Parents' Guide to

Doom Eternal

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody good shooter for adults with strong stomachs.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 13+

Great Game, some concerns

before i say anything, i want to put this out there: THIS GAME DOES NOT PROMOTE SATANISM, THE WHOLE PLOT OF THE GAME IS TO KILL DEMONS NOT HELP THEM. I've played the DOOM games for a while now, they are really fun, they say they are 17+ but i dissagree, it is a violent game, but it has been proven over and over again that video games DO NOT cause violence, the media will take school shootings and blame it on video games the shooter played such as doom or call of duty, and ignore the other issues in that persons life what im trying to say is the violence wont mold your kid into a serial killer who rips peoples faces off. yes,it has alot of gore, the main character isnt evil though, hes trying to save humanity, so it isnt a bad role model of a character eithier. honestly id recommend it for kids 13+, it shouldnt be for little kids considering that they are too young to see violence of this level, but its not just for adults with freetime. it is for teenagers and above.
3 people found this helpful.
age 13+
I and my 13 year old quite enjoyed playing this game. I didn’t have to watch over him playing or anything, because although it is very gory, it has a plot of a good guy saving people. It’s not like grand theft auto where I watch him while he plays.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (120 ):

While this has the relentless and fast-paced action the series is known for, this sci-fi first-person shooter sequel has added some depth to its combat. In Doom Eternal, the events of the previous game have led to a demonic occupation of Earth. It's a good thing you're the Doomslayer. Not only do you have an assortment of guns and other weapons, you can now customize them, your armor, and yourself in interesting ways, and thus take on your enemies based on your choices and play style. What's new in this bloody adventure is that, because there's not a lot of resources lying around, you now have to perform violent finishing moves on your enemies to get them to drop whatever supplies they might have in their pockets. Also, if you play the new online mode, Battlemode, you can be not only the Doomslayer, but also one of two demons trying to destroy him.

Although all the new layers to the gameplay make the action interesting, and it still has the same kind of fast and furious shooting this series has always excelled at, it does have some minor issues. Its story is somewhat shallow, and it would've been more effective if the gun battles were set in the ruins of famous world cities instead of generic-looking locations. Similarly, the jumping and climbing parts -- which now include the ability to cling to and jump off of certain cliff faces -- work fine, but these traversal sections are the game's weakest moments. Still, these aren't so much issues as they are bummers, and only slightly take away from the unrelenting and unforgiving fun that is Doom Eternal.

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