Press Start’s Game Of The Generation #5 – Doom Eternal

What a generation it has been, full of incredible stories and countless incredible games that have kept players company for hours upon hours. It’s no secret that we at Press Start love our gaming and there has been a lot to love over the last console cycle.

In that time we’ve awarded five Game of the Year awards, given a perfect 10 to fourteen games, and reviewed a lot of others. We’re here to continue our countdown towards the Press Start Game of the Generation.

For an overview of the rules we set for ourselves in determining this top ten, click here.

#5 – Doom Eternal

As far as rebirths go in this seventh generation, Doom’s was a monstrous one. After losing sight, it returned to its roots and blew people away with a blisteringly quick classic shooter that took players to hell and back. 

Its sequel, Doom Eternal, was bigger in just about every way a game can be.

Doomguy’s second descent into the fiery depths was a terrific shooter that honoured the places the franchise had once been while ramming forward in a bold, new direction like a BFG-10000 blasting a hole through the surface of Mars. It’s got more baddies, laser swords, and another crushing Mick Gordon score. 

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It’s like a Dio vinyl record cover come to life.   

In his review, James said:

“Doom Eternal is a bigger and better sequel in practically every way. It has fast and frenetic combat, an unrelenting horde of enemies, and some truly epic moments throughout its well-paced campaign. It’s everything a sequel should be and easily one of the best shooters I’ve ever played. Make no mistakes, Doom Eternal is Doom at its best.”

You can read the full review here.

He scored it a 10 out of 10, based on the single-player experience of Doom Eternal, while its Xbox One version carries an average on Metacritic of 88.

Congratulations to id Software on Doom Eternal, the road to hell is paved with game awards.

TOP 10

10. Super Mario Odyssey
9. Horizon: Zero Dawn
8. Control
7. Rocket League
6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
5. Doom Eternal.