Press articles about Doom

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This page lists articles in the press, devoted primarily to the Doom games.

Previews[edit]

Article Subject Language Notes Link
K #48, March 1993, pp. 46-48 Doom Italian Interview with Tom Hall and some Alpha screenshot [1]
PC Player, May 1993, pp. 6-7 Doom German [2]
Game Players PC Entertainment, May/June 1993, p. 8 Doom English [3]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, June 1993, p. 74 Doom English [4]
Computer Gaming World, July 1993, pp. 104-105 Doom English [5]
Electronic Games, September 1993, p. 38 Doom English Brief preview [6]
Megazin, September 1993, p. 38 Doom Slovenian Preliminary score: Graphics 82%, Sound 74%, Playability 85%, Overall 86% [7]
Aktueller Software Markt, October 1993, pp. 126-127 Doom German [8]
Electronic Games, December 1993, p. 58 Doom English [9]
Gambler, December 1993, p. 61 Doom Polish [10]
The Games Machine #60, January 1994, p.17 Doom Italian [11]
Compute, August 1994, p. 84 Doom II English [12]
Secret Service, 9/1994, p. 54 Doom II Polish [13]
Mega Force, October 1994, pp. 18-19 Sega 32X Doom French [14]
PC Zone, March 1995, pp. 32-34 Heretic English [15]
Next Generation, May 1995, pp. 40-41 Doom 64 English [16]
GamePro, March 1997, p. 45-46 Doom 64 English [17]
gamesTM #19 (2004), pp. 42-43 Doom 3 English

Reviews[edit]

Doom[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
The Age, December 23, 1993 English Excerpt
Top Secret, 1/1994, p. 39 Polish Score: 10/10 [18]
San Jose Mercury News, January 2, 1994 English Excerpt
The Guardian, January 13, 1994 English Excerpt
PC Player, 2/1994, pp. 36-38 German Score: 85/100 [19]
PC Joker, 2/1994, p. 75 German Score: 79% [20]
Secret Service, 2/1994, p. 36 Polish Score: Graphics 100%, Sound 100%, Quality 100% [21]
Joystick, February 1994, p. 86 French Score: 96%, Megastar [22]
Gambler, February 1994, p. 72 Polish Score: Graphics 100%, Sound 100%, Playability 100%, Idea 80%, Overall 95% [23]
Computer Gaming World, March 1994, pp. 38-39 English [24]
Power Play, 3/1994, pp. 28-29 German Score: 87% [25]
Play Time, 3/1994, pp. 110-111 German Score: 90/100 [26]
ASM (Aktuelle Software Markt), 3/1994 German Score: 11/12 [27]
Compute, April 1994, p. 82 English [28]
Edge, April 1994, pp. 60-63 English Score: 7/10
Source of the infamous "if only you could talk to the monsters" remark.
[29]
Electronic Entertainment, April 1994, p. 94 English Score: 10/10 [30]
The Advocate, June 17, 1994 English Excerpt
K #57, January 1994, pp. 58-59 Italian Score: 930/1000 (shareware version) [31]
The Games Machine #61, February 1994, pp.. 90-93 Italian Score: 95% [32]
Computer and Video Games #148, March 1994, pp. 72-73 English Score: Graphics 97%, Sound 92%, Gameplay 85%, Value 89%. Overall 93% [33]
Dragon #203, March 1994, pp. 59-60 English Score: 5/5 [34]
Electronic Games, April 1994, p. 74 English Score: Graphics 90%, Sound 85%, Playability 90%, Replay Value 85%, Overall 85% [35]
Génération 4 #62, January 1994, pp. 106-108 French Score: 95% [36]
Hyper #4, March 1994, pp. 54-55 English Score: Visuals 96%, Sound 95%, Gameplay 96%, Longterm 95%, Overall 96% [37]
Joker #7, February 1994, pp. 16-17 Slovenian Score: 95% [38]
NEXTWorld, February 1994, p. 29 English Score: 4/5 (shareware version) [39]
PC Games Magazine, March 1994, pp. 24-26 German Score: 95% [40]
PC Zone #13, April 1994, pp. 69-72 English Score: 96% [41]
Pelit, January 1994, pp. 48-49 Finnish Score: 96% [42]
Score #3, March 1994, p. 21 Czech Score: 93% [43]
User #46, April 1994, pp. 24-27 Greek Score: 93% [44]
Excalibur #23, February 1994, p. 12 Czech Score: 98% [45]

