Doom Eternal review roundup: "Doom has never felt as good as this"

By Heidi Nicholas,
Doom Eternal releases alongside Doom 64 later this week, on March 20th. The reviews are beginning to pour in from all sides, with all the scores suggesting that the hype for one of this year's biggest releases has been more than well deserved. Below, you can see a roundup of the reviews so far, with the platform or specification included where possible.

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  • IGN: 9/10 "Doom Eternal is one of the best first-person shooter campaigns in years."
  • VG247: 4/5 "The core gunplay of Doom has never felt as good as this." Reviewed on PS4 Pro.
  • PC Gamer: 94/100 "I've never played a shooter this intense and demanding." Reviewed on RTX 2080, i9-9900K, 16 GB RAM.
  • GamesRadar+: 3.5/5 "Doom Eternal is a smart iteration of what came before it that occasionally stumbles under its own desire to evolve".
  • Eurogamer: No score. "An even faster and bloodier but slightly wayward follow-up to a thunderous shooter reboot." Reviewed on PS4.
  • Polygon: Polygon Recommends. "Doom (2016) felt like a game that happened despite itself. Doom Eternal, on the other hand, feels purposeful, like every team member had strived for one goal: to turn the magic of death-metal album covers into a video game."
  • PCGamesN: 9/10 "In 2020 as in 1993, id reigns supreme as the master of FPS combat."
  • VGC: 4/5 "If you're primarily a solo player, this is an exceptional FPS with more action than you'll find in most other games' campaigns". Reviewed on PS4.
  • Metacritic: Metascore of 90 for Doom Eternal on Xbox One

There's only a few days to go now until Doom Eternal releases on Friday, March 20th. If you're struggling to wait until then, you can prep for the game by checking out the Doom Eternal achievement list or our roundup of everything we know about the game before it releases — and don't forget, it's available to pre-download.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!