'Doom' 2016 Is Out: First Person Shooter Is As Stunningly Violent As Ever

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated May 15, 2016 08:35 PM EDT
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The latest version of Doom was just released and it certainly delivers everything it promised and more. The latest Doom version outdid its predecessors in terms of graphics quality, a meaner demonic horde and updated weapons.

Developed by id Software, Doom is a continuation of the long-running series which started in 1993. The latest iteration stays true to the original game, it leaves to the user that peculiar problem of how to exterminate hordes of demons.

But this latest version is even better. Graphics has tremendously improved over the years. In addition, the drastically increased computing power of today's PCs makes it possible for an even more enjoyable graphics that its predecessors were not capable of providing.

Tech Insider was right to call the new Doom violent as hell yet insanely good. The same initial reaction seems to be the consensus among gamers; Doom does not disappoint at all in terms of user satisfaction.

Old time gamers would sure feel nostalgic about this new Doom. It has been 23 years since the original version of Doom was introduced to the market. With the advancement in graphics since then, one can't help but be in awe, especially when one compares the graphics of the new games against the graphics of the last Doom game.

Reception even among new players is likewise positive. There seems to be no generational gap in the satisfaction of killing demonic hordes; gamers then are as satisfied as are gamers now. And probably first-time gamers would even enjoy the game more, with the novelty factor at play.

Of course, the main objective is to stay alive, in the face of demonic hordes whose single purpose is to kill you. And it seems the demons have been upgraded as well, some of them are even equipped with automatic rocket launchers on their backs.

To maximize one's gaming experience, a higher end hardware is needed. The game actually lets users set the graphics level but the best graphics requires some powerful graphics card according to PCGamer. The new Doom game requires at least 5GB of VRAM for its highest graphics quality setting "Nightmare" to work.

At the moment, only a few graphics card has more than 5GB VRAM. One of these is the GTX Titan and its variants which have 6GB, as well as the AMD R9 390X and R9 390, which have an 8GB capacity. But players can still enjoy the game in its "Ultra" quality graphics setting if one's hardware can't meet the 5GB "Nightmare" graphics requirement.

Overall, it seems the latest Doom hasn't lost its touch. It delivers that kind of excitement only a first person shooter game could ever give, as well as that satisfaction in killing hordes of demons it brings. Watch the trailer below, this might just be your cup of tea.

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