For anyone over a certain age Doom is almost certainly a franchise most gamers have played at some point during their childhood – despite having a well earned 18/R rating for being some of the most violent games of their generation. I played the SNES port of the original Doom in the mid 90s and despite never growing fond of the first person shooter genre that game is still one of my favourites of all time.
Doom 2 was more of the same, but a drop in quality followed with the third game and very little has been said about the franchise since. Thankfully after years of development Doom 4, or just Doom as it’s now known is set for a release in May and the new campaign trailer looks incredible. A word of warning though, it is ridiculously violent.
Developers Bethesda have said that the campaign takes about 13 hours to complete factoring in difficulty, which is longer than average when compared to other games in the genre. It’ll also come with multiplayer which will no doubt be where the meat of the game will be, but we don’t have too long to wait and find out. Doom is released on May 13th.