Remember “Doom II”?

Remember “Doom II”?

It’s Thanksgiving weekend. You’re probably busy playing Battlefield or Call of Duty. But in November 1994, if you were playing PC games, you were then playing the recently-released Doom II. Edge published their original review of id Software’s classic on Friday, and it t contains some interesting tidbits.

Did you know the game cost about £50 (about $80) when it debuted? Or that it could chug if running on a relatively meager 486? Or that the labyrinthine level design was a relatively innovative feature at the time?

Now you do. Aside from looking at the game through a modern lens (which you can  do yourself via Bethesda’s must-have Doom 3 BFG Edition), it’s also interesting to note that even in 1994, Edge didn’t write like the embarrassing accepted style of most US game magazines of the time.

Via Edge

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