Mick Gordon's metal score ensures you're constantly on-edge during DOOM Eternal's noisier moments, while things are dialled down when required. The squelch of cleaved, crack of bones, and the 'pop' sound when you pull out a Cacodemon's eye are all perfect.
Nothing short of miraculous, DOOM Eternal looks completely astonishing, even if it makes your console whirr like it's about to take off. Environments are epic in scope and the game's destructible demonic hordes are not only drenched in detail, but also just begging to have big chunks blasted out of them.
Ferocious, fast, and frantic, DOOM Eternal plays like a dream. It's FPS nirvana, revelling in stomach-turning nastiness with everything from the chainsaw to the hellish Crucible sword; a big blood punch that batters multiple enemies; the formidable Super Shotgun with its meathook; and the iconic, almighty BFG9000. What's not to love?
A weighty campaign brimming with replay value and secrets to track down, DOOM Eternal's single-player alone would be more than enough. That there's the 2v1 multiplayer Battlemode is simply the icing on a very delectable cake. Polished and impeccably well-presented, Eternal is a sequel that outstrips its predecessor.
A very good set of achievements that mostly cover the single-player campaign and its collectibles. There's a smattering of objectives connected to the multiplayer Battlemode, encouraging you to have a dabble online. Beating Extra Life Mode with ten extra lives left over might be a bit of a tall order, though.