DOOM Eternal Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
The glorious horns-raising DOOM reboot from 2016 is on track to unleash an equally over-the-top shooter by the name of DOOM Eternal, pitting the series’ DOOM Slayer protagonist against the legions of Hell once again. More than just a horrific rehash of the rebooted runner-gunner, this sequel brings such new features as increased customization, Battlemode multiplayer, as well as a double dose of hellspawn to splatter apart on the battlefield.
While inducing demonic fear in the face of Hell on Earth would seem more than sufficient to melt fans’ faces, many are likely wondering what the actual reviews are saying about DOOM Eternal. Well, it appears that developer id Software has pulled off a stellar follow-up to DOOM 2016, with the game’s cleverly updated gameplay making for an experience as ferociously satisfying as ever.
Game Informer – 93/100
“From a combat standpoint, you couldn’t ask for much more from Doom Eternal. It roars with excitement, and just keeps getting bigger and better as it goes. Yes, it stumbles a little in puzzles, but players are frequently rewarded handsomely for making the efforts to crack them. Id Software made Doom relevant again with the 2016 game, and now the developer is clearly having fun showing players how wild this vision can get.”
PC Gamer – 94/100
“Doom Eternal is a ceaseless, panicked nightmare that pushes you to point and click with more skill and style than ever before.”
PlayStation Universe – 95/100
“A triumphant celebration of blood, sweat and fury, DOOM Eternal is a genre and generation defining FPS that through some occult ritual, somehow manages to comprehensively blow its 2016 GOTY contending predecessor completely out of the water with remarkable ease. With a stunning story campaign and innovative Battlemode multiplayer offering, this one is for the Slayers.”
VG247 – 80/100
“When you’re right in the thick of it, zipping around like a toddler after a pack of Smarties, efficiently and methodically laying waste to the hordes of hell at 900 gibs per minute, this is the strongest Doom has ever been. It’s the combat of Doom 2016 expanded in clever ways, built upon in layers, like the skin and muscles of a demon that you remove in chunks with each trigger pull. Playing it is like catharsis, a virtual wall punch for the modern age.”
Windows Central – 90/100
“If you loved DOOM 2016, you simply have to buy DOOM Eternal. The gunplay achieves all-new heights, with new gore mechanics, spectacular new weaponry, and varied demons from DOOM’s vast back catalog (as well as some new ones, no spoilers though, sorry!)…I can’t help but wonder why id Software felt the need to triple-down on the mild platforming elements DOOM 2016 introduced, because all they do is add road bumps to where you really want to be — in the midst of the DOOM hellscape, ripping and tearing demonic creatures from the depths. Thankfully, DOOM Eternal brings plenty of that. And then some.”
DOOM Eternal is available on March 20th for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version also on the way. What do you think? Are you ready to rip demons a new one in DOOM Eternal? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news as soon as it goes live!
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