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  • Summary: Following the events of "Doom 3" and featuring new locations, characters and weapons, including the return of the double-barreled shotgun, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil expands the terrifying action that fans have been raving about. The expansion pack continues right where the original leftFollowing the events of "Doom 3" and featuring new locations, characters and weapons, including the return of the double-barreled shotgun, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil expands the terrifying action that fans have been raving about. The expansion pack continues right where the original left off - with a terrifying atmosphere and a new story which delivers you deeper into the heart of the UAC to uncover new secrets and technology used to destroy the demon force that's Hell-bent on destroying you. The expansion continues the frightening and gripping single player experience of the blockbuster original. The title also features even more multiplayer action with support for up to eight players in all new maps. (The expansion requires the full retail version of Doom 3.) [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    85
    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]
  4. Computer Gaming World
    80
    More monsters to kill and guns to shoot them with. You were expecting, maybe, a love story? [Aug 2005, p.72]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. netjak
    45
    Resurrection of Evil even failed to match the atmosphere of the previous title and is little more than eye-candy without any flavor. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 48
  2. Negative: 21 out of 48
  1. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    It was great to have some new weapons in the game in the expansion. The new monster zombies are cool looking and really alot of fun to kill.It was great to have some new weapons in the game in the expansion. The new monster zombies are cool looking and really alot of fun to kill. This expansion really makes you understand the story of it all more. If you loved playing DOOM 3 then you cant go wrong in buying this one too. I like it that it creates new ways of killing the enemies. It is alot of fun to play! It is a must buy for DOOM lovers! Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    9
    Продолжение легендарного шутера от ID, все как обычно, на крайне высоком уровне исполнения.Продолжение легендарного шутера от ID, все как обычно, на крайне высоком уровне исполнения.
  3. Oct 9, 2018
    8
    [Played on PS3, in Doom 3 BFG Edition. Completed on Nightmare skill level]

    Once gamers, real gamers, always expected more. From a golden
    [Played on PS3, in Doom 3 BFG Edition. Completed on Nightmare skill level]

    Once gamers, real gamers, always expected more. From a golden age, you expect nothing less than gold. So much gold, that even when you are given gold, you're not satisfied. This is exactly what happened with Resurrection of Evil, judging by Metacritic users' score. Now I will explain why, instead, RoE is not only a great expansion but it's even more than that if compared to the dark era of video games that we live today.

    Gameplay remains purely Doom 3's one, but there are several additions. Starting from the double-barreled shotgun, or Super Shotgun, which finally returns after being absent in Doom 3 basic version. Using it is very satisfying, a real improvement over the bizarre normal Shotgun, not only in the accuracy but also in the two fire mouths that kill majority of enemies with a (2 in one) single shot or deal very massive damage to stronger ones. With only two shots in the barrels and a slower reload, it can leave the player vulnerable, but its hellish power counterbalances this single flaw. Normal shotgun is obliterated by Super Shotgun and I really don't understand how they didn't think to introduce it in the basic version of Doom 3. More lenient I can be on the Grabber, a reimagination of revolutionary Gravity Gun in Half-Life 2 (released after Doom 3, but before RoE). Being that its creation lays the foundations on a game released later, it was difficult to expect it in Doom 3's basic version. Nonetheless the Grabber is a nice weapon to use and works well. In fact, being many of Doom 3 (and also RoE) demons' attacks based on arched energy projectiles, the use of the Grabber is also more frequent than Gravity Gun in HL2, being useful to send back to enemies their own energy projectiles in the majority of battles, rather than to solve environmental puzzles like the Gravity Gun.

    But new weapons also require to be test on new enemies. And new enemies have arrived. The "Vulgar" is a new type of demon – vaguely reminiscent of a Xenomorph – that replaces the normal Imp in most of RoE levels. More resistant and faster in the attack, it is a nice new demon and should never be underestimated at the highest skill levels. Curious about how Vulgar should have been the original Arch-vile, in Doom 3's early stage of development, but was later scrapped. Then there are "Forgotten Ones", an echo of the original Lost Souls' design in classic Doom games. While I actually like Lost Soul's design in the basic version (more the design than the behavior) there is to admit that Forgotten Ones should have been original Lost Souls in Doom 3, so even here I don't understand how they could exclude this so good design from the game. However, most powerful new demon in RoE is the "Bruiser". With a wacky and creepy appearance, at the same time, the Bruiser can be interpreted as a formidable fusion between an Hell Knight and a Mancubus. It hasn't as much health as the one or the other, but it still exceeds 800 HP. However, it is its attack to make it a fearsome opponent: in less than a second, in fact, it can quickly fire alternating fireballs (at least 4) from its two arms-mounted cannons. The damage is high and their rate of fire is significantly higher than Mancubus' one.

