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DOOM 64 (Nintendo 64)

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79
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Still Capturing The Sense of Doom. Guy Chapman (1746) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Doom fans rejoice! Skularach (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (36 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
If you're a Doom fan, this version delivers the goods and provides an intense Doom experience like none before. If you want a shooter with epic exploration and adventure, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is your game. For nonstop, anxiety-filled shooting action, Doom 64 is the one to get.
99
Nintendo Land
For those of you who have played the original Dr. Mario for the NES and/or Game Boy, you are most likely going to love the updated N64 version. Like in the NES/GB game you must match up four of the same colors horazontally or vertically to eliminate the pills and viruses. One of the many new features in this game is a multiplayer mode where up to four people can play. And the great thing about the multiplayer mode is that you don't need four players to engage in a four player free for all, team battle, or four player flash.
92
Playmag
C'est simple, Doom 64 est la plus belle des versions, aucune des autres moutures, micros compris, ne lui arrive à la cheville. Les monstres sont superbes avec «pixelisation zéro». L'environnement 3D est sans faille avec des textures beaucoup plus clean et variées. Si on ajoute à cela une ambiance sonore à faire pâlir n'importe quel super héros, on obtient un jeu d'action fantastique.
92
GameCola.net
I don’t personally think Doom will ever get boring as long as there are new levels to play. The gameplay balance is just too brilliant. Doom 64 meets every standard that goes along with a name as prestigious as Doom, and it deserves its place among the originals of this classic franchise. On the other hand, while at no point is it questionable whether this is really Doom or not, Doom 64 packs enough originality that Midway can be proud of their “non-port” as a game apart from it’s cousins, a stand-alone masterpiece of pure action gaming, and one of the best third-party reasons to own a Nintendo 64.
91
Officiel Nintendo Magazine
Malgré les niveaux inédits, on aurait aimé plus d'innovations. Mais le plaisir est au rendez-vous.
84
Game Play 64
En gros, ce qu'il faut retenir de ce test, c'est que ce Doom 64 n'a rien de révolutionnaire. Les fans pourront toutefois apprécier les niveaux inédits. Personnellement, Turok m'a largement plus impressionné.
80
Just Games Retro
I remember there was real concern about whether anyone other than id could make a solid Doom game, and Final Doom certainly didn’t put that speculation to rest. Doom 64 did, albeit a touch too late. Midway’s creation is an excellent final send-off, and a true challenge to series fans. Unfortunately, N64 exclusivity was a strange choice that surely deprived it of greater success. Wobbly console controls and a brightness setting that frankly feels miscalibrated didn’t help either. And if you were into Doom for the fast action, hard metal, and crimson demon guts, well, the series definitely ended for you after Doom II.
80
Total! (Germany)
Doom 64 erreicht leider nicht ganz das erhoffte hohe Niveau der meisten N64-Spiele. Die zweidimensionalen Bitmap-Gegner hätten ruhig ein paar zusätzliche Animationsphasen vertragen, und die viel zu dunkle Grafik ist auch nicht das Gelbe vom Ei. Trotz dieser Einschränkungen bietet Doom 64 allen Genre-Fans, die Turok schon durchgespielt haben, eine echte neue Herausforderung. Besonders auf den höheren Schwierigkeitsgraden gewinnt das Spielgeschehen enorm an Spannung, und die riesigen Horden von Gegnern gewähren dem Spieler kaum eine Verschnaufpause. Wer also auf harte Action mit eingestreuten Rätseleinlagen steht, bekommt genau das Richtige geboten. Schließlich ist Doom 64 die beste Doom-Version überhaupt.
77
X64
En fin de compte, Doom 64 est un jeu classique. Il ne surprend pas, mais ne déçoit pas vraiment.
74
IGN
A strong sense of deja-vu lingers over this game. Actually, make that "deja-joué..." But as a conversion this is very competent, and technically well done. Doom 64 is much more scary and action-laden that Turok for example. You won't spend minutes running around corridors looking for enemies -- you will rather spend seconds trying to get out of the corridors because there are too many... As far as pure shooting action goes, this game delivers the goods. Make no mistake about it, this is the best Doom so far -- but if you've played the PC, PSX, SNES, Mac, Saturn, etc versions to death, you can do without this one. Even if you've never owned a Doom game or you are a hopeless fanatic, rent it first along with Turok and Shadows of the Empire, then decide which one's the game to buy.
70
Edge
Doom 64 must be one of the least welcome conversions to date. With 64bit technology pushing the first-person shoot 'em up to its limits with Turok, the last thing it would seem Nintendo's beleaguered release schedule needs is old hat like this, especially as PC owners will no doubt cry from the rooftops that not only has Quake rendered Doom pensionable, but anything else that favours sprite-based characters rather than polys. So has Doom 64 already passed its sell-by date? Emphatically, no.
68
Quebec Gamers
Le jeu crée une bonne ambiance, que ce soit voulu ou non. C'est je crois ce qui m'a plus le plus. L'effet de terreur est présent et les ennemis font toujours peur lorsqu'on entend leurs cris. Bref, ce jeu ne plaira certes pas à tous. Mais il plaira à ceux qui ont un penchant pour les jeux sombres et surréalistes un peu. Et bien sur ceux qui aiment les shooter à la "1st Person" et qui se donneront la peine de jouer plus que 20 minutes!
60
Retroage
To oznacza zwiedzanie tych samych korytarzy po kilka razy, bo oczywiście klucz do niebieskich drzwi jest dokładnie na drugim końcu poziomu. Takie bieganie w tą i z powrotem męczy i sztucznie wydłuża rozgrywkę. No tak szukanie kluczy a fabuła gdzie? Po co komu fabuła, tu chodzi o to by wystrzelać sobie drogę do drzwi z napisem exit i tyle. Ale na nudę narzekać nie można, etapy szczelnie wypełniają tony mięsa armatniego. Na swoją porcję ołowiu czekają starzy znajomi z poprzednich odsłon Dooma od najzwyklejszych zombie poczynając na mocarnym cyberdemonie kończąc. Do eksterminacji piekielnego pomiotu służą klasyczne doomowe zabawki z kultowym BFG włącznie. Gameplay to absolutna klasyka czyli bieganie z giwerą i naparzanie do wszystkiego co się rusza. Całkiem zresztą przyjemne w małych porcjach. Przy dłuższym posiedzeniu gra może nieco znużyć monotonią i powtarzalnością. Ale w kategorii radosnej rozwałki nieźle daje radę i dostarcza sporej porcji nieskomplikowanej rozrywki.
42
The Video Game Critic
Doom 64 may be a treat for fans looking for a brand new challenge, but casual players will find it more aggravating than fun.