Doom Eternal is a colossal achievement for id. The game stands as a shining, burning beacon for the FPS genre. Its combat is a whirlwind storm of fun and electrifying chaos that grips you in a stranglehold and never lets go.
What makes Doom Eternal so good is that it's always exciting. The gameplay amps you up, keeps you supercharged and ready to absolutely annihilate everything on the screen. It never really relents. Even when you're exploring, there's always something testing you. Whether it's a horde of surprise demons, some tough platforming jumps, or a mind-boggling puzzle, Eternal keeps things fresh.
The lore-filled story adds tremendous depth to the franchise and fleshes out the entire universe in a captivating way. The hell priests, the Urdak, the Khan Makyr, and the Night Sentinels... everything comes together in a masterful way.
id's new it Tech 7 engine goes way, way beyond the call of duty--but that describes this game as a whole. Everything looks, feels, and plays immaculately on PC.
At its heart, Doom Eternal is a visceral, ultra-violent shooter that explodes with larger-than-life action... and we wouldn't have it any other way. It's one of the best FPS games ever made.
+ Adrenaline-pumping combat that flows exceptionally well
+ Resource management is refreshing and keeps things nerve-wracking
+ id Tech 7 engine is absolutely amazing on PC
+ Environments are vibrant, brutal, and mesmerizingly macabre
+ Cosmetic customizations carry over to the campaign
+ The Crucible sword is AWESOME
+ Hilarious interactive moments like blasting through a giant demon's guts and proceeding to use his body as a path to your next objective
- Combat can be severely overwhelming at first
- RPG mechanics can bog down gameplay
- Minor glitches like Alt+Tabbing issues, sound glitches
Derek's Test Specifications
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
- RAM: 16GB DDR3-1200MHz
The Bottom Line
Doom is a whirling cataclysmic storm of a game filled to the brim with mayhem, guts, and explosive over-the-top fun. It's the best FPS of the generation.