DOOM Eternal Vs DOOM 2016: Which Is Better?

Are iD still the masters?

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Back in 2008, the idea for a fourth Doom wasn’t terribly well-received. Mainly, because even though Doom 3 was critically acclaimed when it released in 2004, most would agree that it did not age well. It was overly dark, the action was slow and the scares became very predictable, so the idea of another instalment seemed redundant.

What new territory could Doom 4 possibly explore that others didn’t already exhaust?

Well, revealed in 2014, instead of continuing the story, the decision was made to give the franchise a soft reboot; going back to what made the classics great, but also mixing in the best of the new generation.

This eventually became what we now know as Doom.

Fast-paced and exciting, it successfully brought back the feel of gaming in the ‘90s with new twist. So, when a sequel was announced, the gaming community was excited to see what else iD Software could bring to the table.

From the reviews continuously praising everything, it would appear as though they met those expectations. However, did it surpass what Doom 2016 accomplished, or could this be like another Doom 3, where we’ll start picking up the flaws later on?

Let's compare the two head to head, in a series of categories, scoring a winner for each.

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