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Doom – Switch vs. PC / PS4 / Xbox One video comparison

Posted on November 8, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

The release of Doom on Switch is almost here. There are some people who have managed to get the game early it seems, with one person putting together a video comparing it to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions. See how the Switch edition stacks up below.

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  • theFooFighter

    It’s doom, all there is to say really and that’s why it’s impressive. I experienced the same thing with Sonic forces I’ve seen a ton of PS4 footage but never once in my time with Sonic did I feel like I was playing a lesser version or some switch specific version. The switch is never going to have the best versions of something but it’s still a version. It’s just the 720p but portable of a bigger console game

    • Indielink

      I find the DOOM port to be infinitely more impressive than Sonic Forces.

    • lina the clueless

      someone buy me an xbox one x

      • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

        done, tell my your address

        • lina the clueless

          1546 south Lawrence st 19124 philly
          not sure how to thank you 🙂

          • Kaine Morrison

            Your user name certainly fits…

          • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

            oh that is only 1,131 miles from here I will take a walk. can you make coffee?

      • Sano

        Such a laughably superfluous piece of tech would be well-fitting a worthless piece of s*** such as yourself; leave actual quality pieces of tech like Switch to those who aren’t so “clueless.” permaleaving

    • Sano

      Wrong; the Switch will never have the most technically advanced version of a multiplat game, but there are and continue to be games on other systems that are superior on Switch because of the incredible flexibility of its ways of play. And games are not inherently “bigger” on the other systems nor are the systems themselves bigger beyond actual size, don’t be an ignorant s***. permaleaving

      • theFooFighter

        Wtf

  • Constantinos Lapiotis

    What the Foo Fighter says.

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      what do they say?

      • amak11

        the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best….

        This is what they say

        • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

          hahahaha

  • dang69

    The Doom screenshots looked like crap on the eShop, but in that video the Switch version looks really good. Thank god.

    • ジョシュ

      It has always been like that. The photos they show on the eshop never represent how the game really looks like.

      • dang69

        True but they looked really muddy.

        • ジョシュ

          The screenshots on the eshop can’t be trusted XD I always prefer to watch gameplays in 4K on youtube (just kidding, I do watch gameplays b4 buying a game tho and this game looks good on the switch)

        • Justin McQuillen

          I would love to see some screenshots or gameplay footage of LA NOIRE. It’s all I need and I will buy the preload, but with no info I can’t do it.

  • gurbeergill

    Close enough. Buy.

  • Adnan Ilyas

    They have done a really impressive job with Doom compared to other more powerful versions, Not a fan of shooters but would happily buy this sometime.

    • theFooFighter

      Doom isn’t like most shooters and this is coming from someone that could fall asleep while playing COD or battlefield. It feels more like an action game, like it’s design and mechanics and combat loop feel more like Bayonetta than most modern fps. I highly recommend doom even if you’re not into shooters. Also everything I said also applies to Wolfenstein

  • Force

    Not sure if that comparison is docked gameplay, so for the 10 people who care, here’s docked gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vgAEjUDO1k

  • Bartosz Kreft

    Doesn’t matter if graphics is worse – it’s gonna be played mostly on 6″ screen on the go – low res looks actually high res on smaller screens 🙂

  • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

    look amazing for a console that only use 10w watt

  • ジョシュ

    I’m just glad I’ll be able to play it on a nintendo console.

  • lina the clueless

    switch is the best looking version

  • Hmmm…..very impressive. Panic Button may be besting Tantalus as the top Nintendo developer of porting games from other gaming platforms. DOOM looks superb on the Switch considering its form factor

    • amak11

      They did handle the impressive port of Sonic Mania, and soon to be Rime (Tantalus)

  • Radish

    Considering how the Switch compares in its graphical capabilities to PS4 and XB1, it looks like they got more out of the Switch’s hardware than the others because that is impressively close! I can’t wait to play this game!

    • OlimacFTW

      Plus, it’s portable.

    • Justin McQuillen

      Most of these other developers are extremely bad at optimizing their own games. DOOM has been well-known as probably the most optimized, scalable and flexible game ever made to date. They made it so basically anyone with a graphics card from the past decade can run it.

      Another very well-optimized and scalable game from recent times is Metal Gear Solid 5. I think Konami should port it over because I saw it running on max on a very very old PC GPU.

      There is also the case of GTAV which obviously was released on PS3/360 so there is zero excuse for Rockstar that they can’t port it. In fact it should look closer to the Xbox One version which ran at 720p/30fps anyway. In fact a lot of current gen games do on both plebcore systems.

  • ben

    Even though I have played the game at 120fps in ultra settings I am all in for a portable version.

    • AJK

      Same.

    • Justin McQuillen

      Same here, I bought the PC version at midnight when it released and played it in 4K maxed out using my 2 GTX980Ti gpus in SLI. Still probably even more hyped now to buy the game on Nintendo than I was then.

  • It’s ok I wish at least docked 720p 60fps could be nice.

  • Bruno_Ostara

    Really not bad. If i didnt hate shooters I would buy that. It has my interest, but I fear buying and regreting it

    • Justin McQuillen

      It’s nothing like modern shooters and is more of a mix between old school DOOM gameplay and Metroid Prime exploration. In fact this game takes a ton of design inspiration from Metroid Prime. The in-helmet HUD, the map system design, the level design, secret finding, all that stuff reminded me of MP.

      • Bruno_Ostara

        It’s good to know that. But I wish I could play a demo or something before buying it, since I really dislike shooters. I’ll see if any friend of mine buy it so i can test it first

        • Justin McQuillen

          If you completely dislike shooters then it’s not for you. But there is a huge difference between old-school and new pleb shooters.

