Doom 3 for PC
PC - Windows

Doom 3

Aug 3, 2004

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About this game

Developer: id Software
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Your character is a low ranking Marine on a routine rotation to the United Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility. That's pretty much all the back-story you need. Doom 3 is a bit skimpy in the story-line department, but rich plotting and character development have never been the focus of the Doom franchise. Action is the name of the game here, and we found plenty. After a few minutes of wandering through the facility, listening to rumors about impending catastrophe from the staff it was time to start shooting.

We fought our way through dark, lavishly detailed environments until finally doing battle with pure evil in the depths of hell. Although the game offers no opportunities to explore the Martian setting apart from the linear corridors of the research facility, good level design and well crafted sound effects were successful at scaring the living heck out of us all the way through.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP (Does not support Windows Vista/7)
  • Processor: Pentium®IV 1.5 GHz or Athlon® XP 1500+ processor or higher
  • Memory: 384 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the lateset drivers
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0b (included)
  • Hard Drive: 2.2GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows® swap file)
  • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and the latest drivers
  • Multiplayer Requirements: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported, Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers, LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
  • Supported Chipsets: ATI® RadeonTM 8500, ATI® RadeonTM 9000, ATI®

Critic Reviews

5 Reviews
8.02
Dan StapletonSep 19, 2006
Nothing is as scary as what you can't see. The levels are dark to a fault, forcing you to switch from your gun to a flashlight in some areas just to see when you’re about to be attacked. ...Love it or hate it, it's a novel trick that helps distinguish Doom 3 from every shooter clone that has come in the past decade. The sensation you get from playing is best compared to a sci-fi horror movie like Aliens, and it is an experience that is definitely best enjoyed in a dark room with the surround sound cranked up.
8.90
Dan AdamsAug 05, 2004
DOOM 3 is an entertaining experience as long as you don't go in with any ideas that this is going to revolutionize first-person shooters. It's a pretty basic game when it comes down to it. Everything works brilliantly, but at its core, DOOM 3 has you running from room to room shooting things without much else in between. I was expecting that kind of gameplay, but I was also would have liked to see AI that was a little more deviously evil than mindlessly evil on at least some of the enemies.
Greg KasavinAug 04, 2004
Doom 3 makes a compelling case for both sides of the argument. On one hand, its gameplay has noticeable shortcomings, and its multiplayer mode--which is the focus of most of today's shooters, thanks in large part to id Software's own contributions in the past--seems like an afterthought. On the other hand, Doom 3 is a spectacular game in the purest sense.... Fortunately, the actual game itself--while not as remarkable as the technology that fuels it--is put together well enough to make Doom 3 legitimately great, all things considered.

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