DOOM Resurrection Review
- Publisher: id Software
- Genre: Action
- Released: 29 Jun, 2009
- Size: 80.8 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Good controls.
- High presentation.
- A little slow paced for some.
id have tried to fix the control problems of FPSs on the iPhone and have succeeded by removing movement all together. The game is a little pricey, but you'll get your money's worth.
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First Person Shooters have had a bit of a shaky start on the iPhone. It seems no one can create a control scheme that suits the fast, frenetic action of the genre. Doom Resurrection has figured out one solution to the problem, have the game move your character for you, meaning that all the player has to worry about is destroying whatever is in their path.
You are a marine, in a research base on Mars. An experiment has gone wrong and suddenly the complex is overrun by zombies and demons, and you need to fight your way out. Since moving is handled automatically, you tilt the iPhone to aim your crosshairs and press a button on screen to fire your gun. You can also press buttons to reload, take cover, dodge, and change weapons. As you progress through the levels, you come across new weapons to use, and destroying crates and tapping on screen picks up health and ammo.
The visuals of the game seem to be a downgraded version of one of id's 3d engines and it looks really good for the iPhone. Sound has some nice stereo effects such as fireballs whizzing past you on one side or the other coming out of the appropriate speaker. Aside from the main story mode, there is a free play mode, and various challenges.
Doom Resurrection is an example of the FPS done right on the iPhone. Removing movement frees the player up to just focus on shooting enemies, and while the game is a little slow paced, there's plenty of action. If you're looking for a good shooting game, this one is worth your time.
DescriptionCritical Acclaim for DOOM Resurrection:
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“It really feels like a thrill ride. The production values are sky high, offering some of the best visuals thus far on the iPhone.” – Nigel Wood, iPhoneGamesNetwork
“Seriously though, if you consider yourself an iPhone or iPod touch gamer in the slightest, do yourself a favor and buy Doom Resurrection. When it comes to App Store shooters Doom Resurrection is hands down the best I’ve played.” – Ironcell, OS X Reality
“As a reviewer, there are games I have to play to the end and games I want to play to the end, and DOOM Resurrection easily fell in the latter category. The game makes good use of the DOOM 3 graphics and audio to provide an immersive game that sucks you in for the duration.” – Arnold Kim, Touch Arcade
“It’s the first authentic hardcore game on the iPhone.” – Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat
Immerse yourself in the first person on rails experience that takes your iPhone or iPod Touch beyond previously imagined limits. Introducing DOOM Resurrection, a brand new, technologically advanced, heart-pounding chapter in the legendary DOOM Saga!
Scientists on a remote research facility on Mars have lost control of their experiment and all Hell has broken loose. As the last surviving Marine in your unit, you must defeat Hell’s minions and unravel the mystery of what has happened on Mars. Earth’s future depends on you!
Courage alone will not be enough to stand up to the evil that awaits you. Utilize a devastating arsenal of weapons, helpful NPC’s and your environment to succeed. With an assault rifle, shotgun, a vicious chainsaw, and more, you will even the odds in a raging battle against unnatural beasts hell-bent on flaying your flesh and damning your soul.
With its revolutionary control scheme, breathtaking visuals, and intense story, DOOM Resurrection is sure to provide the adrenaline rush you’ve been craving.
Do you have what it takes to defeat evil and survive the Resurrection?
• An all-new chapter of the DOOM saga designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch
• Advanced graphics engine designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the power found in Apple’s mobile devices
• Wield an arsenal of heavy-hitting weapons to defeat a variety of hideous monsters and bosses
• Innovative controls for fast-paced and accessible first-person action
• Intense story that new players and long-time DOOM fans can enjoy
8 all new levels
• 6 various Mars themed levels
• 2 Hell themed levels
What's New in Version 1.1Brand new game mode, Challenge mode, with 40 unique challenges.
All new Bonus Map!