Advertisement

DOOMfor Android

1.0.2

8

This first-person shooter is a classic. Get stuck in the action with Doom for Android. Bring back a wonderful sense of nostalgia with one of the greatest games ever made.

The classic game, reinvented

A classic first-person-shooter game reinvented for your Android device.

Relive the nostalgia of Doom. This game was originally released for an old version of Windows desktops back in 1993. It’s taken a while, but developers have finally sorted out a version that you can play from the comfort of your mobile phone.

Doom for Android has stayed incredibly loyal to the original game plot and format. Take on the role of a space marine who must fight his way through a series of levels on the Moon and in Hell. Doom has a military-style theme to it, and your character - Doomguy - is a military officer equipped with plenty of weapons. It’s up to you to use them well.

Get Doomguy through each level by fighting off various enemies. There are demons and other creatures that stand between you and the marked exit room, which will take you to safety. Enemies normally appear in groups, and you will need to defeat them with the correct weapons. In your inventory, you’ll find guns that have perks against each enemy type. As you progress through the game, enemies also become harder to kill. There are five difficulty levels, and the first three involve enemies respawning after you shoot them. The final level involves a difficult shootout with a boss in order to complete the game.

Make sure you’re concentrating because enemies will attack from several angles. Moreover, although the characters are 2D, the levels are displayed in a 3D format. This gives the game more perspective and vividness. It’s why the original Windows game was such a success, and the engaging visuals have followed through to the Android version.

It’s also free to play and doesn’t require an account. It used to be impossible to play Doom without making an account with Bethesda. There was little use for this account, apart from playing the game. The developer wrote this out of the Android version, so you don’t need to worry about signing up.

Get all your friends involved, too. There’s a multiplayer option so that others can join in on the action. This is a great, modern update to the game. Doom is no longer a game to be enjoyed alone, so call some friends and slay some demons. There are some cool features that are unlocked in multiplayer mode. You can help fight off enemies and surge levels as a team.

Explore some of the extra features that come included with Doom. As a 25th anniversary special, ‘Thy Flesh Consumed’ is available to play with Doom. This fourth expansion completes the package and makes it an even more enticing purchase. The relatively low price makes Doom a great bargain. There are twenty Master Levels created by the fans that Doom has thrown in, as well. Satisfy your gaming hunger with plenty of content to keep you and your friends busy for quite some time.

Despite all the positives, Doom has a few pitfalls. The developers have tried their best to keep all the controls featured in the desktop version. A touch screen phone is a world away from the keyboard, however. There are some slightly awkward controls, and avid gamers will be the first to pick up on this. Most options are on-screen buttons, which makes it easier to select them. Shooting and aiming is slightly harder. It involves sliding your finger across the screen, and then repeatedly tapping. It definitely doesn’t have the same level of skill involved that you would need on the PC version. Binding keys isn’t an option, so you’re stuck with that the title offers.

The game itself can be quite repetitive. The original version was very popular and had a lot of fans. There’s no doubt that Doom is enjoyable, but the Android version could’ve come with some extra game features. The standard first-person shooter can get boring, especially when the premise of the game is the same throughout. The levels increase in difficulty, but the gist of them doesn’t change much. For Doom fans, this isn’t much of an issue, but new players may want more from the game.

There’s also the issue of bugs and glitches. The game was rebuilt for mobile phones, so there are bound to be issues cropping up. Occasionally, it’s hard to get past the start-up screen without closing and re-opening the app a few times. This bug makes it hard to enjoy the game, and some players might not want to purchase something that won’t function correctly. In-game play isn’t affected massively by this, but levels sometimes freeze or slow down, as well. It helps to close other apps before opening Doom, so that they aren’t running in the background and taking up phone memory.

Where can you run this program?

Doom is available to play on Android devices running 4.0 or later. Due to the high processing power of this program, it’s advisable to have a powerful device.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Doom is the game that set the bar for all other first-person shooters. It’s a nostalgic game for anyone who remembers playing it on their computer back when it was first released in the early nineties. For new players, it’s a chance to practice some old-school shooting skills. If you’re looking for a game that doesn’t slow down your phone, try Mission Adventure. It’s a first-person shooter but isn’t too heavy on your phone’s processing power.

Our take

Doom for Android is a well-made version of the classic game. It has all the elements of the PC version, as well as some new features. The support for multiplayer is a great addition for anyone who wants to share the fun with their friends. Overall, the game has stayed very true to its roots and provides an exciting update to the original. The bugs make it hard to enjoy the game, but this is an issue that can be ironed out with some fixes. It’s also a shame that Doom takes up so much processing power on smartphones, making it difficult to play with other apps running in the background.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re looking for a great port to mobile for the original Doom game, this is the application you need.

DOOMfor Android

1.0.2

New Apps