Doom (Sony PlayStation 1, 1995)
About this product
- Product InformationDoom has you assuming the role of a space marine out to save the galaxy and the world. A portal has been opened that is spawning forth all sorts of hideous demons and alien creatures -- and they're not happy. The PlayStation version of Doom is more of a collection rather than the actual game. It contains over 50 levels of shoot 'em up action; the full version of Doom II and Ultimate Doom (the original Doom plus some "master" levels) included. Purists can rest knowing that every secret, room and texture has remained intact from the PC versions, though there are some modifications.
Among the changes is an increased frame rate that now runs up to 30 frames a second. Additionally, the graphics have been given an overhaul thanks to the PlayStation's technology, and the sound now streams in 24-channel stereo quality. Ambient lighting effects have also been added, something John Romero had always wanted for Doom. As you progress through the various levels, you'll come across weapons, each one stronger than the last. At your disposal is the default military-issue pistol and your fists (complete with a spiky ring), a chainsaw, two shotguns (one double barreled), a chaingun, rocket launcher, plasma rifle, and the BFG 9000. You'll need a supply like this because you'll be fighting against demonic barons of hell, cyberdemons, cybernetic arachnids, and possessed marines.
The PlayStation's Link Cable is also supported so that you and a friend can hook up two consoles and participate in a deathmatch game. Players are also given the option to go through the levels in a cooperative mode.
- PublisherWilliams Entertainment
- PlatformSony PlayStation 1
- ESRB RatingM - Mature
- ESRB DescriptorAnimated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1995
- Game SeriesDoom Series
Most relevant reviews
- db43892015Dec 01, 2014by
An excellent port of a true FPS classic...
While not necessarily the definitive version of Doom, the "Custom Playstation Edition" is a fantastic port of both Ultimate Doom and Doom 2 for a home console. As a two-in-one package, there's a lot of value in having this for your game collection, even if you already own it for PC or another platform. This port features a new ambient soundtrack and lighting effects that intensify the eerie atmosphere of Doom's sci-fi environments and hellscapes. The only downsides to this port are the minimized textures, shorter enemy roster, dropped levels and password "saves". If you're a fan of the Doom franchise you owe it to yourself to check out this version for the Playstation.
- pronet.texasApr 21, 2015by
Awesome game! Awsome memories!
This game was amazing as a child and still amazing now. Its simple yet very difficult. Great game! However I do wish on the PS1 version you could have the ability to use the analog sticks and not just the D-PAD.
- guitarhappymich...Jun 09, 2016by
Love this Game
Awesome game. Always loved it. Still do.
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- 995226948@delet...Sep 17, 2011by
I could play this game if my hair was on fire. Buy it. Play it. Love it.
DOOM for the PS1 is one of the very few games I would place in my "All-time" games, and is possibly one of if not the best game I ever had for the PS1. (It's tied with Castlevania: Symphony of The Night.) This is arguably the best console version of DOOM (aside from the Collector's Edition of DOOM 3 for the XBOX, which by virtue of having all 3 DOOMs to date in it) out there, and it still gives me the creeps.
The game differs somewhat from the PC version, and is in my opinion, an over-all more atmospheric experience, due to some better lighting effects, sounds, and framerate. However, the PC version is also a classic in and of itself, and is overall the victor in the comparison, as it is the ORIGINAL. Still, I prefer this one.
Now, the few detriments of this game. First, as above, it differs from the original game on the PC. PC gamers expecting a port should note that it loses a few levels, and also, it is slightly offputting if you're not expecting the changes. Also, the game takes an AGE to load sometimes. Finally, when this game was ported over to the consoles, the devo team apparently decided to spice things up by adding unique critters to each console's version. The PS1 got a Nightmare Spectre, which is basically a stronger Spectre, and instead of making him the standard cloaked Spectre, they made him transparent GREEN, which looks rather more comical than menacing. (However, be glad for that. the N64 got a PURPLE Imp.) That's it. The only complaints I had were load times, slight differences from the original, and green seethru bad guys. Small potatoes compared to some of the crap they foist on us nowadays.
Tight, intuitve control, atmospheric gameplay, silky smooth speed, and the ability to bask in the warming glow of one of the true legends of videogaming make this one of the very few games I would NOT think twice of grabbing if my house was on fire.
BOTTOM LINE: BUY IT. PLAY IT. LOVE IT.Read full review
- jeric1993Jul 01, 2015by
This is a great version of Doom (ultimate Doom and Doom II)
This is a great version of Doom (ultimate Doom and Doom II) Me and my friend had a great time taking turns playing each time we died.