DOOM and DOOM II Are Now Available on the Play Store
While we may not be able to play DOOM Eternal until much later this year, Bethesda is trying its best to keep people talking about the franchise. In the spirit of the 25th anniversary of DOOM, Bethesda just released DOOM and DOOM II on the Google Play Store. Both titles retail at $4.99 a pop and are premium versions of the game, so they're free from any in-app purchases and ads. I'd be legitimately surprised if Bethesda somehow managed to shoehorn IAPs into a twenty-five-year-old title and it's good to see that there aren't any. You probably already know what DOOM looks like, but here's a peek of how it looks on Android nonetheless.
DOOM comes with all the in-game content and even the fourth expansion Thy Flesh Consumed. One can argue that it is already available legally and illegally on a plethora of platforms, but hey, an official Android release is good to have. We don't know if you'll be able to sideload other community-generated content just yet, but we see no reason why Bethesda wouldn't allow it. There is no multiplayer mode, unfortunately. Moving on, here's a peek at DOOM II.
Much like its predecessor, DOOM II also comes with all in-game content. You also get twenty community-created Master Levels along with your purchase. The game also brings local four-player multiplayer and co-op. For reasons best known only to Bethesda, DOOM II weighs in at a whopping 400MB, nearly ten times the original. Maybe they used higher-quality textures compared to the original release. It's hard to tell at this point.
The only problem that a lot of users are complaining about is that one needs a Bethesda account to play the game. I can't think of a single good reason for this, and the company is getting a lot of flak for it at the Play Store. Let's hope that they listen to their player base for once and do the right thing. Check out the DOOM and DOOM II apps on the Play Store if this is something that piques your interest.