Saturday, May 21, 2011

DooM




Not gonna lie, I haven't played Doom back when it was released. My father always told me stories about how he used to play Doom with his friends back in 1994. He told me about factory halls and abandoned space stations. It really creeped me out as a kid.

I never got these pictures out my mind until I finally decided to pick up Ultimate Doom about 3 years ago. It really blew my mind. 
You can still play this game today, and this is no fake nostalgia speaking here. 
It's quite a simple and easy shooter compared to todays games, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. By no means at all. 
The soundtrack is my favorite from any game or movie up to this day. The game also offers fair amount of different enemies and environments.
The stages are recognizable and you'll know them by heart pretty quickly. They never get boring though. One reason for that are the many secrets (such as hidden rooms with guns you normally have at that point in the game) the developers put into the levels. 

One thing I really like about the game is the huge number of difficulty levels to choose from. 
You decide wether you want to do a quick easy run through the stages on "Hurt me plenty" or a challenging experience on "Ultra-Violence".

Today there are thousands of custom maps and mods available on the internet, in case you ever get bored with the original stages.

I never really got into Doom 2 but for all I know it seems like a pretty good follow-up for the great game that is Doom.

If you never tried Doom I'd recommend playing it using the Doomsday engine or zDoom if you want try the multiplayer mode.

By the way, I made the 800x800 cover for the soundtrack up there a few months ago. Feel free to use it in case you want to add it to iTunes.

P.S.: I know Doom's not really a S/NES game but technically I think there was a SNES version of it


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125 comments:

  1. First played this on pc...i would have been about 14....cant remember being amazed at finding hidden doors etc.
    loved the game...it was also around the time that i got to see porn...it was my fathers pc

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  2. Can't remember being amazed at finding hidden doors?

    What?

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  3. I remember playing doom when I was like 7 years old on my dads computer. Remember the chainsaw in the first level? I was so excited when I found that lol

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  4. @Things on my wishlist

    But there is no chainsaw in the first level :o

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  5. The game was fun for its time.

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  6. Are you trying to say it ain't fun anymore today?

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  7. The soundtrack to Doom gets me pumped every time I hear it.

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  8. Great blog! I love these old games

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  9. Doom was definitely one of the first games I ever played (as a child, no less). I love it immensely and it always gets to me whenever it's mentioned. Great post!

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  10. Used to love playing this game at lans back in the day; was awesome :>

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  11. it was so scary years ago i was like oh my gosh and now what? nothing i think youre immune if you played doom 3 lol

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  12. I was 5 years old when this came out. I didn't really play it myself, but watched my brother play it. :P

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  13. I have been playing doom 2 for the pc for months now, my friend is number 2 in the world at in online behind some random kid...he even beat the maker of the game in a one on one...how crazy is that

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  14. really love your blog! these old games are simply the best

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  15. Doom = epic truly a good game

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  16. I used to play this game for 2 days straight back in the day freakin luved this game!

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  17. Got to love games old enough that your father has stories about them =D

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  18. Kinda hard not to like doom, without it we wouldn't have the games that we have today, the ones like CoD and Battlefield.

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  19. Back in 97 kids used to wait until the university tutors left and then wired up Doom to play online until stupid hours. Funny guys :)

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  20. Downloaded this game on Xbox live a while back for the nostalgia

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  21. Good ol' doom! I used to have it for PC
    might get it for Live Arcade for fun

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  22. doom was the shit back in the dizzle

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  23. doom was my main game when i wat 7 haha

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  24. I used to play Doom on a 386

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  25. Loved all the doom games :)
    Great post, followed!

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  26. Cool, doom is a great game! I'll definitely check this out!

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  27. lovely vintage blog! I'll keep checking your posts! ;)

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  28. used to play this on my ipod when hacking it was super big :) aka had a lot of fun

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  29. I remember my nerdy ass dad playing this and Duke Nukem, back when I was a kid. Good old nostalgia!

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  30. I love the original theme for the first Doom. It was epic; proper metal song. People have even done some remixes on Youtube, you should check it out.

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  31. I never played Doom before : | I was too young back when it was released. I guess I'll compensate for this in the near future :)

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  32. Just finished return to castle wolfenstien, might have to get some Doom going

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  33. Doom, one of THE best games ever. My dad also played this game, but he still plays it every now and again at the age of 60 haha.

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  34. MOTHER FREAKING DOOM. One of my favs next to Quake.

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  35. I saw Doom on a Ti-84 )or 89) calc. Awesome. XD

    +1 Follow

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  36. Doom was one of the best games I've ever played back then.

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  37. This came out when I first got into gaming, I was like 8, still gives me nightmares!

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  38. When I was a kid I thought this game is very scary. Even if there are no monster but still I always feel like there are something behind me following me.

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  39. @BKK
    How are there no monsters in Doom? Cyberdemons? Arachnid-brains? Cacodemons? Imps? Zombie like marines?

