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Doom has you assuming the role of a space marine out to save the galaxy and the world. A portal has been opened that is spawning forth all sorts of hideous demons and alien creatures — and they're not happy.
The PlayStation version of Doom is more of a collection rather than the actual game. It contains over 50 levels of shoot 'em up action; the full version of Doom II and Ultimate Doom (the original Doom plus some "master" levels) included. Purists can rest knowing that every secret, room and texture has remained intact from the PC versions, though there are some modifications.
Among the changes is an increased frame rate that now runs up to 30 frames a second. Additionally, the graphics have been given an overhaul thanks to the PlayStation's technology, and the sound now streams in 24-channel stereo quality. Ambient lighting effects have also been added, something John Romero had always wanted for Doom.
As you progress through the various levels, you'll come across weapons, each one stronger than the last. At your disposal is the default military-issue pistol and your fists (complete with a spiky ring), a chainsaw, two shotguns (one double barreled), a chaingun, rocket launcher, plasma rifle, and the BFG 9000. You'll need a supply like this because you'll be fighting against demonic barons of hell, cyberdemons, cybernetic arachnids, and possessed marines.
The PlayStation's Link Cable is also supported so that you and a friend can hook up two consoles and participate in a deathmatch game. Players are also given the option to go through the levels in a cooperative mode. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide