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  • Summary: The game arrives March 29 for PlayStation 4 and is backwards compatible on PlayStation 5. Take your Aim controller in hand, put on your PS VR headset, and step into the armored boots of The Doom Marine. Fight for your life as one of the few survivors left in a UAC facility overrun by The game arrives March 29 for PlayStation 4 and is backwards compatible on PlayStation 5. Take your Aim controller in hand, put on your PS VR headset, and step into the armored boots of The Doom Marine. Fight for your life as one of the few survivors left in a UAC facility overrun by demons. Doom 3: VR Edition features Doom 3 and its expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, retooled for PS VR technology. Uncover the secrets of the UAC’s unholy experiments, encounter uncanny monstrosities in claustrophobic environments, and wield an arsenal of iconic (and even otherworldly) weaponry with new textures, shaders and sound effects as you survive against the forces of Hell across over 15 hours of heart-stopping action. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Mar 29, 2021
    82
    DOOM 3 is the ideal choice for virtual reality and its environments have never felt so vivid. The game remains an old school shooter, however the main campaign and the two expansions will give you a great reason to dust off your Aim controller. This adaptation is not perfect, but we should count our blessings.
  2. Mar 29, 2021
    80
    Revised for VR with stunning ghost train effects this slightly aged classic pumps some fresh blood through its steel veins. Doom 3 VR makes a good party game with splatter and jump scare galore although a halfway convincing story or witty ideas are still missing. On your trip to hell and back again you won't need them anyway.
  3. Mar 28, 2021
    77
    There are many things that this adaptation could have done better, but, overall, it gives us a good opportunity to rediscover this game in VR.
  4. Mar 30, 2021
    70
    Doom 3: VR Edition is a somewhat listless version in the implementation of VR, although the effectiveness of the game remains indisputable even almost twenty years after its original release.
  5. Apr 10, 2021
    70
    DOOM 3 VR is also able to breathe new life into one of the game’s more divisive facets: the horror. While jump scares are constant, and as annoying as ever, the VR succeeds in placing you on Mars in a way DOOM 3 has never previously been able to accomplish. This means all of the ambient audio, the lighting, the abrupt discomfiting silence – everything contributes to the creepiness of the experience to an unprecedented level. It provides an opportunity to appreciate all of the things that DOOM 3 did well all those years ago, without having to carry the baggage of defining the series moving forward. And it’s better for it. Just don’t expect much of a visual upgrade, as thanks to the headset’s limitations, things more or less look the same as when the game first launched.
  6. Apr 2, 2021
    65
    Killing demons in VR is interesting and intriguing, but PS VR integration could have been way better.
  7. Mar 29, 2021
    40
    Doom 3: VR Edition is a serviceable port of a decent shooter that was never intended to be played in VR. While there’s undeniable novelty to seeing id’s spookier take on the series realised in full 3D and some combat sequences do work better inside the headset, the game’s unable to separate itself from its flatscreen foundations and never plays to the platform’s real strengths. It’s a bit of VR junk food, then; easy to digest and enjoyable while it lasts but, in the grand scheme of VR gaming, you can do a lot better. Maybe it’s time we accepted Doom’s demonic antics are best left on our PCs and consoles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 1, 2021
    10
    Amazing! We are lucky to have such a great Doom 3 VR port so late in the PS VR lifecycle. It’s hard to believe that this game is 17 years oldAmazing! We are lucky to have such a great Doom 3 VR port so late in the PS VR lifecycle. It’s hard to believe that this game is 17 years old - the graphics look great in VR, I think the low PS VR resolution actually helps to cover up the aging graphics.
    The game plays like a dream with the aim controller, unlike in Doom VFR where the aim controller chugged - as a result, Doom 3 VR is the more immersive game of the two.
    The teleporting system from Doom VFR is gone - thank god.
    The villain is memorable and keeps you driving to finally deliver an ass kicking of all time.
    Doom 3 VR feels like an evolution on the Doom experience John Romero was trying to establish in 1993, this time with no music, making it a creepier atmosphere, all the classic guns (favs are chain gun and plasma gun - they’re huge and badass), and monstrous demons to make you feel like a real bada$$.
    Things can get kind of annoying when monsters get too close and you can’t hit them, plus backtracking once you’ve completed an objective can leave you wandering around, but those are minor gripe methinks.
    Honestly, this ranks up high with me along with Doom VFR, Borderlands 2 VR, and Skyrim VR - in my opinion all of which are remarkable and ahead of their time curios of the platform.
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  2. Apr 2, 2021
    10
    Crazy and unbelievable experience with aim controller. Absolute must have for all ps vr owners. Wish me more old AAA ports for vr.
  3. Apr 9, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Una de las mejores experiencias de realidad virtual de todo el catálogo de psvr. Estable y pulida con mimo. Una buena remasterización que conserva todas las virtudes del original, con sus dos expansiones oficiales y los grandes añadidos a mayores, como el aim controller y las sombras en tiempo real que ya tenía la versión original de 2004 y que había perdido en la versión BFG de 2012. Con el audio 3d, la experiencia se vuelve aterradora. Es increíle lo bien que ha envejecido el juego gracias a lo bueno que ya era entonces. Par Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2021
    10
    I remember playing Doom back in 93’ and thinking how amazing it would be to actually be in the game. I’ve waited nearly 30 years but finallyI remember playing Doom back in 93’ and thinking how amazing it would be to actually be in the game. I’ve waited nearly 30 years but finally got to experience what I always wished for. Is it perfect? No...some glitches and poor level design make this sometimes feel cheap but it’s still a hell of a ride and you really get the feeling this is the experience ID always wanted to give you with DOOM3. For $30 this is worth every penny for PSVR owners. Expand

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