The cornerstone of the FPS genre is getting a long overdue re-release. DOOM is back this week, and id Software is excited to bring you back to Hell in this HD port of the entire series, the DOOM 3: BFG Edition.
DOOM 3 was a landmark in PC graphics at the time of its release, and id Software even had their own graphics card created to generate the umph needed to play it on high-end PCs. Although still perfectly fine at its normal resolution, id Software’s terrifying recreations of Mars of Hell never looked better than they do in this trailer, and now you’re able to dig even deeper into the pit with a brand new expansion pack called The Lost Mission.
The original expansion, Resurrection of Evil, is also included in the pack.
Also added to DOOM 3 is the necessary flashlight mode which lets you hold a gun and flashlight at the same time. It might not sound like much to those who haven’t played the game, but trust me, you won’t think that once you find yourself blindly firing into darkness only to realize you’ve hit nothing.
DOOM and DOOM 2 are also included in the package. I’ve never played DOOM 2, but the original DOOM is still a blast to play. The run and gun combat might be a little too simple for modern day audiences spoiled by ridiculous amounts of options, but a lot of these early fake 3D first-person shooters like DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D, Star Wars: Dark Forces, and Hexen had intricate level designs and cool hidden doors and secrets that most modern shooters just don’t feature.
DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available later today on PSN and Steam. The Xbox 360 version will be out tomorrow. Be careful with prices, the PC version will be $29.99, but the console versions will cost $39.99. Hopefully we’ve all caught up to DOOM 3‘s graphical requirements by now so we can save that extra $10.