DOOM - Nintendo Switch Edition

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DOOM - Nintendo Switch Edition is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 70 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 70 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 9, 2017

Those hoping for the same on the Nintendo Switch should probably avoid purchasing Doom for Nintendo's platform as it's easily the worst place to play it on.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 9, 2017

If you're excited about the prospect of playing first-person shooters on Switch, Doom is a good bell-weather. Personal physical limitations and hand size seem to be the biggest variable when it comes to enjoying the genre. But even if hands are perfectly built to slaughter demon hordes, you're still going to have to swallow some iffy visuals.

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GameXplain
Liked
Liked
Nov 10, 2017
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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Nov 10, 2017
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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 9, 2017

This is a most faithful version of the 2016 game of the year contender and something of a technical marvel.

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Nintendojo
A-
A-
Nov 16, 2017

Yes, one can lament lower frame rates and resolutions but that doesn't change the fact that Doom for Switch looks good, plays great, and can be taken with you wherever you go.

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Scored Reviews

Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Knowing the limitations of this console, DOOM manages to mantain its essence and offers wild and amazing combats. An incredible game that is a must-buy for Nintendo's new console..

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The Game is a Lie
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

DOOM is one of the best shooters of all time, proving that with the convincing atmosphere it creates, as impressive as the one created by the first games in the series. It's a game that every gamer should try.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Nov 28, 2017

DOOM does more than fill a niche currently unoccupied on Switch. It's a standout shooter that blurs the line between fps and action game. With a detailed campaign and plenty of additional modes to keep you coming back, DOOM is more than worthy of a place in your catalog.

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Gaming Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Doom on Nintendo Switch is visually pared back compared to other versions, but it's still fast, addictive and gorgeous. Seeing it run on a portable is truly a sight to behold. Nintendo fans should not pass this one up.

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VGProfessional
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

While the classics can never be topped, DOOM gives us a solid ultraviolent shooter for the modern age. The PC and Xbox One version was already great, and the Nintendo Switch port now brings the Japanese console closer to a mature audience.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Doom for Nintendo Switch is a straightforward port that runs well and looks pretty good. Which ultimately, is everything it needed to be. Even though it's a little fuzzy, smashing through a legion of demons with a fun set of weapons and upgrades feels great, and especially when you throw in arcade mode and the much-improved multiplayer arena battles, this is the best mature-themed shooter you can currently get on the Switch.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 14, 2017

Bethesda pulled off quite the trick with Doom, giving us the first real AAA third-party game experience on the Nintendo Switch. What it lacks in graphical power, it makes up for in portability, and the fact that the complete, unadulterated campaign and multiplayer modes made it over intact is an achievement other studios should take note of.

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Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 9, 2017

Brutal, fast paced and fun, Doom pays homage to classic FPS. Nintendo Switch version, at 30 FPS (unstable), is not as spectacular as the original released last year, but remains fresh and it´s unique in its genre.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

DOOM on the Switch is a great package. The fact that you can take this game with you wherever you go and play this game at any time is pretty amazing considering this was one of the most graphically intense games of 2016.

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Cerealkillerz
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Doom runs really well on the Nintendo Switch besides some recurring framerate issues when you encounter more enemies. If you can live with a missing snapmap editor and a reduced graphic performance you'll definitely have some fun on the go. If you wanna play it mainly on a TV you should stick with the other versions of the game.

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Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 9, 2017

Brutal, fast paced and fun, Doom pays homage to classic FPS. Nintendo Switch version, at 30 FPS (unstable), is not as spectacular as the original released last year, but remains fresh and it´s unique in its genre.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

DOOM is a great game, no matter what platform you play it on, including Switch.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Doom on the Switch is impressive. It's pretty much the same game it was over a year ago, and that is not a bad sign. It obviously isn't perfect and won't be everyone's cup of tea. Some may be bothered by the technical hiccups, while others will rejoice in the newly awakened third-party support that has brought them one of the better FPS experiences in the past two years.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 9, 2017

Doom on the Switch is the real deal.

