Doom 3 Review

By Deane Barker on August 11, 2004

Doom 3 one of the scariest video games ever made: I’m not much of a gamer, and I’m definately not much of a horror afficionado. I’ll leave this one for those who are.

What you see in this M-rated game is definitely NOT for children or the squeamish. The vivid three-dimensional graphics, a true step forward for computer games, allow for some extremely gross death scenes involving large quantities of blood and various human and monster guts. […]

One nice touch adds a great deal of tension: you have a flashlight that never runs out of power, but you can’t use it at the same time as your weapons. […]

Doom 3 doesn’t revolutionize computer games as we know them. Rather, it polishes the horror-themed first-person shooter genre to a high gloss.

It’s not going to provoke any deep thoughts or philosophical debate, but anyone looking for a good scare will enjoy this gorgeous nail-biter.

SimCity is more my speed.

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Comments

  1. The original Resident Evil was one of the best ever, IMHO of course. I use to play it with the lights low and with the surround sound on. Hearing all the zombies creaping around was great. Granted it wasn’t a first person shooter (2nd person??) but the idea was the same, avoid all the monsters while you figure out puzzles.

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