I'm not sure if it's just for Windows 8 users, but I definitely had some trouble running this game as-is. I did finally manage to get it working (by hitting the home key right as DOSBox began and then going back into the game), but I ran into lag and sound issues.
If anyone is experiencing any sort of problems with any Doom I or II games on Steam, the best way to fix it is to download ZDOOM (a newer engine that runs Doom just like it was played originally, but with higher resolution and more options) and copy all the files into the directory where "dosbox.exe" is. To get to the game's folder easier, you can just right click it from the Steam games list, click properties, and then find "Browse local files...". Delete the original dosbox.exe file, and then rename zdoom.exe to dosbox.exe, so Steam will recognize it and automatically run it for you every time. This will make sure it runs your Doom .wads on every computer without trouble. If this helped you, please give this review a thumbs up to help spread the word. Thanks! :) Anyways, that aside, onto the review:
I'll make it short and sweet. Doom is one of the best first person shooter video games to this day. Wayyyy way back in the early 90s, id Software revolutionized the FPS genre with Wolfenstein 3D, and then ultimately cemented it into gaming as we know it with the release of the first Doom. It plays very well, even to this day (although you may have to adjust some controls for maximum precision and more comfort). You'll have fun running through each level, blasting zombies and imps to pieces with anything from a pistol to a shotgun, all the way to a chaingun or a BFG. Don't look the acronym up, kids. And those aren't all the weapons the game has, either. I won't spoil it for you, though. There are loads of enemies to do battle with, and all the levels are extremely complex. There will be doors opening behind you, keycards that you need to find in order to get to the next room, secret hidden hallways, etc. The music is perfect in all its MIDI glory. The modding community has always been faithful. Check out Brutal Doom if you want to know what I'm talking about. I mainly bought the entire Classic Complete pack just to have the WADs legally. That's right, lawyers and PC haters. Not all of us just sit around pirating games all day. If we really love it, we'll buy it. Anyways, with these WADs, you can copy them directly from your Steam folder and use them on other source ports for features such as playing multiplayer on modern servers, upgrading the graphics/resolution, and, of course, modding. There are also methods of creating your very own WADs, which is one thing that's made Doom such a popular game. It has stood the test of time for 2 decades, and I see it going for even more than that. It's a classic. Just like Super Mario Bros., Sonic The Hedgehog, and The Legend of Zelda. Definitely pick this one up. I have no complaints for this version of the game, other than what I said about it possibly not working for everyone's machines when first downloaded. But follow my guide up there, and you'll have it fixed in minutes. It's really easy, even for those not tech savvy.