DOOM

DOOM was released in May 13, 2016 by Bethesda. The game was developed by idSoftware. DOOM is a first person shooter.

Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. id Software has been working in this for several years but redesign and other changes have pushed back the release date a few times.

Its back to Union Aerospace for another fight against the demons. Raid fire action with guns galore. There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Melée is now a part of Doom in keeping with modern gaming.

The campaign brings back the action seen in the classic games but the new co-op multiplayer capabilities are where the game really takes off. All the old favorites are here, deathmatch and co-op. The arena should also make a splash harkening back to the days of Quake III Arena.

The game world reminds us of Rage with its tessellated rocks and paths. In some ways DOOM is more like Halo and Unreal in its game play in the multiplayer modes. The game is fast paced.

Many enemies also return from the original Doom games, such as the Revenant, Pinky, Mancubus, and Cyberdemon, with many also redesigned. Additionally, each of the game’s levels contains a hidden lever which opens an area extracted from a classic level in the original Doom or Doom II. Finding each of these areas unlocks them, making them accessible from the game’s main menu in a section called Classic Maps.

There is very little reason to use anything other than the super shotgun as it’s the only weapon that is remotely useful. Weapon pickup is not available, they dematerialize with the enemies. There are ammo and health units available here and there. The pistol has unlimited fire but its not very damaging so you have to dodge enemy fire a lot to use it.

The new DOOM SnapMap is a powerful, but easy-to-use game and level editor. It allows for limitless gameplay experiences on every platform. Without any previous experience or special expertise, any player can quickly and easily snap together and visually customize maps. It’s easy to add pre-defined or completely custom gameplay, and even edit game logic to create new modes. Instantly play your creation, share it with a friend, or make it available to players around the world – all in-game with the push of a button.

The campaign should take about 13-15 hours to finish depending on how quick you run for the exits.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 or better
CPUi5-2500 or better
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space55 GB
Graphics HardwareGeForce GTX 670 or better
Radeon HD 7870 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

On July 11, 2016 a patch for Doom and Steam fixed issues. Recent Radeon and GeForce drivers have included Vulkan support. Doom requires video cards with 096MB or more VRAM to use Vulkan. Cards like our GTX 660 Ti and HD7870 with 2048MB VRAM should use OpenGL. Our GTX 1060 3GB shows the game can use all of the available VRAM on modern cards.

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