Here are two reviews from the UK. For myself I played this one when it first came out on the back of one of these reviews. I always liked the game but not quite as much as these reviewers. It was only ever fun in small doses for me – a level or two at a time.
Some interesting points:
There was a descender-bot on irc to get connected to randoms to play.
It worked fine on the reviewers 486/50 with an ISA graphics card.
‘More fun to blow a demon with a shotgun than shooting non-descript robots’.
At the time was listed as the #1 PC game in some top 100 list.
‘Doom and others, after descent, feel a bit…flat’.