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DOOM - PlayStation 4

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Doom Review

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    Vesius
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    Hello everyone. I just wanted to talk about my experience with this game, Doom. It was given a lot of hate and flak because of it's beta for many reasons. We will be discussing the entire game and what are some pros and cons it has. Campaign (No Spoilers) - (Story) The campaign feels great and has a very nice story that isn't too indepth but it is still really nice to follow, listen and play. Doom was also never about the campaign (story wise) and more about being a unstoppable marine that destroy all the Demons to save Earth and Mars. And just like the older games, it is centered on a silent protagonist that's main objective is to stop Demons from taking over by obliterating everything in his path. (Gameplay) To perfectly describe this game would be to call it a run and gun type of game because you never stop moving. The action is so fast paced that if you don't move at all, you are more than likely dead. The Demons all have different ways of defeating them and you have to use that to your advantage especially if you are doing one of the harder difficulties. (Difficulty) The difficult is fairly descent when you get to around 25% of the way through the game. In the beginning, it is beyond easy because you are fighting low level Demons and some of them can be one shot. Unless you are standing still in the beginning of the game, it shouldn't be hard and it will be very hard for the Demons to kill you or even scratch you. The difficulty also scales pretty well. On my first time through the campaign, I played on the hardest difficulty that I could and had a blast but when I got to certain parts of the game like a boss, I had a little bit of difficulty until I figured out their movesets. Multiplayer (Gameplay) It is pretty good besides for the phantom hitboxes of the melee that happen a lot. Other than that though, it is a good addition to the game and is more of just the topping and not anything major unlike the campaign or snapmap (which we will talk about a little bit later). (Connection) I cannot judge on this very well because my internet just loves to cut in and out every so often but personally, it is either that it is lagging or stable. Multiplayer is still just the topping for this game though. The two major things are campaign and snapmap as I said before. Snapmap (Gameplay) I don't even know where to begin. Someone literally made a farming game in this. A farming game in a FPS. I actually played it because I thought the person that made it was just naming it, "Farming Simulator" and it wasn't going to be (I wasted 30 minutes doing it and I still can't believe that it is real). Also, someone else made an entire RPG game inside of it with leveling, a good size map and money system that was a blast to play. So overall, I don't think there is anything that you cannot build if you wanted to in this. (Building) It is basically Halo's forge but ten times better to use. Personally, I find it harder to use but that is my own opinion so please use your own opinion on this part. Overall if you enjoy building maps for other people to play and even for yourself to play, you will definitely enjoy this. (Compatibility) I just have to add that both PC and console players will be able to play on all created maps that either of them have made. (Customization) The armor customization is very well done. You can customize everything from your helmet to what your armor looks like underneath, base armor. You get armor just by playing the game and there is a wide varieties of armor from regular soldier (UAC) armor to demonic armor to angelic (Templar) armor. I hope you found this review useful and hope I will find you on Doom. Vesius

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fun in your face

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    Proponent
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    Doom is just a great and fun game that is in your face. Its an absolute blast to experience, literally. I would rate it the highest possible 9/10. To describe it, it's genera, is like a Horror filled, Sci-Fi, fast paced, adrenaline fueled Action, first person shooter, with a heart pumping, hard rock guitar rift soundtrack, that keeps you rocking well after you've slayed your last foe. This game excels in the following categories: game play, graphics, sound, and narrative- it actually, surprisingly, has a very good and intriguing story within it. Its not as meat and potatoes as some might expect. In terms of the tech, its running at a butter smooth 60 frames per second locked under the hood. I don't remember seeing any dropped frames or screen tearing. It has a very high image quality, boasts crisp textures, and some very good looking environments, making it one of the best looking games made to date. It's also loaded with a lot of atmosphere. In terms of game play, the 60 fps translates into some really great and fun moments, mixing fast brutal mele finishers, with fast paced run and gun blazing action. The game offers some pretty sweet weapons too, especially after being upgraded- for example a heavy machine gun with a sniper scope, that rapidly takes down enemies from a distance fast. And than there is the precision bolt laser gun that basically one shots almost everything. There's a lot of great and fun weapons to toy around with, in your arsenal, that you'll become familiar with. The story itself has some surprises, so definitely pay attention to the lore, it doesn't seem like it at first, but it slowly gets there, and when it arrives, it was definitely not what I was expecting and had me do a double take about 2/3 in, and say wow. It was totally out of left field, but it was good. I did not expect that at all. I really don't have any criticisms for the game, its campaign is direct, and follows a linear path from the beginning to the end. It offers character and weapon upgrades, that encourage exploring the environments by rewarding you with more power. I guess I don't know what else to say. I suppose I just couldn't give the game a perfect 10/10 for the sole reason that although what it does is excellent, besides some unique environments, mele weapons and finishing moves, there wasn't a lot that hasn't been done previously in the fps genera before. That said, this is definitely one of the best looking games on the PS4 today, and If you like Horror, if you like Sci-Fi, if you like Action games, if you like first person shooters, than you can't go wrong with this game. It is also a fairly easy game to platinum, I believe it took me a week and a half and two play throughs to platinum it. The game also has a multiplayer mode that isn't bad, its pretty average, but it isn't too bad. Now you've read the review, what are you waiting for? Go and get it!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One HeII of a Game

