Percentile Rank

DOOM 64 is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

WayTooManyGames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2020

Nightdive knocked it out of the park once again with yet another remaster that is so well-crafted that makes the original game look unplayable in comparison.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Apr 2, 2020

Doom 64 is a great remaster of the somewhat forgotten Doom episode from Nintendo 64. It still offers unique visual style, great level design and fun gameplay. If you're a fan of retro shooters, you can't afford to miss it.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2020

Its gameplay is refined and this port in particular cleans up its most egregious rough edge. The maps are as confusing as ever but being able to see where you're going makes it much more tolerable. If you're a classic Doom fan and have never played Doom 64, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. This just may be the best classic-style Doom.

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Rely On Horror
8.5 / 10.0
Rely On Horror
Steve Summers

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2020

Doom 64 invites players to revisit this overlooked gem of the series, and either alongside Doom Eternal or on its own, is well worth the price of admission.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2020

A faithful port for an atmospheric and grim classic doom experience that contains new levels and definitely worth the 5$ price point

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33bits
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 22, 2020

A little piece of video game history that comes back to life after several years of exclusivity, perhaps more than necessary. This new release also features exclusive content and visual enhancements that offer a pretty decent result by today's standards. It would be a real sin to ignore DOOM 64.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 22, 2020

Doom 64 is a game from 23 years ago, but even though 3D has changed a lot over the years, it's still a lot of fun and the new HD textures look gorgeous. Its format is perfect for short and intense games, especially on Nintendo Switch.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

DOOM 64 deserves another bite at the apple, not least because it presents a clever and atmospheric twist on the classic DOOM formula that was previously thought lost to time. Able to stand on its own merits, DOOM 64 comes highly recommended to fans of both DOOM and retro shooters at large.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2020

While it was already something of a relic when it launched on the N64 almost 25 years ago, Doom 64 remains a great example of just how refined a formula the series offers and just how good a job the late Midway did in the shadow of id Software. The lack of local multiplayer support still stings, even after all these years, but with support for motion controls on Switch – something Nightdive has already pulled off to a tee with its Turok ports – and the addition of a new DOOM Eternal-themed level, this is classic retro shooter that deserves a little more love.

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GamePro
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 19, 2020

Successful remaster of a great game: Even after 23 years, Doom 64 still plays incredibly fresh.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

We are certainly not in front of the best of the Doom of the last century, but this does not mean that never as in this case, rediscovering the past and retracing it is important to fully enjoy a never so extraordinary present.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2020

Despite a few minor errors, DOOM 64 is still great 20 years later, and Nightdive's excellent port adds extra content to a game that is already worth your time.

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

GREAT - Doom 64 is as fun to play today as it was back on the Nintendo 64, while looking better than ever. If you’re looking for a mindlessly entertaining way to pass the time until you can play Doom Eternal on the Switch this might be the best remedy for you.

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GuiltyBit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

Doom 64 was, and still is, a great Doom. With this remastering we will be able to experience with our own hands this link that had been lost with the old Nintendo console. A Doom that preserves intact the benefits of the originals, offering a darker and more terrifying adventure, but without forgetting to whom it owes its name.

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Bazimag
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2020

It's easy to take one look at Doom 64 and dismiss it as obsolete; but when you actually play through the first few hours of the game, you'll realize that not only Doom 64 is still a great first person shooter, but also that it proves why Doom is one of the greatest franchises ever made in the history of games.

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Saving Content
Apr 28, 2020

DOOM 64 on Switch is a great package. It’s a very fun romp through a unique 32-level campaign that many fans will not have experienced before, and it comes bundled with six bonus levels intended to fill in the backstory between DOOM 64 and 2016’s DOOM (yes, you read that correctly). The game looks gorgeous, it plays wonderfully, there’s loads of content included, and you can play it where ever you like. Plus, with a price tag of $4.99 it’s well worth the cost of entry even just as a curiosity, but I suspect that once you step inside you’ll be hooked.

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Spaziogames
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

Doom 64 returns after 23 years to show youngsters how a space marine can slay hordes of demons.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 19, 2020

An unfairly neglected part of the Doom canon is given the remaster it most certainly deserves, in what is one of the most welcome retro remasters of recent years.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 24, 2020

Something that hasn’t aged quite as well are the shooting galleries. The enemy spawns feel too abundant on some levels, causing the gunplay to get a bit too monotonous. This is especially true on 'The Lost Levels' which are brand new bonus missions meant to connect “old” Doom to “new” Doom, but end up overstaying their welcome.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

It’s perhaps the best of the classic DOOMs, if you don’t mind that its soundtrack doesn’t have tunes that you can tap your feet to, that is.

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AnaitGames
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 24, 2020

It's classic Doom at its best, but also something else --an old school shooter that also tries to do new stuff.

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Digitally Downloaded
Mar 24, 2020

Doom 64 is an impressive port of the forgotten son of the series.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 19, 2020

DOOM 64 is considered a cult classic, meaning that the people who love it, really love it. The one writing this doesn't though. It is way too slow, tries to have a horror atmosphere (and almost succeeds), although it is in no way a horror game, and, most importantly, the level design is mediocre at best, as its more about flipping switches than killing demons. Those who loved the original will be glad to know that this a very good port, with FHD resolution and an improved frame-rate - just don't expect any new content.

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