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DOOM³ (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Hell ain't a bad place to be Zovni (9360) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
YES! Tomer Gabel (4388) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
A good reason to outsource creativity. dreamstealer (146) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
A very problematic game Paranoid Opressor (167) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
Too bad they got rid of "IDBEHOLDL". Jeremy Johnson (638) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Impressive visuals, but lacking the soul of the original Chris Wright (99) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Nice graphics and atmosphere but in long term rather boring. Ajan (262) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Doom is Reborn Dr. Dude (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doom 3 is competent, but simply not up to par Kadath Bird (706) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Good engine, recycled gameplay ApTyp (12) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (184 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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100
Thunderbolt 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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UOL 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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Tap-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.
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Computer 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.
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2404.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.
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PC 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
GamesFire
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
Fragland.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?
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Mygamer.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.
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Game 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.
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Génération 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.
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GameSpy
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
Gamereactor (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
Joystick (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.
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Entertainment 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.
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ToTheGame
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
Game 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
ActionTrip
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
Gamigo
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
Armchair 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
PC 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.
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Eurogamer.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
Adrenaline 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
PC 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.
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IGN
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
Gamesmania
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
eXp.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
Game 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.
87
GameStar (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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4Players.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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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Doom 3 biedt fenomenale 21ste eeuwse graphics gecombineerd met voorbijgestreefde 20ste-eeuwse Doom 1 gameplay.
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Multiplayer.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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FiringSquad
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.
85
Gamezine
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.
85
GameSpot
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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Netjak
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.
83
PC 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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GameSpot (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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Strategy 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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DarkZero
Awesome game, short but awesome game, I’m pretty sure this is the scariest game I’ve ever played.
82
FOK!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.
81
Worth 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.
80
Abandonia 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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Just 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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Factornews
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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GamerDad
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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Playback
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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Video 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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Jeuxvideo.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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Cheat 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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WomenGamers.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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JeuxVideoPC.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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GameDaily
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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GMR
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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Game 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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Edge
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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Absolute 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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videogamer.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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GameCell 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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DreamStation.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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Cheat 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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Christ 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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Just 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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Gaming 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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Super 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.