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  • Summary: DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to 2016's DOOM. Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal delivers the ultimate combination of speed and power, along with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. As the DOOM Slayer, you’ll return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell.DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to 2016's DOOM. Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal delivers the ultimate combination of speed and power, along with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. As the DOOM Slayer, you’ll return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell. Set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, you fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities. [Bethesda] Expand
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  1. Positive: 58 out of 61
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  1. Mar 22, 2020
    100
    The result is a dozen levels that span an incredibly diverse range of locations that eclipse everything you can see in DOOM (2016) in just the first couple hours. Double jump, dash, and wall climbing create the opportunity for platforming puzzles and sprawling worlds that the developers have maximized to their full potential.
  2. Mar 27, 2020
    95
    If you loved DOOM 2016 I think you’re are going to love DOOM Eternal. It takes the best parts of 2016 and somehow finds a way to improve on them. Throw in some amazing easter eggs, new enemy types, movement mechanics and level design and you have a formula for amazing. Sure it’ll take a level or so to figure out this new combat rhythm but once you find it, you’ll never want to go back.
  3. Mar 17, 2020
    94
    Doom Eternal is a ceaseless, panicked nightmare that pushes you to point and click with more skill and style than ever before.
  4. Mar 17, 2020
    90
    DOOM Eternal is an fast-paced, gory and excellent game. The weapons feel great, the new systems and gadgets make the combat flow even better than the previous game. The levels are bigger and easier to navigate, and when the combat flow hits you nothing is better. Shooting, freezing and blowing up hoards of demons have never been better.
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    90
    Doom Eternal kicks ass. It's smarter than it looks, faster than it looks, and somehow even more fun than it looks. A triumph—except for the platforming.
  6. Mar 17, 2020
    85
    Doom Eternal’s combat encounters are, quite possibly, the best in the genre. Snappy movement, a varied arsenal and executions, alongside a soundtrack that mixes atmospheric synths with pounding drums and devastating downtuned guitars all feed into the game’s trademark frenetic action. There’s unrivaled euphoria in crushing a demon’s head underfoot before moving on to kill hundreds more of his friends in equally brutal ways. Really, the only thing holding Doom Eternal back from reaching its full potential is its platforming which – although improved – take up too much time that could have been spent doing what Doom Eternal does best: letting you shoot the literal Hell out of scores of demons.
  7. Apr 1, 2020
    60
    It can be tedious and exhausting. Its faux angst and exuberance and hellstory can be grating. It’s probably a level or two too long. But in the end, there’s something so lovable about Doom Eternal, so endearingly goofy about the gory glory kills, so affectionate in the way a monster looks at me cross-eyed as I shove a blade up through its chin and out of the top of its skull. The conventional wisdom is that the monsters in this rebooted Doom gameplay are resources, and what I call shortage is just the necessary harvesting of a monster crop. But more to the point, they’re my playmates in this hopped-up jungle gym with its trampolines and swing bars and tunnels. We’re all in this together to make a colorful over-the-top playground with blaring metal music and blazing quick movement and splatter gunplay and chainsawyering. It’s enough to win over even the coldest critical heart.

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  1. Apr 25, 2021
    10
    In terms of game play loops, this is the best single person shooter I have ever played. There's just something about riding a flaming meatIn terms of game play loops, this is the best single person shooter I have ever played. There's just something about riding a flaming meat hook toward a demon to brush their teeth with a double-barrel shotgun that makes me come back for more. If you like shooters at all, this game is a must. Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Эта игра отдельное удовольствие которое выходило за 2020 год. Я бы сказал что игра просто шедевральна на мой вкус. всем рекомендую к покупке))Эта игра отдельное удовольствие которое выходило за 2020 год. Я бы сказал что игра просто шедевральна на мой вкус. всем рекомендую к покупке))
  3. Jun 8, 2021
    10
    Really fun and fast paced game, I would only not recommend it in case it's actually too fast for some people.
  4. Feb 17, 2021
    10
    Suite fantastique qui s'appuie sur la dernière et la rend deux fois plus bonne. Brutal, stimulant, gratifiant et satisfaisant.
  5. Apr 26, 2020
    10
    I have to hand it to id here, this game is **** brutal and great. The gameplay is one of the best parts of the game, there is platformingI have to hand it to id here, this game is **** brutal and great. The gameplay is one of the best parts of the game, there is platforming mixed with precise sharp and fast movement, also its carnage and then some, its a great great game to have some fun Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2020
    9
    Doom Eternal has improved on Doom 2016 in almost every way. The addition of improved mobility, a heavier reliance on resource management,Doom Eternal has improved on Doom 2016 in almost every way. The addition of improved mobility, a heavier reliance on resource management, chainsaw and flame belch really takes this game to the next level. I see a lot of people complaining since they struggle to grasp the new gameplay style of Eternal compared to 2016 which was a more simple gameplay loop. This game requires a little bit more effort.

    My only legitimate complaints where the purple goop (a minor nitpick and not a common occurrence but I didn't really enjoy myself being glued to the floor and having to fight hell knights by tanking punches to the face)

    And the Marauder, an enemy that completely halts the gameplay and forces you to focus on him. He's not a challenging enemy, he's just an annoyance, especially when paired with other enemies in the arena. I feel like he's bugged, sometimes you hit him perfectly with the ballista while his eyes are flashing and he won't stagger, other times he will. Sometimes he doesn't obey his own "mid-range" rule and will fire his axe beams at medium or even close range. Unlike the other enemies in the game, he requires a specific style of play and he's not fun to go up against. If he was a one time enemy, then I wouldn't mind as much.
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  7. Apr 23, 2022
    0
    Worst Doom game.
    Enemies are bullets sponges so the shooting isn't that satisfying and you are forced into a repetitive game loop of chasing
    Worst Doom game.
    Enemies are bullets sponges so the shooting isn't that satisfying and you are forced into a repetitive game loop of chasing ammo which makes the worst thing about the 2016 game, the glory kills, pivotal. You cant even try to pretend the pathetic teleportation your character does once you hit the chainsaw button isn't there anymore.
    Just a boring and repetitive console FPS, i couldnt believe how bad this game was and have aborted trying to finish it several times already.
    Lowered my rating just to piss off the rabid fanboys lmao
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