Doom II: Hell on Earth is a science fiction/horror first person shooter developed by multiple companies and published by multiple companies, depending on the platform. The first release was for DOS on September 30th, 1994. Doom II continues where the first Doom leaves off, because this time the story now follows Doomguy fighting the demons on Earth. Does this game live up to the first, or is there truly Hell on Doom II?
Graphics-The graphics remain the same from the first Doom. So why take a chance on making something worse when leaving the graphics the same is the smarter idea?
Sound-Sound also remains the same from the first game, but now there is the double barrel shotgun sound effect. This is perhaps the only new sound added from the first game.
Gameplay-Gameplay also remains the same, but instead of completing episodes like in the first game, you now have 30 levels to complete (there are also two bonus levels that can be found).
New material-As far as new material goes, there are a few new items that can be found. The megasphere now gives the player 200% health and armor, but they are extremely hard to find, but well worth finding. The double barreled shotgun is the only new weapon in the game. The most notable new material is the enemies. The roster includes Heavy Weapons dude, Hellknight, Mancubus, Revenant, Arachnotron, Pain Elemental, Arch-Vile, and a new final boss.
Overall-Is this game good? Absolutely, but does it leave as big of an impact the first? The answer is no. The game really didn’t leave as big of an impact like the first Doom, and having sparse new material doesn’t help matters any better. The idea of having 30 levels instead of having individual episodes also drags the interest factor down, as players will get bored after spending some time playing several levels.
You can purchase Doom II from the following sites:
Steam: Click here.
Xbox Live: Click here.
PSN Store (part of Doom Classics): Click here.
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