Specific Ratings

Learning CurveA-
Replay ValueB+

Pros and Cons

  • Great controls, liked it better on console then PC
  • Xbox Live Compatible, including online co-op
  • This will have you on the edge of your seat.
  • Replay value is not that great.
  • Could have funner competative multiplayer.
  • Cannot equip flashlight and weapon at same time.

Doom 3 (Xbox)

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Not for those with a weak stomach.



Doom 3 finally makes it debut on the Xbox console! In the beginning, you find yourself as a U.S Marine on your way to the Mars research facility, only to find numerous strange events happening. Reports of missing people and strange un-human like noises are being heard throughout the base. As events take their place, you find yourself one of the few members left on the entire base on a renegade mission to wipe out all of Hell's demons. It is up to you to make sure the Earth is safe from a couple of very familiar minions.

Doom 3 is a first person shooter that is equiped with most of the standard arsenal: a flashlight, pistol, shotgun, machine gun, and grenades. Some of the more unique weapons include: the plasma gun, chainsaw, chain gun (a.k.a the gatling gun), rocket launcher, and yes, those of you who knew about it, the BFG (Big F-ing Gun) make its return in Doom 3.

The controls were really easy to master with an easy learning curve. One thing that really irritated me was the fact that you cannot have your flashlight equiped the same time you are welding a gun. Most of the environment was very dark and in the shadows, so you pretty much needed your flashlight to see where you were going the whole game, and when any enemy appeared, you would have to make a quick change firing you ammo into the darkness hoping for your life you will hit your target. I guess that added to the suspense of the game, as well.

There really isn't much of a soundtrack, but the ambiance in the game makes you feel like your really there. I loved how it would sound like someone was whispering in your ear when there was no one around. The game will constantly have you on the edge of your seat not knowing when the next demon is going to jump out at you.

The Limited Collector's Edition will run you about $5 more then the normal release, but it is well worth the investment. It has tons of extra features including the full versions of Ultimate Doom, and Doom 2; that in itself was a seller for me. It also has some behind the scenes features, as well as concept art and the entire "Icons" television air of the show on G4TV. It also comes with a 2-month trial Xbox Live Card so you can try it out for free.

If you like action/suspenseful thrillers like Resident Evil, or Silent Hill, or even the original Doom, I would definitely recommend this game. If you cannot afford to buy it, do yourself a favor and go out and rent it.

P.S. Don't let little children play this game.

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