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id Software, Bethesda Softworks, Nightdive Studios
Mar 20, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
Push Square
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PlayStation Universe
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Critic Reviews for DOOM 64

Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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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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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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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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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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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.

Review in Italian | Read full review

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

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

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