The demons came and the marines died. Except one. Your are the last defence against these hell-spawned hordes. Prepare for the most intense mutant-laden, blood-splattered action ever! The texture-mapped virtual world is so real, you don't just play DOOM - you live it.
Doom is a game so beloved by many, my all time favorite FPS. It has a mix of modern and futuristic weaponry, a badass main character, demons, amazing levels, and was pretty realistic given the time it was released.
Not only all this, but there has been fan-made source ports and mods that keep the community going and going. Keeping Doom alive and never boring.
Plus, it's what made a few other games I love possible, but that's irrelevant to its overall quality.
The fact that I can go through Hell with a shotgun, a giant plasma cannon of sorts, and blow up demons is just too fun. I may have a bias for this game, but maybe I don't and it's just that good.
What I could say even for this 20 year old gem of a game and it's sequel DOOM 2 is that the gameplay is still great even if it's semi-basic. Not just you have the games for ultra cheap ($5 each on Steam) but you have a sprawling and active modding community from everything to new levels, source ports and even total conversions at zero cost to you.
Not many modern developers encourage or allow user made content so this is a great trip down memory lane, a memory that would last a lifetime for FPS players. When other games fail to deliver, this game will always due to the community still backing it 20 years later and likely 20 or more.
Get it. No, seriously go get this game now.