Upcoming Doom and Doom II patches fix lighting, performance, and more

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What you need to know

  • Doom and Doom II recently became available natively on Xbox One.
  • The Xbox 360 backward compatible versions have been removed from sale but are still accessible to existing owners.
  • Bethesda has promised to improve the lighting in the games to match the original versions.
  • You can purchase them through the Microsoft Store.

At QuakeCon 2019, Bethesda announced that Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 were coming to a number of different platforms like Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Doom and Doom II are also available on mobile platforms like Android and iOS. If you want to play them natively on your console, you can download them right now. Luckily, the games are quite cheap because Doom and Doom II cost $5, while Doom 3 comes in at $10.

Unfortunately, their price is the only highlight. While Doom 3 is stable on the console and even runs at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, Doom and Doom II are plagued with numerous problems. One of them is the odd lighting that makes them look strange. Luckily, the publisher is aware of the problem and has vowed to release a patch addressing this soon.

Doom

Celebrate Doom’s 25th anniversary with the rerelease of the original Doom. First released in 1993, Doom introduced millions of players to the fast-paced demon-slaying action the franchise is known for. Relive the birth of the first-person shooter and experience the demon-blasting fun that popularized the genre. This version contains the Episode IV: Thy Flesh Consumed expansion with nine more action-packed levels.

Doom II

You can also celebrate Doom’s 25th anniversary with the rerelease of Doom II. This beloved sequel to the groundbreaking Doom gave players the brutal Super Shotgun to bear against deadlier demons, and the infamous boss, the Icon of Sin. This version of the game contains Master Levels, almost two dozen stages made by the community and developers.

Welcome to Hell

Doom

The original

Doom introduced millions of players to the fast-paced demon-slaying action the franchise is known for. If you haven’t played it before, get ready to go around tricky levels with overpowered weapons.

Icon of Sin

Doom II

The best boss ever

Doom II introduced millions of players to the overpowered shotgun. Just like the original, get ready to go around twisted levels with insane weapons. You have to shoot everything in your path.

Return to Hell

Doom Eternal

Super smooth

Doom Eternal is the next frenetic iteration in the long-running franchise. Set for launch on November 22, the game aims to bring even more fast-paced action to PC and consoles with new enemies, a new story, additional multiplayer modes, and much more.

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