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Doom 64 (2020) – Review

Doom 64 is a 1997 first-person shooter game that has reappeared once again on this generation of consoles and PC, and I’m loving it!
This is a micro review of the 2020 version of Doom 64.

Name: Doom 64
Developer:
Midway Games, id Software
Publisher:
Bethesda
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Reviewed on: PC
Release Date: 20.03.2020
Acquired: A copy of this game was provided by a publisher for review purpose

Doom 64 is a 1997 first-person shooter game developed and published by Midway Games for the Nintendo 64. It is a sequel to Doom II (1994). And now a “remastered” version has released 22 years later for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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Doom 64 plays similarly to earlier games in the Doom series; the player must advance through 32 levels battling demons, collecting weapons and keys, and activating switches to reach the level’s exit while surviving deadly ambushes and traps. Changes were made to the Doom engine for use in Doom 64, and gameplay elements were altered.

It’s not easy to review a game like this, it almost costs nothing on the digital stores and the “remastered” stuff are as easy as the textures look more “cleaner” and the gameplay mechanics runs smoothly. I actually never played the original title on the Nintendo 64, so this was a true joyride for me, as the pure nostalgic action hits me right into the face. And as I understand there are added even more levels into the 2020 version as well, so that is a good thing. The only thing I will complain about is the brightness. A lot of the levels are dark, the brightness is so dark that I actually struggle to read the text in the options menus, and some levels are so dark that I can’t see where I’m moving. (Extra challenge?)

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  • Total Score 9
    9/10

Verdict

Doom 64 is a great addition to your collection if you would like to experience even more great Doom gameplay. Even though the graphics are outdated and might look “cheap” in the newer generation of kids, it sure is a great nostalgic trip through the history of first-person shooter games.

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Pros

  • Nostalgic
  • Runs smoothly and looks great
  • Costs

Cons

 

  • Some dark levels and UI
  • Come on! If you find something more bad about this game now, you’re just to young to understand great gameplay.
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