Doom 3 BFG Edition

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Doom 3 BFG Edition
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Developer(s) id Software
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks
Designer(s) Tim Willits
Series Doom
Engine id Tech 4 with elements of id Tech 5
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • AUS October 15, 2012
  • EU October 16, 2012
  • NA October 16, 2012
  • JP November 22, 2012
Genre(s) First-person shooter, survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Download, optical disc

Doom 3 BFG Edition is a re-release of Doom 3, which was released on October 15, 2012, in Australia, October 16, 2012 in North America,[1] October 19, 2012 in Europe and November 22, 2012 in Japan for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The BFG Edition features enhanced graphics, better sound with more horror effects, a checkpoint save system, and support for 3D displays and HMDs. The game also includes the previous expansion Resurrection of Evil and a new single-player expansion pack called The Lost Mission. Additionally, it includes copies of the original Doom (the Ultimate Doom edition with the add-on fourth episode, "Thy Flesh Consumed"), and Doom II with the expansion No Rest for the Living, previously available for the Xbox 360. The BFG Edition also features the ability to use the flashlight while holding a weapon, in the form of the so-called armor-mounted flashlight.[2] The PC version of Doom 3: BFG Edition requires the Steam client and a valid Steam account for installation, play and achievements. The source code of Doom 3 BFG Edition's engine was released under the GNU General Public License in November 2012.

Plot[edit]

Doom 3[edit]

Main article: Doom 3

Resurrection of Evil[edit]

The Lost Mission[edit]

The Lost Mission takes place in the mid-level called "Enpro Sector" while the Doom 3 marine is escaping from the Enpro sector at the end of the level. The player takes the role of the last surviving member of Bravo team, which was seen being ambushed by demons in Doom 3. The Bravo team survivor is contacted by Dr. Richard Meyers (voiced by Paul Eiding), a scientist working on teleportation experiments in Exis Labs, and asked to help Meyers destroy an experimental teleportation array that was captured by the demons and is currently held deep inside Hell. The array is potentially powerful enough to send an army of demons all the way to Earth, hence Meyer's desperation to destroy it. To achieve this goal, the marine must acquire the components necessary to activate the Exis Labs teleportation system, then travel to Hell in order to destroy the teleportation array. In the epilogue, the marine is teleported by Dr. Meyers back to Mars, the reinforcements from Earth arrive to search for another marine who is still missing, eventually they find him in the Delta Labs complex.

Censorship[edit]

The BFG version of Doom II is censored. The red cross on health replenishing items has been replaced with a red-and-white pill symbol, all textures containing swastikas in the secret levels referencing Castle Wolfenstein have been removed, the SS guards in those levels have been replaced with regular Zombiemen and some levels were renamed.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doom 3: BFG Edition will light up store shelves in October". Warp Zoned. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ "New Doom 3 For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Supports Head-Mounted Displays". Kotaku. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  3. ^ http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=337145. Retrieved 18 July 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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