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DOOM - Xbox One

Model: 17021SKU: 8383834

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1761 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    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

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    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"....

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    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

    A modern take on a classic formula

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    mwoodj
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    DOOM changed gaming in the 90s with its fast paced and brutal first-person action. Since then shooters have reduced the pace and increased the filler. Even Doom 3 succumbed to the prevailing trends, slowing the movement speed and placing the player in claustrophobic environments with no more than a few enemies to challenge the player at once. DOOM (2016) returns to the franchises roots and pushes it to the extreme that modern hardware has made possible. There is no button to sprint. Your character charges full speed ahead at all times. The game doesn't dole out the enemies in small groups. It throws down the gauntlet and unleashes the horde. From a bloodied Mars base to hellish landscapes the game takes the player to another place and time that shines visually and disturbs graphically. The sound is spot on with the weapons thumping the bass and packing a punch. Not merely satisfied to revamp the classic gameplay there are added challenges that can be found within each level as well as upgrade options for your armor, stats, and weapons. This game is a love letter to the early days of the first person shooter but it also manages to feel new. It demonstrates that the elements that made the FPS revolutionary in the 90s are still brilliant today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5.0 out of 5 starsBest FPS available on Xbox One

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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!

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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old School

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    Sean
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    Having played a lot of modern shooters, running back for health pickups and not reloading can take some getting used to, but Doom was a brutal blast. The enemy variety is absolutely terrific and the highly-polished gunplay reminds you why so many consider this series to be the grand-daddy of first-person shooters. The story's definitely not the focus here, but there's enough subtle winks and nods to keep you interested all the way to the rather surprising finish. Solid and satisfying all the way to the end of its decent-length 15 hour campaign, and multiplayer promises more hours of fun - that is, if the campaign doesn't want to make you jump back in immediately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nine dollar rental

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    User101
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    Played doom since it first came out and I hoped this would be a good game also. It is good but not worth 60. I played the beta and the multiplayer is just like the other shooters but with better guns. Instead of buying it I just rented it and finished the game over the weekend. Cost me 9 bucks. The campaign is fairly long, much longer than cod and eventually I didn't care about the story or really pay attention to it. I rarely replay campaigns and I knew I wouldn't replay it or care for the multiplayer as I have halo and cod for that so for me the rental was the best option. There are a ton of monsters to kill and I loved the chainsaw. Music was good and sound effects great esp when used with my sound system. I did on occasion get slow downs when there was lots of monsters and action going on. Graphics were good. Lots of gore which was great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than reviews let on

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    Kretical
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    This DOOM reboot has received mixed reviews from game sites and commentators. I purchased this game on a whim (and as a birthday gift for myself). I had only played Doom on the PC previous to this. The single player campaign alone is worth the purchase. The combat is an adrenaline rush as you demolish demon to demon. There is a story present that ties in previous DOOM games quite nicely. The multiplayer combat takes a while to get used to, and you will die a lot in the beginning. The character customization is fantastic, though over-bearing at times. Perhaps the greatest surprise was the Snap On mode, which is a map editor that fans can submit online. The mode is complex enough for those who have the time, and downloading other maps provides hours of fun. I highly recommend this game, especially if it should go on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Triumphant Return

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    crossfire757
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    Initially I was worried that this game was not going to be good based off the beta that I played a few months prior. Believe me when I tell you that I could have not been more wrong. This game is a joy to play. Graphically speaking, it blows you away on the first impression. I have not engaged the multiplayer in this but I can say for certain that this is one of those purchases that I did not feel any sense of buyers remorse after playing. It is fun, it is beautiful and is well worth it. As a matter of fact, as of 6/172016, the game is on sale for 39.99 and if you have gamers unlocked, it is an additional 20 percent off the sale price. For a game that was worth the 59.99 (64.00 after taxes) to not get it on sale is setting yourself for.......doom. (Crickets) And get the gamers rewards club. It is so worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    Posted
    brenpope24
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    Doom is a blast. A lot of reviewers picked this as their game of the year, or at least FPS of the year, and with good reason. Some even picked it for story of the year... And it deserves it. This game is so, so, so good. You can really see the amount of time and effort the developers put into every aspect of it. The music is awesome as well, and adds something special to the game play. Each level is designed perfectly. Doom is a terrifying, wild, fast-paced, bloody ride, but as the Doom Slayer, you own it from the moment you wake-up and crush a demons skull with your bare hands. Be advised that because of the detail and other extra features in this game, it will take up quite a but of space on your console. But every megabit is well worth it. Don't miss out on this amazing game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great single player + fun online multiplayer

