It’s almost here. After being delayed for little over four months, Doom Eternal’s release is just around the corner. id Software’s brutal, first-person shooter releases on March 20th, but reviews have just come in today. And the consensus is that the game is really, really good.
Doom Eternal is, of course, a continuation of what made 2016’s Doom great. You blow demons up, rip them in half – you know, a standard Tuesday. But the newest entry changes things up in a few key ways. There is more platforming in Doom Eternal then there was in its predecessor, all of which is enabled by the introduction of a dash and a grappling hook. These abilities and tools can be used in combat as well.
In general, there is more variety in combat. At the end of the day, you are shooting things a whole bunch, but how you go about the seemingly simple task is up to you.
There’s also a much bigger emphasis on the story this time around. Personally, I would be fine with just the ripping and tearing, but I always love a good story.
But I’ll shut up and let you get to the reviews of Doom Eternal!
- Press Start – 10/10
- PC Gamer – 94/100
- IGN – 9/10
- Stevivor – 9/10
- Destructoid – 8.5/10
- VG247 – 4/5
- VGC – 4/5
- EGM – 4/5
- Videogamer – 8
- Gamespot – 8 (In Progress)
- Gamesradar – 3.5/5
- USGamer – In Progress
- Gameinformer – In Progress
- Eurogamer – No Score
Those are all the reviews so far. As you can see, Doom Eternal is getting a whole bunch of critical praise. If you want to pick it up, it’s basically available for every single platform out there, including Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch, for $59.99.
Now, keep in mind that these reviews only take into consideration the single-player campaign. Reviewers won’t be able to get a look at the multiplayer until the game releases March 20th.
For those who pre-ordered the Doom Eternal Collector’s Edition, I have bad news. The Collector’s Edition will be shipping incomplete.
Are you pumped for Doom Eternal? Did you love the first one? Let us know in the comments below!
I am an English (Writing Specialization) major at the University of Nevada, Reno, and I also LOVE video games. I’ve been playing everything I could get my hands on since I was a kid playing my Nintendo GameCube. When I’m not playing the latest titles or replaying Dark Souls for the umpteenth time, I am usually trying to write my novel or write and edit for clients as a freelancer.