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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: 31 out of 471
  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. ABR
    Nov 29, 2018
    10
    Ultraviolence as it should be. First Person Shooter as it should be. Doom as it should be.
  3. May 16, 2016
    10
    I'm about 9 hours in and this is the most fun I have had with an FPS since the original Quake series came out. Great job id & Bethesda! TheI'm about 9 hours in and this is the most fun I have had with an FPS since the original Quake series came out. Great job id & Bethesda! The music by Mick Gordon is superb and really fits the atmosphere well. The visual effects are just jaw dropping. The level design is very well done and creative. It's easy to get lost in a few levels and takes some skill navigating. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2018
    9
    This game is unashamedly old school, but adding some recent flair to the mixture for a bit of spice. The flow of ammo & health pick ups fromThis game is unashamedly old school, but adding some recent flair to the mixture for a bit of spice. The flow of ammo & health pick ups from the glory kills takes away from that eras tedium of resource gathering and makes the title flow much more smoothly.

    Brings the old school shooter ripping and tearing into the current era.

    Also the elevator introduction sequence, before the title card might well be one of the best nostalgia fests of all time... ending 'At Dooms Gate' to coincide with the shotgun is excellent. Even if you don't buy it, do yourself a favour and YouTube that one.
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  5. Nov 14, 2016
    9
    This game is great.Really love it.Includes a lot of fun.Glory kills amazing.To be honest Doom was best FPS game i played since Half life 2.IfThis game is great.Really love it.Includes a lot of fun.Glory kills amazing.To be honest Doom was best FPS game i played since Half life 2.If you are giving this game 0-4 rating.No offense but you are idiot.:)

    Buy it.

    Play it.

    You gonna love it.Believe me. :)
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  6. May 23, 2016
    8
    Awesome game. The only thing that would make it better is to change the music. The music is cheesy rock. Get with Rob Zombie or Trent ReznorAwesome game. The only thing that would make it better is to change the music. The music is cheesy rock. Get with Rob Zombie or Trent Reznor and get some kick ass music for the battles. Right now, that is only thing that keeps this from being a 10 review. Expand
  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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