Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 85
    While the first two Doom games carry very little of the horror they may have originally had into the modern age, Doom 64 absolutely does. This game is still creepy, but without sacrificing any of the action of the originals. Its gameplay is refined and this port in particular cleans up its most egregious rough edge. The maps are as confusing as ever but being able to see where you’re going makes it much more tolerable. If you’re a classic Doom fan and have never played Doom 64, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. This just may be the best classic-style Doom.
  2. Mar 24, 2020
    80
    After 23 years DOOM 64 is still a great game. Nightdive Studios has done a great job adding new features to the Switch version. If you couldn't play it in the past, now is a good time to do it.
  3. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    Its long disappearance created an aura that, surprisingly, the game still is able to maintain while playing it. DOOM 64 is back and the medium is a bit better for it.
  4. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    Thankfully, we live in a good world and Bethesda is letting people experience this twisted and dark take on id Software's work. If you've never played this before, let the $5 price tag be all the inspiration you need.
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    Doom 64 is a different experience, it's still Doom, but it's like your favourite movie got directed by someone else and had to make everything from scratch again. While still fun all these years later, it's still a bit of-its-times, but that's part of the charm. It's Doom, done just a little bit different.
  6. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    While it was already something of a relic when it launched on the N64 almost 25 years ago, Doom 64 remains a great example of just how refined a formula the series offers and just how good a job the late Midway did in the shadow of id Software. The lack of local multiplayer support still stings, even after all these years, but with support for motion controls on Switch – something Nightdive has already pulled off to a tee with its Turok ports – and the addition of a new DOOM Eternal-themed level, this is classic retro shooter that deserves a little more love.
  7. Mar 19, 2020
    70
    An unfairly neglected part of the Doom canon is given the remaster it most certainly deserves, in what is one of the most welcome retro remasters of recent years.
  8. 60
    Doom 64 is an impressive port of the forgotten son of the series. Without a multiplayer mode it sits as one of the less essential shooters from the era, but as the first effort at bringing Doom into three dimensions, it's a valuable bit of series history, and to this day it plays very nicely indeed.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 9 out of 38
  1. Mar 22, 2020
    10
    If you're a fan of classic DOOM then do yourself a favor and get DOOM64. The level design is amazing, the lighting, the ambiental music, theIf you're a fan of classic DOOM then do yourself a favor and get DOOM64. The level design is amazing, the lighting, the ambiental music, the whole atmosphere is great! The game runs perfectly both docked and portable and it even has optional motion aiming. This the definitive way to play DOOM64 and it comes at an amazing price as well. I'm glad this version was made so I can finally enjoy it the best way possible. Full Review »
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    8
    Great game, it's Doom 64. For five dollars, it is good. The level design is excellent for an older version of Doom. It also feels at home onGreat game, it's Doom 64. For five dollars, it is good. The level design is excellent for an older version of Doom. It also feels at home on the Switch; Doom 64 is a must buy if you like Doom and want to experience the early versions of Doom. Full Review »
  3. Mar 24, 2020
    10
    It's my favorite Doom, it is better than Doom 3. Switch version has HD rumble and motion control. For 5 dollars, it's the best choice in thisIt's my favorite Doom, it is better than Doom 3. Switch version has HD rumble and motion control. For 5 dollars, it's the best choice in this cost category. Full Review »