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Doom 3 (PC)
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Doom 3 (PC)
Advantages: Excellent levels, sound and gameplay
To answer the question most of you are probably thinking - yes it does look that good. Surprisingly though, the game runs smoothly even on a low end system and only needs a Radeon 9800 to run in high detail along with high frame rates throughout (if you can run Far Cry then you'll be fine with this).
So how does the game play then? Essentially mix Half-Life and Aliens v Predator, replace the aliens with demons from hell and you've got Doom 3. The game mixes slow paced survival horror style gameplay with fast and intense battles, one minute you'll be searching what looks like an abandoned lab (although the mutilated corpses and strange noises coming from that darkened corner suggest otherwise) and the next you'll be blasting your way through hordes of zombies and demons with your trusty shotgun.
The game boasts a stunning eerie atmosphere, and some well crafted level design all add up to make Doom 3 one of the darkest, scariest and downright disturbing games of all time. While personally I don't find it the terrifying experience it was claimed to be, it's still guaranteed to make you jump now and again.
The story is simple; you are a marine, stationed on Mars in a scientific research facility when quite literally all hell brakes loose. In classic Doom fashion, you start armed only with a pistol soon you'll come across all manner of weapons such as the machinegun, plasma rifle and ultimately the BFG.
These guns would be useless if there was nothing to shoot, right? Fortunately, all the classic Doom monsters have received a makeover and are all in there to challenge even the most hardened FPS veterans.
That's not to say that the game's all fast paced blasting, as I said before equal emphasis is on exploration and even a bit of puzzle solving for good measure. A nice touch is the way you can only equip either a gun or your torch at any time (the levels are extremely dark in places), this makes the game even more tense as you can essentially either see or shoot.
The single player game is huge and is really quite tricky in places in an adventure that will take you from the Mars space station to the pits of hell itself. There is also a 4 player multiplayer mode, while its fun it pales against the likes of UT2004 showing how much Doom 3 is single player oriented.
So, was Doom 3 worth the wait? Simply yes it was. In both looks and gameplay (and sound for that matter), the game is simply outstanding. This is easily one of the best FPS and possibly the eeriest game of all time.
Summary: If you love FPS then you need to get this game