NFG Summary:DOOM II on Xbox Live Arcade brings the epic, blood-pumping action of the original game to a whole new level. With enhanced graphics, intense multiplayer battles, and mind-blowing explosions, this blastfest is a must-play for fans of the series. Descend into hell, grab your Super Shotgun, and join the fight to save Earth – if you dare.

Categories: FPS
Meta Score: 77
Store: DOOM II (Price: $ 1,72)
User Score: 82.0
Platform: PC, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS (iPhone/iPad), Nintendo Switch
Publisher Names: Bethesda Softworks
Support Language: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish – Spain
Publish Date: 2010-05-26


PC Requirements:

Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system


[Xbox Live Arcade] To save Earth, you must descend into the stygian depths of hell in DOOM II. Battle nastier, deadlier demons and monsters with your trusty Super Shotgun. Survive more mind-blowing explosions and take part in the bloodiest, fiercest, most awesome blastfest ever. Recruit your friends and plow through nine all-new levels in the new episode, No Rest for the Living! Play solo or multiplayer over Xbox LIVE with up to four players. DOOM II includes split-screen co-op over Xbox LIVE, game clips, 5.1 Surround Sound, enhanced graphics, and HD display support.

Positive Comment(s)

This steroid-pumped sequel works well.90Eurogamer
Despite a poor multiplayer, Doom II really is a great game and if you have never played a Doom title before I urge you to try it.88Console Monster
A must buy for any first person shooter fan – if only to learn a bit of history.85NZGamer
Played this game when it came with Doom 3. Very challenging and rewarding game just like the first one.80wesker2012
It may not have next-gen graphics or a fantastic plot but it does play well, even after 16-years and once I started playing, I had to finish this game… one more time, in the 21st century.84Impulsegamer
I still love this game and it’s over 15 years old — if that isn’t enough to make you want to try it, I don’t know what else would.83Gaming Age
Doom 2 remains a superb shooter that even newcomers will appreciate.82Games Master UK
Playing through this game after 16 years after playing it for the first time, it still holds up.80My Gamer
Only a bit of lag in the otherwise fun-as-ever multiplayer modes on Xbox Live mellows the buzz. [Aug 2010, p.78]80Official Xbox Magazine
Doom II may not have the same visceral impact that it did 15 years ago, but it is still a hellaciously fun game that’s worth checking out.80Worth Playing

Negative Comment(s)

Doom II provided a crucial step in the evolution of the first-person shooter, but its outdated level design and gameplay mechanics don’t entirely hold up today.60GameSpot
Doom II will let you experience some nostalgic feelings but the gameplay feels extremely outdated and doesn’t hold up compared to today’s standards.60XGN
It’s always fun to see Doom II again, but it doesn’t make the big splash that it did seventeen years ago58XboxAddict
just like the other doom port to xbla and the bfg edition, they yet again just slapped the dos version with no improvements at all, with the music at half speed and no auto sprint20Birdmaster11
This is Xbox Live Arcade game . This is game out in 1994 . Very very good graphics for 1994 , awesome gameplay . Very nostalgic and interesting . Good . 7/1070Shadow1
It’s pretty simple by today’s standards but manages to have more personality than many modern shooters.75IGN
‘Always run’ option is a great friend to have.75Game Revolution
This is an homage to one of the most famous fps in history. Improvements are only about the coop mode and the joypad adaptation. Ask yourself if you are ready to play Doom
The question is, does this make Doom 2 worth your hard earned? At 800 points, this really depends on how nostalgic you feel.75RealGamer
Played in the right spirit Doom II is still a cracking action game. This XBLA re-release, at 800 points, represents good value for money.70D+PAD Magazine

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