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The Ultimate DOOM (DOS)

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Description

Demons from Hell have overrun the planet, and you are the brave space marine who is forced to defeat them and send them back to where they came from.

Ultimate DOOM is a full copy of DOOM with an additional fourth episode, titled Thy Flesh Consumed, which offers nine levels of more demon-slaying and bigger challenges.

Screenshots

The Ultimate DOOM DOS Deimos' massive Cyberdemon awaits you at the end of Chapter 2
The Ultimate DOOM DOS Interrupting a cacaodemon's meal of twitching corpse
The Ultimate DOOM DOS In case you wondered why Doom was considered "controversial"...
The Ultimate DOOM DOS The final battle with the Spider Mastermind

Alternate Titles

  • "The Ultimate Doom: Thy Flesh Consumed" -- European title
  • "DOOM: Special Edition" -- Working title
  • "DOOM Classic" -- iPhone title
  • "DOOM" -- Xbox 360 title

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User Reviews

Prepare to meet thy doom! *Katakis* (37842) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
What more could possibly be said? Paul Budd (333) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
A pointless extension to the original masterpiece. Tomer Gabel (4374) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Just Games Retro Apr 29, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot May 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Spazio Games Feb 20, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpy Dec 09, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Oct, 1995 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

When asked "who's the guy responsible for Ultimate Doom (...) in fact why did they make an ultimate Doom", John Romero had this to say:
"Actually the decision to create Ultimate DOOM was brought up by me but it was going to happen eventually.

You see, every id Software game was released as shareware, then at some point down the line, we would release the registered version into retail stores (where previously you could only purchase the full registered version over the phone).

Ultimate DOOM was the retail version of DOOM, but with an extra episode. I thought that we should create an extra episode and give the buyers more value, so Episode 4 was born. I had several people creating maps for the episode, which is why the consistency isn't there like Episode 1.

And the 4th episode was supposed to be VERY tough, which is why we had lots of outrageous names for the levels. We were putting together the 4th episode as early work on Quake was happening and I was busy doing executive producer work on Hexen."
(source: rome.ro)

Related Web Sites

  • ClassicDOOM.com (Walkthroughs, cheat codes, passwords, demos, FAQs, reference files and more, for game-console and PC Doom games.)
  • DoomWorld (The latest Doom news, levels, Total Conversions (TC's), ports and more.)
  • JDoom (Arguably the best revisited Doom engine. Take your original WAD files from Doom 1, 2 etc. and run them on this D3D/OpenGL and A3D enabled engine.)
  • S&F Prod.'s Doom Page (Here you'll find a Duke Nukem in Doom add-on and more.)
  • Ultimate Doom (The official homepage)
Benjamin Tucker (270) added The Ultimate DOOM (DOS) on Jan 09, 2000
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