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Back to Earth, Back to Hell Windows vicrabb (7291)
Still great as a game, merely decent as a sequel DOS Zovni (10638)
Unquestionably a gaming classic DOS Afterburner (496)
A great, evolutionary sequel to an already awesome game DOS Chaz Erin (12)
When is it ok to rehash a classic? When the classic is Doom! DOS jTrippy (63)
A evil, cruel, demon-infested fun-fest! DOS Chris Martin (1204)
Click-boom. Urgh. Great. DOS RmM (73)
First and finest DOS Chris Wright (105)
More. More Doom. More. DOS Trixter (9119)
You can't even get away from demons on Earth DOS Katakis | カタキス (41056)

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Platform Votes Score
DOS 194 4.2
Game Boy Advance 21 3.4
Macintosh 9 3.7
PC-98 Awaiting 5 votes...
Windows 89 4.1
Zodiac 9 3.1
Combined User Score 322 4.0

Critic Reviews

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100 (Aug 01, 2007)
Doom 2, c'est donc Doom mais en plus mieux. Plus complet, plus long, plus vicieux, tout est accentué. Une légende, une deuxième.
DOSAbandonia Times (Oct, 2011)
It wouldn't be till Quake that we would begin to see true 3D graphics, but Doom and Doom 2 were so amazing for their time that I didn’t have any trouble playing them until something better came along. ID the company really outdid themselves by creating the mold of a genre that would continue on for who knows how long? Many years later Doom 3 was released and so was Doom the movie. I think we can all honestly say the memory of the early Doom games will live on in video game infamy. Without this wonderful game to start the craze, the 1st person shooter might have never lived to see the years that it has. Quite frankly, it might have been "doomed".
DOSThe Retro Spirit (Jul 24, 2008)
Det er ikke stort mer å si om spillet som tok verden med storm i 1995. Doom 2 selges fortsatt den dag idag, mye takket være den store fan-basen som fortsatt produserer nivåer for spillet. Ulike tilleggspakker har dukket opp gjennom tidene med flere hundre brett for sultne marinesoldater som mener demoner er bedre med innsiden ut. Doom vekker dyret i alle og enhver, og står tilbake som en av 90-tallets desidert beste titler.
WindowsJust Games Retro (Apr 01, 2012)
Doom II really is more of the same, but released at a time when “more of the same” was exactly what everyone was asking for. Loads of smartly-designed new monsters offer formidable tweaks on the original’s challenges, larger levels look and play differently, and the double-barrel shotgun fills out the arsenal nicely. There’s a reason Doom II became the modding community standard. The original is an excellent game as well, but Doom II’s additions edge it out as the best.
DOSEntertainment Weekly (Oct 28, 1994)
Of course, the real reason why Doom has created an uncomfortably large posse of drooling addicts is that its goal is-unapologetically and without remorse-to hunt, chase, and kill anything that moves. And to be completely honest, that's plenty fine with me. I can't in good conscience pretend that Doom II has any redeeming social value. It doesn't-save the lecture. I'll even confess that in the middle of writing this review I had to stop and take a Doom break. Is it good for kids? Absolutely not. But is it the most exhilaratingly over-the-top game on the market? And then some.
DOSJust Games Retro (Apr 01, 2012)
Doom II really is more of the same, but released at a time when “more of the same” was exactly what everyone was asking for. Loads of smartly-designed new monsters offer formidable tweaks on the original’s challenges, larger levels look and play differently, and the double-barrel shotgun fills out the arsenal nicely. It’s also the modding community standard, and where most of the best Total Conversions and user episodes reside. The original is an excellent game as well, but Doom II’s additions edge it out as the best.
DOSGames Master (Nov, 1994)
Buy Doom 2 and immerse yourself in a world where your fantasies become real. It's just like being there. Incredible graphics and mind blowing sound effects make this the complete gaming experience. Buy it.
DOSMikroBitti (Nov, 1994)
Doom 2 on teoriassa vain 30 lisätasoa jo muutenkin täynnä .WAD-tiedostoja olevaan Doom-maailmaan, mutta tasot ovat todella laadukkaita, ja lisämonsterit ja super shotgun tuovat uutta verta peliin. Myös uusittu Deathmatch on selvä parannus. Jos Doom jaksaa innostaa ja varsinkin, jos ensimmäinen versio sattui olemaan sellainen ”ei-ihan-virallisesti-rekisteröity”, niin rohkeasti vaan kauppaan ostamaan.
DOSK (Oct, 1994)
Nuovi mostri, nuove trappole, nuovi livelli intricatissimi sono le ragioni per le quali rimarrete incollati nuovamente davanti al vostro monitor.
