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Doom

The fourth part in one of the most famous FPS franchises in history, originated by id Software Studio in 1993.

Action | FPP | fantasy | science fiction | FPS | shooters

Doom cover

developer: id Software

publisher : Bethesda Softworks

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game release date:

13May2016

PC XONE PS4

10Nov2017

Switch

In 1993, Doom made its debut, forever changing the genre of first-person shooters. Over two decades later, the fourth full-fledged installment of the series, being a sort of a reboot and comeback to the roots, came out for PC, PS4 and etc.. It was developed by the creators of the original Doom, a Texan studio called id Software, established by true legends of the industry, such as John Carmack and John Romero. Although id Software produced games like Rage, two leading franchises continue to be the company’s hallmark: Doom and Quake.

From among all platforms for which Doom came out, the PC, PS4 and etc. version traditionally looks the best. It is devoid of typical console limitations, offering a wide selection of graphics settings as well as options and effects unavailable for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.

Story

The key story premise, which binds subsequent installments of the Doom series together, did not change significantly. In the game, we yet again assume the role of a lone commando and are sent to a military research facility of the UAC corporation on Mars. Upon our arrival, it turns out that in the course of some experiments, the scientists accidentally opened a wormhole, letting hordes of terrifying monsters into the base. Following his enemies, the protagonist will explore the vast area of the UAC facility to end his journey right at the heart of hell itself, facing the most powerful of demons.

Gameplay

When compared to the previous installment of the series that was traditionally full of horror elements, the new Doom for PC, PS4 and etc. puts an emphasis on fast-paced, dynamic action which brings it closer to original Doom and its sequel, Doom II: Hell on Earth. We therefore focus, first and foremost, on spectacular elimination subsequent enemies with a large variety of weapons. Our arsenal consists primarily of new versions of the already known guns and gadgets, such as the chainsaw, Plasma Rifle, Chaingun and Railgun.

At the same time, the protagonist gained completely new skills, such as enhanced jump, the ability to pull up on edges, as well as finishing off stunned enemies with spectacular moves, such as ripping off body parts or guts. The developers from id Software implemented a classical system of health regeneration in the form of first aid kits and brought back the armor points from the original Doom. Combining these characteristic elements with a number of new solutions made the gameplay faster and more brutal – in the new Doom blood is flowing like a river.

Game modes

Similarly to the previous installments in the Doom series, one of the game’s key elements is its extensive multiplayer. It offers a number of competitive options in several variants. Thanks to a multitude of power-ups, gameplay is even faster than in the single player mode. Id Software decided to take online play one step further, by offering the players the SnapMap feature. With this tool, everyone can create not only their very own maps, but also scripts and game modes: from repelling subsequent hordes of enemies in cooperation with others, to classical deathmatch, either free-for-all or in teams. Furthermore, each multiplayer map contains a lot of various bonuses that allow us to, for example, temporarily become a flying demon, deal quad damage or see through walls.

Technology

Since from the very beginning the game was developed with state-of-the-art PCs and the 8th-generation consoles in mind, it should not be a surprise that the new Doom for PC, PS4 and etc. looks spectacular. It is powered by the so-called id Tech 666 engine. The game is characterized by intense violence, although it does not diminish the feel of the characteristic gameplay elements as well as the unique atmosphere of the series.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB Geforce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 or better, 55 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2400 3.3 GHz/AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB Geforce GTX 670/Radeon HD 7870 or better, 55 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit

Doom Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 06 August 2016

The game guide to Doom contains a detailed game walkthrough in which all mission objectives are described in detail. This guide also includes locations of important collectibles and advice related to in-game challenges.

Doom looks even better on new screenshots

News 08 January 2016 14:42

Bethesda released a couple of screenshots from Doom, the next upcoming installment in the cult FPS series. The title looks even better now than on early presentations.

DOOM: Gameplay Reveal at E3 Confirmed – Watch a Short Teaser

News 19 May 2015 11:35

Bethesda announced that the new installment in the DOOM series will be presented at this year's E3. The production will be shown on June 14 at 7:00pm PT. Today, you can watch a short, 11-second teaser.