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Doom Eternal (2020) is a shooting game with a focus on movement and close-quarter combat in tightly designed arenas. Originally released in 1993, it was one of the first 3D shooting games to be made and spawned numerous sequels, novels, comic books, board games, and film adaptations.

You play an unnamed space marine battling demonic forces. Although the tactics and speed vary through the series, always present is imperative to take switch action and bring the fight to the enemy.

To do well you need to develop tactics that use your weapon, movement and map geography to your advantage. There's a large arsenal of weapons collected during play and can be used at will without the need to reload. Different types of enemies present unique challenges: Revenant, Pinky, Mancubus, and Cyberdemon. Along with the single-play campaigns, a big focus of the enjoyment is the online multiplayer modes such as team deathmatch.
  • Doom (1993) - PC, Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, iOS. Later released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
  • Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994) - PC, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360. Later released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.
  • Final Doom (1996) - PC, Mac, PlayStation
  • Doom 3 (2004) - PC, Mac, Xbox

The series was then rebooted on more recent consoles:
  • Doom (2016) - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia
  • Doom Eternal (2020) - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Doom Eternal 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 3-player online game. Doom Eternal multiplayer offers 2-versus-1 Demons-vs-Slayer Battlemode. One fully maxed player takes on two player-controller demons in best-of-five matches.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 15 hours and 19 hours to complete. The multiplayer extends playtime considerably in rounds that last 5-15 minutes.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Extreme Violence. There are frequent depictions of graphic violence towards human-like characters. The vast majority of attacks cause dismemberment, decapitation or mutilation. Large amounts of blood and gore are visible upon impact of attacks. There is also a considerable amount of injury detail visible. As attacks make contact, skin can be seen ripping open and bones becoming visible, poking out through the skin. The majority of the violence is inflicted using powerful projectile weapons. However, there are a number of melee weapons such as chainsaws and swords that can also be used. The level of violence is the same regardless of what weapon is being used. When an enemy has been staggered the player gains the option to perform a 'glory kill', which is a powerful move that instantly kills the enemy. These moves are particularly graphic as the camera zooms in and focuses on the gore.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Doom Eternal usually costs £34.99. 

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal Standard Edition (Pc)

Doom Eternal Standard Edition

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
The Switch version of the game offers Gyro aiming to enhance controls. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/03/2020, updated in 2021

Price: 75% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1 (3 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 35 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: id Software (@idSoftware)

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