Why it's on the list: The folks at Giant Bomb, particularly one Brad Shoemaker, were extremely enthusiastic about it. And they were right.
How I played it: Xbox One, on disc - I bought it for myself in 2016.
When I played it: Over a couple of months about midway through 2016.
How far I got:
- 100% on Hurt Me Plenty
- 895/1000 Achievement Points
What I thought:
Doom is awesome. The weapons feel great, the upgrades are cool, there are a bunch of different fun side-challenges to get those upgrades, and the action is crazy fun. There's a great variety of cool, gross enemies. The story is actually way more interesting than I was expecting; the Doom God, as your character becomes known, is actually kind of hilarious in a badass kind of way despite never saying a word. The flavour text is all cool and wry, whether it's enemy descriptions or journal entries. The soundtrack is pretty sick.
I can't seem to get any of my other friends to play it though, which is a shame, because it's my favourite game from last year without a doubt.
I never even touched the multiplayer, though I would've given it a shot of the uni internet worked properly for consoles. From what I hear, it's not really worth it, but the campaign more than made up for it.