DOOM II was released soon after the release of Heretic – and frankly I love this game. DOOM II places you as the DOOM marine, having returned from your victory in the original DOOM only to find Earth overrun by demons. DOOM II used the same engine as the original DOOM and had a relatively small number of changes:
- Completely new maps (obviously)
- Instead of having sections that you progress through there is just one long set of levels to fight through
- There are a whole bunch of new bad guys (lots of fun here)
- You have one new weapon, the double barreled shotgun
Now on the surface this does not seem like much – but DOOM was such a great game that the small amount of changes in DOOM II doesn’t really matter – it is still a great game. And I personally *love* the double barreled shotgun. Sure it is just a standard shotgun with half the refire rate and double the damage – but it is so much fun to use.