When Doom was released it instantly became the benchmark for all first-person shooters. The game set new levels in scaryness and violence and has been downloded zillions of times across the globe. Now the classic title finally reaches the UIQ phone platform in what is a pretty faithful recreation of the original.
This version takes into account the logistics of playing the game on a small screen and the sprites, backgrounds and maps have all been scaled down accurately. The controls are a little fiddly to start with, but luckily it comes with the option of changing them so you can adjust them to suit your fingers. Thankfully, there's also a save/load function meaning that you don't have to cut the game short when your bus comes to a halt.
Although you'll find it a little difficult to adjust to a phone-based control system, it's worth having some patience in order to enjoy all the great graphics and violent gameplay of the original in the palm of your hand.
Immersive sound effects
A little fiddly to control your character
Doom for UIQ is a port of the hugely popular first-person shooter. The game widely recognized for pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming on the PC platform, and support for custom expansions (WADs).
Distributed as shareware, Doom was downloaded by an estimated 10 million people within two years, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture; as a sign of its impact on the industry, games from the mid-1990s boom of first-person shooters are often known simply as "Doom clones".
Its graphic and interactive violence has also made Doom the subject of much controversy reaching outside the gaming world. According to GameSpy, Doom was voted by industry insiders to be the greatest game of all time in 2004.
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