DOOM (also known as Doom 2016) is a first person shooter for Nintendo Switch. Despite its title, the game is a distant sequel to Doom. It was originally released on other platforms in 2016 and was ported to the Switch by Panic Button.


The game is a first-person shooter that focuses on making the player push forward constantly instead of moving cover to cover. The player has double-jumps and ledge-climbs as well as "Glory Kill" which reward players with health and armor pick-ups. Player execute the later by dealing enough damage which will cause the enemy to glow where Doom Slayer can rush down and violently kill the demon.

The player carries around a large arsenal of weapons that can be freely switched around. These weapons include the Super Shotgun, the BFG 9000 and a chainsaw that earns the player more ammunition for kills.

The game takes over 13 maps with many of the levels having multiple pathways and open areas, which allow players to explore and find collectibles and secrets throughout the levels. These collectibles can be use to upgrade the Doom Slayer's arsenal and abilities. There are also collectibles like Doomguy figures and data files.


In the Switch version, DOOM's multiplayer has to be downloaded separately. The multiplayer takes the mechanics of single player and pits player against each other. The playable modes are Team Deatmatch, Soul Harvest, Freeze Tag, Warpath, Domination and Clan Arena. There are various power-ups and teleporters in the game's maps.

The game also has a progression system where the players earn new armor, weapons and skins as they level up. There is also a rune system that gives the players special powers.




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