          • Bruno_Ostara

            I do like splatoon, but i dont really think that counts hahaha but yeah, i really dislike shooters, but something on this one does call my attention, maybe the universal praise. Gonna wait for some oportunity to play it and then decide if I want or not

  • RoadyMike

    Dear god the Switch version blurry, even at closer distances

    • Reggie

      Okay.

      • RoadyMike

        k.

    • Radish

      It’s only noticeably different at distances. And that’s not a major issue for a game like DOOM.

      • RoadyMike

        “Only noticeable at different distances” ok.
        Good thing you can only really tell when it’s compared to the other versions. It actually kinda strained my eyes

        • Radish

          Wow, you can’t even quote me correctly? “Only noticeably different at distances” is what I said.

          When you are actually playing DOOM, if you are staring off in the distance for any significant length of time you are either at a difficulty level that is too easy or you aren’t playing DOOM. All the graphics that are relevant to playing the game are extremely close.

          Given what I’ve heard people say about Switch’s power, DOOM should not even be remotely close to the others in graphics. Yet it is.

          • RoadyMike

            So have you played the game? I’ve always wanted to play the pixel-y versions of Doom but never got around to it. Is it more than just “KILL EVERYTHING THAT MOVES RAAAAAAHHH!”? (Not that that doesn’t sound fun) Just wondering

          • Radish

            I have played DOOM on my friend’s PC and I can tell you if you’ve never played DOOM it’s not one of those games with vistas where you are gazing off into the distance. It’s high octane action where you are being attacked everywhere from all sides.

          • RoadyMike

            Well I did say I’ve never gotten to play any of the games so you don’t have to “tell” whether or not I have..
            I might just start from the beginning on PC then

          • Radish

            Good, hope you enjoy it!

  • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega
    • Justin McQuillen

      Yes I agree

  • Leo Gil

    That’s actually not bad at all. And having already beaten it on ps4, I remember not caring about the graphics at all and just getting lost in the insanity of the gameplay. I’ll double dip on this, if for no other reason than to help the case for fallout4.

  • Roto Prime

    Switch baby!!!!

  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    Its just unbelievable that we went from THIS:

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–4w3DU4H5–/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/utx8f76tjyviotgtdqjr.jpg

    To THAT!
    Its crazy, bethesta did a really awesome job, Doom on switch looks great.

    • Aline Piroutek

      But Federation Force isn’t from Bethesda and it looks quite good.

      • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

        I know. I was comparing one of the good looking 3DS games with one of the good looking switch games.

        • hiru

          metroid prime hunters looked better than federations and that was the DS

        • Aline Piroutek

          Yeah, a massive gap of resolution. 3DS isn’t even 480p and had great games with great visuals for it’s hardware.

          • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

            My favorite is Monster Hunter. The MH games looked great on 3DS!
            and RE: Revelations too

    • Justin McQuillen

      It’s too bad the 3D effect wasn’t so popular on 3DS. Imagine how sick the Switch version of these games would be in stereoscopic 3D.

      • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

        I was a fan of the 3D effect… but honestly I stopped using it very quickly so I don’t really miss the 3D effect.
        But yes, it would look nice!

        • Justin McQuillen

          I used it the whole time.

  • bugman83

    Not bad for a console the size of a tablet.

  • MajoraMan28

    Wait, is this confirmed to be Docked mode or Portable mode?

  • Dakt

    Looks… Surprisingly adequate

  • Melatelo

    Now that’s how you do a port! This along with Rocket League is really showcasing how much ime and effort Panic Button is putting in. Hope to see more from them on Switch- maybe they’re doing Wolfenstein 2?

  • Derberker

    feels like we’re getting to that point where graphics power doesn’t seem half as important as people make it out to be; basically you’re looking at the same game. Sure it’s a little sharper here, better aliasing there, but c’mon. It’s fun to split hairs but I can’t believe people get into arguments over this stuff

    • Ardisan

      Like the system is portable, this is expected and should be good news that it the game was able to work on the system instead of “PC masterrace, switch looks like blurry ash holes”. I mean you cant even tell that much without having a comparison by you at all times. No person that is gonna casually play the game is going to care unless all they look for in a game is if its 4K and has 60FPS.

  • Hansel Gunarto

    Seeing current DOOM running on switch is like having the first DOOM on SNES back then which nobody couldn’t even hoped that to be possible. Even so there were alot of gameplay compromises (Example no shotgun pellet spread mechanism) and ALOT of framerate drops.

    You can’t get any better than this on switch.

    • Radish

      Yeah, DOOM on SNES was nearly unplayable, but was remarkable they managed to get it running. It was probably the messiest version of them all back then though lol. I’m so glad with Switch DOOM the biggest complaint is some blurriness in the distance, lol, shows how far Nintendo has come.

  • Kaine Morrison

    Hahaha…
    Xbox version looks the worst!

  • Mark

    When I was a kid, if you wanted a portable game, you’d have to settle for some 8-bit pixilated game which ran on AA batteries. How far we’ve come!

  • Crimson Hat

    They all look pretty much the same, and I can’t tell the difference, but it’s probably the 10+ yo computer I’m using.

  • Gamingfan

    the graphics dont bother me. the framerate being 30fps compared to other console versions does.

    • AJK

      Got my copy today and even after playing on pc at high frame rates I can honestly say it doesn’t affect the gameplay at all (admittedly I haven’t played multiplayer yet on Switch where frame rate might make a difference), but I am really impressed with Doom on Switch and playing portable makes it the only console version I would ever want.

  • hallucinogenius

    Honestly, my biggest takeaway from this comparison is how surprisingly bad the xbox version is. I knew PC would be the clear winner, and Switch would be on bottom for performance and graphics. I’m just happy that 3rd parties are able to get the fidelity this close to the original on the Switch. It surprised me, though, to see the difference in quality between the PS and Xbox.