DOSGénération 4 (Oct, 1994)
Rien à dire. C'est du bon travail, on nous propose un jeu où l'on peu choisir la difficulté, adapter la vitesse selon son ordinateur et jouer en réseau. ID Software s'est vraiment éclaté pour une suite plus que simplement réussie. Le jeu est subtilement dosé entre action et aventure, même si cette dernière reste succinte, et on finit par s'y croire vraiment tant la rapidité et la fluidité sont à couper le souffle, même en plein écran. La note est méritée.
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpy (Oct 26, 2002)
Even if you've never played any of the DOOM titles, if you like first-person shooters and you own a Game Boy Advance, DOOM II is an absolute must-have game.
The conclusion for fans of DOOM is, of course, yes, by all means – the next time you're traipsing through he aisle of your computer store, put a little Hell in your hand basket. If you know what to expect from DOOM 2, which I hope you do by now, you won't be disappointed. By the time you've battled through DOOM 2's levels and met the ultimate incarnation of Evil at the end, you'll have sucked out the essence of the DOOM experience, swirled it around in your mouth, gargled and spit. If you are like me, you will feel a bit wrung out, spent, satisfied, and ready to leave the corridors of DOOM behind you and move on. Next stop, QUAKE.
Game Boy AdvanceHonestGamers (Jan 24, 2005)
Doom 2 doesn’t serve you an epic, twisting plot, and nor will you get the smoother controls that its PC brethren boast. Neither does it have looks -- its pixelated, jagged graphics scream dated. The frustration level can also easily climb as high as the repetitiveness. What it does grant you is a slice of insanity on the move. Bring on the carnage -- whenever, wherever. Kill or be killed.
DOSPC Gamer (Dec, 1994)
More Doom than you can shake a stick at; nice new levels; tough enemies; excellent Deathmatch play. It's still just Doom, and a few more new additions would have been appreciated. Go ahead and buy Doom II--if you think you can take the heat.
Game Boy AdvanceNintendoWorldReport (Dec 08, 2002)
Overall, this is possibly one of the very best games available on the Game Boy Advance, although it might be somewhat uninteresting to someone who knows the original version inside-out. This is solid gaming and a great addition to a GBA game collection.
DOSScore (Nov, 1994)
Po technické stránce je Doom II opět na vysoké úrovni, hudba svým klidným bubláním slaboduchých melodií příliš neuklidní a pro milovníky síťového hraní bude Doom II jistě lahůdkou, protože obsahuje některá vylepšení (jako např. znemožnění sebevraždy výstřelem bazookou do stěny) a multiúrovně jsou promyšleny s velkou pečlivostí. Na konci hry vás čeká EXITus ve formě bitvy se samotným ďáblem. Už kvůli tomu si nenechte toto pokračování ujít. Ale to je asi zbytečná rada, stejně už Doom II všichni znáte nazpaměť. Nebo ne?
DOSPlay Time (Nov, 1994)
Bei „Hell on Earth“ wird wieder einmal bewiesen, daß es auch bei Software hart hergehen kann. Innovative Neuigkeiten wird man zwar vergeblich suchen, dennoch erhält man ein Spiel, das durchaus an den Kultstatus seines Vorgängers anknüpfen kann.
Game Boy AdvanceGaming Target (Dec 09, 2002)
Even with the small gap between the release of Doom and Doom II on Game Boy Advance, there have been several shooters released for the handheld. Certain titles are much more complex than anything found in the thirty odd levels of Doom II, however nothing can compare to the intensity that this series still provides. All of the noteworthy improvements found in the game add up to make an ideal choice for those on the go and eager to take control of the classic shooting sequel for one last killing-spree.
DOSJoystick (French) (Oct, 1994)
Trop proche du jeu original, Doom 2 n'est finalement qu'un scénario-disque au rapport qualité-prix inintéressant, du moins pour ceux qui connaissent déjà Doom 1.
DOSGameSpot (May 01, 1996)
Doom II is a dark, disturbing game. And while it may not bring anything new to the genre, it can create obsession-level loyalty if you tend not to look beyond the barrel of a gun.
WindowsGameSpot (May 01, 1996)
Even with its darkly entertaining firepower and pleasingly grotesque menagerie, the game has its flaws, like an unrelenting and simplistic soundtrack that gets pretty annoying over time. (Don't worry, though, the game's sound effects are as brilliant as they were in the original, and remain one of its best features.) More bothersome, especially for fans of the first game, is that the repetitious action in this nasty and brutish sequel just isn't as addictive as it was in the original hit. Doom II doesn't build the same visceral or emotional connection because it doesn't enhance the original experience in any original way. Compared to Hexen, for example, which broadens the Heretic legend, Doom II adds little substance and no plot to its predecessor (space marine saves earth by killing monsters isn't a plot).
