Excerpt: Everyone who is worth their salt will remember the birth of the modern day fps that was popularised in 1993 by ID Software’s gorefest, Doom. One of the first games to provide on the PC, 3d spacial awareness with a heady mix of gore, Doom revolutionised the genre and office dogs worldwide linked up their work PC’s for a lunch time session of multiplayer too.
Summary: " Doom II " is a very important part of gaming history and proves a welcome addition to the XBLA service. Admittedly the game is not without it’s flaws and is now looking incredibly tired which will more than likely put off any newcomers to the franchise.
Conclusion: Played in the right spirit Doom II is still a cracking action game. This XBLA re-release, at 800 points, represents good value for money. The generous bonuses include online multiplayer, a co-operative mode and an extra chapter entitled No Rest For The Living which fits neatly with the tone of the original. Recommended for anyone interested in discovering where the roots of contemporary FPS gaming began.
Summary: DOOM II is more DOOM and DOOM is (still) awesome. Nerve’s new chapter adds a bit of kick to bring a jolt of energy back into the 15-year-old title, and it’s always fun to kick back with some friends and go head-to-head or tromp through a few levels together. Unfortunately the netcode isn’t quite up to snuff, resulting in some serious bouts of lag, which happens to put a damper on one of the most beloved aspects of the series – online multiplayer.
Excerpt: I never thought I would be starting off the title of an article with the words "Doom II Review", but when I found that the game had been released to XBox Live, I jumped at the chance to play my favorite game from the Dooming era. In case you've been living under a rock, Doom II: Hell on Earth is the sequel to the popular first person shooter Doom that was released by id Software in 1993.