Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil PC


Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
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  1. While the enhanced multiplayer mode and the new items such as the gravity gun add to the game nicely, RoE essentially offers the same basic gameplay seen in the original, not really expanding enough to attract new fans.
  2. 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."
  3. 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.
  4. Unfortunately we don't get any creative new monsters but, we do get a new multiplayer mode in Capture the Flag.
  5. Of course, 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. [PC Zone]
  6. If you liked Doom 3, then Resurrection of Evil is exactly what you've been expecting all these years. The new weapons, levels, monsters and multiplayer are attractive even for a non-hardcore Doom fan.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    More monsters to kill and guns to shoot them with. You were expecting, maybe, a love story? [Aug 2005, p.72]
  8. The single player campaign is very enjoyable, and no DOOM 3 fan should leave it on the store shelves just because a few levels aren’t as good as the standard set early on in the game.
  9. A little shaky at the start, but if you enjoyed Doom 3 and you stick it out, you’ll find a lot of entertainment to be had.
  10. The developers traded some atmosphere for a faster pace, and their compromises worked well. Less impressive and immersive than the original—yet much more than just a package of extra levels—this expansion doesn't disappoint.
  11. 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.
  12. 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." But it still looks amazing, and it's still an enormously gory, satisfying experience for those who just want to blow off some steam.
  13. The game we were all hoping Doom 3 was going to be in the first place. It just took a few more months and the help of Nerve Software to get there. The difficulty is much higher now, but with the added power of the double-barrel shotgun and the innovative uses of the grabber, plus the insanely cool artifact gameplay balances out nicely.
  14. Game Informer
    An awesome experience. [June 2005, p.135]
  15. If you were enamoured with Doom 3, and especially if you have a group of like-minded friends, you might be willing to bite the expense.
  16. 80
    With an uncharted single-player mission and a set of cool new weapons and demonic abilities, Doom 3 fans have another motherboard-melting adventure on their hands.
  17. Like its forebear, Resurrection of Evil has graphics superior to any other game around.
  18. It gives DOOM 3 fans more demon-killing gameplay set in a new storyline, while adding just enough new to ward off the “been there, done that” feeling. If you enjoyed DOOM 3 you’ll be very happy with Resurrection of Evil and shouldn’t hesitate to add it to your arsenal.
  19. It adds enough new weapons and enemies to make the expansion feel like a solid companion to the original. If Doom 3 left you wanting more, you'll find what you're looking for in Resurrection of Evil.
  20. This is what an expansion pack should be – not in terms of new weapons or monsters, but in terms of size and adventure.
  21. It’s a worthy expansion pack to the atmospheric original. It does introduce a few new toys to play, which vary up the gameplay just a bit, but it’s also still much of the same kind of explore and shoot action you’re used to.
  22. If you liked Doom 3, then you’ll love the expansion pack. However, if you felt the game got a bit old and hated the flashlight/gun game play mechanism, there’s nothing new here to win you over.
  23. The story is a bit of a rehash but thankfully some of the ‘monster-in-the-closet’ stuff is fixed.
  24. 84
    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."
  25. With the focus more on action this time round the game is even better than before. It’s true that it loses its way towards the end, lapsing into same old same old territory and playing too similarly to Doom 3, but Doom fans will love it nonetheless.
  26. This might go some way to appease those who thought the original game was too repetitive, but we suspect it’s probably too little, too late. As for everyone else, ROE follows the exact same formula and therefore doesn't disappoint.
  27. Resurrection of Evil really is, despite its disappointments, a “must have” title for any Doom III fan.
  28. PC Gamer
    Even though Resurrection of Evil might be something of a one-trick cacodemon, I still got creeped out all over again. [June 2005, p.54]
  29. While it doesn't fix all of the problems Doom 3 had it's still incredibly fun and the hell powers add something new into the mix.
  30. Pelit (Finland)
    Delivers more of the same Doom experience. Doom 3's ubiquitous darkness and monsters that spawn behind your back have not gone to hell where they belong. But would it be the same without them? [May. 05]
  31. 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.
  32. 88
    The multiplayer has improved with the introduction of this expansion pack and I am truly amazed at how fluid this game runs even with eight players on a high speed connection.
  33. While it may not exactly win hearts and minds back from "Half Life 2" or "Thief," Resurrection of Evil is a fine aperitif for the Marine who's still got some rounds left in his pistol and gas in the chainsaw.
  34. 80
    By removing some of the arguably cheap content from the game and introducing a couple of new weapons, Resurrection of Evil could be a rebirth for id's thriller.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 43
  2. Negative: 22 out of 43
  1. DuV
    Jan 5, 2009
    I feel the story and atmosphere which Doom 3 was all about, lacking, but having parts with time limits ,(air or toxic suite ticking down), I feel the story and atmosphere which Doom 3 was all about, lacking, but having parts with time limits ,(air or toxic suite ticking down), makes you really appriciate the new "time stop" artifact, as it's what gets you through those moments of 10hp left and in deep dodo. Obviously, to get these experiences, you need to play at Veteran difficulty, else I reckon it'd be just a bore! So, not bad, not great, scary enough when played on the right difficulty, I just arrived at Delta labs to be teleported to hell, looking forward to the change of scenery! Full Review »
  2. AnsonG.
    Aug 1, 2006
    In future ID company can best serve their versatility by never doing anything like this again.
  3. Nov 3, 2016
    First of all, I played this on PS3, but Metacritic doesn't allow me to leave a review for this for PS3.

    This DLC the quality and depth of
    First of all, I played this on PS3, but Metacritic doesn't allow me to leave a review for this for PS3.

    This DLC the quality and depth of many modern feature games. I was able to get more hours of playback out of this dlc than with feature games such as The Order 1886 which cost triple the price. That is something to be commended. I really loved Doom 3, it was one of the best single player FPS experiences in many years, and was sad when it was over. So when I found out about it's DLC I had high hopes. Resurrection Of Evil was very well made. It feels like a continuation, and captures the atmosphere and gerneral Doom 3 style. But it keeps things fresh and new enough to be different. Some different monsters, a less puzzle and collection style of gameplay, and more linear a-to-b-to-b style gameplay. Boss battles are vastly different, and at times the game is less forgiving at providing ammo and health. Also some weapons are different and also there is new equipment, a gravity-gun style tool, and an "artefact" which let's you do some cool things. Great stuff.

    It's not quite on par with Doom 3 though, there's less to explore. I felt a little less immersed in the world. There were far fewer jump-scares and psychedelic moments (tricking you into thinking you're about to die, Which happened often in Doom 3). However I can't really say I'm disappointed or I that expected such things in a DLC.
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