Game Boy Advance64 Power / big.N / N Games (Feb, 2003)
Spielerisch hat sich nichts geändert, die Level sind hingegen spürbar größer geworden. Optisch ist der Unterschied zum Vorgänger kaum sichtbar. Natürlich können auch wieder vier Spieler verlinkt gegeneinander antreten. Insgesamt ist Doom II auf dem GBA, wie schon das PC-Original, aber eher ein Add-on als eine wirkliche Fortsetzung.
DOSGameplay (Benelux) (Oct 10, 1994)
Toch blijft Doom 2 een ideaal spel om je eens volledig te laten gaan of om gewoon je frustraties kwijt te geraken na een slechte dag op het werk. Doomsday (dag dat Doom II uitkomt) is 10 oktober: hou je dus alvast klaar om naar de software shop te hollen.
MacintoshMac Gamer (1995)
Doom II is a 'classic' finally available for the mac. Although it may not be as graphically sophisticated or contextually complex as some of the more recent games of it's type, it's still a great play. At times I found myself literally on the edge of my battle-chair, my binary-self looking up from the floor where I had so recently fallen, dead, after being emoliated by some green fireball-thing or other method of horrific destruction, asking myself, a little scared, "do I really want to go back in there?" Of course, even as I was contemplating this, I was opening my last saved game. (Forget using my other lives. If you die you loose most of your weapons, and I'm not going back in there without my rocket launcher.) Overall this game is a good play. If you like your violence straight up, no chaser, then DoomII - Hell on Earth for the Mac is the game for you.
DOSPC Player (Germany) (Nov, 1994)
Zweite Runde für das PC-Kettensägenmassaker: Das neue Doom gibt sich grafisch noch etwas derber, aber spielerisch bietet es nicht viel Neues.
DOSPower Play (Nov, 1994)
Für meinen Geschmack bietet der zweite Teil des Pixel-Massakers zu wenig Neues. Ein halbes Dutzend frischer Monster, nur eine einsame neue Waffe und die Verstärkung des Geschicklichkeitselementes sind einfach zu wenig, um Hell on Earth mein sonnigstes Lächeln zu schenken.
DOSPC Games (Germany) (Nov, 1994)
Ob ich mir Doom 2 privat kaufen würde? Wohl kaum. Nichts nervt mich mehr als lahme Grafik, und davon hat das Spiel reichlich. Außerdem sorgt der unverschämt hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad dafür, daß man ohne den entsprechenden Cheat schon nach wenigen Schritten in der eigenen Blutlache ertrinkt. Das „alte“ Spiel plus ein Dutzend ausgefuchster Shareware-Levels macht mich jedenfalls glücklicher als Teil 2, der im Prinzip nur mit ein paar neuen Superfieslingen künstlich gestreckt wurde. Wer auch zukünftig bei „Fachgesprächen“ mitreden möchte, muß sich dieses Spiel trotz der eklatanten Mängel zulegen. Im Abspann erfahren Sie den Grund: „All your friends think Doom 2 is great!“
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot (Nov 25, 2002)
It is true that Doom II doesn't offer much more than 32 levels full of gunplay, but there's a lot to enjoy if that's your taste. Each stage is larger and more impressive than the last, and there are four difficulty settings to master. The ability to play along with friends is equally valuable. There are a handful of other first-person shooters on the Game Boy Advance, and a few of them are certainly more complete when it comes to overall design, but none are as vicarious or as stimulating as Doom II.
DOSHigh Score (Nov, 1994)
Det mesta är bra i Doom 2, men det finns en liten hake. När man väl massakrerat sig igenom alla nivåer finns det inte mycket att hämta. Vägen dit är lyckligtvis lång, och väldigt underhållande.
DOSPC Joker (Sep, 1994)
Die große Revolution beim Gameplay hat aber wohl eh niemand erwartet, und so ist sie halt auch ausgeblieben. Obwohl ein paar Neuerungen wie z.B. versteckte Shops nicht geschadet hätten, kann man den Herstellern kaum vorwerfen, daß sie sich auf ihren blutigen Lorbeeren ausgeruht hätten - in puncto Spielwitz und -tempo zeigen sie der fleißig abkupfernden Konkurrenz nach wie vor, wer in diesem ganz speziellen Genre der erste war und ist. Allerdings ist Hell on Earth nun wirklich ein Triumphzug des schlechten Geschmacks und daher nur für jene moralisch gefestigte Minderheit geeignet, der es am Screen gar nicht ekelhaft genug zugehen kann. Wer sich selbst dazu zählt, sollte möglichst noch zuschlagen, ehe es die BPS wieder tut - wer so was einfach grauenhaft findet, sollte sich lieber mal fragen, warum er überhaupt bis hierher gelesen hat...