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    Macedon
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    I'm just going to get straight into the meat of the game and put my conclusion at the end. There are 3 gameplay modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, SnapMap. Campaign and Multiplayer are self explanatory. In SnapMap you can create your own maps and play maps others have created. I'll give an overview of the positives and negatives, mostly of the campaign mode. Positives: - fast paced action: constantly on the move, no aim down sights for most weapons, no reloading ammo, always sprinting, have to keep moving otherwise demons will overrun you - platforming is done right, it helps change the pace up and is fun - unique weapons each with 2 upgrade paths - secrets found through the levels (secrets include the ability to replay old Doom levels) - armor and runes upgrades which add more depth and abilities - codex which gives you lore and detailed information about the world and demons of Doom - story/setting is interesting and keeps you enticed the whole game moving you between Mars and HeII - campaign is long and took about 11 hours to beat (not including all the challenges and secrets to be found) - mission select - able to replay old missions and pick up missed collectibles and finish challenges - Multiplayer: lots of variety in skins, fast paced, can transform into a demon - SnapMap: has some amazing levels that people have created, easy to make your own level Negatives: - bugs that prevent some challenges from being completed and some trophies from popping up (played on most recent patch 1.06) - lack of variety in demons - too fast paced for some (friends complained about making them dizzy) - indoor environments can sometimes become bland - Multiplayer: levels are bland, players are massive bullet sponges, unlocking skins is completely random - SnapMap: not enough variety in the pieces you can place, no outside environments If you played the original Doom, you will love this classic reboot. If you haven't played the original Doom, then you will be in for a very tasty treat. This game is oozing with personality. If you are even slightly interested in single player FPS games, then YOU MUST pick this game up. I don't even play FPS games anymore but this game just reignited my enthusiasm for the genre. The multiplayer is fun although there are many games out there that do a better job but the campaign mode is where it is at. It will keep you hooked for days and even after you're done, you will find yourself wanting to replay the game. It's that good! If you have the time and money, then I suggest you invest in Doom, a game that will entertain you for many days.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Game I've Played In Years

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    DOOM is fantastic, and exactly what it sets out to be: a fun, challenging game that is very aware that it is, in fact, a game. The impressive graphics, incredibly fast pace, and constant action keep you engaged and immersed, and completely validate id's decision to essentially disregard story. Unlike any other recent shooter I can think of, DOOM focuses entirely on being a fun game with great mechanics, and is humorously self-aware at times. At no point does this game sacrifice timing, design, or adrenaline for story, and it works like magic-- the result is pure fun that will remind anyone who played the originals what was so exciting twenty-something years ago. It wasn't exciting because you felt like you were uncovering a deep and intricate story, or solving a mystery, it was exciting because you were playing a fast, hard, awesome game that wasn't pretending to be anything else. This game, I hope, will revive that aspect of the action genre, much as Half-Life introduced the story-driven aspect which has become so overblown that a return to form such as this is incredibly refreshing. Don't get me wrong, Half-Life was awesome, and intense stories can be wonderful. What I'm excited about, here, is that choice is awesome and wonderful, too, and sometimes you just want a brutal, crazy experience that doesn't mess around and definitely never stops to take a breath until it's over (and that has incredible replay value). Thank you, id, for a game that is unapologetic about what it is and is, in my opinion, an absolute contender for my favorite ever. Oh, P.S.: If you have ever played a game and thought 'this might be too gory for me,' then DOOM is probably not for you, and that's fine. It's easily the most graphic thing I've ever played, no exaggeration. If you're interested in a rich multiplayer experience and tend to skip right over single player entirely, well, you're not going to feel the same way as I do. My advice though, is: make an exception, give it a chance, relive an experience that will remind you how fun single-player can be (or find out for the first time). It's worth it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doom done right!

