DOOM Reviews (PlayStation)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

Best console port of Doom. StickFigures (173) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
An excellent reworked version for the PS1. M4tty (91) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
My favorite game in history Damian Armstrong (5) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Playstation Doom Damian Armstrong (24) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (59 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Electric Playground (Jan 07, 1996)
Boys and girls, this is how to make a Doom clone! It is somewhat strange to still be talking about this diversion; after all, the copyright notice on the title screen puts this one at 3 years old!! However, the PlayStation's Doom is by far the absolute best version of this seminal game on the market. Even if you've played this game to death on other systems, you'll still get a bang out of this port. It is almost as if the PSX and Doom were made for one another. It fits that well. Graphics, music and sound effects have all been bumped up a notch to deliver a truly spectacular visceral experience. And, as a two player linked-up game, Doom represents the finest white knuckle experience you can currently find on Sony's machine.
In addition, the fact that is contains all three Doom games plus new levels means that this game really gives you bang for your buck. There are also three new weapons to choose from (but you'll have to search for them.) The link cable allows two Playstation owners to connect in the ultimate game of death match. Perfect all-around.
GamePro (US) (Jul 25, 2005)
Games of this caliber don't come around often--especially for a system in its infancy like the PlayStation. Crank up the stereo, kill the lights, and grab a controller--this is one gaming experience you're not likely to forget for a long time.
GameFan Magazine (Jan, 1996)
I didn't think WMS Industries would give me a reason to pull out my M/C once again for yet another Doom, but boy was I wrong. This is the best video game version of Doom imaginable. The only thing separating this from the PC is the resolution limitations of a standard TV against an SVGA monitor. Gorgeous transparency fx, perfect controls all the levels ever and the link feature (finally!) make this game a hall-of-famer. The only options missing: an ability to import new WADS (levels) and the ability to link four PS's instead of just two.
Joypad (Dec, 1995)
Tout possesseur de PlayStation doit posséder ce jeu, c'est une évidence. Pas pour son hyper-violence et son aspect gore très réaliste, non ! Surtout parce que cette légende du jeu micro 3D a été merveilleusement bien adaptée sur PlayStation.
NowGamer (Dec 01, 1995)
Ultimately, the daddy of them all may now represent dating formula, but if you’ve never experienced what all the fuss was about in the first place, PlayStation Doomis a damn sight cheaper than a top of the range Pentium with all the trimmings, and this is certainly one of the best Doom’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of wetting my pants to. Oh bollocks, shouldn’t have mentioned that.
The playability of this game is right up there with the PC version, maybe even better. Great new light sourcing effects have been added. Ultimate Doom and Doom2 on ONE DISK. Quite possibly the best two player link game available for the Playstation. The sounds give this game a realistic tint but I liked the original music better. Doom sets the standard for the genre and in my opinion it always will. If you have never had Doom before go buy it. Trust me on this one, you won't regret it!
The Video Game Critic (Jul 15, 1999)
The pixelated graphics no longer impress, but Doom is still a very fun game at its core. A few of its classic stages, like "cat and mouse" and "tricks and traps", are very clever and extremely intense. The control is right-on, and the sound effects are downright terrifying at times. If you have any appreciation for video game history, you should have a copy of Doom in your collection.
Some will complain, "Oh, it's still Doom. There's nothing new here." This is true. If you feel this way about Doom, then stay away from this version -- it won't change your mind. You still can't jump, swim or look up and down. But if your one of those cult followers or rabid fanatics of the series, then you should definitely check out this version of Doom -- it's the best console adaptation yet (circa 1995 -- not including the Nintendo 64 version which had all new levels).
IGN (Nov 21, 1996)
While there are a few problems with control, most noticeably in turning corners, the game looks great. Let's face it, though, Doom is starting to get a little old. But if you want a faithful conversion of it, this is the one.