Doom – video game, 2016

Doom is a 2016 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. A reboot of the Doom series, it is the fourth title in the main series and the first major instalment therein since the release of Doom 3 in 2004. The game was released worldwide on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 13, 2016.

The game is played entirely from a first-person perspective, with players taking the role of an unnamed marine, as he battles demonic forces from Hell that have been unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation on a future-set colonised planet Mars.

The gameplay returns to a faster pace with more open-ended levels, closer to the first two games rather than the slower survival horror approach taken by Doom 3.

The game was the second best-selling video game in North America and the UK a few weeks after its release.

Despite receiving negative criticism during the beta period, Doom was well received by critics and players. The single-player campaign, graphics, and gameplay were praised, with reviewers crediting the game for successfully recapturing the feel and spirit of the classic Doom games and first-person shooters of the 1990s.


“Doom is hands-down one of the best reimagined and exciting FPS games this generation.” Mike Henriquez, Game Revolution

“Combat may become a little tedious after long stretches of play, the load times are a little lengthy, multiplayer is a smudge unbalanced, and SnapMap is a so-so addition, but the adrenaline-fueled gameplay and the ample replayability featured within the campaign makes this a standout entry in the FPS genre – let alone a worthwhile resurrection of Doom.” Riley Little, Game Rant

“This is the Doom you’ve been waiting for, packed with gruesome, unrelenting action, gore and one of the finest monster menageries in gaming.” Stuart Andrews, Trusted Reviews


Posted by Dylan Luther-Smith

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