Doom 3: VR Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

55%

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6 / 10
Apr 2, 2021

If silly jump scare horror is your thing, you can do a lot worse than Doom 3 VR Edition, but you can also do much better. Its cutscenes are 2D, you get lost a lot, and occasionally you need to waggle your weapon about so it cooperates, but if you can get past these issues it's... a good enough version of the venerable id Software shooter.

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80 / 100
Mar 28, 2021

Doom 3 is still a great horror experience, and the new HUD and controls are perfect for VR. But it´s been more than 15 years since the game was originally released, and some elements feel outdated.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2021

Doom 3: VR Edition is a somewhat listless version in the implementation of VR, although the effectiveness of the game remains indisputable even almost twenty years after its original release.

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7 / 10
Apr 10, 2021

DOOM 3 VR is also able to breathe new life into one of the game’s more divisive facets: the horror. While jump scares are constant, and as annoying as ever, the VR succeeds in placing you on Mars in a way DOOM 3 has never previously been able to accomplish. This means all of the ambient audio, the lighting, the abrupt discomfiting silence – everything contributes to the creepiness of the experience to an unprecedented level. It provides an opportunity to appreciate all of the things that DOOM 3 did well all those years ago, without having to carry the baggage of defining the series moving forward. And it’s better for it. Just don’t expect much of a visual upgrade, as thanks to the headset’s limitations, things more or less look the same as when the game first launched.

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80 / 100
Apr 9, 2021

Overall, this game may lack the polish to make it a hallmark VR experience, but it excels where it matters most: blasting demons. Playing Doom 3 in VR is a real hoot.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2021

Despite looking its age, Doom 3 VR Edition adds a heavy layer of immersion on what was already a decent shooter. Scary, eerie and thrilling moments litter each of the games section's and they are all amplified in virtual reality. The shooting is tactile and enjoyable, just make sure you sit down and if possible, get yourself an Aim controller as It makes the game so much more immersive and hopefully avoids any motion sickness issues.

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8.2 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2021

DOOM 3 is the ideal choice for virtual reality and its environments have never felt so vivid. The game remains an old school shooter, however the main campaign and the two expansions will give you a great reason to dust off your Aim controller. This adaptation is not perfect, but we should count our blessings.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2021

Killing demons in VR is interesting and intriguing, but PS VR integration could have been way better.

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80 / 100
Apr 6, 2021

DOOM 3: VR Edition delivers a fun and lasting experience in virtual reality. Despite its problems, it is a title that is certainly worth a revisit if you have a PlayStation VR.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2021

DOOM 3: VR Edition holds up really well, and, outside of a few minor annoyances here and there, stands out as a fun (and undoubtedly horrifying) shooter for PlayStation VR gamers to sink their teeth into. It’s more immersive than ever thanks to the implementation of virtual reality, whilst the jump scares and nasty baddies felt creepier than ever before. It might be seventeen-years old now, but it’ll never stop being enjoyable blasting away at the vicious demons of hell. Of course, there’s no denying that it can also be dated in design in some places, whilst some awkward moments with the presentation and the DualShock controller could break the immersion a little. Enemies appearing from behind you is always a bit of a no-no in virtual reality too, so it shows that some aspects of the game didn’t make the transition quite as well as others. Whilst not perfect though, DOOM 3: VR Edition offers an enjoyable way to experience the iconic first-person shooter in all of its gory glory. Whether you’re a fan of the series or just virtual reality shooters in general, it’s certainly worth your attention.

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