Doom Eternal, Bethesda and id Software’s sequel to 2016’s Doom reboot, narrowly snatches our Game of the Month honors for March 2020.
Hell on Earth
That phrase has a few meanings these days, but Hell on Earth was the original subtitle to the first Doom II. And some fans were originally confused as to why id didn’t dig it back up for last month’s blockbuster sequel, once you play it it’s fairly obvious.
But while I won’t give anything away in terms of the story (yes, there is one and it’s really cool), what I can tell you is that Doom Eternal is fun, fast, gory, and introduces some excellent new gameplay elements to the reborn series.
When you combine all of that, you get the winner of BrutalGamer’s 2020 Game of the Month.
By a nose
While Doom Eternal did in fact clearly win our GotM award for March, it didn’t exactly run away with it. March saw a shockingly decent array of marquee games get released. That included Eternal, but also Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Half-Life: Alyx.
Nintendo’s newest in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons lets players set sail for an island adventure. Once there, players were presented with new activities, and plenty of classic AC goodness. The game came within one vote of taking the award from the above winner.
So what of Half-Life’s first sequel (it’s actually a prequel… kind of) in years and first VR title period? Well, it lost out on the award by two votes. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth your time.
The game truly is one of the most immersive virtual reality experiences out there, despite its ‘teleport’ gameplay. And yes, it features all of the excellent production values that you’s expect from Valve.
Rounding things out, just to give it a little love, is Persona 5 Royal. While it didn’t exactly threaten for GotM honors, it did get a vote from one of our writers, so we might as well mention that one as well. Worth checking out if you’re into JRPG’s? Yeah, probably.