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  • Summary: Re-mastered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, this game and its expansion pack offer enhanced graphics, engulfing the player in the demonic world of this terrifying horror. Players also experience a never-before-seen single-player story, 'The Lost Mission,' featuring seven levels that onceRe-mastered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, this game and its expansion pack offer enhanced graphics, engulfing the player in the demonic world of this terrifying horror. Players also experience a never-before-seen single-player story, 'The Lost Mission,' featuring seven levels that once again have them on the edge of their seats. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nov 6, 2012
    85
    Doom 3 is an old game and it definitely shows its age. If you, however, are willing to look past that obvious defect, this game will prove that it is still just as nerve-wracking as it ever was.
  2. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    Sprinkle in the fact that it's a polished older game that is packed full of fun and there will be little reason why gamers won't be fighting their way through a hellishly altered version of Mars for quite some time to come.
  3. Oct 25, 2012
    76
    Unfortunately, for all its merit, BFG Edition fumbles the ball in a number of baffling ways. Load times are atrocious, (particularly on PS3), mandatory auto-saves interrupt gameplay, and there's absolutely no way to customize your control settings.
  4. 65
    Both games have been ported nicely, with a few new features that weren't there originally.
  5. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Dec 4, 2012
    65
    One thing that won't drive you crazy any more is your flash light. In the original Doom 3 you had to choose. Do you want to shoot your gun? Or do you want to see where you are shooting. Sure, it added to the suspense, but in terms of gameplay it wasn't very practical. [December 2012, p.85]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Nov 28, 2012
    60
    Despite the heritage, and the memories of the time (if you did play it) promising a nostalgic trip, it's a reminder of how far we've come. In the end, Doom 3 just feels old. [Christmas 2012, p.81]
  7. Doom 3: BFG Edition has its darkly atmospheric highlights. But a generous amount of content can't salvage a package that's decidedly dated. If you want a cracking Id shooter, buy Rage on PS3 for about a tenner, because this is one mission to Mars you're better off skipping.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Oct 17, 2012
    10
    I am a 32 year old gamer who hasn't played the original DOOM or DOOM 2 in years. I own a PS3 and I don't have a gaming PC, so I never got toI am a 32 year old gamer who hasn't played the original DOOM or DOOM 2 in years. I own a PS3 and I don't have a gaming PC, so I never got to play DOOM 3. So, the release of the BFG edition on PS3 is something I've been waiting for a long time. When I got it, I loaded up and played the first two DOOM games and they look and feel great. I had been intending to only play the original DOOM for ten minutes or so and move one, but I dug it so much I kept playing. When I tried out DOOM 3 for the first time, I thought it was great. It moved as fast and smooth as Rage (which I own and think is highly under-appreciated). If you love DOOM, buy this. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    10
    This game is AWESOME! Doom 3 looks amazing. The lighting effects are 2nd to NONE! Some people don't like this game because it does not playThis game is AWESOME! Doom 3 looks amazing. The lighting effects are 2nd to NONE! Some people don't like this game because it does not play like Call of Duty. Those people are idiots. Ok, so you can't look down the sights of your gun, that's ok, they come with laser pointers. It really is a great action packed game. No leveling up, no upgrading weapons. Just pure run and gun fun. Expand
  3. dpc
    Mar 17, 2013
    10
    I'm loving this. Makes me feel like I did when I played the original way back when. The negative reviews are asinine from spoiled brats whoI'm loving this. Makes me feel like I did when I played the original way back when. The negative reviews are asinine from spoiled brats who expect the galaxy when they're already given the moon. The HD upgrade is excellent. The sound is spectacular. The graphics are very good yes, they show they're age, but they were outstanding when Doom 3 was released and they're just as good now. It's Doom. Isn't that what we wanted? Maybe the negative critics were expecting a 2012 overhaul to be more like Call of Duty. This simple, faithful game play is absolutely addicting, scary and beyond fun just like Doom 1 and 2. You won't be disappointed. Unless you have a giant pole up your butt. Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2015
    8
    Its me Truecritic101 and let me say something before I start talking about this game I never got to play DOOM I DOOM II or DOOM 3 so i'm goingIts me Truecritic101 and let me say something before I start talking about this game I never got to play DOOM I DOOM II or DOOM 3 so i'm going to be giving a quick little review on each game just so I don't take all day.DOOM I delivers just what I wanted and is pretty good but let me say gets hard I think what the game is trying to do is put your training to the test.DOOM II does the same thing but gets a little hard at the beginning but this one I don't really need to talk about.DOOM 3 is an OK game but it gets hard at he beginning.In conclusion this game is just one of those play again memories that you've played in the past.If you want to buy game just to bring memories back or play it for the first time. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    I remember playing doom back in the early 90s on the PC and played Doom 3 on the original xbox back in the mid 2000s . so i am a doom fan.I remember playing doom back in the early 90s on the PC and played Doom 3 on the original xbox back in the mid 2000s . so i am a doom fan. Doom 3 is a love it or hate it with some people since the formula is changed from a run in guns a blazing tons of enemies to more of a horror game with less enemies and more focused on them trying to sneask up on you. I personally liked the new take on doom but can certainly respect thoose who did not like the new take on it. the collection comes with Doom 1 , 2 ,3 , and Doom 3s expansion pack that gives the game more closure and the lost levels. Thats alot of stuff for $40 and i got mine on a black friday deal for $20 so i got mine at a real deal. Even though Doom 3 is a great game it shows its age even with the HD upgrade . What ID should have done is just slap some updated graphics on this baby. Also the lost levels just kinds sucked and is some thing you most likely will only play once.Also the load times just suck i don't know why they take so long and even saving seems to take for ever. even as is its worth picking up if you are a doom fan as there is alot there to keep you busy for the price. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2012
    7
    Um.... yeah. It was fun playing 1&2 for a couple hours, and I totally enjoyed 4 hours of 3 hours but after that you are simply runningUm.... yeah. It was fun playing 1&2 for a couple hours, and I totally enjoyed 4 hours of 3 hours but after that you are simply running corridor to corridor like the CWYHCO (chicken with....). I don't know what to do anymore. Do I keep running around aimlessly or do I just give up. It was fun while it lasted and I'm sure I'll throw it in again. That's why it gets a good score. But it's not gonna set the world on fire. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2013
    3
    I'm a fan of Quake, DOOM, id Software and FPS Arena games. The game is very good. Why this score? Because Bethesda took it and dumbed it down.I'm a fan of Quake, DOOM, id Software and FPS Arena games. The game is very good. Why this score? Because Bethesda took it and dumbed it down. They re-proposed the same game which was released in 2004 and raised its price. Stop. They promised to make it HD, but there's not any big graphics change. This game isn't worth its price. It's just Doom 3. Even if they made graphics very much better, why raising the price so much? And remember that in the original Doom 3, there are many mods that make it even look better than Doom 3 BFG Edition! It's just the same game, with an expansion! Same thing with Quake Live. It's free, but it's full of publicity of Bethesda games, and it's not open anymore. Damn. As innovation, I'd rate this game a 0/10. As a flop, I'd rate it a 10/10. BUY THE ORIGINAL DOOM 1/2/3! Expand

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