As a PC gamer there's not that many titles that bring a smile to my face when somebody mentions them but Doom is one of those legendary titles. Doom Shareware ate up many hours of my life as a younger self, with it's maze like level design, a melodically (But shamefully ripped off) delicious soundtrack, tons of guns and running as fast as the speed of sound through those levels.
As somebody that has tried to play Doom 3 but failed due to none of the widescreen fixes working so I was pretty pleased to hear that the DooM BFG edition had all three of them packaged together with the Resurrection of Evil expansion. So I was able to play Doom 3 finally in widescreen at 1080p with no issues.
Doom 3 is a fairly interesting title as it throws away a lot of the elements that made Doom the classic that many people have fond memories of and goes for a more horror filled jump scare approach, with the iconic monster closets making an appearance, but only as a jumpscare, another thing with Doom 3 is it tries to have more of a story based approach by taking cues from other games that were around at the time (Half Life especially) and having audio logs to put the narrative forward in which Doom 3 predates Bioshock by three years.
My main issue with Doom 3 however is the linearity of the game. With some tropes that would appear later on in gaming, such as "door won't open unless specific event happens" Though I had a bit of fun with Doom 3, despite characters not being very well fleshed out and motivations not really making sense (ID have never been great with stories) but alas there are things I really like about it, such as the first encounter with the Imp shooting the fireball and the wonderful half mechanical Pinkie running through the glass but despite all this I still feel that Doom 3 is lacking that special something. Despite having things that weren't in the game at launch (Torch being the main thing)
Also the boss battle with the cyberdemon is pretty anticlimatic.
The single player is solid but yet unremarkable, with some pretty atrocious sound in which the main assualt rifle sounds like a childs potato gun and the pistol feels like a toy, but the Chainsaw at least feels like a chainsaw.
Multiplayer is unfortunately not great, with a small community and still using peer to peer networking that side suggests to me that it's a console port... Of a PC game. (Let that sink in for a moment)
On Ressurection Of Evil. Same story, unremarkable single player filled with reused enemies, gravity gun and a time mechanic that feels like wasted potential but the hell level and the boss fight with Maledict is solid.
Lost missions, they should have stayed lost. Great idea, not enough there but nice freebie.
Overall I'd recommend it if it was on sale and you had a weekend free, untill then with it's glaring PC issues (I like having the options for 144HZ monitors and graphics options though, netcode, P2P and No LAN play kills it)