DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews
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89 / 100
Oct 26, 2020

A frankly terrifying exercise in pushing Doom as far as it can go.

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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

Like most DLC it doesn't introduce much in the way of new ideas but if you enjoyed Doom Eternal you're going to love these new levels and their uncompromising challenge.

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7 / 10
Oct 29, 2020

With Doom Eternal's The Ancient Gods Part 1 Part 1 DLC, the best and worst of id Software's latest are on full display.

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Oct 22, 2020

The Ancient Gods Part 1 is a fantastic piece of DLC partly because of those narrative implications, but also for how it wonderfully continues and expands upon the base game’s legacy. Seamlessly dialing up the difficulty leads to more rewarding combat, especially with the banging metal soundtrack and horde of new hellspawns. Environments divulge from the typical Doom template, but are undeniably Doom and beautiful regardless. Part 2 has a lot to live up to, but if it’s anything like Part 1, it shouldn’t have a problem shattering high expectations .

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Unscored
Oct 21, 2020

If you're desperately looking for more Doom Eternal, The Ancient Gods – Part One will give it to you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2020

Doom Eternal – The Ancient Gods Part 1succeeds in its goal: to give the fans more action, gore and fun. If we put aside the small step backwards made with the soundtrack, this DLC will undoubtedly appeal to all those gamers who are still not satisfied with Doom's adrenalinic gameplay loop.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2020

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One is a solid, meaty, and strong piece of DLC for Doom Eternal. It removes some of the chaff, cutting needless exposition, and makes some strong steps in gameplay. However, strange inclusions like enemies that kill the pace of combat, as well as even more ultra-precise platforming sections can throw off the whole "Doom" feeling of Doom Eternal. Also, and this is more of a subjective gripe, it's just too difficult right out of the gate with some combat sections feeling like they last forever.

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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One is so much more of the PS4's best first-person shooter. It doesn't do anything dramatically different from the base game, rather letting its phenomenal gameplay loop revel in new environments and against new enemies. Difficulty spikes present more problems than we'd like, though, to the point where casual players might feel like giving up. Nevertheless, bring on Part Two.

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7 / 10
Oct 27, 2020

The Ancient Gods a great addition to DOOM Eternal. Gameplay is still very nervous, fast and its difficulty makes it more exhilarating than ever.

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90 / 100
Oct 23, 2020

The Ancient Gods - Part One is just the thing that you are expecting: more of Doom Eternal.

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