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  40. First game I ever played. Still remember it like it was yesterday!

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  41. Without DOOM there would not been counterstrike :D

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  42. Didn't know that Doom was available at SNES :o nice game though. Played it at school.

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  43. DOOM is one of the most epic games ever made! can still remember it. coming out of school and rush to the computer to play it!

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  44. @JCF - The SNES version sucks though, runs pretty slowly (at least emulated) and the low res of the SNES isn't really helping

    @Anonwadi - Thank you very much.. It really was a pain making a decent square cover without cropping any of the imps /the doom logo

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  45. Very nice review, i remember i play this for weeks when i was child :)))

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  46. Ahh Classic! I played it only on PC but maybe i will install emu just to try how the hell you play that on snes controler

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  47. @Delirium Tiger - Let me tell you, it's no fun

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  48. Doom's epic haha, the first one is almost as scary as funny.
    Got a bit sad at Doom 3 tho.. Had higher expectations.
    +Follow

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  49. I've never actually played doom, I don't know if I should be worried o.O

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  50. Never played Doom before. Shame for me. Thanks for the advice.

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  51. i remember played it at my friend's house
    ah, nostalgia

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  52. Nice, I might play it one day, not now since exams are starting.

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  53. Brings back some good old memories! Played Doom 3 last week again.

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  54. Man I remember I was scared to death when I played DOOM as a kid. good times.

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  55. WOHOHOHJOHOHOHOHOHOH THE BEST GAME EVER

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  56. never really got into doom. might have to.

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  57. Doom is definitely one of the best games of all times

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  58. It was on the SNES. I remember playing it on the Christmas when it came out and listening to the Connels album, Ring. '74 - '75. What a song.

    Thanks for the Nostalgia hit!

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  59. i never played doom. i might get a copy on my ipod or something, good blog

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  60. Ah doom. Brings back memories!

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  61. I only played doom a little bit, this makes me really want to get it and play it now. Good topic to bring up mate.

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  62. doom is always a classic game!!! i love it!!

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  63. the father of fps games, i remember in the 90's playing it online with 56 kbs modem,haha

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  64. I've not played it much, but what I have played was fun.

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  65. i totally agree with you. old games like doom are better then new games in a way. i love the athmosphere in doom. feeling alone, beeing creeped out. this athmosphere is not possible with to realistic graphics!! same in halflife!

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  66. Mmmm... Delectable Nostalgia. Keep it coming!

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  67. i also played it for the first time a couple of years back, awesome game :D

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  68. Never played DOOM myself, but it sure is a classic.

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  69. doom is a crazy game ;p it was so hard for me...i don't think there was ever a snes version...but the new onse nowadays are totally cool

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  70. third game I ever played. and i enjoy replaying it

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  71. ahhhh this brings back so many memories!!

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  72. I had some great days with my cousins at home playing this game

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  73. oh man i love that snes game. It was the first one that appeared 3D !!

    the cartridge was red too. :D

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  74. dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

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  75. My first computer game! When 3 girls, from 4-7 year old, love playing Doom; things just aren't that right.

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  76. I've got a lot of love for Doom.
    playing that as a youngster set a precedent for all future gaming.

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  77. Awesome review and brings back some young memories playing will have to download it now and play again :)

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  78. You know what really creeps me out? You dad played Doom in '94. How old are you?

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  79. Good old Doom, the first shooter I remember playing as a child.

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  80. i remember as a kid me and my friend would sit and play this game for hours

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  81. I loved this when i was younger!

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  82. Doom was so awesome back in the day, I played so much with it!

    You can visit my blog here.

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  83. loved doom!

    played some years after it came out

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  84. i went back and played this game again recently.

    nostalgia <3

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  85. Nostalgia! I wish Doom 3 wasn't so disappointing...

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  86. I never actually played doom ='(

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  87. wewww doom, played the third on my super duper old powerpc. Good times.

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  88. Ah, I wish so much that my parents got me a gaming console. The Xbox 360 was my first one ever only becuase I was finally old enough to buy it myself.
    I want my childhood back ):

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  89. never played the game, should I? keep me updated, followed

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  90. Like what I see in here. Keep it up - Your new follower.

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  91. @Sinshi

    Yes, you should. If you are even remotely interested in video games there is no excuse for not having played this game. It's like not having watched Star Wars

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  92. Never actually played this game, kinda disappointed.

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  93. One of my favourite games growing up!

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  94. This looks like a cool game I'm gonna try it out

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  95. I was the best one in Latin America once I used to play the campaign on xbox live. But I still prefer the computer one. This game reminds me of the gold old times! I love it!

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  96. Love this game.. mentioned it in my blog.

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  97. Ahhh, the alpha and the omega of the FPS genre.

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  98. I remember this being one of the first FPS games i played back on MS-DOS.

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  99. doom was a revolutionary game title, im glad you liked it too!

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  100. I used to play this in the computer lab at school, my first experience with multiplayer games!

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