Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

The direct sequel to 2016's Doom. Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity.

Expected Release

March 20, 2020


PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia


id Software, Panic Button


First-Person Shooter

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Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 90 average - 96% recommended - 62 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Иван Бышонкoв - Russian - 8 / 10

DOOM Eternal is, probably, the fastest and most brutal shooter on the market. But reworked combat system, a lot of (not so fluent) platforming elements and some other small issues here and there are keeping the sequel from beating the almost perfect DOOM 2016.

ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy

Fast paced with a unique combination of combat and platforming. While not perfect, it is a fantastic ride.

Ars Technica - Kyle Orland - Unscored

Doom Eternal is a thrilling return to form and a high-water mark for fast-paced twitch shooting. Buy it.

AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 9.5 / 10

Eternal is as much a statement of renewed intent as it is a brilliant slice of first-person action from id. A studio that has taken the simplicity and peerless feel of DOOM 2016, Quake III Arena, and other past glories and expanded that into an experience that also captures the wonder of exploring new alien worlds and locations. To ‘Rip and Tear’ through.

COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 96 / 100

Doom Eternal is a phenomenal game.

Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9.5 / 10

DOOM Eternal is the most metal game in all of creation. It is rage and fire, the purity of armed combat dialled up to eleven and unleashed on a horde of eyeballs that simply aren’t ready for the retina-searing action that’s about to burn a new circle of hellish good fun into those ocular organs. Long live the Doom Slayer, long live the king of first-person shooters.

Cubed3 - Athanasios - 10 / 10

The concept of “push-forward combat” is even better this time around, forcing you to be in the moment every moment.

Cultured Vultures - Jimmy Donnellan - 10 / 10

DOOM Eternal is a bloody masterpiece of glorious violence that may well be the best the series has ever been.

Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 5 / 5 stars

By placing the Doomslayer, and by extension, the player, into the centre of a blood-spattered heavy metal symphony and encouraging them to conduct with a chainsaw, id and Bethesda have conjured a game of the year contender.

Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 5 / 5 stars

id Software’s magnum opus, an epic of the video game world that’ll be talked about for years to come, Doom Eternal is a triumph.

Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8.5 / 10

Doom Eternal keeps the strong foundation built back in 2016 intact, while adding some of its own panache in the process. I think we can officially declare that the last iteration wasn’t just a lone fluke, and that Doom is back in the shooter spotlight where it belongs.

DualShockers - Logan Moore - 9 / 10

DOOM Eternal is a drastic improvement over its predecessor in every way and sees the Doom Slayer reclaiming his throne in the shooter genre.

EGM - Michael Goroff - 8 / 10

As long as Doom Eternal didn’t stray too far from its predecessor, it was going to be a good game. But id Software comes surprisingly close to muddying everything with new mechanics. The flamethrower and rechargeable chainsaw give you more options during battle, but they can also feel like unnecessary additions. Still, a deeper lore, a banging soundtrack, and plenty of demons to gib leave Doom Eternal in a happy place—relatively speaking.

Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - No Recommendation / Blank

An even faster and bloodier but slightly wayward follow-up to a thunderous shooter reboot.

Game Debate - Chad Norton - 9 / 10

DOOM Eternal is an absolutely insane roller coaster ride of emotions, and is a truly fantastic game.

Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 5 / 5 stars

The Doom Slayer has faced many nightmarish opponents and toppled them all, yet his greatest victory might be slaying the impossibly high expectations set by his genre-defining precursors.

GamePro - Hannes Rossow - German - 90 / 100

Doom Eternal is a brutal shooter gem that requires a lot of comprehension, but never takes itself too seriously.

GameSkinny - David Jagneaux - 9 / 10 stars

Doom Eternal absolutely delivers on all-fronts by blasting us with one of the most intense and satisfying single-player shooter campaigns in years.

GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10

As the credits rolled after a final boss fight to remember, all we had in our minds was “that was epic”. And that’s exactly what DOOM Eternal is: epic.

GameSpot - Phil Hornshaw - 8 / 10

Doom Eternal intensifies the battles with Hell’s hordes by requiring you to constantly calculate the best ways to rip, tear, and stay alive.