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    doc8998
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    This is a good time to be a FPS fan. There's been a renaissance of sorts with current-gen where multiplayer used to come first, single player stories and fun second... The script has been flipped with the revivals of both Doom and Wolfenstein: the New Order. (Heck, Wolfenstein has NO multiplayer at all, and is oh, so much better for it!) While Wolfenstein focused primarily on story-telling, Doom hits the ground with "fun first, and immediately" as its mantra, and, like Wolfenstein, is now one of the two FPS games I simply won't entertain the idea of ever trading in. Unlike Doom 3, which was met with mixed reviews, but undoubtedly agreed upon that it signified a change in the series, Doom goes back to what made the first two so great and so re-playable... Wave after wave of demons, mass firepower, ammo, health, and power ups galore, and the unapologetic feeling of glee of just plunging headfirst into battle. Everything about Doom is just a throwback not only to greatness, but to an originator of the entire FPS genre, except where it matters: graphics, sound, and the mild improvements to gameplay that keeps a series moving forward. It doesn't make the same overall changes to Doom that Doom 3 tried to, making it feel like a different game altogether using a license to characters; no, it returns to its roots wholeheartedly, and in my opinion, is a much better game for it. For lovers of the first two games, original levels are hidden in each new level, begging to be found and added to your collection to go back and play for nostalgia's sake later. Don't hesitate on this- and if you haven't played Wolfenstein, order or pick that up from Best Buy, as well, along with its standalone, Old Blood. The folks at id/ Bethesda have given us two absolutely FUN games to play that pack more freshness than the past decade of Call of Duty has. Support is needed to ensure we keep receiving these types of FPS that place emphasis on a single player experience that, at minimum, matches the fun of multiplayer. With the announcement that id/ Bethesda is also reviving Quake, we can only hope it marks the full return of the 3 biggest players of FPS that I grew up with. After playing these first two, Quake will be a no-hesitation purchase, for sure.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All doom and gloom for a new generation.

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    LordSteve01
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    I wasn't really sure about this game at first. It was a good departure from the action-survival-horror setting of Doom 3, which I felt was pretty darn close to being a first-person version of Dead Space. I could definitely see some of the influences it had on the DS development team. It is worth noting that Dead Space is my favorite game of all time, or at least for now. So, back to this new Doom, when I get it up and going it feels good, looks okay, but something is off - the entire drive of the game seemed to be focused more towards speed and momentum of murder, rather than the atmosphere and scares that wait around the corner. Where Doom 3 had me planning my next move and eagerly waiting for a demon pop out and scare the heavens out of me, this new doom has me stomping mud-holes in butts and stalking down demons like a hound on the hunt. This restructuring of the pacing threw me off, but I stuck with it and odin-almighty am I glad I did. This game is just pure fun, and overly addicting at times. Each level is a descent closer to hades and the further you get, the more mud-holes you'll be stomping - that's assuming you have the grit and strategy it takes to keep going. The game really doesn't like it when you are just standing around in battle and you will die for it. Fortunately, the levels provide you with some pretty good battle grounds, allowing you to move around and keep the kills rolling in without much issue (provided you have your game on.) I highly recommend this to fans of the old and new - this game is just pure fun.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Doom is a fresh breath of demon scented air

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    Tronflower
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    Doom isn't a game that was on my radar at all. My multi-player time was filled with hours of destiny and overwatch was around the corner. Then I heard how fun the campaign was and why. I enjoy tactical combat and strategic use of cover, etc, but it's plenty well represented in the medium. Doom isn't about that. The system actually rewards you for throwing caution to the wind and getting personal with enemies as quickly as possible. Most of the weapons seem to be geared towards short to medium range combat as well. It makes combat genuinely satisfying instead of a chore, and you are usually glad to encounter a fresh pack of enemies. It isn't a breeze though. If you aren't a little methodical in your violence or if you get too confident, you aren't tanky enough to just take anything to the face. You will die, and fast. The level design and platforming is generally solid, providing plenty of exploration, but not so much as to hurt the flow of action. Finding the secrets can be a chore at times, pretty satisfying at others. They are definitely well hidden. The in game map is reminiscent of metroid. I don't use it very well, but I think that is just my issue. I spent no more than 45 minutes with the multiplayer. It seemed serviceable, but it wasn't the sort of feel and control that I prefer. I didn't purchase the game for this feature at all though, so I wasn't disappointed. Others may get tons of enjoyment out of it. Buy doom. Put on good headphones. Level up your shotgun.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let's Doom again, like we did last decade