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    wood
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    I remember playing the original DOOM on PC 20 years ago. It was a pioneer in the gaming industry. So I was excited to hear they finally came out with a new DOOM for current gen consoles. I'll keep this short. Single player campaign mode is a lot of fun. I would suggest turning the difficulty up a notch, as there are plenty of health + ammo packs around to give you a fighting chance. The story was actually interesting and engaging. Multi player/online was also fun. I wish there was more maps, but honestly once you get a good group of people on your team and you are running around picking up demon spawns, it gets exciting regardless of the map. There's decent replay value here too - beat the game and turn up the difficulty and try the campaign again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I hate that I'm not a fan of this game

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    paparocket
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    The reviews are so good, everyone loves the game, so take my review with a grain of salt because I did not enjoy this game at all. This is defiantly for people who love the Halo control/camera system. The camera has no shake to it. You can see the character runs on legs, but the view looks like a buttery smooth magnetic metal ball. The aim system is only from the hip, which sucks for console. I have a hard time getting head shots. The save spots are really far apart, I personally hate repeating steps over and over because I died. To me it's about getting through the game and not about doing the tedious steps. The map, uhh, not clear on where to go. Got really annoying. But again, you may love the game. I'm just one guy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Game

    Posted
    rkingslan
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    I played the original Doom until the bits wore out. This game is not just a reboot, but a re-envisioning. Yeah, you're still a space marine on Mars, and yeah, scientists have opened a portal to He-double hockey sticks. (Apparently, the real word is too inappropriate for Best Buy... Huh). From that point on, most everything changes. Except for the most important thing - kill everything to live. The atmosphere, the enemies, the layout, the graphics - excellent. Fantastic game and a great new Doom to hopefully kick off a new chapter in the groundbreaking franchise. However, if you're looking for a great multi-player (PvP) experience, stick with Halo, Destiny, CoD. This really isn't that great. Room to grow, I guess.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast paced and challenging

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    Snowman
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    Having played the Doom series since the 90s, I had high expectations for this game. I was not disappointed. Coming face to face with monsters from the original Doom (ex: Baron, Cacodemons, Lost Soul) gave me a huge smile. However, I was a little surprised when the first mission was rather bright in color (versus the typical dim or dark settings from prior games), but the fast paced, challenging nature of the game made up for this shortfall. The multiplayer is pretty fun but can be one sided. The SnapMap is great feature. Especially when you're bored or wanting to test out game mechanics. Overall, great game. Definitely worth picking up if you're a longtime Doom fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game and easy to play

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    Gregga
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    I purchased this game for a great price and thought I'd give it a chance. I have not played a first person shooter in awhile, but must say that this game exceeded my expectations in every way. The best thing about the game is that it is not too hard. I play the game on medium difficulty (Hurt Me Plenty) and it is just right. There is also a bar on the top of the screen that shows you the direction you need to go next. This has been useful to me a few times throughout the game and got me to the next level. If you are looking for a first person shooter with great graphics, easy learning curve and a game thats a lot of fun, then this is the game to pick up. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Posted
    Willsflyin

    This is easily the most overhyped game of the year. The graphics are neat, and the mechanics are OK, but that's all I can positively say. The campaign is pretty terrible. There is no real story, nor are the maps creative or challenging. The developers seem to think a challenge is just throwing huge numbers of bigger, but boring, creatures at you. Several of my friends all agree that this game is garbage, so I can only imagine people are giving good reviews based on the DOOM legacy, not this game itself. Buy at your own risk, but when you're bored out of your mind halfway through the campaign, don't say I didn't warn you. Renting this game first is probably a smarter idea.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend