No exit

By  |  October 24, 2005

The levels themselves are filled with enough detail to make George Lucas jealous, but thankfully the graphics engine is powerful enough to handle it all. Considering how frightened I was simply by glancing at my character's own reflection in a bathroom mirror, I was extremely grateful for any glimpse of the red planet I could steal through the few windows that were out there.

There are a few multiplayer options, including the Xbox Live-exclusive co-operative mode, which is sure to enhance the carnage (while slightly slimming down the storyline), as well as the requisite Deathmatches. There is also the option to quicksave by hitting the "back" button, which may come in handy if you’re feeling a little too yellow at times.

Doom 3 is a frightening, if not wholly original, journey, one that is almost scarier in the daytime, when the space between the hell inside and the brightness out is most clear. In the end, you’ll want to come running to this horror show, even if you’ve seen it all before.

Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

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