Monday, 1 October 2007

Ultimate Doom - Retro Review

The classic Ultimate Doom has recently been released via Steam for $9.95 or with today’s’ exchange rates a fiver. Ultimate Doom is the original Doom game with a new final level added on to the end. For those who don’t know, Doom was a key game in the first wave of First Person Shooter (FPS) games by developer id Games. Doom was a follow on from Wolfenstein 3D (also by id) and added new graphical features and gameplay features such as….stairs! The gameplay may be considered basic and limited by modern standards, however for a game over ten years old these things can be forgiven. The premise of the game is that you are a Marine on a moon of Mars where Hell has literally broken loose. You have to fight through the demon hordes collecting guns, ammo, health, armour and key cards which allow you to progress through the levels. Due to the ageing engine any modern computer should run this and allow people to enjoy a classic in video gaming history. My closing comment is, buy this…now!!!

Retro Rating – 9/10

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