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DOOM (PlayStation)

90
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
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Written by  :  M4tty (86)
Written on  :  Jan 14, 2009
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

An excellent reworked version for the PS1.

The Good

First off - I was quite surprised to see the low rating that this version has. I personally think the PS1 version is an exceptional port (technically though it's not a port more of a 'reworking').

I have been a big fan of the original Doom games for as long as I can remember. I own the original Ultimate Doom & Doom 2, so when I bought this PS1 version I was curious (and somewhat dubious at first) to see if it had been changed dramatically from the originals. What I found was an excellent port of the classic games.

The main good points that stood out for me on this version would definitely be the added atmosphere. Don't get me wrong, the original Doom games were creepy as hell (here we go with the bad jokes 8-)), but with the use of added lighting effects and the excellent ambient style music it adds another level of immersion.

Both The Ultimate Doom (Which includes the added episode 'Thy Flesh Consumed') & Doom 2 are included.

The Bad

There are only a few changes that could be considered bad by some people, and that is the omission of a few textures, in-game events and, most noticeably, a few maps. Although these maps were replaced by others that were not in the original games.

The Bottom Line

I think the folks at Williams Entertainment did an excellent job at reworking the Doom games to the playstation. Although not quite as good as the originals, If you can find a copy I highly recommend it!!!.