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DOOM³

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
85
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Linux
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3.9
Macintosh
82
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User Reviews

Hell ain't a bad place to be Windows Zovni (9360)
YES! Windows Tomer Gabel (4388)
A good reason to outsource creativity. Windows dreamstealer (146)
A very problematic game Windows Paranoid Opressor (167)
Too bad they got rid of "IDBEHOLDL". Windows Jeremy Johnson (638)
Impressive visuals, but lacking the soul of the original Windows Chris Wright (99)
A great first person shooter! Xbox Alex M. (1057)
Nice graphics and atmosphere but in long term rather boring. Windows Ajan (262)
Doom is Reborn Windows Dr. Dude (3)
Doom 3 is competent, but simply not up to par Windows Kadath Bird (706)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Linux 16 3.9
Macintosh 9 3.7
Windows 184 3.7
Xbox 28 3.7
Combined MobyScore 237 3.7


The Press Says

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100
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Doom 3. You’ve wanted it for ages, and now its here. It’s great. It’s pretty. It’s scary. It’s demanding. Go buy it if you can play it, because you’ll definitely like it. Doom 3 is here, and Doom 3 is awesome.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Doom 3" é um excelente jogo de tiro da velha guarda. Ele não está aqui para revolucionar o gênero com complicações inovadoras, mas apela para um estilo mais simples temperado com muito terror. Jogue de luz apagada e de preferência de madrugada!
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XboxGame industry News (GiN)
I don't know how they did it, but Vicarious Visions deserves accolades for their hard work. Not only does DOOM 3 equal the standards brought by the PC version, it ranks up there with Halo 2 (despite that game's horrid ending) and Return to Wolfenstein: Tides of War as the best 1st person shooters available on the Xbox. My only request is that they will also release the recent PC expansion Resurrection of Evil as a possible Xbox Live download. It will be well worth the download cost.
100
WindowsTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
2004 has been a loser year for PC games. Titles we expected to be great sucked; other titles never appeared at all. DOOM 3 joins the tiny handful of games we've seen this year that really are all they're cracked up to be. It's got fun, excitement, good looks—everything people look for both in a potential mate and in a video game. Replay and moddability guarantee that it will stay on hard drives for years to come. It was a long wait, but now that it's here, there's no doubt that it was worth it.
100
XboxGameSpy
Although DOOM 3 is, by and large, the same game that appeared on the PC a few months ago, the developers at Vicarious Visions (and, by extension, id Software) seem to understand the differences between PC and console gamers, and they managed to craft a game that is more about blasting demons than exploring dark hallways. This might sound like a bad change, but it actually makes for a more streamlined game, barely offering the player time to catch his breath. Everything about the game looks great, especially the amazing lighting engine and realistic textures. Ultimately, however, it all comes down to the seamless world the title creates. It's so engrossing that you may just find yourself looking over your shoulder when it's time to turn off the lights and go to bed.
100
Xbox1UP
I watched the intro, so I know the following: There's an evil-looking, possibly totally nuts scientist running the labs here on Mars, and there are some government types coming to visit—and they're not happy with the "progress" because people keep turning up dead. Or worse. And believe me, as the game goes on, you get to see a lot of fates worse than death.
100
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Doom 3 is more than just one of the best games of 2004—it's also better than this summers spate of action movies. OK. so the plot isn’t a big surprise to anyone at this point (a lone marine has to fight off an invasion from hell). It’s the execution that makes this game so damn good. The stellar visuals, amazing audio, and incredible attention to detail draw you into another world.
98
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
From the way this game starts out like Half-Life, wandering the facility and learning to interact while receiving at least a slight back story, this game seeks to immerse you. At the beginning of the game you will feel like somebody who just happens to be on scene of something both terrible and amazing. So when you find yourself finally being the hero, it just all seems natural. From the amazing presentation, to the sound effects, to the actual storyline, this game is much more than just a Serious Sam or Painkiller where you have a story slapped on to a splatterfest.
97
XboxGame Chronicles
At its core, Doom 3 is nothing more than a twitch-fest for the reflexes and an assault on your senses. It might not break new ground or explore new facets of gameplay, but Doom 3 does deliver the scariest ride of your life, wrapped up in one of the nicest presentation packages of any Xbox game to date. This Game of the Year contender is a must own title for any action-horror fan.
95
XboxDeeko
A brilliant amalgamation of gameplay, graphics and sound, Doom 3 is a terrifying journey into the unknown, an adventure fraught with peril and horrifying moments that will make the manliest of men shriek like a twelve year old girl. Folks, games really don't get much better than this and I highly recommend picking this one up (especially the Collectors Edition).
95
XboxXboxdynasty (XD)
DOOM III ist ein absoluter Meilenstein der Videospielgeschichte und ist jetzt schon ein Klassiker im Ego-Shooter Genre. Die Atmosphäre ist unübertroffen und noch nie in einem anderen Spiel wurde sie auch nur annähernd erreicht. Die Grafik lässt sogar HALO 2 alt aussehen und die Spielbarkeit ist extrem genial. Für alle Xbox Besitzer ist DOOM III ein absoluter Pflichtkauf. Nur Angsthasen lassen das Spiel im Rega stehen!!!
94
XboxGameZone
Be afraid of things that go bump in the night. But if the thing bumping is you, then be even more afraid of the things that chase the things that go bump in the night.
93
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Samenvattend kunnen we stellen dat Doom 3 waarmaakt waar het voor tekende. De game biedt je een ongekende, interactieve en uiterst intense horrorervaring waarbij voortdurend de zenuwen door je lijf gieren. Biedt Doom 3 innovatieve gameplay? Doom is natuurlijk Doom, de introductie van teveel andersoortige gameplay elementen zou de titel doen vervreemden van zijn erfenis. Wel heeft id Software op subtiele wijze voor het Doom universum nieuwe elementen geïntroduceerd, zoals een coherente verhaallijn die je acties zin geven, de interactie met npc's en objecten op de basis, en de paar korte ritjes buiten de Mars-basis. De game is subliem uitgewerkt en momenteel de ongekroonde koning qua graphics en geluid. Punt van kritiek is dat de gameplay ruwweg bestaat uit twee soorten. Ik merkte dat na de zoveelste keer door de hightech gangen te rennen op zoek naar een object, of in een poging een deur ergens te openen, mij deze repetitieve missiestructuur niet echt bleef bekoren.
93
WindowsGamesFire
Wochenlang haben wir darum gekämpft eine US-Version zu ergattern, um euch eine Review zu präsentieren und die Kaufentscheidung zu vereinfachen. Wir können euch nach tagelanger "Testerei" getrost folgendes verkünden: Geht in den nächsten Laden und holt euch Doom 3! Das Spiel glänzt nicht nur mit einer gruseligen Atmosphäre sondern weist auch ein cooles Gameplay, vermischt mit atemberaubender Grafik und erschreckendem Sound. Eines steht schon jetzt fest, Doom 3 darf in keiner Spielesammlung fehlen.
93
XboxIGN
With developers taking their design cues from Half-Life and Halo in the past few years, it's curious to see id Software revert to its roots with Doom 3. The very first Doom, sitting on the shoulders of Wolfenstein 3-D, which launched the first-person shooter craze in 1993, was a simple yet brilliant game in many regards. It had no manual Y-axis, so you couldn't look up or down. Enemies cheaply popped out of hidden doorways as you passed them. Very little of the environment was interactive. And the visuals, while maybe good then, are distinctly painful to view now.
