Doom – Game Info
Doom 1 was released for PC in December 1993. The first in the Doom series initially released on MS-DOS. However, it was released for several other platforms in the following years. The game was developed and released by id Software.
The series has been dominant for over a decade. It has released various editions of Doom on different platforms. An expansion pack was released in 1995 as “Ultimate Doom.” It consisted of additional episodes.
Doom is a first-person shooter. Players take control of the Space Marine known as the “Doomguy”. Players need to find their way through each level killing hordes of demons. The first episode consists of total nine stages which need to be completed by the players.
Doom 1 is set in a military base, based on the moons of Mars and in Hell. Players must travel through various stages, killing demons. It is necessary to reach the marked exit room. This is in order to complete the stage and progress to the next one. Players face a boss fight in the final level with a significantly difficult enemy. A map is provided to the players. It shows the areas explored at any point in time. Along with killing enemies players need to manage weapons, ammunition, health and armour. Enemies can appear in large groups. Each of them with varying difficulties.
The level of difficulty for the game can be selected initially by the player from five difficulty levels. Players can find weapons and ammunition while crossing through all levels. Weapons include: Pistol, a chainsaw, a plasma rifle, and many more. Players can collect power ups along their way in order to gain different abilities. They include; maximizing health and ammunition, or partial invisibility or allowing players to survive toxic waste, etc.
Along with the Single Player mode, Doom features a multiplayer mode. This can be played on local network. Co-op multiplayer allows two to four players to team up and play. Online multiplayer was also introduced later the following year. The game features a death match mode where players can play against each other.
Doom 1 Ratings:
IGN Score: 7/10
MetaCritic Score: [tbd]
Doom 1 Minimum Pc Requirements:
Operation System: Windows 95/98/ME/ 2000 operating system.
Processor: 486 processor operating at a minimum of 66MHz or any Pentium /Athlon processors
Memory: 8 MB RAM
Graphics / Sound: Windows-compatible true 16-bit sound card and drivers.
Storage: 40 MB available space
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