Doom 3

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Description

A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporation's (UAC) Mars Research Facility, leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, you must fight your way to hell and back against a horde of evil monsters. The path is dark and dangerous, but you'll have an array of weapons--including a pistol, a chainsaw, grenades, and more--to use for protection.

Customer reviews

95

Doom 3: The Quickest Way to White Hair

rahnborshko | Sept. 29, 2014 | See all rahnborshko's reviews »

This was the first game that scared me to a point where I couldn't finish the game for a while because I was too scared to play it. I'm a sucker for Sci-fi horror and this game delivered in spades. The atmosphere is always dark and suspenseful. You never know if your going to have enough ammo or health to continue and the monsters always jump at you when you least expect them to. The gunplay is excellent as this is an Id Software game. There are many mods for this game that make it look even better than it already is and my goodness I'm still plucking the white hairs from my head.

95

Hell finally returns! and brings all of its Gorefest to Mars!

khawaja07 | July 28, 2014 | See all khawaja07's reviews »

DOOM finally marks its return after nearly a decade but this time instead of Hell being unleashed on Earth, a Human Mars space station suffers the wrath of blood thirsty demons, if they succeed then their next Target will be Earth. Its up to you to stop them!

Doom is being brought back as a Reboot to the Franchise, instead of fast paced zombie killing action, its more focused on survival horror which can go both ways in terms of reactions from its long time fans. Even if it changes direction in terms of story, it still executes its pretty well and nothing seems off with regards to the plot. It still mostly consists of the player, a marine killing hordes of demons on his way through the story as he seeks to find a means to an end to the Demon invasion that has been unleashed upon Mars.

Now, the game really is good at two aspects: 1. The robust shooting mechanics which have been the most shinning feature of the DOOM games. 2 The near perfect execution of Horror. These two things make DOOM 3 really exciting and fun to play. Like all previous DOOM games, you get a whole arsenal of weapons to choose from and utilize. There is a huge variety of Demons to Kill so we carefully have to strategize what weapon to use and for which enemy-type. DOOM 3 goes a long mile when it comes to length of the main campaign and is easily enough to satisfy the hunger of old school DOOM fans who have been craving for another DOOM game for years!

When it comes to Graphics, it was the Gem of the last Console and PC generation. It was pretty demanding when it comes to system requirements at the time it came out and was at the top of list for the most wanted games among PC hardware enthusiasts. However, one big complaint was the over usage of Darkness in the game, sometimes a bit too much, so you are forced to use a light source even at some lit areas.

Sound Design was top notch for DOOM 3 as expected from ID Software. It helped improve the survival horror aspect of the game a lot and kept me on my toes at nearly every point in the game. Enemy designs are very well done and so are their sound effects.

Overall the game is filled with tons of content, it easily plays how its supposed to be played as a horror shooter, the developers did a brilliant job at polishing the experience as i had no issues playing the game from start to finish. DOOM 3 is gorgeous to play at max. settings which i highly recommend for others to play at. Its totally worth playing if you're the type of guy who loves solid shooters with a some classic horror in it.

90

the real horror meets FPS game

damienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »

this game literally made me not want to play this game. at time is can scare the crap out of you, but at others, it can be an intense fps that can overwhelm even the best of players. the story is so-so, and the graphics aren't the greatest, but its still an older game and can be forgiven with is finely tuned gameplay and atmosphere.

works great on laptops and should really be played with a mouse and keyboard.

78

Worth it

Jokin93 | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all Jokin93's reviews »

The Doom franchise is very well known for its essential role in the history and evolution of the FPS genre.

Well, DOOM 3, despite being considered by many to be the weakest link in the franchise, is a great game(although a bit old), and it does its predecessors proud, by keeping on the right track.

It might be true that it is quite short and it doesn't bring many improvements over DOOM 2, but it is nevertheless and great classic shooter that should be present in any gamer's library.

83

What Doom was meant to be like, but it came up a little short

Gmen | Dec. 23, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »

There are two camps when it comes to this game. There are those who love it, and those who hate it. It's almost every bit as controversial as the original, but for almost entirely different reasons.

The graphics were supposedly top of the range for its time, but it just doesn’t look very pretty to be honest. The character models don't look so hot, and the animation on the whole, particularly with more friendly human characters, could be a lot better. The game is also unjustifiably dark – which is meant to induce fear in to players, but in the end it just leads to much frustration instead. This and having to constantly switch between a flashlight and a weapon is extremely annoying.

Get those issues out of the way, and you still have an enjoyable shooter on your hands. There are plenty of weapons that pay homage to the originals, and this time around you also have a PDA which can play audio logs, read emails, and play demonstration videos found throughout the game – no doubt a gameplay mechanic taken from System Shock 2.

The pace in Doom 3 is much slower than the originals, and the game is darker in theme with even more hellish imagery and sounds, which I admit are used to rather good effect. Overall, even though it is like comparing apples to oranges due to the largely different technologies available, the game world looks and feels the part. But those corridors are even more claustrophobia-inducing than I remember.

While it attempts to be scary though, it’s very much a game that will make you jump, but won’t really terrify you out of your wits. It tries too hard. There’s still action to be had, but it’s very stop and start compared to the originals, and it is missing that iconic adrenaline pumping soundtrack as well. It’s more horror than action horror. So it just about does its job as a revamped Doom, at least as far as looks go, although it could have been better as I said before. There are enough high resolution mods out there though to make up for its looks, and they also tweak numerous other things like weapon damage, sound and the like.

If you are a fan of the series and don’t have this yet, then give Doom 3 a try. It's a good game, but several minor issues let it down from being the best it could have been.