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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: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. May 17, 2016
    100
    Between its action-packed campaign and the interesting SnapMap level editor, there’s more here to keep first-person shooter fans occupied than any other game in recent memory, and to put it bluntly, DOOM’s campaign is the most outlandish fun I’ve had with a game up to now during this console generation.
  2. May 31, 2016
    100
    There's an innocence about DOOM – which might seem like a weird way to describe a game about disemboweling demons – but it beautifully harkens back to an era where games were unashamed to simply be games. I think DOOM might be the most exhilarating experience I've had with a first person shooter on Xbox One, maybe ever.
  3. May 16, 2016
    90
    Whether you’re a longtime Doom fanatic or a newcomer, you will love Doom. The brutality of past entries is still here and it’s turned up to eleven. The combat is fast-paced and exhilarating, and it embraces itself as a video game and doesn’t try to make itself something it’s not.
  4. Jun 2, 2016
    90
    DOOM is back and it’s hellishly good.
  5. May 17, 2016
    88
    Driven largely by its successful single-player campaign, Doom is a welcome return to form for the genre-defining franchise. By sticking to time-worn traditions in all the right places and deftly employing some modern flourishes, id has rediscovered what made this demon slaying series so successful. Multiplayer and SnapMap don’t reach the same heights, but shooters fans shouldn’t miss this bloodthirsty romp through hell.
  6. Jun 6, 2016
    84
    1990s gameplay meets 2010s technology.
  7. Jun 21, 2016
    70
    While we won't go anywhere near as far to say that this online facing side of the game is an afterthought, it doesn't carry with it the same sense of intense playtesting and meticulous detail as the solo campaign.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 142
  1. May 13, 2016
    10
    A modern update of Doom with an amazing story campaign that starts off slow but steadily increases the diversity of the enemies as you moveA modern update of Doom with an amazing story campaign that starts off slow but steadily increases the diversity of the enemies as you move on. Gone is the linear style gameplay that modern games like COD have gotten audiences numb to and is instead replaced with huge levels filled with many secrets. A single map could take you at least an hour to complete on harder difficulties

    The MP while serviceable is largely not as strong as the SP campaign. The reason to get the newest Doom is for the single player and player created content in the Snap Map feature.
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  2. Jun 19, 2016
    10
    Best Xbox One game in ages! So much fun to play! Why can't all games be this good? Never wanted it to end! Big success in my opinion and IBest Xbox One game in ages! So much fun to play! Why can't all games be this good? Never wanted it to end! Big success in my opinion and I have played and loved all of the Doom games, even 3. Thanks team! Expand
  3. May 13, 2016
    10
    Very smart move on ID's part by letting actual gamers be the critics rather than all these sellouts on professional sites. Anyway, this is howVery smart move on ID's part by letting actual gamers be the critics rather than all these sellouts on professional sites. Anyway, this is how a FPS game should be done, perfected to every detail. Graphics, music, mechanics are great. They've done fantastic job. One of the best games 2016 and a pleasant surprise. ID knew what it was doing with this game. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2019
    9
    DOOM has a lot going for it. The story is surprisingly well written, with Doomguy's animations adding just enough character to him, and makingDOOM has a lot going for it. The story is surprisingly well written, with Doomguy's animations adding just enough character to him, and making for excellent visual gags. Splattering Demons is not only satisfying, but also rewarded with health and special abilities. There is plenty to do in this game, with each map in the decently-sized campaign holding secret weapons, upgrades and bonus collectable. Most upgrades and levels have small combat tasks that are typically brief enough to avoid excessive grinding.

    On top of this there are bonus levels and challenges carefully hidden in the maps, perfectly balanced with the multiple difficulty modes. There's so much to do in DOOM, to the point where I haven't even tried the map creator or multiplayer mode yet, and I still feel like I got more than my money's worth.

    The only complaint I really have is that the loading screens are a *little* long. Otherwise, this game is great.
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  5. May 15, 2016
    9
    A fantastic update of the original games. Only about half way through the campaign, 8-9 hours, and I am still being entertained. It's such aA fantastic update of the original games. Only about half way through the campaign, 8-9 hours, and I am still being entertained. It's such a joy to see how little care Doomguy has in regards to the story elements, smashing his way through priceless technology and demons alike.

    The only thing preventing this from being a ten is the multiplayer. While fun, it feels slower paced and kind of lacking. If they patched in a speed boost and some music, I'd be all for giving this a 10.

    Good work id, thanks for bringing Doom back!
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  6. Nov 26, 2017
    8
    Although some fans may have been disappointed over the fact that this was not DOOM 4 like some may have expected, it's important to note thatAlthough some fans may have been disappointed over the fact that this was not DOOM 4 like some may have expected, it's important to note that at least this was not a simple visual upgrade to the original PC game of 1993 either. Weapons and demons appear somewhat to be homages of the original but this game appears to boost an entirely new story/campaign, (which may have been expected by some.) It has been over ten years since the release of DOOM 3 for the original Xbox and PC so expectations may have been high for this game.

    This latest console generation version of DOOM is arguably far different than that of DOOM 3, (Xbox or PC), since it boasts a shoot 'n' move mentality or style of game-play which some compare to the first two doom titles released back in the 90's. What adds even more strategy to the game-play is the glory kills which reward you for severely damaging demons but not killing them, (providing you move up in time while they're staggered and vulnerable and press down on the right thumb stick in time.) This often provides health pickups and ammo to help keep you alive while accessing the environment for more kills or where to move next. This may not seem too impressive considering that it gets easier the more you do this, but weapon upgrades, (which are purchasable during game-play), boost your odds of surviving tediously challenging checkpoint sequences that can often and easily take several minutes at a time to complete. Weapon upgrades include, but are not limited to a tactical scope for your heavy assault rifle and charged bursts for at least either of the two shotguns. Your character also has access to a grenade which he can throw only once every few minutes, (so you need to be smart when choosing where and when to throw it and who to use it against depending on what demons you're facing.) You'll also eventually have access to a chainsaw, (of course), which only has three units of fuel and needs to be replenished after all are used. It only works on the smaller of the demons so this should not be relied on too often. Demons move just about as quick as you for the most part and you are often both heavily outnumbered by them and also out in the open which explains how difficult the game can be on the moderate difficulty. The moderate difficulty is actually nicknamed "Hurt me plenty" so it's not to be taken lightly by any means so to speak. A wall/cover system would help you greatly but this would differ too greatly from the gaming experience of the first three games.

    I like the arcade mode fairly well considering how easy it is to get stuck on the campaign mode without any walk through or strategy guide. You should be warned that it's fairly challenging and can be frustrating considering your multiplier rating will be reduced when demons inflict damage on you. It takes quite a bit of practice to even get a bronze medal considering you need 4,600,000 points for that in one specific section or level just for that! I recommend this to avid DOOM or first person shooter fans.
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  7. Jun 7, 2016
    0
    A utter disapointment to the treat that was 2014's wolfenstein the new order, DOOM sports beautiful visuals and fun weapon designs but dosen'tA utter disapointment to the treat that was 2014's wolfenstein the new order, DOOM sports beautiful visuals and fun weapon designs but dosen't really justify the 100AUD/60USD that the game is worth. Heres a quick rundown of what you will expect. Expand

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