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Category Description User Score
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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
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Overall User Score (36 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Game Chronicles (Apr 04, 2005)
This is one expansion pack that actually rises above the original core game. It’s not as long as the original, but you will enjoy every last second from opening movie to closing credits, then you can take a short break before heading online for some of the best multiplayer in recent PC history. It’s quite simple really – if you own the original then you are destined, nay, “doomed” to purchase the expansion pack.
Game Vortex (May 23, 2005)
If you liked Doom 3, you’ll like the expansion. If you’re looking for a deeper experience, check out Half-Life 2 or wait for the expansion. Resurrection of Evil is about as good as an expansion can get and delivers a great-looking, and fun, shooter.
GameZone (Apr 05, 2005)
Resurrection of Evil does not have the most original of storylines, to be sure. It is a serviceable plot that merely takes the concept from Doom 3, twists it slightly, adds some new elements and sends it out again. Is that a problem? Not in the least. The game is about taking up a weapon and blowing the minions of hell into tiny bits. Of course, what fun would that be unless they popped up at you from various areas and scared the pants off you. And that is another element that RoE handles very well. Its base game was an edge-of-the-seat thrill ride and RoE carries that aspect very well.
All in all, I was impressed with DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil. Many of the things players have complained about have been changed. The satisfying single player game and many additions to the multiplayer mode make this feel more like DOOM 3 "should have" been when it was released last August. The price tag is a little high for my tastes, but I still can wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who enjoyed DOOM 3.
Shooterplanet (May 11, 2005)
Etwa zwölf Stunden werdet Ihr brauchen um die Höllenmonster erneut ins Reich des Bösen zu verbannen. Für ein Add-On eine recht lange Spielzeit. Leider wird in dieser Zeit wenig Neues geboten. Wer also gerne in klaustrophobisch engen Gängen wandelt und nach DOOM 3 immer noch nicht genug von Schock-Effekten und Höllenmonster hat, sollte sich diesen Erweiterungspack besorgen. Auch Multiplayer-Freunde werden vom erweiterten Angebot positiv überrascht sein.
Softpedia (Apr 18, 2005)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is an interesting sequel for those who appreciated the original game, and for those who didn't have the opportunity, it can be an extra reason to it. If Doom 3: Resurection of Evil was intended just as a continuation of the story, then it has achieved its purpose, otherwise ... the producers have a lot to work.
GameSpot (Apr 04, 2005)
Resurrection of Evil does a good job of reprising the straight-ahead shooting of Doom 3, and the new additions help to add a little depth to what was admittedly a pretty basic action game. The expansion's not incredibly long, so a dedicated player can blow through it in eight to 10 hours. However, its action is solid and entertaining throughout, without ever feeling like a chore. When it comes down to it, anyone who enjoyed Doom 3 should have an equally good time playing through its first expansion.
84 (May 04, 2005)
Doom 3 war vielleicht nur technisch ein Meilenstein, aber trotz des simplen Gameplays und der sich abnutzenden Schockeffekte hat mir der Trip zum Mars damals Spaß gemacht – kein Wunder also, dass ich mich begierig auf das Add-On gestürzt habe. Dieses bietet im Großen und Ganzen das, was schon das Hauptprogramm bieten konnte, kurzweilige, actionreiche Shooter-Kost in atemberaubender Kulisse. Wenn ich bei Dunkelheit und lauter Surround-Anlage durch die blutverschmierten Korridore laufe, kommt Spannung auf, egal ob dabei das Hirn gefordert wird oder nicht. Durch die kurze Spielzeit und die kleinen Neuerungen rücken die Schwächen des Originals zudem ein wenig in den Hintergrund.
Als je na het beëindigen van Doom 3 nog zin had in meer, dan zal je dit zeker vinden in Resurrection of Evil. Het behoudt alle elementen uit het originele game en voegt daar wat broodnodige variatie en extra wapentuig aan toe.
IGN (Apr 04, 2005)
Now that the bloom is off the rose, Doom 3's garden doesn't look quite so lush. The levels in RoE are generally better and more varied than what we saw in Doom 3, and there's plenty of them to go around. If the rather basic AI and constant traps and monster closets didn't bother you much in Doom 3, you'll probably get a kick out of RoE, although I don't expect most people to be willing to pony up 35 bones. I would recommend getting it on sale or waiting until the price goes down. While RoE provides much more interesting and tactically useful environments, it still doesn't quite offer the challenges we've become accustomed to with shooters like Far Cry and Half-Life 2. And from what I've seen of Monolith's F.E.A.R., RoE's appeal will slip a notch futher, as the encounters in F.E.A.R. are consistently more satisfying and the supernatural element more effective, in my opinion.
