Doom 3 BFG Edition Review

The crispest view of Hell you’d ever want to see… again.

Concept: Take a revamped tour of Hell, throw in the classic Doom and Doom II games and expand your hellish surroundings with Doom: Resurrection of Evil.

Entertainment Value: No day is complete without slaying demons, using a chainsaw, saving two planets and knowing not even hell can stop you. Satisfying fights throughout with little to stop the action.

Graphics: Beautifully crisp down to the lighting and shadows. Very detailed areas will get you lost in the settings, and why would you want that?

Sound: The environment gives its occasional sound in the darkness. The enemies hum in their own unique ways. The only contact with humans isn’t enough to shake the feeling something is about to jump out.

Playability: If you were a veteran of the Doom 3 on the original Xbox, the controls have shifted a bit on both platforms, nothing that’s impossible to get used to.

The recipe that created Doom hasn’t changed much since its release, and with its latest installment rereleased for the PlayStation 3 the formula hasn’t changed at all, except for a few controller mechanism changes. Taking the original concept of the game, you are embodied as a veteran marine who was revered as the best on earth only to come to mars and become the latest “F.N.G” or the “F***ing New Guy”. The game starts like any other shooter, except what makes it so unique is its Martian landscape without the over-the-top futuristic setting. While futuristic elements are present in weapons, setting, and environments it’s not overly done and facing demonic entities with their unique appearances, attacks and mannerisms add flare gamers love to see.

Doom 3 has the entertainment value of four different games in one; The classic Doom and Doom II, Doom 3 and the expansion of Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil. The definition of entertainment varies between every gamer and Doom 3 offers a variety of entertainment in the forms of action and how one is able to master the element of being surprised. Trust us, its something you’ll get used to, but will still get to you.

The graphics are beautiful. If there was ever a game that was meant to encase a gamer into their world, Doom 3 did a beautiful job with its environments and detail to each environment. Each level is handcrafted to be the scariest possible and with its many secondary elements such as lighting and shadow, which has the biggest role in creating a unique environment, will make you love the flashlight even more. If a game can instill the kind of euphoria caused by fear, Doom 3 makes that happen, all in the safety of ones home.

Every game thrives in some way on the sounds of the environment or even a soundtrack, and some rely on the absence of sound altogether of the burst of sound the environment can make. Being surrounded by Machinery gives both the burst of energetic sound through electricity, steam, doors opening and closing and the bustle of equipment running in through regular operations. What makes the most impressive sounds of them all are the enemies that lie in wait in the shadows. With groaning and hissing to claws clamping on the metal grounds to the hums and roars of enemies, nothing makes it better and more challenging that, while they hide in darkness, you have no idea where they will come from. Ever wondered what breathing through an air canister sounds like while firing a machinegun as the muffled hum of an enemy closing in on you? You will know.

In the gaming world, there is always a game that someone will not play because of the lack of excitement or a bad review. If you have not experienced the world that is Doom or haven’t played it since the original Xbox, there is no reason why this game shouldn’t be on your list.

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