Let’s get this out of the way: I was a big fan of the original 2004 release of DOOM 3. I was a big apologist, too. I’ve mellowed out about how much vim and vigour I put into my ‘DOOM Defence’ and I’ve come to accept that, perhaps, it wasn’t quite the revolutionary title I once thought it was.
Gameplay-wise, DOOM 3 was very milquetoast, but in terms of the overall experience and visuals there are moments that still stick with me eight years later. The game’s re-release in the form of DOOM 3: BFG Edition here in 2012 brings a number of the game’s weaker elements into stark contrast, but combined with a generous collection of extra content and a glimmer of that ‘experience’ I enjoyed so much years ago, it’s a package that can hold its own in this modern world of heavyweights.
Continue reading El33tonline’s review of DOOM 3: BFG Edition.