93
WindowsFragland.net
Four years waiting and it’s finally here. Doom 3 is upon us and history books will know it as the game that saved the PC as a gaming platform. Or will they?
92
WindowsMygamer.com
As mentioned earlier, aside from the graphics engine, there isn't a whole lot that we haven't seen before. However, it is still a truly awesome experience and as good as anything that has come before it. It is the epitome of a polished, cinematic experience that is not so much revolutionary as it is evolutionary. As has happened with previous id Software game engines, we're bound to see many more games based on this technology, and that's a comforting thought for enthusiasts. Is Doom 3 the release that will save PC gaming? Perhaps that's going a bit far. Is Doom 3 the beginning of many great things for our favorite pastime? I don't think anyone can say otherwise.
91
WindowsGame Chronicles
Doom 3 is more of an experience than a game. I was reminded of those haunted mansions or “dark rides” they have at theme parks. The designers do a great job of hinting at the overall plot, leaving you various clues to the puzzle. Chances are most gamers will figure things out before it’s actually spelled out for you, but I rather enjoyed being spoon-fed each tasty morsel of the plot. At its core, Doom 3 is nothing more than either of the original Doom games with a 21st century facelift. A twitch-fest for the reflexes and an assault on your senses, it might not break new ground or explore new facets of gameplay, but Doom 3 does deliver the ride of your life, wrapped up in one of the nicest presentation packages of any game to date.
91
XboxDarkZero
Overall, this game is a technical masterpiece, although it doesn’t bring anything new to the first-person shooters genre. My advice would be to sit on your own, close the door, turn the lights off, put on some headphones and prepare to give hell a visit.
91
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
DOOM 3 has lost little in its translation from the PC to the Xbox. Some of the original complaints will continue to be heard, as this game's still dark as hell and full of the same monster-spawning tricks. The multiplayer modes are plentiful, though, and the total package is very high quality. Add the classic DOOM ports in the Collector's Edition version and we've got an excellent game ported masterfully to the Xbox, and it's got plenty of action for you and your friends to blast through.
91
XboxDaily Game
Vicarious Visions and id Software have achieved a technological feat, one that ensures Doom 3 fans who just happen to own an Xbox can have that devilishly delicious cake and eat it too. Translating the PC game’s graphics and audio, plus adding an online cooperative mode, may in the end make Doom 3 on Xbox the Doom of choice for most gamers. Considering the PC version required a supercomputer to run, Doom 3 on Xbox is more approachable, more robust and, ultimately, a more-complete game. If you missed out on Doom 3 the first time around, and if The Ring 2 didn’t give you quite the scare you were looking for, Doom 3 is calling your name.
90
WindowsGénération 4
Archétype de la démesure, Doom 3 fait le pari fou de vous faire flipper pendant vingt niveaux à travers des couloirs sombres et interminables, à affronter des monstres dans une ambiance démoniaque.
90
WindowsGameSpy
More than any other game in recent memory, DOOM 3 exceeds the sum of its parts. Despite some obvious flaws, I absolutely enjoyed this trip to Mars from beginning to end -- there simply haven't been many shooters in the past few years that have molded story, pacing, atmosphere, gameplay and technology as well as DOOM 3
90
XboxGamereactor (Sweden)
Doom 3 till PC hade massor av skön teknik, men någonstans fanns det ett glapp mellan det gamla hederliga röjarupplägget och den överläbbiga omgivningen som tvingade spelet ner i snigelfart. Ensamläget på Xbox höjer farten ett steg, co-op ytterligare ett par. Då handlar det inte längre om att fly för livet, utan att tillsammans med en kompis och en hagelbrakare röja upp i Helvetet. Precis som det ska vara. Det här är helt enkelt hysteriskt kul. Doom 3 har blivit det spel det förtjänade och efter att sänkt ett par Cyberdemoner fruktar jag inte längre någon sorts flygande bröd överhuvudtaget.
90
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
I slutändan är detta ett oerhört polerat, självsäkert och välgjort spel som skrämmer precis på de premisser jag hoppats på. Visst, jag skulle enkelt kunna klaga på den strukturellt gammalmodiga spelbarheten, den stundtals bleka artificiella intelligensen eller det minimalistiska multiplayerläget. Men istället för att göra detta, istället för att leta saker att gnälla över tänker jag berömma Doom 3 för vad det är, och det är ett spel som hyllar genren som sina två föregångare en gång startade och samtidigt ger oss en glimt av framtiden. För dig som vill slukas av en sanslöst inlevelserik och stark actionupplevelse samt har datorn som klarat det är Doom 3 ett spel du helt enkelt inte får missa.
90
WindowsJoystick (French)
Une tuerie. C'est certain, le gameplay minimaliste et hyper linéaire ne va pas plaire à tout le monde, mais ici toute la rédac' est restée sur le cul : c'est juste trop trop beau. Beaucoup plus qu'une simple démo technologique, Doom 3 possède une ambiance incroyable, terriblement immersive, angoissante. Si vous aimez flipper comme un dauphin seul la nuit devant votre PC, il vous le faut.
90
WindowsEntertainment Depot, The
Doom 3 is a landmark phenomenon, no matter which way you look at it. In terms of sheer graphical brilliance, the game is simply unmatched, and will likely continue to be the reigning king for some time to come. The incredible level of detail is jaw-dropping, and the ability to scale it for playability on even the lowest of the low-end systems is a glorious miracle of optimization. Thankfully, this graphical beast is used to its full potential, creating an incredibly dark and appropriately creepy experience that truly does justice to the Hellish nature of the storyline. The gameplay may be stripped-down and simplistic, but this is Doom, where all you can ask for is an arsenal to wield and demons to kill. Doom 3 gleefully provides both, and in so doing, pieces together one of the most impressive and entertaining action-oriented FPS titles in years.
90
WindowsToTheGame
The whole principle of Doom 3 is that scientist on Mars have found some sort of ancient civilization. With that civilization they found ancient artifacts that unlocked the secrets of their world. Unfortunetely that wasn’t the only thing they unlocked. It seems that in their research they accidentally opened a portal to hell (insert big whoops here). You being a rough and tuff Marine, must battle your way through the hordes of demons and close the portal. Sure it might seem like the same old, blow them up story, but wait there’s more! This time around, id Software did a great job of creating a background, and even a story. You now have characters, voices, and a story that seems, dare I say, interesting?
90
XboxGamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Overall, DOOM 3 is a great game. It can get a bit repetitive, and you often find yourself saying “you can’t fool me, game, I know there’s gonna be something popping up here;” but overall it is a fun experience that no FPS fan should miss. DOOM 3’s old school FPS savvy and new school graphics make for an entertaining experience, and the online co-op mode that was not in the PC version helps add to the value immensely.
90
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
John Carmack, the man behind Doom, has long been heralded as a genius and the godfather of first-person shooters. After a long absence from the scene, his triumphant return to prominence is finally at hand with Doom 3. To be sure, this title is in many ways as much of a landmark in gaming as its ancestor: however, the FPS landscape is no longer the clean slate it was back in the day, and there are definite cracks that shown through Doom 3's design.
90
XboxPlayDevil
"Doom 3" is a masterpiece, for PC and for X-Box! If you have a bit more money to spend, I would definitely go after the 'special silver edition' of the game since then you'll get Ultimate Doom and Doom II too! A 'hell' of a game!
