Back in March, DOOM 2016 was one of AP’s most-wanted games for Stadia, and surprise surprise, Google has released the shooter on Stadia as of this morning (8/18/20) along with Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the sequel to Superhot. You can snag DOOM 2016 for $19.99, which is the same price as the Steam version, and Superhot: Mind Control Delete is currently available at a discount at $17.49 (or $14.99 if you’re a Pro subscriber).
If you’re unfamiliar with DOOM 2016, it basically serves as a soft reboot of the ’90s-based franchise that’s geared for modern times, but it still offers all of the enjoyable shooting action you would expect as you tear through crowds of demons. Unlike DOOM Eternal (this title’s sequel), there’s less platforming in DOOM 2016, so if you weren’t happy with all of the changes to the core gameplay loop in DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016 offers something that more resembles the original run-and-gun titles from the ’90s. Purchase DOOM 2016.
Superhot: Mind Control Delete is the sequel to the bullet-time first-person shooter Superhot, so now both titles are officially available on Stadia. Much like the original, Superhot: Mind Control Delete offers more of the same bullet-time shooting action, where nothing moves unless you do, making for a unique strategic first-person shooter. Purchase Superhot: Mind Control Delete.
So there you have it, DOOM 2016 is finally available on Stadia, and it will only run you $19.99 to pick it up. Of course, the arrival of Superhot: Mind Control Delete is a welcome surprise, especially since the title is currently on sale for $17.49 with a further discount available for Pro members. We can also expect PGA Tour 2K21 to arrive on the Stadia store on August 21 for $59.99, and Spiritfarer will land at an unspecified time this week.
Even though the Stadia team didn’t bother to tell anyone when the management game Spiritfarer would actually arrive on Stadia this week (despite an announcement three days ago), the game landed on the Stadia store today alongside PGA Tour 2K21. You can pick up Spiritfarer for $29.99, but sadly it would appear that the Stadia team has already pulled PGA Tour 2K21 from the Stadia store since the game wouldn’t actually boot for anyone. As it stands, this booting issue is being investigated, though there’s no telling when the game will return. As you would imagine, this has angered PGA Tour fans, especially after 2K announced the wrong launch time for the Stadia version. While this misinformation was corrected a day later, clearly there’s a lack of communication between 2K and the Stadia Team, which may point to why no one apparently tested PGA Tour 2K21 before releasing it in an utterly broken state.