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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Mar 24, 2020
    100
    Doom Eternal has a lot in common with Doom 2. Both could never dream of matching the surprise or legacy of their immediate predecessor, but they each confidently expand on the historic foundations those games set. Using fast-paced first-person shooting as the framework, each sequel has wildly improved level design, a wider selection of demons to massacre, and a larger arsenal that come together to refine its core identity in the smartest, most respectful ways possible. However, Eternal is more ambitious than its 1994 counterpart, pushing even further and creating one of the best first-person shooters ever made in the process. The Doom Slayer has faced many nightmarish opponents and toppled them all, yet his greatest victory might be slaying the impossibly high expectations set by his genre-defining precursors.
  2. Mar 17, 2020
    95
    Doom Eternal is loud, brash, hellishly violent, and 100% entertainment. It might not be the perfect video game, but it absolutely is the perfect Doom game.
  3. Apr 2, 2020
    95
    DOOM Eternal follows in the footsteps of a storied gaming lineage. id Software has done an incredible job at putting care into this series since it was revitalized in 2016. Any player who considers themselves a fan of first-person shooters will immensely love DOOM Eternal because it pays tribute to the genre’s roots and how it has grown over the past three decades. Though it may feel brutal, smearing the entrails of thousands of horrifying hellspawn with a powerful arsenal is one of gaming’s best rewards. Don’t hesitate on this one.
  4. Mar 17, 2020
    90
    Doom Eternal is far more than gore, double jumps, and brutal executions. It's an impeccably designed game that perfectly balances every single aspect of its action to create one of the most challenging, exhausting, and consistently fun shooters in years.
  5. Mar 19, 2020
    90
    A fantastic game, taking all of the elements which made DOOM 2016 such a surprisingly enjoyable reboot of the franchise and implementing dozens of new concepts in a way which makes the entire experience feel fresh all over again. There is more of everything in DOOM Eternal than players could have asked for, but the lack of a classic deathmatch and Snap Map functionality, something which was such an integral and entertaining part of DOOM 2016's community, makes it impossible to give the game a perfect score.
  6. Apr 4, 2020
    80
    DOOM Eternal exceeded expectations, both where difficulty and enjoyment are concerned, and while not without its faults, it feels like a must-play game for FPS players. It knows exactly how hard it is but doesn’t shame players for choosing whatever difficulty they want, and with how many collectibles there are to amass, it offers a surprising degree of replayability.
  7. Mar 19, 2020
    70
    There’s something primal and thrilling to id Software’s further embrace of video-gamey conventions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 302
  1. Apr 2, 2020
    10
    One of the best fps games I've ever played in my life. Fast paced action with amazing mobility, the entire thing makes you feel like anOne of the best fps games I've ever played in my life. Fast paced action with amazing mobility, the entire thing makes you feel like an unstoppable badass. Not to imply that it's easy though. It's challenging, but never tedious or repetitive. Great exploration elements, gorgeous level design that's practically a pvp veteran's wet dream, I am absolutely blown away by DOOM Eternal. I purchased it after watching gameplay online and have yet to feel an ounce of disappointment. Seen some complaints about platforming, but I felt it was a welcome break in between the nonstop hordes of enemies and made for a great added challenge. The world feels vast and expansive, the voice acting is phenomenal, and the soundtrack... Holy Hell I really can not give the game enough praise. Totally brutal fun and I fully expect it to win game of the year.
    *Edit*
    I'd recommend to take some of these negative reviews with a grain of salt, particularly the 0 ratings. All story cutscenes are skippable, secrets aren't mandatory to progress, and if you use the game mechanics ammo is completely manageable. This game will not hold your hand, it will not guide you to the objective marker every step of the way. You will need to think and engage. It's raw, it's brutal, it's **** devastatingly hard. I'm playing on Ultraviolence, I get my ass beat, but DOOM Eternal is the first game in a decade that has put me right back into the giddy feeling I got when I played my very first fps ever. I don't ever rate anything a 10 and I've never left a review on metacritic before today, DOOM Eternal is just that good.
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  2. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Doom Eternal - the game about how demons are stuck in a room with Doomguy and trying to survive there.
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Excelente juego y un homenaje tremendo a este legendaria saga, acción y heavy metal a montones.
  4. Mar 23, 2020
    9
    Doom took everything good from Doom (2016) and turned it up to 11.
    This game somehow is, even more, faster than the previous one I don't know
    Doom took everything good from Doom (2016) and turned it up to 11.
    This game somehow is, even more, faster than the previous one I don't know how that is even possible.
    Doom Eternal takes place 8 months after the previous one. Doomguy "Slayer" and VEGA (AI who you did save in 2016 at the end) has now Doom fortress from Sentinels which is hovering over the Earth which is currently f*cked. Slayer takes the emergency call from the earth and starts to go after Hell Priests that control the invasion. Because of hell energies power, Demons technology is going fast forward and the worlds own defenses didn't have a chance.

