A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility, leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, you must fight your way to hell and back against a horde of evil monsters.
Blatantly overrated game by critics and fans alike. Not a bad game, but very basic and not very fun. Also not very good looking at the time considering Far Cry and Half-Life 2. This game is so boring at times that I have yet to finish it (I got to the Sarge fight and didn't bother after that).
Fortunately the modding community has produced some good and interesting works.
A cool horror game, good story and good gameplay feeling. I jumped in my chair at some moments. There is better horror games out there, ther is better FPS's with better stroyline out there, and there certainly is more active multiplayer out there. But this game is still worth a try. It's not at all like the previous Doom's, they were almost better.
In 2004, when Doom 3 was released, it was a glimpse into the future. The game represented a huge leap in visual fidelity and even manages to hold up well today, over a decade later. Furthermore, the sound design is unsurpassed and really immerses the player in the experience. The environmental storytelling with audio logs and emails was way ahead of its time and would be replicated in future blockbusters such as Bioshock. It is a true testament to how ahead of its time this game was in 2004 that it holds up so well today.
I would highly recommend purchasing this version of Doom 3 over the BFG edition. First and foremost, the game was originally designed to have the player balance his use of flashlight and weapons. The BFG edition removes this gameplay element by allowing the player to use the flashlight and any weapon at the same time, removing some challenge from the game. The visual updates to the BFG edition are not substantial, search out comparison videos on YouTube for confirmation. This version will run perfect in 16:9 widescreen despite not having any 16:9 resolution options in the menu (requires modifying a .txt file).
I really enjoyed playing this game again (last time I played was 2004). Campaign took me 11.2 hours on medium difficulty without rushing through. The campaign is much longer than many contemporary AAA FPS games. This game has held up incredibly well and is still excellent in 2015. Highly recommended for any FPS fans.
As a fan of the horror gerne, I believe this game is a milestone in gaming. Graphics that can still measure up (next year will leave them in the dust), good sound work, and a classic Doom storyline await all who dare to enter, not a lack of hope.