It’ll probably take you 13 hours to beat the DOOM single-player campaign

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You’re all set up. You’ve got your beverage of choice next to you (FRANKIE’S CINNAMON COLA YO!), your favourite snack and you’ve locked your cat in the bedroom so that it can’t surprise-attack your groin when you’re about to face a seriously deadly end-stage boss. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it’s over. Well that was a brief single-player campaign, wasn’t it?

For a component of gaming that apparently takes up around 75% of the development process, single-player campaigns in shooter games generally only make up 25% of the actual time spent playing them, before players head off to multiplayer pastures. Worried that DOOM will fall into the same trap? Fret not though, as id Software reckons that you’ll be spending around a baker’s dozen when it comes to the hours that you’ll need to invest in the single-player for DOOM:

And hopefully it’ll be an interesting 13 hours. Look, I’m all for exploring space stations and seeing just how far I can ram a steel-plated boot down the violated eye-socket of a random demon, but that’s the kind of experience that can run dry real quick in the entertainment department. Unless you’re me of course, because I’m horribly damaged and giggle every time I see a hellspawn get given the mother of all chainsaw colonics.

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There’s a massively fine line between having a game that is too short and juuuuust right when you need to justify plonking down most of your monthly salary on it. But then again, there’s always the DOOM multiplayer. Which I reckon, is going to reignite the kind of Quake 3 Arena LAN party that you remember from your wayward youth.

Last Updated: February 15, 2016

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Good. Sure I spent hundreds of hours lanning Doom, I also spent just as many hours playing the very long SP campaigns. I’ll take both for $60 please Alex.

    • Hammersteyn


    • Pariah

      ^ This

  • Like I said before. CoD (Ghosts but you can substitute any one really) has a 6 hours campaign that most people finish in 2 so take this with a grain of salt.

  • Hammersteyn

    I’ll finish it on normal first, then the next highest difficulty setting and so on….. can the campaign be played co-op? If so I’ll have IDs hideously deformed demon baby right now

    • Pariah

      I’ll probs start on normal too. Then multiplayer the f*&^ out of it. Q3 arena style. Hell to the yeah.

      • Hammersteyn

        Count me in for PVP if it’s fun and not the camping, one shot you’re dead, snooze fest that’s COD

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          You could literally type that again!

          • Pariah

            Why when he can just Ctrl+C Ctrl+V – like CoD devs do?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            HAHAHAHAH!!!!!! YES!!! THIS^!!

        • Darren Peach

          I reached my tolerance level for COD BOP3 and surpassed it already. Hope the next one is better.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      That’s what I did with Doom 1 & 2. 😀

      Those nightmare difficulty levels!

      • Hammersteyn

        Same here XD

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        Is it ok to still have nightmares because of those difficulty levels?

    • Ir0nseraph

      Co-op would be awesome, but doubtful.

  • HairyEwok

    So it’s The Order 1886 but with mutated demon beasts….. 😛

    • Pariah

      *but is actually fun…

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        And fast paced, without long cutscenes…

        • Pariah


  • Pariah

    Also, I have to say something about that header. Is the baker also the oven, or?

  • Generic ZA

    13? Sounds ominious but about right for DOOM, doom, doom, I guess.

  • th3SiCn3ss


  • Darren Peach

    13 hours ? Was hoping for 20…..

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