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AusGamers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Portable DOOM single-player and Arcade Mode alone make it worth it for any Switch owner.

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Paste Magazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Doom for Nintendo Switch is a technical feat. Come for the shooting, stay for the heavy metal.

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Nindie Spotlight
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2017

You’ll notice that over the course of the review thus far the focus hasn’t been on how the game performs on the Switch, and moreso just generally on what it offers, and there’s a good reason for that. DOOM has done something I think most people would have considered impossible a year ago, bringing a full-featured AAA gaming experience to a device that you can take anywhere. That isn’t to say that it didn’t need to make compromises to work on the hardware and to avoid filling your SD card, but having played this on a high-end PC I am in awe of how few concessions you are able to perceive on the Switch. Visually it isn’t quite as jaw-dropping but the flow of the game is as smooth and solid as it is anywhere aside from a very limited number of hitches I ran into over hours of play. DOOM has come to the Switch not as a hamstrung and watered-down port but as a top-of-the-line experience that can be taken anywhere, and it is worthy of your attention.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

If playing Doom on the go is a huge factor, it gets no better than this. It doesn't look the clearest or run the smoothest, but 90% of the time players can still enjoy one hell of a game.

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GamePro
83 / 100
83 / 100
Nov 9, 2017

Doom is also impressive on Nintendo Switch, but the controls with the Joy-Con are very fussy. A Pro Controller is required!

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Impulsegamer
4.1 / 5.0
Impulsegamer

Top Critic

4.1 / 5.0
Nov 15, 2017

In the end, Doom is a worthy successor to the original and although there was mixed reviews of Doom 3 way back in 2004, id Software should be praised on not only paying homage to the original but successfully rebooting the franchise on high-end consoles, the PC and now the Nintendo Switch.

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IGN Italy
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Doom in portable version is an experience to try at least once and to enjoy completely, despite some graphic limits and controls in need of a careful calibration.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Even though this is the worst version of Doom available up to now, it's still a remarkable achievement for Nintendo's hybrid console and a good version of one of the best shooters of 2016.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Bethesda did it -- they ported Doom to a Nintendo console. It might not be the prettiest version, but it works, and it was enough to get me to play it all over again. Nintendo learned a lot from its failure on the Wii U, and its ability to welcome in more mature games on the system is something it hasn't done in quite a while. It's a message for all the prospective first and third parties alike -- keep doing it.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 9, 2017

It's clear, beyond the obvious limitation with resolution and frame-rate, that DOOM for Switch has had to make some restrictions.

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Switch Player
Nov 15, 2017

Doom is a fast-paced, blood-soaked first-person shooter which pitches you in an exhilarating war against the hordes from hell. While some concessions have been made in order to make it run on the Switch, it is still pretty much the same Doom game. With almost exactly the same content as the console version, it's made all the better for its portability.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

For those that already played through Doom on other platforms, getting the game for Nintendo Switch isn’t a must buy in the way that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was. Even so, this is a very admirable port that gives Switch owners another AAA option to pick up just in time for the holidays.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

On the whole, I found DOOM quite difficult game to score. It’s a port that looks completely and utterly underwhelming on the TV and yet probably stands as the best first-person shooter out there that can be played natively and conveniently so well on the go. Some will either love or hate the Metroid Prime-style platforming and losing track on where to go next, but one thing’s for sure is that the game itself stays very faithful to the series and makes old-school first-person shooter feel predominantly new and fresh again. Even cranking up the difficulty feels extremely rewarding when you finally learn to successfully ride the angry waves of its kinetic flow. Bag all that up with tons of upgrades, stacks full of secrets, easter eggs, toys, and the tricky yet hopelessly addictive rune trial challenges and you have an immersive shooter that you can rock out to whilst sat on a rooftop.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Doom on Switch is an amazing port that looks incredibly great in a portable mode, but really outdated if you play it in home console mode on a large TV. Nevertheless, it's still Doom with meaty and fun gameplay. If you prefer a portable gaming or want to be able to play Doom on the road, you can safely buy this version of the game. In other cases it's better to buy it on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Objectively, this is the worst version of Doom, but that doesn't really matter because it is the best version on the Nintendo Switch.

