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  • Summary: The fight's not over!

    Your victory over the hordes of Hell spared Earth from a perilous, demon-infested fate, but saving humanity has upset the delicate balance of power in the heavens. Become the DOOM Slayer once again and set things right in DOOM Eternal's first single-player expansion,
    The fight's not over!

    Your victory over the hordes of Hell spared Earth from a perilous, demon-infested fate, but saving humanity has upset the delicate balance of power in the heavens. Become the DOOM Slayer once again and set things right in DOOM Eternal's first single-player expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part One.

    Travel to previously uncharted realms of the DOOM universe and confront a new challenge head-on.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Nov 17, 2020
    90
    While it’s easy to nitpick, it’s even easier to rave about how great the rest of the The Ancient Gods is. I’m not sure this is the best place to jump into Doom Eternal given its initial difficulty, but picking up the whole package is absolutely recommended. The Ancient Gods consistently delivers some of the best combat ever seen, and delivers it in spades.
  2. Nov 2, 2020
    90
    Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods part 1 continues where Eternal left off, which is exactly what id Software was supposed to do to make it a success. All the good elements from Eternal with a few nice additions make The Ancient Gods part 1 a must-have for fans of Doom.
  3. Oct 26, 2020
    89
    A frankly terrifying exercise in pushing Doom as far as it can go.
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    80
    Spewing larger-than-life encounter after larger-than-life encounter The Ancient Gods - Part One can get a bit on the repetitive side, but it's easy to forgive it for this minor misstep, since more DOOM Eternal is never a bad thing. Don't let the low level count fool you. The three available maps are fairly large, and the high challenge will manage to keep you on your toes, especially due to how some new demons affect the battlefield. As a whole, and while a bit more variety would be more than welcome, the first DLC is very enjoyable, looks great, carries some new, and pretty neat tunes, and finally leads the narrative down a pretty intriguing path. Can't wait for Part Two!
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    A solid expansion that will test even the hardest Doomguys around. It’s almost the same as the basic game, with one exception: It’s even harder. And, regretfully, the music isn’t as amazing as before.
  6. Oct 27, 2020
    80
    While the three new levels are excellently designed and the combat is as satisfying as ever, the lack of new weapons or abilities feels like a missed opportunity. The main downside however is the uneven balancing: Some battles are littered with high level enemies (some of which require precise aiming in the midst of combat) and take easily more than 10 minutes to complete, all while you are grasping for ammo and health. Doom Eternal made you feel like a badass, while Ancient Gods almost makes you drag from one fight to next, always hoping you make it out alive somehow. This might be a real dealbreaker for some players, even for those who finished Doom Eternal without a problem on normal difficulty. Ancient Gods is still good fun, mind you, but I don't feel this is the right direction for the franchise. There is a difference between challenging and hardcore.
  7. Oct 22, 2020
    70
    I love Doom lore, and this expansion goes exactly where I was hoping it would go. The three levels are wonderfully designed and have some of the most memorable set pieces in the entire game. There's a fight in a foggy swamp against invisible enemies that I adored and there's one particular arena with transforming pillars that I found to be really inspired. I think the combat has become too complicated and I hope Part Two can reign it in a bit, though at this point, I'm expecting to fight three Marauders all possessed by spirits and buffed by totems while turrets shoot me to death. Don't feel bad about lowering the difficulty on this one even if you got through Eternal on Nightmare. It's not you, the game is just frustratingly hard now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    This DLC is brutally difficult compared to the main game, which is a great thing. I find myself having to up my game so much to get throughThis DLC is brutally difficult compared to the main game, which is a great thing. I find myself having to up my game so much to get through some of these fights on Nightmare. New areas are great. Highly recommend if you're up for a challenge Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2020
    10
    Gid Gud Noobies. This is the best FPS game ever made and nothing for morons.
  3. Oct 22, 2020
    10
    This game is Doom Eternal campaign on steroids. The enemy AI feels slightly tuned to higher difficulty and the arenas are moreThis game is Doom Eternal campaign on steroids. The enemy AI feels slightly tuned to higher difficulty and the arenas are more claustrophobic, thereby making the combat more intense and dodging harder but even more critical. The DLC picks up where the final level of DOOM Eternal Campaign left off and the weapons and all enemies are back within the first 1/4 of the first level. While the game is harder, it is possible to manage these levels if you play it enough times. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    9
    с уходом Мика Гордона игра не растеряла своей брутальности,это дополнение не хуже оригинальной игры,очень надеюсь что разработчики выпустятс уходом Мика Гордона игра не растеряла своей брутальности,это дополнение не хуже оригинальной игры,очень надеюсь что разработчики выпустят вторую часть как можно скорее Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2020
    9
    A competent DLC campaign; the music, visuals, and gameplay are comparable in scope and quality to the base game. Unfortunately, ID'sA competent DLC campaign; the music, visuals, and gameplay are comparable in scope and quality to the base game. Unfortunately, ID's zealousness to deliver a challenging experience has gone a bit out of control here, resulting in a fairly exhausting playthrough. Some design choices are questionable, and end up compromising the flow and pacing. Still, it remains very fun, so I can't complain too much. Expand
  6. Oct 31, 2020
    8
    Amazing DLC!Gorgeous locations,interesting story and great continue of main story,but theres few conses some arenas in Urdak,soul demons areAmazing DLC!Gorgeous locations,interesting story and great continue of main story,but theres few conses some arenas in Urdak,soul demons are too strong,and music is worse than main soundtrack. Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2020
    1
    Bad game design all around. Lack of ammo and rhythm base combat doesn't always flow smoothly given the arenas that you are playing in. ItBad game design all around. Lack of ammo and rhythm base combat doesn't always flow smoothly given the arenas that you are playing in. It would seem that the expansion could act as a right of the ship from the combat that was needed for so many fans with Doom Eternal or at the very least an occasional reprieve; they just doubled down. Just like Doom Eternal there is way too much emphasis on resource farming. You are expected to resource farming and there is little room for movement in some areas. You will get stuck on edges, get trapped in corners, coupled with the terrible hit detection make for a frustrating experience. Overall, it’s also a boring experience, same combat cycle over and over again. Same enemies over and over again. You will also not like if you would like story with enemies peppered in. It’s just arenas over and over again. Expand

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