Updated Thu, Oct 31, 2013 by Martuk
It’s kind of hard to go wrong with zombies, demons, and all of Hell's minions unleashed on Mars. And maybe that’s why Doom 3 is so fun. While Doom 3’s AI may not be the brightest, its atmosphere is as creepy as they come.
You take on the role of Generic Space Marine 01 (that’s what we’re going with) freshly deployed to Mars. After you arrive and go through a brief tutorial introduction to the controls by following your orders and meeting up with your commanding officer, all hell breaks loose...quite literally. From there it’s all about surviving the demonic invasion with an arsenal of big guns, including the BFG, a Doom classic.
Similar to Dead Space in some ways, Doom 3 is an atmospheric horror that relies heavily on building a tense atmosphere, leading up to the scares, which can come in jump scare form or something a little less predictable. Suffice to say, it’s hard to go wrong with an atmospheric horror set on Mars that puts you in the role of a space marine to fight off mutated humans and invading demons from the gates of Hell while trying to find a demonic artifact with unholy powers. Ok, maybe when you say it like that it sounds a bit silly but the game is well worth a play if you haven’t tried it already.
If you decide to give this one a try, be sure to pick up the BFG Edition for the extra missions and included copies of Doom and Doom 2.
Availability: Doom 3: BFG Edition