Doom - Switch

Also known as: Doom 4', 'Doom: Collector's Edition

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Doom (Switch)
Also for: PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: id Software Soft. Co.: Bethesda
Publishers: Bethesda (GB)
Released: 10 Nov 2017 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Features: Handheld Mode, TV Mode, Tabletop Mode


Doom, one of the most important series in the history of games and, arguably, the one that popularised the first-person shooter, is back.

Originally billed as Doom 4, series developer id Software and publisher Bethesda are now branding this game as a full-scale reboot of the series. Older gamers will know the deal: the Union Aerospace Corporation s has been overwhelmed by demons. One sole hope stands between them and humanity - a lone Doom marine activated to destroy every last one of them. In other words: you.

id Software is emphasising what it's calling 'push forward combat'. Doom is designed to reward those who move fast and kill relentlessly. There's no room in this world for players who want to take cover and recover health - instead players collect health and armour power-ups scattered across levels or kill enemies to get a boost. Gruesome demons (including classics such as the Revenant, Mancubus, and Cyberdemon) swarm over the base and its up to you to dispatch them with classic weapons such as the super shotgun and BFG 9000, as well as melee choices such as the chainsaw.

As well as the meaty 13 hour single-player campaign multiplayer makes a return, as you'd expect from the series that pioneered the deathmatch. Developed in conjunction with Certain Affinity, it features modes including traditional four-player deathmatch and team ("clan") arena, alongside domination, warpath, and freeze tag. Players can even pick up a pentagram power-up and become one of the demons featured in the game! While the game launches with nine multiplayer maps, there's plenty more to come thanks to the SnapMap feature that enables the Doom community to create and share their own maps!


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Doom - Switch Artwork