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Doom is back for Android with DoomGLES, 3D monsters included

April 10, 2012

We all appreciate the effort put in by an increasing number of game developers who have been optimizing classic PC games for mobile devices, such as Painkiller: Purgatory HD or Max Payne. This customization for touchscreen interfaces usually provides the best user experience for gamers. But sometimes, game ports and emulators work just as well, even though they requires a little more work on the part of the user, instead of just downloading the game from the Google Play Store.

If you, like me, are a fan of the classic Doom series, you will love the new port of the game available on the Google Play Store. Since the Doom source code was made available to the public, there have been lots of attempts at porting the game to a mobile device, some successful, while others, not as much. What makes DoomGLES different, is the fact that it is ported to OpenGL, providing highly improved graphics, which make it, according to the developer, “the best looking Doom port on mobile devices.”

Features of this port include:

  • High resolutions (on high-end phones and tablets)
  • Real-time dynamic lighting
  • Particles effects
  • 3D Monsters and objects
  • Blood projection
  • Realistic water effects
  • Xperia Play gamepad buttons support

DoomGLES has received positive reviews across the board, with most users stating that the added visual effects make this the best port of the game around, with smooth, glitch-free gameplay.

You can watch a video of the gameplay here:

If you can’t wait to start killing demons on Mars, you can download this emulator from the Google Play Store for just $2 here, where you will also find installation instructions and the developer’s description.

If you are planning to try out this app, or have already tried it, let us know your experience in the comments section below.