Game Boy AdvanceIGN (Nov 13, 2002)
Doom II is a definite improvement over the original Doom, but its impact in the Game Boy Advance market is much less pronounced from the first game because, honestly, the sequel on the PC wasn't much more than a slight upgrade from the first game. This game still lacks a real story or gameplay elements beyond the "hit the switch/grab the keycard/blast the enemies" design. But if all you're looking for is a mindless shooter, Doom II will definitely fit the bill.
DOSOldies Rising (Nov 09, 2008)
Doom II est un très bon jeu, c'est une évidence. Cependant, l'absence totale d'innovations discrédite l'appellation "2". Doom II est simplement un bon addon. Il se destine à tous ceux qui veulent poursuivre leur aventure Doom. Si cet épisode n'est pas forcément la tuerie annoncée, il serait dommage de s'en priver. Doom reste Doom.
WindowsPC Multimedia & Entertainment (Oct 12, 1996)
I can't recommend this product if you've already got DOOM II for DOS, simply because it's really the same damn thing. In Win95, you do get some higher-res screen modes, but unless you've got a P90 or above, it's not worth it. The interface is very cool, but not cool enough to go out and pay for DOOM II all over again. Now, GT is offering a $10 rebate for DOS DOOM II owners, so there is a way to save a buck, but even then you're still looking at more money out of the pocket to get this version. I did hear that id Software had plans to offer a patch which would upgrade your DOS version of DOOM II to the Win95 version, but we have not heard anything about that since my visit to id a few months back.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine (Jan 20, 1999)
It's DOOM II, and since Quake is here already ruling the cosmos, I can't sit here and tell you that DOOM II for Win95 is all that great, but if you don't have DOOM II and you've got a Win95 P90Mhz or above, this is the best version to buy! For beginners, it makes loading those .WAD files as simple as pointing and clicking, and setting up a multiplayer game is just as easy. And it's not a ripoff like Final DOOM, because this is really a Win95-native DOOM II!
Insgesamt aber gilt: Doom II ist nichts anderes als der erste Teil plus neue Levels sowie eine nette Netzwerk und Modemspiel-Option. Den Fans ab 18 seien deshalb die zahllosen Leveleditoren und Zusatzlevels des indizierten Vorgängers ans Herz gelegt, die als Shareware zu haben sind.
ZodiacGame Freaks 365 (2004)
Overall, Doom II on the Zodiac is an improved version of the PC version, in the sense that you don't have to use the keyboard anymore. Other than that, nothing's changed. It would have been nice to have Zodiac-exclusive enhancements, be it more levels or multi-player, but alas, we didn't get that. If you dig the PC title, you'll like this just as much.
WindowsImperium Gier (Feb 26, 2000)
"Doom" to klasyka, którą trzeba szanować (tak jak szanuje się Słowackiego, choć czytać się go nie bardzo da). Ponadto dlatego, że w multiplayerze "Doom" wciąż jest niezwykle przyjemny..
Game Boy AdvanceGamestyle (Dec 15, 2006)
Here we have a game made for the hand held market, the sequel to one of the most successful games of our time, it sounds fantastic, the movement is crisp and everything looks as it should, they have even managed to put in a great deathmatch mode which can be played with up to four GBA's, unfortunately if you are not playing at twilight under an incandescent glow you are not going to get the best from this game, shame. The challenge is enough in its inception with out having to fight Mother Nature in the process. Doom II is a great game, steep in challenge and offers very little but repetitive running and shooting, you will know if you are going to like it from the box, what you wont know is if you have anywhere with the required lighting to be able to play it.
Doom 2 fait partie de ces erreurs de stratégie marketing du constructeur de la Zodiac, Tapwave. Beaucoup d’argent dépensé pour pas grand-chose au final. Lorsque la société annonçait en grande pompe l’arrivée de ce hit légendaire sur Zodiac, le jeu avait déjà été adapté sur d’autres consoles portables concurrentes. Pis, l’adaptation a été bâclée. Les contrôles ont été mal étudiés, transformant ce qui devait être une expérience nerveuse et jouissive en quelque chose de poussif et de stressant.