Doom 3 BFG Edition is a combo pack that includes Doom 3 and the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack with enhanced visuals, new seven-level campaign, Doom, and Doom II – You are the last hope in a race to stop a full scale invasion from Hell.
When it was first released in 2004, Doom 3 was terrifying. In part that was due to its dark corridors and seemingly endless amount of shock scares as demons spawned from the shadows. If you remember, Doom 3 was state-of-the-art back then, so much so that the remastered BFG Edition still looks really good. It was such an affecting game because, at the time, nothing else looked so authentic.
With the BFG Edition id Software has updated the base game, included the Resurrection of Evil expansion content as well as built in new levels, called The Lost Mission. The BFG Edition is also the first time Doom 3 will be available on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, so if you had a really sad PC in 2004 and never bothered with the original Xbox but pick this up, you’ll no longer have to feel left out when your friends get into an argument about the Doom 3 flashlight mechanic.
The new missions take place in Hell, where you shoot rockets and plasma pulses at screaming, charging demons as they attack wave after wave and you circle-strafe and hunt down health packs and armor to survive. It feels appropriately Doom-like, but even if you are very familiar with Doom 3, there’ll still be some noticeable changes throughout.
The BFG Edition will also include Doom 1 and 2, so if this is a series that you’ve somehow completely missed out on so far, the BFG Edition seems like the best way to catch up. It’ll be available on October 16.