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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 (9350) 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* (37838) 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 (184 votes) 4.2

The Press Says

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Abandonia Times
It wouldn't be till Quake that we would begin to see true 3D graphics, but Doom and Doom 2 were so amazing for their time that I didn’t have any trouble playing them until something better came along. ID the company really outdid themselves by creating the mold of a genre that would continue on for who knows how long? Many years later Doom 3 was released and so was Doom the movie. I think we can all honestly say the memory of the early Doom games will live on in video game infamy. Without this wonderful game to start the craze, the 1st person shooter might have never lived to see the years that it has. Quite frankly, it might have been "doomed".
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.
Just Games Retro
Doom II really is more of the same, but released at a time when “more of the same” was exactly what everyone was asking for. Loads of smartly-designed new monsters offer formidable tweaks on the original’s challenges, larger levels look and play differently, and the double-barrel shotgun fills out the arsenal nicely. It’s also the modding community standard, and where most of the best Total Conversions and user episodes reside. The original is an excellent game as well, but Doom II’s additions edge it out as the best.
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.
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)
Ob ich mir Doom 2 privat kaufen würde? Wohl kaum. Nichts nervt mich mehr als lahme Grafik, und davon hat das Spiel reichlich. Außerdem sorgt der unverschämt hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad dafür, daß man ohne den entsprechenden Cheat schon nach wenigen Schritten in der eigenen Blutlache ertrinkt. Das „alte“ Spiel plus ein Dutzend ausgefuchster Shareware-Levels macht mich jedenfalls glücklicher als Teil 2, der im Prinzip nur mit ein paar neuen Superfieslingen künstlich gestreckt wurde. Wer auch zukünftig bei „Fachgesprächen“ mitreden möchte, muß sich dieses Spiel trotz der eklatanten Mängel zulegen. Im Abspann erfahren Sie den Grund: „All your friends think Doom 2 is great!“
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.