90
XboxXbox Gazette
Doom 3 est une réelle réussite, par ses graphismes fabuleux, son ambiance unique et terrifiante. Malgré son gameplay très simpliste, la recette fonctionne admirablement. Avec son mode Xbox Live et surtout la coopération exclusive à cette version, nous ne pouvons que vous conseiller de goûter à ce titre. Le portage sur console est donc d'une très bonne facture, malgré le raccourcissement des niveaux par rapport à son homologue PC, en raison de la puissance respective des machines. Nous n'avons donc pas grand-chose à reprocher, bien au contraire. Il vous faudra bien évidemment vous adapterà cette vision de jeu, tout le monde n'accrochera pas; mais une expérience vécue dans le noir le plus total aux heures de minuit avec un casque sur les oreilles vous offrira certainement une montée d'adrénaline conséquente. Demandez donc un peu d'aide à une âme charitable via le Xbox Live si cela ne vous convient pas.
90
XboxSilicon-Fusion.com
Doom is back - looking and sounding better than ever. This first-person shooting sci-fi horror masterpiece features a dramatic storyline, heart pounding action, terrifying sound and truly incredible graphics. Doom 3 also features online play via Xbox Live, which includes the eagerly-awaited intense 2-player online co-op. Great single player campaign, but not for the faint hearted.
90
WindowsActionTrip
Doom 3 is a great game. It's a thrilling, immersive, atmospheric ride through the bizarre world created by the legendary designers. It literally takes you to hell and back.
90
XboxCheat Code Central
Doom 3 is like experiencing Doom for the first time. If you're a first-person shooter fanatic you will not want to pass up this opportunity to live or relive the Doom experience the way it was meant to be experienced.
90
WindowsGamigo
Doom 3 von id Software ist derzeit einer der besten Shooter. Das Remake des Shooter Klassikers ist id Software im Punkt Grafik und Sound perfekt gelungen. Auch ein Far Cry kann sich derzeit nicht mit Doom 3 im Punkt der Präsentation messen. Ebenso ist das Zusammenspiel Sound und Grafik einfach wunderbar geworden. Die Action ist ebenso gut geworden, wenn auch recht simpel. Den Finger immer am virtuellen Abzug läuft man von Raum zu Raum und ballert alles ab was irgendwie nach Schwefel riecht. Großartige KI Leistungen lassen dabei aber auch sich warten. Dieses wird aber durch die Schreckmomente gut kompensiert, und vor allem auch in den späteren Leveln legt die KI noch mal einen kleinen Zahn zu. Aber auch trotz der kleineren Schwächen ist das Spiel einfach großartig!
90
XboxGamers.at
August 2004. Die texanische Spieleschmiede id Software bringt nach fast vierjähriger Entwicklungszeit das ambitionierte Ego-Shooter Projekt DOOM 3 auf den Markt. Neuartige Licht und Schatteneffekte und hohe Hardware-anforderungen machten das Spiel schnell bekannt. Und auch die ungemein düstere Atmosphäre konnte viele Kritiker rasch überzeugen. Doch Konsolenspieler gingen bis dato leer aus. Nun endlich ist die schon länger angekündigte Xbox-Version aber fertig und wartet auch gleich mit Xbox Live Unterstützung auf.
90
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
Doom 3 is an awesome-looking action game with plenty of visceral demon killing to satisfy (most) first-person shooter fans. Even if it does have a thread bare multiplayer component it's a solid purchase. (That's right, I said, "purchase" ya thievin' pirates!)
90
XboxTeamXbox
PC Gamers have had their hands on what has been called the most horrifying shooter ever created since last year, and now Xbox players will be able to take part in what is easily id Software’s best first-person shooter to date. With the PC version having been released last August, console players have had to remain patient as the Xbox version developed by Vicarious Visions is just now hitting the store shelves. At first thought, we might have been too eager to play, hoping to have both versions of the game released at the same time. As it has turned out the extra time not only allowed Vicarious Visions to fine tune and design the Xbox version of DOOM 3 to run optimally on the console platform, but it has also enabled Xbox players to experience id’s Hellish nightmare with all the ferocious intensity of the PC version along with a few new features and gameplay modes that are exclusive to our big black box.
90
XboxElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Purely in terms of gameplay, Doom 3's lack of ambition is astonishing. Id Software's latest first-person shooter doesn't just remind you of its infamous decade-old forefathers—it is the same damn game. Demons spawn ahead of you or suddenly pop out of "monster closets" behind you as you cross invisible lines. Locked doors wait for you to find keys or kill all nearby enemies before opening. Bad guys beeline at you with all the intelligence and subtlety of a charging bull. Every weapon in your huge arsenal is straight out of the FPS handbook, save one novelty item at the end of the game and the series' trademark chain saw. None of this is necessarily a bad thing, mind you—the classic guns and timeless twitch gameplay are the reason Doom went on to define the genre after all—but in this age of Riddicks and Halos, it's a bit disappointing.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Als Silent Hill-Fan hätte ich mir mehr ruhige, beklemmende Augenblicke in der Dunkelheit wie zu Beginn des Spiels gewünscht. Doch die Non-Stop-Action wird von einem solchen Grafik-Bombast gestützt, dass ich das verspielte Grusel-Potenzial gut verkrafte. Für eine Sache möchte ich id Software besonders auf die Schulter klopfen: Danke, dass Doom 3 ohne überflüssige Schnörkel wie aufgesetzte Schleichelemente oder bedienbare Geschütztürme auskommt. Böten die 20 Stunden Spiel insgesamt ein bisschen mehr Schauplatz-Abwechslung und Innovation, Far Cry (dt.) wäre geschlagen.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
It's hard to figure out what's more hellish. Being trapped indoors on a hot, sticky, humid London summer day at 32 degrees C, fighting off your body's desire to dissolve into a pool of salty ooze, or being trapped on a base on Mars in the future, fighting off an endless respawning succession of Satan's minions. The fact that we had to do both at the same time in order to get a review out on time simply made the experience all the more authentic. In our spare time, we sin for fun, so hell seems like our natural home; it's like playing tourist to your future.
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Without being revolutionary (except technologically), this offering provides a fresh and overwhelming experience that makes me forget about everything else. I like virtually every design decision id made, and count this as my favorite PC first-person shooter and one of my top computer titles of all time in any genre. If you love monsters, machines and mayhem, as I do, this is your game.
89
XboxGamingExcellence
At the end of the day, while DOOM 3 may be a contradiction in every sense of the word, it does more things right than it does wrong. The game exudes quality and you can easily see that it was a labor of love. Fans of past DOOMs will appreciate the effort and enjoy every step of the journey. New gamers, not previously initiated to the DOOM Universe, can do a lot worse than picking up the Collector’s Edition and discovering where FPS’s started and seeing first hand what the blueprint to greatness really is. As it stands, DOOM 3 is a brilliant game that refuses to be modernized. DOOM 3 is about running and shooting and taking a breath-taking journey through Hell and back. While the flashlight gimmick runs a little old after a few hours, it doesn’t lessen its effectiveness. Hours spent on DOOM 3 are some of the most nerve racking imaginable.
