DOOM Eternal (Switch)

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

90%

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Based on 29 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Dec 9, 2020

An extraordinarily good port that seems physically impossible given the modest abilities of the Switch but is just as playable and enjoyable as the other console versions.

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Dec 15, 2020

Getting Doom on a new platform is inherent to the series’ DNA as people find more oddball hardware to run the classic game on. Playing Doom on a pregnancy test is not the most optimal way to play it, but it is possible. And Doom Eternal on the Switch is similarly possible but not optimal. The Switch port is still thrilling and has an addictive combat loop with incredible pacing yet it’s inherently held back enough by the platform’s weaknesses to make it the least appealing version. It’s a novelty to rip and tear on the go, but it’s questionable how, well, novel that novelty really is. It runs Doom… sorta.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

Panic Button once again signs an outstanding port. DOOM Eternal comes to Nintendo Switch without too many adaptations and making many technical concessions, but the result is an experience that remains solid and rewarding.

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8 / 10
Dec 14, 2020

Doom Eternal is one of my favourite games of this year, and Panic Button has outdone themselves in bringing this unforgettable FPS to the Nintendo Switch. There are some awkward nags like the clunky Joy-Con sticks and playing at 30fps that bring the experience down a bit, but I'm still beside myself over the fact that Doom Eternal manages to work on a Nintendo Switch. Is this the ultimate version of the game? Not by a long shot. But if you only have access to a Switch or you've been dying to bring this game on the go, you'll still have the time of your life.

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85 / 100
Dec 9, 2020

It's not the best version of the game, but it's the best possible port for Nintendo Switch. You'll miss the 60 fps and see the visual downgrade if you've played it on other platforms... but if that's not the case (you don't have other console or PC), or just wanna play DOOM Eternal anywhere, you'll enjoy it like on the rest of platforms.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2020

A good conversion that, despite a less-significant impact from a graphical point of view, keeps the same experience, flow, and fun gameplay of the original shooter made by id Software. It's yet another great example of Panic Button's ability to achieve what seemed impossible for yet another huge third-party AAA game that makes 2020 one of the best year in Nintendo Switch history.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

Graphical downgrades don't stop Doom Eternal from being a thoroughly entertaining shooter.

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David Flynn

Top Critic

90 / 100
Dec 12, 2020

DOOM: Eternal on Switch may not be as pretty as its PC or other console counterparts, but the trade off is well worth it for the portability and motion aiming.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

At the end of the day, I’m not here to judge the players or the market for this version of the game, I’m here to judge the actual game. From what I played, I can see a person picking this up and still having a fun time with it, but if I had the option to play it on another system or PC, I would choose to play it there. The resolution is an eyesore to say the least, but the gameplay is still smooth and works very well for the entire game. Take that as you will.

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8.4 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

Even with a reduced resolution and half the frame rates, it's hard not to consider this port on the Nintendo Switch as a small miracle. Once again, Panic Button has proven to be able to do the impossible: recreating the experience of a triple A shooter in portable format.

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