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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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  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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  1. Negative: 9 out of 184
  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 15, 2020
    10
    Just gonna say it right off the bat. DOOM was my favorite game of 2016. It is non-stop, gory, over-the-top action that I can pick up and playJust gonna say it right off the bat. DOOM was my favorite game of 2016. It is non-stop, gory, over-the-top action that I can pick up and play any day at any time and have a blast. These are the types of games I love the most; arcadey, fast-paced, relatively short, and very replayable. That's not to say that I don't enjoy other kinds of games or genres, but it is these experiences that I love to revisit over and over again. I've been playing for 4 years now and it hasn't gotten even the slightest bit old.

    The game has a story, sure, but neither the game nor the DOOM Guy give a f*ck about it, so it is very clear that you shouldn't either, that's not the focus. For those curious, the game does offer quite a bit of lore and details about what's going on, so if ya wanna take the time to understand it all, it is all right there to be consumed. I myself don't really care, so for all intent and purposes all that matters in this game, is that a portal leading to Hell has been opened in Mars and your job is to absolutely annihilate anything that comes out of it in the most brutal way possible, and eventually take the fight to Hell itself.

    Doing that job is very easy, as the game gives you all the tools you need to rip and tear through all of its levels, filled to the brim with Easter eggs and secrets to find. As you go along you'll get more and more weapons to use. It all starts very standardly, a little gun with infinite ammo, and a shotgun. Eventually, however, you'll start getting weapons more and more insane; a Plasma Rifle, an Assault Rifle, a Rocket Launcher, a Chaingun, a Chainsaw that runs on fuel but can cut through almost everything, and of course, the mother of all weapons, the Big F*cking Gun-9000, which destroys basically anything, just to name a few.

    As if that wasn't enough you can also upgrade these weapons, giving them new features, by exploring the gigantic maps and finding little upgrade robots. For example, you can upgrade the shotgun to fire an explosive shot, transform the Chaingun into a Mobile Turret, stuff like that. Pretty much all of these upgrades kickass and are a blast to use.

    Should you be running out of ammo, you can perform brutal melee attacks against enemies with low health to do very violent glory kills, which give you life and ammo. Very rarely do I run out of ammo in this game, and even when I do I can take advantage of certain power-ups you can encounter every now and again, that either boost your speed, defense or put you in a berserker state to savagely tear any demon in your path in just one hit.

    Speaking of the demons, the enemy variety is high. You have your standard fodder, your mobile demons that shoot fireballs, demons with jetpacks that shoot rockets, big dudes with lots of hp that shoot lasers, demons that teleport, Boss demons that are very satisfying to take down, and so many more, I love the enemies in this game, they each serve a specific purpose and multitasking never feels too hectic, especially because DOOM Guy handles like a dream, he's fast, responsive, agile, and throughout the course of the game, you'll get upgrades to his armor and movement, which also come in handy when the game slows down a bit more and asks ya to do some platforming, in order to break up the pace, keeping the combat fresh. It also in these slower sections, that you'll probably realize that this game looks gorgeous, the art style is so hellish, with very striking colors, I love it!

    There are tons of things to keep track of, if you stay still you'll get your butt kicked, you gotta keep moving, constantly thinking of ways to deal with the threats up ahead, and on higher difficulty settings you'll truly feel like a one-man army doing the impossible, as some of the most intense heavy metal tracks play as you're destroying your enemies.

    Like I said tho, the game does enough for me to break up the combat segments so that it doesn't get repetitive. It'll ask you to explore, find keys or secrets, platform about, put your skills to the test in some self-contained challenges you'll find in the levels, etc. There are tons more to do than just combat, the game knows how to break it up without it feeling like you're wasting your time.

    This is a game that is meant to be played over and over, it's addicting, it's intense, it's satisfying and most importantly, so much fun!

    The main story mode is enough for me to get my money's worth, but there's also a multiplayer mode, arcade mode, Snapmap, things like that. I haven't dabbled in those other features I have to admit, I just have way too much fun with the main adventure to even really care, but they're there should you want to try them out.

    Honestly, what else can I say? I love this game, it's a masterpiece in my eyes, a shooter that is worth every little bit of money spent on it, and one of my favorite games of all time. I haven't played DOOM Eternal at the time I'm writing this, but I'm sure it'll be really good too.
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  3. May 13, 2016
    10
    urchased via digital download*

    I have been a DOOM fan since being introduced as a kid via floppy disk. Fortunately my preorder gifted the
    urchased via digital download*

    I have been a DOOM fan since being introduced as a kid via floppy disk. Fortunately my preorder gifted the original first two! I played these in the hours prior to launch and it was just as fun and challenging today.

    Once the game unlocked I was immediately hooked. You must move to survive. The graphics and presentation are great as well as the sound track.

    If you want a fast pace shooter without reloading or sprinting amongst an absolutely brutal theme this is a must buy. The gun play and brutal takedowns are extremely satisfying.

    If you are a classic doom fan you will appreciate the hidden levels scattered throughout.

    Really happy with how this turned out!
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  4. Jul 29, 2021
    9
    One of the best shooters I've played. Feels exactly like the original Doom would have had it been made in 2016. Exhilarating, atmospheric, andOne of the best shooters I've played. Feels exactly like the original Doom would have had it been made in 2016. Exhilarating, atmospheric, and sometimes downright unsettling, Doom 2016 is a masterpiece in FPS game design. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    Doom to me is better than most shooters I've played and it is on multiple consoles for more people to enjoy the beauty and gore of theDoom to me is better than most shooters I've played and it is on multiple consoles for more people to enjoy the beauty and gore of the brilliant Doom. The controls of the game are really good, the zombies and other bosses are animated amazingly, the gore is brilliant, the guns are designed and function as some of the best I've every used, and the animation cant get any better. some will say that new shooters have made it a bad game but really they take inspiration that was the brilliancy of Doom. Overall this is a shooter that I would recommend. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2021
    8
    the combat is incredibly addictive, the system is incredible. the game is not for everyone, it is a little difficult. the main character is athe combat is incredibly addictive, the system is incredible. the game is not for everyone, it is a little difficult. the main character is a little too simple and the campaign is a little short (about 15 hours). Expand
  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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