With the annual Quakecon event upon us there is no better time to revisit id Software’s last three games and explain why shooter fans should be playing them. Whether a newcomer or a veteran to id’s world of gaming, read on to find out what makes them so good for the first time or to play them again.
Aspyr brought us Mac gamers Doom 3 all the way back in 2005. I’m not even sure there was a Mac capable of running it on maximum settings at the time. I know I struggled to run it on medium settings on my laptop but I still had a blast. It may be dated, but the game still looks and plays well.
Why you should play it:
Even if you aren’t a fan of the earlier classic Doom titles, Doom 3 is great for a number of reasons. While most games start you off blasting from moment one, it takes its time to setup the story and setting, introducing you to the Mars UAC facility and characters. This pays off well by the time things quite literally start going to hell. You’ve had some time to explore, talk to fellow marines and get a peek at the UAC’s technology before everyone turns into a shambling corpse or mutated monster thats trying to kill you.