Doom

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The fourth part in one of the most famous FPS franchises in history, originated by id Software Studio in 1993. Since then, the overall story premise remained basically unchanged, having the player take on the role of a sole commando who has to fight hordes of demons from Hell spawned in a military research base as a result of a failed experiment. In contrast to the third game, which featured numerous horror elements, Doom focuses on fast-paced action, thus going back to the roots of the series. The hero learned some brand new skills, including spectacular finishers, making the gameplay even more brutal. One of the landmarks of the franchise is the considerable multiplayer mode, this time enriched with a useful tool called SnapMap. It lets players create not only maps and locations, but also their own play modes – from cooperative battles against enemy hordes to classic Deathmatches.

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PC / Windows
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Doom

Doom | PC

Doom release date for PC:

game language:
English

13 May 2016 | Worldwide

13 May 2016 | Europe

13 May 2016 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 1130 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 1446 players' votes.  

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 / Windows. 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 / Windows 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.

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Doom

Doom | XBOX ONE

Doom release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

13 May 2016 | Worldwide

13 May 2016 | Europe PAL

13 May 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Game score 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 275 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 225 players' votes.  

Doom for Xbox One is the fourth major installment in the cult first-person shooter series, launched back in 1993 on PCs. The franchise that changed its genre forever was developed by the Texas-based id Software, previously known for the Wolfenstein and Commander Keen series.

As far as content is concerned, Doom for Xbox One does not deviate from the versions for other platforms at all. On the technical side, the game offers somewhat more modest graphics than the base PC edition due to the limitations of the 8th-generation consoles. It also does not provide the users with the extensive visual preferences of its PC counterpart.

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Doom (PS4) Cover
Doom

Doom | PS4

Doom release date for PS4:

game language:
English

13 May 2016 | Worldwide

13 May 2016 | Europe PAL

13 May 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Game score 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 351 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 183 players' votes.  

The Texas-based id Software made history of the gaming industry by creating such famous series as Wolfenstein and Quake, whose subsequent entries contributed more or less significantly to the development of first-person shooters. Doom for PlayStation 4, as well as other platforms, is the fourth major installment of the franchise that cemented the leading position of id Software, established back in 1991 by the giants of the industry, such as John Carmack and John Romero.

As far as content is concerned, the version for the Sony console does not deviate from the PC and Xbox One editions in any way. Similarly to most productions for the 8th-generation consoles, Doom for PlayStation 4 presents somewhat more modest visual quality than the PC version, which offers a number of graphics settings and effects, unavailable to console 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 / Windows 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 / Windows 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.

System requirements

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 cinematic trailer [PL]

Doom cinematic trailer [PL] | 1:00

Filmowy zwiastun najnowszej odsłony serii Doom tworzonej przez studio id Software.

Doom Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 06 August 2016

The guide to Doom most of all contains a detailed game walkthrough in which realization of all mission objectives is thoroughly described. There one will also find location of important collectibles and advices related to 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.