89
WindowsPC Action
Doom 3 verpasst mir aus zwei Gründen eine nasse Hose. Zum einen ist ids Shooter so furchterregend wie der Gedanke an eine gemeinsame Nacht mit Hella von Sinnen. Zum anderen ist die Doom 3-Engine der Ferrari unter den Grafik-Engines. Es gibt aber auch einige Spielabschnitte, die bei mir kurzzeitig Langeweile hervorgerufen haben. Die netten und fordernden Zwischengegner machen dies aber wieder wett. Den Genre-König Far Cry kann Doom 3 wegen fehlender Innovationen nicht stürzen. Trotzdem hat id Software ein überwältigendes Actionfeuerwerk geschaffen, das in jede ordentliche Spielesammlung gehört.
89
XboxActionTrip
Players who are expecting a Halo killer will be disappointed as the action here is not quite so frenetic and the maps are much more claustrophobic. However, that being said, Doom3 for the Xbox should be a title that all FPS fans should add to their library. Thanks to a few new features like the co-op play and some in game tweaks, like the streamlining of some of the slower parts of the game, it turns in a solid performance.
89
XboxXBox Front
„It´s done!“ Nach mehrjähriger Entwicklungszeit und etlichen Verschiebungen liegt uns endlich die Finale Version von „Doom 3“ für die Xbox vor. Schon nach der Veröffentlichung der ersten Screenshots, frohlockte die Spielergemeinde; so zeigten diese unglaublich atmosphärischen Grafiken, welche ein Spielerlebnis erster Güte versprachen. Kurze Zeit darauf lies „id Software“ die Katze aus dem Sack und kündigte eine Umsetzung für Microsofts Xbox an. Informationen zur Umsetzung wurden nur sehr spärlich preisgegeben, was die Neugierde der Konsolenspieler ins Unermessliche schürte.
89
WindowsIGN
DOOM 3 is a great game. Not necessarily for the gameplay aspects, but for the fact that my eyes and ears never went a moment without being completely entertained. DOOM 3 is extremely immersive with about as perfect a presentation as I've ever seen in a game. Visually, it has no peer at the moment. Even Far Cry's impressive vistas and wonderful environments can't stand up to the artistic and technical might of this sensory feast. Playing this on a 5.1 surround sound in the dark is an intense experience that, if possible, must be enjoyed.
88
WindowsGamesmania
Wie wichtig sind Grafik und Atmosphäre im Vergleich zum Gameplay? Wie sehr stört man sich an Logikfehlern und einer lauen Story? Ganz klar: Doom 3 sieht phantastisch aus und bekommt daher eine Menge Bonuspunkte - Leveldesign und Inszenierung sind fast perfekt und wer auf geradlinige, Old-School Action steht, der kann bedenkenlos zugreifen. Spieler, die gerne das Hirn einschalten und intelligente Gegner fordern, werden sich hier und da sicher an dem vorhersehbaren Monsteraufkommen, dem wenig anspruchsvollen Geballer oder den unlogischen Levelkonstruktionen stören - aber trotz allem immer noch eine Menge Spaß haben. Gründe dafür sind nicht zuletzt Grafik und Präsentation, wo wir wieder beim Ausgangspunkt der Argumentation wären. Persönlich habe ich die Abenteuer auf dem Mars sehr genossen, sie werden mir aber kaum in Erinnerung bleiben. Deshalb haben wir uns gegen eine 90er Wertung entschieden, können den Titel aber dennoch jedem Shooter-Fan wärmstens empfehlen.
88
WindowseXp.de - Extreme Players
Den richtigen PC und vor allem die richtige Soundkulisse vorausgesetzt, gibt es zurzeit nichts intensiveres im Shooter-Genre. Wer jedoch ein Problem mit mangelnder grafischen Abwechslung hat, sich an Trigger-Ereignisse und tumben Monstern stört, könnte ziemlich enttäuscht werden. Auch sei erwähnt, dass Doom seine ganzen Stärken im Singleplayer ausspielt. Der Multiplayer ist nur eine etwas lieblose Dreingabe, die mit aktuellen Multiplayershootern nicht zu vergleichen ist. Im Singleplayer jedoch, ist es das Doom in Reinkultur. So wie erwartet und erhofft. Genauso wie vor 10 Jahren.
88
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
The game can't help but feel a little bit a retread of the action and story of Doom 3 - but if you enjoyed your first vacation to Mars/Hell, I don't see any reason why a return trip this time shouldn't be just as enjoyable.
88
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
It is difficult to sum up DOOM 3 into a simple rating. As a work of art and a technology showcase, DOOM 3 is top-notch A+ material. The Aspyr port is solid and looks great. DOOM 3 does things better than any other game of its genre (ambience, graphics, sound), but at the end of the day, the actual gameplay is kinda weak. It's the same old weapons, same mission to get from place A to place B and the zombies act, well, like zombies, but not in a good way. As a result of the predictable level design and enemies coupled with the simple-but-effective weapons arsenal, DOOM 3 does not turn out to be particularly challenging, at least at the normal difficulty setting. However, it's a great reason to upgrade your Macintosh, and looks infinitely better than anything else out there.
87
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wieso steht Doom 3 nach den ganzen Vorschusslorbeeren nicht an der Spitze unserer Action-Hitliste? Der Shooter ist technisch brilliant, hat aber merkliche Schwächen: Gerade das ständig gleiche Leveldesign geht schnell auf die Nerven. Da freut man sich schon, wenn ein Gang mal eine Kurve macht oder man für Sekunden über die Marsoberfläche hüpfen darf. Zudem: Triggerbasierte Kämpfe müssen 2004 schlicht nicht mehr sein - zumindest nicht ununterbrochen. Unterm Strich bleibt jedoch ein echtes Erlebnis.
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Windows4Players.de
Unter dem Strich ist Doom 3 also ein grandios unheimlicher 3D-Shooter voll spannender Grusel-Momente und mit sensationeller Grafik-Kulisse, sich aber viel zu oft in eine Old-School-Baller-Orgie mit Design-Schwächen verwandelt – mit nur wenig Aufwand mehr hätte man viele dieser Schwächen ausmerzen können.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Doom 3 biedt fenomenale 21ste eeuwse graphics gecombineerd met voorbijgestreefde 20ste-eeuwse Doom 1 gameplay.
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XboxGameSpot
Extremely impressive from a technical standpoint yet behind the times from a first-person-shooter design standpoint: This is the dichotomy that is Doom 3, the long-awaited sequel from well-known Texas-based developer id Software. Less than a year after it exploded onto the PC in the dead of summer, the game is now available for the Xbox, boasting a new two-player cooperative mode that really helps round out the experience, and which probably should have been in the PC version to begin with. Perhaps more importantly, those amazing good looks survived the translation to the Xbox well intact--along with pretty much everything else.
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WindowsMultiplayer.it
Lungo una disquisizione forse eccessivamente critica, abbiamo voluto chiarire come DooM 3 non sia affatto lo sparatutto definitivo che forse vorrebbe essere, il "grande vecchio" che torna fra i giovani a far loro vedere cosa significa First Person Shooter. Questo senza nulla togliere alla qualità generale di un titolo che passerà alla storia per il contributo tecnologico al settore (la grafica è davvero qualcosa da far vedere agli amici) e per alcuni dei più fulminanti tuffi al cuore che vi siano capitati in un videogioco.
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WindowsFiringSquad
My suggestions? Don’t binge on it, don't go back and re-play parts (and save often to avoid re-playing), and don't use the cheat codes even if you're trying to show your buddy how cool the first boss looks up close with the flashlight. Few games are as spoiled by the feeling of invincibility as Doom III is. Oh and finally, don't expect innovative or even good gameplay. It really is the same formula over and over, just bundled in a remarkably attractive package and with the world's most convincing presentation.