    A great addition to RoE, which becomes the core of its gameplay, however, is the Artifact. Instrument similar to Doom 3's Soul Cube, it uses souls of non-demonized deceased humans to reload up to 3 uses. It grants three powers, each one obtained after defeating a boss: Helltime Hunter, which grants the power to slow down time, Berserk Hunter which adds the power to use weapons and fists with multiplied damage (berserk) and Invulnerability Hunter which adds the ability to not suffer damage while using the Artifact. All these powers are activated together, as they are obtained, and make the gameplay very fun, in a sense even more than what the Soul Cube did. Each one of the 3 bosses offers a good challenge, especially the last two. Final boss, the Maledict – Dr. Betruger, turned into a demon – is still a more challenging final boss than Doom 3 basic version's Cyberdemon.

    RoE is a great expansion, which doesn't deserve all the criticism it received. An underrated work. I think even The Lost Mission (exclusive expansion published in BFG Edition) was too harshly criticized, and therefore I can only defend RoE. New weapons, new enemies, new powers, new plot, new levels. It was really a golden age if we could dare to complain about so much goodness, guys. Look at the painful world of today's video games. Low-cost DLCs put at full price, invasive and manipulative microtransactions that break gameplay, expansions that do not add anything but cut off pieces from the original game.

    It's true, in the end: you really appreciate things, only when you don't have them anymore. Play and enjoy Resurrection of Evil and BFG Edition. You won't regret it.
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  4. JamesC.
    Aug 2, 2007
    5
    A bit less linear and boring then doom 3. However still completely mediocre gameplayer. Graphics graphics graphics, where's the A bit less linear and boring then doom 3. However still completely mediocre gameplayer. Graphics graphics graphics, where's the gameplay? Why is it so linear? M E D I O C R E Rmeinded me of a worse Black. Expand
  5. AB
    May 23, 2005
    3
    Doom 3 was mediocre at best, and Resurrection of Evil can't be called "mediocre" under any circumstances. "Horrendous" will do just Doom 3 was mediocre at best, and Resurrection of Evil can't be called "mediocre" under any circumstances. "Horrendous" will do just fine. The graphics haven't changed at all, making them the best part of the game by far. The sound and level design are the same, as well. Also on the "developer too stubborn to change it" list is the inability to hold a flashlight and a gun at the same time. It makes for some extremely frustrating moments. Basically, id took a game that was slightly below average, and re-released it again, after the gamers have played superior games such as Resident Evil 4 and Half-Life 2. This just makes it too difficult, as we have to make the transition from great to horrid. Expand
  6. Mike
    Apr 26, 2005
    1
    I liked doom 3, but I felt that it lacked something. I figured the expansion pack would take the game into a new direction. But guess what?? I liked doom 3, but I felt that it lacked something. I figured the expansion pack would take the game into a new direction. But guess what?? its the SAME thing, only WORST. I couldnt believe it! small enviroments! I mean come on! how boring is that!!!! same monsters, Everything is the SAME!!! Funny how it takes place 2 year after and everyone acts like "whats happening??" and that gravity gun is a joke!!! I cant believe they copied Half life 2 only one thing, you pickup an object and you can see anything in front of you! they copied HL2 and made it worst.! Good job! Expand
  7. AndyDennis
    Mar 30, 2005
    0
    Terrible, terrible game, cmon! try and be original! copying the half-life 2 grav gun word for word? how pathetic! halo 2 succeds where thisTerrible, terrible game, cmon! try and be original! copying the half-life 2 grav gun word for word? how pathetic! halo 2 succeds where this game fails, and that is in every aspect imaginable. The final boss turns out to be a angel, and you have to kill him using the "love" of mankind. WTF! what were they smoking?! this is horrible! Wow! i still cant believe how much money i spent buying this game, they should have payed me to play it. stupid posers. Expand

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