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The Ultimate DOOM (DOS)

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Written by  :  Paul Budd (333)
Written on  :  Nov 18, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

What more could possibly be said?

The Good

Some people had negative things to say about this release, but I say, "So what?" Doom is the grandfather of modern PC games, everyone knows it, and there are reasons why: lots of action, shooting, running around, guns, guts and glory! I like Doom, I like this release.....the music is great, the levels are inspired and it's got a really cool Windows front-end that makes it super easy to load WADS. If you find it, get it.

The Bad

Not much, I mean, Doom has sold, like, skillions and gazillions of copies, right? It's been ported to everything but wireless phones, so what on earth could be wrong with it? For some people, it might be a bit gory, and remember, there's some pretty dark imagery here, and I don't mean the poor-lighting type, but I just keep telling myself, "It's just make believe (isn't it?)".

The Bottom Line

For an opportunity to play the game that basically catapulted 3-D computer gaming to the forefront, play this one.