So 'cmon everyone, play a real game
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  7. RichieB.
    Oct 24, 2004
    6
    Very disappointed in the game. I don't see how people can rate this a 10. Graphics and audio are awesome but didn't get pulled into Very disappointed in the game. I don't see how people can rate this a 10. Graphics and audio are awesome but didn't get pulled into the game. Waiting for Half Life 2. Expand

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