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Just 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.
GameSpot (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).
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.
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!
Imperium 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..