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    Electronaut72
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    It's kind of hard to tell where in the timeline Doom (2016) takes place. At first it appears to be a remake of the original game story-wise, but then it incorporates some elements from later entries. Whatever the case, all you need to know is that this new Doom lives up to its legacy: It's fast-paced first-person-shooter action where you blast demons to pieces on Mars. This time however, there's a melee combat system where you can finish the enemies off in a gruesome spectacle (think God Of War or Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2). This adds a fresh element to the gameplay that was just what the series needed; not only are they fun to watch, but there are multiple ways to take out each enemy (depending on which angle you approach them from). With certain traits applied, you can earn yourself a steady stream of health, ammo, and speed from these melee kills. The only drawback here is that the action may be a little TOO frantic. Most enemy encounters happen in a locked room where you have to take on 10-20 foes at once. There's still plenty of exploration, no doubt–secrets are hidden around every corner–it's just that the gameplay flow seems a tad stilted with enemy encounters being so condensed. It takes some getting used to, but I think long-time Doom fans will find plenty to like with this one. It's not quite as dark and "creepy" as Doom 3, but the crazy action of the original Doom 1-2 is on full display here–albeit updated in a modernized way.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Demon Stompin' Fun

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    CorgiShinobi
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    Doom isn't your typical first person shooter. If anything, it brings back classic staples of the genre. You're not going to be weighted down with needless narrative or tutorials on various mechanics. Granted there is a story and it's a serviceable one at that, but that's not the point. The point is you're a man who doesn't like demons, and to rectify that you've got yourself an arsenal of advanced weaponry. How you go about using said weaponry is up to you, but at the end of the day there's going to be a lot fewer demons on Mars. Did I forget to mention you're on Mars? If you're not familiar with the Doom series, yeah, you're fighting demons on Mars in the future. As campy as that sounds, the presentation and visual style of the game is stunning. While the game is fast-paced, you'll definitely notice the detail that went into the level and sound design. There is a multiplayer mode, but that will be up to personal taste if you enjoy playing with others in the competitive game modes provided. There's also a level creation section called SnapMap where you can make your own levels or play others' levels. There's a lot of creativity to be seen there. If you're comfortable with violence and heavy metal, you'll enjoy this game. To state once more, you're fighting demons on Mars in the future. While the protagonist isn't happy about, I'm certain you'll be all the more happy to put his shotgun to good use.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic gameplay updated to current standards

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    Focus4eva
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    Doom successfully merges the classic run and gun gameplay with current styles of FPS standards. It's slightly retro in the Doom feel of the game but stays so current with it's gore and weapons. It's a breath of fresh air in the scope of FPS and actually is one of the best FPS currently on the market. The gameplay can be somewhat mindless at times but conserving ammo and knowing when to perform close gore kills as opposed to killing foes with your weapon comes with playing the game for hours and learning to strategize. The game throws tons of foes mixed in with more powerful foes at you which produces an amazing feeling of speed. As you go further in the game you can upgrade not only your weapons but your abilities leading to you becoming more agile, which is great considering that there is platforming in this game as well. The music is pulsating and the graphics showcase that this generation has not capped out and still can create spectacle. The detail is rich , which shows Mars as being chaotic as well as a beauty to behold in a gory universe. The game also features many secrets and rooms created using classic Doom elements merged with current enemies in certain areas. As far as gameplay goes this is the most complete Doom game in years. For anyone that is a fan of the series or newcomers alike, this game has to be in your collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must-Play 2016 First Person Shooter

