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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 497
  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. Aug 18, 2019
    10
    Wow... I just finished the single player campaign on no less than nightmare difficulty. All I can think about now is Doom and wonder why IWow... I just finished the single player campaign on no less than nightmare difficulty. All I can think about now is Doom and wonder why I didn't play it sooner (when released). Hands down, 10/10. I love this game. I feel like a kid again when playing it.. It brings back everything I enjoyed about the original DOOM and so much more. It has inspired me creatively. One really feels like they are the doom marine. Buy this game at full price... I'd still pay $60 dollars today just to have it in my collection.

    Unfortunately there is no multiplayer community. I think the maps and models are wonderfully designed. Its unfortunate that doom multiplayer didn't get any attention.. Though, this might be expected as they're so many multiplayer games out there to compete with
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  3. ABR
    Nov 29, 2018
    10
    Ultraviolence as it should be. First Person Shooter as it should be. Doom as it should be.
  4. May 26, 2019
    9
    Great, great guns sounds, fast and bloody gameplay, cool as glory kills and a kickass sound track
  5. May 17, 2016
    9
    Excellent game ! Definitely worth buying on Stream ! Singleplayer is great, glory killing is so much fun. The multiplayer is alot of fun, hasExcellent game ! Definitely worth buying on Stream ! Singleplayer is great, glory killing is so much fun. The multiplayer is alot of fun, has leveling, tons of customizations, map making. Graphics are very good running and its running super smooth 60 fps with high/ultra settings at 1440p on a my radeon fury which is all i care about. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2019
    8
    There is something to a game when a gamer typically not into the game's genre; i.e FPS, finishes the game is two to three sittings. This isThere is something to a game when a gamer typically not into the game's genre; i.e FPS, finishes the game is two to three sittings. This is the FPS game for people like me typically not into FPS games.

    From the opening of the game when Doom guy Smashes the com link before cocking his gun and entering the environment of mars till the end, was non stop fun for me. Typically I do not really like shooters and prefer games like Devil May Cry or soul series where the combat is more calculated. But doom truly outshines it's restrictions of being a game for the original fans of just constant shooting with it's Glory Killing Finishers, and that was a serious hook for my enjoyment. Story wise It is not really deep, but it does well setting up a fresh start after all this time.

    Highly recommended for people who just wanna get into the game from the off set as it is one of the games that u just log in hit continue and you are into the action, designed for fun. That being said Exploration is encouraged which is a positive in my book as well as challenging enough combat from normal to higher difficulties which is key since all you are doing is firing a gun and Oh Moving... keep Moving... It is your best Strategy.
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  7. Mar 27, 2018
    0
    This would be an ok game but for the POS checkpoint save, what dumbass thought that would be a good idea for pc game. It woudn't be so bad butThis would be an ok game but for the POS checkpoint save, what dumbass thought that would be a good idea for pc game. It woudn't be so bad but there are so few of them and at stupid points in the game. I played the original when it came out and loved it and the sequel but this is just ruined by a bad decision that makes the game so damn frustrating and unecessarily drawn out. It might not be so bad if it wasn't so repetitious but oh my it just got worse by the chapter. One way to make a boring short game sooooo much longer I suppose.....never again! Expand

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