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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

When is it ok to rehash a classic? When the classic is Doom! jTrippy (63) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A great, evolutionary sequel to an already awesome game Chaz Erin (12) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Unquestionably a gaming classic Afterburner (477) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A evil, cruel, demon-infested fun-fest! Chris Martin (1098) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Still great as a game, merely decent as a sequel Zovni (9360) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Doom2!! That was cool!! Emepol (1547) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
First and finest Chris Wright (99) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
You can't even get away from demons on Earth *Katakis* (37801) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A rare moment in the gaming history when a sequel could even be called better than the original Medicine Man (367) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doom is a Legend! Optimus (80) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (182 votes) 4.2

The Press Says

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The DOS Spirit
Det er ikke stort mer å si om spillet som tok verden med storm i 1995. Doom 2 selges fortsatt den dag idag, mye takket være den store fan-basen som fortsatt produserer nivåer for spillet. Ulike tilleggspakker har dukket opp gjennom tidene med flere hundre brett for sultne marinesoldater som mener demoner er bedre med innsiden ut. Doom vekker dyret i alle og enhver, og står tilbake som en av 90-tallets desidert beste titler.
Entertainment Weekly
Of course, the real reason why Doom has created an uncomfortably large posse of drooling addicts is that its goal is-unapologetically and without remorse-to hunt, chase, and kill anything that moves. And to be completely honest, that's plenty fine with me. I can't in good conscience pretend that Doom II has any redeeming social value. It doesn't-save the lecture. I'll even confess that in the middle of writing this review I had to stop and take a Doom break. Is it good for kids? Absolutely not. But is it the most exhilaratingly over-the-top game on the market? And then some.
Doom 2 on teoriassa vain 30 lisätasoa jo muutenkin täynnä .WAD-tiedostoja olevaan Doom-maailmaan, mutta tasot ovat todella laadukkaita, ja lisämonsterit ja super shotgun tuovat uutta verta peliin. Myös uusittu Deathmatch on selvä parannus. Jos Doom jaksaa innostaa ja varsinkin, jos ensimmäinen versio sattui olemaan sellainen ”ei-ihan-virallisesti-rekisteröity”, niin rohkeasti vaan kauppaan ostamaan.
Just Games Retro
Doom 2 came out hot on the heels of the original. The public was rioting for more, the engine could still be considered cutting-edge, and there was apparently plenty of life left in the game's simplistic concepts. Faced with this knowledge and responsibility, iD bravely stepped up and let fly the sequel - using the same engine and the same gameplay as the first. Only because Doom was so good, was iD able to get away with something like this. Few developers can successfully rehash their old material like these guys.
Nuovi mostri, nuove trappole, nuovi livelli intricatissimi sono le ragioni per le quali rimarrete incollati nuovamente davanti al vostro monitor.
Génération 4
Rien à dire. C'est du bon travail, on nous propose un jeu où l'on peu choisir la difficulté, adapter la vitesse selon son ordinateur et jouer en réseau. ID Software s'est vraiment éclaté pour une suite plus que simplement réussie. Le jeu est subtilement dosé entre action et aventure, même si cette dernière reste succinte, et on finit par s'y croire vraiment tant la rapidité et la fluidité sont à couper le souffle, même en plein écran. La note est méritée.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The conclusion for fans of DOOM is, of course, yes, by all means – the next time you're traipsing through he aisle of your computer store, put a little Hell in your hand basket. If you know what to expect from DOOM 2, which I hope you do by now, you won't be disappointed. By the time you've battled through DOOM 2's levels and met the ultimate incarnation of Evil at the end, you'll have sucked out the essence of the DOOM experience, swirled it around in your mouth, gargled and spit. If you are like me, you will feel a bit wrung out, spent, satisfied, and ready to leave the corridors of DOOM behind you and move on. Next stop, QUAKE.
PC Gamer
More Doom than you can shake a stick at; nice new levels; tough enemies; excellent Deathmatch play. It's still just Doom, and a few more new additions would have been appreciated. Go ahead and buy Doom II--if you think you can take the heat.
Joystick (French)
Trop proche du jeu original, Doom 2 n'est finalement qu'un scénario-disque au rapport qualité-prix inintéressant, du moins pour ceux qui connaissent déjà Doom 1.
Doom II is a dark, disturbing game. And while it may not bring anything new to the genre, it can create obsession-level loyalty if you tend not to look beyond the barrel of a gun.
PC Player (Germany)
Zweite Runde für das PC-Kettensägenmassaker: Das neue Doom gibt sich grafisch noch etwas derber, aber spielerisch bietet es nicht viel Neues.
Power Play
Für meinen Geschmack bietet der zweite Teil des Pixel-Massakers zu wenig Neues. Ein halbes Dutzend frischer Monster, nur eine einsame neue Waffe und die Verstärkung des Geschicklichkeitselementes sind einfach zu wenig, um Hell on Earth mein sonnigstes Lächeln zu schenken.
PC Games (Germany)
Der indizierte Vorgänger gleichen Namens gehört heutzutage zur PC-Grundausstattung wie MS-DOS oder Windows. Was könnte Sie also davon abhalten, sich schnurstracks die Fortsetzung Doom 2 zuzulegen? Vielleicht die BPS, der Preis oder gar unser schonungsloser Test?
High Score
Det mesta är bra i Doom 2, men det finns en liten hake. När man väl massakrerat sig igenom alla nivåer finns det inte mycket att hämta. Vägen dit är lyckligtvis lång, och väldigt underhållande.