Boss battles can serve a few different purposes in games. They can change up the pace and often the scenery; they can serve as convenient punctuation between a game’s acts; they can work as a skill-gate, ensuring players are ready for the challenges ahead; they can even offer a sort of breather by allowing players to focus on just one enemy.
The many bosses in the DOOM universe are no different – except they also tend to scare the pants off of players, and look cool as Hell doing it.
4. The Spider Mastermind
So you’ve blasted and bludgeoned your way through Mars and you’ve ripped and torn your way through Hell. Your DOOM (2016) experience has all come down to this: a final showdown with the Spider Mastermind, a hideously transfigured corruption of the already fairly corrupt villain.
You’ll need all your wits, all your skills, and all your BFG 9000 charges to make it out of this alive. It’s a grueling and thrilling battle - an intense and memorable capstone to an intense and memorable gaming experience. But what really earns it a spot on this list is how the battle ends.
Have you ever wondered what a BFG would do to an enemy at really close range? No…we mean really close. Once you’ve worn down the Spider Mastermind, you finish her off with an entire mouthful of BFG. It’s an enormously satisfying, delightfully gruesome fist-pump to commemorate an epic battle and brutal finale for DOOM (2016)’s final boss.