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NZGamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

Not the best version of Doom, but it is the most portable.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 9, 2017

The less capable hardware does force a lot of sacrifices, but fewer than many might have expected. This results in a less visually pleasing game, but still a solid one that delivers on the important stuff. And the game really takes new shape when played in handheld mode, presenting one of the best looking and playing shooters ever found on a portable console.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 27, 2017

Doom for the Nintendo Switch delivers the goods. Featuring the enveloping and addictive mechanics that made the original such a landmark title, this newest version of one of the most significant games in history features a fantastic campaign mode, a magnificent soundtrack and a consistently solid performance on Nintendo's hybrid console.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

While it's perhaps not as polished as it is on other formats, having DOOM in portable form is a revelation, and developer Panic Button deserves high praise for porting over id Software's classic title so brilliantly.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Doom on Switch has no right to be as good as it is. Some compromises aside, you're getting the full, current-gen experience of Doom (minus SnapMap) on a console you can take anywhere. It's a technical marvel that, besides a few issues, demonstrates what's possible on Nintendo's new hybrid.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2017

DOOM on Nintendo Switch is a remarkable achievement. It runs much better than I expected it to and looks fairly decent in handheld mode. The game is still incredibly fun 18 months on and is perfectly suited to the handheld device. It's a great testimony to AAA games on Nintendo Switch and proves that the console can not only handle hardcore games, but potentially even become the best place to play them.

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Daily Mirror
Nov 9, 2017

If you own multiple devices and play primarily in your own home, buy DOOM on another console. If you play whilst on the go a lot, DOOM may very well be the best first-person shooter ever put on to a handheld device. In any case, DOOM is still DOOM, and DOOM is great. Here's hoping we get more portable experiences like this on the Switch.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Doom on Switch is an amazing port that looks incredibly great in a portable mode, but really outdated if you play it in home console mode on a large TV. Nevertheless, it's still Doom with meaty and fun gameplay. If you prefer a portable gaming or want to be able to play Doom on the road, you can safely buy this version of the game. In other cases it's better to buy it on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Doom was already a fantastic game when it released last year, but being able to take it anywhere with relatively few technical concessions is truly a testament to not only its developers but also the Switch itself. This may not be the definitive version of Doom, but it is without a doubt the most versatile. It's also much better than the Super Nintendo version.

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Forbes
8 / 10.0
Erik Kain

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2017

While it's fantastic to have a shooter out on the Switch at last, I still prefer my PC version.

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Fandom
4 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

4 / 5.0
Nov 10, 2017

Blasting your way through hell on the go is still an experience we can’t quite get over. With FPS games largely being a bit rubbish on portable systems, playing DOOM in all its glory on the train or during a flight has been a bit of a revelation.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

One year after release, Doom's campaign is still one of the generation's best

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

If the Switch is your main console, and you somehow missed out on id Software's fantastic throwback to a bygone era of First Person Shooters, then I wholeheartedly recommend DOOM on the Switch.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Doom on Switch is a triumph of the human spirit. It is just one more feather in Nintendo's cap as third party developers are flocking to the Switch. Panic Button deserves extremely high praise for this port. It may not be perfect, but Doom on Switch offers players a new way to play one of the finest shooters to come out in recent history.

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Heavy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

DOOM for the Nintendo Switch is a solid FPS that doesn't compromise the core gameplay during the transition. Both the campaign and online multiplayer are a blast to play, however, the absence of Snap Map doesn't go unnoticed. The game's performance is generally solid, even if it does have the occasional frame rate dip and texture issues.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 9, 2017

Despite the technical limitations by the Nintendo Switch hardware, you will experience all the brutality and incredible action in this version of DOOM which is a good opportunity for a new audience.