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WindowsGamezine
Hé bien, me voila surpris de constater que ce test est bientôt terminé, alors que le temps aurait pu me manquer. Dans tous les cas, je suis ravi de vous donner mon avis sur Doom 3. Mais, tout d’abord, j’ai quelques reproches à lui faire. Je trouve par exemple que l’on meurt un peu trop souvent. En outre, les monstres ne bougent pas beaucoup de leur environnement initial, à croire qu’ils sont bloqués dans le décor. Enfin, le jeu est parfois vraiment trop sombre. Heureusement, le jeu possède un paquet de qualité car, si les montres ne bougent pas énormément, ils sont en revanche parfaitement animés, ce qui contribue grandement à l’immersion. Grâce à des mouvements très détaillés, les créatures paraissent très réalistes. Et quant à l’éternelle question « Ce jeu est-il une valeur sûre ? », je répondrai « oui », bien que le jeu impressionne davantage par ses graphismes que par son gameplay.
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WindowsGameSpot
While not as remarkable as the technology that fuels it, the game itself is put together well enough to make Doom 3 legitimately great, all things considered.
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XboxGameCola.net
So while Doom 3 is an ultra-sexy diversion with enough substance to fill the id nay-sayers' mouths, I don't see it standing the test of time the way Doom does. The mod and online communities will ensure the game's longevity, and a well-earned buzz will likely continue on for a half of a decade or so. But after the smoke has cleared, I still see myself going back to Doom. Doom 3 has an undeniable hedonistic appeal, but Doom brings me a deeper level of pleasure. Doom 3 is glamorous, but Doom cooks a better breakfast. Doom 3 is an exciting fling, but Doom is the game I see myself waking up to ten years from now.
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WindowsNetjak
Overall, Doom 3 turned out to be a whole lot better than I expected. Doom 3 is easily id’s best game. Doom 3 is good, but its lack of creative gameplay elements outside the atmospheric element keeps it just an arm’s length from true greatness. Doom 3’s greatest legacy will be the fact it will have created the foundation engine for the bulk of the shooters that will arrive in the next 5 years. The game is worth a play, unfortunately the $55 price tag is too high. I would suggest checking it out after it hits $40 or lower.
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MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
I'm guessing, though, that people aren't buying this for the multiplayer component. This is all about the single player game, as it should be. Doom 3 never provides the emotional involvement of the Medal of Honor or Call of Duty series, and it doesn't offer any intrigue as did Deus Ex or XIII. But it does offer a hard hitting, exceptionally creepy game that also happens to have the best graphics I've ever seen (best, but not most interesting). Doom fans will be thrilled, and fans of first-person shooters in generally will likely be entertained enough to justify the purchase.
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XboxFragland.net
“Beauty is skin deep”, they say. The ugly ones believe this in all their hearts and the hot momma’s use such a statement to proof that they do have some brains. Whatever you think about it, there is a certain truth in it. Doom 3 however tends to be part of the hot momma’s like Paris Hilton; blond, hot but oh so stupid. But sometimes a man wants nothing more but pure enjoyment without any complications, just action all the way and Doom 3 certainly delivers on that factor.
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WindowsPC Powerplay
Warnung: Doom 3 wirkt im Story-Modus nur, wenn Sie es alleine spielen, nachts und mit entsprechender Soundanlage und Hardware. Doch dann können Sie ich auf einen gut designten Grusel-Schocker gefasst machen. Vor allem die vielen Skript-Ereignisse sorgen regelmäßig für Adrenalinschübe. Am meisten regen mich die hirnlosen Gegner auf. Klar, es sind nur Monster. Aber wer intelligent genug ist, ein Tor aus der Hölle heraus zu öffnen, der versteckt sich sich bei einem Kugelhagel sicher auch hinter eine Mauer. Trotzdem können Actionliebhaber für den Budget-Preis nichts falsch machen, denn der Shooter unterhält Sie für gut 20 Stunden. Und mit Mods macht's sogar im Multiplayer Spaß.
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XboxThe Video Game Critic
The surround sound is impressive; the crystal clear moans and footsteps build a sense of paranoia (are those footsteps mine?) There's no auto-save feature, but you can initiate a save at any point, and there's even a handy "quick save" button. My biggest disappointment came when I attempted to play the much-ballyhooed two-player cooperative mode with a friend. Sadly, there's no split screen version, so you'll need two copies of the game. Otherwise, I really enjoy playing Doom 3. It may lack the variety and long-time play value of Halo, but you can't question Doom 3's sheer intensity and top-notch production values.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Heel wat gamers houden graag vol dat grafieken in een spel maar secundair zijn. Anderen vinden GFX dan weer het allerbelangrijkste. Doom 3 drijft die tegenstelling op de spits. Het spel heeft een paar duidelijke tekortkomingen, waaronder wel erg oppervlakkige multiplay. Maar aan de andere kant is het veruit de meest spectaculaire en beangstigende shooter van het moment, en een prima proefstuk voor wat je vandaag met de juiste technologie kan bereiken. Groots, maar niet episch?
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XboxGame Revolution
Doom 3 for the Xbox might not do much new, but it still does what it does very well. It looks great, plays good, takes a nice 20 hours or so to complete and it's genuinely scary, which is all you really need to have a good time. I wouldn't swap it permanently for Halo 2, but it's perfect for a weekend romp. Just don't let Master Chief find out you've been messing around.
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Xbox4Players.de
Genau wie bei der PC-Version entfesselt Doom 3 auch auf der Xbox ein Wechselbad der Gefühle. Die Jagd durch den marsianischen Stahlsarg ist anfangs enorm spannend, verkommt aber nach einigen Stunden zu einer eintönigen Ballerorgie. Die gruselige Atmosphäre wird zwar oft von clever inszenierten Schockmomenten aufgelockert, aber Gänsehaut stellt sich nicht mehr ein, wenn einem immer das gleiche Konzept serviert wird: Raum betreten, Licht geht aus, Monster erscheint, Monster ist tot, Licht geht flackernd wieder an. Zwischendurch wird diese Monotonie immerhin dank einprägsamer Erlebnisse durchbrochen, aber trotzdem fehlt die Abwechslung, die Riddick z.B. so einzigartig machte - auch Halo 2 bietet bessere Unterhaltung für Einzelspieler. Unterm Strich bleibt Doom 3 auch auf der Xbox ein unheimlicher, aber recht monotoner 3D-Shooter mit tollen Schockmomenten und klasse Grafik.
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WindowsStrategy Informer
Doom 3 seems to try its hardest to ignore every single gameplay innovation since Half-Life, which fluidly combined action with puzzle-solving elements and an intriguing story. Furthermore, the developers depend on the mod community to fix the parts of their game that they made foolish design decisions on. Doom 3 can be a decent run-and-gun experience with some frights thrown in, but that category is far better handled by games like Painkiller and Serious Sam. If you loved the original Doom, Doom 3 won’t disappoint. If you’re used to seeing a little more substance with your style, check out Far Cry or Half-Life 2.
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WindowsDarkZero
Awesome game, short but awesome game, I’m pretty sure this is the scariest game I’ve ever played.
