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Doom

Developer / Publisher: id Software
10 December 1993
Doom - cover art
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A fearless space marine stationed on Mars traverses its two lunar stations and eventually Hell itself, slaughtering the denizens of the underworld who dared to invade his world.
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In Doom, your health could go past 100% if you picked up vials while already at full health, just another reminder of the mindset and design principles behind this game: extreme and over the top! Demons, blood, guts, guns, mutants, Nazis, nuclear waste; and if it was possible in those days, this game would've had a thrash metal soundtrack without question. It's practically Slayer: The Game. It is unabashedly lurid and violent (albeit in a slightly campy way), the product of people who grew up listening to heavy metal and reading horror comics. My kinda people.

And, of course, it's one of the more influential games in history for bringing both the 3D perspective and first person shooter genre into the modern era along with id's Wolfenstein 3D from the previous year. First person shooters weren't even called that for nearly the first decade after Doom's debut, they were called Doom Clones, it's influence loomed over gaming to that much of a degree.
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The real challenge of this game is navigating some of the harder levels, it’s legit harder than the combat. The REAL final boss of this game is navigating E3 M7. It’s exponentially easier than fighting b i g s p i d e r
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Does Doom hold up today? I don't really think so. With such fast movement, it's jarring that much of the level design is claustrophobic and labyrinthian. Why even have keys? A run-and-gun isn't any fun when you're constantly backtracking. Can't harp on it too much for lacking environmental and enemy variety, but it's very noticeable.
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If anyone were to ask me what the best indie game of all time is, this would be my answer without hesitation. Granted I'd had to specify the O.G version where the episodes came on floppy discs mailed to subscribers of shareware throughout the 90s (which my family was despite being a rather athletic family) however this review focuses on the game itself rather than the multiple versions it's been released as over the years.

Now if you're looking for a compelling story and characters, then you've come to the wrong place as you won’t find anything like that here. What you'll instead find is some of the most intense action from a 90s title you can imagine thanks to how frenetic the gameplay is combined with a killer soundtrack from composer Bobby Prince, although I get the feeling the real credit should go to the likes of slayer and Metallica given how many of the tracks are heavily inspired by those bands. The cast of enemies is so memorable that I don't even need to bring them up, one look at the cacodemon and you know that it's a monster from this game regardless of how unfamiliar you are with videogames in general. The same can be said for the power ups, weapons and yes, even the controversies which this game to this day has a ton of. I'll only bring up those that come from the game itself and not the ones it inspired, the biggest being the copious amount of gore it has which even to this day is excessive let alone back then. There are also the large amounts of anti-religious imagery such as stigmata and pentagrams, to say nothing of how scary these monsters remain to this day. I can attest with the scary imagery as I've been playing this game since I was three which means yes, I had many nightmares affiliated with this game. All of this boils down to the game not being for kids, religious folk or in general the faint hearted due to its violent content. If you can stomach these themes, the game is absolutely flawless as the gameplay is addictive as hell both single player and ESPECIALLY multiplayer which of course caused issues back in the day due to being a popular time waster in office environments.

I only bring up the controversies as a way of acknowledging that yes, this game isn't for everyone and that I'm not passing judgement if you despise it for whatever reason. I personally think it's a masterpiece and will cherish it till the day I die, but I understand why some people don't feel this way about it.
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PizzapastaButcooler Doom 2024-05-30T14:12:02Z
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Shedslayer727 Doom 2024-05-29T07:45:32Z
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VirtualMima Doom 2024-05-29T03:55:27Z
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americanflotsam Doom 2024-05-28T04:45:08Z
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4.0
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ziaf Doom 2024-05-28T00:56:39Z
2024-05-28T00:56:39Z
1
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MaestroOak Doom 2024-05-27T23:30:24Z
2024-05-27T23:30:24Z
4.0
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deathjumping Doom 2024-05-27T11:55:17Z
2024-05-27T11:55:17Z
5.0
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craal Doom 2024-05-27T03:35:06Z
2024-05-27T03:35:06Z
4.0
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Power_Pop77 Doom 2024-05-25T20:52:54Z
2024-05-25T20:52:54Z
5.0
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Nydalyss Doom 2024-05-25T17:12:47Z
2024-05-25T17:12:47Z
4.0
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Anubid Doom 2024-05-24T18:10:42Z
2024-05-24T18:10:42Z
5.0
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  • m_crowley 2023-11-15 21:38:22.22972+00
    the enemies john were cooking with this one. and the other people on the team too
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  • Freshgrips 2023-12-10 17:29:00.682367+00
    Happy 30th anniversary to one of the best games ever made
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  • blendernoob64 2023-12-11 01:52:09.930035+00
    Happy 30th to the absolute legend. God bless id Software
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