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The Games Machine
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

We swear on our double chainsaw that we'd have loved to give DOOM on Switch a higher score: the game is the one we already loved in every possible version ever released, brutal and crazy, but the technical compromises are important, and cannot be put aside. It Switch is your only game console, this is a must buy; if you own another gamign platform, you'll find a better experience there.

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LevelUp
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

The arrival of DOOM on Nintendo Switch is an achievement that must be celebrated by playing. Panic Button has done a wonderful work with the id Tech 6 engine that captures, most of the time, the complete and ultra-violent experience of one of the best FPS in recent time.

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Wccftech
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

DOOM on Nintendo Switch runs a fantastically fun, playable version of our favorite console shooter, but it can't be denied that optimizations and the lower framerate make for a less pretty, slightly rougher version of the game. Despite that, if you want a handheld version of DOOM, I still can't help but recommend it. It plays well for the most part and is still loads of fun and a refreshing experience, even a year and a half later.

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PowerUp!
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

DOOM for Nintendo Switch is a revelation. It’s important not just because it gives Switch owners a hardcore shooter to play. It also demonstrates what the Switch is capable of.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Doom arrives to Nintendo Switch with lots of blood, the same experience we lived in PS4, Xbox One & PC, and an important graphics-downgrade in order to make it fin in the tiny portable/hybrid Nintendo Switch console.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Almost everything I wanted out of the port, but it is only worth picking up if you plan on playing handheld only.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

DOOM Nintendo Switch Edition rocks, it's still an incredibly enjoyable game and if you can get over the visuals it's awesome.

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M3
7 / 10
M3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 15, 2017

If you want to play Doom on a big screen, this version is the worst choice by far. If you on the other hand prefer to kill demons on the bus, Doom for Nintendo Switch is a great choice. Despite some very noticeable cutbacks the core of Doom is still there - and it's thoroughly enjoyable.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 12, 2017

A purchase of DOOM on Switch is going to come down to what exactly the individual is looking for.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 10, 2017

Doom remains a blast to play on Switch despite some persistent performance issues.

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Gadgets 360
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 10, 2017

It's not in all its glory, but it's still many steps ahead of other console ports, and a great addition to the Nintendo line-up ahead of the crucial holiday period.

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

If you are looking for a game to blow up demons and add a solid FPS to your Nintendo library, look no further than Doom. It packs the entire campaign and much of the multiplayer onto a portable console, meaning that you don't need to stop fragging just because you need to leave the house. The game's eye candy has been reduced to match the console's processing power, as well as feels a bit awkward using the console's portable joy-cons rather than the pro controller. Even so, the game is worth a playthrough and hopefully a good sign of what is to come.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 13, 2017

If Nintendo Switch is not a PS4 or an Xbox One, DOOM succeeds, by making some sacrifices, to stay the almost same as it was on its initial release. Especially on TV, it feels like a downgraded experience but is definitely a great shooter that's worth it if you haven't played it or you feel the desire to kill demons wherever you go.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

A seemingly impossible port is carried off surprisingly gracefully, with the old school shooter action working very well as a handheld game.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

DOOM is a technological marvel to behold on the Switch, and the fact that id Software got it working at all seems like a miracle. But the magic comes with some heavy concessions, making DOOM on Nintendo's handheld a more difficult recommendation for Switch players than any other platform.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

This may not be the definitive way to play this instant classic, but Doom on the Switch manages to capture the violent and rampaging essence of the experience very well.

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SA Gamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2017

This could have been the feather in the Switch's cap, showing that a game as graphically demanding as DOOM could be tinkered with to run on a portable platform. It nearly does, but too much is lost in the execution.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 9, 2017

DOOM suffers some undeniable downgrades in graphical fidelity on Switch, which anyone could've predicted. It's when these downgrades effect enjoyment of the game, however, that one starts to wonder if it was all worth it.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

DOOM on the Switch brings one of gaming's most brutal first-person shooters onto the most family-friendly console

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