You play the role of a nameless space marine who survived the horrors of Hell in the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimosre, and turned to Earth. But demons still lingered within the abandoned halls and complexes of Phobos and Deimos, and this time a mysterious entity, possessing the ability to resurrect any demon it came across, recreated the entire demonic horde and made it stronger than ever before! A group of marines have been sent again to Mars to wipe out the new evil, but all except you died in the battles.
As the sole survivor of this group, you must fight through the entire onslaught of demonic enemies by yourself in order to keep them from attacking Earth. The objective of each level is simply to locate the exit room that leads to the next area, marked with an exit sign and/or a special kind of door, while surviving all hazards on the way. The levels are sometimes labyrinthine and feature plenty of items such as additional ammo, health increases etc.
Doom 64 began development in late 1994 by Midway Games under the supervision of id Software, and some gameplay elements were altered. More on that, all the weapons from the original Doom series are present, but redrawn with new sprites.
Due to Nintendo 64 hardware limitations, the game lacked a multiplayer mode.
Doom 64 is marvelous, following the success of the original Doom series for the MS-DOS. A common gameplay downside of the series is the inability to look up and down (crouch and jump) but still, the game is a pleasure to play!
The game's engine is wonderful for its time. The graphics are fairly impressive and the game still had a spooky atmosphere back in 1997. The fully 3D maze (and outdoor at times) environment with pretty detailed textures and sprites is really something. Note that the N64 version has been redrawn with several new sprites and textures (i.e. the chainsaw has two blades instead of one, the fists have bloodstained gloves instead of brass knuckles etc).
The sound is wonderful, following the original atmosphere and quality, with an ambient horror-style echo and several high quality sampled SFX.