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Doom, a first-person shooter developed by id Software, is a soft reboot to the Doom franchise. It is a sequel to Doom 64 but ignores the game Doom 3 which was a reboot to the series prior. The game was originally announced as Doom 4 in 2008, but due to an extensive development cycle and some mis-management arose simply as Doom eight years later.
The player takes on the role of the unnamed space marine to battle demonic forces that have been sent from Hell and unleashed on a mining community on Mars. The game introduced Glory Kills to the franchise and moved the series of games into the current generation with a huge commercial success.
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The Doom soundtrack, composed by Mick Gordon, had some very specific specification requests. One of these was the non-use of guitars. Mike Gordon instead used chainsaw sounds similar to the original Doom to create a guitar-like noise for his tracks. Now that’s heavy metal!