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Doom Eternal

A full-fledged sequel to the 2016's Doom - a well-received reboot of the famous FPS game series. During their adventure, the players have to descend to hell and face new types of opponents using a wide variety of deadly weaponry.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | network | shooters | Xbox Game Pass

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Doom Eternal Release Date

20Mar2020

PS4 PC XONE

08Dec2020

Switch

29Jun2021

XSX

30Jun2021

PS5

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Doom Eternal is a classic FPP shooter that is a direct sequel to 2016's Doom, the critically and gamer well-received reboot of the legendary FPS series that was born in 1993. The game was developed by id Software studio. During the adventure, players travel between dimensions, visiting, among other things, the Earth overrun by the invasion of demons from hell. To defeat them you can use a rich arsenal of deadly weapons, known from the previous part, but improved by several gadgets.

Doom Eternal is most inspired by the second part of the series - Hell on Earth released in 1994 - and pays tribute to the classic. The appearance of the demons, as well as the first-aid kits and flacons have been modified to resemble those of the past. For nostalgia enthusiasts there is a set of classic weapon sounds from MS-DOS version or skin of the main character referring to the original.

Plot

The story directly continues the events of the previous part and starts some time after it ends. Once again, we take on the role of the superhumanly gifted Doom Slayer to stop the forces of hell that have infiltrated Earth and other places in the Solar System. Apart from Earth, during the campaign we also visit Mars and its moon, Phobos - as well as locations in alternative dimensions.

Mechanics

Doom Eternal expands the formula of the previous part and focuses primarily on even faster action. New mobility skills like dash or climbing and gadgets mounted on the hero's armour help us to do this. We have a flamethrower on our arm and a hook with a chain attached to the rifle.

Killing weakened enemies, the so-called glory kills, has been enriched with new animations and is the main method of regenerating health. In this way, the authors have ensured that only staying on the move and not too far from enemies allows you to triumph. In addition, ammunition is refilled by using a chainsaw, and armour is gained by setting demons on fire with the flamethrower.

New to 2016's Doom is a greater focus on environmental puzzles and platforming challenges. Many times getting from point A to point B can cause the player no less trouble than achieving victory in a battle with demons. The number of secrets to find and other side activities has also been increased, thanks to which the fun does not end with defeating the last boss (reaching it takes about 15 hours, by the way).

Game modes

Apart from the classic single player mode, Doom Eternal offers a novelty - invasion mode, in which we can take on the role of a demon in another player's story campaign, making it much harder for him to pass a stage (this mode was added in one of the updates some time after the game's release).

There is also a PvP module called Battlemode. This time it is a variant of the game for three players, in which one person takes the role of Doom Slayer and fights with the other two, controlling selected demons. The gameplay takes place over three quick rounds. Instead, the classic Deathmatch mode and SnapMap editor that appeared in 2016's Doom have been dropped.

Technical aspects

Doom Eternal is based on a new version of technology developed by id Software for years - id Tech 7. This means even more detailed graphics and impressive performance, but with impeccable optimization of the game. The soundtrack was once again composed by Mick Gordon, whose sharp, lively music was one of the defining features of the previous Doom.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-3  

Media type: 40+ GB

User score: 8 / 10 based on 1085 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.3 / 10 based on 936 votes.

PEGI rating Doom Eternal

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Doom Eternal System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 3.1 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / 3 GB Radeon R9 280 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / 8 GB Radeon RX 480 or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Ultra:
  • (4K / 60 FPS) Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 11 GB GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or better
  • 50 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Sony PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

  • Uses:
  • 120 fps @ 1800p
  • 60 fps @ 4K
  • 60 fps @ 1800p (z RT)
Microsoft Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S

  • Uses:
  • XSX: 120 fps @ 1800p
  • 60 fps @ 4K
  • 60 fps @ 1800p (z RT) / XSS: 120 fps @ 1080p
  • 60 fps @ 1440p
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