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This review is from: Doom 3: Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox) (Video Game)
I finally played Doom 3 for an about an hour last night, hardest level, in the dark, alone, with headphones on.
Doom 3 has received many criticisms, but people are comparing it to all the wrong things. Doom 3 is a simple and basic game, for a very good reason; the experience. ID have done they're very best to convince us that we, the player are trapped in this ultra realistic alive environment and it uses many tricks from the ambiguous marine you control to sound and images, from eerie radio chatter to the head shaking you receive when belted by an enemy, these all create suffocating and intoxicating scenes.
Where for example the excellent Halo 2 made you feel like you are controlling characters in a blockbuster movie, Doom 3 gives you no such safety. It gives you the impression of being trapped in complete anarchy, stretching your nerves and causing claustrophobia.
You will use complete trepidation from room to room in the vain hope of finding some safety, but knowing it will not come.
Doom 3 is a game that forces the player to try and escape the horrors it contains and is also the best example of an escape from reality.
Buy it, play it, breath it, experience it.