DOOM - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 8383834
  • Release Date: 05/13/2016
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
$19.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1544 out of 1602)

Product Details


  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 05/13/2016

Synopsis


DOOM returns in this action-packed, adrenaline-pumping installment on your Xbox One. Developed by id Software, DOOM plunges you into exhilarating action and spine-tingling combat.

Get ready to engage in thrilling, heart-racing combat with DOOM on Xbox One. Lock and load for hair-raising action-packed first-person shooter adventures. Blast through enemies in the epic single-player campaign, and battle it out against other players in the fast-paced competitive multiplayer. Are you ready to return to DOOM?

Features


Lock and load for action-packed first-person shooter excitement with DOOM

Dive into an epic single-player campaign that will get your blood pumping — and your enemies' splattering

Engage in adrenaline-coursing, fast-paced competitive multiplayer



Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's Old Is New (and Fun!) Again

    Posted
    stikkbomber
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    Mixing in old school first person shooter (FPS) elements with modern, upgrade, RPG-like paths, DOOM is a rewarding experience. The graphics are fine and detailed even on the "lower" console version I bought and played. Runs great, simply put, no weird redrawing of the environment or stutters in the motion sequences. Controls are tight, feel great, and let you run headlong into a pack of demons and still be nimble enough to get some aimed shots off. Glory kills never got old for me and do serve their purpose to refill health, ammo, and even armor supplies at times. The upgrade system for DoomGuy (your character) , armor, runes, and weapons is deep, especially for a FPS. The levels are huge, but not unnecessarily so, as the way forward is more often than not clearly marked by various outlines and color indicators, but not obtrusively, either. Secret rooms and areas are DOOM staples, and they're all over the place here. They're very organic to the gameplay experience, as exploring those up can earn weapon upgrade tokens and the like. Exploration of the levels fits like a glove into the gameplay. Easter eggs abound, too, with references to classic Bethesda games and older id games and a lot of things in-between. The enemy AI is a bit lackluster at times, but they're not totally silly or dumb to me. Enemies do swarm in on you in classic Doom fashion, and that's a good thing. They have pretty solid aim too, so standing like a statue is ill-advised. Audio and sound effects are good for the most part. The soundtrack is a treat, the best parts being the re-working of various tracks from the original Doom into more modern, perhaps even "industrial" versions. Some weapon effects like grenades lacked the "thump" they should have, though. I can't believe I'm saying this, but even the lore and "story" have some interesting elements, especially how id approaches your introduction to DoomGuy and his role in this game in the first place. It's not over the top operatic, it just seems to fit. While people play this game to shoot demons, the few "story" bits in the game are well done. Haven't played multiplayer at all, so can't comment. Dabbled with SnapMap some, but not enough to create full-blown maps and levels. SnapMap seems like a robust level maker with relatively intuitive setups for most things that lets people build single-player, co-op, and multiplayer levels, though. Those who are Knee Deep in the Doom mod and .wad scene will find it lacking, though. Still, there are worse game level creation tools out there, and if SnapMap motivates a few future game devs it's more than a worthy addition. More games should have mod tools, period. To be honest, I'm fine just playing the single-player campaign and feel it's worth full price to me. Thumbs up, very fun game, hope to see more (ahem...Quake maybe??)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expectations totally blown away

    Posted
    Demigod
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    I'm a hardcore Doom fan. I downloaded Doom shareware off the id Software BBS back in the day. Doom was the first game that got me into PC gaming. Countless hours spent playing co-op with a friend over a modem and the ability to mod the game completely turned me away from console games. Doom has always been something that I personally identify with since it made a huge impact on my life. I ended up getting into game design full time because of it. Then along came Doom 3. It was good and I liked it, but it didn't feel the same. iD tried to fit Doom into the games of the time rather than adapt Doom to fit but still be Doom. With all of that said, I knew I would buy the new Doom no matter what, but I didn't expect it could ever live up to the originals. I figured it would just be another Doom 3, especially given the long troubled development time this game had. Doom lives up to Doom 1 and Doom 2 perfectly. It feels like playing those old games again but with better graphics and the ability to look up and down. And jump. It's like this game is better than it had any right to be. It's not even that it just surpassed my low expectations, it blew my expectations away. It's better than I could have wished it to be. The gameplay is fast, tense, difficult, and fun. All the layers of upgrades for weapons, armor, and runes will have you scouring the map for secret areas and killing enemies in ways you wouldn't have otherwise. A lot of people have complained about the "glory kills" in which you damage an enemy and they stagger and you can perform an execution on them. I thought it would get repetitive but it doesn't. It adds another layer of strategy to how you take on enemy encounters. If you're low on health and you don't see any medpacks laying around (because there is no health regeneration like all modern games have) you will end up trying to shoot an enemy just enough to stagger them so you can glory kill them, soak up some health, and continue the battle. Just like the old Doom games, this new Doom will leave you just low enough on health and ammo that you'll stress out, but if you play smart, you'll barely make it through, and you'll get back up to full health, and then they do it to you again. Doom is awesome. Buy it. Romero's head and Commander Keen command you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fine "Re-boot"....

