What you need to know
- Doom 64 is now available on Xbox One.
- The game is a port of the original Nintendo 64 title.
- It runs at 1440p on Xbox One S and 4K on Xbox One X.
- You can purchase it for $5 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Doom 64 is a first-person shooter that originally launched on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. The title didn't garner the best reviews at launch because reviewers felt that it didn't do enough to differentiate it from the original. Now it's available on Xbox One and it's full of surprises.
Accroding to Digital Foundry, as reported by MSPoweruser, Doom 64 runs at 1440p resolution on Xbox One S and 4K on Xbox One X.
Yes, that's not a typo. Since the Xbox One S supports 4K resolution — even though the hardware can't render most games at 4K — Doom 64 is an exception. Nightdive Studios pushed the Xbox One S to its limits it seems.
In Windows Central's review, I wrote, "Overall, Doom 64 is a memorable game that one can look fondly at years later. It's a great addition to Doom Eternal, and if you finish the campaign of the upcoming shooter, you should give this one a go. However, don't expect modernized controls or other improvements. It's the same game with the same quirks."
Relive the classic
Doom 64 is a port of the 1997 classic for modern machines. It features updated visuals, as well as a new level that ties directly into Doom Eternal.
Hell on Earth
Doom Eternal is the next frenetic iteration in the long-running franchise. Set for launch this month, the game aims to bring even more fast-paced action to consoles and PC with new enemies, story, multiplayer modes, and more.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
What about the OG Xbox One? It's pretty close to the One S in terms of power. Does it also run at 1440p or just 1080p?
23 year old game runs exceeding well on modern day hardware, shocks literally no one.
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