    Doom is more "colorful" taking some examples from older games and turned them into a modern-day. I played with regular ps4 on Ultra-Violence difficulty which is Hard mode.
    The compact is much more difficult. If you don't react fast your health will drop in a blink of an eye! Fighting is like a psychopath running on crack and can be overwhelming sometimes. While fighting, you need to learn your surroundings right away, think about how to deal with situations if you get overwhelmed and which enemy you should take out first and how. This is easily the BEST thing in Doom Eternal. Doom is a strategic shooter now. Killing demons while Mick plays his guitar on the background with the choir of doom! Oh god, the soundtrack is so good and the audio design! Hearing those demon sounds really helps you to have some knowledge about what kind of enemies you are facing or did that one son of b*tch die to your grenade around the corner.

    There is lots of lore in this game and without giving any spoilers they answered a couple of big questions too but without reading those collectible logs, there could be couple points in the game that you don't understand what is happening.

    There are platforming sections in this game but honestly not too much IMO. It is good phasing during the ripping and tearing. I think constant fighting could start to feel numb without any change of phasing.

    This game is 100% fan service in a good way and that made me smile. I love it when the game acknowledges that it is a game. So if you are thinking that "that could not be possible" or "that's dumb" I have to ask you, why do you even play games if you can't see such an obvious thing that IT IS A GAME.

    Could my ps4 handle this chaos? surprisingly good! I noticed a couple of frame drops when there was so much stuff on my screen that I would be amazed if the game wouldn't lose any frames.
    I'm really happy how well optimized this port is!

    I'm acknowledging some cripes other people pointed out because 0 and 4 out of 10 to this game seem to be angry **** at its best.

    "The game has too many cutscenes and I don't understand what is happening."
    Doom 2016 got a criticism about not having any story so they fixed that and you can still skip them if you want. But there are reviews here with questions like "why someone is that?" and "why everything is like this?" answer to those questions is in the logs and collectibles.
    "Doomguy has changed"
    No, he hasn't. It was established that Slayer has a moral code.

    Any negatives personally?
    -A couple of frame drops here and there.
    -One huge bug (Needs to be fixed! if there are people who want to play this on the hardest difficulty)
    -marketing, those couple trailers spoiled some good surprises, unfortunately.
    -Couple balance issues in levels. Small demons kept spawning in and I honestly got frustrated because they didn't give me any time to look around to understand where I needed to go.
    - minor gripe but only 3 power up slots, I ended up only using 3 that suited my play style and I didn't bother to change them. In a full picture, those power-ups aren't that good overall IMO.
    -some buttons presses didn't register.
    -Grab command window is nitpicky sometimes.

    If there are any reasons why I wouldn't recommend this game to someone is that if you aren't a fan of "adrenaline shooters" this game isn't for you. Simple as that.

    If Doom Eternal had come in 2019 it would be my game of the year. A couple of strong titles are coming up this year but this is easily one of the best! Rip and Tear!
    9/10
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  5. Mar 20, 2020
    8
    PLEASE, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ID SOFTWARE, ADD MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SUPPORT ON PS4 PORT!!! this game is so hard on controller just due toPLEASE, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ID SOFTWARE, ADD MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SUPPORT ON PS4 PORT!!! this game is so hard on controller just due to the sensitivity being so janky. this game just upsets me, aiming is so hard on controller and aiming is one of the biggest parts of a doom game. i would've bought it on PC if mine could run it. PLEASE ADD NATIVE MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SUPPORT!!!! Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2020
    6
    If I were to describe this game in one sentence, it would be that it feels like a boiled down arcade mode of the 2016 version.

    - I was
    If I were to describe this game in one sentence, it would be that it feels like a boiled down arcade mode of the 2016 version.

    - I was always skeptical of the glory kills in the original, as I was afraid they would be a forced and repetitive mechanic that would constantly take you out of the action. This turned out not to be the case in 2016, but it absolutely is in eternal.
    - Enemies now have weaknesses that needs to be exploited as ammo is very sparse. This quickly becomes repetitive as best illustrated with the caca demon (The flying ball with a mouth and an eye), where you have to throw a grenade into its mouth and perform a glory kill. Every time.
    - Graphics are much improved but the overall setting feels much more cartoony with the way pickups stand out in the landscape.
    - There are now monkey bars and wall climbing.
    - Combat is constantly interrupted by cut-scenes. E.g. when you kill a set of enemies you would see a cutscene of a door unlock. I was surprised on how much this actually breaks the flow of the game.
    - It feels far less polished than the prior entry.

    By all means it's a decent game, but if you came here expecting a followup to Doom 2016, you will be disappointed. I would recommend picking this up once it goes on sale.
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  7. Mar 25, 2020
    0
    Soy muy fanático de Doom desde la Pc, me encanto el remake del 2016 fue genial, pero este Doom es muy inferior al ultimo, realmente unaSoy muy fanático de Doom desde la Pc, me encanto el remake del 2016 fue genial, pero este Doom es muy inferior al ultimo, realmente una decepción en todo momento. Poca munición y enemigos con una IA horrenda, poca creatividad en los escenarios y acción que se ve interrumpida constantemente por la munición escasa y enemigos que solo te brinda salud a medias, plataformas al estilo Tomb Raider que se sienten innecesarias y ridículas en este juego. Pedi el juego en preventa y ahora me arrepiento, es el peor Doom que he jugado. No vale la pena. Expand

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