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    mellow
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    I originally fell in love with the 2 recent Wolfenstein titles (The New Order; The Old Blood), so I pre-ordered on the premise that Bethesda would not disappoint with a similar adaptation....glad I did! I played both of the original PC titles years ago, so as someone who experienced the origin of DOOM as well as Wolfenstein, I really have to give it up to Bethesda, these are some of the best single player campaigns I have ever played. There's nostalgia to be had, the gameplay is fast paced, just a great kill-em-all type of game. The multiplayer has received a large amount of criticism from a lot of gamers that I think completely missed the point; the online plays like a PC arena game from the days of old as well, just with a modern touch. Honestly if you enjoyed Unreal Tournament or even Red Faction on PS2 online, then you'll probably enjoy the modern sweetness of DOOM's arena-shooter style. It's quick, it's brutal; it's exactly what I'd expect from DOOM multiplayer, maybe even a tad better because you get to turn into a demon and wreck everyone in the room. SNAP MAP is DOPE, there's new user map submissions all the time, playing with a friend is hilarious fun especially on maze-like or puzzle maps. All in all, you gotta buy it for the campaign, and even if the multiplayer isn't for you, SNAP MAP will keep you entertained for quite a while, especially if you dig building maps.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best FPS Games to Hit in Recent Times

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    Rittemano
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    Whether you're a fan of Doom or not, if you enjoy shooters, you'll love this game. I'm about 3/4 through the campaign playing on Ultra-Violence, and the intensity that comes in waves is incredible. I found that some moments so far have impacted me in ways that Bloodborne would after taking down a boss. However, Doom is obviously a much more forgiving game than Bloodborne/DS series, but that feeling of adrenaline is quite familiar. As for accessibility, I've read and agree with that this game masters the 'Checkpoint' system. Even if you only have a quick 30-60 minutes to hop on, go ahead; you should hit at least 2 checkpoints within that timing. Honestly, the game is pretty great all around. MP has definitely caught a lot of flak, but that's not the primary focus here is it? The campaign is excellent, the MP is enjoyable as a secondary play option, and SnapMap seems deep and I will likely dump a lot of time into it once I complete the campaign (which also can be pretty long if you take time for the secrets and play on Medium difficulty at least). One last note, for secrets, make sure to use the map! Overall, definitely 5/5 Stars, highly recommended - do yourself a favor and pick this game up (even at full price) and enjoy one of the best experiences consoles have had to offer in the past 5-10 years. Enjoy!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's DOOM baby!

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    Jbeezie

    I've played DOOM since the very first release and have loved it each time minus the last release. I was mildly disappointed with DOOM 3 as it felt more like a tech demo visual showcase on rails. I need the 'feeling' of freedom even when I don't actually have it in a linear game. DOOM 4 gives me that freedom, with large open spaces for battles the hordes of (BB censored this word?) army. You can explore to find all the secrets. The guns all have unique challenges to level them up. There are mini kill'em all games with rewards too. I absolutely love the amazing character designs. It's so 2099 and yet still looks faithful to the original in a perfect blend of compromise. The Cyberdemon is my favorite model of the year, hands down. Come out with a huge statue or toy and I'm buying it day one. Everything about this game feels fresh and yet stays true to the series. It's casual yet can be difficult too. It's a sleeper hit of the year and I think you should play it and be as surprised as I was. Now if you figure out how to beat the last boss, let me know, because I surely haven't been able to even after lowering the difficulty.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Retro throwback done right

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    Matt
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    The developers of DOOM knew exactly what they wanted to make: a game where you shoot demons, lots of them, with minimal hassle from cutscenes or forced walking sections. And, wow, have they succeeded. This is an old-school arena shooter at heart, and is missing many of the modern hallmarks of your typical military FPS. There is no regenerating health. Levels are open and built around exploration, platforming, and light puzzle solving. You can carry as many weapons as you like. But it supplements the classic DOOM formula with innovative new mechanics, including the great "glory kill" melee attacks which allow you to stylishly finish off your foes while gaining back health and ammo. This is a game where you do one thing, but are provided with the tools and abilities to make that one thing endlessly entertaining. You get lots of weapons and each of them is distinct, every upgrade useful. And you will need to use all of them. The variety of demon types is impressive, each one requiring a strategy to bring down, and they are always coming. Rip and tear until it's done.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth buying

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    I saw the trailer for the game 6 months ago and pre-ordered it right then and there. Once I got it and put it in I was surprised at how fluid the gameplay was. Instant reaction to controls unlike the previous versions. I went through 2/3 of the game in normal but when you have to face off a boss it is insanely hard to stay at normal. I chose easy at second boss battle to get through it without taking half damage at a single hit. Overall be prepared for balls out dog fighting every time you enter a check point the further in the game you get. Stock up on ammo and use what gun works best for you as it is hard ot aim with monsters rushing you form different directions. It took me 3 days to beat the game. The last stage 2 boss fights were bs. Once you end the boss another fight begins at second to last boss fight. On the last fight you have to hit the spider in the brain or you cause no damage. It took roughly 10 rounds of getting my face handed to me to find this out. I did not spend a lot of time in multiplayer but it had the same dynamic as gears of war multiplayer. Over all worth getting.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doom is great again!