1UP (Jul 21, 2005)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil essentially does what we expect from any decent expansion pack, giving us more of the good stuff, eliminating some of the lame stuff, adding cool new stuff, and making everything a bit tougher for those who made it all the way through Doom 3. It doesn't revolutionize gaming as we know it, but fans of its predecessor won't be disappointed. And if you weren't one of those fans, save your $35--as if I needed to tell you.
Doom 3 Resurrection of Evil essentially does what we expect from any decent expansion pack, giving us more of the good stuff, eliminating some of the lame stuff, adding cool new stuff, and making everything a bit tougher for those who made it all the way through Doom 3. It doesn’t revolutionize gaming as we know it, but fans of Its predecessor won’t be disappointed. And if you weren’t one of those fans, save your $35—if I needed to tell you.
Selvom ændringerne i forhold til originalen kan virke minimale, har de en betragtelig indflydelse op morskaben, mens man spiller. Et sikkert køb for fans.
80 (UK) (Apr 19, 2005)
On reflection, if you were in the camp that loved Doom III for what it was, warts and all, then you should definitely treat yourself to this well-rounded episode. It's not offering anything revolutionary, and you could argue that it doesn't fix anything that was wrong with it last time out, but the new toys are a lot of fun, it still stands out for looking absolutely stunning and given that it lasts about as long as most full priced shooters you're getting good value for money. One of the better expansion packs you'll come across, and not the kind of cash in fodder that's often associated with these things.
Thunderbolt Games (May 11, 2005)
This is a game for Doom III fans. It’s not quite good enough to convert haters, but fans of the game should definitely pick this one up. Resurrection of Evil ultimately fails on innovation but perhaps just as importantly succeeds with expansion. It’s more of the same, for better or for worse.
Game Positive (Apr 15, 2005)
If you liked Doom 3 and don't mind laying down some extra cash, then this expansion pack will provide you with more of the demon shooting action that you know and love.
In all, I actually liked the expansion pack better than the original game. It did add some new elements to the shooter genre without sacrificing gameplay. If you liked Doom 3, you will like the expansion pack. If you did not like Doom 3, then there is a chance you might like the expansion pack anyway. It's certainly worth the money. At only $20, its really a steal if you own the original game.
If you didn't like DOOM 3, well, you won't like Resurrection. The Grabber is fun, but there's one in Half Life 2. The last nine-tenths of the game feature wonderful level design, but it's still pretty much an extension of its predecessor. And certainly you won't find it as scary, though on harder difficulties, it's a lot more challenging. But it still looks amazing, and it's still an enormously gory, satisfying experience for those who just want to blow off some steam.
While never deviating from the established norms of the Doom franchise, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is decidedly better than most first-person shooter expansion packs and incorporates many improvements over the original release. For example, the addition of the double-barreled shotgun, grabber, and artifact, the introduction of the ominous Hunter bosses, and the injection of a multiplayer capture-the-flag mode all significantly enhance the gameplay in this title. Although this installment is shorter than its predecessor and equally predictable, there is a lot to like here. Of course, if you did not enjoy the original Doom 3, you will find little here to change your mind. But if you (as I did) had a blast before, you cannot miss this new release.
80 PC Gaming (Apr 08, 2005)
In conclusion, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil has turned out to be an enjoyable expansion pack. The multiplayer has been extended nicely, and the single player campaign is better than its predecessor. Although the settings are still very much the same, most of it is done in a way that makes it all worth it anyway: props to Nerve for that. There are still a few shortcomings, but I can, without a doubt, recommend this shooter to anyone who enjoyed DOOM 3. Go to Hell.
Armchair Empire, The (May 24, 2005)
Back when the first Doom and Doom 2 came out, I was still in elementary school. I played those games to death, and enjoyed a lot of the mods that the community put out as well. When I first played through Doom 3, I enjoyed the game, but I wasn't thrown back to the same feeling of playing through some of the classic Doom moments. Granted the game and the genre has evolved since the original Doom, but I was looking for a little more fast paced action. Resurrection of Evil offers a little bit more action in this regard with some larger areas where there are lots of enemies. However, a few minor design decisions that held back the original are not corrected.
PC Zone (May 05, 2005)
It's still a bit of fun - silly, mechanical and repetitive perhaps, but fun nonetheless. There's enough ultra-violence here to entertain the young and forgetful, and the new weapons, if not a revelation, do improve the game. The grabber in particular adds an enjoyable new way of combating foes, while the double shotty brings back the joy of close-quarters decimation. This, along with the addition of eight-player CTF (see 'Filling The Gaps', above) will be enough for many. But with the whole experience becoming more and more tired with every telling, and a hefty price tag attached at that, we can only preach caution.
Gameplay (Benelux) (May, 2005)
Het horrorgerecht is een beetje minder smaakvol, maar de suspens en actie steekt Doom 3 naar de kroon.
ActionTrip (Apr 05, 2005)
I guess it all comes down to the matter of choices. Being a jaded bastard that I am, I'd probably give this one a miss, but that is just my horribly skewed opinion. I did get a lot of fun out of it, but I'm not sure I'd spend my money on it, and that's my honest answer. Doom 3 fans should definitely check this one out if they're craving for more Doom gameplay seasoned with whatever id though was neat in Half-Life 2.
PC Powerplay (May, 2005)
Als größter Doom-Fan der Redaktion habe ich mich besonders auf das Addon gefreut. Doch nun zeigt sich, dass die genialen Gruselmomente des Hauptprogramms absolute Mangelware sind. Wenigstens bleibt der Ballerspaß ungebrochen, denn was die Entwickler alles an Monstern auf mich hetzen, bietet eine echte Herausforderung.
Abandonia Times (Oct, 2011)
Resurrection of Evil is a good expansion for attempting to enhance the original with new gadgets and abilities, but they shouldn't lower the difficulty, making the player almost a god. Despite a story that leaves room for improvement, taking the gameplay in a different direction is logical for an expansion, and because it’s not a "full" game, RoE gets away from too much criticism.
75 (Aug 28, 2005)
Deux ans après la catastrophe survenue dans la base martienne de l’UAC, des satellites de cette corporation ont détecté des activités dans le site 1, un ancien complexe de recherche qui était jusqu’alors abandonné. L’UAC décide alors d’y envoyer une équipe de scientifiques dirigée par le docteur Elizabeth McNeil, escortée par un groupe de joyeux spacemarines. Vous faites bien évidemment partie de la balade afin de trouver des indices sur la provenance de cet étrange signal. Votre équipe décide alors de percer un mur et vous vous retrouvez dans un ancien temple martien qui renferme un étrange artefact : « le cœur mécanique qui permet de ralentir le temps » (rechargeable avec les âmes des cadavres rencontrés sur la route)...
70 (Apr 14, 2005)
Une extension n'a pas pour habitude de révolutionner le jeu originel et Resurrection Of Evil ne déroge pas à cette règle : Nerve Software ne voulait évidemment pas se mettre à dos les amateurs de Doom 3. Cependant, en améliorant quelques-uns des éléments importants du jeu, cette première extension propose une aventure finalement au moins aussi intéressante / motivante que celle du jeu de base. Le scénario est à peu de choses près aussi indigent et l'ensemble mise encore beaucoup sur l'atmosphère même si les ennemis sont plus présents. Globalement, les niveaux sont d'ailleurs moins sombres et les passages complètement noirs pour ainsi dire absents. La conception de ces différents niveaux est également un peu plus intéressante et grâce à des parties plus ouvertes, plus aérées, on sort du schéma « couloirs super étroits » de Doom 3.
Factornews (Apr 09, 2005)
Resurrection of Evil, tout en conservant les grands principes de Doom 3 apporte un rythme plus soutenu et des nouveautés non négligeables qui rendent le jeu plus dynamique et difficile. On n’a pas le temps de s’ennuyer pendant la dizaine d’heures de la campagne solo, même si le prix reste honteusement élevé pour un add-on (45 euros).
CanardPC (Apr 20, 2005)
Comme à chaque Doom, nous avons droit à une extension honnête sans être démentielle, de quoi prolonger le massacre avec le sourire pendant une bonne dizaine d'heures. Les nouvelles armes, dont un Grabber pompé sans complexe sur Half-Life 2 et le double fusil à pompe, musclent bien le gameplay du jeu original. Le moteur 3D est toujours un cran au-dessus du reste. Toutefois, le prix anormalement élevé de cet add-on en fait un produit de luxe que seuls les fous furieux de la série auront envie d'acheter.
GameSpy (Apr 04, 2005)
When I reviewed DOOM 3 last year, I called it a love-it-or-hate-it kind of game, one where some people would completely go along for the ride but others would be completely turned off by the basic gameplay. Resurrection of Evil, on the other hand, is a love-it-AND-hate-it title. If you enjoyed DOOM 3, there's a good chance you'll enjoy Resurrection of Evil.
70 (Apr 08, 2005)
Voilà un premier add-on pour Doom 3 qui se montre relativement convaincant. Certes, les ajouts ne sont pas de taille mais ceux qui ont su apprécier le gameplay original ne seront pas déçus. On regrettera certaines choses finalement assez futiles (le gravity gun) et une atmosphère moins prenante qui laisse le jeu reposer en grande partie sur l'action pure, contrairement au jeu de base. Dommage.
Game Revolution (May 03, 2005)
The expansion also isn't very long, only about half the length of the Doom 3 single-player game. Capable fraggers will beat it in eight hours or so, which is pretty thin. On the other hand, it's more Doom 3, and it's as fun and scary as ever. If you're a big fan - and I know there are more than a few of you out there - you'll be pleased with the expanded multiplayer and few but notable additions. Just don't expect nearly as big of a trip this time around. Now if only someone would follow Dante's map of Hell, then we'd be in business.
JeuxActu (May 24, 2005)
Cet add-on a été fait pour les fans du premier, les purs, les durs, ceux qui trouvaient que le premier opus était trop court. Ici, ils remettront le couvert et pour peu qu’ils aient une connexion web, ils iront affronter leurs congénères sur les arènes virtuelles et les nouveaux modes qui s’offrent à eux. Les autres, comme moi, qui ne sont jamais rentrés dans l’ambiance de Doom III, qui ont trouvé que baser un jeu sur le "je-te-mets-dans-le-noir, tu-vois-rien-et-des-monstres-te-sautent-dessus", ça ne fait pas un jeu. Et bien vous, passez votre chemin. Y a rien à voir. Et si le multijoueur rehausse le titre, le prix de celui-ci vient tout gâcher. Pour les fans seulement.
UOL Jogos (Apr 15, 2005)
"Resurrection of Evil" consegue escapar um pouco do design industrial/infernal do original, o que por si só é um alívio para quem zerou "Doom 3", mas a aventura longa com o mesmos sustos acaba ressaltando o teor repetivivo do produto.
Absolute Games ( (Apr 10, 2005)
Текстуры, модели, архитектура остались прежними. Порой возникает ощущение, будто кто-то разобрал на запчасти карты оригинальной игры и попытался соорудить из них нечто иное, но потерпел неудачу. Исследовательские лаборатории, медблок, канализация, район раскопок, реактор, беготня по "улице", поездки на монорельсовых трамваях, сбор ключей, жаркий Ад... Снова обсуждать это пиршество "дежа вю" нет смысла — все слова уже были высказаны в рецензии на Doom 3.
Netjak (May 23, 2005)
Ultimately, this is an evil best left dead. The expansion to Doom 3 could have been a great way to end the story and introduce new, more creative elements and level design, but ended up being the complete opposite. Resurrection of Evil even failed to match the atmosphere of the previous title and is little more than eye-candy without any flavor. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.
Gaming since 198x (Oct 15, 2008)
Déception donc pour une extension qui, si elle apporte quelques nouveautés au jeu de base, facilite trop la tache du marine devenu un surhomme grace à l'artefact. Le super shotgun est tellement puissant qu'il devient rarissime d'utiliser autre chose, un peu dommage donc car la répétitivité de l'action est saoulante. Et si le soufflé décolle un peu lors de la seconde moitié, il retombe immédiatement lors du passage en enfer, prodigieusement ennuyeux. Un titre mal ficelé, à ne conseiller qu'aux gros fans du jeu d'origine.
40 (Jul 25, 2005)
The best "stuck inside a hallway" first person shooter ever. If you like being stuck in a darkened hallway with no where to go, you’ll love Dooms 3: Resurrection of Evil. The same fundamental problems as the first game: too dark, too repetitive, too many cheap tactics by the mobs. Would be a great looking game if you could see anything. In short, it’s the same game as Doom 3. I wouldn’t call this an 'expansion' so much as a 'continuation'. They didn’t expand on anything, they just made more.