    Posted
    FearStorm999
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    I cut my teeth on PC based FPSs way back with the original Wolf 3D, by ID - and when DOOM came out in 1994, it was an amazing game changer. Fast forward to 2016... this Doom re-boot is the best since the original in terms of fun and feeling immersed. And, it even includes some subtle (and not so subtle) nods to the original. Easter Eggs, if you will... (who remembers E1M1WAD?). Unless you knew about the WAD reference to the original maps, that would fly right over your head. Little stuff. Yet, the graphics "feel" as beautiful, as the ground breaking graphics did back in '94. Stunning on a 4K 65". Once I cleared an area, I'd just wander around amazed at the work it must have been for the design team. The lighting, the detail, the weapons, the animations of things like wall mounted medical stations, even death scenes. The renewed monsters are satisfying as well. Love the HKnight (use the chainsaw), and even the Imps are a good kind of "pain in the butt," with faster fireballs. Only complaint (as in some sections of the original)..., still some really dark areas - and no flash light this time. But, not as bad as the last DOOM remake I played on a PC years ago. This was my first non-PC DOOM experience, and though the control isn't as fine on XBox as with a keyboard and mouse, it's good enough. The PC lends itself to weapon change, etc much better IMO (vs right button and scrolling a wheel with XB controller). Overall though, a great re-boot that puts you (convincingly!) on Mars, with a creepy sound experience (use headphones). Pick it up used, or even new - definitely worth the price of admission!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5.0 out of 5 starsBest FPS available on Xbox One

    Posted
    ryanbleek
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    Just wow... Bethesda and ID software have done a fantastic job with this game. In my opinion, as long as you don't mind some blood and gore, this is the best FPS available for xbox one for both single player and multiplayer. I will break them down further separately. Campaign: Stunning graphics and fantastic art style. Maybe its just me but I am sick of all these shooters getting released where the armored characters look like shiny plastic toys with bright colors everywhere. It was nice to see extra effort and attention put towards the art style in this game. To go along with the great graphics and art was well-thought out and complex level design. They managed to create some great 3D labyrinths which reminded me enough of the original Doom while still feeling fresh. Also, there are plenty of secrets and easter eggs to find which really add to the replay value. Every time after I finish a level I think to myself, "I can't wait to go back and play that one again and find all the secrets I missed!" Pretty unique for games these days. The current trend is towards online multiplayer and the campaign is just there because they are supposed to have one and need to "check the box", which is completely NOT the case with Doom. Multiplayer: This portion of the game really surprised me. I was loving the campaign and after about 4 missions i decided to try out the MP (where i typically spend 99% of my time in FPS style games). After 2 games I wasn't sold and went back to the campaign to play another mission. After that I didn't have enough time to do another mission so back to the MP I went. After about 5 games I was in love.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good game

    Posted
    barrett1134
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    I was not sure what to expect when buying this version of Doom, except that I loved the old school ones way back in the day, and I absolutely loved the DOOM 3 version several years back on XBOX. So, when I got this one I have to be honest in saying it was not what I expected and I wasn't a huge fan immediately. The gameplay is crazy super fast, it just feels different than a typical shooter. And, one thing that I initially did not like is that you don't reload your gun... ever, unless it is something like a rocket launcher. You either have ammo or you don't.... That said, after a few levels I really got into this game. It is an awesome game, and really fun. I had to get over my pre-conceived notions of how it would be and just play it for what it is... a true to form remake of a classic. This game is a blast. The story is basic but very good, and the overall gameplay is really very good. I would recommend it to anyone. (p.s. Game is extremely gorey, not at all for kids...)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Gaming Experience

    Posted
    Minus5252
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    Having played all of the other Doom games, I was wary of this release, but couldn't help myself. What a great purchase. This has been the best gaming purchase I have made since The Witcher 3. It is action packed, fun, and creative. The harder difficulty modes are where the game really shines. As for single player campaign mode, it is a ton of fun, but very light on the story. It doesn't have many cut-scenes or anything like that. If you want to get the story, you need to read the data files you collect throughout the game. Multiplayer: Nothing short of amazing. Fast, action packed, and fun. Sound: The music and enemies sounds give the game a great, creepy, frantic feel, which is perfect for someone battling the forces of He**! I loved this game and would recommend it for anyone. The violence, especially in the Glory Kill animations, is a bit over the top, so if you are concerned with what your kids see, this isn;t for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WAY Better Than I Expected!

    Posted
    gollb
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    For me personally, this is one of, if not the best FPS campaign I have ever played. It took me almost 24 hours to finish the campaign, which I feel is long for a FPS. It took me that long with some exploration, but not 100% completion. A lot of people talk about repetitive, but I didn't feel that way. There are some things that you do in every level, but the monster spawn is never the same and the landscape is always changing, so it never felt repetitive to me. Also, as you go, you unlock so many new things that keep the game fresh throughout. Snap Map is also a very cool feature. Lots of extra content that I feel will keep me going for many, many more hours! The multiplayer is good, but not great. I am a fan of the Call of Duty multiplayer which seems to be a lot faster paced. I like the fast paced, 1 shot kill of CoD, which is not what DOOM seems to offer. Overall worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Father of FPS is reborn!

    Posted
    BrianP
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    I used to play this game all the time in the early 90s on my PC. It was my favorite game. I played the beta (multiplayer) last month and immediately preordered the game. It was worth the wait. It is fantastic! The preorder came with the original DOOM and DOOM 2, which was a nostalgic treat. It is the old favorite ...8-bit pixels and all. I had forgotten just how bad those early graphics were; but the new DOOM's graphics are beautiful! The single player campaign is detailed and engaging; and the multiplayer is fast action fun that reminds me of Quake Arena 3 & 4 (also a favorite). I used to love building custom DOOM and QUAKE maps; so the snapmap feature looks interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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