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WindowsFOK!games
Op grafisch gebied heeft id Software goed werk afgeleverd, hoewel je daar pas echt van kan genieten met een behoorlijk high-end systeem. Wel vind ik dat de graphics wat overhyped zijn. Ze zetten namelijk wel een nieuwe standaard maar ik ben er persoonlijk van overtuigd dat id Software binnen twee maanden (laten we het ruim nemen, Valve neemt de tijd) alweer afstand zal moeten doen van hun troon aangezien ik denk dat de Source engine van Half-Life 2 pas echt potten zal breken. Een echte en eerlijke vergelijking kan echter nog niet worden gemaakt maar naar wat ik van de laatste bink filmpjes heb gezien vrees ik dat Doom 3 het gaat afleggen. Het geluid is subliem en het spel speelt lekker weg, soms iets te lekker want Doom 3 is erg makkelijk. Verder een heerlijk eng en gruwelijk spel, met een angstaanjagende en donkere sfeer die het boeiend maakt. De AI is niet bijzonder en de multiplayer matig. De wapens zijn standaard, besturing dan weer prima.
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WindowsWorth Playing
In short, DOOM 3 is just like DOOM and DOOM 2 with its gameplay and combat, and if you didn’t like the originals you won’t find anything in DOOM 3 to change your mind. Even casual DOOM fans will find any compelling reason to play the game quickly wane, possibly even before the end of the first run through the game. Hardcore DOOM fans will enjoy the fact that DOOM 3 is just like their baby, only with a facelift and some fancy new gameplay features, but everyone else might want to tread with caution as DOOM 3’s initial scares and wows over the graphics give way to predictable, uninspired gameplay all too quickly.
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WindowsAbandonia Times
Doom 3 plays as it was originally designed by id Software, and you can see from a mile that it’s the engine, being tech-oriented as it was, who put perhaps too many limitations on gameplay. Somehow, for such a long-awaited title, gamers expected more.
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XboxConsole Obsession
Doom 3 definitely deserves full points for atmosphere and graphical polish, as a faraway hellish planet is the only place we found ourselves in during the course of the title. The game only suffers during the campaign, which may be a little too long-running for its own good, or perhaps we just got a tad sick of all those dark corridors. Either way it’s still a great, and absorbing game with a creepy atmosphere.
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WindowsJust Games Retro
Overall, Doom 3 handily accomplishes exactly the kind of scary story id set out to achieve. Unfortunately, it was a game style not everyone wanted. Without the outrageous movement speed and death metal riffs, it only catered to a portion of the classic Doom audience. The engine was brilliant at using lighting to create the kind of atmosphere Doom 3 needed, but was perhaps a bit too specialized – you won’t see Tech 4 appear in too many other games, while Unreal’s usage grew exponentially. A chilling game if that’s what you’re out for, but maybe not quite the Doom you were expecting.
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XboxJeuxvideo.fr
Je pense que l'on peut être déçu par Doom 3. À part des graphismes de toute beauté et une bonne ambiance, il ne révolutionne pas le genre. Il se contente simplement de nous resservir le même plat mal réchauffé. On avance, on tire et … c'est tout. On est donc devant un FPS sans surprise qui contentera les joueurs avides d'action pure. Sa réalisation à la hauteur de la puissance de la Xbox permet toutefois d'en faire un titre impressionnant.
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WindowsFactornews
Même si Doom 3 est un jeu inégal qui souffre de tares agaçantes, sa bande son extraordinaire, ses graphismes à se décoller la rétine et son ambiance magistrale nous font facilement passer outre, jusqu’à oublier les quatre longues années de développement qui l’ont précédé. Pour ceux qui aiment crier dans le noir...
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XboxFactornews
Au delà des pertes logiques dues au hardware de la Xbox, le jeu d'Id est toujours aussi efficace. Alors certes, on pourra gloser sur la définition des textures, le nombre de polygones des models et la taille des maps, mais le fait est que ce Doom III Xbox délivre exactement la même expérience que la version PC, ni plus ni moins. De la flippe à couper au couteau, des kilos de tripaille à étaler sur les murs et une ambiance étouffante à souhait... Que demander de plus ?
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XboxJeuxActu
Attendu par un grand nombre de fans, Doom III ne déçoit pas. Cependant, malgré une très bonne réalisation graphique et sonore, le jeu pêche par son manque d’originalité. La succession de couloirs interminables, des armes déjà vues dans la série, un gameplay sans finesse et un mode Xbox Live perfectible l’empêchent d’atteindre des sommets, comparé à un Halo 2. Et pourtant malgré ses défauts, Doom III est une expérience à vivre grâce à son ambiance terrifiante et sa réalisation visuelle épatante.
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WindowsGamerDad
In all, despite the fact "Doom 3" is essentially a throwback to classic "3-D shooters" but with remarkable graphics and atmosphere, it is still one of the best computer games of 2004. Just be sure your computer can play the game before bringing it home so you can experience "Doom" instead of gloom.
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XboxGamerDad
Doom III is surprisingly conservative. Sure, it's always going to be controversial when you pit the player against the forces of hell, litter rooms with blood stains and dead bodies, and render zombies out to tear flesh but, well, Id Software didn't really use inverted crosses this time and you aren't rewarded for killing innocent people (like in Quake 2). Id is growing up and obviously imitating Valve and Half-Life here and the maturity helps the game feel more cohesive.
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XboxX-Power
Al bij al is Doom 3 is nogal simpel te noemen. De game bestaat voor het grootste gedeelte uit een patroon van donker kamertje in, verschillende monsters die overal vandaan komen verslaan, ammo, health en PDA's zoeken/pakken en dan de volgende kamer binnen gaan, waar dit patroon zich weer herhaalt. Dit patroon van kamertje in, kamertje uit wordt af en toe aangenaam onderbroken, vaak door eindbazen, kleine minigames of korte levels die zich in de buitenlucht afspelen. De makers van Doom hebben dus duidelijk niet gekozen om een revolutionaire shooter te maken. Dit geeft niet, aangezien niet elke game baanbrekend hoeft te zijn en in dat opzicht doet Doom 3 wel wat het beloofd heeft. Een enge, claustrofobische shooter afleveren waarbij je nooit het gevoel hebt veilig te zijn. En als het je niets uitmaakt dat dit effect bereikt wordt doordat de game donker is en dat vijanden vaak opeens te voorschijn komen omdat ze worden "getriggered" als jij langsloopt, dan is Doom 3 een game voor jou.
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XboxKombo.com
Doom 3 is almost perfect in so many crucial categories- amazing graphics, excellent sound, and one of the industry’s greatest engines. Perhaps that’s why it’s so disheartening to see the piss-poor Campaign and Xbox Live competitive modes nearly ruin the entire package. I’m not quite sure how Doom 3 was as a PC title, but this version does not feel like it bears the fruit of six more months of work. Doom 3 came with a level of anticipation that suggested it would occupy a spot next to Halo 2 in the annals of Xbox greatness. Turns out they’re not even on the same planet.