Doom II[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
Secret Service, 10/1994, p. 68 Polish Score: Graphics 100%, Sound 100%, Quality 100%. English translation available. [46]
Joystick, October 1994, p. 76 French Score: Technical 95%, Interest 20% (Doom owners)/85% (newcomers) [47]
Gambler, October 1994, p. 72 Polish Score: Graphics 100%, Sound 90%, Playability 95%, Idea 80%, Overall 95% [48]
Top Secret, October 1994, p. 51 Polish Score: Overall 10/10, Brain 3/10, Sound 10/10, Graphics 9/10 [49]
Computer Gaming World, November 1994, pp. 98-102 English Score: 4.5/5 [50]
Games Master, November 1994, pp. 80-81 English Score: 96/100 [51]
PC Player, 11/1994, pp. 82-83 German Score: 83/100 [52]
PC Zone, November 1994, pp. 60-64 English Score: 62/100 (for "Doom pros"), 90/100 (for Doom "virgins") [53]
Power Play, 11/1994, pp. 38-40 German Score: 82% [54]
PC Gamer, December 1994, pp. 134-135 English Score: 90% Archived copy at Doomworld/idgames
Joystick, September 1995, p. 100 French Macintosh version. Score: Technical 90%, Interest 87% [55]
Riki #2, October 1994, p. 11 Czech Score: 87% [56]
Score #11, November 1994, p. 20 Czech Score: 88% [57]
Excalibur #35, November 1994, p. 16 Czech Score: 79% [58]
Aktueller Software Markt, November 1994, p. 22 German Score: 8/12 [59]
Computer+Videogiochi #42, November 1994, pp. 42-43 Italian Score: 95% [60]
Computer and Video Games #156, November 1994, pp. 58-59 English Score: 88% [61]
Edge #14, November 1994, p. 70-72 English Score: 9/10 [62]
Génération 4 #70, October 1994, pp. 104-109 French Score: 91% [63]
Hyper #12, November 1994, pp. 38-41 English Score: 94% [64]
K #65, October 1994, pp. 53-55 Italian Score: 930/1000 [65]
Micromanía #79, December 1994, pp. 22-23 Spanish Score: 93% [66]
PC Games Magazine, December 1994, pp. 100-102 German Score: 82% [67]
PC Joker, October 1994, pp. 78-79 German Score: 79% [68]
Play Time, December 1994, pp. 88-89 German Score: 87% [69]
Pelit, July 1994, pp. 40-41 Finnish Score: 92% [70]
The Games Machine #68, October 1994, pp. 112-113 Italian Score: 93% [71]

The Ultimate Doom[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
Joystick, February 1996, p. 89 French Macintosh version. Score: Technical 77%, Interest 75% [72]
Fusion #2, September 1995, p. 80 English Score: 5/5 [73]
PC Zone #29, August 1995, pp. 62-64 English Score: 90% (Owners of Doom 1: 20%) [74]

Console ports[edit]