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    hollowfenix
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    First off for those of you that were able to experience the beta the final release version is very much improved. Overall the gameplay is very smooth. 4 hours in and the game has already exceeded my post beta expectations. The shooting and QTE finishers are very satisfying. I will not ruin the gameplay but I will say that the story is a direct omage to the original doom. Im not going to bore you with a long and drawn out review of the game but I will say that this is well worth a buy. If you are a fan of the previous doom series then this will likely be your new favorite. The graphics are a little disappointing but ID graphics engine hasn't quite been up to par for quite some time so this is top be expected. I will say though the graphics by no means are poor just a tad washed out IMO. The game play is very fast paced so if you are one that likes to take things slow then you may not enjoy the game. Much like the multiplayer beta the entire game is fast with tons of in your face action. You will have no problem spending hours on end enjoying the content of the game.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Absolute Must Have

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    DavidB
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    If you've ever played any of the DOOM games you really owe it to yourself to purchase this game. If you've slightly entertained the idea of purchasing this game, but haven't played any of the DOOM games before, you owe it to yourself to purchase this game! I went in thinking it'd be a fun FPS romp with loads of blood and guts and my expectations were totally blown away. The campaign is very rewarding. Took me a couple weeks, with a few casual-moderate gaming sessions to 100% Platinum the game, and now I can start on the game's SnapMap feature which allows players to create levels to share and swap with other players online - there is a lot of variety here. It's pretty deep in terms of options to create and may even teach you a thing or two about what goes into game development (without all of the tedious coding). Put it this way. The game is so good that I actually bought the Limited Edition after buying the standard edition and I would up keeping both just because I liked the reversible sleeve on the standard edition.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doom Returns

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    Samuel
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    Having played many of the original Doom games back when the series began, I can safely say DOOM 4 (as it pretty much is called by fans) is what everyone had wanted Doom 3 to be years ago; fast-paced and full of unrelenting action. The game doesn't bog you down with a dozen long-winded, prerendered cutscenes, nor does it attempt to wow players with an existential narrative full of melodrama. It's ultra violence and guns galore, and it's only getting better as time passes. Updates have included an option to play the game with the iconic weapon stance (dead center in the middle of the screen, sadly no smirking Doom Marine face, yet), and even more recently an arcade mode to please fans of the bygone era of arcade gallery shooters. There's also considerable easter eggs to be found, in collectibles and secret levels that must be seen to be believed. The only downside is that tacked on multiplayer, which barely even has the polish of the yearly Call of Duty or Battlefield titles.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finest Shooter Campaign Today

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    DylanC
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    The gameplay is extremely fast and the guns are varied and satisfying to use. Like the old school Doom games there's no regenerating health, only health kits, armor pieces, ammo drops and hidden collectibles. The game wants you to keep moving as fast as possible otherwise you'll get destroyed in seconds. However, every time you weaken an enemy you can melee it to regain health and when you run out of ammo you can use your chainsaw to instant kill a foe resulting in a shower of ammo drops. It's genius game design that encourages you to keep running, jumping and shooting and only punishes you when you stop. There's plenty of opposition to keep you satisfied as well. A new enemy type's introductory miniboss section in one level will have you fight a handful of them simultaneously in the next. The game is as brutal and fun as any game I've played. Buy it! Also, I didn't even touch the multiplayer, it's not my thing but it might be yours. The solo campaign is good enough on its own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid One Player Gore-Fest

    Posted
    SerArysOakheart
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I picked up this game without having played any of the other DOOM games, yet knowing more or less what I was getting into. The campaign was nice and lengthy (at least 12 hours), with enough challenge to keep me interested, yet not so challenging that I wanted to throw my controller against the wall. It was incredibly violent, fast paced, and set to metal music. And that was exactly what I was in the mood for. Though I will admit there is a little too much dependency put on the theatrical kills in order to get ammo/health, I didn't mind too much. The real fault of this game is the multiplayer. It was a poor attempt at Unreal Tournament's multiplayer. After about a dozen matches, I gave up and continued on the campaign. So if you're in the mood for a great multiplayer game, try Overwatch, Destiny, or something along those lines. But if you're in the mood for a single player, high octane, gory thrill ride, this is the game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend