Remember the old days on PC when we used to spend hours and hours in Doom and Doom II’s then captivating universe? Back in the day, these two games were the pinnacles of action gaming for me.
It has been 25 years since but the OG action games still hold up to this day! And it seems that Bethesda is adamant in keeping the nostalgia going for newer, tech-savvy, and Smartphone generation as well.
How? Take a wild guess!
Yes, Doom and Doom II is indeed coming to Android Smartphones this year! In this little article, I’ll be taking you guys on a nostalgia-induced trip. Let’s learn a bit more about the topic.
Explaining Doom and Doom II for You…
In a nutshell, Doom and Doom II are shoot ’em ups. We play as the “Doom Guy” from a “First Person Perspective.” The first Doom game came out in 1993. The setting was Mars and Hell.
Doom II was very much similar to the first game. Only this time, people got to play in earth and hell.
These games are developed by ID software. Yes, the same ID software which was responsible for other iconic games like Quake, Rage, and Commander Keen.
How Do You Play These Games?
To put it very simply, you begin at a level and have to navigate your way to the last room or portion of that level.
But things are not so simple. Countless enemies are in your way and you have to get past them. The only way to do that is shooting with various guns in the game.
Dead enemies will grant you guns. You’ll have armors and health packs as well. You’ll have to shoot at them to activate them.
But let me warn you about something. The games’ levels are in 3D, yes. But the objects and the characters there are made up of 2D sprites. This is what gamers and developers call “2.5D.”
So, people might have to do some “Getting used to” when playing it on Android OS. But this is Doom II and III we’re talking about. The nostalgia and excitement are enough to take us through to the journey, right?
Let’s get a bit of a sneak peek of Doom (1993).
What Do I Have to Do to Get Doom and Doom II on Android?
It’s simple. You have to pay $4.99 to get both the games. The two games will be free of any “In-App Purchases.”
Weren’t these two games already available for android devices?
Well, not directly. Nvidia did a game named Doom 3: BFG edition for Android phones with shield devices. This was back in 2015. Both the previous Doom games were included in the package.
But for people without a Shield device, no.
Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Do You Need Bethesda Account to Play These Games?
People needed to have a Bethesda account ready back when the games released on Android in July. But you know us fans. Some of the fans protested the very initiative.
As a result, Bethesda vowed to rectify themselves and salvage the situation. As of August 23, you don’t need a Bethesda account to play the two games on Android. A good step of Bethesda after fan backlash.
BUT you don’t get any controller support for the current version of games. People can only tingle with the display at this time. Let’s see if the makers decide to rectify this in a future update as well.
Whatever goes down, Androidista.com will be here to cover it all for you.