Article Platform Language Notes Link
Mega Fun, 1/1995, p. 112 Atari Jaguar German Score: 91% [75]
Player One #49, February 1995, pp. 62-65 Atari Jaguar French Score: 98% [76]
Ultimate Future Games #2, January 1995, pp. 84-85 Atari Jaguar English Score: 92% [77]
VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine #72, January 1995, p. 76 Atari Jaguar English Score: Graphics 9/10, Sound/Music 8/10, Playability 10/10, Overall 10/10 [78]
Score #13, January 1995, p. 50 Atari Jaguar Czech Score: 89% [79]
Excalibur #45, May 1995, p. 23 Atari Jaguar Czech Score: 80% [80]
Gambler, November 1995, p. 33 Atari Jaguar Polish Score: Graphics 45%, Sound 45%, Playability 60%, Idea 80%, Overall 50% [81]
Console+ #42, April 1995, p. 132 Atari Jaguar French Score: 96% [82]
Gamepro #66, January 1995, pp. 92-93 Atari Jaguar English Score: Graphics 4/5, Sound 4/5, Control 4.5/5, FunFactor 4.5/5 [83]
Man!ac, January 1995, p. 90 Atari Jaguar German Score: 84% [84]
Play Time, March 1995, p.117 Atari Jaguar German Score: Graphics 87%, Sound 79%, Fun 91% [85]
Computer and Video Games #158, January 1995, pp. 72-74 Atari Jaguar
Sega 32X
English Jaguar: Graphics 95, Sound 90, Playability 94, Value 94, Overall 95
32X: Graphics 90, Sound 92, Playability 94, Value 96, Overall 94
[86]
Joypad #37, December 1994, pp. 90-94 Atari Jaguar
Sega 32X
French Jaguar: 94%
32X: 92%
[87]
Mega Fun, 1/1995, p. 31 Sega 32X German Score: 87% [88]
Ação Games #73, December 1994, p. 18 Sega 32X Brazilian Portuguese Score: 30/30 [89]
Beep! Mega Drive, December 1994, p. 121 Sega 32X Japanese Score: 90% [90]
Computer+Videogiochi #44, January 1995, pp. 76-77 Sega 32X Italian Score: 90% [91]
GamePro #67, February 1995, p. 58 Sega 32X English Score: Graphics 4/5, Sound 4.5/5, Control 5/5, FunFactor 5/5 [92]
Gamers, January 1995, p. 33 Sega 32X German Score: 3+/5 [93]
Hyper #14, January 1995, pp. 38-39 Sega 32X English Score: Visuals 91%, Sound 92%, Gameplay 93%, Longterm 89%, Overall 90% [94]
Hobby Consolas #39, December 1994, pp. 78-81 Sega 32X Spanish Score: 90% [95]
Man!ac, January 1995, p. 48 Sega 32X German Score: 84% [96]
Mean Machines #27, January 1995, pp. 76-78 Sega 32X English Score: Graphics 93%, Sound 90%, Playability 94%, Lastability 92%, VFM 92%, Overall 92% [97]
Mega Console #10, December 1994, pp. 32-36 Sega 32X Italian Score: 92% [98]
Mega Force suppl. #34, December 1994, pp.22-25 Sega 32X French Score: 92% [99]
Player One #48, January 1995, pp. 64-65 Sega 32X French Score: 95% [100]
Play Time, February 1995, p.101 Sega 32X German Score: Graphics 83%, Sound 79%, Fun 87% (GER) [101]
Power Unlimited, February 1995, p. 40 Sega 32X Dutch Score: 78% [102]
SEGA Force, February 1995, pp. 8-10 Sega 32X Swedish Score: 100% [103]
SEGA MegaZone Magazine #46, December 1994, p. 20 Sega 32X English Score: Graphics 9/10, Sonics 10/10, Playability 9/10, Staying Power 9/10, Overall 94% [104]