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WindowsPlayback
Doom 3 wypada całkiem nieźle na tle współczesnych mu gier. Jest bardziej klimatyczny od HL2. Nie występuje w nim takie łudzenie nieliniowością jak w przypadku ww. tytułu. Ma się określony korytarz, który należy przejść pozostając żywym, w Półżywym taki "korytarz" był nakreślony na mapie miasta. Powodowało to chęć skoku w bok i niemiłe rozczarowanie dostępnością jedynej słusznej drogi. W Doomie wiemy o niej od razu, nie mamy złudzeń. W Far Cry brakuje natomiast jakiegoś ciekawego momentu pod koniec gry (jak zejście do piekła w Doom). Dzięki czemu gra staje się monotonna i praktycznie nie sposób przejść ja za jednym razem. Dzieło ID góruje też nad twórczością niemieckich programistów różnorodnością wrogów, ustępuje jednak pola znacznie gorszym trybem dla wielu graczy.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Cette version Xbox de Doom 3 n'a pas grand-chose à envier à son homologue sur PC. Certes, elle reste évidemment moins aboutie graphiquement mais c'est tout de même superbe. Les développeurs ne se sont pas contentés de faire un simple copié-collé de l'opus PC puisqu'ils ont ajouté un tout nouveau mode coopératif à 2 plutôt sympa. Décidément, ce Doom 3 a bien des atouts à faire valoir et séduira à n'en pas douter les amateurs de FPS. Mais de là à dire que c'est le jeu du siècle, il y a un pas que nous ne franchirons pas. Le titre n'est en effet pas exempt de quelques défauts : les niveaux sont répétitifs, le gameplay semble dater et le problème de la lampe torche que l'on ne peut pas combiner avec une arme agace vraiment.
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MacintoshJeuxMac.com
Cet opus est très bon dans l'ensemble, si l'on oublie la gourmandise en ressources demandées. Le moteur graphique est d'une qualité remarquable, mais il semble quelque peu "sous exploité", notamment avec certaines textures bâclées et la faible possibilité d'interaction avec le décor. Gageons que les jeux qui en tireront profit à l'avenir sauront combler cette lacune et nous montrer ce que ce moteur a dans le ventre ! La violence et le gore ne sont pas poussés à l'extrême, et Doom 3, de par son ambiance lugubre, se rapproche d'un film d'horreur (en exploitant les mêmes "ficelles", pièces sombres, sons lugubres et lointains...), sans pour autant délaisser le côté baston et défouloir.
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XboxGameCell UK
Good but not great, Doom 3 lacks the epic settings of Halo 2 and whilst it never failed to entertain and scare me right until the end, I found that after a couple of hours play I’d had enough and had to go play something else to “chill out”. This could be a credited to the game’s intense atmosphere, or that I don’t actually like the dark all that much - Halo 2 and Far Cry managed to be plenty scary enough in bright sunshine and Doom 3 just overdid the dark thing to the point of repetition, it’s an awesome game engine but needed a few less dingy and claustrophobic settings to break things up and give the intense gameplay some much needed variety. A game you really should see just to appreciate what your Xbox is capable of graphically, visually it will at times amaze you, whilst noisily scaring your pants off at others.
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WindowsVideo Game Talk
What it boils down to is, is this game worth your 54.99? My answer to that is, it depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for the story of Halo (2), then no…I doubt this comes close, but if you are looking for an above average FPS which sets out to creep the hell out of you, then this hits the target. The replay value that Doom 3 offers is minimal, even with the multiplayer aspects until the mod community creates some great additions so if you are looking for something with the multiplayer longevity of the Battlefield games, I’d suggest staying with Battlefield. But if you are looking for a thrilling, stirring, frightening trip back to a place you haven’t been for near 10 years, then Doom 3 will really give you your money’s worth, after all $55 can’t really buy you 20+ hours of entertainment many other places can it?
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Etrange qu'un jeu comme Doom 3 ne puisse faire l'unanimité. Pourtant on l'a vu sur de nombreux forums, certains aiment, d'autres adorent et d'autres détestent. Pour ma part, j'aime et je vois là un très bon jeu, pas un titre culte. Doom 3 pose une ambiance terrifiante qui le rend particulièrement addictif et jouit de graphismes à tomber raide mort. On aime avoir peur et faire des bonds. Mais de nombreux détails peuvent apparaître frustrants, voire même énervant ou carrément rédhibitoires. La lampe torche parfois abusive, certaines grosses ficelles, le level design soigné mais répétitif ou le fait que comparé à une rude concurrence, le gameplay semble date, laissant souvent une pointe de lassitude s'infiltrer au bout de quelques heures.
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WindowsCheat Code Central
If you're looking for a good shooter, Doom 3 will not disappoint. It was the game that wrote the book on shooters many years ago. It's not particularly innovative by today's standards, nor is it as scary as games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil but at least you'll know what you're getting. Regardless of whether you like this game or are disappointed that it's too much like the original, I think we can all agree that this is the best, and most definitive version of Doom.
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XboxGamezine
En conclusion, Doom III peut se vanter d'être le FPS le plus terrifiant et le plus performant graphiquement a l'heure actuelle sur console. Malgré la déception du mode coopératif, il subsiste « l'expérience Doom III » à laquelle tout joueur doit être confronté.
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XboxDreamStation.cc
Doom 3 is a game that is good in the shooting department and excellent in the making realistic looking monsters that frighten department. Online co-op mode will add replay value, as will the average deathmatch modes, although a little innovation and more players (4 doesn’t cut it anymore, if it ever did) would have added a lot more longevity to them. It comes down to whether you're into getting thrills from aliens popping out of dark corners or not. If you fall into the first category, you can’t do much better than Doom 3.
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XboxExtreme Gamer
Doom 3 is a visually suspenseful ride that will have you exercising that trigger finger. If you enjoy first person shooters you will dig Doom 3, but overall it doesn't have impact you might of expected. We love Doom 3; but the stories been told. Let's hope the demons finally stay in hell.
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MacintoshMac Gamer
If your looking for a futuristic, Sci-Fi Horror, First Person Shooter with a solo story this has to be it. Because of the environment and monsters, some gamers will think Doom 3's solo story is the best thing since sliced bread. It's good, but it's a standard horror escape story, and I did not walk away savoring the experience. Level after level of dark hostile facilities to explore with monsters coming at you from all sides, is an excitingly tense, but fatiguing experience. I loved the monsters and the ambushes. The attention to environmental detail, machinery, and architectural layout gave the Reseach Station a very authentic feeling, but dozens of dark levels took some of the fun away. However I did fight the really big boss to finish the game. D3 falls short regarding an interactive environment and human animation. But it's still worth a trip to Hell.
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MacintoshMacworld
Welcome to Doom 3, a terrifying first-person shooter that taps into a primal fear: being trapped in the dark with something menacing. I previewed an early release of the game in the February 2005 issue. It’s now out and worth a look—as long as your system can handle it.
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WindowsWomenGamers.com
I have to admit, the first couple of hours of this game were quite frightful. Turn your lights out, sound up, and lock your door for a fully immersive experience. As much hype as there was, I was disappointed half way through in the predictability of the game. It seemed like a remake of the same old first-person shooter packaged in a much prettier package. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret playing it through, but by the end I was in it for the graphics, not the game.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Le voilà enfin, ce Doom 3 que l'on nous promet depuis plus de deux ans... Si vous l'attendiez avec impatience, vous allez être certainement déçu, mais si vous n'avez jamais joué à un doom-like, vous allez être servi.
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WindowsGameDaily
For those of you who have been taking a break gaming civilization for the past few years, Doom 3 is a remake of the classic game Doom. The premise is the same - You are a nameless marine assigned to a space station on Mars, and an experiment gone wrong unleashes the forces of Hell onto the base. It is up to you to become an army of one and single-handedly beat back the evil before it has a chance to spread.
