Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It’s certainly not as amazing as it once was sixteen years ago. But, it will scratch that itch if you feel nostalgic or if you have 800 Microsoft Points in your account begging to be spent.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    Still quality, but overpriced. [Aug 2010, p.111]
  3. Played in the right spirit Doom II is still a cracking action game. This XBLA re-release, at 800 points, represents good value for money.
  4. 67
    And speaking of kids today, most of them just won't go for Doom II on XBLA.
  5. Doom II is just a nostalgia fix. As charming as the experience can be, it’s just very dated.
  6. Doom II provided a crucial step in the evolution of the first-person shooter, but its outdated level design and gameplay mechanics don't entirely hold up today.
  7. 60
    Doom II will let you experience some nostalgic feelings but the gameplay feels extremely outdated and doesn't hold up compared to today's standards.
  8. It's always fun to see Doom II again, but it doesn't make the big splash that it did seventeen years ago
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 89
  2. Negative: 8 out of 89
  1. Mar 2, 2013
    8
    Played this game when it came with Doom 3. Very challenging and rewarding game just like the first one.
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    9
    As the original Doom it is dated but still awesome a new weapon from Doom and all the classic weapons as well co-op and multiplayer withAs the original Doom it is dated but still awesome a new weapon from Doom and all the classic weapons as well co-op and multiplayer with split-screen and xbox live and a brand new episode Doom II:No Rest For The Living which is fun but not as fun as the original game but still good and achievements as well. All for only 400 MSP Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    9
    These days Doom ][ would be considered more of a DLC/expansion pack product than a standalone sequel so it's hard to review it in a vacuum.These days Doom ][ would be considered more of a DLC/expansion pack product than a standalone sequel so it's hard to review it in a vacuum. There's a new shotgun, a slew of formidable additional enemies and some new textures and sprites but it's fundamentally the same game --- same gameplay mechanic and game engine. My main complaint it is that this game is RIDICULOUSLY hard. I've logged probably thousands of hours in this game and since it came out 20 years ago and I'm still astounded at how difficult some of these levels are. But like it's predecessor this game holds up quite well and is well suited to the XBL platform. A couple of years after this game came out I remember feeling this weird feeling of "gosh I've wasted so much of my life playing this gross game". If only I knew how more years I would spend playing this game! Full Review »