Super GamePower #10, January 1995, p. 23 Sega 32X Brazilian Portuguese Score: 5/5 [105]
Ultimate Future Games #2, January 1995, pp. 97 Sega 32X English Score: 91% [106]
Famitsu #335, 12–19 May 1995, p. 116 Sega 32X Japanese Score: 30/40
Joystick, March 1996, p. 66 3DO French Score: Technical 80%, Interest 85% [107]
GamePro #92, May 1996, p. 72 3DO English Score: Graphics 2/5, Sound 2/5, Control 1/5, FunFactor 1.5 [108]
Maximum #4, February 1996, p.160-161 3DO English Score: 1/5 [109]
Mean Machines, March 1997, pp. 66-68 Sega Saturn English Score: Graphics 46/100, Sound 82/100, Playability 46/100, Lastability 30/100, Overall 39/100 [110]
Mega Console #34, February 1997, pp.58-59 Sega Saturn Italian Score: 75% [111]
Sega Saturn Magazine #16, February 1997, pp. 71-72 Sega Saturn English Score: 56% [112]
Player One #70, December 1996, p. 63 Sega Saturn French Score: 85% [113]
Sega Saturn Magazine Weekly #24, July 1997, p. 171 Sega Saturn Japanese Score: 5,66/10 [114]
Computer and Video Games #167, October 1995, pp. 82-83 Super NES English Score: Graphics 85, Animation 80, Music 80, Sound Effects 85, Gameplay 90, Value 70, Overall 92% [115]
Fusion #3, October 1995, p. 80 Super NES English Score: 4½/5 [116]
GamePro #75, October 1995, p.66 Super NES English Score: Graphics 3.5/5, Sound 4/5, Control 2/5, FunFactor 3.5/5 [117]
Game Players #57, October 1995, p.48 Super NES English Score: Graphics 6, Music & Sound FX 8, Innovation 7, Gameplay 8, Replay Value 7, Overall 74 [118]
Hobby Consolas #51, December 1995, pp. 74-76 Super NES Spanish Score: 90% [119]
NEXT Generation #10, October 1995 Super NES English Score: 2/5 [120]
Player One #57, October 1995, pp. 116-117 Super NES French Score: 95% [121]
Super GamePower #19, October 1995, p. 27 Super NES Brazilian Portuguese Score: 3.2/5 [122]
Super Play #36, October 1995, pp. 40-43 Super NES English Score: Graphics 94%, Sound 81%, Gameplay92%, Gamelife89%, Overall 92% [123]
Total #46, October 1995, pp. 24-27 Super NES English Score: Graphics 9, Sounds 8, Gameplay 9, Lifespan 9, Overall 93% [124]
VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine #81, October 1995, p.76 Super NES English Score: Graphics 7, Sound/Music 6, Playability 8, Overall 7/10 [125]
Console+ #49, December 1995, pp. 102-104 PlayStation French Score: 95% [126]
GamePro #77, December 1995, pp. 58-59 PlayStation English Score: Graphics 5/5, Sound 5/5, Control 5/5, FunFactor 5/5 [127]
Hobby Consolas #57, June 1996, pp. 94-95 PlayStation Spanish Score: 92% [128]
Maximum #2, December 1995, pp. 148-149 PlayStation English Score: 5/5 [129]
Player One #59, December 1995, pp. 65-75 PlayStation French Score: 98% [130]
Super GamePower #22, January 1996, pp. 22-23 PlayStation Brazilian Portuguese Score: 5/5 [131]

