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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: 57 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. May 23, 2016
    100
    There were no doubts that Doom would play fast, look stunning, or be gory; the surprise is that Doom is as relevant, smart and self-aware as it is; merging old ideas with new ones; injecting its near-flawless shooter mechanics into a campaign that’s impeccably refined, hilariously dumb and fiendishly moreish.
  2. May 17, 2016
    91
    Doom is the best possible way to play, in 2016, something that was great in 1993. Unmissable.
  3. May 20, 2016
    90
    DOOM is hands-down one of the best reimagined and exciting FPS games this generation.
  4. May 20, 2016
    85
    The multiplayer aside, the true appeal to the game remains in the single-player campaign, which is how it was and should be with a DOOM title.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jun 25, 2016
    80
    Look past the lop-sided multiplayer, and Doom is still one helluva reboot. It’s a must for any modern FPS fan looking to taste the ultra-violence of yesteryear. Your Nana will hate it. [August 2016, p71]
  6. May 17, 2016
    80
    Combat may become a little tedious after long stretches of play, the load times are a little lengthy, multiplayer is a smudge unbalanced, and SnapMap is a so-so addition, but the adrenaline-fueled gameplay and the ample replayability featured within the campaign makes this a standout entry in the FPS genre – let alone a worthwhile resurrection of DOOM.
  7. 50
    People will be talking about the first two Doom games for decades more – those two games may well be remembered as true classics of the gaming medium a century down the track. This Doom won’t. This new Doom is terrible...Like the greedy organisation that unleashes hell on Mars, this is the product of exploitation; the developers at ID Software and Bethesda are playing with fire in treating a property as valuable as Doom this way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 419
  1. May 13, 2016
    10
    I managed to get an early copy of the game sevaral days ago, and man is it awesome! DOOM is probably the best FPS I have played since the 90s.I managed to get an early copy of the game sevaral days ago, and man is it awesome! DOOM is probably the best FPS I have played since the 90s. It looks and runs great, the gameplay is fast and brutal, and the value here is huge! It took me 12 hours to beat the campaign, but the game also has a very fun multiplayer mode and a UGC tool called SnapMap, which makes DOOM's replay value literally infinite! Go get it you fools! I wil see you in Hell :) Expand
  2. May 15, 2016
    10
    First of all, DOOM is to be experienced on Hard difficulty (and higher difficulties) ONLY, otherwise it's not DOOM and you are a little sissyFirst of all, DOOM is to be experienced on Hard difficulty (and higher difficulties) ONLY, otherwise it's not DOOM and you are a little sissy for choosing any lower difficulty . From the beginning you are exposed to the true, fast paced, gory, over-the-top DOOM experience. Hordes of enemies? Checked. Badass weapons? Checked. Huge **** map? Checked. Tons of useful secrets? Checked. Thrilling feel of being unstoppable brutal machine of death? Checked.
    You can turn off almost all of the new mechanics so difficult ceiling is pretty high, there are two locked badass difficulties. From this fact comes a statement that DOOM has a high replayability. Tired of single player mode? Well, how about a old school quake-like multiplayer? No problem, dude. Not a huge fan of PvP. Then there is a "Snapmap". Were the community are to use map creating tool to make kick-ass maps of various kinds. From arenas and single player levels to PvP arenas between demons and persons and a 4-man **** raids.

    The only thing that is bad about the game that i managed to find is unpretentious story. And for the person who played the **** out of first two games and enjoyed the third one it's, honestly, not a big **** deal.

    10/10 huck the faters.
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  3. May 13, 2016
    10
    I am extremely impressed with Doom 4. Fast-paced demon blasting action with heavy metal in the background. The Snapmap feature also looksI am extremely impressed with Doom 4. Fast-paced demon blasting action with heavy metal in the background. The Snapmap feature also looks extremely promising. Id, you nailed it! Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    9
    Take Doom for what it is, a mindless, violent, adrenaline fuelled journey through a Mars facility built by the UAC as you "Rip & Tear" yourTake Doom for what it is, a mindless, violent, adrenaline fuelled journey through a Mars facility built by the UAC as you "Rip & Tear" your way through hordes of demons. This game delivers what it has delivered for years, making you, the gamer, feel like an unstoppable badass.

    Updated with modern graphics that are beautiful, a perk and upgrade system that balances out well, a challenge system that is optional to accelerate the pace of those upgrades, and the glorious easter eggs that slap you in the face with some great nostalgic levels from the classic games, this truly embodies a positive modern touch that does not harm the nostalgic feel of the game.

    Although, it has to be mentioned that the multiplayer is subpar, and while it does feel a little bit like Quake Arena, the balancing of the demons kinda throws everything off, and it gets tiring fast. Also, this game is nothing like Doom 3, it is more like a modernized Doom 2, so do not expect to be walking around with your flashlight and have imps jump from around corners and dark hallways. Oh, and you never have to reload.

