Doom Eternal

Review
86 Very Good
17 March
2020
Zeki Topçu
Zeki Topçu Editor
Doom Eternal Review
  • DeveloperBethesda Softworks
  • PublisherBethesda Softworks
  • MultiplayerNo
  • PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Review PlatformPC
Mimimum System Requirements
  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i52500K 3.3GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 280 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • System Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card

Doom Eternal Review

Doom Eternal: One of the most established series in the game world, Doom, as you know, entered a new corner in 2016 and received great acclaim. The series, which has possible violent gameplay and a dizzying action structure, was both reborn from its ashes and accomplished its task with its pure action with this game.


Probably many of you like me asked the same question when you started seeing Doom Eternal videos; "Do they decorate the same game a little bit and bring it back to us?" I can answer this question at the beginning of the review as "no" with peace of mind. Yes, Doom Eternal uses the Doom skeleton that came out in 2016 as its bone structure, but the production team managed to add a different atmosphere to the character and game with the innovations they used. Now let's look at these differences and the overall structure of the game together.

Doom Eternal Review

Doom Eternal Review

Doom Eternal brings a new breath to the series as an atmosphere and story presentation.


First of all, one of the biggest changes in the game appears in the story presentation. In the Doom game, the signals of this were over-given. But with the Doom Eternal Review, the contribution of the story and this story presentation to the game is even more clearly drawn. Of course, when you talk about the story, you should not think of long conversations and boring intermediate scenes. There is no operation that would disrupt the action structure of the game or disrupt it. On the contrary, the story was also fed into the chain as a beautiful link. The narration is much clearer and this is "we cut so many creatures, but why?" manages to answer the question by itself.

Doom Eternal is a production that is connected not only to Doom but also to the general story of the series. In other words, as soon as you start the game, you are chasing the hell priests, but it does not tell you why it is like telling the elementary school children who are the identity of the character you manage, namely Doom Slayer. To know the main story, this chaos in the game, you need to be a little familiar with the story. Of course, if you have not played Doom before, you do not get bored with this story structure. As soon as you start the game, you realize that you have a goal and that you are going to be in the direction of that goal. Just like Doom Slayer wears his helmet on his head, you feel ready for battle from the first minute of the game.


What do you need to do?

The production crew doesn't see you as a beginner and you find yourself in a great action as soon as you start the game

For example, to download Revenants in the game, you first need to target their weapons. Or you can't do the necessary damage without breaking the armor of armored enemies with a whopping punch. Undoubtedly, the most annoying is the Cacodemon. Even if you pour bullets, you can quickly finish their work by placing a bomb in the mouth of the Cacodemon, which you can barely kill. In the game, of course, there are flock enemies and enemies that we call only ammunition or feet to provide you with life. When all these dynamics come together, you start to realize how pleasant the feeling of conflict is. 

Because these weak points, footpads and other dynamics turn into tactics for you after a certain time. So have a strong army around you. When you try to download them, you often do not touch the weak ones in front of you. When your soul, shield or ammunition starts to run out, then this foot set that you left alive due to tactics turn into mobile ammunition storage for you. As you learn the tricks like this and, you start to feel invincible even in more crowded enemy attacks.

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This friend is one of the stinker enemies to kill in the game.


What kind of game is the Doom Eternal?

Of course, character development lies at the center of this invincibility. Doom has always been a game where the action structure is top-notch. In Doom Eternal, you may feel that your character is slowly getting stronger for the first time in the series. In this empowerment phenomenon, as always, weapons and weapon updates have a big place. But this time, character development has been prioritized as much as weapons. Apart from the improvements, you will make on subjects such as health, shield or ammunition, you can make different choices from your character's platform abilities or perks and develop all these features. In fact, these developmental features confuse you at the beginning of the game. After a while, you dominate the event and develop your character and weapons to become an invincible armada.

As always, the importance of weapons is very important in the Doom Eternal game. We also have a wide range of weapons besides your whopping fist, the saw that has come to your aid at the last moments, and the finishing hits (Glory Kill) where you smash the enemies. You use weapons like Combat ShotgunSuper ShotgunHeavy CannonChaingun, Plasma RifleBallistaRocket Launcher and BFG-9000 throughout the game. All these weapons have two different shooting modes.

Doom Eternal Review

Towards the end of the game, you start to feel like Barbarian Conan.


Where do you use the bomb throws?

For example, Combat Shotgun acts as a classic pump in normal shots, and when you shoot with a right-click, the bomb turns into an attacker. You usually use this shooting mode for the Cacodemons I have just mentioned. We also have the chance to get different shots by changing the weapon modes. In addition to all these features that turn you into a standing army, there is also a firearm and grenade launcher placed on your shoulder. With the flamethrower, it is quite enjoyable to burn enemies and watch you gain an advantage or to use your bomb-thrower with different types of features. In this bomb, you also have bombs that freeze your enemies in a certain area, apart from the classic bomb that overthrows the opponents. 

Yes, as you may have noticed, there are dozens of options for you to take down the enemy in the game. You start to master all these options in a short time and with the development of your character, you become a hunter. When the platform dynamics and portals in the playground are involved, the game structure of Doom Eternal becomes as fast and fast as it is enjoyable.

The biggest handicap here is that you cannot feel your fingers after a certain period of time. You press so many keys so quickly that at the end of the episode, your fingers interlock. 

Doom Eternal Review

Finishing hits are the most enjoyable point of the action as in the previous game.


What is the Battle Mode?

Doom Eternal also has a multiplayer mode called Battle Mode. You can fight against other players by entering this mode and choosing the Slayer or Demon side. Doom Eternal, which has a perfectly compatible structure with action scenes in terms of music, wipes your ears too, especially if you love the genre. I can say that Mick Gordon, who also signed the music of the previous game, has done a great job with the Doom orchestra.

Doom Eternal, which is not visually ambitious but accomplishes its part very well, stands out, especially in the effects section. The most technically pleasing part is that there is no FPS lock in the game. Of course, in order to enjoy this pleasure, you need to have a system that can perform over 60 FPS.

As a result, as I said at the beginning, Doom Eternal follows the trail of the Doom game. I can say that it is a production that is satisfactory in terms of story but more importantly, without compromising the action structure. The balance of action and what you can do has been released so much that the game reaches the level of stress relief for you after a while. Of course, I have to admit that the stress bar changes as you increase the degree of difficulty. In this regard, you will find nice opposites for competitive players.