Reviews for DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil
Not too much new hereGmen | May 6, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This is the lone expansion pack for Doom 3, released a year after said game launched. There isn’t that much new here which will keep players entertained. You play as a new character instead of the same marine from Doom 3, but this character isn’t much different – that’s the one criticism I have of id games, or at least games outsourced by id to other developers, as is the case here: there’s virtually zero personality with any of the characters, particularly the protagonists. I mean this guy you play as is different from Doomguy or even the Doom 3 marine, so why not expand his character a bit? That’s a wasted opportunity if you ask me.
One new weapon is introduced: the double barrel shotgun, which you may remember from Doom II: Hell on Earth, and some new enemies and bosses make it here too. There’s also the grabber, which is similar in many ways to the gravity gun in Half-Life 2. and there's the Hellstone, which is a bit like the Soulcube, except it has different abilities, like slowing down time. Overall it’s just uninspired, and tends to borrow ideas that have been done, not only from prequels in the series, but from other games too.
One thing that I found particularly annoying with Resurrection of Evil is that none of the mods that enhanced Doom 3 so greatly are compatible with it, so for instance, mods that enhanced the sound or other parts of the game in Doom 3 won’t work with this expansion, and there aren't many mods for this expansion, and no effort has been made to port a lot of the mods in an attempt to enhance RoE either. Not much replayability value, then. PC gamers also lose out due to the fact that Doom and Doom II aren't included, like they are with the console release. If you want those, Doom 3: BFG Edition might be a better buy.
Only grab it if you’re a real Doom fanatic.
Blast of an expansion packFreeMan85 | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all FreeMan85's reviews »
Resurrection of Evil sets you back to Mars where the UAC experiment goes to Hell... again! Developed by Nerve Software Resurrection of Evil get even better, then it's predecessor. New weapons, new monsters and a new "weapon" a Gravity Gun like tool. You can pick up items, explosives or simply throw back the fireballs to the Imp. Spice up the gameplay of Doom3. The story sets 2 years after the incident, the UAC found a new artifact and a new ancient Martian ruin. Of course again they unleash the force of Hell and we must set things to right. Aid by an ancient and powerful artifact we can slow down time and compare to Doom3 Soul Cube we wield this thing from the beginning. Don't worry, it's much harder then Doom3, the enemies will brutalize you. The visuals are OK, a bit enhanced compare to Doom3. The SFXs are the same. Well, mostly the game use the same things since it's an expansion. Still fells better, more challenging, more intriguing, maybe a bit more scarier.
Resurrection of Evil is a great expansion pack for Doom3, if you liked Doom3 you can't miss this one! Also recommended for Jennifer Hale fans, since she perform the voice of Dr. Elizabeth McNeill.