Doom 3 retells the story of the original Doom, and, as such, you still play as a lone space marine in a base on the Phobos moon of Mars in the year 2145. However, you fight your way through a much more detailed world than the ray-casted, sprite-based world of Doom. This is due to the new game's highly realistic character models, which are adorned with bump- and normal-mapping to smooth out their polygonal edges and make them look more convincing. Developer id Software is also hoping to scare the pants off of you with roaring demons and groaning zombies whose voices are articulated by six-channel Dolby surround support.
What we've seen of Doom 3's single-player, so far, seems extremely impressive. Its graphics are nothing short of amazing, and the game sounds fantastic as well. What's more, while Doom 3 might have previously seemed like a rather straightforward shooter, it actually seems to have a number of interesting additional gameplay elements that directly affect the game. We earnestly hope that the rest of the single-player game can be as consistently atmospheric, good-looking, and as exciting as what we've seen so far.
Minimum System Requirements
System: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz or Athlon™ XP 1500+ processor or equivalent
RAM: 512 MB
Video Memory: 64 MB
Hard Drive Space: 2200 MB
Other: 384MB RAM, English version of Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP, • 3D hardware Accelerator Card Required