GameWatcher - Bogdan Robert Mateș - 8.5 / 10

Hell hath no fury like a Doom Slayer pissed off

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GamesRadar+ - Josh West - 3.5 / 5 stars

Doom Eternal is a smart iteration of what came before it that occasionally stumbles under its own desire to evolve

Gaming Boulevard - Timmy Adriaens - 9.5 / 10

DOOM Eternal is a near perfect game.

GamingBolt - Will Borger - 9 / 10

DOOM Eternal is a worthy sequel to a storied franchise, a celebration of all things DOOM, and one of the finest single-player first-person shooters ever made. Rip and tear, Slayers.

Generación Xbox - Pedro del Pozo - Spanish - 10 / 10

If you like shooters, do not hesitate, if you like good graphics, do not hesitate, even if the first was somewhat tedious, do not hesitate, because they have solved it.

Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 9.5 / 10

After hours upon hours of exploring epic locations and fighting deadly demons, DOOM Eternal was done and I had a little warm feeling inside. It is one of the best shooters I have played in a very long time. Its emphasis on exploration and unrivalled fast-paced combat has branched out on its own to deliver an experience like no other. I cannot wait to progress through more weekly challenges, go back and collect the missing items and of course, play the Battlemode. DOOM Eternal has a bright future ahead.

God is a Geek - Mick Fraser - 9.5 / 10

Doom Eternal is loud, brash, hellishly violent, and 100% entertainment. It might not be the perfect video game, but it absolutely is the perfect Doom game.

Hobby Consolas - Alejandro Alcolea - Spanish - Unscored

DOOM Eternal is an example of how to make a great sequel. Doesn’t break with the 2016 game and allows us to embody a character that is a demon killer. It makes us feel powerful and is one of the most brutal games we’ve enjoyed in a long time.

IGN - Ryan McCaffrey - 9 / 10

Doom Eternal is one of the best first-person shooter campaigns in years. Its brand of fun remains unmatched in FPSes.

IGN Spain - Spanish - 8.7 / 10

Despite not being very convinced by its triple system of obtaining combat resources, Doom Eternal is as frantic as you might expect. A long campaign with inspired arenas… not accompanied by an interesting story despite the narrative efforts.

MSPoweruser - Lewis White - 9.5 / 10

Doom Eternal is the true return of id Software’s iconic first-person shooter series. If you thought that Doom 2016 was the ultimate return of classic FPS gameplay, look again. Compared to Eternal, 2016’s hardcore combat was just baby steps. This is the return of Doom: Long Live Doom Eternal!

Metro GameCentral - 8 / 10

A significant improvement on the reboot and while there are still a few flaws the core combat is some of the best in any first person shooter this generation.

Nexus - Sam Aberdeen - 10 / 10

DOOM Eternal is a hyper-violent, loud, and menacing masterpiece that has, yet again, reclaimed its throne as the king of the shooter.

OnlySP - Mike Cripe - 4 / 5 stars

DOOM Eternal is as much of a benchmark in design for id Software and Bethesda as it is the entire genre of FPS games as a whole.

PC Gamer - James Davenport - 94 / 100

Doom Eternal is a ceaseless, panicked nightmare that pushes you to point and click with more skill and style than ever before.

PCGamesN - Richard Scott-Jones - 9 / 10

Id stumbles very occasionally in its ambition to expand on 2016, but you won’t care when you’re enjoying the best combat in shooters. Pure, animalistic catharsis.

Paste Magazine - Garrett Martin - 8 / 10

I ran, I jumped, I killed. And I died. A lot. And these days, that’s enough.

PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - Unscored

A triumphant celebration of blood, sweat and fury, DOOM Eternal is a genre and generation defining FPS that through some occult ritual, somehow manages to comprehensively blow its 2016 GOTY contending predecessor completely out of the water with remarkable ease. This one is for the Slayers. - Paul James, Dylan Burns - B+

A far more brutal experience than its predecessor, Doom Eternal isn’t for the weak, but master the ruleset and you’re in for a hell of a time.