Doom 64[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
Video Games, September 1997, pp. 84-85 German Score: 85% [132]
Game Play 64, October 1997, pp. 68-71 French Score: 84% (Graphics 82%, Animation 84%, Controls 80%, Duration 88%, Sounds 91%) [133]

Heretic[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
Joystick, March 1995, p. 90 French Score: Technical 92%, Interest 91%, Megastar [134]
PC Joker, February 1995, p. 12 German Shareware episode. Score: 85% (Graphics 79%, Sound 84%, Controls 80%, Interest 87%) [135]
PC Player, March 1995, pp. 54-56 German Score: 77% [136]
PC Zone, April 1995, pp. 68-70 English Score: 78% [137]
Pelit, February 1995, pp. 45-46 Finnish Shareware episode. Score: 89% [138]
Power Play, March 1995, p. 52 German Score 73% (Graphics 74%, Sound 70%) [139]

Hexen[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
Génération 4, November 1995, pp. 78-82 French Score: 84%, Graphics 16/20, Sound 16/20, Animations 15/20, Replayability 17/20 [140]
Joystick, November 1995, p. 62 French Score: Technical 80%, Interest 90%, Megastar [141]
PC Joker, January 1996, p. 22 German Score: 69% (Graphics 72%, Sound 76%, Controls 78%, Interest 67%) [142]
PC Player, January 1996, pp. 98-103 German Score: 73% [143]
Power Play, January 1996, p. 120 German Score: Solo 71%, Multi 75% [144]
PC Player, August 1996, p. 66 German Deathkings of the Dark Citadel. Score: ★★★ [145]
Joystick, October 1996, p. 104 French Macintosh version. Score: Interest 85, Technical 70, Design 80 [146]
Video Games, March 1997, p. 77 German PlayStation version. Score: 71% (Graphics 70%, Music 65%, Sound effects 68%), Gut [147]
Video Games, April 1997, p. 82 German Saturn version. Score: 71% (Graphics 70%, Music 65%, Sound effects 68%) [148]
Gamepro, July 1997, p. 82 English Nintendo 64 version. Score: Control 4.5/5, Fun Factor 4.5/5, Graphics 3.5/5, Sound 4.0/5 [149]
Video Games, August 1997, pp. 82-83 German Nintendo 64 version. Score: 76% [150]
Mega Fun, September 1997, p. 68 German Nintendo 64 version. Score: Fun 65%, Graphics 58%, Sound 60% [151]
Game Play 64, October 1997, pp. 72-73 French Nintendo 64 version. Score: 70% (Graphics 80%, Animation 78%, Controls 79%, Duration 60%, Sound 89%) [152]
X64 Magazine, October 1997, pp. 78-81 French Nintendo 64 version. Score: 69% Graphics 5/10 Sound 7/10 Optimization 3/10 Duration 8/10 [153]

Doom 3[edit]

Article Language Notes Link
Génération 4, September 2004, pp. 64-69 French Score: 90% [154]
Joystick, September 2004, pp. 68-73 French Score: Interest 9/10, Tech 9/10, Art 10/10, Megastar [155]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Periodical Subject/Title Language Notes Link
Game Developer Magazine, January 1994 Monsters from the Id: The Making of Doom English Republished by Gamasutra 22 Aug 2013 [156]
PC Gamer, May-June 1994, pp. 50-53 Doom: Why It Took Over My Life (feature) English part 1, part 2
Top Secret, June 1994, p. 23 General overview of Doom modding Polish [157]
Secret Service, June 1994, p. 11 Doom mapping contest announcement Polish [158]
Secret Service, June 1994, pp. 12-13 General overview of Doom mods and modding tools Polish [159]
Computer Gaming World, July 1994, pp. 20-24 "To Hell and Back Again." Information on Doom's development and a look at Doom II English [160]
Computer Gaming World, August 1994, pp. 140-142 "The Lighter Side of Doom." Description of Doom's lighting effects English [161]
Washington Post, October 10, 1994 "Pac-Man, Tetris – and Now It's Doom's Day" English [162]
Secret Service, November 1994, p. 7 Doom mapping contest results Polish [163]
Electronic Entertainment, December 1994, pp. 58-64 "Natural Born Doom Killers." Includes descriptions of various "Doom clone" games, and several Doom mods. English [164]
Gambler, June 1995, p. 83 Doom fan fiction story contest announcement Polish [165]
Gambler, July 1995, pp. 46-51 General article about Doom clones Polish [166]
MegaFan #1 (1996), pp. 104-134 Walkthrough for episode 1 (Master Levels) of the PlayStation version of Final Doom English [167]
gamesTM #19 (2004), pp. 91-95 Doom retrospective English

See also[edit]