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WindowsGMR
After putting out some of the most influential games of the past 10 years and then spending the last four years crafting one of the most highly anticipated games of modern times, everything comes down to expectations. Was Doom 3 worth the wait? That answer will vary from person to person, so it should be no surprise that in the end, what you get out of Doom 3 is equivalent to what you put in. Anyone who expects it to be a technical masterpiece will assuredly come away impressed. But anyone who expects it to be equally amazing in the gameplay department might well wonder where the last four years went. The truth actually lies somewhere in between, and expectations should be adjusted accordingly.
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WindowsGame Overdrive
Overall, Doom 3 recieves a 7.8 out of 10 rating from DMDN. Its multiplayer is lacking, but single player does the job it was made to do. Support is good and the graphics are excellent. While I was a bit disappointed in the multiplayer and Doom 3 did deserve a bit higher, it is a fun game and I reccomend anyone interested...or with courage...to buy it today.
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XboxNetjak
For the potential that it had, there is no way that it should have turned out like this. I will still take it online for a fun romp now and then with some co-op, but all in all I found myself bored between the scares of monsters trying to kill me. Redundancy is NOT a gamer’s best friend, or a favorable game trait for that matter. Rent it first to be razzled and dazzled by its look and feel, then you’ll realize if this game’s for you. Most of you will be like me and see all they want within that rental period, but that is not to say that some will love this game flat out for its name. Purchase with caution.
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WindowsEdge
Even these complaints, however, can’t entirely erode Doom’s accomplished terror. It’s impossible for your heart not to race as you sweat out the fright of its peerless audio design, chattering voices and muffled sobs endlessly scraping at your senses. It’s this that makes irrelevant the debates of how Doom is Doom. Terror is the surest badge of Doom 3’s heritage: this is a tense, ultraviolent action game which demands you revisit the way we played the original game: off with the lights, on with the headphones, and up with the volume.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Когда Doom 3 спит, ему кажется, будто он — психологический "ужастик". Мрачные техногенные антуражи заливает тусклый свет неоновых ламп, играющий бликами на иллюзорно рельефной поверхности стен. В коридорах слышно негромкое сопение прикорнувшего на боевом посту зомби и радиоболтовня неживых пехотинцев. Причудливая машинерия, не заметившая гибели своих хозяев, продолжает трудиться на благо людей, превращая марсианскую почву в полезные элементы. Вы подпрыгиваете в кресле, когда за спиной с громким лязгом падает бочка, и выпускаете очередь в мелькнувшую под лестницей тень.
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Windowsvideogamer.com
The fact of the matter is that there are going to be many people disappointed with this game. Anyone expecting a game that will reinvent the genre will have missed the point of the game. Sure, it doesn't advance the first person shooter genre at all, but that doesn't really matter when the games basic mechanics are as excellently executed as this. If id had taken a similar approach to how other developers are telling stories in their games we may have had a more cinematic game, but would that have really been Doom? The game is testament to John Carmack's skill as a hands-on developer, and provides a gaming experience not found very often in today's games. Simplicity can sometimes be a good thing.
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WindowsGameCell UK
Despite the criticism, it’s well worth checking out though. Maybe if I had not been such a fan of the original and was not so hoping for the same game with newer graphics it would be an 8 or a 9 – but I have to stick by my guns and go for a 7 – unlike the original, Doom III is nothing special for me.
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WindowsDreamStation.cc
It may seem to most that I’m being very hard on Doom 3. I am, and I feel that I should be. The game costs more than most games at $55 retail. The game is possibly the most hyped game ever, and has big shoes to fill. It does a decent job too, but I just felt that it got old for me. The cheap tricks with "eh" sound effects, and instant spawning monsters got old. The style of game, with 80% graphics/sound and 20% game play just doesn’t cut it anymore. The graphics are great, but I can’t run the game as well and smooth as I’d like to. The levels are so dark that you rarely get a good look around. Is Doom 3 worth $55 for me? No. It’d be worth $25 for me. Once some mods come out, I think this game may get a little more playing time.
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WindowsCheat Code Central
Visually the game is bound to stop your heart - if it were 5 years ago - but come on! There really isn't anything in Doom 3 that you haven't seen before. Sure it looks great, but so did Far Cry. Aside from the graphics (and you better have a monster PC if you want to see them) Doom 3 fails to excite in almost every other aspect. The story is a "re-telling" of the original Doom which, while fleshed out, doesn't do much else than give you an excuse to shoot everything that moves. The scripted events are too overused and it won't take long before you are expecting the unexpected and therefore have already anticipated the next big "BOO!". Doom 3 succeeds as a mindless shooter that achieves limited depth through it's useless busy work PDA mechanic, but after a couple of hours I was just going through the motions.
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WindowsChrist Centered Game Reviews
There hasn't been a game that I would more than happily throw away after I just purchased it for fifty-five dollars than this one. The graphics are superb and sound is just down right awesome, but nothing will make up for the complete satanic feel and exposure this game will bring. As a twenty-one year old I have to say I was freaked out, disturbed, and horrified by Doom III's content. I can't imagine what a thirteen year old would feel like. After hours of exposure to this game, I could see a child's attitude and personality change because of this game. I would have displayed more images but due to the graphic and satanic nature of this game I just couldn't show it. Stay far away from Doom III it has no value to it at all. I would highly recommend that anyone who professes themselves to be Christians, to NOT PLAY THIS GAME.
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WindowsJust Adventure
If you can handle graphic imagery and action and want to see what can be done when 3D is utilized correctly, with its clever graphical tricks and impressive direction, then Doom 3 is highly recommended. If you can't, then don't bother. It should also be noted its minimum specs are really quite low for what it is and even on its most basic settings the games atmosphere oozes through.
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WindowsGaming since 198x
S'il diffère de ses ainés dans son gameplay et sa conception, Doom³ est malgré tout un titre de qualité qui souffre malheureusement d'une répétitivité pénible durant la moitié de l'aventure. Si les deux premières et deux dernières heures sont haletantes, les autres se ressemblent quand même pas mal et il faudra s'accrocher pour aller jusqu'au bout, mais le jeu en vaut la chandelle.
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WindowsSuper Play
Ids rötter är djupt begravda i en tid utan articifiell intelligens och interaktivt berättande. Arvet från Quake och Doom är fotbojan som får årets snyggaste spel att kännas som det äldsta. Hos John Carmack stannade klockan 1996.
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XboxDeaf Gamers
To put it bluntly Doom 3 is not a game for deaf gamers as it makes no attempt to cater for deaf gamers and it's a slap in the face for fans of the series that have waited patiently for the game to arrive on the Xbox. Whilst some pieces of information have been given in text the omissions are truly damaging to the game experience and it's these omissions that kill the game as far as deaf gamers are concerned. In short then it's a game best avoided.
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XboxHonestGamers
Doom 3 doesn't want you to fear for you life: they want you to fear that tile falling off the ceiling for the umpteenth time, or jump at the same clip of scary ambient noise being rehashed over and over. It desires your fear, but is only willing to obtain it cheaply. It doesn't wish to work for it. In my mind, there’s a very clear line dividing the world. On one side stands the people who point to Doom 3’s commercial success and laud it as a triumph. People who don’t mind the lack of challenge, the general dumbing down of the gameplay and the dialling up of the graphics. It’s just another mindless shooter, they say. The people on the other side agree. Doom 3 is nothing more than another mindless shooter, but it’s clear it wanted to be so much more. And it’s not. It's pointless cosmetics-first-gameplay-last software at its worst.