14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Doom 3 (PC) (Video Game)
First off, it has to be said that his game looks amazing and actually runs reasonably well on fairly modest hardware. I have an Athlon XP2500+ with 512mb ram and a radeon 9800pro and can run the game at 1280x1024 with the settings on high with no slowdown. The most important part of the system is the graphics card as the game uses a lot of the circuitry build into the latest graphics cards to take the load off the processor and get everything moving smoothly.
The game itself is terrifying. I actually enjoy horror movies of the alien or event horizon mould but I find it difficult to play this game for more than about an hour because I just start shaking uncontrollably from pure terror. The atmosphere of the game is amazing and the especially good graphics and sound produce an experience that drags you in to the point that you actually almost believe you are there.
I did find it slightly infuriating that you can't use the flashlight at the same time as a gun, but it all adds to the terror. There is a mod on the net that removes the problem by allowing you to have both on simultaneously but I haven't tried it.
The other problem with the game is that it gets mind numbingly repetetive very quickly. This is the only problem that I can see with the game, the variety prevalent in say HL2 or far cry is missing, which leads me to give the game a slightly less than perfect 4 stars. Still a very worthwhile purchase though, if just to see what your PC is capable of!