If you’re an gamer like me that enjoys playing a lot of older games, few games bring as many warm memories back as the original DOOM. Launched in 1993, it certainly turned first-person shooting on its head and redefined the genre, but no one is going to argue that vanilla DOOM today looks a little….well, dated. That’s not going to stop the Xbox developers over at Microsoft, who are now offering this classic piece of PC history on Xbox Live!, with a few modifications. More after the jump.
In addition to the classic DOOM gameplay, DOOM for Xbox Live offers the four Ultimate DOOM episodes (the original three + “Thy Flesh Consumed”) enhanced with “smoothed” textures, 1080i resolution (yikes!), 5.1 surround sound, 4-way co-op play, deathmatch, matchmaking, leaderboards, and achievements. Total cost? About $10 (800 Xbox Live! Points). So, if you want to play DOOM with your friends via Xbox Live!, and DOOM 3 simply doesn’t cut it for you, get ready to invade Phobos…again.