Today’s Xbox Games Store update has a certain retro charm to it, and we don’t just mean id Software’s Doom revival.
just a year after practically creating the genre with Wolfenstein 3D, John Carmack, John Romero, and the rest of id Software rewrote the book on first person shooters with the original Doom. Neither Carmack or Romero are involved with the latest incarnation of id Software, but the developer doesn’t seem to have forgotten what makes an excellent first person shooter. And we can all find out together as its now available to download through the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox One.
Two other retro-inspired games are also available to download for the Xbox One beginning today… Grand Prix Rock N Racing is an overhead racing game from EnjoyUp Games. And GunWorld II is a side-scrolling shooter, though the developers have taken to calling it “The sequel no one asked for, to the game that nobody liked!”
More information on all of these titles can be found after the break.
Xbox One Games
Doom returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways.
Grand Prix Rock N Racing ($7.99)
Get ready for some speed with your family and friends! Grand Prix Rock N Racing gives you the fastest, most exciting races. You can evolve your car, improving the engine, brakes, tires and more until you’ve achieved the perfect evolution to win the Championship! Online leader board where you can compare your best times with those of your friends and players from around the world.
GunWorld II ($7.99)
The sequel no one asked for, to the game that nobody liked! The Exaction Faction, an intergalactic troupe of super heroes, has come to arrest President Eagle! Explore GunWorld to level up, collect new gear, and hunt down the Faction members in this retro-inspired action/platformer/RPG hybrid.