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Category Description User Score
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 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
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Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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GamePlasma (Nov 19, 2005)
Ok when I played this game I nearly dirtied my pants. The gameplay blew me away. From the very start it teaches you everything that you need to know. Crouch, shoot, move, etc were very easy. The control sensitivity at first was sluggish so I had to move it from a 5 to a 7 (ultimate killing speed for any online game) and I kicked every demon I came across from then on. When you get other guns like the grabber, chain gun, shotgun, etc. you can make a shortcut for them on the D-pad as well. This really helps especially when there are swarms of many different demons coming at you. The gameplay also uses some sort of strategy when you are running down the hallway looking for things to shoot. The demons who throw fireballs at you, you can use the gravity gun to grab the fireball, turn the fireball around, and shoot it back at them.
In all, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is a great game, just as scary as its predecessor. It is lengthy enough to count as a full game, and with the extra content and new levels, this game delivers on all gaming fronts. The graphics are identical to its forebear, and if you disregard the choppiness in the cut scenes, this game will bring a soft tear of joy to us hard core demon lovers.
Game Chronicles (Oct 14, 2005)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Mars, id Software unleashes a new evil upon the planet in Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil. What was an expansion on the PC is now a standalone release on the Xbox, which hopefully might pique the interest of gamers who never even played the original Doom 3.
DarkZero (Oct 30, 2005)
A worthy addition to the Doom series, this expansion pack continues the game’s story nicely, the addition of the classic games gives you a nice chunk of nostalgia for you to get your teeth into. The multiplayer is sadly lacking though, making this mainly a game for the solitary gamer, but if you love your Doom you can’t really go wrong, especially not at the budget price of twenty quid.
TeamXbox (Oct 07, 2005)
While maybe not thirty dollars in terms of the multiplayer aspect, id and Nerve put enough forethought and hard work into DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil to deserve a purchase from the FPS crowd. If you’re new to the series, I’d recommend picking up a used copy of the collector’s edition of DOOM 3 first before getting cozy with DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil. Not only does this latest DOOM title resurrect pure evil, it also resurrects one of the finest FPS Campaign modes you will currently find in the gaming world.
The multiplayer mode isn't much to speak of, but does offer some classic deathmatching. In short, if you liked the Xbox version of Doom 3, then you'll definitely want to head back to Hell for another visit.
Next Level Gaming (Oct 06, 2005)
When Doom 3 was bring developed for the Xbox, iD software was busy working on an expansion pack for the already released PC version. Which brings up an interesting question. iD told me once that John Carmack designed Doom 3 he had the specs for the Xbox in mind (wink wink). So why is it that a PC version comes out first, then it takes a few months for the Xbox versions to follow? Anyway, iD and Activision decided to port the expansion pack to the Xbox. And so today Activision released Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil. With the help of Nerve software, Xbox owners wondering when they were going to get a chance to play the expansion pack will have their chance.
GameZone (Oct 10, 2005)
When one talks video games, the conversation usually begins generically enough in the topic of genres. Within each genre there are games that define the classification. The name DOOM inevitably surfaces in that conversation.
The creepiness is all consuming, the demons are enjoyably perverse, and the action is intense the whole way through. There's nothing new here, but more Doom 3 is always a good thing.
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.
Game Over Online (Nov 30, 2005)
So is Mars worth another visit? If you enjoyed Doom 3, absolutely. Weak multiplayer aside, Resurrection of Evil delivers what Doom fans have come to expect from the series: a gory, action-packed shooter. The presentation is stellar and despite being a little on the short side, the single-player campaign is a hellacious romp, and I mean that in a good way.
Worth Playing (Nov 10, 2005)
I have many fond memories of days becoming nights becoming days while playing Doom II, listening to White Zombie and eating a giant piece of pepperoni while downing Jolt after Jolt. The lights were off, the dark ambience blended with the harsh monster rock of White Zombie, and the gibbering demons in the background kept our nerves from growing dull. Suddenly, a creature would appear out of nowhere with a terrible roar, flames coming from its eyes as it hurled bolts of fiery death right into my face … it was startling, to say the least.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 21, 2005)
Resurrection of Evil is an entertaining, worthy chapter in the Doom franchise. The inclusion of the early Doom games with multiplayer is a great perk which really increases the longevity of this package, which is pretty important because this game is pretty short. If you’re into multiplayer, Doom III was strangely popular on Xbox Live and I’m sure this includes much more that you’ll enjoy. All in all, at the price, Doom III: Resurrection of Evil is a game you shouldn’t resist.
GameSpy (Oct 13, 2005)
Xbox owners who enjoyed DOOM 3 owe it to themselves to check out DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil. The game builds on nearly everything that made the DOOM 3 such a satisfying single-player experience. Hopefully, some day in the future, id will see fit to give gamers a more robust multiplayer experience worthy of the DOOM name. Until then, the single-player campaign is still strong enough to carry the title and provide action junkies more than enough to satisfy their itchy trigger fingers.
GameSpot (Oct 06, 2005)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is the expansion pack for Doom 3, which was released on the Xbox six months ago. That, in turn, was a port of the PC original, which was a classy first-person shooter from id Software that features some pretty amazing visuals to go along with its cut-to-the-chase shooting action. The expansion doesn't stray too far from the action of the original, but the new levels, new weapons, and increased focus on action make "more of the same" a fun little adventure.
IGN (Oct 10, 2005)
Usually, people don't go out purposefully seeking death. If they do, it's not death at the hands of Hell's freakish, ravenous minions. Taking those rules into account, it's safe to say that the nameless marine in Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil must be the most depressed, suicidal individual in the history of human society. After all, everyone in the world already knows that the dig site on Mars houses the gateway to Hell. We can forgive characters like Dr. Elizabeth McNeil who runs this particular Mars excavation operation because she's actually seeking something of value. The marine, on the other hand, isn't seeking anything. He's voluntarily journeying to the exact spot where Hell's fanged, plasma spitting demons are known to exist. It's really hard to root for a guy if he's already proven himself to be the dumbest in existence.
76 (Oct 19, 2005)
It seems a little rushed and the multiplayer is really lacking a lot. The classic Doom games almost compensated for these flaws and if they weren’t included in the previously released Doom 3 Collector’s Edition, I would buy this game just to have those. Since the game is so short and there really isn’t a lot of replay value, I would save your money and just rent the game. However, if you are a huge Doom fan, or you have trees of money in your backyard, feel free to pick up this game for a measly $30.
GamingExcellence (Nov 21, 2005)
At the end of the day, Resurrection of Evil had impossible shoes to fill, and for all its faults and missteps still amounts to a good game (with amazing graphics) that any DOOM fan will be happy to play. It may not offer the all-out attack on the senses that DOOM 3 offered, but from the start, it’s obvious that RoE tries to walk a different line. Fans of DOOM 2 that found DOOM 3 a little too tame will appreciate RoE’s revival of all-out action levels and open areas. The inclusion of Classic DOOM games and the lower price point makes the addition of Resurrection of Evil to any DOOM fan’s library a no brainer.
For 15 quid or thereabouts this is of course by no means a bad game, and Doom 3 RoE never failed to entertain and scare me right until the end, but whilst playing it through I found that after a couple of hours play I’d had enough and had to go play something else. This could be credited to the game’s intense atmosphere, or that I don’t actually like the dark all that much – but Halo 2, Far Cry and Half Life 2 managed to be plenty scary enough in brilliant sunshine – Resurrection of Evil just oversteps the ‘dark mark’ to the point of repetition. It’s an awesome game engine but needed a few less dingy and more open settings to break things up and give the intense gameplay some much needed variety.
With the inclusion of the old Doom titles on this disk, you might be able to justify the purchase. Otherwise, there is hardly a single thing to point at other than the graphics that you can say anything good about. This is not a game to buy simply because of the title, so if you have any interest definitely rent it first.
Gamestyle (May 25, 2008)
Gamestyle enjoyed its return to the Doom 3 world, thanks to the backwards compatibility offered by the Xbox 360. The Doom experience remains streamlined and ruthlessly efficient, lacking the epic scope that we’ve come to associate with other first person shooters. Mars may be fun to visit, but Gamestyle would only suggest a few hours before catching a connection elsewhere.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Oct 28, 2005)
Efter Doom 3, och nu Ressurection of Evil känner man att Doom 3 inte riktigt är ett spel som är lämpat för "mer av samma". Medan Ressurection of Evil är ett bra tilläggspaket kan man ändå känna att det hade varit skönt med en liten paus från de ångestframkallande klaustrofobiska korridorerna och de billiga skrämseleffekterna. Nu är det mer av samma, men kvalitén, det låga priset och bonusmaterialet gör det helt klart köpvärt för Doom-fans.