DOOM Review for the Xbox One

DOOM

Months after the release of smash-hit Fallout 4, Bethesda is at it again, delivering epic first-person shooter action and an interesting story in 2016’s DOOM. The game is fun, frantic, and a blast of nostalgia for fans of the original 1993 game that marked a generation. The game includes plenty of nods to the original, while still feeling fresh and new.

If you’re a fan of the original DOOM, you will most definitely not be disappointed by this game. It features the same polish as the original, along with the non-stop action that the series is known for. Your space marine will find himself blasting through countless demons from Hell in his quest. There are also hidden rooms that can be found that are nods to the 1993 release. These are always a joy to find, and they change up the gameplay along with showing how far video games have come overall since then.

DOOM has fully embraced the new era of first-person shooters, but still has that classic feel to it alongside the new mechanics that have been added to the game. Now, the Space Marine can unleash a brutal melee attack on his foes when they are weakened. These will change based on the surrounding area. If near a wall, the protagonist will throw the demon into the wall and proceed to crush him. If falling from the air, he will land on the enemy and stomp them. There are many different ways to conquer your foes in DOOM, and as you play you will discover just how much detail was put into this title.

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In donning the Space Marine helmet once again, I felt right at home with Bethesda’s newest DOOM game. It was a vast improvement over Wolfenstein: The New Order, and it is too different from Fallout 4 to compare. I can’t wait to see what’s next from Bethesda, as they continue to bring us new games while showing us that the classics are just as good as they used to be! For more on DOOM and for all your gaming news and reviews, keep it here on NextGenerationGamer!

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