Polygon - Chris Plante - Unscored

Doom Eternal’s power fantasy is funny, playful, and a welcome break

PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 10 / 10

New mechanics, incredible movement and verticality and brutal gunplay combine with flawless level design, top-notch pacing, a spectacular soundtrack and immaculate visuals to make DOOM Eternal essentially perfect.

Press Start - James Berich - 10 / 10

Doom Eternal is a bigger and better sequel in practically every way.

Push Square - Liam Croft - 9 / 10

DOOM Eternal delivers one of the best FPS campaigns of all time.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Matt Cox - Unscored

Doom Eternal is a lot like the last game, but better. - Mat�� �trba - Slovak - 9 / 10

Doom Eternal will rip and tear your expectations, because this is one of the best FPS games in a long time.

Shacknews - Josh Hawkins - 8 / 10

As a whole, Doom Eternal is a solid game, and a great sequel.

SomosXbox - Spanish - 9 / 10

Zero doubts if you think about acquiring DOOM Eternal on Xbox One. Tear apart and tear apart.

Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 9.1 / 10

Doom Eternal is a mad and frantic trip to hell, the best game in the series and a new height of excellence for the FPS genre.

Stevivor - Jay Ball - 9 / 10

I can’t emphasise how much fun Doom Eternal is to play and that’s what really counts.

Tech Advisor - Dominic Preston - 5 / 5 stars

DOOM was one of the best games of 2016. DOOM Eternal is better. Only the truly puritanical will find anything to dislike in ripping and tearing through the hordes of Hell once again.

The Games Machine - Gian Filippo Saba - Italian - 9.4 / 10

It doesn’t matter who you are, when you play Doom Eternal you will feel as badass as his Doom Slayer. With a fast paced and gory gameplay, this incredible FPS is a must buy to anyone old enough to hold a Shotgun in hand and shoot demons in the face!

TheSixthAxis - Miguel Moran - 10 / 10

Doom Eternal doesn’t just set the bar, it breaks it. Many of the best games of the FPS genre do what has already been done, and can do it really, really well, but Doom Eternal does what no other game has done before, crafting a fast-paced power fantasy that sets your brain cells on fire. It’s an addictive exploration of the mythic Doomslayer character that delivers hours of blood-drenched fun, dozens of memorable collectibles, and a fan-pleasing story book-ended with gorgeous worlds and unforgettable music. Doom Eternal is a ripping, tearing masterpiece.

Thumbsticks - Tom Baines - 3 / 5 stars

Doom Eternal features all the raw, raucous action of the 2016 reboot, but for reasons we can’t comprehend, is dragged out to an interminable length. Technically solid, blistering in parts, but lacking in soul.

TrustedReviews - Adam Speight - 4 / 5 stars

Doom (2016) turns things up to 11 for the beloved demon-mulching shooter series. With Doom Eternal, id Software cranks the volume up to 20. There’s a booming soundtrack, pulse-raising action and stunning hellish landscapes aplenty, but the sequel still isn’t without its flaws.

Twinfinite - Tom Hopkins - 4.5 / 5

Doom Eternal is far more than gore, double jumps, and brutal executions. It’s an impeccably designed game that perfectly balances every single aspect of its action to create one of the most challenging, exhausting, and consistently fun shooters in years.

USgamer - Mike Williams - Unscored

Doom Eternal mostly manages to avoid the bloat that plagues other sequels, but it also roughs up that perfect pacing with more lore, sometimes muddy platforming, and more collectibles to find.

VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 4 / 5 stars

This is the strongest Doom has ever been.

VideoGamer - Josh Wise - 8 / 10

It’s only when you stop playing, feeling somehow frazzled, energised, and jittery, that you realise the game has as much in common with the audiovisual arts as it does with a double-shot of espresso.

WellPlayed - Kieran Stockton - 9 / 10

A technical marvel that continues the DOOM franchise’s reinvigoration of the modern FPS

Windows Central - Jez Corden - 4.5 / 5 stars

DOOM marches back to the gates of hell with confidence, but some of its attempts to try new things fall flat. Literally.

Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 92 / 100

A proper thrill-ride, DOOM Eternal is the sequel to DOOM 2016 that we wanted, and then some. Going to hell has never been so damn heavenly.

I heard this game might be Ok.