    Positives:

    - Fast paced action
    - Great upgrade system
    - Beautiful graphics
    - Lots of guns (classics included)
    - Nightmare mode makes things interesting and tough
    - No other game will make you feel more like a badass
    - Classic level easter eggs and secrets are fun to find
    - Mick Gordon absolutely nailed this soundtrack
    - An amazing fps to help escape from the plethora of cut & paste fps games out these days
    - Snap map allows for users to share their creativity

    Negatives:

    - Story is linear and just background noise
    - Multiplayer won't entice you to return
    - Snap map creativity is limited by modding restrictions
    - No single player DLC :(

    Overall, this game is awesome. No other word I can use to truly describe it, it really is a standout for FPS games. I may have a slight bias towards Doom as it was one of the first games I ever played on my PC, but if you pick this one up, especially for the current price, you will not regret it. This is a must buy for fans of the series. It really does Rip & Tear itself away from garbage FPS games that are being released around it. This is one of the two games of 2016 that I thoroughly enjoyed and put countless hours into, and it easily receives a 90% (9/10) from me. BFG = Best F***ing Game. The other game is Uncharted 4 btw.
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  5. May 18, 2016
    9
    First time ever playing DOOM and I love it. Fast paced shoot'em up that doesn't slow down. The multiplayer is good too and snap map just addsFirst time ever playing DOOM and I love it. Fast paced shoot'em up that doesn't slow down. The multiplayer is good too and snap map just adds longevity to the multiplayer player. Expand
  6. May 17, 2016
    8
    Doom compared to many shooters I've ever played is the funnest out of all of them. Its speed, over the top gore, and powerful satisfyingDoom compared to many shooters I've ever played is the funnest out of all of them. Its speed, over the top gore, and powerful satisfying gunplay make up for a long satisfying play session. Its upgrade and customization system is a nice touch, which gives a fairly long 15 hour campaign of constant mindless violence a bit more depth. I'm not saying mindless violence in the game is bad, I think the mindless action is tons of fun and addictive and their aren't many games that offer it, and is a nice breath of fresh air. Its just always nice to add extra content to make gameplay more interesting. You can upgrade armor and customize weapons. With armor you upgrade health, armor, and separate from that you can upgrade ammo capacity. The biggest part is weapon customization which add a useful secondary fire which also can be upgraded. There's also a perk like system where you complete challenges to earn perks that give you special abilitys. The enemies are very fast and fun to fight. The AI is pretty straight forward; spawn in a big group, run after him as fast as you can, move from his attacks, and hit him or shoot at him till he's dead. I had no problems with the AI at all because I feel its perfect for the kind of game it is. The reason is that these are demons from hell who are without any real human emotion, so thats why theyll kill till they die, and thats why they spawn in hordes. The gameplay is ment for fast instant combat without cover, and if the enemies ran away or hid behind cover when low on health it'll get rid of the flow of the game. It has a story thats kind of their, which I'm completely fine with because the original Dooms have never really had much at all an in depth campaign story. Doom has always been about crazy action and violence. What I got from the story is that it's mysterious, strange, and at times disturbing. Its honestly telling more of a backstory of how it all happened, mostly though holograms of key events and environmental story telling.

    Even though Doom has most things right, their are some little flaws. With the weapons, theres a balanceing problem. I tend to almost always use the super shotgun, and I feel you get it a bit to early in the game so any other weapon you are useing at the begaining felt a bit useless. The other shotgun in the game, the combat shot gun is a bit too underpowered and even upgradeing it doesn't do much even after immediately finishing the early game levels. The super shotgun doesnt even have much to upgrade because of how O.P it already is. Even the rocket luncher is no much for the super shotgun. Even though balance is a bit of a problem, different weapons have different advantages. The super shotgun is the best at close quarter combat, the rocket launcher is best at range combat, the plasma and machine guns are best at very fast sweeping combat, which is basicly just constantly shooting like crazy at groups of enemies. After doing the same glory kills the hole game it gets really repetitve and less satisfying but its a great way to get health and can speed up gameplay through perk like upgrades. That may have seemed like a lot of very negative stuff but their two very minor things you dont notice much.
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  7. Aug 23, 2018
    0
    This game blew me away. Fun fast paced combat and satisfying finshers is all you need to know for DOOM, If you’re into badass first personThis game blew me away. Fun fast paced combat and satisfying finshers is all you need to know for DOOM, If you’re into badass first person shooters, definitely pick this one up. It’s just a very fun game and that’s all games need to be, a ton of fun. Time to go slaughter some more demons! Expand

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