Is there still a place in gaming for big dumb awesome adrenaline-fueled blood-frenzied action in a world full of open world games with thousands of activities peppered all over the map? The developers of DOOM Eternal seem to think so, and from what we’ve seen, we tend to agree. DOOM Eternal is a game that knows what it is and doesn’t waste your time. Is that something we’ve been missing in recent years? Why is that? Your pals Ryan and Jeremy are here to talk about exactly that, about the ever-evolving relationship between action games and RPGs, about tonal consistency in media and about the cathartic joy of masterful execution of first-person action.
Meanwhile, our month of exclusive DOOM Eternal IGN First coverage kicks off on Monday at 9am PT/12pm ET, where we’ll show you the first 10 minutes of the game. Stay tuned!
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DOOM Eternal will be released on March 20 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. A Nintendo Switch version will be released later in 2020. Learn more about the various editions available for pre-order.
Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and has read all four DOOM novels, which are more fun than you might expect. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.