Doom Available on Xbox Live Arcade

Today, another old school game was released on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360. The game released was Doom.

Doom is often credited with beginning the 1st Person Shooter revolution. Today, 1st Person Shooters are one of the most popular genres of video gaming.

The graphics for Doom on Xbox Live Arcade look pretty much identical to the graphics of the original release on the PC. That is, not very good. But, they arent supposed to look like current generation graphics. It’s part of the allure of the classic game collection on Xbox Live Arcade. The sound however, got a dolby 5.1 upgrade and now you can pinpoint the directions of sound.

I think the download cost me 800 points. It will be good for a quick gaming session now and then. I played throught the first level pretty fast on the Dont Hurt Me Level. Just like the original game, the Nightmare difficulty is insane. Too bad they only start you out with a pistol.

If you liked the classic Doom game, the 800 points is a small price to pay for some fun. If you dont know anything about Doom or the “original generation” games, I doubt you would appreciate the game. As a gamer who spent countless hours playing the original Doom, it was and will continue to be worth the small expenditure.